Overload is one of the best anime with a well-knitted plot and story that has the potential to glue you to the screens. With the last three seasons, the show has gained massive popularity. Still, year after the wrap up of the third season. With no season 4 there, we will not be able to learn the conclusion of the Yggdrasil. What will happen to the Yggdrasil’s whole world and what are the expectations about the season of the anime will be discussed in this piece. Scroll and get the latest updates
Overload Season 4 Confirmation or Cancelation?
Overload has proven its worth due to the flawless presentation of the anime. The problem is that still in the year 2020 the renewal has not been confirmed by the creators officially. There are various factors at play about the renewal of any show. The audience any show attracted is the most important figure. Along with this, popularity, sales, and source material hold key significance for the renewal of any show.
To examine the chances of getting another season of the Overload, we should check the status of the previous three seasons regarding popularity, sales, and source material.
Overload Season 4: Source Material
Anime mostly based on the light novel written by Japanese writers. The same is the case with Overload. The show is based on a Japanese light novel with the same title. The light novel is consist of 14 light volumes. Moreover, there is a manga series based on the light novel, too. The manga series consists of 13 books. Now, looking at all these details means finding any gap available for the Overload Season 4, and luckily there is.
The Overload light volumes are still in the process of the pen. the author Kugane Maruyama has released the latest volume of the light novel in Japan on March 12, 2020. The ray of hope for season 4 is the writer’s ambition to conclude the light novel with 17 books. Right now, the anime series has covered the story of the first 9 or 10 books. Volume 1 to 9 of the light novel has already been adopted for anime by Madhouse. Hope!
Interestingly, it is an evident fact that season will start from the story of the light novel’s volume 10.
Overload Season 4: Sales and Profit are the key figures for renewal
The high sales graphs and the increase in profit are the most important factor that works for the renewal of any show. Unlike the previous factor we mentioned for the opportunity of another season, sales and profit suggest different cases. Arguably, the series has made a profit but it becomes lesser and lesser with every new season.
The franchise has seen a significant drop in the profit of the previous two seasons making chances for season 4 very rare.
Along with the anime audience, Blu-ray sales and light novel sales are also key factors. Both these offer profits as well. The Blu-ray copies sales drop with every season: the first season attracted 12,500 copies per volume, the second just around 7,000 copies, and the third season saw a decline with sales 6,500 copies per volume only.
The drop in Blu-ray sales is quite reasonable because people have left buying Blu-ray years ago with the massive development of internet platforms.
Overload has delivered three seasons of adventure anime and won a global audience. But season four has not yet been confirmed officially. The stats suggest there will be overload season 4 but the official confirmation is missing. We expect season 4 will be announced sometime ending 2020. It is because the first three seasons have covered the story of 9 volumes only.