The official twitter page for the Animate store has updated with a magazine cover image that features cover artwork for the 12 volume of the Overlord novel series. The magazine’s jacket reveals that the second season of the anime series will premiere on January 2018 and also reveals that Madhouse will return to produce the series. The next volume of the novel will be released this upcoming Sunday in Japan.
【書籍入荷情報】『オーバーロード(12) 聖王国の聖騎士 (上)』『誰にでもできる影から助ける魔王討伐 (3)』等、【エンターブレイン】さんの“ノベルス”新刊が多数入荷しマチた！！！コミカライズでも活躍をしている、大人気作品がいっぱい！！是非ゲットマチ～★ pic.twitter.com/qDtnsFc0sy
— アニメイト町田 (@animatemachida) September 28, 2017
ANN provided a synopsis for the series.
The novels and anime’s story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality gaming is booming. Yggdrasil, a popular online game, is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.