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Overlord is a Japanese anime television series based on the eponymous light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by So-Bin. The series was produced by Madhouse under the direction of Naoyuki Itō, script composition by Yukie Sugawara, and music composed by Shūji Katayama.[1]Overlord first aired in Japan on AT-X from July 7 to September 29, 2015 with additional broadcasts by Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11.[2]

The second season moved to MBS.[3] The second season aired from January 10 to April 4, 2018. The third season aired from July 11 to October 2, 2018.[4][5][6]

On May 8, 2021, a fourth season and an anime film were announced, with the film covering the Holy Kingdom Arc of the series. The staff and cast members are returning to reprise their roles for the fourth season.[7]

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Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

Main article: Overlord (season 1)

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

Main article: Overlord (season 2)

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

Main article: Overlord (season 3)

Season 4[edit]

Main article: Overlord (season 4)



  1. ^ abTokyo MX listed the broadcast times as Tuesday nights at 24:30, meaning the first broadcast technically occurred on Wednesday at 12:30am JST. Dates in this article reflect the actual calendar date of the broadcast.


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  11. ^"カルネ村の戦い" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  12. ^"死の支配者" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  13. ^"二人の冒険者" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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  15. ^"森の賢王" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  16. ^"死を切り裂く双剣" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  17. ^"漆黒の戦士" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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  27. ^"氷結の武神" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  28. ^"拾う者、拾われる者" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  29. ^"蒼の薔薇" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  30. ^"少年の思い" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  31. ^"舞い上がる火の粉" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  32. ^"王都動乱序章" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  33. ^"ヤルダバオト" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  34. ^"動乱最終決戦" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  35. ^"最強最高の切り札" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  36. ^"オーバーロードIII" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  37. ^"支配者の憂鬱" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  38. ^"カルネ村再び" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  39. ^"エンリの激動かつ慌ただしい日々" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  40. ^"東の巨人、西の魔蛇" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  41. ^"二人の指導者" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  42. ^"死出への誘い" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  43. ^"蜘蛛に絡められる蝶" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  44. ^"一握りの希望" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  45. ^"舌戦" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  46. ^"戦争準備" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  47. ^"もう一つの戦い" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
  48. ^"大虐殺" (in Japanese). Kodokawa. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
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English: Overlord

Japanese: オーバーロード



Episodes: 13

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015

Premiered:Summer 2015

Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)

Producers:AT-X, Grooove, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Kadokawa



Source: Light novel

Genres:ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural


Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score:7.931(scored by 720172720,172 users)

1 indicates a weighted score.


2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Popularity: #74

Members: 1,227,011

Favorites: 19,592

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The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!

Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Overlord adapts the first 3 novels of Kugane Maruyama's light novel series of the same name.

Characters & Voice Actors

Itou, Naoyuki
Itou, Naoyuki

Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Obligatory spoiler warning because Overlord is a masterpiece that must be experienced first-hand. So apparently what Sword Art Online needed was for Kirito to be a skeleton wizard and Asuna to be Mahouka's Miyuki. The concept of this series is the same as what most people are already familiar with; A guy is playing a game, and then he's suddenly trapped in it because of some unexplained reason. Overlord does absolutely nothing original aside from having a few aesthetic and irrelevant differences from the rest, and people seem to consider it as a brilliant masterpiece because it apparently managed to appeal to those who wanted to play as the bad guy in a roleplaying forum.

The original LN has some pretty nice art and cool character designs. That's about the only good thing about the series as a whole- Everything else, including the writing, ranges from mediocre to genuinely awful. Apparently when Madhouse realized that they were going to be animating One Punch Man, they saw Overlord's amazing budget saving potential- Most notably, zooming in the unmoving skeleton man's face so they don't have to animate anything at all while he's talking. The animation is really subpar, and there's a lot of terrible looking CGI in the show while it's not focusing on Momonga's face. It only truly picks up in quality at the very end of the series, and even then, it doesn't manage to be very impressive. The OST is very forgettable to the point that I might even consider it one of the worst in the shows I've seen- Basically take whatever Yasuharu Takanashi does and make it even more generic than some of his worst works. That about describes it. Visually and aurally, it's definitely below average.

