Recommendation – Best Anime Like Overlord To Watch Now

Overlord anime is growing in popularity today so if you are already finished with watching season 1 and season 2 episodes and wanted to watch an anime with resemblance, this is the page you are looking for. This page will contain the best anime series like Overlord and we will do our best to keep this updated when a new one comes up. This is just a recommendation so you are free to watch which anime show you want to try watching.

 

There are actually a lot of anime identical to Overlord and this list recommends the best ones. Due to the growing popularity of online gaming, MMORPG anime like Overlord is also a popular option for fanatics these days. Aside from this fact, most of the characters of Overlord are very interesting. And to name a few we have Sebas, Demiurge and Cocytus.

1. Log Horizon

 

 



 

Log Horizon and Overlord are closely similar mainly because both the protagonist and other characters in the anime series are transferred and stuck in a role-playing game RPG. They do not know and could not explain how they end up being inside the game. Much more how to get out from their current world. Both the main characters are overpowered OP, but I think Ainz Gowl of Overlord is more OP.Though Shiroe of Log Horizon is also powerful, there are also other characters closely as powerful as he is. In overlord, so far the original community in the game is not that much of a threat. But in Log Horizon, the established community already is a threat to the good guys in the anime series.
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Though these 2 anime series are closely the same, there are also differences. So far, in Overlord the main protagonist is the only known person transported to the game while on Log Horizon many players were stuck. There is also a big difference in the plot as Ainz Gowl wanted to stay in the game as he does not have any reason to go back to reality as he thinks life n the real world is boring. For Log horizon players, they are doing their best to stay safe, alive with hopes of going back to the real world soon in the guidance of the main character Shiroe.

2. Sword Art Online

 

 

Sword Art Online is on top of this list mainly because both the main characters are stuck in the MMORPG game they are played. We can also say that both protagonists are overpowered due to their significant familiarity with the game aside from the skill and power they have. In Overlord only one player, the protagonist was stuck in the game while in Sword Art Online, there were many.  They are currently logged in when something happened in the game and their log out button suddenly became inaccessible.

 

The big difference with SAO is the fact that what happens in the game also happens in reality. When you die in the game, you end up dying in the real world as well. As to how this happens, it would be best that you watch the anime series. So this means that all players in SAO are doing their best to complete the game in order to get out while making sure that they survive.
If you think about it and you are an MMORPG player as well, this would be same how difficult especially for those who play the role of tanks right?

 

Personally, after I watched the first episode of this anime series, it only took me several days to finish the whole season 1. It's how interesting this anime is so I highly suggest you check it out.

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Recommended Anime Like Overlord

  1. Log Horizon
  2. Sword Art Online
  3. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
  4. No Game No Life
  5. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
  6. Knight's & Magic
  7. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
  8. Re:Zero
  9. Ixion Saga DT
  10. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

3. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

 

 

Though Gate and Overlord are matching when it comes to the fact that people from real world are going to another virtual or different world, there is a big difference. This is the fact that the whole concept of Gate is not in a game. Again, they are still similar due to the fact that main characters enter a different world. In Gate Anime, this is done through a big gate that suddenly appeared in Japan. This gate leads to another world which is connected to a different time or civilization. The main concept of the anime is solving political issues which also happens on any RPG. In both anime series, there are other creatures aside from people like elves, monsters, dragons, a devil, and others.
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My main opinion Gate Anime is that it offers a different type of anime series because two different worlds suddenly became connected where people from the modern world enters the other world where guns and technology yet did not exist. The same thing as with the other characters in the other world, they were able to enter the modern world and are surprised by the things they see and discover. It's a fun anime series and light but when the battle starts, it's really good to watch.

