Overlord season 1 summary

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Overlord Season 1 Ending, Explained

‘Overlord‘ is adapted from Light Novels written by Maruyama Kugane. When it first came out, the anime appealed mostly to the growing fan base of the Isekai gaming anime genre after the huge success of ‘Sword Art Online’. While most other anime that followed the same setup came off as extremely cliched, ‘Overlord’ was able to establish itself on the better side of the spectrum. What makes this anime better than all the other ‘SOA’ spin-offs is its fascinating main character and the world-building. If you have ever been into playing MMORPGs, you’ll certainly feel that ‘Overlord‘ is almost like watching a walkthrough of one of those games.

Coming from Madhouse Studio, which is also known for creating some of the best anime shows like ‘Death Note‘ and ‘One Punch Man‘, the artwork of ‘Overlord’ is almost flawless. The animation style in itself is enough to transport you to the whole RPG setup of the anime and though it only has a few action scenes in the first season, all of them have been designed in a way that make them extremely impactful. The use of CGI can still be a little questionable but for the most part, it is not all that bad. The main character Momonga, though does not have flesh or human organs like most other fantasy heroes, still somehow seems to be a very likable character because of how he is animated and how the human side of his personality is reflected through his skeletal exterior.

Overall, Season 1 of ‘Overlord‘ is an amazing anime and its only major flaw is its short runtime of 12 episodes. And it’s because of this short runtime that the anime has raised a lot of questions in its last few episodes. So we’ll try to answer each of these unanswered questions based on what we could comprehend from the series and also by making a few of our own assumptions along the way.

The Ending: Who are the ones controlling Shalltear?

The Slane Theocracy decides to send the black scripture on a recon mission to the country of E Rantel. One big reason why they do this is to protect and later use the world item “Downfall of Castle and Country” so that they’re very well prepared for the revival of the Catastrophe Dragon Lord. While they are at this, they somehow run into Shalltear along the way. She confronts the Death Bringing Brigade and while she’s at it, Lady Kaide uses the world item “Downfall of Castle and Country” on her. For a while, Shalltear is also able to resist the effects of it and even ends up killing Lady Kaide. But eventually, she does get mind-controlled by the world item. This, in a way, implies that Shalltear was being mind-controlled by a dead person.

Who is Shalltear and How is She So Strong?

Shalltear Bloodfallen is the floor guardian of the first, second and third floors at the Great Tomb of Nazarick. She was created by Ainz’s guildmate Peroroncino and is now an NPC (Non-Player Character). After she ends up being mind-controlled, even many of the characters who are on Aniz’s side agree that his chances of winning against her are very thin. As a viewer, you must be thinking that if Ainz is one of the strongest beings in the game, then why was he not easily able to crush Shalltear in a battle?

At one point, Ainz himself agrees that if she had approached him more cautiously during the battle and had not fallen for his incredible fight strategies, she would be able to defeat him quite easily. So clearly, Shalltear is stronger than Ainz if her subjective strength is considered. The reason behind this is that when Ainz’s guildmate Peroroncine was designing his character Shalltear, as a joke, he made her in such a way that she is the perfect competitor for Ainz. So like all the other NPCs, when she starts to show sentience, she is able to retain all the abilities that were previously ingrained in her character by Perorocino.

Also, if you consider the light novel, chapter one of volume two mentions that Ainz considers himself to be a player of the upper-middle tier because he always neglected to raise his own powers. But if we consider the divine class items that he possesses and also his endless list of cash items, he can easily be ranked amongst the middle of the top-class players. Compared to this, if we consider Shalltear solely as a character and based on the equipment she possesses, she easily falls in the lower portion of the top tier. But if she possessed the divine class elements like Ainz, she would easily be able to fall in the middle of the upper tier.

So the only reason why Ainz is able to defeat Shalltear is that he is actually a player and Shalltear is only an NPC. Ainz wisely makes use of the “Perfect Warrior Spell” and is able to access the weapons of other class to defeat her. He also downloads the data of all the characters present in the game and figures out that Shalltear might have a stronger offense but his defense is way stronger than hers. Using this, he is able to drain all of her HP to finally defeat her using not only a lot of his magic but also his intelligence.

To What Extent is Momunga Living in the Gaming World?

Theory 1:

‘Sword Art Online‘, which has the same gaming setup as ‘Overlord‘, makes it clear that its characters have not been physically transported to the gaming world and are only mentally involved in their gaming adventures. There are also several other similar Isekai anime which clearly show that the characters are being magically transported to the gaming world. But for some strange reason, ‘Overlord’ simply shows that the main character decides to play the game for the last time and later realizes that he is not able to log out. All of the NPCs who were previously controlled by his guildmates start to show sentience and that’s where the whole adventure beings.

There are several hints in the anime itself which suggest that this setup is nowhere close to being anything like ‘Sword Art Online‘. In ‘SOA’, though the players realize that they’re trapped in the new world, they still have to play it like a game. But in ‘Overlord’, the main character and even the NPCs show real-life emotions. Though the NPCs are not being controlled by real players, they still don’t seem to act based on the actions that are programmed to them.  Instead, they show personalities of real-life humans. Even Aniz’s character initially finds it really hard to adapt to his new body and personality and more often than not, even his human personality directly reflects from his gaming avatar.

Other Theories:

Contrary to the above discussed theory, there are also a few other theories that claim that the gaming version of him is more like an A.I clone of his personality. And this seems pretty convincing as even the other players could very well just be A.I avatars of their human players. There’s also a theory which states that just because Yggdrasil (the name of the game) is a DMMO-RPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), its setup could be very similar to that of ‘Sword Art Online’. But then again, if he was actually sitting in his home controlling the character, he would have passed out from low sugar levels and lack of sleep ages ago.

Light Novel Theory:

If we consider the Light Novel, it states: “To date, this body of his had not felt thirst, so it did not bother him. Although he was well aware that the dead would not feel this way, he could not help but think this was all a joke once he realized that he was no longer human.” These lines clearly convey that in some way, the actual soul of his real-life character is now in the gaming avatar and his physical presence in the real world is probably non-existent.

If you had a great time watching the first season of the anime, you should certainly check out its season 2. The show not only gets better in terms of the aesthetics, but it also makes an attempt to resolve all the mysteries that season 1 leaves you with.

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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)

Producers:AT-X, Grooove, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Kadokawa

Licensors:Funimation

Studios:Madhouse

Source: Light novel

Genres:ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural

Theme:GameGame

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Score:7.931(scored by 720172720,172 users)

1 indicates a weighted score.

