At their official New York Comic Con panel, publishing company Yen Press announced that they have licensed both the “Overlord” light novel and manga series. No official release date was given, but the series is expected to be released sometime in 2016.
“Overlord” was original created by Kugane Maruyama in the light novel format. It has since been adapted into a manga and TV anime series. The anime series premiered in July and was streamed to fans outside of Japan by Funimation.
The “Overlord” anime series is directed by Naoyuki Itou with series composition by Yukie Sugawara. Music for the series was composed by Shuji Katayama. Original character designs for “Overlord” were by So-bin and were adapted for the anime by Takahiro Yoshimatsu. Madhouse is handling the animation production.
For those who are not familiar with “Overlord,” Anime News Network describes the series as follows:
“In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as ‘the most powerful wizard’.”
It goes on:
“The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.”