4. No Game No Life

 

 

Did it come into your mind that a fictional world would be better than the real world? Well, if you are too bored and doesn't have many things to do in life, this might come into your mind. In the anime, No Game No Life, 2 siblings (Sora and Shiro) were suddenly transported into a different world - more like a gaming world. This fact makes it similar to Overlord. These 2 immediately had an advantage as they are pretty much good when it comes to playing games online. They do it better than interacting with other people in real life. And since the world is about gaming, these 2 good excited and feel in love with the new place.
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If you are looking for an anime series with a comedy value, this is it. Plus, it does not have the high degree of violence, unlike Overlord. And above all, the animation was well created. You will see that there was an effort in making the animation - from the background, characters to fights screens. A lot of reviews say good stuff about this anime saying the hype is real and most of them immediately got hooked when they watched the first few episodes.

 

An obvious thing that is common in No Game No Life is the impeccable fanservice. You'll understand when you watch it. The same as with other anime series like Overlord, this one is also set in a mysterious world where gaming settles everything. It highlights strategic game play plus comedy making it good to watch for online gamers.

 

5. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?

 

 

Even with the title itself, you will immediately know that it will have an RPG concept in it due to the word Dungeon. However, the title itself is way too long and it simply doesn't help in selling to the anime enthusiasts. Let's be real, most of the time, we decide which anime show to watch through the title and with a title like this, you most likely would turn to a different option. However, when you seek for an anime that is close to Overlord, this is still a good option.

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The story revolves around Bell and his goal to become stronger and reach higher level in the fantasy world he is currently in. He doesn't feel trapped in this game like world, but instead, he tried to live in it. The same as in a game, this anime involves learning skills, getting items, increasing stats and leveling up which means you become stronger than your previous state.

 

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? anime has a lot of good fight scenes so you will most probably enjoy it if you like action. The characters are also fun to watch so you'll easily fall in love with the main characters.  And contrary to what the title might convey, the main character doesn't have any plan of picking up girls in a dungeon. He's a nice person which might be the reason why the main girl characters in the anime would fall for him.

 

6. Knight's & Magic

This is generally an action fantasy anime. The main reason why it is similar to Overlord is that something happened to the main character and somehow he ended up in a different world or kingdom. The title somehow describes what the anime is all about, knights in the form of MECHAs (gigantic machines/robots) and magic since people in this world can use magic and the main characters is also great at it too due to what he does in the real world. Magics can be used to create weapons and a lot of stuff. In general, animation and music is great in this anime. This is an excellent watch for anime lovers who are into Mechs, monsters, and action. There is just a different feeling when you watch Mechas in a fight scene, it is something that's really cool and fun to watch.

Another similar thing to Overlord that this anime has is the experience of the main character in fulfilling something that he really loves which is somehow difficult to have in the real world. For those who want to see a lot of fights scenes, this anime will not fail you as there are a lot of great fights against beasts and monsters.


 

7. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

 

 

The story is about some teenagers who were transported to the fantasy/different world which resembles the environment of a video game. This is the main reason it earned its spot on this list. If you have already done some research and found out about this anime, you would have probably read some negative comments. But, I would like to remind you that every one of us is different and to some, this might not satisfy, but to others, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is excellent to watch. You do have to lower your expectations when it comes to fights scenes since it is not as fast paced as other anime series like SAO.

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Most of the main characters for me looks cool and you can easily relate to their characters and their experience, especially considering that they suddenly appeared to the new world. The overall idea for me with this anime is the development of the individual characters. How they cope up and adapt to their current conditions and everything in between trying to live in a different world and discovering their own strengths and weaknesses which is somehow the same in the real world but just in a different environment or perspective. Thus, you have to prepare yourself for this anime has the high chance of getting to your emotions.

I also would like to mention that I give a 5 star to the overall design and animation of this anime series. The feel is very new and you'll see that the scenes were greatly produced which you will surely appreciate.


 

8. Re:Zero

 

 

This anime series fits this list because the setting is in a fantasy world where you would usually see the environment in bright colors, the use of magic, fighting knights and more. And one person was suddenly transported to this world. The unique thing is that the main character has to constantly die to figure out has to go through with certain situations. Unlike other anime series like Overlord, the main characters do not die, mainly because they are just very powerful or they want to survive because dying would be the end of them. Here, the main character dies and then resurrected. Making it more like a game where one can just get started again when its Game Over.

