In the year 2138, VR MMORPGs enjoy great popularity and new titles keep appearing on the market. Meanwhile, the one popular game Yggdrasil will one day be shut down due to a lack of player numbers.
The protagonist Momonga logs into his favorite game one last time to review the past. When the game is supposed to be switched off, Momonga remains logged in and waits to be kicked out of the game. Instead, he remains in the world of Yggdrasil and can no longer log out.
Anime Like Overlord
If you have finished the series recently and are looking for anime like Overlord, you have come to the right article. Here are 10 anime to fill the gap after you watched Overlord. Who knows, your next favorite Overlord-like anime might just be on this list!
1 Sword Art Online
These 2 anime have a similar situation for the protagonist, Which is being stuck in the MMORPG they’ve played. However, in the overlord, the game was going to be shut down but the main protagonist decided to stay logged on until the end, instead of being forced to log out he was turned into his character from the game and transfer into the game.
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
In 2022, the next-generation game “Nerve Gear” was developed, and a full dive into virtual space was realized. “Nerve Gear”‘s first full-scale VRMMORPG * “Sword Art Online (SAO)” has attracted worldwide attention, and on the official service start date of “SAO”, Kirito, one of the players, will enjoy the virtual world. However, Akihiko Kayaba, the developer of “SAO”, declares to all players as follows. The game cannot escape until it is cleared, and game over means death in reality.
2 No Game No Life
To start in both of the anime, the main characters are OP and pretty much unbeatable in what they do. all though overlord is in the VRMMORPG genre and NO Game No Life being based in a non VR world where games are everything.
Genres: Game, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy
Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another crappy game.
One day, they are summoned by a boy named Teto to an alternate world, where he is the god. There, Teto has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where everything is decided by games — even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the Saviours of Humanity on this alternate world? “Well, let’s start playing.”
3 Log Horizon
Log Horizon and Overlord are both world building and story driven shows set in a fantasy setting.
Log Horizon is the story of players being trapped in a game after a new expansion launched. We follow our main characters as they face PvE and PvP problems that arise. This show focuses on the world and its politics with a nice follow-up of traditional MMORPG style action. Log Horizon mainly revolves around the plot of being stuck in a game but not knowing when/how they will get out, and focuses on making living in the game bearable by being the heroes/adventurers.
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
One day, 30,000 Japanese users were suddenly trapped in the long-established online game. Shiroe, a graduate student with eight years of game experience, is also left behind in a different world. Battle with monsters, a situation that never dies. The city is flooded with anxious players who do not know what happened, and the largest city in the Yamato area, Akiba, loses order.
Shiroe, who was proud of being a lone wolf, established a guild with his old friend, direct successor, and beautiful girl Assassin Akatsuki. A shy young man who is not good at interacting with others stands up with his friends to change the world from the ruined Akiba.
4 Saga of Tanya the Evil
Overpowered magic caster anti-hero protagonists. If you like the protagonist from Overlord or the protagonist from Youjo Senki, you’ll most likely enjoy the other as well. Action scenes from both are fun. Reactions from enemies and friendlies realizing how overpowered the protagonist are from both are fun.
Genres: Action, Military, Magic
June 1923 of the unified calendar. Tanya Degrechaf, a young blonde blue-eyed girl, was training on the Third Patrol Line in the Norden Military Region of the Northern Military Region as part of her troop service, the final course of the Imperial Military Academy. The training, which is the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have been completed without incident.
However, the situation rolls in an unexpected direction. The empire and the Coalition entered a state of war in the wake of the cross-border invasion of the Coalition. With the transition to the wartime regime, observation missions are assigned, but a surprise attack by the Cooperative Allied Forces occurs, and Tanya falls into a situation where he has to engage alone with the enemy mage company. There is no way that many people can hold up until the arrival of allies, but if you try to escape, you will be inevitably guilty of death by desertion. Tanya launches a strategy to appeal to the upper management that she has survived and did her best.