But surely despite all that mediocrity, the writing must be amazing. After all, the main character is a skeleton wizard and leads an army of Saturday morning cartoon villains. Despite the series attempting to present the protagonist and his group as evil, the best it does is having them kill completely unlikable characters that barely get more than a minute of screen time. That's some evil right there.

Momonga is an incredibly boring character. Aside from providing exposition after exposition through his internal monologues from his experience with the MMO when describing what's happening on the screen, he really does not have much personality. His entire character motivation is to find out about the world he's trapped in, just like the viewers- Basically, it can be summed up that his motivation pretty much does not exist because it simply exists as a parallel to the plot itself. Furthermore, he's very powerful- Apparently overpowered MCs are acceptable as long as they're not designed like teenage boys, which makes it admitedly harder for neckbeards to relate to. But Momonga's degree of power exceeds even that- He's powerful to the point that nearly nothing poses a serious threat to him. This is a problem in storytelling because no conflict is ever relevant- Momonga's powerful enough to just solve it easily without any effort. One could say that it was the writer's intent to make Momonga seem powerful and impressive, but it doesn't even do that correctly. Power is relative, so when Momonga just one-shots random fodders that spend more time boasting about themselves than actually showing what they're capable of, it's not impressive in the slightest. A key example of this happens in the fourth episode, where the bad guy summons what is supposedly a super-powerful monster, and when Momonga kills it, it's supposed to look impressive. But the audience doesn't know what this monster was even capable of, outside of the bad guy boasting about its supposed strength, so it just feels completely flat.

While he makes all these unnecessary convoluted plans about how he would spread his name around the world to catch the attention of those who might have been trapped in the world like him, he essentially just solves all his problems through his raw power. His problems are more self-imposed than anything due to his tendency to be incredibly paranoid due to his fear of something that “might” be more powerful than him. And to make it worse, he just outright contradicts himself near the end of the show by risking his life in an unnecessary one-on-one combat due to his ego. Brilliant.

And to make it more brilliant, there really was no reason for the MMO backdrop at all- It's a completely unnecessary addition. The series could have worked just as well with Momonga being a genuine evil skeleton lich in a genuine fantasy world instead of “some guy trapped in a MMO world that became REAL.” All this does, essentially, is to give an excuse for some parts of poor storytelling to exist, such as exposition dumps from Momonga based on his experience with the MMO, and floor guardians being completely, unquestionably loyal to him for no reason. The series never references back to the real world, so it might as well not exist- And since the audience has no idea about the said MMO, it only emphasizes the point about this just being a pointless hook, and a justification for awful storytelling that relies on the backwards idea of “Tell, don't show.”

All the floor guardians and Momonga's lackies are uninteresting and flat- They have some interesting designs, especially the maids, but all their personality is about as interesting as a rock. First few episodes make it clear that they absolutely adore Momonga, and they spend their entire screen time thinking and/or talking about how great Momonga is. One of the worst examples is Albedo, who spends every moment of her screen time doing just all that. She never does anything outside of praising Momonga, whether he's in the same scene as her or not- Comparing this to Mahouka, she's basically this series' equivalent of Miyuki if Miyuki did absolutely nothing outside of praising Tatsuya, which makes Albedo far, far more annoying. Remember how people absolutely despised Miyuki because she wouldn't shut up about her onii-sama? There's an exact same character here, if arguably worse, but Albedo gets a free pass because her target of affection looks like a skeleton wizard and has a fanservice design.
There's also nothing interesting about floor guardians' interaction with one another, as all they talk about is how great Momonga is and how they should do their job and serve him. I guess the assumption the author made was that his target audience was so stupid that they needed to be reminded of the obvious every scene, every line.