One thing that you have to watch out is the lots of blood in this anime due to the killings, especially on moments when someone is about to die. If you are OK with this, like what you see in Tokyo Ghoul, then this is fine. But, if you think it's too gross, then you're better off trying out other series. Additionally, it will come to a point where it becomes irritating seeing the main character die and be brought to life again. Still, the anime is great to watch due to the fight scenes and what the main character has to experience and endure.


 

9. Ixion Saga DT

 

 

Still another fantasy anime but with a lighter side when it comes to action with lots of fun stuff. It's definitely the anime you are looking for it you are looking for a nice anime brighten you up. It's an adaptation of an online game which is the main reason why it is similar to the famous anime series Overlord. The main character was just literally thrown into a different world after talking to a character of the game. The characters are interesting with very peculiar names which will help you realize what this anime is all about.

This anime series is best for those who are looking for adventure with a great amount of fun stuff from jokes you can surely relate in time. Whether you like the joke or not, somehow it would make you laugh. You might also observe that some scenes in this show are just stupid, but it's what makes it fun. Remember, this is light anime. If you are not the serious type of an anime enthusiast, go check this out.

10. Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

A programmer somehow ended up in a game world where he is currently in level 1. He is in for an adventure where he will eventually learn a lot from this new world and his level would slowly progress. And of course, he will meet and be accompanied by wonderful characters like a blonde haired elf girl and some beast girls.

 

Other Anime Similar to Overlord Worth Mentioning

Btoom

If you are familiar with the hunger game, you will have an idea of what this anime will be all about. It's much like a game get-real scenario that is why it got to this list. If you like explosions, killing and the idea to kill or be killed, then go ahead and watch this anime. It's a survival story where the main character has to play the game where he is good at. Btoom has a lot of action and fun part so in general its a great anime to watch.

 

The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

 

 

This is not the typical anime similar to Overlord because it is somehow the opposite. Instead of the main character getting into the fantasy world, the main character entered the real world. Quite an interesting story right? This anime series got a lot of good recommendations online mainly because it's a fun-filled series with some great action fights as well.

Newest Anime Identical to Overlord

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

If you are an RPG player, you will certainly understand the goal of the main character Sakamoto in creating an unbeatable and very strong game character. Somehow, he was transported to the game world and luckily with the powers of the character he created. Thus, making him very powerful in this new world. And its the beginning of a great adventure for our new Demon Lord.

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Best Sword Art Online Season 1 Fights

Sword Art Online Season 1 easily climbed up the list of popular anime titles of all time when it was released in 2012.  There are a lot of factors that contributed to its success but possible the most obvious one is its art style. Sword Art Online introduced a refreshing feel. It’s as if every scene is carved out from all our expectations of what a fantasy world would be. The sceneries and overall beauty of the fantasy world is just a small part of it. Both the main and supporting characters were well thought-of. Their equipment and skills were carefully laid out to match their personality and affiliations.

The RPG elements introduced all throughout the series were also new flavors back then. Currently, there are now a lot of anime series similar to SAO like Overlord. It’s fun to watch an anime that makes you remember fun-filled memories when you were playing a MMORPG with friends. Slaying monsters to gain experience points and ganging up a powerful boss monster just to obtain rare loot are just two scenarios that will surely hype RPG fanatics while watching Sword Art Online. The love story between the two main characters, Kirito and Asuna, served as a delightful cherry on top.  However, some fans are a bit disappointed that the development of their feelings toward each other seemed rush.

 



 

As Kirito and Silica were heading out after harvesting a rare item which can revive dead pets, Rosaia and a group of thieves blocked their way. Silica was scared because they were outnumbered and she had yet to know Kirito’s combat ability. Rosalia and his companions had red names. This means that they already killed players in the past. It was a dire situation for Silica but Kirito remained his cool. He was confident because of the level difference. Despite having the numbers, Rosalia’s group can’t damage Kirito enough to overcome his passive regeneration. No matter how hard they try, their efforts ended up pointless. This did not only affirm Kirito’s strength but also revealed how being trapped in a game can corrupt people. Rosalia and his group were evidently denying the fact that they will die in real life if they lose all their hit points in the game.

