Continuing his quest to rule this new world, Ains begins to put the pieces in place for his conquest. But between a Lizard Man tribe uprising, and performing missions as adamantite adventurer Momonga, Ains has his work cut out for him! Thankfully he has his most loyal and willing subordinates to do his bidding.
The dawn of Despair
Lizard men, gathering
Army of Death
The freezing god
Those who pick up, those who are picked up
A boy's feeling
Soaring sparks of fire
Disturbance begins in the royal capital
The final Battle of the disturbance
TL;DR Disappointing. Don't watch this, read the novel. They try to do too much and as such none of it is done well. This sequel is disappointing. It has some interesting things, but it suffers from light novel syndrome. An anime is shorter than a light novel, and they try to include too much. So instead of getting a story that is gripping and entertaining, you have episodes following stories that just don't seem important because they aren't tied to the characters we care about, or they just don't finish... Also, all the story things happening last season? Yeah, nothing is answered at all. Just more questions. Looks like it is setting up to be one of those things with 100+ episodes, and ain't nobody got time for dat shit. Also, the animation is really clumsy in this one. I didn't notice in the first season because the story gripped me enough. Music works. Nothing special to see here. A couple characters get some good development. New characters turn up and get no development. Overall, it left me liking an old character more, and just despising everyone else. Overall, I'd say don't watch this if you have anything better to do. Like knitting socks for your computer desk. Read the novel thing. This feels like its just pulling bits of it at random, and doesn't feel like a story anymore. Also, dear Japan, please stop making anime out of things written by 12 year olds.
Ainz/Momon continues his "world conquest?", except this season he rarely makes an appearance and the whole season feels like world building and as cute as lizard people in love are and as interesting as Sebas gaining an ego is, I just wished that some parts would have been given less screen time and other more. Supposed real people acting chuuni as hell and while this is mostly cringy, it occasionally makes one smile. How dare they give best girl Nabe so little screen time!? Makes me sad :( One question must be asked: Where did the money go? After the success of the first season and manga/LN, one might think that Season 2 would get an even bigger budget than Season 1, but if so why did the overall quality drop? Story is all over the place and generally a mess, yet I still find myself liking most parts, especially when Ainz isn't acting like a massive a-hole. Animation is good, but not as good as the 1st season. Same-ish sound design, pretty good. More than half of the characters are full of themselves, Ainz is still a bad actor and I see no real reason why he continues to act the way he does (other than fearing the NPC's abandoning him, maybe there is some force that is forcing him without his knowledge).
Another fun little Madhouse show about a super over powered character. Overlord season one follows Lord Momonga (AKA Ainz Ooal Gown) as he gets transported from the final moments of the vertual MMORPG world of Yggdrasil to a real magical video game world. Thing is he is still a level 100 lich king, with a bunch of loyal high level NPC's, stacks of rare items, and an entire castle (The Great Tomb of Nazarick). So he's basically unstopable, nothing in this new world really seems to be a major threat to Momonga. Even when discovering someone has a world class item, the highest ranked item in Yggdrasil, Momonga shows how deep his pockets are by bringing three world class items to the season finale shoot out. Season two however shifts the light off Momonga in favor of world building as well as developing the supporting cast. The Great Tomb of Nazarick is full of cool NPC's the 41 guild members made and finding out about them really adds a lot of flavor to Momonga's empire, getting all the details about how the world works and establishing how the nations are set up. getting to see Momonga from the outside instead of him being the main character he was the bad guy for the entire lizard men arc. He was Sebas' boss during the 8 fingers arc. It's this style of story telling that gives the viewer a 360 degree understanding of who a character is. So often we see such one-dementional characters in anime, Overlord season 2 really does a great job developing it's cast and giving the viewer a full understanding of who these characters are. So the writing is pretty interesting but the animation is anything but. The stiff animation during long drawn out talks and crude use of CGI really hold back a pretty great show. Not all the animation is bad, actually a vast majority of the show looks pretty good and some moments are just outstanding, but some moments are just awful. Overlord 2 just lacks consistency. Clearly Madhouse is better than this but I've been having a lot of fun with Overlord, the dub is fantastic, the character designs are amazing, and the majority of the show is fun but I can't blindly look past all that is wrong with it, wish I could rate it higher but for what the show is I personally love it and I'm really looking forward to season 3.
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