Is Overlord Season 5 canceled? 

Directed by popular Japanese animator and storyboard artist Naoyuki Itō, Overlord has successfully broadcasted its four back-to-back anime seasons. Recently the final episode of the Overlord Season 4, The Witch of the Falling Kingdom, came out and conveyed a few mind-blowing scenarios. The episode featured Renner’s demon form and it even hinted toward the next season with a quote that said “The End Begins.” So now the fans are ecstatic to hear news about Overlord Season 5. Let’s find out if Overlord considered one of the best isekai of all time has been renewed for another season, maybe its finale.

Overlord, initially a light novel written by Kugane Maruyama started serializing online in 2010. A few years later it was adapted into a manga by Satoshi Ōshio. Both the light novel and the manga have been licensed by Yen Press since 2016. 

Later Overlord received an anime adaptation in July 2015, licensed by none other than Crunchyroll. Encompassing 13 episodes in each season, Overlord season 1 aired in 2015 by director Naoyuki Itō. Its accomplishment brought out a second season which ran from January 2018 and then from July 2018. During the same year, Overlord Season 3 was also aired. After a big gap of four years, in 2022, the Overlord Season 4 came out which ran from July to September 2022. 

The Overlord light-novel series has 14 volumes at present with a note from the author that the story will end with Volume 17. That said, the Overlord anime adaptation by Madhouse Productions still has a long way to go. Given the go sign earlier this year, Overlord Season 4 had begun releasing updates on its upcoming season.

The anime is rated 7.92 on My Anime List!

Is there an Overlord Season 5 release date? 

Overlord IV had a run from July 5 to September 27, 2022, and that gives enough reason for fans to clamor for Overlord V. However, Studio Madhouse is yet to release anything official regarding Overlord Season 5. So till today, it’s all mere speculations.

The primary question is whether Overlord V has been renewed or canceled. For any season to be animated, at least there should be a material of 2 volumes. Overlord Season 4 covered light novel volumes 10, 11, and 14, while the movie adapted volumes 12 and 13. With the light novel series ending in Volume 17, another season, a finale can be on the cards. Though no news of Overlord Season 5 in production has been made, but with the demand and existing material, one can safely assume the series to get renewed for Overlord Season 5.

In the meantime, last year in May the Studio had promised an Overlord movie. This wouldn’t be the first time they are making a movie, previously the same studio produced two movies back in 2017. The 2 movies were – Overlord: The Undead King and Overlord: The Dark Warrior. The announcement for the Theatrical version of “Overlord” Holy Kingdom Edition has been made. A few days back, the Official Twitter account of Overlord made a tweet that roughly translates to, 


What was happening at that time――


Theatrical version of “Overlord” Holy Kingdom Edition

Currently in production! Stay tuned for more news!”

It is certain this new film will adapt Volumes 12 and 13 from the light novels and follow the canon events from these volumes. 

Though there is yet no announcement of a release date set for Overlord the Holy Kingdom, it can be assumed that this Overlord movie will make an appearance in theaters in 2023. 

is there an Overlord Season 5 trailer? 

Although the fans are eager for season 5 there is still no official assurance from the studio Madhouse. Nevertheless, the fans conclude it’s only a matter of time before they get Overlord Season 5 release date and a trailer. 

Just three months ago Overlord’s production team posted Season 4’s trailer which had gained over a million views. 

What will be Overlord Season 5 plot? 

The opening story of the anime series shows a multiplayer online role-playing game that exists in the year 2126. After a long 12 years of rundown, the game called YGGDRASIL decides to shut down. Ainz Ooal Gown, one of the most popular guilds of the game, is now all ruined as its 37 players have quitted.

During this time Momonga, the guild leader, who is in charge of the headquarter at Tomb of Nazarick gets imprisoned in the server while staying logged in. He in his avatar form finds out that he has been transferred into the World of gaming where all the non-living beings of the game had come to life.