 

Kirito is the hero. He was chosen from the start to save everyone from the being trapped in SAO. It was not explained whether it was by chance or if Akihiko found something special in Kirito. He was also clueless about his destiny until a rare skill suddenly appeared. It gave him the ability to dual-wield. Kirito was still confused why he got the skill. The only thing clear to him is that he will eventually be put on a tight spot in the near future and be forced to use the skill. This is why he decided to get a spare sword. Everything displayed on the blacksmith shop he went to were not on par with his requirements. He want his second sword to be at least as strong as his main weapon. He was lucky to meet Asuna’s friend, Rika. She personally accompanied Kirito in search for a Frost dragon. The scales of an ice dragon can be used to form a strong and sharp blade. Their adventure was short-lived but Rika can’t help but admire Kirito’s bravery and skills.

 

After catching a rare ingredient, Kirito was searching for someone with a high cooking level. He went to his friend to discuss it and found. Fate clearly smiled on Kirito as he met Asuna there.  Kirito was very excited after knowing that Asuna maxed out her cooking skill and the feeling is mutual since Asuna could barely believe that a rare ingredient is in front of her. Since Kirito is doesn’t have cooking tools, Asuna invited him to her house. Kuradeel, Asuna’s bodyguard immediately objected. He portrayed that it was his duty to protect his Vice-Captain but he clearly has ulterior motives. Asuna insisted that it was alright and shed dragged Kirito away from Kuradeel. The day after, Kuradeel was relentless in pursuing Asuna and preventing her from making a party with Kirito. His persistence even qualifies as an act of obsession as he continued to chase Asuna until Kirito stopped him. Kuradeel insisted to have a duel with Kirito. Although it ended in just a few seconds, it was long enough for Kirito to prove that he can protect Asuna.

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Heathcliff was the avatar of Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of Sword Art Online.  He placed himself as the leader of the Knights of the Blood guild, the biggest and most powerful in SAO. Their guild led every expedition under the objective of clearing all the floors as soon as possible. Asuna is her Vice-Captain. Although their relationship as depicted in the anime series is only as companions, Heathcliff is protective towards Asuna. He thought of Asuna as an important piece in their guild which is why he challenged Kirito to a duel. If Kirito wins, he can leave with Asuna without further complications concerning the Knights of the Blood. However, if the duel’s result favors Heathcliff, Kirito will be forced to join their guild.

The duel did not last long. Kirito’s gear is far from shabby. He can even hold his ground against a couple of monsters without a party. Despite being an offensive behemoth, Kirito was clearly outmatched against Heathcliff’s defense. He wielded a huge shield which blocked every attack Kirito mustered.. This was happening while Kirito is slowly losing hit points from Heathcliff’s weak but precise attacks. Kirito turned the tide of the battle around by using dual swords. He somehow overpowered Heathcliff’s defense and was about to land the decisive blow when Heathcliff did something that shocked Kirito.

 

Gleam Eyes was the 74th Floor boss. They needed to beat 100 floors in order to finish the game and come back to the real world. Although it’s the boss of a floor that is still considerably far from their intended final destination, Gleam Eyes is a fearful opponent.  It’s huge and muscular frame alone are enough to scare even the bravest vanguards in the front line.

Every previous boss battle were carefully planned to minimize casualty and optimize the use of resources but it was not the case against Gleam Eyes. Kirito and Asuna long with Klien and his guild members were force to engage it. They were left with no choice since they need to do so in order to save a group of soldiers from being slaughtered. Despite Kirito’s warning, they mindlessly fought the boss thinking that their superiority in numbers alone is enough to deal with it. Kirito was hesitant at first but Asuna gave in to her compassion and rushed to help the weary soldiers before it was too late. Her growing feelings toward Asuna and his past experience when he lost party members convinced Kirito to step in. It was obviously hopeless battle. At one point, Asuna and Klein already accepted their inevitable fate. But then again, they were clueless about Kirito’s trump card.

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