It was once claimed that Ainz will lead the Sorcerer Kingdom into utter war with the Re-Estize Kingdom in the Overlord Season 5, as well as vacationing with the elves, and Overlord Season 5 will be a direct sequel to the film Overlord: Holy Kingdom.
But, now that Overlord Volume 18 has concluded the light book series, where does the Overlord Season 5 stand, and when will Overlord Season 5 be released? A lot of stuff related to the 5th season is yet to be disclosed, but it will most likely be created by Madhouse, a Japanese anime studio best known in recent years for No Game No Life, One Punch Man, and No Guns Life.
Studio Madhouse also released the Bibliophile Princess anime TV program in 2022 and based on the manga series, they also made the Kin no Kuni Mizu no Kuni film, also it’s worth noting that Madhouse is still working on Overlord sequels so we might watch Overlord Season 5 coming from them.
Overlord Season 5 Release Date
The anime studio of Overlord was not renowned for producing sequels for any other series adaption, thus producing 5 seasons is quite a treat for the fans. You might know that returning director Naoyuki Itou directed the 4th season and has worked as an episode director for several projects and in various capacities on notable series.
Yukie Sugawara, the writer, has also returned for Overlord Season 5, and Sugawara was the first official source to indicate that Season 4 was very likely and he wrote the first 3 seasons of the screenplay and series composition. Hina Logic, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Kino’s Journey, No Guns Life, Radiant, and Sword Art Online have all included the writer’s work, so expect the same quality work for Overlord Season 5.
Satoshi Tasaki returns as a character designer for the next season and the soundtrack was composed by Shuji Katayama, however, the music for the Overlord Season 5 OP and ED theme songs has yet to be confirmed. OxT performed the Overlord Season 4 OP “HOLLOW HUNGER,” which was mysterious and intense, just like the anime itself.
The 4th season premiered on Crunchyroll rather than Netflix, Hulu, VRV, Funimation, or Amazon Prime Video on July 5, 2022, so we might expect to watch Overlord Season 5 on those platforms.
Overlord Season 4 Episode 13 will be published on September 27, 2022, marking the 4th season’s conclusion, so we have to wait till then to know about Overlord Season 5. As of the most recent update, neither Studio Madhouse nor Kadokawa, nor any other entity involved in the anime’s development, have officially announced the Overlord Season 5 release date, so we might need to wait a little bit longer.
In the meanwhile, it’s feasible to guess when or if the Overlord Season 5 will be released: The Overlord anime TV series has always been renewed for good cause by the anime production committee: the Overlord BD Volume 1 sold 8,427 copies, the 3rd season’s Blu-Ray/DVD sales, 7,222 copies, actually surpassed the 2nd season’s and overseas streaming revenue was substantial.
It was formerly thought that an anime was required to sell over 3,000 disc copies in order to be considered sustainable for the 2nd season, but all of that has changed thanks to Crunchyroll, Funimation Now, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
What genre of anime is Overlord?
Overlord falls into the genre of dark fantasy and Isekai, and this is a Japanese light novel series written and drawn by Kugane Maruyama which started serializing online in 2010, before being purchased by Enterbrain. Since July 2012, 16 volumes have been released and Satoshi Shio’s manga adaption, with art by Hugin Miyama, began publication in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace. Since 2016, Yen Press has licensed both light novels and manga in North America, showing the success of anime.
Is Overlord worth watching?
Overlord is the type of anime that you start watching with trepidation, and if you have the advantage of not having watched programs like Sword Art Online, you will enjoy it. Although the narrative was familiar to some, the fundamental problems and clichés were not as the show rapidly distinguishes itself from its rivals by featuring a protagonist who enjoys playing the role of an adversary.
After a brief time of confusion, it’s nice to watch Ainz/Momon gain command of his people and powers so effortlessly, every action he does establishes his character as a veteran of MMORPG games: while he employs techniques as if he were playing a game, he is aware of the repercussions of his actions and accepts them without reservation.
The show’s art and music are beautifully complementary, and the characters are a good combination of strange, adorable, and obedient, so Overlord is definitely worth watching.