Another awful aspect of this series is the pacing- It's always painfully slow. A lot of people seem to defend slow pacing by claiming that it's character development, but there's no development. I'm not sure where people got the idea that character interaction equate to character development, but I guess just listening to pointless filler dialogue gives some people a false impression that something must be going on even though nothing is really going on. This is especially noticeable in the episodes where Momonga teams up with a lower class group of adventurers to complete a quest- The show spends several episodes attempting to develop this group of nobodies by giving them cardboard personalities, but in the end it's completely pointless. They're not likable because they haven't really done anything, their interaction with Momonga is pretty bland, and the series makes it clear that they're not important to begin with. And surprise, it turns out they were completely irrelevant. Amazing character development for characters that never mattered with pointless, drawn-out character interaction that did nothing for everyone in the cast.

If all that wasn't enough, the series doesn't even tie itself up properly- The last part of the show involves one of Momonga's minions, who is just as powerful as he is, suddenly being brainwashed through the power of plot convenience because the author thought an actually threatening conflict was needed around this time in the series. Despite taking all the safety precautions with all his power previously, Momonga decides that he needs to make a point about how he's the leader, even though there was absolutely no need for him to do so when all the floor guardians already adore him unquestionably. Basically, Momonga is not very intelligent- Everything goes as he plans because of his raw power and having so many tools to work with- Not because he's actually skilled at strategizing. It also should be noted that this last part of the show was incredibly grating, because the brainwashed minion still sucks up to Momonga while still opposing him. Really, Overlord?

So to summarize what happened in this entire cour: First quarter spends its time on just introductions on characters that have no personality whatsoever outside of all sucking up to Momonga in perfect unison. Second quarter is about Momonga effortlessly beating an army of literal nobodies that won't matter for the rest of the season. Third quarter is about Momonga effortlessly beating an army of zombies and two bad guys that won't matter for the rest of the season. And finally, the last quarter is about Momonga beating a brainwashed minion only because he handicapped himself even though it would've been just as effortless because he's a poorly written character. I can't even really claim that this is a pacing issue with the show itself- This is more like a pacing issue of the novels because the show covers fair amount of the novels. Remember that statement about how MMO setting is used as nothing more than an exposition tool? Yeah, it's apparently being used as a filler as well in the novels, explaining things that nobody gives a shit about to pad out the content.

I really don't understand the praise for this series- Aside from simple aesthetic differences, this series has all the flaws that all generic light novels have. The MC is just yet another generic Stu protagonist that has next to no character motivation, the side characters are cardboard cutouts that constantly suck up to Momonga only because they were quite literally made to do so, and the storytelling is a complete mess where the MMO backdrop is only used as a convenient excuse to make way for exposition through Momonga's inner monologues. Instead of being from a perspective of a genuine evil villain, it's from a perspective of a generic MC that only looks like a villain with underlings who are about as laughably as evil as Akame ga Kill's antagonists. As an adaptation, it fails- And as for the series as a whole, it's just another generic fantasy novel with a gimmick element as a hook. There's literally nothing positive about the series, aside from the LN's art and character designs, which all just seem like a waste of talent and effort. Both of which are not present in the adaptation or the writer.

The spin-off series, Ple Ple Pleiades is actually far more entertaining. Go watch that instead.


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The Overlord was an outstanding rank to symbolize the tremendous power of one particular user. Unfortunately, even that rank failed to save Momonga from being trapped in the world of a fantasy game. Thus, there is only one thing that he can do. It's the perfect time for some real action. As the ruler of death, he will pass his judgment upon the poor Yggdrasil. What future will Momonga bring? A bright future filled with joy or a living hell full of horrors, pain, and anguish? Regarded as the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. Just maybe, this is the right time to conquer Yggdrasil, the living heaven of a fantasy theme. Anyone who tried to resist or oppose him shall face the ultimate humiliation and loss, to suffer eternally in the deepest pits of hell where light shall never shine.

First, I would like to point out that there's just so much unreasonable hate in Overlord, and I think people need to learn to emphasize the 'preferences & tastes of one user'. Of course, you're free to dislike it, but it doesn't give you any right to deem anyone else who likes it as trash. Please, stop the petty hate. It doesn't even make you look 'cool' instead of a fool. 

