Demon Lord, Retry! - Recommendations

Alt title: Maou-sama, Retry!

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How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

An elite but socially-stunted gamer finds himself in another world, inhabiting the body of his character Diablo. But despite his powers, his awkwardness keeps getting in the way–so he decides to pretend to be a Demon Lord and soon finds himself with a pair of slaves: a well-endowed elf and a cat girl. Together, they struggle with everything from interpersonal relationships to diabolical beast battles!

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KiritoTheAnimeFan KiritoTheAnimeFan says...

If you liked one, you will surely like another. Gamer that was playing as an demon lord, spawned into another world. Both are surely very alike.

dabestmoneva dabestmoneva says...

both have a gamer as the mc who is sucked into the world and is overpowered. both have female companions.

Flamyko Flamyko says...

so similar that you need absolutely watch both of them. (can I say so similar again:)

CreepsWatching CreepsWatching says...

They are both steaming piles of garbage cashing in on the combination of overpowered protagonists in a strange world. Yet, there is something to be said for a show that gives you everything you want in fantasy land. Enjoy in moderation :)

darkzwizard85 darkzwizard85 says...

Premise is similar in the sense that both MCs are summoned into another world as an OP demon lord with its own tag of harem. Both are relatively light-hearted. 

mesanator mesanator says...

both MC are summoned into a fantasy world that is apparently based on their belowed mmorpg. Both MC main quest is apparently to find a way to return home. So basically same story.

Phantomorph Phantomorph says...

It's like the same thing but different. Like steak from different steakhouses. They have the things that are good and the things that are bad, but depending on what you are feeling one can be better than the other and vice versa.

henrymcdo henrymcdo says...

I like both, but it would be much better if they'll continue for a bit longer. OP players makes more sense and ideal protagonist than a weaker but cannot be beaten by stronger opponents and eventually manage to win.

paristheweeb paristheweeb says...

They both are have all the best qualities for a comedic-isekai anime. Both involve the MC being "reincarnated" into a game that they exell at (one might say they are very similar to Sword Art Online), and both take on the personalities of said character. 

Shubhamraj Shubhamraj says...

Demon lord retry and how NOT to summon a demon lord are similar in many ways and also different in many ways at a same time.

You are going to enjoy both animes and also I have finished both of there light novels.

I'm just waiting for there 2nd season.

Tazos Tazos says...

They are both similar anime, however demon lord, retry is a little more serious than how not to summon a demon lord

Mistfall Mistfall says...

Very similar concep - gamer isekaied in game world with some differences, overpowered, with harem.

C0ld C0ld says...

If you liked one, you will surely like another. Gamer that was playing as an demon lord, spawned into another world. Both are surely very alike.

Overlord

Overlord

On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to do… Momonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world. All the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder who exactly is trapped with who?

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Hidden123 Hidden123 says...

Practically has the same plot as overlord. MC's favourite game is shutting down, he stays on up until its shutdown, then gets transported into the world as the demon lord. This anime is like the discount version of Overlord

Crua9 Crua9 says...

By ep 4 Demon Lord, Retry! he starts to bring his servents to where he is at. Like Overlord, he even has them gather info vs killing everything.

Demon Lord, Retry! is basically a knockoff and cheaper version of Overlord

mesanator mesanator says...

both stories start with the same premise: the MC favorite mmo shuts down at midnight and gets someone summoned to a fantasy world that is seemingly based on that mmo. Without going to much into spoiler, this is where stories probably divert as overlord leads the MC down the path of being an anti hero while demon lord retry still keeps the MC humanity and humility. 

Mistfall Mistfall says...

Very similar concept of gamer put in his game world where he is owerpowered leader. In both series main character fears there might be somene powerful and looks to protect himself.

DarwinsGame DarwinsGame says...

Both are video-game based iseki with overpowered protagonists that find themselves in highly uncomfortable situations on the regular. 

WolfgangHype WolfgangHype says...

Depends what you are looking for, but both have Isekai into a game world as a powerful character. Underlings that are of dubious morality, and game mechanics applied to the world.

Demon Lord, Retry however is a much lighter and laid back tone. Drama and suspense are lot lower than Overlord which goes for a more gritty take.

Overlord III

Overlord III

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SQUIGERINO SQUIGERINO says...

Both transfured into thair Videogame characters bodies on the "shutdown" of the games servers, Both overpowed Af, both Pretty good anime (though the abilities function differently)

Tankdan1003 Tankdan1003 says...

Both the anime is about magic and about demons. they both are similar and I strongly recommend this!

