Overlord: Will The Anime Return For Season 4?

Overlord

So, we have been witnessing a premiere of the 2nd installment of Overlord in January 2018. It seems that the current season of the anime has surpassed its predecessor. The viewers were impressed and left thereby excellent reviews to the sophomore adaptation. Perhaps you remember that many fans doubted that Overlord could have another installment.

Nonetheless, MADHOUSE Inc. opted to adapt more volumes from the original series of light novels. The second season of Overlord comes to an end on April 3, 2018. Without a doubt, many of you wonder whether there will be a third season of the anime? In short, we were confident that the next season of Overlord would happen. There were a lot of factors that pointed out the likely decision on renewal. Fortunately, we were right. It was officially announced today on the official website of the anime that Overlord had been renewed for a third season.

Below is our forecast on the subject as well as the official teaser. We suggest you read our small study to find out why we believed in the renewal.

Above all, Madhouse possesses enough source material for another television adaptation. The first installment of Overlord covered three light novels, while the next season titled Overlord II adapted three more books. As a result, we expect that a future chapter, possible titled Overlord III will cover volumes 7 through 9. Besides, the ninth novel ends with a cliffhanger, which could serve a logical conclusion of the third season. Of course, we regard thereby a 13-episodes cour. By the way, the 13th volume of the series of light novels will be issued on April 27, 2018. As a result, there is enough data for Season 3 and reserve for Season 4. It seems that Overlord is a long-term project by Madhouse.

The next point in our forecast is the LN/BD/DVD sales of the franchise. According to the estimate, 5,200 - 8,500 items of Overlord II would be sold per week, a bold forecast, isn't it? Also, bear in mind that the 2nd season of the anime should boost the sales of the LN. As a result, the franchise seems to be commercially successful. Therefore, both Madhouse and Kugane Maruyama are interested in cooperation.

Finally, let's take a look at the response from the target audience. According to MyAnimeList, the second installment of Overlord holds a score of 8.07/10 > 31,000 votes versus 8.05/10 (Season 1). This figure points out that the viewers were fully satisfied with the sophomore installment of the anime.

Summing up, all indications were that Madhouse is about to produce at least one more season of Overlord. There is plenty of source material for another television adaptation; the sales were excellent, and the estimate is pretty high; the second season of Overlord has received the brilliant reviews and ratings from the target audience. We concluded thereby that Overlord has a good chance for Season 3.

What's The Anime Overlord About?

If you have not watched this fantasy anime, we suggest you read a brief overview of Overlord below. If you did, you might scroll down to learn more about the release date for Overlord III.

The story focuses on a protagonist nicknamed Momonga. He is one of the advanced players of the popular DMMORPG called Yggdrasil. Momonga refused to exit the game when the servers were about to shut down. To his surprise, Momonga discovered that the game hasn't concluded. As a result, he found himself trapped in the form of his game avatar, a powerful and almighty skeleton, who now rules this virtual world. That's how Momonga turned into the Overlord. Having no way to escape the virtual reality, Momonga opted to explore the world to find out the way out.

Season 3 Release Date

As we have mentioned, we were almost sure that MADHOUSE Inc. is about to produce one more season of Overlord. The 2nd installment came to an end on April 3, 2018. Given the recent hiatus between two previous seasons, in the case of renewal, the production on Season 3 could take up to three more years. But we expected that Overlord could get the early renewal. Fortunately, we were right. The anime returned for its third installment (Overlord III) on July 10, 2018.

What About Season 4?

Season 4 is yet to be announced. Therefore, we are looking forward to the official announcement from MADHOUSE Inc. We'll update this article as soon as the studio release any actual news. For now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.