Ranked:#6362

2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Popularity: #74

Members: 1,226,947

Favorites: 19,596


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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]

Overlord adapts the first 3 novels of Kugane Maruyama's light novel series of the same name.


Characters & Voice Actors


Itou, Naoyuki
Itou, Naoyuki

Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation






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Obligatory spoiler warning because Overlord is a masterpiece that must be experienced first-hand. So apparently what Sword Art Online needed was for Kirito to be a skeleton wizard and Asuna to be Mahouka's Miyuki. The concept of this series is the same as what most people are already familiar with; A guy is playing a game, and then he's suddenly trapped in it because of some unexplained reason. Overlord does absolutely nothing original aside from having a few aesthetic and irrelevant differences from the rest, and people seem to consider it as a brilliant masterpiece because it apparently managed to appeal to those who wanted to play as the bad guy in a roleplaying forum.

The original LN has some pretty nice art and cool character designs. That's about the only good thing about the series as a whole- Everything else, including the writing, ranges from mediocre to genuinely awful. Apparently when Madhouse realized that they were going to be animating One Punch Man, they saw Overlord's amazing budget saving potential- Most notably, zooming in the unmoving skeleton man's face so they don't have to animate anything at all while he's talking. The animation is really subpar, and there's a lot of terrible looking CGI in the show while it's not focusing on Momonga's face. It only truly picks up in quality at the very end of the series, and even then, it doesn't manage to be very impressive. The OST is very forgettable to the point that I might even consider it one of the worst in the shows I've seen- Basically take whatever Yasuharu Takanashi does and make it even more generic than some of his worst works. That about describes it. Visually and aurally, it's definitely below average.

But surely despite all that mediocrity, the writing must be amazing. After all, the main character is a skeleton wizard and leads an army of Saturday morning cartoon villains. Despite the series attempting to present the protagonist and his group as evil, the best it does is having them kill completely unlikable characters that barely get more than a minute of screen time. That's some evil right there.

Momonga is an incredibly boring character. Aside from providing exposition after exposition through his internal monologues from his experience with the MMO when describing what's happening on the screen, he really does not have much personality. His entire character motivation is to find out about the world he's trapped in, just like the viewers- Basically, it can be summed up that his motivation pretty much does not exist because it simply exists as a parallel to the plot itself. Furthermore, he's very powerful- Apparently overpowered MCs are acceptable as long as they're not designed like teenage boys, which makes it admitedly harder for neckbeards to relate to. But Momonga's degree of power exceeds even that- He's powerful to the point that nearly nothing poses a serious threat to him. This is a problem in storytelling because no conflict is ever relevant- Momonga's powerful enough to just solve it easily without any effort. One could say that it was the writer's intent to make Momonga seem powerful and impressive, but it doesn't even do that correctly. Power is relative, so when Momonga just one-shots random fodders that spend more time boasting about themselves than actually showing what they're capable of, it's not impressive in the slightest. A key example of this happens in the fourth episode, where the bad guy summons what is supposedly a super-powerful monster, and when Momonga kills it, it's supposed to look impressive. But the audience doesn't know what this monster was even capable of, outside of the bad guy boasting about its supposed strength, so it just feels completely flat.

While he makes all these unnecessary convoluted plans about how he would spread his name around the world to catch the attention of those who might have been trapped in the world like him, he essentially just solves all his problems through his raw power. His problems are more self-imposed than anything due to his tendency to be incredibly paranoid due to his fear of something that “might” be more powerful than him. And to make it worse, he just outright contradicts himself near the end of the show by risking his life in an unnecessary one-on-one combat due to his ego. Brilliant.

And to make it more brilliant, there really was no reason for the MMO backdrop at all- It's a completely unnecessary addition. The series could have worked just as well with Momonga being a genuine evil skeleton lich in a genuine fantasy world instead of “some guy trapped in a MMO world that became REAL.” All this does, essentially, is to give an excuse for some parts of poor storytelling to exist, such as exposition dumps from Momonga based on his experience with the MMO, and floor guardians being completely, unquestionably loyal to him for no reason. The series never references back to the real world, so it might as well not exist- And since the audience has no idea about the said MMO, it only emphasizes the point about this just being a pointless hook, and a justification for awful storytelling that relies on the backwards idea of “Tell, don't show.”

All the floor guardians and Momonga's lackies are uninteresting and flat- They have some interesting designs, especially the maids, but all their personality is about as interesting as a rock. First few episodes make it clear that they absolutely adore Momonga, and they spend their entire screen time thinking and/or talking about how great Momonga is. One of the worst examples is Albedo, who spends every moment of her screen time doing just all that. She never does anything outside of praising Momonga, whether he's in the same scene as her or not- Comparing this to Mahouka, she's basically this series' equivalent of Miyuki if Miyuki did absolutely nothing outside of praising Tatsuya, which makes Albedo far, far more annoying. Remember how people absolutely despised Miyuki because she wouldn't shut up about her onii-sama? There's an exact same character here, if arguably worse, but Albedo gets a free pass because her target of affection looks like a skeleton wizard and has a fanservice design.
There's also nothing interesting about floor guardians' interaction with one another, as all they talk about is how great Momonga is and how they should do their job and serve him. I guess the assumption the author made was that his target audience was so stupid that they needed to be reminded of the obvious every scene, every line.

Another awful aspect of this series is the pacing- It's always painfully slow. A lot of people seem to defend slow pacing by claiming that it's character development, but there's no development. I'm not sure where people got the idea that character interaction equate to character development, but I guess just listening to pointless filler dialogue gives some people a false impression that something must be going on even though nothing is really going on. This is especially noticeable in the episodes where Momonga teams up with a lower class group of adventurers to complete a quest- The show spends several episodes attempting to develop this group of nobodies by giving them cardboard personalities, but in the end it's completely pointless. They're not likable because they haven't really done anything, their interaction with Momonga is pretty bland, and the series makes it clear that they're not important to begin with. And surprise, it turns out they were completely irrelevant. Amazing character development for characters that never mattered with pointless, drawn-out character interaction that did nothing for everyone in the cast.

