Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom Reveals Main Trailer, Key Visual, September 20 Premiere

©Kugane Maruyama,PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION/OVERLORD:The Sacred Kingdom Movie Partners

The upcoming Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom anime movie has received a main trailer and key visual. 

It was also revealed that it will begin its general screening in Japan on September 20 JST, while IMAX screenings will begin earlier on September 13 JST.

The visual highlights the characters of the Roebel Sacred Kingdom, with Ainz and Jaldabaoth in the background. All of them also appear in the trailer, which previews the film’s battles and the theme song “WHEELER-DEALER” by OxT.

Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom was announced in 2021. The plot is described as:

Under the leadership of Sacred Queen Calca, the Roebel Sacred Kingdom enjoyed an era of peace, protected behind their great walls. However, that peace was easily destroyed by the sudden appearance of the Demon Emperor Jaldabaoth and the attack of the Demi-Human Alliance. Though the grandmaster of Roebel Sacred Kingdom’s Sacred Paladin Order, Remedios, and the high priestess, Kelart, gathered their forces to retaliate, they could not overcome the overwhelming difference in Jaldabaoth’s power, and their kingdom is now on the verge of collapse. Remedios travels with her order and her subordinate, Neia, to a certain kingdom in hopes of gaining power to counter Jaldabaoth. The name of that kingdom is Sorcerer Kingdom Ains Ooal Gown. It is a grotesque nation ruled by an undead and despised by those of the Sacred Kingdom—

Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will distribute the film in select territories.

The Overlord anime began in 2015 as TV anime and has four seasons as of 2022. It is based on the KADOKAWA-published light novels written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin, which began in 2012 and has 16th volumes as of 2022.

Yen Press describes the first volume of the light novels 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…

Overlord was originally a web novel that started publication on Arcadia in 2010, and on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2012. The franchise includes manga and video games.

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• Director: Naoyuki Ito (Overlord series)
• Character designer and chief animation director: Satoshi Tasaki (Overlord II and III
• Music composer: Team-MAX’s Shuji Katayama (Overlord series)
• Animation production: Madhouse


 Satoshi Hino as Ains
• Yumi Hara as Albedo
• Masayuki Kato as Demiurge
Yoshino Aoshima as Neia
• Hitomi Nabatame as Remedios
• Saori Hayami as Calca
Haruka Tomatsu as Kelart

Source: @over_lord_anime

Melvyn is one of Anime Trending's main news writers. Aside from anime, he can sometimes be found writing about Japanese/anime-related video games, VTubers, manga, and light novels. Occasionally, he'll put out a review or listicle too. Every anime season, he looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese.
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