The concept of the Overlord itself is pretty unique, as it was among the first in the early generation that popularized the skeleton MC as its mascot. Coupled with the heavy fantasy setting, a pool of interesting characters, and its slightly darker story, Overlord has successfully hooked fans both from inside and outside of Japan in general. Its storyline may be a bit slow most of the time, but it is usually worth it as the fight scenes take place. The series mainly focuses on the change of Momonga himself, from being a mere player to having Godhood status inside the fantasy game. Furthermore, Momonga itself is such a unique character to be explored. His loyalty and desire simply can not be questioned as he stands firm to protect everything that had been long abandoned by his friends. By doing whatever is needed, we can see the fall or perhaps the rise of someone who was more innocent than whatnot, but turned out to be more ruthless and cold as time goes on. The Overlord novel, for instance, is a lot darker than its counterpart in manga & anime. Unexpectedly, I'd say it is one of the best characteristics that Overlord managed to hold until the very end. Let's be real, more often than not, most anime tend to stay away or avoid the gory scenes completely just to stay on a safe ride. But Overlord, on the other hand, stays true to its path of bloody & world conquest regardless of the cost. You might miss a few plot elements, but the overall story is still enjoyable to watch, and albeit it can be a little bit buffoonery at times, the Overlord still managed to stay on the side of victorious in the end.

Out of all the anime that I've watched, a select few of the Overlord characters are much more interesting to see than all of the others combined. Although the development of its characters is a bit slower, it is still quite fun to see. Not to mention the special side view of each and every single one of the Overlord characters, which possesses such a variety of unique kinks and fetish that has transcended the limit of 'nutting'. It's such a sight to behold. And I truly like Momonga as a character. His gentle and yet ruthless personality is already charming enough and much less to be hated. He's such a manly man who will stand firm till the very end, even at the cost of his humanity. He can also be cunning at times, often to gain a better upper hand when fighting someone who could pose a threat to the Tomb of Nazarick. With Momonga's abilities, knowledge, and experience that he has accumulated so far, the series allows one's imagination to run wild about how superior it is to the very existence of Momonga. 

The animation for this series can be deemed top tier if not flawless. The artwork is so colorful, and each of the character designs is great. If you've read the Overlord manga, then you know it is a miss, but the anime managed to outdo it in every sense. For example, The Great Tomb of Nazarick is being carefully designed as each floor has a different design together with the keepers. This is very different from manga, as it is more likely to be a roughly drawn sketch. Heck, the animation of Momonga's character, especially when he's casting a simple spell, already looks like a god-tier animation. A simple magic trick or a powerful magic attack will always make his presence look overwhelmingly powerful. 

The opening series is very catchy with rather loveable lyrics. To boot, the Eds are to symbolize the purity of Albedo. Holy moly, these two Op and Eds are so lovely! How can you even hate that?! And for good squirrel, we can even see the soundtrack itself slowly embracing us gently to the Hent-paradise, and I am also impressed by the incredible sound effects in this series. What can I say? It was such a good performance when everything was meshed together by the voice actors, Op and Ed's singers to keep up the best performance up to date. Hence, the music section deems another extra point.

Enjoyment and Overall
But what makes it so great is how Overlord spices up things with the story of the villain route. Since almost, if not all, the characters from the Great Tomb of Nazarick are wicked and beyond insanity. It's not an everyday thing that you can see some bloody sauce on the watcher's side. Although the Overlord premise is nothing new in the face of SAO & LH, it still managed to arise and ascend a spot amongst them. Perhaps, the only downfall of the Overlord is that it comes out simply a bit later than those anime. And although the pace of the Overlord plot and story may be slow at times, it is still rewarding if you stay with it till the very end. Honestly, everything that has been mashed together was already nearly a masterpiece level. I had my share of fun, and I'll always recommend this series as it was highly entertaining and gave you quite a ride up to the finish line. Also, a friendly reminder that as long as you can enjoy one particular anime, that's good enough. 


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Overlord is the kind of anime you begin watching with some reservations.