If all that wasn't enough, the series doesn't even tie itself up properly- The last part of the show involves one of Momonga's minions, who is just as powerful as he is, suddenly being brainwashed through the power of plot convenience because the author thought an actually threatening conflict was needed around this time in the series. Despite taking all the safety precautions with all his power previously, Momonga decides that he needs to make a point about how he's the leader, even though there was absolutely no need for him to do so when all the floor guardians already adore him unquestionably. Basically, Momonga is not very intelligent- Everything goes as he plans because of his raw power and having so many tools to work with- Not because he's actually skilled at strategizing. It also should be noted that this last part of the show was incredibly grating, because the brainwashed minion still sucks up to Momonga while still opposing him. Really, Overlord?

So to summarize what happened in this entire cour: First quarter spends its time on just introductions on characters that have no personality whatsoever outside of all sucking up to Momonga in perfect unison. Second quarter is about Momonga effortlessly beating an army of literal nobodies that won't matter for the rest of the season. Third quarter is about Momonga effortlessly beating an army of zombies and two bad guys that won't matter for the rest of the season. And finally, the last quarter is about Momonga beating a brainwashed minion only because he handicapped himself even though it would've been just as effortless because he's a poorly written character. I can't even really claim that this is a pacing issue with the show itself- This is more like a pacing issue of the novels because the show covers fair amount of the novels. Remember that statement about how MMO setting is used as nothing more than an exposition tool? Yeah, it's apparently being used as a filler as well in the novels, explaining things that nobody gives a shit about to pad out the content.

I really don't understand the praise for this series- Aside from simple aesthetic differences, this series has all the flaws that all generic light novels have. The MC is just yet another generic Stu protagonist that has next to no character motivation, the side characters are cardboard cutouts that constantly suck up to Momonga only because they were quite literally made to do so, and the storytelling is a complete mess where the MMO backdrop is only used as a convenient excuse to make way for exposition through Momonga's inner monologues. Instead of being from a perspective of a genuine evil villain, it's from a perspective of a generic MC that only looks like a villain with underlings who are about as laughably as evil as Akame ga Kill's antagonists. As an adaptation, it fails- And as for the series as a whole, it's just another generic fantasy novel with a gimmick element as a hook. There's literally nothing positive about the series, aside from the LN's art and character designs, which all just seem like a waste of talent and effort. Both of which are not present in the adaptation or the writer.

The spin-off series, Ple Ple Pleiades is actually far more entertaining. Go watch that instead.

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The Overlord was an outstanding rank to symbolize the tremendous power of one particular user. Unfortunately, even that rank failed to save Momonga from being trapped in the world of a fantasy game. Thus, there is only one thing that he can do. It's the perfect time for some real action. As the ruler of death, he will pass his judgment upon the poor Yggdrasil. What future will Momonga bring? A bright future filled with joy or a living hell full of horrors, pain, and anguish? Regarded as the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. Just maybe, this is the right time to conquer Yggdrasil, the living heaven of a fantasy theme. Anyone who tried to resist or oppose him shall face the ultimate humiliation and loss, to suffer eternally in the deepest pits of hell where light shall never shine.

Review
First, I would like to point out that there's just so much unreasonable hate in Overlord, and I think people need to learn to emphasize the 'preferences & tastes of one user'. Of course, you're free to dislike it, but it doesn't give you any right to deem anyone else who likes it as trash. Please, stop the petty hate. It doesn't even make you look 'cool' instead of a fool. 

The concept of the Overlord itself is pretty unique, as it was among the first in the early generation that popularized the skeleton MC as its mascot. Coupled with the heavy fantasy setting, a pool of interesting characters, and its slightly darker story, Overlord has successfully hooked fans both from inside and outside of Japan in general. Its storyline may be a bit slow most of the time, but it is usually worth it as the fight scenes take place. The series mainly focuses on the change of Momonga himself, from being a mere player to having Godhood status inside the fantasy game. Furthermore, Momonga itself is such a unique character to be explored. His loyalty and desire simply can not be questioned as he stands firm to protect everything that had been long abandoned by his friends. By doing whatever is needed, we can see the fall or perhaps the rise of someone who was more innocent than whatnot, but turned out to be more ruthless and cold as time goes on. The Overlord novel, for instance, is a lot darker than its counterpart in manga & anime. Unexpectedly, I'd say it is one of the best characteristics that Overlord managed to hold until the very end. Let's be real, more often than not, most anime tend to stay away or avoid the gory scenes completely just to stay on a safe ride. But Overlord, on the other hand, stays true to its path of bloody & world conquest regardless of the cost. You might miss a few plot elements, but the overall story is still enjoyable to watch, and albeit it can be a little bit buffoonery at times, the Overlord still managed to stay on the side of victorious in the end.

Character
Out of all the anime that I've watched, a select few of the Overlord characters are much more interesting to see than all of the others combined. Although the development of its characters is a bit slower, it is still quite fun to see. Not to mention the special side view of each and every single one of the Overlord characters, which possesses such a variety of unique kinks and fetish that has transcended the limit of 'nutting'. It's such a sight to behold. And I truly like Momonga as a character. His gentle and yet ruthless personality is already charming enough and much less to be hated. He's such a manly man who will stand firm till the very end, even at the cost of his humanity. He can also be cunning at times, often to gain a better upper hand when fighting someone who could pose a threat to the Tomb of Nazarick. With Momonga's abilities, knowledge, and experience that he has accumulated so far, the series allows one's imagination to run wild about how superior it is to the very existence of Momonga. 

Animation
The animation for this series can be deemed top tier if not flawless. The artwork is so colorful, and each of the character designs is great. If you've read the Overlord manga, then you know it is a miss, but the anime managed to outdo it in every sense. For example, The Great Tomb of Nazarick is being carefully designed as each floor has a different design together with the keepers. This is very different from manga, as it is more likely to be a roughly drawn sketch. Heck, the animation of Momonga's character, especially when he's casting a simple spell, already looks like a god-tier animation. A simple magic trick or a powerful magic attack will always make his presence look overwhelmingly powerful. 

Sound
The opening series is very catchy with rather loveable lyrics. To boot, the Eds are to symbolize the purity of Albedo. Holy moly, these two Op and Eds are so lovely! How can you even hate that?! And for good squirrel, we can even see the soundtrack itself slowly embracing us gently to the Hent-paradise, and I am also impressed by the incredible sound effects in this series. What can I say? It was such a good performance when everything was meshed together by the voice actors, Op and Ed's singers to keep up the best performance up to date. Hence, the music section deems another extra point.

