Funimation Invites Anime Expo 2018 Attendees Into The Realm Of “OVERLORD III” with English Dub World Premiere Event

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Funimation announced today that it will host the English dub world premiere of “OVERLORD III,” Season 3 of the hit series “OVERLORD,” on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Anime Expo, the largest Japanese pop cultural event in North America. This special premiere event is part of an “OVERLORD III” launch celebration co-produced with partners KADOKAWA and BOOK?WALKER and created specifically for Anime Expo 2018, which will take place July 5-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Calif.

To commemorate the new season, Funimation, KADOKAWA and BOOK?WALKER will present series of events throughout the expo including a celebrity guest panel, daily autograph sessions as well as the North American premiere of Season 3 Episode 1. Together, the companies assembled an exciting roster of guests which features writer Kugane Maruyama, “OVERLORD” author of the original light novel that became the basis of the franchise. He will be joined by Director Naoyuki Ito, Producer Kazufumi Kikushima, English ADR Director Kyle Phillips and Chris Guerrero, the English voice of Ainz Ooal Gown. A complete schedule of events for the launch celebration follows.

Special Events Schedule at Anime Expo 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

       Autograph Sessions with Kugane Maruyama and Naoyuki Ito

       Location and time to be determined. Check BOOK?WALKER’s page here for schedule updates.

       Autograph Sessions with Kyle Phillips and Chris Guerrero

Funimation Booth (#3000) – Exhibit Hall – Los Angeles Convention Center. Time to be determined. Check Funimation’s bloghere for schedule updates.

Friday, July 6, 2018

       Autograph Sessions with Kugane Maruyama

       Location and time to be determined. Check BOOK?WALKER’s page here for schedule updates.

       Autograph Sessions with Naoyuki Ito, Kazufumi Kikushima, Kyle Phillips and Chris Guerrero

Funimation Booth (#3000) – Exhibit Hall – Los Angeles Convention Center. Time to be determined. Check Funimation’s bloghere for schedule updates.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

       Autograph Sessions with Kugane Maruyama and Naoyuki Ito

       Location and time to be determined. Check BOOK?WALKER’s page here for schedule updates.

       Autograph Sessions with Naoyuki Ito, Kazufumi Kikushima, Kyle Phillips and Chris Guerrero

Funimation Booth (#3000) – Exhibit Hall – Los Angeles Convention Center. Time to be determined. Check Funimation’s bloghere for schedule updates.

       Celebrity Guest Panel and “OVERLORD III” (Season 3) Episode 1 English Dub World Premiere

       Room LP2 – Los Angeles Convention Center. 4:30-6:30PM

YouTubers Gigguk and The Anime Man, host and translator respectively, will kick-off the celebrity guest panel with a roundtable discussion about the “OVERLORD” anime and light novel with the Japanese guests, which will be followed by the English dub world premiere of Season 3 Episode 1. Immediately after, they will take the stage again to moderate a lively conversation between Director Naoyuki Ito and the English dub guests Kyle Phillips and Chris Guerrero.

Fans are invited to submit questions in advance for the Japanese guest roundtable via BOOK?WALKER’s online form here. Deadline to submit questions is June 10, 2018.

OVERLORD III (Season 3) Synopsis

From MADHOUSE Inc., the studio behind Death Parade, Parasyte, and No Game No Life, comes the ultimate “trapped in a game” anime. On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to do… Momonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world.

All the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder—who exactly is trapped with who?

Episodes of the “OVERLORD” anime series are available via FunimationNow on demand in ad-free HD quality video on iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows 10 mobile apps, XBOX and PlayStation game consoles, Roku and at Funimation.com.

Both light novel and manga versions of “OVERLORD” are available online at BOOK?WALKER.com and via the BOOK?WALKER mobile app.

For more news about “OVERLORD III” (Season 3) at Anime Expo 2018, follow Funimation (TwitterFacebook) and BOOK?WALKER (TwitterFacebook).

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