Funimation & Crunchyroll To Stream Overlord Season 2!

January 9, 2018

Popular anime streaming sites Funimation and Crunchyroll recently announced that the websites will stream English dubbed version of television anime series Overlord II. The release date of the anime are not provided by either of the streaming sites so far.

 

The television anime is based on Overlord novel series written by Kugane Maruyama.

The series will premiere on the AT-X channel on Tuesday at 10:30 pm. It will later air on other television channels such as Tokyo MX, MBS, TV Aichi and BS11. The second season will also stream on the Hikari TV and AbemaTV services. The first season of the Overlord anime series premiered in Japan in July 2015.

Overlord is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It began serialization online in 2010, before being acquired by Enterbrain. Twelve volumes have been published since July 30, 2012. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. Both the light novels and the manga are licensed in North America by Yen Press, with a release date of November 8, 2016.

 

Summary:
In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game or DMMORPG called Yggdrasil was released. It stands out among all other DMMORPG's due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense 12-year run the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exist a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only 4 of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game. Of those 4 only one, an elder lich character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader and maintaining their headquarters, The Great Tomb of Nazarick. He invites the remaining guild members but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their real lives to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.

 

When the shut-down time arrives however, Momonga finds that the game hasn't vanished. Instead it appears as if Yggdrasil has been recreated as its own reality along with its various NPC's having been brought to life while Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions, such as General Message, or even to log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if anyone from 'the real world' is also in this new world with him. Taking on the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, a message to any other players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt figure out what has happened while searching for anyone, or anything, that could help him solve this mystery.

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