Enjoyment and Overall
But what makes it so great is how Overlord spices up things with the story of the villain route. Since almost, if not all, the characters from the Great Tomb of Nazarick are wicked and beyond insanity. It's not an everyday thing that you can see some bloody sauce on the watcher's side. Although the Overlord premise is nothing new in the face of SAO & LH, it still managed to arise and ascend a spot amongst them. Perhaps, the only downfall of the Overlord is that it comes out simply a bit later than those anime. And although the pace of the Overlord plot and story may be slow at times, it is still rewarding if you stay with it till the very end. Honestly, everything that has been mashed together was already nearly a masterpiece level. I had my share of fun, and I'll always recommend this series as it was highly entertaining and gave you quite a ride up to the finish line. Also, a friendly reminder that as long as you can enjoy one particular anime, that's good enough. 

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Overlord is the kind of anime you begin watching with some reservations.

"A popular MMORPG game traps its players inside and the players now have to play the game where the consequences are quite real".

Sounds familiar?

Well, that's exactly what happens in Overlord, however, the advantage with me is that I haven't seen shows like Sword Art Online, so while the plot was known to me the inherent flaws and stereotypes were not. The show quickly sets itself apart from its contemporaries by giving us a protagonist who plays the role of an antagonist and loves it.

After a brief period of confusion, the ease with which Ainz/Momon takes charge of his servants and powers is refreshing to see. Every move he makes defines his character as a person who is a veteran of MMORPG games. And while he uses his tactics as he would in a game, he knows the consequences of his actions and accepts them without hesitation.

The Art and Music of the show compliment each other brilliantly, and the characters are a good mix of perverse, lovable and obedient. If you've ever had a dream of ruling your own world, then this show will make an excellent guide.

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Anime adaptation revolving around RPG and MMORPG themed worlds can usually be a hit or miss. As a fan of MMORPG games in real life, there should be expectations with the world fiction such as the monsters, mechanics, story, setting, and overall execution. Where does that put Overlord? A bit overboard? Underwhelming? It’s not really like that but Overlord is the type of show that can be hard to judge.

The series is based on a light novel that originated from a Japanese web novel. The original source has about 9 volumes although the adaptation by Madhouse studio consists of only a single cour. (13 episodes) That usually sets off a red flag with the story pacing. And it isn’t wrong either as the first two or so episodes carries a weak weight on itself.

Taking place in the online world of Yggdrasil, we meet Momonga, a salary-man who apparently tried to log out at the very last minute. Things go a bit wary and he gets stuck in-game as an online avatar in the form of a ‘skeletal lich’. It also just happens so that the avatar is also a very powerful wizard. What’s more is that the NPC around him also exhibit their own personalities as if they are alive and have minds of their own. Essentially, the story marks its territory at the Tomb of Nazarick. The first two episodes establishes Momonga (or going by his in-game name Ainz Ooal Gown) as someone with immense powers. Now, I have a problem with overrated characters and Ainz is no exception to this. The show demonstrates his invulnerability to poison along with elite fighting skills, weapon set, and even an intellectual mind as the story progresses. However, the series also takes a few different turns. Monomga still display his human traits as he interacts with the NPCs he encounters. Apparently, they serve him like he is their God so it takes time for him to adapt. Momonga’s personality also becomes suppressed and he displays cunning behavior throughout the show. However, I would not say that he is an arrogant character as he is quite loyal, honest, and respects his servants. As the story progresses, there is a lack of feeling he develops towards death. (Given the irony that he himself is a skeleton, a personification of death)

The show can be taken to light from different perspectives. From the perspective of a light novel reader and adaptation, it’s easy to say that the series focuses quite a bit on Momonga. Almost every episode highlights his role, personality, or overall character. The relationship building and associations he establishes with other characters are also played out in a variety of ways. This can be seen with the seductive Albedo who is utterly in love with him. Even among the Floor Guardians of Momonga’s guild, she is one of the most loyal and obsessive towards Momonga. It doesn’t help that the show also introduces rivals such as Shalltear who shows sexual tendencies. The show’s initial impressions sets off this red flag as it almost makes fun of itself. It also introduces other characters that each get a little bit of his or her screen time such as the Mare and Aura twins, butler Sebas, Cocytus, and intelligent demon Demiurge. In relation to Momonga, they all seemingly show an undying love and respect for him; just expressed definitely from one way or another. As a bit of character driven story, this is really a miss as the characters are unappealing from first impressions. Only Momonga can be legitimately interesting as we want to find out his potential as a guild master and person in real life. It makes us wonder what he is capable of with his new role and how these new changes can apply to his character.

The remainder course of the show opens up realms of possibilities. Like most MMORPG worlds, Yggdrasil seems to be resourceful with landscapes, guilds, and monsters. The story mechanics of the series is explained such as weaponry, skills, and monsters that exhibit its world. It’s nothing original when compared to some other MMORPG style shows. In the past, series such as Sword Art Online and Log Horizon also has fantasy game mechanics; albeit in different fashion. For Overlord, it slowly does this while unraveling the main course of the story. There’s also some common monsters you’ll usually find in fantasy worlds such as goblins, undead beings, and even angels. What makes Overlord stands out a little bit more is that the show is more than just about conquering and survival. I think the key word is the title itself, “Overlord”. This is because Momonga/Ainz is actually trying to take over the world as the new ruler. So in a way, he wants to be an overlord despite his lack of inexperience. This is clearly shown throughout the show with his intentions.

As both a character and story driven series, it will definitely takes patience and adapting to get used to the show. I actually recommend re-watching some scenes to get a better understanding of the series’ intentions at few cases. Examples such as Momonga’s lack of remorse towards death, Albedo’s distasteful view on humans, and other ideals makes the show appealing. It makes the NPCs feel real. In addition, the game mechanics such as spells, weaponry, magical items, and potion making really brings out its fantasy realm to life. There’s some good amount of action as well although fairly predictable with Momonga’s newfound skills. In addition, the story also makes it clear that he isn’t the only character that matters. Others he encounters and associates with such as the Sword of Darkness and his own battle maids get their additional spotlight too. The story also introduces antagonists with their own independent malevolent intentions. It shouldn’t take too long for viewers to realize that Overlord isn’t just Momonga’s personal show.

