Overlord IIhas revealed the titles of the anime’s opening and ending themes! The opening will be, as previously announced, by OxT and will be titled ‘Go Cry Go’. The ending by MYTH & ROID will be called ‘Hydra’.
Furthermore, the anime will hold a premiere screening on 17 December 2017 at United Cinema Aqua City Odaiba. The first episode will be screened followed by a talk event by the cast and a live performance by the theme song artists. The attending cast is Satoshi Hino (voice of Ainz), Yumi Hara (Albedo), Sumire Uesaka (Shalltear), Emiri Kato (Aura), Yumi Uchiyama (Mare) and OxT (theme song artist). Tickets are 3,500 yen and can be purchased directly via United Cinemas.
Here are a couple of comments from original creator Kugane Maruyama and anime director Naoyuki Ito:
Comment from Kugane Maruyama
‘The first season of Overlord started airing in July 2015. The second season starts in January 2018. That makes it 1.5 years between the two seasons. That’s a lot of time. However, in this long time, we were able to make an anime we don’t have to be ashamed of. The eye of this very Maruyama here has verified it. Now I invite you to verify it for yourself.
On another note… so-bin wanted to do an ending illustration for the episodes like in the first season, but when so-bin said it would all be Crusch, the producer immediately refused. Too bad!!’
Comment from Director Naoyuki Ito
‘Everybody! It’s the second season, second season!! Who would have imagined? I know I didn’t. I mean, come on!
Many times when a long series will be made into an anime, they only tell the beginning of the story and then are left hanging in the air, abandoned. There are as many as stars in the sky. And then the hero is a skull, just bones! And coming next is a lizard, a lizard I tell you! I think it is not good to end a series in the middle, so in the epilogue, at the end of the episode, I write down the number of the manga volume this scene can be found in. Like this, in the unlikely event that someone has to continue the series, they won’t have any problems. I added some scenes without explanation, because I didn’t think that they would offer to make a sequel. Fortunately, the recap movie was able to bridge some of the unexplained things and we are able to continue without any inconvenience. So if you feel like you miss a certain explanation, please watch the recap movie.
This is a shameless advertisement, but…
It’s for the second season.
There’s a lizard.
In many ways.
And then comes the next arc.
Which is even more amazing.
Even I am excited to see how it’s going to be and I am eagerly working on it!
Please wait for it!’