On top of it, Momonga realizes he does not have access to any general features of the game. While struggling to survive in such a world he also looks for others who might be in the same situation. If anything he also understands that his avatar form is not afraid of killing others in order to win.

The story has traveled far since it was first adapted to anime series and now after firing its successful fourth season that featured events from volumes 10,11 and 14, just as the past three seasons also had adapted a total of three volumes, the fans seem to be under the impression there will only be an Overlord Season 5 after the manga circulates its 17th volume.

Besides the 17th, the forthcoming series is assumed to further include 15th and 16th volumes. The 12th and 13th volumes are currently being adapted into an Overlord movie. Maruyama, the writer of the light novel, had hinted at the fact that the 17th volume will be the end which he later corrected and said that the series will end at its 18th volume. So there are odds of Overlord Season 5 featuring volume 18 too. 

How many episodes will Overlord Season 5 have?

Overlord Season 1 to 4 had 13 episodes each and began airing in 2015. It is presumed that Overlord Season 5 is also likely to have 12-13 episodes, mere speculations based on the past. Each episode will be titled differently, similar to its earlier seasons.

The Overlord Season 5 studio – Madhouse Productions is well known for One-Punch Man, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, and many more titles!

Where will Overlord Season 5 stream? 

After the anime adaptation of the light novel, the series first aired on Crunchyroll. Later Funimation started to stream the episodes, that too the English dubbed versions. Currently, all the existing episodes are also available on Hulu, Tubi, YouTube (paid), and Amazon Prime Video. 

It has been established that Overload Season 5 will have no exceptions and fans should be able to enjoy the series on Crunchyroll. 

Who will be part of the Overlord Season 5 cast and characters? 

The Japanese behind the voice actors list has stayed almost the same and in the future, they are expected to make another comeback for Overlord Season 5 since the audience is familiar with their voices from the beginning. 

The actors below are expected to be accompanied by new voices in case there are any additional characters who appear in the way. 

  • Satoshi Hino as Momonga/ Ainz
  • Yumi Hara as Albedo
  • Emiri Kato as Aura
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Mare
  • Sumire Uesaka as Shalltear
  • Masayuki Katou as Demiurge
  • Kenta Miyake as Cocytus
  • The English voice cast actors; 
  • Chris Guerrero as Momonga/ Ainz
  • Elizabeth Maxwell as Albedo
  • Jill Harris as Aura
  • Megan Shipman as Mare
  • Felecia Angelle as Shalltear
  • Jeff Johnson as Demiurge
  • Bryan Massey as Cocytus
  • Original Character Design: So-bin
  • Character Design: Satoshi Tasaki

The main production staff from Madhouse is speculated to return for Overlord Season 5 along with the staff that includes

  • Director: Naoyuki Itou
  • Series Script Supervisor: Yukie Sugawara
  • Original Character Design: So-bin
  • Character Design: Satoshi Tasaki

What is the correct order of watching Overlord?

The proper order for the main Overlord plotline follows

  • Overlord Season 1

Number of episodes: 13

Air date: From July 7, 2015, to September 29, 2015

  • Overlord The Undead King
  • Overlord The Dark Hero

Duration: The 2 movies together last a little over 3 hours.

Issue date: February 25, 2017, and March 11, 2017. 

  • Overlord Season 2

Number of episodes: 13

Issue date: From January 9, 2018, to April 3, 2018

  • Overlord Season 3

Number of episodes: 13.

Issue date: From July 10, 2018, to October 2, 2018.

  • Overlord Season 4

Number of episodes: 13.

Issue date: From July 5, 2022, to September 27, 2022.

  • “Overlord The Movie: The Holy Kingdom” movie 

The Overlord movie got announced along with Overlord season 4 of the anime. It will follow the canon events of the story. It is expected that the franchise will expand history rather than summarize it. It is a signal that Overlord Season 5 might get announced.

The list excludes the additional spin-offs which are not relevant to the main story.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Overlord Season 5 and in case you have not watched the previously broadcasted four seasons yet, go check them out, and also don’t forget to include the major Overlord anime series and movies in your list too. 

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