Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Movie Announces 2024 Release Date

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KADOKAWA has released a video for the upcoming Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom anime movie (Seiou Koku Hen/Holy Kingdom Arc) that announces its release window: 2024.

The video sees a masked Demiurge declaring to the titular Sacred Kingdom, “I’ve come to turn this kingdom into a hell… Where screams, shrieks, and curses, echo eternally!”

Like the anime series, Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom will be directed by Naoyuki Itou at Madhouse

Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom was announced in 2021. The anime series began in 2015, with the fourth season premiering in July 2022. Overlord is based on the light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin, which Yen Press describes as:

For twelve years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild’s glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens-and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues’ gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning…

Meanwhile, the synopsis of Volume 12, which is the first part of “The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc,” is:

The Sacred Kingdom has enjoyed a great many years without war thanks to a colossal wall constructed after a historic tragedy. They understand best how fragile peace can be. When the terrible demon Jaldabaoth takes to the field at the head of a united army of monstrous tribes, the Sacred Kingdom’s leaders know their defenses are not enough. With the very existence of the country at stake, the pious have no choice but to seek help wherever they can get it, even if it means breaking taboo and parlaying with the undead king of the Nation of Darkness!

Overlord was originally a web novel that began publication on Arcadia in 2010. It later appeared on Shousetsuka ni Narou starting in 2012. The light novels began in 2012 and have 16 volumes as of July 2022. The light novel series has inspired a manga adaptation and a manga spin-off. There are also a few Overlord video games.


Cast

Satoshi Hino as Ainz
Yumi Hara as Albedo
Masayuki Katou as Demiurge


Source: KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel

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