But for all its creativity, the series suffers much from the over emphasis of Momonga. It focuses far too much on his character while adding the ridiculousness of his servants’ love for him. The first two episodes will likely be a make or break for most viewers as the feeling of an MMORPG game feels isolated. There’s also die-hard comedy with character rivalries, expressions, and overall tone of their generalization. I will say the show has a diverse cast of the characters though. And given the set up for the world, it introduces plenty of important ones to bring the best of Momonga. However, be very aware of the pacing of this story. The first half really tests the patience of the viewers despite foreshadowing some future events and making small promises of improvement. While it’s doing all of this, the comedy is also a hit or miss with its controversially timed scenarios. And lastly, it seems like the adaptation itself is more of a tease for viewers to “read the novels”.

Madhouse puts their work into this show’s animation style. Taking place in such a fantasy world, the colors are focused on the characters rather than the background. Characters are diverse and decorated distinctively that makes them look unique. Momonga/Ainz is obviously the one that stands out the most with his skeletal avatar. When on the road, he takes the form of a dark warrior encased in an armor that makes him look like a badass hero. And that’s really an underrated word. Among Momonga’s followers, the term ‘badass’ can be applied to several characters with their designs such as Albedo, Shelltear, and the battle maid Nabe. There’s also the monsters introduced that is classic to most MMORPG worlds. Human characters are created to look human and most of them gives the impressions of themselves as adventurers. As a fantasy adventure, the show is also no stranger to action and violence. In essence, the action is decent in terms of fantasy standards. It’s the type of stuff you’ll see often in MMORPG related games. On the other hand, the violence creates a grimmer tone. There’s no censorship with the blood and even gore-like scenes during battle sequences. Fan service also exists with Albedo’s role in the story. But what really brings out their characters is the expressions. It has the experimental feel when you see how they react as NPCs while displaying human traits.

If you want stereo music, then you got stereo music. Namely, the OP theme song is an intense beat to the ears while the ED theme always decorates itself with unorthodox imagery. The OST displays a familiar fantasy feel in terms of content. And for all that’s worth, character voice mannerism plays some key roles to make their characters into life. Momonga is actually one of the less noticeable characters for his voice because he sounds similarly like a human. On the other hand, the NPCs has a distinctive voice with their character roles. These voice diversity ranges from Albedo’s seductiveness, Sheltear’s aggressiveness, Sebas’ sophisticated personality, or Nabes’ loyalty. Clementine also gives off a presence of violence thanks to her sinister voice tone that persuades viewers to see how far she will go with her plans. Despite the large cast of characters, a strength of the show does come from the voices.

In the end, Overlord is more or less a refreshingly adventurous tale about a dude stuck in a skeletal avatar. It has functioning creative imagination with a colorful cast of characters. But when it comes to story, Overlord smells like a show with money in mind. In other words, it seems like an advertisement to the main novel. Director Naoyuki Itou puts his experience with other fantasy series at work and is a bit of a mixed bag. The adaptation isn’t unique in either pacing or leaves strong first impressions. The fantasy world itself does generate a decent amount of interest when it comes to its core mechanics. But for a show like Overlord, it needed to hold together and makes sense. Sometimes it accomplishes that, other times it doesn’t. Overlord is a show that needs improvement so pick your poison.

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Overlord (Season 1) Series Review

Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the player functions, or even worse, log out. Sounds familiar? Leaving him with no other option, he starts exploring the world, taking the name of AinzOoal Gown, to see if anyone else from the ‘real world’ is trapped in the game like him and to find anyone who could help him understand what is happening. Did I mention that he made one of the NPCs, Albedo, who was originally programmed to be a bitchy slut, to fall deeply in love with him by changing her personality settings the last minute? Ah yeah, that too.

Art & Music

Very pleased with the aesthetic qualities of the anime, even though that kind of style and design is not my cup of tea. Madhouseanimation once again was up to some really good standards, with the CGIs and the character details being top notch. The artwork is very colorful with really nice character designs and the overall flaw of the anime is pretty much flawless. Especially the magic spells effects! Really well made.

The music and sound were such a big surprise to me. The opening song is so catchy and to-the–point with the plot of the show, which makes it very interesting. It’s been a while since I saw anopening song with lyrics that come from the actual world and environment of the anime, quite refreshing. The sound effects of the anime are quite impressive as well. There was no budget issue in the making of Overlord.

Themes & Trivia

Momonga: Did you know that Momonga(モモンガ)is the Japanese word for ‘flying squirrel’? I don’t know what kind of similarities our skeleton guy can have with flying squirrels but it’s fun to know this kind of things. And, no guys, Hamsuke is a hamster, not a flying squirrel, thank you very much.

Why are VMMORPG anime so alluring? With Sword Art Online considered one of the most popular anime lately, it’s interesting to talk about why this kind of genre makes people go mad the last few years. The answer is quite simple. Most of us crave for a distraction, an escape from real life, and anime like SAOorOverlord with very immersive environments work pretty damn well in making everyone feeling absorbed in them. Anime fans are usually introverted people and avid online gamers. Getting trapped in a visual reality would obviously appeal to this kind of fandom. Who wouldn’t want to avoid their mundane routines and be free, strong, attractive (or just cool looking) with magic powers and insane fighting skills instead of having to deal with real-life problems?

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It might sound like a very typical fantasy MMORPG, Person–in-a-Strange-World-kind-of-feel anime, but as someone who binged it in one day, I believe it’s very entertaining to watch. I think what made me like this anime the most was the fact that it sticks to the plot while keeping it interesting. Sure, it’s not a mind-blowing story with amazing plot twists, but does it really matter? It has humor, good animation and voice acting, great environments, and fairly stimulating characters. It pleases the fans with Momonga being all tsundere and Albedo being all over him, with no more need for romance. Things like Momonga riding a giant hamster, Pandora’s Actor who looks like a dramatic Nazi, and Shalltear wetting her pants from the presence of Momonga to her being mind-controlled and wanting to kill him manage to keep it exciting.

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OVERLORD's World Of Yggdrasil Explained - What Was The DMMO-RPG Of Yggdrasil?

