Overlord Season 5 could be a longer wait, but a movie is on the cards!
Isekai anime with the game master trope has given us some of the best series in recent times. Popular titles like Sword Art Online, No game No life, and Log have become cult classics in this genre which have used the gaming mechanics to their best.
Similarly, back in 2015, the anime adaption of Kugane Maruyama s’ light novel series titled Overlord took the community by storm with its dark fantasy story coupled with memorable characters.
The premise is set in the dystopian world of YGGDRASIL, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (DMMO-RPGs) which was released in 2126 and is extremely popular in Japan due to its expansive map and high player freedom.
12 years later, the game is about to end with Momonga, the guild leader, and the only player remaining is waiting until the server is shut down. He goes for a walk in the game and takes with him Sebas, the butler, and combat maids called Pleiades, who are all non-player characters or NPCs.
He goes into the throne room of the great tomb of Nazarick, where he meets with Albedo, another NPC with horns and black wings. He changes her settings to someone who is deeply in love with him the timer counts down, but it starts as soon as it ends.
Momonga is still in the game, becoming his inhuman character, and the NPC is moving on their own will and volition. It’s a mystery to him, and so he starts to act by first gathering the guardians and followed by all of them pledging their loyalty to him.
Momonga gives orders to the guardians and Sebus to collect and find out where the other players are in the world and what caused his strange development.
Overlord has remained a popular dark fantasy isekai, and it’s no wonder why seven after its release, fans are demanding further installments in the form of Overlord Season 5.
Will there be Overlord season 5? If so, when will it release? To find the answers to these questions, keep scrolling as we bring you the latest news and updates about Overlord season 5.
Overlord is rated 7.9/10 and ranked #683 with 1.4 million members on MyAnimeList.
Overlord season 1 aired from 7th July 2015, to 29th September 2015 for 13 episodes. The series was renewed for a second season which ran from 10th January 2018 to 4th April 2018 for 13 episodes.
Overlord season 3 aired from 11th July 2018 to 2nd October 2019 for 13 episodes. The fourth season premiered on 5th July 2022 and ran till 27th September 2022 for 13 episodes.
As of writing, there is no information from the studio Madhouse on the renewal of Overlord season 5.
|Overlord season 1||7th July 2015|
|Overlord season 2||10th January 2018|
|Overlord season 3||11th July 2018|
|Overlord season 4||5th July 2022|
|Overlord season 5||Yet to be Announced|
Studio Madhouse has remained consistent with its renewal, considering how successful the series has been in Blu-Ray sales, which sold 8,427 copies of Volume 1.
As of October 2022, Overlord IV Vol. 1 sold 3,236 copies and was ranked #5 in Japan’s Top 10 Weekly Anime Blu-ray and DVD Sales Ranking for 24th October 2022 to 30th October 2022.
So, the question is, if the series is financially successful, why isn’t Overlord season 5 announced yet?
The primary reason for the lack of renewal announcements is the availability of source material.
A single season of Overlord adapts three volumes of the light novels wherein by the end of Overlord of season 4, only two volumes, i.e., Volume 15 and Volume 16, were available for a potential fifth season. Hence, the Overlord season 5 renewal is yet to be announced.
With a lack of source material, the studio must wait until the light novel series is completed, following which the anime can return for a fifth season.
Considering the studio takes, on average, 3-4 years for a creating a new season and adding in the fact the light novel series needs to be completed, Overlord Season 5 trailer and Overlord Season 5 release date can be expected in 2025 at the earliest.
Overlord light novel is written by Maruyama and illustrated by sobin. It began serialization on the online website Arcadia in 2010 and was later acquired by Enterbrain in 2012.
The light novel has been collected into 16 volumes, with the latest issue released on 29th July 2022.
Overlord light novel is rated 8.6/10 and ranked #60 with 56k members on MyAnimeList.
Overlord manga is written by Satoshi Oshio and illustrated by Hugin Miyama. It began serialization in Comp Ace since 26th November 2014. The manga has been collected into 17 volumes, with the latest issue released on 24th June 2022.
Overlord manga is rated 8/10 and ranked #704 with 39k members on MyAnimeList.
On 19th August 2022, the series s’ official Twitter account confirmed Overlord: Holy Kingdom Arc is in production, and a key visual was released featuring Ains looming large over key characters.
For those fans who aren’t aware of the Holy Kingdom Arc, here is a brief introduction to its history and some key details of the arc.
Roble Holy kingdom is a human nation that is located to the southwest of the Re-Estize Kingdom on the southern part of the continent.
Similarly to the Re-Estize kingdom and the Baharuth empire, the holy kingdom was founded shortly after the defeat of the evil deities over 200 years ago in the new world timeline.
Ains first learns about the holy kingdom when he acquires a world map during the lizardman arc.Now despite technically being one nation, the holy kingdom is actually commonly divided into two sections which are sometimes referred to as the northern and southern holy kingdoms.
This is due to the geography of the holy kingdom somewhat separating the two sections, which caused them to develop independently.
Now being a holy kingdom, it is a highly religious state though not as much as the slain theocracy in which the religious authorities are the head of the government the head of state of the Roble holy kingdom is a monarch called the holy queen or the holy king respectively.
Order is maintained through the temples and the monarchy cooperating with one another; additionally, like the Re-Estize kingdom, the holy kingdom possesses nobles who hold some political and governmental authority.
This is more prevalent in the southern holy kingdom, where the monarchy has less influence and faces more opposition. Currently, while churches within the holy kingdom are technically under the control of the monarchy, they are mostly left, independent.
Overlord anime is directed by Naoyuki Itou and scripted by Yukie Sugawa. Characters are designed and animated by Takahiro Yoshimatsu. Music is composed by Shuji Katayama, and animation is produced by Studio Madhouse.
You can find the list of Overlord Season 5 characters and voice cast below:
|Momonga/Ains Ooal Gown||Satoshi Hino|
|Virtuous King of the Forest||Akeno Watanabe|
|CZ2128 Delta||Asami Seto|
|Solution Epsilon||Ayane Sakura|
|Nfirea Bareare||Ayumu Murase|
|Aura Bella Fiora||Emiri Katō|
|Yuri Alpha||Hiromi Igarashi|
|Gazef Stronoff||Hiroshi Shirokuma|
|Lizzie Bareare||Ikuko Tani|
|Peter Mork||Kazuyuki Okitsu|
|Entoma Vasilissa Zeta||Kei Shindou|
|Brain Unglaus||Koji Yusa|
|Narberal Gamma||Manami Numakura|
|Nemu Emmot||Marika Kōno|
|Lupusregina Beta||Mikako Komatsu|
|Khajiit Dale Badantel||Minoru Inaba|
|Lukeluther Volve||Natsuki Hanae|
|Dyne Woodwonder||Ryōta Takeuchi|
|Sebas Tian||Shigeru Chiba|
|Shalltear Bloodfallen||Sumire Uesaka|
|Nigun Grid Luin||Takehito Koyasu|
|Mare Bello Fiore||Yumi Uchiyama|
Overlord Season 5 might be a rather long wait, but the good news is the movie will be on the big screen pretty soon.