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Log Horizon

Log Horizon

With over 20 million players worldwide, Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs. At least, it used to be only a game, until the fateful day that tens of thousands of players became stuck in the virtual world, unable to log out. For these would-be knights, healers and magicians, Elder Tale is no longer a hobby, it’s a reality, complete with tasteless in-game food, revivals upon death, and boring NPC conversations! With no other options than to accept their fates, the analytical Shiroe, perverted-and-proud Naotsugu, tiny and adorable Akatsuki and other new friends must adjust to their new lives in Elder Tale, avoiding player killers and monsters along the way!

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Beebo Beebo says...

Both Are MMO animes about being stuck in a virtual dive system wihtout knowing why and both so far have been on the guild level.

Ymarsakar Ymarsakar says...

Similar themes, so if you like stories about MMO politics and inter factional violence, there you go.

rbrothers rbrothers says...

They are both bassed off a VR game that caused the person playing to get stuck in the game. In both ones the controles are different and many things have changed such as how the fighting is controled and now the NPCs now have their own lives have changed in other ways.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime are quite similar between each other. In both of them the main character gets stuck in a virtual reality game and has to find a way to go back to his world while trying to get a grasp of the mechanics of the world they are trapped into. 

If you liked one show you'll enjoy the other

ShojiroKatsuragi ShojiroKatsuragi says...

Both anime deal with people being taken from their own world to another, and looks at the way they react to this situation, and how they take steps to adapt.

In both cases the protagonists set out to change this world for what they believe is the better in order to make the best of what they have been given.

FireWalker FireWalker says...

Both center on a highly skilled player embedded in a vast RPG, with a mystery as to how the world came to be and how it works. Both feature sword-and-sorcery combat, alliances, politics, and tension between the newcomers and the world's inhabitants. So far, Overlord is more focused on the OP protagonist, while Log Horizon has a more balanced ensemble and a more credible hero, but both have been highly entertaining with a big cast of quirky characters and monsters.

AlanTheGreat AlanTheGreat says...

Both the main characters are stuck inside a mmorpg and are both insignificant people outside the game.

supersuppishman supersuppishman says...

Both are highly immersive MMO anime that focus on players that are extremely experienced in the game. However, one of them is at a complete loss as to how to live in this new world while the other has a slew of servants at his command that will help him with anything he needs. They're two very different approaches to a similar concept, and both are done very well.

Michelangelo1475 Michelangelo1475 says...

Both these titles have the same general idea going; player gets trapped in the virtual world and tries to cope with the challenges of living in it. The only difference here is that Overlord is about a single player by himself without the luxury of relying on others stuck in the same situation and plays a much darker role in a way than what is seen in Log Horizon.

silverpistol298 silverpistol298 says...

the humor is similar and the combat scenes are very well done.

also each of the character are very likeable for their own reasons 

Melourn Melourn says...

Both awesome shows based upon a game - gone -real life. In both, the players were parts of guilds or joined guilds. In both, they remained the powerful beings that they were in the game, but had even more room to grow in the new world in their new roles. I LOVE THEM! I WANT MORE!

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Zangetsu92 Zangetsu92 says...

Okay both main characters are stuck in a game world that they used to play. Both are badass. Both stories are very good. Also both have interesting takes on the game world. I'd rec these to any anime fan!

Starletka Starletka says...

Both are about characters trapped in MMORPG worlds which they have to learn more about and get accustomed to.

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Kirakid91 Kirakid91 says...

The main difference between the two series is that Log Horizon is about everyone being sent to the virtual world, while Overlord is about a single player being sent. Both are very good MMORPG style anime.

redlacryma redlacryma says...

Both have interesting virtual worlds, with strong character depth on the main protagonist. Between original plots, unique character personalities, your favorite VR tropes, both make a very satisfying adventure. 

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

very different from each other but also a little bit similer...........................................................

niotabunny niotabunny says...

once again if you're looking for an anime bracket of "dungeons and dragons" where a character must "level up" to get stronger and survive then check these two out.

Zammerz Zammerz says...

Both shows have a similar approach to the same genre

DualWieldingDemon DualWieldingDemon says...

Both stories are of "stuck in a game" genre with a OP (kind of) MC with tons of supporting characters

Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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Noriko Noriko says...

