New Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom teaser visual has Ainz falling through the air – is he under attack?

A new Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom visual has been released for the upcoming anime film showing the anime’s protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown high up over a city, and falling through the air.

The look on his face is anguished, as his hands are held in a claw position as if the force of the air against them is pushing them that way.

Has the demon Jaldabaoth carried out an attack, or is something else the cause of the blue light flashing around him?

Check out the new Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom visual above — it is striking if nothing else, eh?

The plot of Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom

The upcoming Overlord movie is based on the events of Volume 12 and 13 of the Overlord light novel series, which are published by Yen Press.

That publisher describes the plot of those two novels like this:

The Sacred Kingdom has enjoyed a great many years without war thanks to a colossal wall constructed after a historic tragedy. They understand best how fragile peace can be. When the terrible demon Jaldabaoth takes to the field at the head of a united army of monstrous tribes, the Sacred Kingdom’s leaders know their defenses are not enough.

With the very existence of the country at stake, the pious have no choice but to seek help wherever they can get it, even if it means breaking taboo and parlaying with the undead king of the Nation of Darkness.

There is no word yet on when Overlord: The Sacred Kingdom movie will release, and not many details about the film have been announced as of yet, but it is expected to premiere some time in 2024.

As usual, it is being directed by Naoyuki Itou.

We will keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist who spent a decade covering the anime and manga industries while living in Asia. Now based in Vienna, Austria and currently obsessed with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, KONOSUBA, The Archdemon's Dilemma, Kaiju No. 8, and the Boys' Love danmei Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.