Overlord Review

MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

Anime Review: Overlord 

Number of episodes: 13

Plot:
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.

Review:
This is an anime I'm really conflicted on. I think it's good, there's no doubt about that, but how good, is something I don't know, and something I can't figure out. As far as the characters go, Momonga is awesome. He can be cruel, or kind, commanding or funny, and incredibly badass. His servants are funny too. Since all the NPC's start acting like real human beings, and the servants obsess with him, it gets sometime for Momonga to get used to it, and he's like a fish out of water. Now, the art is very good, something to be expected of Madhouse. Pretty and detailed, and gorgeous. However, the animation, or to be more specific, the 3-D animation, can range from average, to... not-so-good. The 2-D animation is competent. The best part of the anime is the writing. It's very funny. And the exposition is bearable too. The mechanics of the world are explained only when its required, and otherwise it focuses on the characters. Overall, to me, this is like a lesser version of Log Horizon, but it's still something I liked a lot. There's also two compilation movies, and some OVA's but I haven't watched any of them.
Score: 7.5/10
I'll probably bump up the score if I like the second season.

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Sindar
Akatsuki

Liked the manga. Only got to the point where Shalltear was about to play some role. I feel the story was only doing setup till that point, but it was enjoyable non the less. And the comedy was fine too, like the fight against a gigantic hamster and other such =)

Also, as far as I can tell sooner or later the story is going to involve some other real human players. I wonder if any of them are going to be overpowered like Momonga is. Would be interesting to see how they handle that.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(12-03-2017, 02:54 AM)Sindar Wrote: Liked the manga. Only got to the point where Shalltear was about to play some role. I feel the story was only doing setup till that point, but it was enjoyable non the less. And the comedy was fine too, like the fight against a gigantic hamster and other such =)

Also, as far as I can tell sooner or later the story is going to involve some other real human players. I wonder if any of them are going to be overpowered like Momonga is.  Would be interesting to see how they handle that.


That's volume three of the novels, I think and the last arc in the anime. It's focused on Shalltear. 
Oh yes definitely. One of the things that impressed was that they managed to take the story forward in the first season without having any actual human players.

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Demon_skeith
Rouge pirate

loved the anime, had great action and wonderful animation. Greatly looking forward to the next season which I hope to learn about a possible foe.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(12-03-2017, 06:06 PM)Demon_skeith Wrote: loved the anime, had great action and wonderful animation. Greatly looking forward to the next season which I hope to learn about a possible foe.


Yep. That's one major plotline that needs to be resolved in the next season. They can't do more build-ups. Not after this.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

I am going to watch this anime soon.
I am watching ajin as of now

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(12-04-2017, 05:45 PM)Star_Of_Hope Wrote: I am going to watch this anime soon.
I am watching ajin as of now


I heard that it has a lot of distracting CG, but for some reason I've been hesitant to watching it. Do you like it? What's the show about, and what's its tone?

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

(12-05-2017, 12:42 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I heard that it has a lot of distracting CG, but for some reason I've been hesitant to watching it. Do you like it? What's the show about, and what's its tone?

Yes. It is distracting a bit but good. It's about humans that never die and the government that's using them in human experiments, to make weapons.
It's like dystopian setting.

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Demon_skeith
Rouge pirate

(12-03-2017, 10:08 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: Yep. That's one major plotline that needs to be resolved in the next season. They can't do more build-ups. Not after this.

indeed, unlike Log Horizon I like to learn what is going on in this world.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(12-05-2017, 06:02 PM)Demon_skeith Wrote: indeed, unlike Log Horizon I like to learn what is going on in this world.


You didn't like Log Horizon, or?

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