Recap / Overlord (2012)

"The Undead King Arc" is the first major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc introduces Momonga, an average salaryman who spends most of his time playing the game of YGGDRASIL that is about to be shut down. He was suddenly transformed into his avatar and his NPC's came to life. He is faced with difficult decisions as well as new and dynamic situations that must be handled carefully.
"The Dark Warrior Arc" is the second major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown and Narberal Gamma under their adventurer persona named Momon and Nabe accordingly. Ainz and Nabe are on a mission to become famous adventurers so that they can: earn money, become famous, and acquire influence within the surrounding areas; with the additional goal of learning more about the mysterious new locations surrounding them.
"The Bloody Valkyrie Arc" is the third major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown stopping Shalltear Bloodfallen's rebellion before she can cause more problems for him or worse; jeopardize his future plans in the new world.
"The Lizard Man Heroes Arc" is the fourth major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc introduces Zaryusu Shasha, a lizardman of the Green Claw Tribe trying to unite and save the lizardman tribes from total annihilation in order to fight against the undead forces of Nazarick.
"The Men in the Kingdom Arc" is the fifth major story arc in the Overlord series. This first half of the arc is focused on Climb, Brain Unglaus, and Sebas Tian and their interactions in the kingdom of Re-Estize. Then the second half of the arc pertains to Jaldabaoth threatening the Re-Estize Kingdom with his demon army and throwing the city into total pandemonium.
"The Invaders of the Large Tomb Arc" is the sixth major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Foresight, a worker group who volunteered to explore and investigate a mysterious large tomb. Unknown to them, they are facing certain death by trespassing in the headquarters of Ainz Ooal Gown.
"The Two Leaders Arc" is a side story in the Overlord series. This arc is about Enri Emmot becoming the new matriarch of Carne Village and the daily life of Nazarick.
"The Magic Caster of Destruction Arc" is the seventh major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about the annual war between the Re-Estize Kingdom and Baharuth Empire. Ainz Ooal Gown and his newly established nation decide to join the annual war; thereby turning it into a total war.
"The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc" is the eighth major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown's decision to turn his kingdom into a utopia for all races. Meanwhile, rulers of other countries are plotting to oppose him and his newly founded nation.
"The Craftsman of Dwarf Arc" is the ninth major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about Ainz Ooal Gown's visit to the Dwarf Kingdom alongside Aura Bella Fiora and Shalltear Bloodfallen. However, they discover that the dwarves are being threatened by the Quagoa.
"The Paladin of the Holy Kingdom Arc" is the tenth major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about the demi-humans' invasion led by Jaldabaoth against the Roble Holy Kingdom. Realizing how powerful this threat posed to be for their nation, the Holy Kingdom planned to enlist the help of Momon in their war effort.
"The Witch of the Ruined Country Arc" is the eleventh major story arc in the Overlord series. This arc is about the war of Sorcerer Kingdom between the Re-Estize Kingdom, started after a carriage from the Sorcerer Kingdom was attacked by Re-Estize nobility, and Ainz Ooal Gown's confrontation with Platinum Dragon Lord Tsaindorcus Vaision.
Anime:n/aAn anime Spin-Offcomedy of the Overlord series. There are three seasons, each one airing with the seasons of Overlord, plus 3 OVAs of 30 minutes, with a Spin-Offof its own called "Clementine Fugitive Version."
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Overlord (season 1)

2015 Japanese television season

Season of television series

Overlord is an anime series based on the light novel series of the same name written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. The series is directed by Naoyuki Itō, written by Yukie Sugawara, and music composed by Shūji Katayama.[1] The series aired from July 7 to September 25, 2015 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS11.[2]

The opening theme is "Clattanoia" by OxT, and the ending theme is "L.L.L." by Myth & Roid.

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Vol. Discs Episodes Release date Ref.
Season 1 2 1-13 August 14, 2018 [23]

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The Complete Overlord Timeline Up Till Season 4 \u0026 Holy Kingdom Arc

In this Overlord summary, first I will explain the Overlord plot. After that, I will share the Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2 along with their profiles. For a deeper understanding of the series, we look at Overlord’s setting and definitions for terms in the series. This is my Overlord summary and I hope you enjoy it!

Overlord Summary

Overlord Summary

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Air DateJuly 7, 2015
CreatorNaoyuki Itou
GenreFantasy, Action, Game, Adventure
Episodes26

 

 

The Overlord Plot:

Before Yggdrasil, a popular VR game shuts down forever, Momonga decides to enjoy the last few moments in the game. Naturally, Momonga wants to do this, since he is a legend in the game. First, he is a powerful wizard and the leader of his guild, Ainz Ooal Gown. On top of this, He along with his former members spent hours and hours creating The Great Tomb a Nazarick. While every member has left, he remains to bask in the memories of the game.

To his surprise, the game doesn’t appear to shut down and he is still conscious. Moreover, the non-player characters appear to be alive. Even more, Momonga and his NPCs teleport to a new world. As a result, He sends his loyal servants to investigate and help take over this world. While at the same time, he hopes to find others who are in his same odd situation. This is the Overlord Plot.

 

 

Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2

 

Momonga/ Ainz Ooal Gown

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: Main

Momonga is an average guy with an average job. In real life, nothing is really all that special about him. However, in the game of Yggdrasil, Momonga is anything but average. He is the highest ranking Supreme Being, magician class, and leader of his guild, Ainz Ooal Gown. While he lacks skills of a warrior class fighter, his raw strength more than makes up for it. On top of this, he plays the game like it’s chess, always looking ahead with attacks and counterattacks.

When Momonga’s transports to a new world, he sends his loyal servants to help him take over this world. While at the same time, he hopes to find others in his odd predicament. Then, his changes his name Ainz Ooal Gown. However, his name is Momon when outside of the tomb so that he can disguise himself as an adventurer.Since he was already so strong in Yggdrasil, he easily overpowers his enemies in this new world. ” World Domination” appears to be sight, however, he is still unsure about secrets not yet unearthed.

 

Albedo

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: support

Albedo is the highest ranking NPC (non-playing character) of The Great Tomb of Nazarick. As such, she supervises the guardians. Before the game Yggdrasil shuts down, Ainz programs her to be “deeply in love with Momonga”. As a result, she obsesses and smothers Ains with love. Again and Again, you can find Albedo offering her body to Ainz, and planning out their wedding. Even when she tries to hide her feeling, she can’t help herself. All in all, though, Albedo is loyal to Ainz and seeks to make his dream of world domination a reality.


Albedo and Naberal Playstation 4 Sticker Decor


Shalltear BloodFallen

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: support

Shalltear is a NPC and guardian of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of The Great Tomb of Nazarick. Even though she is small, Shalltear, is not someone to mess with. For one, she is a “True Vampire” and uses blood magic to defeat enemies. On top of this, she has can control minds with ease. Not only that, she is so strong that most attacks from strong warriors have no effect on her. When at her peak, she transforms into a monster ripping through enemies with more speed.

Aside from this, Shalltear also has a crush on Ainz (Momonga) and she can quite feisty. Like Albedo, Shalltear is always looking for moments to flirt with Ainz. Oftentimes you can find them fighting over him and throwing petty jabs at each other.

