Crunchyroll brought on the Overlord series back in 2017 as part of their deal with Funimation but it was part of the big batch that departed in late October 2018 when the partnership ended. We’ve not seen any titles from that batch return until now as Crunchyroll has brought on the first season of Overlord. This one makes sense for Crunchyroll to pursue as they’re also streaming and involved in the second and third seasons of the series which you can find all of here.
The anime series 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: Continuing his quest to rule this new world, Ains begins to put the pieces in place for his conquest. But between a Lizard Man tribe uprising, and performing missions as adamantite adventurer Momonga, Ains has his work cut out for him! Thankfully he has his most loyal and willing subordinates to do his bidding.