Post by graet Artiste on Sept 30, 2015 3:03:50 GMT
I have been looking forward to writing this review. For me, out of the 10 series of the past season that I watched, Overlord was the greatest among them. I'll give a quick rundown of the premise, then dive into why I think this was a great series.
Overlord is an adventure centered around Lord Ainz Ooal Gown, The Supreme Being of Nazerick (the name of his guild). He is the character created by and developed by Satoru Suzuki, an ordinary young man who developed the character of Ainz Ooal Gown through Gameplay in the online game YGGDRASIL and along with his game guild partners, they dominated. Eventually however after they became a nigh unstoppable force in the game, the guild members led by Ainz eventually disbanded, each leaving their tools and creations with Ainz who alone decided to remain active. But one day Satoru wakes up and finds himself in YGGDRASIL itself as none other than his own Game persona Ainz Ooal Gown. Unsure how or why this happened, Satoru quickly tried to adjust to his new world and new identity as the God-like Lord of Nazerick. Like a God among men he quickly comes to the idea that he must rule the world and spread his name and with his still active and loyal artificial guardians, he begins that undertaking. Nevertheless, despite his near All-powerful status, there are things even Ainz does not know and mysteries begin to unfold as the adventure progresses.
Ainz is by far the centerpiece of Overlord and much if not most of the series is from his perspective. most of the other relevant characters are Ainz own subordinates, the Guardians of Nazerick, some of the most prominent in power and relevant to the story are Albedo, leader of the Guardians, Shaltear Bloodfallen, most powerful of the guardians, Narberal Gamma of the Pleidas Maid Guardians and many many more.
Overlord is animated by Madhouse Studios, which continued to uphold it's reputation of sound animation in Overlord despite the occasional drop in quality. It is based on the ongoing Light Novel of the same name and spans 13 impactful episodes. The plot at first glance sounds akin to Sowrd Art Online, but the developments are very different. The only true similarity is that the series takes place within an artificial reality. Overlord has a good mix of seriousness including some moderate gore and humor to balance it. The story follows the original Light Novels well but at times does fail to explain things in great detail which has the capacity to cause some confusion for the viewer, but that is about all the criticism I can give. All in all I enjoyed Overlord most of all from this season despite there being some great titles. My overall rating for Overlord is 9/10. It is truly worth the watch.
Overlord was surprisingly enjoyable. I had no expectations of it after seeing it as one of the many shows that falls in the same vain as Sword Art Online and Log Horizon. Personally, the show performed the same as the other 2 shows. It's like a slow roller coaster.
It has suffer from a few cliques that most light novel adaptations struggle with, explaining mechanics with unnecessary complicated terms or making unnecessarily complicated. Some folks like explanations (it's mostly with the battle folks I have observed). For me, I'm more about show me action and less about the talks.
For the Summer 2015 season, the shows I enjoyed a lot were this show, Monster Musume, Fate/kaleid, Charlotte (on and off). Gangsta. and Rokka were fun at the start but became bad.
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
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Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
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HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
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