 

Naberal Gamma/ Nabe / Raven Black Adventurer

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: support

Naberal is an NPC member of the maids, Pleiades. As such, she protects the tomb from incoming attacks. Since looks the most human out of the maids, Ainz chooses her to tag-a-long with him while out on adventures, under the alias Nabe. Like most of Ainz servants, she has a strong hate for humans. Again and Again, Ainz has to stop Nabe from looking down on humans or hurting them. Even the slightest offense will irritate Nabe so quick that it will lead to violence.

 

Gazef Stronoff

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: other

Gazef is the Chief Royal Warrior of Re-Estize. As such, he protects The Kingdom from various attacks and is the King’s bodyguard.  After Ainz protects a village within The Kingdom from an attack, Gazef begins to deeply respect Ainz. Unlike may warriors under him, Gazef truly cares about the safety of the people regardless of their level of “importance”. Since Gazef is not of noble blood, the nobles of Re-Estize hate him. Again and Again, they try to undermine his actions. Regardless, Gazef strives to do what is best for The Kingdom.

 

Sebas Tian

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Overlord Characters Season  1 and 2: other

Sebas Tian is Ainz’s personal butler and leader of the Combat Maids of The Pleiades.Unlike most of the former NPCs, Sebas doesn’t hate humans. In fact, there are many moments when he is truly kind to humans. Because of this, many of the guardians begin to question his loyalty.

 

Cocytus

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: other

Cocytus is a warrior-class, Guardian of the 5th Floor in The Great Tomb of Nazarick. Like all the guardian, he is loyal to Ainz. While his strength is far beyond other warriors, he lacks critical thinking skills. When Ainz becomes aware of this, he tests Cocytus by letting him take lead in a critical battle.

 

 

Clementine

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Overlord Characters Season 1: other

Clementine is a rogue warrior from “Zuranon” and former member of The Black Scriptures. As an Ainz’s enemy, she appears to be a serious threat. For one, she has skills in martial arts. On top of that, she creates the undead. Plus, she is highly sadistic. After she has slain a warrior, she uses their medals as armor around her body. Overall, Clementine just loves to kill and her bloodlust usually leads to her victory.

 

Khajit

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Overlord Characters Season 1: other

Like Clementine, Khajit is a member of “Zuranon”. In essence, his goal is to turn the city of E-Rantel into an undead city. As a result, he will become immortal.

 

Wise King of The Forest/ Hamusuke

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Overlord Characters Season 1 and 2: Other

Because Ainz wants fame in the new world, he seeks to kill The Wise King of the Forest. After all, the citizens fear her and they explain to Ainz how she is not only cast magic but is physically strong as well.  However, after Ainz meets her, he learns that she is a “Djungarian Hamster” and quite dense. So instead of killing The  Wise King, he decides to tame her. Now, she goes by the name of Hamusuke and loyally serves Ainz.

 

Princess Renner

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Overlord Characters Season 2: support

Princess Renner is the 3rd princess of the Re-Estize Kingdom. With her beauty and grace, she is loved by her citizens. She appears to love her citizens back, and to love Climb, her bodyguard the most.

However, this is a facade. After faking a smile for long hours, her true face appears. Unlike before, her eyes get very big and tired, almost as if she is a demon. While it may seem like her love for Climb is sincere, she actually wants to possess him as a plaything. Not only that, she wants to kill anyone who hurts or even teases Climb. Virtually, everything she does is an attempt to own Climb. Moreover, Princess Renner is a genius. Therefore, she can quickly predict the motives of others and use it to her advantage.

 

Climb

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Overlord Characters Season 2: support

After Princess Renner finds Climb out on the street, she takes him into The Kingdom as her bodyguard. Naturally, he follows her loyally and loves her deeply. While he lacks experience fighting, his strong will to grow helps him to improve quickly. Sadly, many people around The Kingdom dislike the fact that he, a commoner, is working as Princess Renner’s bodyguard. Regardless, Climb continues to pursue his goal of becoming strong to protect Princess Renner.

 

Zaryusu Shasha

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Overlord Characters Season 2: support

Zaryusu Shasha is Chief Shashuryu’s younger brother, under the Great Claw Tribe. Like the rest of the tribe, he is a Lizardman. After leaving his tribe to explore the world, the tribe labels him an “outsider”. Besides his older brother, he loses the respect of the people when he returns. Even after he shares what he learns from other nations, such as cultivating fish and energy efficient methods, The Great Claw Tribe still doubts him. It’s not until after the tribe is attack by Ainz, they realize his true value. First, he is key in bringing together all the neighboring tribes to fight against Ainz. On top of this, Zaryusu wields a powerful sword, Frost Pain. Overall, his traveling ways help them to think outside the box and pose a serious threat to Ainz Ooal Gown.

Along the way to uniting various tribes, he meets Crusch Lulu a beautiful Lizardwoman. In fact, he falls for her so deeply that the first words he ever says to Crusch are “marry me”.

 

Chief Shasruyu Shasha of the Great Claw Tribe

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Overlord Characters Season 2: other

Shasuryu is the Chief of The Great Claw Tribe and Zaryusu’s older brother. He has a deep love and respect for his brother. Many a time, he relies on his brother to give him advice, since Zaryusu has such worldly knowledge. On the other hand, Shasuryu worries that his little brother is trying to take his throne. After all, Zaryusu knows more, has a powerful sword and is key in upcoming battles.  At the end of the day, though, Shasuryu’s love overcomes these worries.

 

Crusch Lulu of The Red Eye Tribe

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Overlord Characters Season 2: Other

Crusch Lulu is the acting chief of The Red Eye Tribe. Oddly enough, she is an Albino Lizardman, a rarity indeed. In fact, she is so white, her skin easily burns under the sun. To avoid this, Crusch wears what looks like a bush around her head. Since her condition is so rare, she is very insecure about the way she looks. So when Zaryusu can’t stop calling her beautiful, she becomes overwhelmed with joy and embarrassment.

But don’t get me wrong, Crusch is not someone to mess with. For example, she has priestly abilities and can heal wounded warriors. Moreover, her words inspire the Red Eye Tribe to rise against her father, after he commits fratricide. As a result, she is the new acting chief of The Red Eye Tribe.

 

Overlord Summary: Roles Within The Great Tomb of Nazarick

 

Combat Maids of the Pleiades

Overlord Summary: Combat Maids of Pleiades

The Combat Maids of Pleiades serve as the last line of defense to the throne room within The Great Tomb of Nazarick. On the other hand, they have regular maid duties as well. For a list of all the maids, read below.

