Overlord (novel series)

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Overlord
オーバーロード
(Ōbārōdo)
GenreDark fantasy,[1] isekai[2]
Novel series
Written byKugane Maruyama
Published byArkadia
Shōsetsuka ni Narō
Original run2010 – present
Light novel
Written byKugane Maruyama
Illustrated byso-bin
Published byEnterbrain
English publisher
DemographicMale
Original runJuly 30, 2012 – present
Volumes13
Manga
Written bySatoshi Ōshio
Illustrated byHugin Miyama
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComp Ace
Original runNovember 26, 2014 – present
Volumes12
Anime television series
Directed byNaoyuki Itō
Minoru Ashina (OVA)
Produced by
  • Shō Tanaka
  • Kazufumi Kikushima
  • Satoshi Fukao
  • Noritomo Isogai
  • Yuki Yoshida
Written byYukie Sugawara
Music byShūji Katayama (Team-MAX)
StudioMadhouse
Studio Puyukai (OVA)
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS, TV Aichi, BS11, MBS
Original run July 7, 2015 October 2, 2018
Episodes39 + OVA
Anime television series
Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades
Directed byMinoru Ashina
Produced byMinoru Ashina
StudioStudio Puyukai
Original run September 25, 2015 October 2, 2018
Episodes34
Anime film series
Overlord: The Undead King
Overlord: The Dark Warrior
Directed byNaoyuki Itō
Written byYukie Sugawara
Music byShūji Katayama (Team-MAX)
StudioMadhouse
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2017 (Part 1)
March 11, 2017 (Part 2)
Runtime117 minutes (Part 1)[3]
108 minutes (Part 2)[4]

Overlord (オーバーロード, Ōbārōdo) is a Japanese light novel series. It was written by Kugane Maruyama and the picture in the series are drawn by so-bin. Thirteen volumes of this light novel have been published since July 30, 2012. The author has said that he has planned for 20 novels but if it becomes popular he may write more volumes. There is a manga based on this light novel by Satoshi Ōshio. The art in the manga is by Hugin Miyama. It started from November 26, 2014 in Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Comp Ace.

There is an anime television series based on this light novel by Madhouse. It has 3 seasons with 13 episodes each. The first season aired from July 7 to September 29, 2015. The second season ran from January 9 to April 3, 2018 and the third season from July 10, 2018 to October 2, 2018. The scriptwriter for the anime series said that the fourth season of the series was "extremely likely" to be produced.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Over Lord Fantasy RPG Light Novels Gets Manga". Anime News Network. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  2. Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 6, 2018). "New Isekai Quartet Anime Project Crosses Over Overlord, Re:Zero, Tanya, Konosuba Franchises". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  3. 劇場版総集編 オーバーロード 不死者の王 (2017). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. 劇場版総集編 オーバーロード 漆黒の英雄 (2017). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. "Overlord Season 4 release date: Sequel is 'extremely likely' says scriptwriter – Kugane Maruyama's Overlord light novel series ending with Volume 17 [Spoilers]". Monsters and Critics. August 5, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.

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