They are similar. They are iconic. Have a well-defined art style. They employ in magical worlds with huge conflicts. Even though Overlord has a far simpler storyline than Gate.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Military
Itami rushed to the Imperial City to save Pinha. He will act again with the members of the 3rd Reconnaissance Corps, and head for the Imperial Palace to recapture Pinha and rescue the Emperor. Inside the castle, Zorzal was blaming Pinha for helping the Self-Defense Forces. Itami and others who appeared there. Zorzal provokes a monster giant auger, but Rory and Leray easily repel. In addition, Zorzal tries to challenge Itami to a one-on-one match, but a shot by a sniper of the Self-Defense Forces grabs the vicinity and stops moving. Itami coldly tells me that he can shoot his head at any time.
6. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Somewhat similar animes with the main similarity being world development. If you are a fan of Overlord you will most likely be a fan of Slime. In both animes, the main character is overpowered and that is used as a plot device for world-building and domination. The main difference is that Overlord is somewhat more “grim”.
Genres: Fantasy, Shounen
The country, which was built by the main character Limuru and the many monsters who longed for him, is said to be “a country where humans and monsters can walk together” through agreements and trade with neighboring countries. It was shaping a gentle ideal. At the root of Limuru is “favor to humans” because of slime, who was a human being. However, there was a clear “hostility to demons” in this world. When faced with that unreasonable reality, Limuru chooses. “What do you want to lose?” The long-awaited reincarnation entertainment, rushing into a new chapter of the storm!
7 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Game mechanics are important as the setting of the anime. They place importance on life or death in HP and remain as a character’s lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic.
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
Ichiro Suzuki, also known as “Satu”, a programmer in the middle of a death march. I should have taken a nap, but when I noticed it, I was in a different world…!? At the edge of my field of vision, there was a menu screen reminiscent of the game I was making before the nap. The initial state of level 1. However, it comes with “All Map Exploration” that has just been implemented as a remedy for beginners and “Meteor Rain” x 3 that destroys the map. A large army of lizards is in front of you! Satu, who used “Ryusei Ame” to save him, now has a level of 310 and gets a huge treasure. Whether it’s a dream or a reality, Satu’s journey begins here!
8 The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
Both of these shows feature supreme beings trying to take over the world with their demon generals in tow and that’s about where the similarities end. So why should you watch Overlord? If you enjoyed seeing Maou attempt to take over Ente Isla in the first few minutes of the anime and want to know how he got to that point – namely an anime that explores the process of a villain subjugating the world – then Overlord is for you.
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy
In another dimension, the Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses – and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation – he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses.
9 One Punch Man
The first thing I thought when watching Overlord, it’s very much like One Punch Man. Overlord and One Punch Man got similar style while having different setting. You can tell the anime would be similar as their openings are similar style music. The main characters Momonga/Ainz and Saitama are also extremely strong, but not OP lame, they’re strong that you want to see them go in FOR THE KILL! Dependable heroes.
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural
Saitama, a man who started a hero as a hobby. A hero who gains invincible power through three years of special training and defeats all enemies with a single blow. Formal hero activity is started at the Hero Association with Genos who became a disciple by chance. While the monster incidence rate is abnormally high, the Hero Association is trying to take measures in response to the prophecy that the great prophet Shibabawa left behind, “The earth is dangerous.”
10 How To Not Summon A Demon Lord
Very similar in the fact that both are Isekai involving a hardcore gamer being transported as the main character. Both MC’s are also transported into a villainous role instead of the hero part with OP powers none the less making for a great story.
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Magic
In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to a world outside his own – but with the same appearance (Diablo) he had in the game! There, he meets two girls, Rem Galleu and Shela L Greenwood, who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They perform an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon. but that’s when Takuma’s passive ability activates! Instead, it is the girls who become enslaved!
Though Takuma may be the strongest Sorcerer there is, he has no idea how to talk with other people. It is here he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game! “Amazing? But of course… I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!” So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!
11 Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions
Has the same feeling of a game like world turning real.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
When Haruhiro awakens, he’s in the dark. He doesn’t know where he is, why he is here, and where he came from. Around him, there are several men and women who have the same circumstances. Haruhiro and his companions find themselves in a game-like world called Grimgar and must form a party, cooperate, and learn new skills to survive the harsh environment together.