These shows have a similar setting. A protagonist is stuck in a virtual world they can't possibly log out of.

In both shows, at first it's unknown why the players can't leave the virtual world. These shows have a similar setting, but not a very similar story, still, if you liked one of these, you might easily like another.

Frawd Frawd says...

Both anime are about people getting stuck in a virutal MMORPG. They are filled with cool battles and good story. Sometimes when you watch Overlord or Sword Art Online you just wish that you were a part of their world or that you would also get stuck in a virtual MMORPG.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime are quite similar between each other. In both of them the main character gets stuck in a virtual reality game and has to find a way to go back to his world. They have a little difference though, since in Overlord the lead is a not-so-evil villain while in SAO the main character is one of the good guys.

If you liked one you'll enjoy the other

tootalls tootalls says...

Both stories focuses on highly skilled and experienced super gamers trapped in RPG worlds.One accepts living in the world, the other triess to escape.

either way, if you're into RPG games, you should get a kick out of both shows as they are very loyal to depicting life in and RPG, just as an RPG gamer would expect.

animewatcher2002 animewatcher2002 says...

Both anime take place when the main character is stuck in a game. The plot covers what happens within the game from the main character's point of view.

rbrothers rbrothers says...

Both are very amazing anime. They also have similar aspects such being stuck in an VR game and trying to adapt to their new lives.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Both shows take place in a virtual world and share other story concepts and themes, because of this, they also share the same genres.

iJavz iJavz says...

It's pretty good if you liked Sword art online. plots and characters are king of the same. Specially both are really action based with lots of sci-fi.

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

similer in ways but different................................................................................

niotabunny niotabunny says...

both are anime based on where the characters enter a "dungeons and dragons" situations where they must fight to survive.  a situation where the main characters didn't ask for this task of "control" but they try to deal and cope with what hand they have been dealt.

No Game No Life

No Game No Life

An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori NEETs who happen to be both siblings and notorious gamers, receive this invitation, they defeat it with ease. And like the legends tell, they're transported to another world where conflicts, peoples' lives and even country borders are decided by competitions and games. Always up for a challenge, the pair quickly take on the obstacles that come their way, whether it be restoring lowly humanity's good name compared with the other races or helping influence who will become the next king.

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jaysah925 jaysah925 says...

Watching Overlord kind of gave me the same vibes when watching NGNL. It's not that they have the same plot, not really; if so, I would have recommended SAO. If I had to explain it in words, I guess it's the culmination of the tags: person in a strange world, adventure, fantasy, being sort of in a game (but with the genre light-hearted, easy and fun to watch). It's not a "damn this is intense, what would happen next?" kind of story, it's something else. A straight to the point, chill kind of story set in a world of medieval age with strange animals (or animal hybrid) and magic and friendship (sort of), and I guess I found that in both. 

Spoons Spoons says...

Strategic story lines that place characters in new unique enviroments that they discover at the same time as the viewer. Switch between jokes and seriousness on a dime. Requires ability to look past seemingly ubsurd scenarios. Also some weird Ecchi/loli shit for NGNL but I think the plots worth it.

Ecessero Ecessero says...

Both have main characters that get dropped in a foreign world and instead of "trying to return home" they stay because they like the new world. They also both have in common themes of the characters overcoming obstacles no matter how great, with relative ease.

Overall, they really feel similar too, it's like you could kinda see the two worlds existing side-by-side.

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Both shows take place in a fantasy world and star characters from our world. There is a good deal of stratagy involved in both and they share the primary goal of ruling the world.

Gyftos Gyftos says...

 I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. They both in my top 10 anime. this is just to fill the 100 characters thing

KarmaJS KarmaJS says...

No Game No Life and Overlord have meny similarites it has a Strategic story lines that place characters in new unique enviroments that they discover at the same time as the viewer. Switch between jokes and seriousness on a dime. Requires ability to look past seemingly ubsurd scenarios. Also some weird Ecchi/loli shit for NGNL but I think the plots worth it.

GrandfatherClock GrandfatherClock says...

Gamers trapped in a video game world, super strong characters who beat everyone else with ease, and who decide to take over the world. 

No game no life is more about outsmarting enemies and overlord more about overpowering them, but other than that they are super similar.

DianaTaiTan DianaTaiTan says...

