Overlord IV anime reveals creditless opening video, new visual for Albedo, and more cast

Screenshot from episode 1 of the fourth season of Overlord, featuring eager Albedo.
Screenshot from Overlord Season 4 Episode 1, featuring eager Albedo. Pic credit: Madhouse

On July 12, 2022, Overlord IV revealed a video of the creditless version of the opening theme song “HOLLOW HUNGER” by OxT – a Japanese musical group signed to Pony Canyon and Kadokawa. The duo consists of vocalist/guitarist Masayoshii Oishi and guitarist Tomohiro Oshima, who is known professionally as “Tom Hack” (stylized as Tom-H @ ack).

The duo made their debut in 2013, after they previously collaborated for the anime TV series Ace of Diamond. Their music has also been featured in anime series, such as Prince of Stride, Hand Shakers, and SSSS.Gridman. The rock song “HOLLOW HUNGER” has a great dark, gothic feeling that goes well with the horror anime.

You can watch the video on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Video featuring the opening theme song “HOLLOW HUNGER”.

The ending theme song titled “No Man’s Dawn” is performed by Mayu Maeshima. You can watch Mayu Maeshima’s music video for “No Man’s Dawn” on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

Music video featuring the song “No Man’s Dawn”.

Episode 1 of Overlord IV, the fourth TV anime season based on Kugane Maruyama’s Overlord light novel series, was especially well-received by Albedo X Ains shippers. In a certain scene, Albedo begs Ains to sit on his lap. Ains allows her to do so and is captivated by how good Albedo smells. As soon as Albedo notices this she insists that Ains can smell her as much as he wants.

This scene was so popular Crunchyroll posted a clip of it on their official YouTube website and it has already gained more than 900k views! You can watch the clip here:

Clip from Episode 1 of Overlord IV featuring Albedo letting Ains sniff her.

Overlord Season 4 Episode 2 features two new characters. Philip Dayton L’Eyre Montserrat is played by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. Impoverished noble, Philip, plans to make allies with the nobles, who have recently gained titles after the war. In order to do this, he wants to use the Sorcerer Kingdom and approaches Albedo in order to make her his ally.

However, later at the ball when he puts his arm around her, Albedo grinds her teeth out of disgust. Although, Philip wants to try and court Albedo his chances of winning her heart are slim to none. In fact, if he dares to touch her like that again, his days might be numbered.

His character design can be seen here:

Character design for Philip Dayton L'Eyre Montserrat.
Character design for Philip Dayton L’Eyre Montserrat. Pic credit: @mantan-web.jp

Another new character, Vestrure Kloff Di Laufen, is played by Shiro Saito. Vestrure is a martial arts and sword master.

His character design can be seen here:

Character design for Vesture Kloff Di Laufen.
Character design for Vesture Kloff Di Laufen. Pic credit: @mantan-web.jp

Overlord IV premiered on July 5 and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan!

Who are the members of the production team?

Overlord IV production team members include:

  • Director – Naoyuki Itou
  • Script writer – Yukie Sugawara
  • Character designer – Satoshi Tasaki
  • Animation – Madhouse

Who are the cast members?

Overlord IV cast members include:

  • Satoshi Hino – Ains Ooal Gown
  • Yumi Hara – Albedo
  • Sumire Uesaka – Shalltear Bloodfallen
  • Emiri Kato – Aura Bella Fiora
  • Yumi Uchiyama – Mare Bello Fiore
  • Masayuki Katou – Demiurge
  • Kenta Miyake – Cocytus

What is the new key visual of Albedo about?

When Albedo goes to the kingdom as the leader of a magical delegation she impresses the aristocrats with her overwhelming grace and beauty, and is wearing a stunning dress, which can be seen here:

Character designs of Albedo in two different dresses.
Character designs of Albedo in two different dresses. The first dress is worn by Albedo when she makes her first appearance in the kingdom. The second dress is the one she wears to the ball held by her admirer Philip. Pic credit: mantan-web.jp

The Overlord franchise will also be getting a film that will cover the Sei Okoku-hen (Holy Kingdom Arc) story of the books!

What is the plot of Overlord?

The story begins when a popular online game called Yggdrasil is shut down one day, but protagonist Momonga decides not to log out. Momonga manifests within the game as one of the avatars he played that happens to be the skeleton of an all-powerful mage. The world continues to grow and the NPCs (Non-player characters) begin to develop emotions. Not being tied down by parents, friends or a place in society, Momonga decides to take over this new game world.

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