I have a great passion for animation series. Want to know how this passion grew? It is Overload which led me to be an anime lover. And of course, the passion is still alive in my heart.
Without season 4, we won’t know if Ainz will be able to conquer Yggdrasil’s whole world. Or someone strong will stop him?
From the end of Overload season 3, I am eagerly waiting for the next season that’s Overlord Season 4. And I am sure, you have also thrust to see the sequel of this animation series. And the good news is that Overlord Season 4 release date is going to be either January 2022 or it may be delayed to April 2022.
And you can be glad that you are going to get all the answers here about Overlord. Then should you wait for more? No way. Just dive in.
How Many Seasons Are There In Overlord?
For the animation lovers, today I’m going to talk about the series named Overlord. It is a Japanese animation and the genre is dark fantasy.
The series is based on a novel written by Yukie Sugawara and was directed by Minoru Ashina. The story is based on a young man trapped in a video game and thus the story goes on.
The first episode of the first season was aired on July 7, 2015. Along with that, the anime has got so many good reviews and it has gone for two more episodes. The last episode of season 3 was aired on October 2, 2018.
It has got so popular with the release of each season and the story has got more interesting. Each season has 13 episodes and everyone is waiting for Overlord season 4.
Without season 4 we won’t know if Ainz will be able to conquer Yggdrasil’s whole world. Or someone strong will stop him?
Reading light novels is the only way we get to know what will happen in the sequel. Even though fans are eagerly waiting for this season after watching 3 seasons.
Will There Be Season 4?
Well, as you have seen this series has so much popularity among anime lovers, so everyone really wants to see what happens in the next season.
People have given ratings generously to this anime and there are only positive reviews about it. So we can expect that there can be the next season.
Again the scriptwriter of the anime series has expressed the possibility of having the fourth season and said that it was “extremely likely” that a fourth season will be produced. But as long as there is no official announcement, it can’t be sure that there will be season 4.
How Can We Figure Out That Overlord Season 4 Will Get Announced?
By looking at the popularity, sales, and source material, one can realize whether there will be a sequel of the series. Well, I do this all the time when I love a series so much. The method is very accurate that most of the time it comes true!
Here I am giving you the information I have gathered and told you whether you should expect season 4 of Overlord or not.
Overlord Season 4 Release Date: [Update: month20]
The fourth season is scheduled to be announced by early 2022 or the middle of 2022.
Source Material Information
The source material for Overlord is the light novel. If the light novel is still going on, we can expect that there will be a sequel to the series. But if it’s ending, then the fans will only have their broken heart.
Again, if the Overlord’s story is in the middle like Classroom of the Elite, there is a possibility that season 4 will see the light. That’s the reason why Classroom of the Elite season 2 has a better chance of release.
If light novels are left to adapt for the anime, then we can expect to have another season like Made in Abyss season 2 has a good possibility.
How Many Volumes Are There Of Overlord?
After the first release of the first volume on July 30, 2012, 14 volumes have been released now. The last volume was released on March 12, 2020. According to the author, Overlord will be finished with book 17.
There is also a manga series based on the light novel. And so far it has 13 books published.
How Many Light Novels Are Covered For The Overlord Series?
Each season of Overlord has covered three books. And till now nine books have been used for the anime. So the next season will start from light novel volume 10.
So, there is enough source material to have a new season and we can expect that.
Sales and Profit Information
It is about how much money the series is making. 15-25% of profit drop is reasonable for a sequel.
So we need to look into 2nd and 3rd sequel’s profit. If it is a huge drop, then the Overlord franchise is no longer profitable, for which Noragami season 3 is not announced yet.
Overlord Blu-ray sales
After the selling of 12,500 copies per volume in the first season, the second season couldn’t do well. It dropped to 7,000 copies, and in the third season, it was 6,500 copies.
Though the Blu-ray sales are dropping, I would say that the numbers are perfect. Because some books struggle to sell even 2,000 copies even in 2020. Here we can talk about One Punch Man which didn’t sell well but is a bit hit. And there is going to be One Punch Man season 3.
Light Novel Sales
The light novel sales of Overlord are one of the bestselling books per volume which is more than 200,000 copies.
Volume 14 sold more than 195,000 copies and was in the top 10 rankings. A single volume of Overlord sells more than both Wise Man’s Grandchild and Goblin Slayer’s combined sell.
There are around 20 figures available and 250 goods manufactured for Overlord. Though the numbers are not so impressive like Konosuba. It has got 1000 merch pieces and 90 figures when Konosuba season 3 still hasn’t been released.
The Overlord first season has 50 percent more merch and figures than the second and third one.
Overlord has a mobile game available called Mass For The Dead. The game is available in Japan and the USA. And it has 500,000 Dollars in revenue worldwide yet.
But the series hasn’t got any real games for PC. If the fans could play as Ainz Ooal and Demiurge, it would be so great.
The good news is the profit is not in bad condition even after three seasons. In fact, it’s good; the profit of the third season is just a bit less than the first season. However, it’s not a problem for the release of Overlord season 2 at all.
Popularity information means looking at the official website, Google trends, new merchandise, and social media.
Usually, first seasons are more popular than the sequels. Nothing exception happens here. In Overlord, the first season was so popular to do the next two seasons
In 2019, the Overlord official website was updated when volume 14 was released. The official Twitter account has 103,000 followers about the Overlord anime rebroadcast.
It is a surprise that the third season of Overlord was popular according to Google trends. Where in most of the cases sequels’ popularity falls, we can see that it was searched twice as many as the first season. That means it’s upholding its popularity which’s great.
New merchandise is a good indicator of how well a series is going. There was an announcement of three new figures already. And also for fans, there are T-shirts and Keychains to pre-order.
So, after all these indicators, we can say that the franchise is still a hot-cake. The fans are still with the series, even stronger than ever.
When Will Season 4 Come?
by early 2022 or the middle of 2022 was scheduled to be announced for the fourth season. But it is not confirmed yet by the anime creator.
It may take a little longer than expected for the release of season 4. However, the scriptwriter has already declared the possibility so we can take a breath. But the thing is, we can’t expect it to be released in 2021 and it’s very clear.
Well, I know for a series of such amazing plots it is very hard to keep waiting. But as we have waited a long time, we can wait a bit more.
Is It Worth Watching Overlord?
Well, if you want to know from me, then I will share my opinion. After watching the first season, I got so overwhelmed by it that I barely could wait for the second one.
The series has got a wonderful and unique plot that will grab your attention the whole time. And if you look at the ratings and reviews, you will have an idea of how good it is.
Okay, I am going to end the article with a few words. If you haven’t started watching Overlord yet, then I would suggest starting it.
The series is one of the best ones. I hope all of our waiting for overlord season 4 will come to end soon!