"A popular MMORPG game traps its players inside and the players now have to play the game where the consequences are quite real".

Sounds familiar?

Well, that's exactly what happens in Overlord, however, the advantage with me is that I haven't seen shows like Sword Art Online, so while the plot was known to me the inherent flaws and stereotypes were not. The show quickly sets itself apart from its contemporaries by giving us a protagonist who plays the role of an antagonist and loves it.

After a brief period of confusion, the ease with which Ainz/Momon takes charge of his servants and powers is refreshing to see. Every move he makes defines his character as a person who is a veteran of MMORPG games. And while he uses his tactics as he would in a game, he knows the consequences of his actions and accepts them without hesitation.

The Art and Music of the show compliment each other brilliantly, and the characters are a good mix of perverse, lovable and obedient. If you've ever had a dream of ruling your own world, then this show will make an excellent guide.


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Anime adaptation revolving around RPG and MMORPG themed worlds can usually be a hit or miss. As a fan of MMORPG games in real life, there should be expectations with the world fiction such as the monsters, mechanics, story, setting, and overall execution. Where does that put Overlord? A bit overboard? Underwhelming? It’s not really like that but Overlord is the type of show that can be hard to judge.

The series is based on a light novel that originated from a Japanese web novel. The original source has about 9 volumes although the adaptation by Madhouse studio consists of only a single cour. (13 episodes) That usually sets off a red flag with the story pacing. And it isn’t wrong either as the first two or so episodes carries a weak weight on itself.

Taking place in the online world of Yggdrasil, we meet Momonga, a salary-man who apparently tried to log out at the very last minute. Things go a bit wary and he gets stuck in-game as an online avatar in the form of a ‘skeletal lich’. It also just happens so that the avatar is also a very powerful wizard. What’s more is that the NPC around him also exhibit their own personalities as if they are alive and have minds of their own. Essentially, the story marks its territory at the Tomb of Nazarick. The first two episodes establishes Momonga (or going by his in-game name Ainz Ooal Gown) as someone with immense powers. Now, I have a problem with overrated characters and Ainz is no exception to this. The show demonstrates his invulnerability to poison along with elite fighting skills, weapon set, and even an intellectual mind as the story progresses. However, the series also takes a few different turns. Monomga still display his human traits as he interacts with the NPCs he encounters. Apparently, they serve him like he is their God so it takes time for him to adapt. Momonga’s personality also becomes suppressed and he displays cunning behavior throughout the show. However, I would not say that he is an arrogant character as he is quite loyal, honest, and respects his servants. As the story progresses, there is a lack of feeling he develops towards death. (Given the irony that he himself is a skeleton, a personification of death)

The show can be taken to light from different perspectives. From the perspective of a light novel reader and adaptation, it’s easy to say that the series focuses quite a bit on Momonga. Almost every episode highlights his role, personality, or overall character. The relationship building and associations he establishes with other characters are also played out in a variety of ways. This can be seen with the seductive Albedo who is utterly in love with him. Even among the Floor Guardians of Momonga’s guild, she is one of the most loyal and obsessive towards Momonga. It doesn’t help that the show also introduces rivals such as Shalltear who shows sexual tendencies. The show’s initial impressions sets off this red flag as it almost makes fun of itself. It also introduces other characters that each get a little bit of his or her screen time such as the Mare and Aura twins, butler Sebas, Cocytus, and intelligent demon Demiurge. In relation to Momonga, they all seemingly show an undying love and respect for him; just expressed definitely from one way or another. As a bit of character driven story, this is really a miss as the characters are unappealing from first impressions. Only Momonga can be legitimately interesting as we want to find out his potential as a guild master and person in real life. It makes us wonder what he is capable of with his new role and how these new changes can apply to his character.

