Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic.
The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided.
These 2 anime have the similar situation for the protagonist, Which is being stuck in the mmorpg they've played. However, in overlord the game was going to be shutdown but the main protagonist decided to stay logged on until the end, instead of being forced log out he was turned into his character from the game and transfer into the game. In sword art, all current players that were online were gathered by the game creator and was told the game has became a reality and they must finish the game in order to log out with the feature of real deaths consequences. Also, the
Both main characters are trapped in a video game world, which changed when the option to log out disappeared. In Overlord the goal seems to be rather taking control of the world, when in Sword Art Online the goal is to escape the game. The starting setting are different, in Sword Art Online the main starts from the bottom and earns his power, when in Overlord the main already has everything, he just needs to adapt to everything new.
In both of those anime, one is stuck in a game and is the main character as well.
The game is RPG based with RPG elements.
Warriors, mages, archers are things which are heard in with of them.
In both of those, the main character (and apparently the others too) can't log out of the game.
For me, the next anime came to my mind when talking about Overlord is Sword Art Online (SAO). Both anime are similar in term of how the character got trapped inside a game and the story goes on of how they survived in the 'new world'. As Overlord is about one main character tried to survive alone, SAO is about the whole players trying hard to live and adapting. SAO is thrilling as there are only a few players trying so hard to follow the rules for escaping while others settling down with the new environment.
-People are trapped in the video game they were playing
-The MCs are OP and have the best weapons in the game
-Amazing fight/actions scenes
-Little to no romance in Overlord. There isn't some awkward, romantic episode in the middle of all of the action. And the characters/NPCs are more likeable than those in SAO.
Both anime protagonist are imprisoned in a fantasy world , Both of them have the idea of being a guild member , exploring , crafting and hunting beasts , both of them are fantasy , adventure , game , action anime with the same plot and just different ways to of presentation ( of course ) , and many other similarities ...
Mental selves trapped in piles of calculation
These 2 anime have the similar situation for the protagonist, Which is being stuck in the mmorpg they've played. However, in overlord the game was going to be shutdown but the main protagonist decided to stay logged on until the end, instead of being forced log out he was turnt into a skeleton and transfer into the game.
The concept of both are quite the same one being called DMMO-RPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) and the other being called Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) , the thing is sword art online tries to hard being a good game
Among other things, they both are similarly themed, and both have overpowered main characters. While Kirito isn't the strongest character, Ains seems to be. There are hostile creatures in both anime, but, while in "Sword Art Online" the monsters spawn by themselves, the monsters in "Overlord" are summoned.
The comedy in both anime is fundamentally different. "Sword Art Online" is more serious (-ish), so the comedy is more lighthearted and simple. The comedy in "Overlord" resembles that of "High School DxD", so it's more perverted and age-restrictive.
Both are adaptions of light-novels. Only "Overlord" is of the 'Ecchi' genre.
Both are recommendable, but while "Sword Art Online"
Both protagonists suddenly discover that they can't log out of the MMORPG that they're playing, both protagonists don't like their life in the real world. Both protagonists are powerful in the MMORPG that they're playing.
In both the series the main character is traped in the gaming world and must fight to survive.
Both of them contain many fighting scenes.
Live in a game themed anime.
If you're craving for some game, action, or OP main characters, this will be a good anime to add to your list. Sword Art Online and Overlord both have similar introductions. Main characters play the game and then next thing you know..! (Just in case. I'm not continuing that sentence.) To add to that, they're knowledgeable and skilled (OP characters!!!) when it comes to the game.
Obviously, both are similar because they involve the MC being trapped in an MMO. However, both also are similar because they are really overpowered. Kirito and Momonga are extremely powerful, to the point of where nothing is really that challenging. Out of the two, I'd still say to watch Overlord. I found it much more enjoyable, and Momonga is a much better MC.
Main character is trapped in his favorite virtual reality MMORPG. In overlord, The main character and his guild mates created an evil-demon lord like base, where they also created NPC's. after the servers are going to go down for good, the main character stays to the very end, only to find himself now tapped in the game, only now, the NPC's are sentient, can move on their own, and serve him based on how they were programmed by his guild mates. This story focuses more on the world that the MC as compared to sword art. We also learn next to nothing
The main character get's stuck in a virtual reality game, has to overcome the challenges that this situation entails and is trying to find his way out.
(Game, Adventure, Action, Fantasy)
Both in Sword Art Online and in Overlord the main character find himself stuck inside a RPG game, the main difference is that the overlord guy have already started as a badass dude and doesn't have cuddling moments like SAO.
Also set in a world where the mc is stuck in a RPG -like game except that the main character is super overpowered compared to everyone else.
- Both have the characters stuck in a game
- Both have the characters stuck in a MMORPG
- Both have great fights
- Both have really powerful main character
Same character transfer in a mmorpg world
What if you were stuck in a game forever? Reality suck, and these shows give us more reasons to hate reality and want to live in a video game universe.
Both anime take place in a world similar to a video game where the main character is trapped and looking for a way to get home.
Gets stuck in an RPG world, and the MC is of the OP kind. Has similarity to SAO.
The MCs are transported to another world via gaming consoles. Both MCs are strong gamers. Action packed and solid animation.
Both are isekai shows but the world of overlord actually feels like a proper mmorpg and unlike Sao it's entertaining for the entirety of it's run time
Being trapped in a world and has to abide by the rules of that game world to live / return back to the real world.
Overlord is sort of like an SAO, but actually good. Where SAO was about some edgy guy chasing thots and trying to escape his new reality, Overlord is about a badass who doesn't need to chase thots and is pretty satisfied with his new reality.