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'Overlord' Gets OVA

by Stark700
May 30, 2016 10:54 AM | 46 Comments
It was revealed in the 10th volume of light novel Overlord (pictured) that the series will be receiving an OVA. It will be bundled with the 11th volume and is scheduled to ship on September 30. The OVA episode will contain new footage from the Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades chibi anime short series with 30 minutes of content.

Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades is a comedy short series that featured super deformed version of characters from the original series.

Source: Animate Times

Overlord: Ple Ple Pleiades (OVA) on MAL

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ultravigo said:

you gave SAO 10.I can't take your opinions seriously....


LOL, word!

Ainz always struck me as a Lawful Neutral type of character. If he becomes full-blown evil, then that's stupid IMO...but if he's a "petty evil", I can see how that can be funny. In other words, I'd love to see a Season 2 even at the risk of being disappointed.

Sep 18, 2016 12:51 PM by sadclown

ultravigo said:

you gave SAO 10.I can't take your opinions seriously i think instead of bitching like a cry baby because LN turned dark i recommend you to sticking to SAO.


It didn't turn dark per se. It just turned stupid.

Very stupid.

There's a Japanese drama I like very much. Ouroboros. In one episode, they had a psycho killer as a villain. He specialized in killing club hostesses apparently. So anyway, he made one club hostess fall in love with him (for her money probably?) and then when she wanted to settle down with him, he killed her because he didn't want the responsibility of caring for a woman.

So anyway, after his deed was exposed, one of the male leads (Danno I think) said something like this to him.

"You aren't evil. You are just a piece of shit."

And that's the same thing I could say about Ainz.

The plot in Overlord no longer make any sense after the killing of the low-level workers. Killing people for the sake of killing and showing off his strength. Making elaborate plots just for the sake of killing more when he didn't have to. Too stupid for words.

At the end of the elaborate plot to start a war with some kingdom, I was left totally clueless. He didn't have to do all that, right? He could have just skipped steps 1 and 2 and gone straight to 3. Was he trying to show people how smart he is? Like a kid making up elaborate lies to get more candy?

Those were my thoughts when I read the LN. And so I gave up on Overlord because it got too stupid for words.

Sep 16, 2016 12:19 AM by Teckmeister

Teckmeister said:
I hope it stops at the OVA. No more anime episodes for Overlord.

I started out as a fan of Overlord. And indeed, the 1st season was good. A good mix of action, comedy and mystery. And I was looking forward to a season 2 very much.

But then things got weird in the Light Novel version of Overlord. In a main story arc that appears some time after the events of Season 1 anime, there's a fundamental shift in Ainz's character and the genre of the Overlord.

The comedy tag no longer applies after that story arc.


Things didn't get bad per se. It just got very stupid. I quite like the theme of greater evil (Ainz) punishing the petty evils that's present in the first anime season. But in the LN story arc, Ainz himself became a very petty evil. Like a B-grade villain in a Hollywood movie who's scheduled to die in Act 1.

Also, as a gamer, I hate to see unfair fights between high level players and noobs. Ainz himself, a level 100 lich with level 100 subordinates, picked on a bunch of level 20-somethings. That was just acting evil for the sake of acting evil.

Too dumb.

Those of you who enjoyed Season 1 of the anime, let me tell you this:

You will be sorely disappointed if the anime continues. Sure, the story arc immediately after the events of season 1 will be fun to watch, but that's a problem in itself. You will like Overlord more and then, once they continue following the LN story arcs, you will become severely disillusioned by the stupidity of it all. Like I was.

So, I honestly think it is better to leave the anime alone. Don't continue it and disappoint all the anime fans.

you gave SAO 10.I can't take your opinions seriously i think instead of bitching like a cry baby because LN turned dark i recommend you to sticking to SAO.

Sep 7, 2016 7:24 AM by ultravigo

Well, it's still better than nothing :)

Jun 6, 2016 8:45 AM by ShanaFlame

Madhouse please! To be honest if they come out with a second season of OPM that will set a precedent that it is possible. Here's to hoping!

Jun 3, 2016 6:33 PM by SsjComputerChair

dannnkkkkk memes.

Jun 2, 2016 7:02 AM by Yuki_Ookami

Sorakaa said:
ichii_1 said:


Wut? Ainz only cares about nazarick and whatever benefits it, there is no shift, you just see it more clearly after vol 3.

It's called"dark comedy".


Yes but I think he does "care" for the people that work there, butlers and maids if that counts.


Yes, they are a part of nazarick and so is anything under his rule.

Jun 1, 2016 8:14 AM by ichii_1

ichii_1 said:
Teckmeister said:

But then things got weird in the Light Novel version of Overlord. In a main story arc that appears some time after the events of Season 1 anime, there's a fundamental shift in Ainz's character and the genre of the Overlord.

The comedy tag no longer applies after that story arc.