Both game-simulated worlds where the main characters hold most of the power and have a great influence. 

KillerBear123 KillerBear123 says...

The same "into a new world" kinda story and the same op characters. Both also play with similar comedy and count with cunning characters.

GATE

GATE

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo's Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the "Gate". Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the "Special Region" lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami. On their travels, they are joined by a beautiful elf girl who is a survivor from the dragon's rampage and guide the group across the dangerous new world. 

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brajt brajt says...

If you liked Overlord or Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri you'd also like the other one because both shows tell the story of a male protagonist from our world going to a fantasy universe with a twist that they're backed up by a military force much stronger than their potential rivals and both take part in the conquest of the fantasy worlds they are in.

Overlord and Gate have also strong focus on politics and diplomacy, dealing with both opponents and allies. The thing I find differing both shows is that Gate has much cuter girls, but they're also there in Overlord too.

tootalls tootalls says...

Both shows involve protagonist that venture to a new world and completley overpower the residence of said world but try to make piece with it instead of taking advantage of it.

If you like one you shold like the other

alp2va alp2va says...

The plots are essentially identical. The main characters are suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar fantasy world where the main characters are clearly the superior army. In both cases, instead of simply taking over the land, the main characters are trying to fit in. Main difference is the tone. Overlord is darker and more action-oriented. Gate is more lighthearted and comedy-oriented

Teach Teach says...

YES. Watching these episodes is like riding shot gun in a tank that shoots fireballs at spearmen, your not really worried about anything your just enjoy ing the ride. Both heroes start at the top and try to understand a new world and how they fit in it. 

Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

I can see the resemblance between the two series. THere's a lot in common as they both deal with two fantasy worlds. Though one is virtual and one is physical..

egon0044 egon0044 says...

While Gate isn't set in a virtual world, the fantasy theme is still very much present in both shows. There is also a good amount of similarity between Overlord and Gate with regards to the secondary characters relationship with the main character, i.e. they either love or highly respect him.

Oblithian Oblithian says...

The Otherworlders are Extremely OP in both, they're both adventure anime... One is a game world the other is an alternate world, but they are both fantasy worlds.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

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evilmini0n evilmini0n says...

Both of these Animes (and mangas) main characters are extremely overpowered compared to other creatures and aren't human. Both of these overpowered creatures rule over others.

Gyftos Gyftos says...

Both of them have a MC that is overpowered AF. Both of them were human but are not anymore. Both of the MC rule over others that are also powerful. Although Overlord is a dude going into a game and this is about a guy dying and reincarnating in another world.

thor123 thor123 says...

Both of these feature a human MC who becomes an OP monster in another world, after which they start building a country / expanding their influence using their human intelligence and a number of strong servants.

DominiX970 DominiX970 says...

In short what they have in common:

OP main character

Both are Isekai

Fantasy (Magic and other stuff)

Building own country

SoloHunter SoloHunter says...

The main characther is also very powerfull and the have a big goal

Ains want to conquer the world 

Rimuru end up to build a natioan

KaneOtonashi KaneOtonashi says...

Kinda the same concept. 

Isekai Anime where person gets permanently dragged into a new world. In Overlord its the perspective of an evil villan, in Slime its the "site of the monsters" party. 

Both Animes base on the world building concept. Slime is in that regards a little bit less heavy on the building side and mixes action and strategy parts in a harmony together. 

Jayage Jayage says...

Both are about a very very very op main charater whose a monster that leads a county of monsters, both main characters were also adult humans before they got Reborn into this new world, the one different between two is Slime more nice and fun anime well overlord is more dark.

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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pooplool pooplool says...

they folloe a protag that is a gamers who are sent to another world based of the game they used to play, and they are both are sent as thier own respective avatars in that game they used to play. they are both OP right of the bat & have very powerfull magic. also they get thier own harems. they are also tecnicalt the badguys in the wolrd they are sent to.

Tha7ch Tha7ch says...

Overlord is basically How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord but with less ecchi. Both series have pretty good animation and an "interesting" cast of characters.

XxDeathxBladexX XxDeathxBladexX says...

I like how its so similar cause he was playing a game and was summoned into that game. I would highly recommend this anime .

Adarsha Adarsha says...