Codedpast Codedpast says...

Both give the aspect of the "bad guy" being the main charactor,in a fantasy world. very similar. i can not see one being liked and not the other.

KazutoSam99 KazutoSam99 says...

Both Overlord III and Demon Lord Retry! has a similar isekai-plot with strong OP MCs. In many ways Ains is very similar to Kunai, using their character as a shield to mask their true self. Though Overlord has a larger fanbase, I have no doubt that Demon Lord Retry! is on a path to be a very strong franchise.

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

"Satou," aka Ichiro Suzuki is a programmer in the middle of a death march. He was supposed to be taking a nap but somehow wakes up in another world... What lies before him is what looks like the menu screen of the game he was working before his nap. He’s at a complete beginner stage at level 1. However, he had three “Meteor Showers” which could level a whole map. Suddenly, a whole group of lizardmen appears in front of him. In order to survive, Satou uses Meteor Shower, his level jumped to 310 and he became extremely wealthy. Whether it be dream or reality, Satou’s journey was now beginning.

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Mistfall Mistfall says...

Both series has overpowered hero isekaied into their gameworld. In both hero build harem of followers who are in awe of his power. And in both hero lack any true opposition.

DarwinsGame DarwinsGame says...

Both are Isekai and feature a fairly overpowered protagonist, as well as plenty of humor and lewd jokes

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Omnibus: The Great Orcus Labyrinth

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - Omnibus: The Great Orcus Labyrinth

A look back at the trials and tribulations Hajime faced in the dire abyss of the Great Orcus Labyrinth.

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Mwood2015 Mwood2015 says...

both op mc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage

Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage

A comet falling will bring about a great calamity, and in order to choose a child fated by the falling comet, the family of the "Reiken" clan with a long storied history is once again resuming its entrance examination process to find disciples. The protagonist Lu Wang, who possesses a special soul that is only available once in a thousand years, decides to take the exam, and he starts down the path toward becoming an exceptional sage.

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gurrenm3 gurrenm3 says...

Both are lighthearted with super powerful main characters. They have action and adventure as well. They also both share the "empire building" aspect. Reikenzan isn't Isekai like Demon Lord Retry, and has a stronger focus on the MC training to become better

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Anos Voldigord was a tyrannical Demon King that eradicated humans, spirits, and even the gods, but became bored of eternal warfare and reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were descendants who became too weak after being accustomed to peace, and all sorts of magic that deteriorated to the extreme. Anos enters Demon King Academy that gathers and educates those who are viewed as the reincarnation of the Demon King, but the academy could not see through his true powers and ends up branding him as a misfit!

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conner123045 conner123045 says...

This is also about an overpowered character who gets called a demon lord for being so strong I recomend it just beceuse I enjoyed both animie if you like anime with Overpowered characters this is an animie for you

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Omega

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Omega

After being summoned to another world similar to the game he used to play, Diablo lives a tumultuous life in this new world after he finds himself the unwitting master of Rem the Pantherian and Shera the Elf; and now, even the Demon Lord-turned-young-girl Klem obeys him! One day, Diablo ends up rescuing a holy woman who was being pursued by a Paladin, and she turns out to be the most important person in the Church. Befriending her, Diablo and the others act as her escorts until they reach Zircon Tower deep in the Demon Lord’s territory. After arriving in a new town, more difficulties arise, ultimately culminating in the appearance of a gargantuan monster attacking them! Is the self-proclaimed Demon Lord becoming a guardian deity for a follower of the Gods!?

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Isekai Shoukan wa Nidome Desu

Isekai Shoukan wa Nidome Desu

There was once a hero who was summoned to another world, and he saved that world. However, the man was caught in a "trap" and was forcibly returned to his original world. On top of that, he had to start over as a baby… This is the story of a crazy journey in another world where a former hero who was reincarnated into a slightly gloomy high school student is "resummoned" back to that same world! There's a lot of room to work with when it's the second time, huh♪

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Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life: Dai Ni no Shokugyou wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita

Tensei Kenja no Isekai Life: Dai Ni no Shokugyou wo Ete, Sekai Saikyou ni Narimashita

Yuuji Sano, a black company employee, is summoned to another world while finishing his work at home. His profession in the other world, a Monster Tamer, is considered a job that makes it difficult to become an adventurer. However, thanks to some slimes he met, which read several magical books, he gained magical powers and the second profession, Sage. Yuuji acquired overwhelming power, but is he conscience of his strength? Blindly becoming unparalleled and strongest in the world!

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