Overlord Anime Movie – The Overlord X Yojo Senki, Joint press conference announced a two part movie adaptation for Overlord Anime, which is slated to release in February 2017 and March 2017. Along with that the new key visual for the movie was released and the release date for the movie was announced.
Overlord Anime Movie Adaptation
The first part of the movie is titled as “Overlord : The Undead King” and will open in Japanese theaters on February 25th 2017 and the second part of the movie titled as “Overlord : The Dark Warrior” will be released on 11th March 2017. The titles of these two movies are taken from the original light novel which are in the first two volumes.
The movies will contains new scenes and new characters, the original character designer (and original novel illustrator) So-Bin drew rough drafts for new characters. Also the Band/Musical Group “MYTH&ROID” who created theme song for the original anime series, will once again compose new theme song for these two movies.
The original Overlord Anime is based on the Light Novel “Overlord,” written by “Maruyama Kugane” and the light novel got television anime adaptation in the year 2015 which consisted run-time of 13 episodes. MyAnimeList describes the synopsis for the Overlord Anime in following way :-
The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.
Judging from the titles of the movies, both the movies will contain half recap and half new content. However this is nothing more than a simple guess, we have to wait for more details. Its also possible that after the movie the Anime might get a second season, and the movies are just there for the opening act of Overlord season 2 . Since the movies will cover a completely new content, it becomes a clear indication that there is still more to the story.