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#1 Insane Soul

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:36 PM

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Synopsis:
The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down one day; however, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) begining to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

Should you Watch?:

 

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Why You Should Watch:

 

Why should you watch Overlord? Well, after you read the Premise, pretty sure the 99% will come with a particular statement, and to those I just say No.

This is not your "Sword Art Online", as a matter of fact, I like to say Overlord is the "SAO without the SAO", why is this? For starters the protagonist is not your typical Hero that saves everyone because "as the protagonist he must save everyone", quite contrary, Ainz/Momonga is that kind of Anti-Hero that unless he gains something, he will not save anyone. This is one of the first things that makes Overlord so interesting, that "Unique" feeling you get by opening the first pages of the Light Novel, thinking "Wow Maybe this is not as cliche as I thought!".

 

Leaving that aside, Following the description, this is an Anime where the protagonist, a regular human becomes his avatar, but that does not mean his Human personality remains unchanged, by becoming the Skeleton, he loses many things, in particular his sense of emotions being costantly supressed. Of course, there will be moments where his human personality takes the best of him, leading to hilarious scenes, which leads to the general narrative of Overlord. Despite being a source equally dark to Hellsing or Berserk, the author always find the best opportunity to throw either Comedy or Fanservice (or both!) which is great.

 

As for combat itself, It follows some kind of RPG logic to it, such as strong spells of elements, or the characters being weak to some of them. The battles I have seen so far are very entertaining, as it shares similarities from a regular game, such as "Bosses" being inmune to certain spells, or having advantages or unique abilities. This is not "MOMONGA SMASH", The Protagonist himself restrains his own power because there are plenty of scenarios where he must not reveal to be a BONE-LORD. An element, or handicap that is always present when it comes to Ainz and his minions (Nobody is Human).

 

I have read the first 3 Vols of the Light Novel, which is why I am giving this summary, having read it, I must say this is an Anime where my expectations are above the fucking roof. Why?, one, because it is MADHOUSE, second, I would love to see many of the things I have read so far being animated with precise accuraccy.

 

Characters Visuals

 

Spoiler Momonga/Ainz CV: Satoshi Hino

 

Spoiler Albedo CV: Yumi Hara

 

Spoiler Shalltear Bloodfallen CV: Sumire Uesaka

 

Spoiler Aura Bella Fiora CV: Emiri Katou

 

Spoiler Mare Bello Fiora CV: Yumi Uchiyama

 

Spoiler Demiurge CV: Masayuki Katou

 

Spoiler Cocytus CV: Kenta Miyake

 

Spoiler Sebas Tian CV: Shigeru Chiba

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Air Date:
July 7th

 

Animation Production: MADHOUSE

 

Spoiler Abusing the mass mentions because I will kill you all if you do not watch this

 

I am opening this thread this early for 2 purposes:

To post any news related to the anime (which will come very soon)

To raise awareness for both the Anime AND Light Novel.


Edited by Insane Soul, 10 June 2015 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:47 PM

I said it twice!

I need to get my eyes checked lol

That's all you really needed to say.....I'm sick of the people that compare every MMORPG anime to SAO but it's always hilarious to see people eat their words (They're doing it now with DanMachi lol)

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Not to mention SAO is average, to not say the other word.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:51 PM

Not to mention SAO is average, to not say the other word.

I hope you're watching DanMachi good sir :)

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:53 PM

I hope you're watching DanMachi good sir :)

I can barely watch anime nowadays, stretching it to watch OnS.

 

While I have not heard about that personally, LOG HORIZON is an anime that I keep hearing good things.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:30 PM

I can barely watch anime nowadays, stretching it to watch OnS.

While I have not heard about that personally, LOG HORIZON is an anime that I keep hearing good things.

It's one of the new hit LN's in Japan last year and this year.....You should check both the anime and the LN out :)

And yes LH is pretty good too

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:53 PM

I've been interested in this since I've watched the PV a couple of months ago. The art caught my attention and the MMO/RPG setting sealed the deal for me, as I'm a huge fan of it. Unlike Parasyte, this one seems to be more up Madhouse's alley, so I'm excited to see how they handle it. 

 

Alright. With that out of the way, I'd like to call dibs on Albedo. From the looks of it, she's the best character. 

 

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:54 PM

Albedo is decent, but Shalltear is just #1.

 

The funny thing of Overlord is that it is a Reverse Harem, EVERYONE WANTS TO HOOK THE SKELETON KING.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:58 PM

I think I'm with Radu on this one :wub:

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:58 PM


Albedo is decent, but Shalltear is just #1.

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa! No! Is this the trash talk thread ?

 


The funny thing of Overlord is that it is a Reverse Harem, EVERYONE WANTS TO HOOK THE SKELETON KING.

 

He ain't good enough for Albedo. /clap



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:59 PM

I can write a theory to why all the points lead to Shalltear>Albedo.

 

Fite me.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:01 PM

I can write a theory to why all the points lead to Shalltear>Albedo.

Fite me.

Is she like Krul or something :lmao:

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

I've read the manga adaption, what's translated at least, and that has left me intrigued by this anime. Its on my watch list for next season at the very least. Lots of good anime in the "Summer" season...

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

Sure, just 200x times lewder thanks to her based creator.


 

I've read the manga adaption, what's translated at least, and that has left me intrigued by this anime. Its on my watch list for next season at the very least. Lots of good anime in the "Summer" season...

I heard the manga adaptation is not very good.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:09 PM

I've read the manga adaption, what's translated at least, and that has left me intrigued by this anime. Its on my watch list for next season at the very least. Lots of good anime in the "Summer" season...

A buddy of mine that is the biggest fan of the LN told me that the manga is trash and does zero justice to the LN

That's why I've never attempted to read it when I was about to a few months ago

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:10 PM

A buddy of mine that is the biggest fan of the LN told me that the manga is trash and does zero justice to the LN
That's why I've never attempted to read it when I was about to a few months ago


I dont know what to think now...
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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:12 PM

I read the Light Novels. They are like gifts from heaven.

 

WHY NOBODY TRUSTS ME.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:12 PM

Because you're obsessed with despair lol

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:20 PM

Because you're obsessed with despair lol

 

And terrible taste in girls.  :perv:


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:21 PM

The Good Despair

 

Anyway, this is the last Visual posted today:

 

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And terrible taste in girls.  :perv:

Oh you did not.


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