The remainder course of the show opens up realms of possibilities. Like most MMORPG worlds, Yggdrasil seems to be resourceful with landscapes, guilds, and monsters. The story mechanics of the series is explained such as weaponry, skills, and monsters that exhibit its world. It’s nothing original when compared to some other MMORPG style shows. In the past, series such as Sword Art Online and Log Horizon also has fantasy game mechanics; albeit in different fashion. For Overlord, it slowly does this while unraveling the main course of the story. There’s also some common monsters you’ll usually find in fantasy worlds such as goblins, undead beings, and even angels. What makes Overlord stands out a little bit more is that the show is more than just about conquering and survival. I think the key word is the title itself, “Overlord”. This is because Momonga/Ainz is actually trying to take over the world as the new ruler. So in a way, he wants to be an overlord despite his lack of inexperience. This is clearly shown throughout the show with his intentions.

As both a character and story driven series, it will definitely takes patience and adapting to get used to the show. I actually recommend re-watching some scenes to get a better understanding of the series’ intentions at few cases. Examples such as Momonga’s lack of remorse towards death, Albedo’s distasteful view on humans, and other ideals makes the show appealing. It makes the NPCs feel real. In addition, the game mechanics such as spells, weaponry, magical items, and potion making really brings out its fantasy realm to life. There’s some good amount of action as well although fairly predictable with Momonga’s newfound skills. In addition, the story also makes it clear that he isn’t the only character that matters. Others he encounters and associates with such as the Sword of Darkness and his own battle maids get their additional spotlight too. The story also introduces antagonists with their own independent malevolent intentions. It shouldn’t take too long for viewers to realize that Overlord isn’t just Momonga’s personal show.

But for all its creativity, the series suffers much from the over emphasis of Momonga. It focuses far too much on his character while adding the ridiculousness of his servants’ love for him. The first two episodes will likely be a make or break for most viewers as the feeling of an MMORPG game feels isolated. There’s also die-hard comedy with character rivalries, expressions, and overall tone of their generalization. I will say the show has a diverse cast of the characters though. And given the set up for the world, it introduces plenty of important ones to bring the best of Momonga. However, be very aware of the pacing of this story. The first half really tests the patience of the viewers despite foreshadowing some future events and making small promises of improvement. While it’s doing all of this, the comedy is also a hit or miss with its controversially timed scenarios. And lastly, it seems like the adaptation itself is more of a tease for viewers to “read the novels”.

Madhouse puts their work into this show’s animation style. Taking place in such a fantasy world, the colors are focused on the characters rather than the background. Characters are diverse and decorated distinctively that makes them look unique. Momonga/Ainz is obviously the one that stands out the most with his skeletal avatar. When on the road, he takes the form of a dark warrior encased in an armor that makes him look like a badass hero. And that’s really an underrated word. Among Momonga’s followers, the term ‘badass’ can be applied to several characters with their designs such as Albedo, Shelltear, and the battle maid Nabe. There’s also the monsters introduced that is classic to most MMORPG worlds. Human characters are created to look human and most of them gives the impressions of themselves as adventurers. As a fantasy adventure, the show is also no stranger to action and violence. In essence, the action is decent in terms of fantasy standards. It’s the type of stuff you’ll see often in MMORPG related games. On the other hand, the violence creates a grimmer tone. There’s no censorship with the blood and even gore-like scenes during battle sequences. Fan service also exists with Albedo’s role in the story. But what really brings out their characters is the expressions. It has the experimental feel when you see how they react as NPCs while displaying human traits.

If you want stereo music, then you got stereo music. Namely, the OP theme song is an intense beat to the ears while the ED theme always decorates itself with unorthodox imagery. The OST displays a familiar fantasy feel in terms of content. And for all that’s worth, character voice mannerism plays some key roles to make their characters into life. Momonga is actually one of the less noticeable characters for his voice because he sounds similarly like a human. On the other hand, the NPCs has a distinctive voice with their character roles. These voice diversity ranges from Albedo’s seductiveness, Sheltear’s aggressiveness, Sebas’ sophisticated personality, or Nabes’ loyalty. Clementine also gives off a presence of violence thanks to her sinister voice tone that persuades viewers to see how far she will go with her plans. Despite the large cast of characters, a strength of the show does come from the voices.

