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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.
report Recommended by MagicFlier
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   read more
report Recommended by Duckii
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.
report Recommended by aifukola
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.
report Recommended by dadnaya
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.
report Recommended by AkatsukiYuu
-People are trapped in the video game they were playing -The MCs are OP and have the best weapons in the game -Great animation -Amazing fight/actions scenes Difference: -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.
report Recommended by BlameSaiki
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 ...
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Mental selves trapped in piles of calculation
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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   read more
report Recommended by tribopower
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"   read more
report Recommended by Shoichi
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.
report Recommended by Ichigo_Shiba
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.
report Recommended by KiritoXY
Live in a game themed anime.
report Recommended by Luminie
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.
report Recommended by _coffee_jelly_
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   read more
report Recommended by doge_desu_sugoi
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)
report Recommended by Shibuya_Akira
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.
report Recommended by King_Meruem169
- 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
report Recommended by phantom881
Same character transfer in a mmorpg world
report Recommended by Sheyne
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.
report Recommended by NatoBoram
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.
report Recommended by Wolfthorn4811
Gets stuck in an RPG world, and the MC is of the OP kind. Has similarity to SAO.
report Recommended by ChwizZ
The MCs are transported to another world via gaming consoles. Both MCs are strong gamers. Action packed and solid animation.
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
- The universes take place in a "game" - They both come from the real world, and they go in a fantasy world (Isekai) - Fantasy anime
report Recommended by Arukami
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
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
Being trapped in a world and has to abide by the rules of that game world to live / return back to the real world.
report Recommended by 00Lone_wolf00
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.
report Recommended by lawlkitties
Both has the overpowerd vibe. both anime is related to game.
report Recommended by Shikto
- Both are isekai - Mostly OP MC with a great following of waifus with wife material - Funny characters to save show from failure - Interesting storydrive - Plot twist endings
report Recommended by Kirapoke
Better isekai all hail Ainz ooal gown
report Recommended by ArupBasu
Both MCs are stuck in a game. Both MCs already have knowledge of the game in order to know what to do and where to go. They're both fairly intelligent in terms of combat and general knowledge. They have subordinates that are closer/loyal to them and would fight for them. Only difference is that SAO's MC starts off weak but gets progressively stronger, and Overlord's MC starts off OP because he played the game before and had tons of strong loot and experience.
report Recommended by Wagonaire
Both protagonists get stuck in the game they were playing. Overlord however takes it on a much larger level and the main character has no idea what happened or why he was still his in game avatar but not his or the game world but a completely different one.
report Recommended by kalebsmoker
If your looking for a show that will grab your attention an have you guessing what happens next Over lord is your anime. With similarities to the anime like SAO (Sword Art Online),with the main character being stuck inside a video game. its packed with friendships, excitement an full of action. Not a anime to pass up
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