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Overlord


Alternative Titles

English: Overlord
Synonyms: Over Lord
Japanese: オーバーロード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten, Grooove
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.041 (scored by 127,312 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #160
Members: 222,501
Favorites: 3,117
8.04
Ranked #480Popularity #160Members 222,501
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Momonga
Momonga
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Albedo
Albedo
Main
Hara, Yumi
Japanese
Hara, Yumi
Bloodfallen, Shalltear
Bloodfallen, Shalltear
Supporting
Uesaka, Sumire
Japanese
Uesaka, Sumire
Gamma, Narberal
Gamma, Narberal
Supporting
Numakura, Manami
Japanese
Numakura, Manami

Staff

Itou, Naoyuki
Itou, Naoyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Gou, Fumihiroki
Gou, Fumihiroki
Sound Director
Sugawara, Yukie
Sugawara, Yukie
Script, Series Composition
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Clattanoia" by O×T (Masayoshi Oishi × Tom-H@ck)

Edit Ending Theme

"L.L.L." by MYTH&ROID



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MarlyTT
Sep 30, 2015
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 read more
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End
Sep 29, 2015
Overlord, as the rank itself was an outstanding rank to symbolize the tremendous power of the user. Unfortunately the rank failed to save Momonga from trapped in a world of fantasy game, thus there is only one thing that you can do. Time for some real action. He himself will pass the judgments upon Yggdrasil. Which future will Momonga bring? A bright future filled with joy or a living hell full with horrors, pain, anguish, and punishment. Regarded as the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. This is the right time to conquer Yggdrasil, a world of fantasy read more
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DemonKingRavan
Dec 2, 2015
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 read more
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Stark700
Sep 29, 2015
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) read more
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