Overlord – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: Overlord
Japanese: オーバーロード

 

Information

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
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

This project called the ADB features every show that I’ve seen to completion, nothing that I’ve dropped at the time of writing. (Now 13th of March)  This means that if I review a show and say that I don’t like it I’ve changed my mind towards the show at some point. I can understand the appeal for nearly all of these shows (except for ones like CLANNAD where I forced myself) but while I will criticise this show know that I did like it at the time.

Revisiting overlord made me realise how bad this was. It is simply generic action with not a whole lot going on. I liked the fact that the show made it interesting with an overpowered protagonist and I enjoyed the way the main guy levelled up through the ranks. Now I think that the OP protagonist undermines the action and there is so much talking that it’s really boring now. It takes itself too seriously and has really bad plot events in my opinion as well as boring characters.

The finale of season 1 was terrible and by far the best section is the middle where he levels up through the guild ranks but in terms of action stories you could go a lot better. I hate action anime anyway and very few are ones that I really like. Hunter x Hunter will always be the best action shounen, Hajime no ippo will always be the best sports action and Berserk (1997) will always be the best of mixing action with excellent plot. Don’t even think about watching this until you’ve seen the others!

Recommended

Berserk 1997

Shows from the same genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy

Shows from the same studio: Madhouse

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