In the end, Overlord is more or less a refreshingly adventurous tale about a dude stuck in a skeletal avatar. It has functioning creative imagination with a colorful cast of characters. But when it comes to story, Overlord smells like a show with money in mind. In other words, it seems like an advertisement to the main novel. Director Naoyuki Itou puts his experience with other fantasy series at work and is a bit of a mixed bag. The adaptation isn’t unique in either pacing or leaves strong first impressions. The fantasy world itself does generate a decent amount of interest when it comes to its core mechanics. But for a show like Overlord, it needed to hold together and makes sense. Sometimes it accomplishes that, other times it doesn’t. Overlord is a show that needs improvement so pick your poison.


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Overlord (Season 1) Series Review

Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the player functions, or even worse, log out. Sounds familiar? Leaving him with no other option, he starts exploring the world, taking the name of AinzOoal Gown, to see if anyone else from the ‘real world’ is trapped in the game like him and to find anyone who could help him understand what is happening. Did I mention that he made one of the NPCs, Albedo, who was originally programmed to be a bitchy slut, to fall deeply in love with him by changing her personality settings the last minute? Ah yeah, that too.

Art & Music

Very pleased with the aesthetic qualities of the anime, even though that kind of style and design is not my cup of tea. Madhouseanimation once again was up to some really good standards, with the CGIs and the character details being top notch. The artwork is very colorful with really nice character designs and the overall flaw of the anime is pretty much flawless. Especially the magic spells effects! Really well made.

The music and sound were such a big surprise to me. The opening song is so catchy and to-the–point with the plot of the show, which makes it very interesting. It’s been a while since I saw anopening song with lyrics that come from the actual world and environment of the anime, quite refreshing. The sound effects of the anime are quite impressive as well. There was no budget issue in the making of Overlord.

Themes & Trivia

Momonga: Did you know that Momonga(モモンガ)is the Japanese word for ‘flying squirrel’? I don’t know what kind of similarities our skeleton guy can have with flying squirrels but it’s fun to know this kind of things. And, no guys, Hamsuke is a hamster, not a flying squirrel, thank you very much.

Why are VMMORPG anime so alluring? With Sword Art Online considered one of the most popular anime lately, it’s interesting to talk about why this kind of genre makes people go mad the last few years. The answer is quite simple. Most of us crave for a distraction, an escape from real life, and anime like SAOorOverlord with very immersive environments work pretty damn well in making everyone feeling absorbed in them. Anime fans are usually introverted people and avid online gamers. Getting trapped in a visual reality would obviously appeal to this kind of fandom. Who wouldn’t want to avoid their mundane routines and be free, strong, attractive (or just cool looking) with magic powers and insane fighting skills instead of having to deal with real-life problems?


It might sound like a very typical fantasy MMORPG, Person–in-a-Strange-World-kind-of-feel anime, but as someone who binged it in one day, I believe it’s very entertaining to watch. I think what made me like this anime the most was the fact that it sticks to the plot while keeping it interesting. Sure, it’s not a mind-blowing story with amazing plot twists, but does it really matter? It has humor, good animation and voice acting, great environments, and fairly stimulating characters. It pleases the fans with Momonga being all tsundere and Albedo being all over him, with no more need for romance. Things like Momonga riding a giant hamster, Pandora’s Actor who looks like a dramatic Nazi, and Shalltear wetting her pants from the presence of Momonga to her being mind-controlled and wanting to kill him manage to keep it exciting.

Sours: https://manga.tokyo/anime-review/overlord-season-1-series-review/

Overlord (season 1)

2015 Japanese television season

Season of television series

Overlord is an anime series based on the light novel series of the same name written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. The series is directed by Naoyuki Itō, written by Yukie Sugawara, and music composed by Shūji Katayama.[1] The series aired from July 7 to September 25, 2015 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11.[2]

The opening theme is "Clattanoia" by OxT, and the ending theme is "L.L.L." by Myth & Roid.

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Home media[edit]



Vol. Discs Episodes Release date Ref.
Season 1 2 1-13 August 14, 2018 [23]


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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlord_(season_1)

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