Protagonists are trapped inside a virtual game. Also they're overpowered male trying to act tough,cool and badass.

TheRogueStudent TheRogueStudent says...

Both have similarities in terms of story and also both have OP characters and speak in and out of game from time to time

ozziexblack ozziexblack says...

Both anime have main characters that are the demon lord/king. They also have the MC being trapped or summoned into the game by an unknown force and a harem. The plots are similar and they both are funny and good to watch. 

Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil

Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil

It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch... but things took an unexpected turn.

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1337pasteta 1337pasteta says...

Havent watched much of YS or read the LN yet, but after the 2nd episode...it reminds me of Overlord; MC in both are dubiously heroic, OP and transported to a "strange" world. Oh, and magic.

Hobgoblin Hobgoblin says...

They both feature the transported to another world and given another body plot points( which I'm a sucker for ) and feature theme of comradeship and loyalty, while letting the protagonist be analytical, intellectual and physical bad asses in their new bodies.

The key appeal between the two is that the protagonist are not only noticeably similar but different as well. They both want to thrive in their new worlds, but one tries to act above the traits of human emotions for themselves while being unsure of what to keep, if any thing at all. The other tries to hold on to as much as they can due to their new body causing to become less of a natural response, and only acts above it for people he find himself with in his new world. Both start in a place of scepticism, but one find a place of happiness and hope while the other is pushed into mad hatred.

Also the ascetics of their environment as well as how they mix their own brands of fantasy into that and their time periods is very nicely done.

XxRaevenQueenxX XxRaevenQueenxX says...

Watch both because both are really good anime. Tanya the Evil and Overlord have similar but the execution is a thing of beauty. 

alp2va alp2va says...

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the same team were involved in the creation of both shows. They both have a similar premise and style, involving an overpowered main character thrust into a new world. Both have highly compelling characters, from lovable to hateable. While both have their darker moments, Overlord has noticably more comedic moments while Tanya the Evil stays gritty though most of the show.

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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TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Looking for a derivitive anime about a rediculously OP guy going into a new world haing to do with video games? Well than these two are for you. They've got it all from edginess to cop outs. Perfect for a little mindless isekai + games.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Well I don't know about "mindless" isekai but I will agree both MCs in Death March and Overlord are very overpowered. Be that as it may they're both in a strange world and have to learn the rules and regulatioins of each respective world and learn how to establish themselves as the "good guy". We get to enjoy they're decision making, mistakes, and character building. If you liked one I'm sure you'll like the other.

heraa heraa says...

Overlord 100000000 is a must, Well for me because I love super smart MC, and he's just ugggh <3

Quan Zhi Gao Shou

Quan Zhi Gao Shou

In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu, is well known as the Textbook level expert and a top-tier player. Due to a series of circumstances, he was forcefully expelled out of his professional team. After leaving the pro gaming scene, he resides at an Internet Café employed as one of the managers. When Glory launches the tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more, equipped with ten years of gaming experience, memories of the past and an incomplete self-made weapon. His journey back to the top begins. After plotting and scheming, who took away my glory? Under the influence of the storm, my hopes will never be shattered. In its magnificence, the path will not be lost, for I, will return!

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Innskip Innskip says...

Both anime are about games and really good. Intesting plot and development. Absolutely different but each one is good in every way possible. A must see.

Ferrox07 Ferrox07 says...

Both anime gives the same vibe as in the amazing feeling when you watch the great skill of both protagonists after devoting all their time in respective games. Also, the main character's charisma draws admiration from both friends, enemies, and viewers.

Knight's & Magic

Knight's & Magic

A genius programmer and hardcore robot otaku is reborn into a world of knights and magic, where huge robots called Silhouette Knights roar across the land! Now reborn as Ernesti Echevalier, he uses his vast knowledge of machines and programming talents to begin to make his ultimate robot.  But his actions have unexpected results...?! The dreams of a robot otaku will change the world!

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JaeckAnaquth JaeckAnaquth says...

Similarity : Finding themselves in diffren body in another world which is based on their fantasy. Continue to live their fantasy which they didn't want to end.

About Overlord : The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

Ferrox07 Ferrox07 says...

As in Overlord, Knights and Magic features redemption and reincarnation into their dream world. Both features protagonist that originates in mediocre and labor careers, then reincarnated into alternate worlds.