A new key visual (below) is now available online for Overlord: The Dark Warrior, the 2nd part of the 2-part theatrical anime film based on the series of dark fantasy light novels written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin.
An English language version of the Overlord light novels is released by Yen Press. The 2015 Overlord TV series is licensed for distribution in North America by Funimation, who describe the series as follows:
“From the studio that brought you Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life comes a series that takes place in the world of Yggdrasil, an MMORPG that’s scheduled to be shut down permanently. With no family or friends outside the game, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As the servers go dark, he discovers that the world inside the game continues to change as NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own. With a new world at his fingertips, Momonga decides to use his power and skill to take control of Yggdrasil and become its overlord.”
The Overlord 2-part compilation film is directed by Naoyuki Itō and features animation by Madhouse. The 1st part, The Undead King, hits Japanese theaters on February 25, 2017. The 2nd part, The Dark Warrior, will be released on March 11, 2017.
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