Overlord – Season Three

What did you watch and why? I loved the first two seasons of Overlord, so of course, I was back for the third. It’s dark and gritty, and really, we’re seeing it all from the side of the villain. He is the villain, right?

One line pitch! Overpowered undead sorcerer king starts down a path to conquer the world…

What’s it really about? A gamer that was transported to a world similar to the MMORPG he was playing searches for other gamers from the real world. In an attempt to find them he attempts to get noticed by taking over the world… There are undead armies, goblin hordes, terrifying demons, and those are all on his side.

What hooked you? I really enjoy the overpowered characters. It shouldn’t make sense, because you know they’re going to win, but it is oddly compelling viewing. There are some fairly dark comedic elements which are fun. Sometimes you find yourself gasping at how brilliantly evil and diabolic these characters are. It’s kind of like watching Masters of the Universe from Skeletor’s perspective if he wasn’t such a screw-up.

What was your favourite scene? I loved it when Enri summoned the goblin army, surprising even Ainz Ooal Gown. It’s funny when stuff surprises him. Although the sheer size of the goblin army was hilarious.

What was your least favourite scene? Like season two, it opened with a number of fairly mundane episodes setting up the things to come. This focused on Carne village this time. Eventually, it did pay off, but it definitely slowed things down.

Who was your favourite character? I love it anytime the battle maids show up in the show. This season, Lupisregina stole the show with her charms, sinister smile, and that psychotic clint in her eyes.

Who was your least favourite character? I think it’s really hard to pick a least favourite character. They all have such varied and interesting personalities. If I have to pick one, it’s going to be Prince Barbro.

Which character that needs more screen time? More screen time for any of the battle maids would be a huge plus for me. I also think Albedo needs a mission to get her teeth into. She’s been underutilised through the whole series so far.

What was your favourite quote? Not so much a quotes as a reaction. This was the moment Enri summoned the goblin army with the ‘worthless’ trinket Lord Ainz had given her in season one.

Is it similar to any other anime you’ve seen? I’ve made parallels with this and How Not to Summon a Demon Lord. So, there’s that. Also One Punch Man just from the sense of the overpowered protagonist. It’s also very dark and fantasy based, which gives it some similarities with Berserk.

Would you like another season? So, this is the third season and I’ve seen all three. Of course, I would like another season, then another and another. I’ll keep watching if it keeps going like this. There’s a large enough cast of characters that they can rotate the focus for plenty of seasons to come.

What elements of the story will you use as inspiration for a short story? Writing from the point of view of a less than desirable character is a lot of fun. Usually, they’re not the protagonist, but what if they were. I’m not talking about the anti-hero either. I would like to write a story entirely from the villain’s perspective.

10 thoughts on “Overlord – Season Three”

    1. Yes. I watched season one and two back to back. Then did this season in blocks of three or four. It’s definitely more fun that way.

  1. I’ve tried so many times to get into Overlord, I’ve tried so hard because I realize that this show is important to the Isekai genre, but I just couldn’t cut it. Every time it got interesting we just change gears to another plot.

    I’m glad it exists though, but it’s just a shame I could never get into it.

    1. Yeah, it definitely is more like a series of mini arcs. The third season was more coherent, although it doesn’t seem that way until the end. It’s definitely best when watched back to back.

  2. Quite possibly, but I just wanted to see Ainz wreck shit, not go back to that god damn village every five minutes.

    Again, love that this show exists, it pushes the Isekai genre into fresh territory, but I just could pick up what it was putting down.

  3. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with this one. I just never got into this during the first season. I do intend at some point to give it another go but at this stage my watch list is just so long it probably isn’t going to happen for awhile. Thanks for sharing your thoughts though as this reminded me I need to eventually get around to trying this again.

    1. It is a lot of fun. There’s quite a bit of dark humour. He’s supposed to be the evil overlord and all the NPCs view him as a god, but he’s guessing or bragging half the time. Admittedly, the very first episode was very slow and heavy with internal monologue.

      After that it picks up and his opponents get stronger and stronger. It’s oddly entertaining watching how easily he defeats his opponents all while trying to plan his next move.

  4. Love Overlord. Momonga is overpowered right now, but they have the ability to change that with the introduction of another powerful Player at any moment, which I like.
    I also agree battle maids need more screen time (loved them in S2) and that we need to see Albedo in action.

    1. That would definitely be interesting. Especially if it was on old rival from the game.

      I’m amazed that Albedo hasn’t been given a serious mission yet.

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