Overlord is a story about a boy getting stuck inside the virtual reality world, Yggdrasil, in his character named Momonga.
Confronted by the abnormal situation, he commands his servants to take over the new world and investigate any others who get stuck in the game like him.
This is a story about a boy using his powers to get his way through in a fantasy world.
There are some series that closely resemble Overlord.
Without any further adieu, let’s begin with the list of top 10 anime like Overlord.
10Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody deals with a not so evil Momonga in a fantasy world.
Death March to the Parallel World RhapsodyAir Date: January 2018Status: FinishedStudio: Connect, Silver Link.No. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
After waking up, Ichirou Suzuki, a programmer, finds himself in a fantasy RPG world which resembles the games he worked on.
He soon realizes that he has the appearance of his younger self with the name of Satou, which he used for beta testing.
After wiping out an army of lizardmen, Satou boosted himself to level 310, becoming a high-leveled adventurer and set out to explore the magical new world.
9Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online motivates you to face any difficulties with calm.
Sword Art OnlineAir Date: July 2012Status: Season 5 UpcomingStudio: A-1 PicturesNo. of Seasons: 5No. of Episodes: 85
Kazuto Kirigaya enters the online RPG game called Sword Art Online, which runs on their thoughts using “NerveGear” technology.
Upon entering the game as “Kirito,” he finds out that every player has been locked in the game by the creator, and they have to clear a hundred levels to escape.
To escape, they will have to cooperate with fellow players because if they die in this game, they will die in real life too.
8Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
This series is the classic adventurer story with a seductive goddess in it.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?Air Date: April 2015Status: Season 3 UpcomingStudio: J.C.StaffNo. of Seasons: 3No. of Episodes: 25
In the city of Orario, there are monster-filled catacombs known as “Dungeons.” Bell Cranel, who dreams of becoming the greatest adventurer along with Hestia, a goddess in search of followers, embarks on a quest deep in the Dungeons.
In this terrifying labyrinth, a mysterious power lurks around in the shadow.
GATE enlightens us on fighting against aliens if they suddenly invade the earth.
GATEAir Date: July 2015Status: FinishedStudio: A-1 PicturesNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
After the invasion of supernatural creatures from a gate shaped portal in Ginza, Youji Itami, a self-defense force officer, saves as many lives as he could while the rest of JSDF tries to stop the invasion.
After three months of the invasion, Youji was assigned to a special recon team to the gate known as ‘Special Region’ to befriend the locals and create peaceful ties with the ruling empire. A war will break out upon their failure.
6The King’s Avatar
The King’s Avatar reminds us that sometimes it’s good to start anew from the beginning.
The King’s AvatarAir Date: April 2017Status: Season 2 UpcomingStudio: B.CMAY PICTURESNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 12
Ye Xiu, a top-tier professional player in online multiplayer game Glory, after getting kicked out of the team, finds work at a nearby cafe.
But when Glory launches its tenth server, he starts afresh with a new character named “Lord Grim” and soon catches the attention of others due to his exceptional skills.
Without a sponsor or a team, Ye Xiu dedicates himself to traversing the path to Glory’s summit along with his talented new comrades.
5One Punch Man
One Punch Man firmly depicts that hard work is the key to success.
One Punch ManAir Date: October 2015Status: FinishedStudio: MadhouseNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
Saitama has become incredibly powerful after relentless training for three years to become a hero but has gone bald in this process. He no longer enjoys the thrill of battle becasue he defeats his enemies with a single punch.
All of this changes when he meets Genos, a cyborg who wishes to be his disciple. Genos then proposes to Saitama to join the Hero Association to become a certified hero, and he agrees after seeing that he is not well known in society.
Log Horizon mimics the game of chess, where the best foot forward wins the game.
Log HorizonAir Date: October 2013Status: Season 3 UpcomingStudio: SatelightNo. of Seasons: 3No. of Episodes: 50
Shiroe is a socially awkward college student who was one amongst the thirty thousand gamers who were trapped inside the world of the popular MMORPG, Elder Tale.
Shiroe must learn to live in this world and negotiate with the NPC .i.e. Natives of the game to bring stability in virtual city Akihabara.
He is joined by his friend Akatsuki and Shiroe to explore the game and understand the puzzling situation.
3No Game, No Life
No Game, No Life is a siblings’ journey to becoming the best gamers in the world.
No Game, No LifeAir Date: April 2014Status: FinishedStudio: MadhouseNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Sora and Shin are shut-in NEET siblings who play online games using the legendary username ‘Blank’.
After receiving a challenge for a chess match through a mysterious email, they were sucked into Disboard by the God of Games, Tet, to a world where conflicts are settled through games.
Upon entering Disboard, Shin and Nora decide to unite the sixteen races of Disboard. After that, they will beat Tet to become the new God of Games.
2That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime teaches us to never judge one’s strength based on their appearance.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeAir Date: October 2018Status: Season 2 UpcomingStudio: 8bitNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
Satoru, after getting stabbed, hears a peculiar voice in his mind while succumbing to his injuries. After regaining consciousness, he finds himself reincarnated as a goop of slime and has the power to take shape or devour anything.
Soon he befriends a sealed Catastrophe-level “Storm Dragon” Veldora after getting sympathetic to his predicaments and promises to destroy its seal.
In return, Veldora grants him divine protection in the name of Rimuru Tempest for his upcoming journey.
1The Saga of Tanya the Evil
Evil doesn’t have any shape or size, it’s the lesson you learn from The Saga of Tanya the Evil.
The Saga of Tanya the EvilAir Date: January 2017Status: FinishedStudio: NutNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
A man after challenging Being X, the self-proclaimed God to a battle of wits, was reincarnated into a world of magical welfare as a little girl named Tanya Degurechaff.
She is now known as the “Devil of the Rhine” for her predatorial-like ruthlessness in the country’s military. As this world heads towards world war, Tanya’s most definite obstacle in recreating a peaceful life is Being X.
Her actions and combats are propelling the mighty empire to become one of the strongest in mankind’s history.
There are few series that has few elements similar to Overlord, they are:
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