Overlord can be watched on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and Tubi.
Our main character’s name is Momonga, and he is the leader of the most prestigious guild in the game Yggdrasil. Unfortunately, the game is closed due to the decline in popularity of the game. While the game is being completed, Momonga wants to spend her last moments in the game, the game is closed, and Momonga cannot leave the game again. Finding herself in a game-like but the different world, Momonga first controls the NPCs in her guild. These NPCs also gain their own identities after the game is closed. Things get derailed by Momonga’s changes on NPCs. Momonga changes her name to Ainz Ooal Gown and begins to explore the new world of Yggdrasil with her NPCs.
Since Ainz Ooal Gown is not known in this world, it starts from the bottom like a new guild and rises. He embarks on many missions to raise his bronze plate to higher levels, and in these missions, he meets different creatures and people. Some become allies, and some become enemies, and even for Ainz Ooal Gown, there are different things unknown in this world. He wants to discover all of them and rule the world.
The best thing about Overlord is the endless action scenes. Wondering and watching how the enemies fighting against the Overlord will die is so problematic because our main character, Ainz Ooal Gown, lives up to his name. A true “Overlord” (Overlord) is stronger and wiser than anyone in the world, we know spells that are many times stronger than all the spells on earth, and for this reason, we cannot allow him to lose, but there are spells and potions in this world that even Ainz Ooal Gown does not know. Their discoveries and their impact on anime are a little more interesting and encourage curiosity. Ainz Ooal Gown’s majestic stance during battles and his lines such as ‘Your attacks won’t hurt me’ reflect his power and might in the anime.
The best part of the anime, in my opinion, is Ainz Ooal Gown’s NPCs. These NPCs, all of which have their own characteristics and powers, occupy a large place in the anime. It’s more enjoyable to watch their battles because it’s fun to see their talents and watch the influence of their different personalities on the anime. Especially the relationship between our Overlord, who fell in love with him by playing with Albedo’s settings, is very entertaining. Even though I don’t like fan services much, I can’t help wondering what a tsundere like Albedo will do with each episode.
If we talk about the shortcomings of the anime; In such a big world, there is a very limited variety of enemies and creatures. I wish we could see more enemies, more single-eating monsters. As I said before, too much and unnecessary fan service is done on Albedo. However, it would be better if it was left to taste. Because of the conflicts between Ainz Ooal Gown and his normal personality, and the cowardly decisions that do not suit Ainz Ooal Gown, you may get bored or have a nervous breakdown while watching the anime. A lot of things are left in the air as they don’t explain everything fully in order to add some mystery to the anime. It is not known whether they did this so that the other seasons would arouse more curiosity, but it certainly left question marks in our minds while watching.
Coming to the drawings of Overlord, the anime literally looks like RPG games. Black and its tones are mostly used in anime. It offers a gothic feel in general. I can say that this gothic mood shows the gloomy events and battles in the anime better. The anime’s background music is good, but it’s not that catchy. I found the opening very nice. It is enjoyable and can be listened to over and over again.
In conclusion, the Overlord anime is a good anime to watch. If you are looking for anime in the style of RPG games and you have watched productions such as Sword Art Online, it is a good option.