Overlord ‘The Holy Kingdom’ Film Set To Release on Sept 20 In Japan

Get ready to bow down to Ainz Ooal Gown once again. We’ve got some exciting news about the upcoming Overlord film, “The Holy Kingdom.” Let’s dive into all the details that were just revealed at a press conference in Tokyo on July 7.

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First up, the big news: mark your calendars for September 20th. That’s when Overlord “The Holy Kingdom” film will be hitting Japanese cinemas.

But wait, there’s more! If you’re an IMAX fan, you’re in for a treat. The film will be screened in IMAX theaters starting September 13th, giving you a whole week to experience the movie in all its large-format glory before the general release.

The trailer features “WHEELER-DEALER” by OxT. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because they’ve been handling the music for the Overlord TV series. It’s great to see them back for the movie, keeping that musical continuity we’ve come to expect.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “What about us international fans?” Well, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we don’t have an international release date yet.

The good news? The fact that they’re planning an IMAX release suggests they’re going big with this one, which usually bodes well for an international release.

Moreover, Crunchyroll has obtained the rights of the films in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. But the international release date has not been revealed yet. “Dates will be announced at a later time” Crunchyroll News wrote.

Let’s talk about what we can see of the movie so far. They’ve released a new key visual, and it’s pretty epic. We can see all the main characters of the movie, held in the hands of the big bad himself, Ainz.

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For those who might be new to Overlord or need a quick refresher, here’s the deal. Overlord started as a light novel series by Kugane Maruyama, which then got a manga adaptation and finally an anime.

The story follows Momonga, a normal guy who gets trapped in a virtual reality game as his character, the all-powerful skeleton mage Ainz Ooal Gown. Instead of panicking, he decides to take over this new world.

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The anime (by Studio Madhouse) has been a hit since it first aired in 2015, with four seasons under its belt so far. This movie, “The Holy Kingdom,” is adapting a major arc from the light novels. Without spoiling too much, let’s just say it involves Ainz getting involved with the affairs of the Holy Kingdom, and things get… interesting.

One thing that’s always set Overlord apart is its unique take on the “trapped in a game” genre. Instead of trying to escape or beat the game, our main character is all about world domination. It’s a refreshing twist that’s earned the series a devoted fanbase.

So, what can we expect from “The Holy Kingdom” film? Well, if it follows the light novels, we’re in for some serious action, political intrigue, and probably more than a few moments of Ainz pretending he knows what he’s doing while his subordinates misinterpret everything. You know, the usual Overlord goodness.


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