The announcement last year
The announcement last year

Last year August it was announced that the anime adaptation of Kugane Maruyama’s light novel, Overlord/オーバーロード was confirmed to be in production. Now, we’ve found out that the casting of the anime will be almost the same as the voice actor/actresses for the drama CDs and release of first visual key of the upcoming series.

The producers promised that more information will be released in Anime Japan 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight on 21-22 March 2015.

The main cast
The main cast

Now, let’s have a look at what we know now. Confirmed castings are Hino Satoshi (Shakugan no Shana, Log Horizon) as Ainz Ooal Gown/Momonga (Level 5 Overlord; Level 10 Necromancer), Hara Yumi (Log Horizon, Trinity Seven) as as Albedo (Level 10 Imp; Level 10 Guardian), Katou Emiri (Log Horizon, Bakemonogatari) as Aura Bella Fiore (Level 5 Beast Tamer), Uchiyama Yumi ( Mahouka, Niseikoi) as  Mare Bello Fiore (Level 10 Druid) and Uesaka Sumire (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, GJ-bu) as Shalltear Bloodfallen (Level 10 True Vampire; Level 5 Cursed Night).

The synopsis from official site:

The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) begining to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

So far there are eight volumes of the light novels with latest published last year December. Fugin Miyama adapted the light novel into manga beginning November 2014 and first tankubon volume of the manga will be out end of this month. There are two Drama CDs out, one at Book Four and another one with Book Six as companion piece.

So far, no announcement of the anime staff nor date of airing is out yet.

Trailer for Drama CD Book Four

Trailer for Drama CD Book Six

Source: Official Light Novel Site

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