Overlord

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Japanese: オーバーロード
English: Overlord
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 956177956,177 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #67
Members: 1,603,460
Favorites: 26,622

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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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Overlord adapts light novel volumes 1 to 3.

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"Clattanoia" by O×T (Masayoshi Oishi × Tom-H@ck)
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"L.L.L." by MYTH&ROID

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Reviews

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 ...
Sep 29, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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) ...
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 ...

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