Overlord: Season 5 – An Overview



The Overlord anime series has captivated fans with its compelling storytelling, leaving them eagerly awaiting each new season. While Season 4 concluded in late 2022, fans were concerned about the long wait for Season 5. However, there is good news as the studio has confirmed that they are currently working on a movie adaptation titled “Overlord: Holy Kingdom,” set to be released in 2023. Although not a fifth season, this movie will provide a refreshing change, considering the recent abundance of isekai genre shows. Let’s dive into what we know so far about Overlord: Season 5 and its anticipated release.

Release Date and Expectations

As of now, an official announcement regarding Overlord: Season 5 has not been made, so there is no confirmed release date. However, fans can look forward to the release of the movie adaptation, “Overlord: Holy Kingdom,” later in 2023. This film will adapt an arc of the manga, taking place between episodes 7 and 8 of Season 4. Therefore, those eagerly anticipating Ainz’s plans of global domination will need to exercise patience for now. If the movie does release in 2023, it is likely that it will not be available on Crunchyroll and screens outside of Japan until 2024. Consequently, it appears that Overlord: Season 5 will not premiere before 2025, at the earliest.

Plot Details (Spoiler Alert)

In Overlord: Season 5, following the conquest of the Re-Estize Kingdom, the Sorcerer Kingdom effortlessly overthrows its rule and extends its control over all the territories by the end of the fourth season. Ainz Ooal Gown, now in command of another kingdom, embarks on a journey to the Elf Country. This marks the beginning of The Half Elf God-kin Arc, wherein the Slain Theocracy, one of the most powerful nations in the New World, launches an assault on the Elf Country. Both factions engage in a fierce war, but an unexpected twist occurs when the Sorcerer Kingdom intervenes, altering the course of the battle. The ultimate victor remains a mystery, which will only be unveiled in Overlord: Season 5.

Animation Studio

While there is no official confirmation about the studio responsible for animating Overlord: Season 5, Studio Madhouse appears to be the likely choice based on their previous work on all the preceding seasons. Moreover, Madhouse has a well-established reputation for delivering exceptional visual quality in their productions. With an impressive portfolio that includes Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, and the beloved One-Punch Man, it is reasonable to assume that the anime’s future is in capable hands with Madhouse. Additionally, Studio Madhouse is also producing the upcoming Holy Kingdom film, further solidifying their involvement in the Overlord franchise.

Availability and Streaming Platforms

Once released, Overlord: Season 5 will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll. While other streaming platforms such as Hulu and Disney+ may also join in the distribution of the new season, their availability might be limited to select regions. Thus, Crunchyroll remains the best choice for fans worldwide to catch the latest episodes. With the forthcoming movie hitting cinemas soon, the wait for the highly anticipated fifth season will become more bearable. In the meantime, fans can explore a plethora of other dark fantasy anime to satisfy their cravings.