Looking for a new series to check out for your Friday evening? Hulu is now streaming the first episode of the summer 2015 anime series Overlord. The series is being simulcast by FUNimation and is getting a lightly delayed version over on Hulu. It’s not available for free streaming though but rather part of the Hulu subscription service formerly known as Hulu Plus. Those that subscribe can watch this show in HD on your TV, mobile and computer.
Overlord comes from author Kugane Maruyama with illustrations by so-bin that’s published by Enterbrain. It began in the summer of 2012 and released its eighth volume earlier this year. The series has had two drama CDs released with previous volumes.
It’s being animated by Madhouse with Naoyuki Itou directing it based on scripts by Yukie Sugawara and character designs by Takahiro Yoshimatsu as they adapt from the original works. The series will star Kenta Miyake as Cocytus, Manami Numakura as Narberal Gamma, Masayuki Katou as Demiurge, Shigeru Chiba as Sebas Tian and yumi Uchiyama as Mare Bello Fiore.
Plot concept: The series follows a salary man who remains online when the service for an MMORPG ends. In doing so, he becomes a powerful skeletal wizard. In his new form, he begins attracting followers and conquering the digital world that remains.