Overlord Season 4 trailer preview confirms the July 2022 release

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Both the 2022 Overlord Season 4 anime TV series and the Overlord: Holy Kingdom movie were announced at the same time. Pic credit: Studio Madhouse

The Overlord Season 4 release date has been confirmed for July 2022.

The exact broadcast time frame for the fourth season was announced during a special live YouTube program on March 12, 2022.

The event discussed many topics, including the light novel Overlord Volume 15 release date and the Isekai Quartet: Another World movie release date, but the highlight of the event was the Overlord Season 4 trailer.

The Overlord Season 4 trailer was released on March 12, 2022.

During the event, Overlord Season 4 voice actors Satoshi Hino (Ainz), Yumi Hara (Albedo), and Eimiri Kato (Aura Bella Fiora) were featured in a funny skit about the characters where they even did live dubbing of some scenes.

The first Overlord Season 4 preview trailer was released on December 17, 2021.

The initial announcement of the Overlord 4 anime TV series was made back in Spring 2021. What’s more, an Overlord movie covering the Holy Kingdom story arc was also officially confirmed!

Overlord Season 4 story confirmed

It’s also been confirmed that the new Overlord anime projects will cover the story arcs of Kugane Maruyama’s light novel series up through the Paladin of the Holy Kingdom arc.

“Total episode count and how far the story will go are still a secret, but honestly, it seems like I hear the clamor of footsteps charging up from behind,” said Maruyama. “Yikes. But ignoring the pressure that an author feels, I will genuinely be delighted to have you all enjoy the show. But really, yikes…”

Therefore, it seems likely that the Overlord Season 4 anime TV show will adapt light novel Volumes 10, 11, and 12. Then the Overlord movie will adapt Volume 13, finishing off the Paladin of the Holy Kingdom story arc.

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The key visual for the Overlord Season 4 anime released in December 2021. Pic credit: Studio Madhouse

Overlord Season 4 cast and studio

The returning Japanese voice actors for the Overlord Season 4 cast:

  • Satoshi Hino as Ains
  • Yumi Hara as Albedo
  • Sumire Uesaka as Shalltear
  • Emiri Katou as Aura
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Mare
  • Masayuki Katou as Demiurge
  • Kenta Miyake as Cocytus

The Overlord Season 4 announcement also confirmed that the main staff at animation studio Madhouse would be returning to produce Overlord Season 4.

Studio Madhouse is best known in recent years for No Game No LifeOne Punch ManNo Guns Life, and The Irregular at Magic High School (the 2020 Mahouka Season 2 anime was produced solely by Studio 8bit).

The Overlord Season 4 project will feature returning director Naoyuki Itou (No Guns Life). He’s been an episode director for many productions and has worked in various roles on popular franchises like Dragon Ball, Hunter x Hunter, and One Piece.

Writer Yukie Sugawara is also returning. As previously mentioned, Sugawara wrote the first three seasons of the script and series composition. The writer has worked on popular anime like Hina Logic, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Kino’s Journey, No Guns LifeRadiant, and Sword Art Online.

Character designer Satoshi Tasaki (Hunter x Hunter movie, Ace of Diamond) is returning. The Overlord Season 4 music composer hasn’t been confirmed yet, but in the past Shuji Katayama (Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars movie, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, So I’m a Spider, So What?) created the music.

The Overlord Season 4 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music hasn’t been announced yet.

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