1. Log Horizon
2. Sword Art Online
3. That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime
One of the biggest anime like overlord in 2018 is That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime. As the title suggests, this anime is about the story of a man named Satoru Mikami who got kiled and was reincarnated in another world as a slime. It is definitely among the top anime like overlord due to the nature of its story and the OP main character. The only difference is that the main character here did not start as the strongest. He slowly climbed to the top using his abilities as a slime and his personality.
Amidst all te difficulties he experienced as a slime like being unable to talk and see, he was still able to mange on his own until he met some friends. What I liked most about this anime aside from the action scenes is its unique story. I could not remember a part of this anime that i got bored. Everything was just exciting similar to Overlord.
Animation and sounds in this anime series is excellent. You will certainly appreciate the character designs and all the action scenes.
4. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
5. The Rising of the Shield Hero
6. No Game No Life
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.
Another overlord like anime that is really popular is 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.
New Anime like Overlord
Now if you are looking for some new anime like Overlord to start watching here are three anime shows that you might want to consider.
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord
The main character of this anime is Takuma Sakamoto also known as Diablo in the new world. He is an elite gamer in the real world that is why being in a new world where there are skills and powers is not new to him. Plus, lucky for him he woke up in the body of a powerful MMO character which of course is a big relief and advantage.
One thing I noticed about this anime is how crazily powerful Diablo is. It's similar to Overlord because the main character wakes up in their favorite video game. One admirable thing about this anime is it was able to apply the good sites of the other Isekai anime like Log Horizon, Gate and Overlord.
You'll enjoy this anime more because of its nice animation. And the character details are also well done.
Demon Lord, Retry!
This anime follows the story of Akira who is a game manager. He was transported to the game he is playing in his character Demon Lord Kunai. And in the story, since the fact that he is a Demon Lord, he easily attracts enemies trying to defeat him. Good thing he meets a girl Aku, which would help him in his journey.
The main reasons to watch this anime is its touch of Adventure and the nice action scenes. And as mentioned earlier, as the main character attracts enemies, expect a lot of great action scenes to happen.
Seven Senses of the Re'Union
This anime is the story of six gamers where one of them died in the game and real life. After several years, something happened that led to their reunion.
One thing I liked about this anime is its unique story. And since it's more centered about friendly of six people, the story is overall heartwarming making it worth your while. And of course, anyone who is a fan of MMORPG would certainly like this.
Anime like Overlord and Slime
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Anime Like Sao and Overlord
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka?
Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
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Overlord Similar Anime Worth Mentioning
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 common thing for overlord similar anime is the life of the main character prior to being sent to the new world. And this 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.
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.
The Devil Is A Part-Timer!
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.
So are you among the millions who are a fan of Overlord Anime? If you are that's great since I am a fan too. And like you there came a time that I also searched for animes like overlord. Something that has the same scenario where the main character was transported to a different world. For me, it's great to see this type of anime since we see how the character adapts to the situation. It’s always awesome to hear your feedback good or bad and introduce more cool content from your ideas! Like always, SHARE AND SPREAD THE ANIME LOVE MINA!