This Movie is a summary of the first half of the anime Overlord.
There’s basically nothing more to say, if you've watched the anime watching the movie will probably disappoint some of you, since it doesn’t add more to the plot of the story which we have been dying to know more off.
However, in a sense the movie helps hyped up the story for the upcoming Second season. It also help us remind of what happened in the story, so when the second season hits we would felt like theres no gap from season 1 to season 2.
Overall the movie was bog standard. I enjoy the
anime, and seeing the recap movie helps me remember the fun times I had watching the anime in the first place. It’s fun imagining ourselves as the Overlord, which could take over the world easily.
I recommend you watch the anime, however if you’re waiting for the second season like I do. You could consider watching the movie it summed up the first-half well and with more time on our hands. But if you have more time in your hands, i recommend just rewatching the anime for the full ride.
As many others said this is a recap movie, however, i would like to add a lot of people who said there wasnt much new scenes is greatly mistaken. Sure it didnt make a huge impact but there are quite a few extra scenes that wasnt in the anime.
** Spoiler Alert **
In the beginning there was the dive scene.
Momonga chatting with Sebas was modified a bit.
Lots of pan out scenery shots of the cities and Nazarick.
The slane theocracy mission.
And a few more.
** End Spoiler **
Again it doesnt make a huge impact if you did watch the anime but it does add a
little bit extra details here and there, which i enjoyed watching (despite watching the anime a few times and having it rather fresh in my memory).
As Overlord season 2 draws closer and closer, I decided to watch the first recap movie to refresh my memory of the events from the first season and see some improvements over the TV anime that I very much enjoyed... I don't know about anyone else, but that's the main reason I personally watch recap movies in the first place.
I have to say, however, that even as a fan of the original series, I was quite disappointed. So here I am writing a review for anyone who might be about to dive into the movie with any sort of heightened expectations.
The recap is basically just
what it says it is, a recap. It adds NOTHING to the TV anime, like new scenes or dialogue (apart from the 30-second scene in the beginning), and improves NOTHING even though Madhouse should have had enough time to up the quality even by a bit. The animation is the same, the CG fights are the same etc. You could watch the TV show and it wouldn't make much difference apart from giving you the full story.
The only thing saving this movie is the fact that it's Overlord, Momonga is cool, Albedo is sexy and funny, and all the characters are basically a joy to watch. The music hasn't changed and it is passable.
So yeah, if you're going into this movie expecting something different or better from the TV anime, then don't. It's just the same thing, minus a couple scenes stuck together and thrown in the theater for money money money. 5/10.
Nothing much to say. Like what the description says, it's the recap on the first half of the TV series (ep 1~7). It's been so long since I've watch the series so when the season 2 was announce, the recap movies was a good refresher to quench my hype. They even promise to add some scenes. Turns out it was a disappointment... The added "scene was just *SPOILER ALERT* the MC in his real body booting up the dive machine and that's it... They even remove some parts (example: where the party Swords of Darkness hired the MC, the MC showed his face under his
helmet buy using an illusion to fool them). Haven't watch part 2 of the recap yet but from my experience from this, mostly likely it will also be a disappointment...
Art: 3 (they should have improved the fight scenes...)
Basically if you haven't watch the TV series yet and doesn't want hearing the OP, ED, and previews go for it. Otherwise, aid advice stay away (the OP rocks anyway)