Any Overlord fans here excited about season 4? Or maybe you’re a new anime fan looking for a dark comedy fantasy series to enjoy? Well, here’s some good news: there’s now a brand new trailer for season 4 that even gives us a release date. Check it out below:

You Know an Anime is Popular When It Has 4 Seasons

Definitely putting the dark in dark fantasy here.

KADOKAWAAnime announced on YouTube that they were finally going to air season 4 of Overlord, 4 years after season 3 premiered back on July 10, 2018. In the last few seconds of the trailer, they reveal that we’re going to see season 4 in July 2022. Unfortunately, they don’t give any more specific a release date than that.

However, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they chose the same release window as they did back in Overlord season 3. This leads me to assume that season 4 will likely also see a release on July 10. Or at least, sometime in early July. Keep in mind though that this is still speculation until we hear anything official from KADOKAWAAnime or the animation studio Madhouse. Take it with a grain of salt until we hear otherwise.

Overlord: Details

"Overlord" season 4 key art.
You know it’s going to be a dark fantasy when you have a skeleton as the main character.

As you might expect from the main character Ainz/Mononga’s appearance, Overlord is a dark fantasy anime. However, it’s also a black comedy anime (as evidenced by Momonga’s own name, which is the Japanese name for the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel) as well as an isekai anime where an average Japanese salaryman ends up in a fantasy world. You know, like how a whole bunch of fantasy anime seem to be these days.

The dark fantasy in definitely present in the opening, but not the black comedy.

The official synopsis about Overlord from Crunchyroll gives us a bit more details about the anime. Particularly on the isekai aspect of it. Check it out below:

“When a popular MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down permanently, veteran player Momonga refuses to log out. As NPCs begin to develop personalities and minds of their own he decides to put his skills to use as the game’s new overlord.”

Interested? If so, then you can watch Overlord on either Crunchyroll or Funimation. You can watch all episodes in Japanese audio with English subtitles for free on Crunchyroll if you don’t mind ads. Funimation locks most of the episodes behind a paywall, which may be why Funimation is going to go the way of the dinosaurs. That’s another story for later though.

Source: KADOKAWAAnime YouTube, Crunchyroll, Funimation