Wut? Ainz only cares about nazarick and whatever benefits it, there is no shift, you just see it more clearly after vol 3.

It's called"dark comedy".


Yes but I think he does "care" for the people that work there, butlers and maids if that counts.

Jun 1, 2016 6:40 AM by Sorakaa

Teckmeister said:

But then things got weird in the Light Novel version of Overlord. In a main story arc that appears some time after the events of Season 1 anime, there's a fundamental shift in Ainz's character and the genre of the Overlord.

The comedy tag no longer applies after that story arc.


Wut? Ainz only cares about nazarick and whatever benefits it, there is no shift, you just see it more clearly after vol 3.

It's called"dark comedy".

May 31, 2016 8:32 AM by ichii_1

Specials were good, so look forward to next OVA! :3

May 31, 2016 4:57 AM by Gokucchi

ggYeti said:
^Looks like someone's still mad because their favorite waifu died and nakama power turned out to be just that- fantasy XD

Also Ainz never cared about humans in the first place. There was never any shift or anything. The anime just didn't portray those qualities of Ainz, skipped the parts about torturing prisoners etc since it was just a mediocre adaption aimed at casuals. Just your fault being disillusioned.


There's a shift for sure.

In the first season of the anime, Ainz did not care about humans, but he didn't see them as enemies. He even went so far as to make sure that his maid companion did not go around hurting humans just because she was hit on.

That was the comedy aspect that I liked. The evil Overlord giving a damn about humans and making sure his overzealous maid did not hurt them.

But during the story arc I talked about earlier, Ainz set about a series of events in motion and got a group of low-level humans to play along as pawns. And then, because those humans acted exactly the way he wanted them to, he executed all of them.

Yeah, I would say that's a fundamental shift.

May 31, 2016 3:56 AM by Teckmeister

ggYeti said:
^Looks like someone's still mad because their favorite waifu died and nakama power turned out to be just that- fantasy XD

Also Ainz never cared about humans in the first place. There was never any shift or anything. The anime just didn't portray those qualities of Ainz, skipped the parts about torturing prisoners etc since it was just a mediocre adaption aimed at casuals. Just your fault being disillusioned.

For me you are mad retard and nobody cares about your opinion in first place.

May 31, 2016 2:44 AM by krz3myk

So the OVA's based on that comedy short thing that aired alongside the series? Think I'll pass then.

If it was a proper OVA for the main series I'd have been interested though.

May 31, 2016 1:07 AM by Atavistic

^Looks like someone's still mad because their favorite waifu died and nakama power turned out to be just that- fantasy XD

Also Ainz never cared about humans in the first place. There was never any shift or anything. The anime just didn't portray those qualities of Ainz, skipped the parts about torturing prisoners etc since it was just a mediocre adaption aimed at casuals. Just your fault being disillusioned.

May 30, 2016 11:39 PM by ggYeti

I hope it stops at the OVA. No more anime episodes for Overlord.

I started out as a fan of Overlord. And indeed, the 1st season was good. A good mix of action, comedy and mystery. And I was looking forward to a season 2 very much.

But then things got weird in the Light Novel version of Overlord. In a main story arc that appears some time after the events of Season 1 anime, there's a fundamental shift in Ainz's character and the genre of the Overlord.

The comedy tag no longer applies after that story arc.

Things didn't get bad per se. It just got very stupid. I quite like the theme of greater evil (Ainz) punishing the petty evils that's present in the first anime season. But in the LN story arc, Ainz himself became a very petty evil. Like a B-grade villain in a Hollywood movie who's scheduled to die in Act 1.

Also, as a gamer, I hate to see unfair fights between high level players and noobs. Ainz himself, a level 100 lich with level 100 subordinates, picked on a bunch of level 20-somethings. That was just acting evil for the sake of acting evil.

Too dumb.

Those of you who enjoyed Season 1 of the anime, let me tell you this:

You will be sorely disappointed if the anime continues. Sure, the story arc immediately after the events of season 1 will be fun to watch, but that's a problem in itself. You will like Overlord more and then, once they continue following the LN story arcs, you will become severely disillusioned by the stupidity of it all. Like I was.

So, I honestly think it is better to leave the anime alone. Don't continue it and disappoint all the anime fans.

May 30, 2016 10:01 PM by Teckmeister

still remember him BUFFING up for 2minutes

May 30, 2016 9:11 PM by ikato_kiyazaki

They better make this worth the OVA. Hope it will not be that bath scene event from volume 8. Ohhh... that was mortifying. I still can't get over that April Fool joke images out of my head. Damn, regretting reading that update. Σ(゜ロ゜;)

May 30, 2016 7:03 PM by Kazra07

Second season pls! :)

May 30, 2016 5:43 PM by mootjee

Man, we really need a second season...

May 30, 2016 5:22 PM by Azphix