Sebas Tian- Leader

Yuri Alpha- Vice Captain

Naberal Gamma- Maid

Solution Epsilon- Maid

Entoma Vasilissa Zeta- Maid

Aureole Omega- Maid

 

Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick

Overlord summary: Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick

The Guardians protect the various floor of Nazarick. For a full list of the guardians, read below

 

Albedo- Supervisor of the Guardians

Shalltear Bloodfallen- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor Guardian

Gargantua- 4th floor Guardian

Cocytus- 5th floor Guardian

Aura and Mare- 6th floor Guardians

Demiurge- 7th Floor Guardian

Victum- 8th Floor Guardian

Pandora’s Actor- Area Guardian

Kyouhoku- Area Guardian


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Overlord Summary: Setting

At first, the series takes place in Yggdrasil a DMMO-RPG, the year 2126. After, Ainz Ooal Gown with team transports to a new world. Ainz Ooal Gown lives in The Great Tomb of Nazarick near Carne. Like Nazarick, Carne is within the border of the Re-Estize Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Overlord Summary: Definitions

NPC

DMMO-RPG

  • DMMORPG stands for Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. More than an MMORPG, this game allows players to fully immerse themselves in the game.

Yggdrasil

  • The DMMO-RPG Momonga plays and loves.

Talent-holders

  • Unlike most magicians, talent holders are born with a special magic ability

 

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Overlord Summary: Conclusion

This concludes my Overlord Summary and character profiles. If you watch the series, then you know that there are a lot of characters in this series. Because of this, I only provide profiles of who I view as the most important. If you feel that I miss one, then please leave a comment and I will be sure to add it! For more post like these, be sure to subscribe!

 

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While the concept isn’t really that new, it seems that the “getting trapped in a video game” story is certainly at a peak in popularity these days. Enough so that when I heard about Overlord I was concerned that the series might feel underwhelming simply due to market being over saturated. Fortunately, while Overlord is not entirely separate from its predecessors, it’s unique enough to differentiate itself from the rest.

On a surface level, Overlord’s premise sounds quite familiar others in the genre. A player is trapped in the world of his favorite MMORPG by some unknown method and finds himself adapting to life within that world. There are still functions from the game world but the world quickly proves itself as a new reality. The player, Momonga or Ainz Ooal Gown(?), was max level and is therefore an incredibly powerful being in this world. Ainz must adjust to life within the game world, find out if he alone was transported to his world, how he things came to be and whether he should return to his old life or not.

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I know this sounds obvious but it’s the details of Overlord that really make it stand out. Ainz is not your typical hero; He’s an undead Lich that rules over the Great Tomb of Nazerick, the domain of various demons, dark elves, battle maids and undead. The protagonists in Overlord are the antagonists from all the other series out there. It’s a twist on the formula that makes Overlord unique and appealing from the beginning.

The term “overlord” makes it seem like Ainz is a vicious ruler that controls his subjects with an iron fist. While he’s certainly in control, it’s made clear very quickly that Ainz has no need to control his subjects through fear. Ainz is absolutely adored by his subjects and they serve him without question. His main aide, Albedo, the demonic leader of the floor guardians of Nazerick, openly confesses her love for Ainz at every turn. She’s not alone either, Ainz has servants lining up to be his wives and fighting over who’ll be the head wife.

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Overlord’s characters are some of the biggest selling points. I never found myself tired of Ainz or his inner persona, in fact I always enjoyed him on screen. Albedo was one of my favorite supporting characters of the season. It was always fun to watch the shift between her Ainz-fan girl personality and her demonic warrior side. Shaltear was another favorite of mine. Her noble appearance/demeanor, vixen personality and brutality in combat made her consistently entertaining. And her full transformation was both badass and terrifying.  All of the guardians were enjoyable for one reason or another

Another area that makes Ainz standout as a character is the way he does battle. I’ve seen swordsman and spell casters before but Ainz uses magic that is not typical for the hero of a story. Dark magic that allows him to literally crush the hearts of his enemies and reanimate their corpses to fight for him. Magic that allows him to turn himself into an adamantine fortress of a warrior that tears through his enemies. It’s viciously entertaining and captured the fact his character is of different origins than the typical hero.

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While Ainz has a frightening appearance and dark abilities, he does prove himself to still have a human heart through his actions. His biggest drive is finding if his old clan members have also been transported into the world, taking the clan name of Ainz Ool Goan in an attempt to reach out to his old friends. His emotional reactions are suppressed by an unknown force, but we do get a lot of internal dialogue from Ainz that’s voiced by the human player he once was. His inner voice actually provides much of Overlord’s comedy as he sometimes struggles with playing the role of Ainz Ooal Gown.

Overlord certainly sells the notion that you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover. While they certainly have horrific sides and look down on humans, the denizens of Nazerick prove themselves passionate and capable of earnest relationships. It’s humans prove themselves to be the most evil beings within the show. It’s not unexpected but it’s enjoyable. It’s not often do we see mankind’s willingness to step on anyone in the way so vilified by the beings that go bump in the night.

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One thing that I was a bit disappointed about was that Overlord didn’t really explore the world it was set in. Of all the series in the genre, Overlord might have felt the furthest removed from its game origin. I was excited to learn about the world Ainz was whisked away to, but sadly that call to learn more went largely unanswered.

We learned the name of some kingdoms and groups based in the world but that was about the extent of it all. Are there countries or continents that non-humans reign over? Where is Nazerick actually based? We don’t even have an idea about the size of the world. It’s disappointing that there was such wasted potential when it comes to the world.

Overlord is an enjoyably fresh take on the game-becomes-reality story. The characters and the way they interact with the world succeed in setting the show apart from others like it. It’s a bit of the shame that so little of the world was explored, as that could have made the series stand out even more. However if the biggest complaint about a show is that we didn’t get enough of it’s world, that show is probably doing something right. Overall, Overlord is an solid take on a popular story format and is worth checking out for fans of the genre looking for something a bit different.

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Overlord Season 1Overlord is an interesting and unique take on a setting that's begun to feel a bit played out as it keeps the viewer engaged with an enjoyable story and action. Overlord does fall a bit short in establishing its' setting, never giving us much more than what we see on the screen. However, Overlord's primary focus is on the characters and it does a great job in making its' monstrous cast the likable "good guys".

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