Overlord III

Overlord III Anime Review

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As I had finished watching both the season 1 and 2 of Overlord a long time ago, it’s only a matter of time for me to tackle its 3rd season.

Unlike its predecessors, this new season didn’t receive much love. People were divided by its arcs and the direction of the story. A lot of opinions were thrown out. In some ways, I do understand it as the themes of this new season were quite intriguing.

But we are not here to talk about other people’s opinion of the show, I will be focusing on mine.

(Author’s note: I won’t be able to provide any pictures for this post of mine as I watched this series on Netflix.)

Following the horrific assault on the Re-Estize capital city, the Guardians of the Great Tomb of Nazarick return home to their master Ainz Ooal Gown. After months of laying the groundwork, they are finally ready to set their plans of world domination into action.

As Ainz’s war machine gathers strength, the rest of the world keeps moving. The remote Carne Village, which Ainz once saved from certain doom, continues to prosper despite the many threats on its doorstep. And in the northeastern Baharuth Empire, a certain Bloody Emperor sets his sights on the rising power of Nazarick.

Blood is shed, heroes fall, and nations rise. Can anyone, or anything, challenge the supreme power of Ainz Ooal Gown? (MAL)

I really like Overlord.

Like very much.

The concept, at surface value, looks like any other isekai series out there, but it’s actually more than that. And it’s uniqueness in storytelling that made the series better than its peers.

However, I do admit that out of all the season of Overlord, this current one is the weakest.Don’t get me wrong, I fairly enjoyed this season, but it lacked impact compared to its previous seasons, especially the 1st one. The arcs of the anime were really intriguing and I really love that they were able to tackle these stories, but the execution of it made the story bland and unappealing.

It’s a shame.

There were a lot of moments where I know are important, but they were too bland for me to care. Like example, the little village Ainz saved before. It got wrap up into different problems and they were able to overcome them, however, there were alot of talking and the characters bore me to death, which resulted to me almost skipping their arc entirely.

There were alot of moments that are like that all over the series and I just force myself to watch them as they seemed to be important. If only their stories were really interesting or atleast the characters were entertaining then maybe I would enjoy them more.

I’ll be honest, I pretty much enjoyed the most when Ainz is on screen.


Well, because he is showing alot of dissonance between his real self and his persona, Ainz. It’s quite clear that he is still human inside that walking skeleton body of his, however, the more he continues to play as Ainz, his humanity seem to fade away. The fact that he keeps of just floating around the whims and plans of his subordinates just shows how he his kinda straying away from his real goal.

Still though, it’s really fun to watch. Especially, when its clear in the 2nd half of the series that Ainz is clearly the “villain” in their world. This concept had been hinted a lot of times before in the previous seasons, but to see the destruction of the humans under Ainz regime still felt surreal.

As I am a human, I feel sympathy to the humans, but I also can’t help but root for Ainz and look forward to all of his plans. He’s that fascinating.Even though I said that I pretty much enjoyed the series when Ainz is around, his subordinates were really intriguing to me that seeing a bit of development from them makes me happy.

Example, Albedo.

I mean, Albedo is bae, but she could be really annoying, especially when she keeps on spazzing about Ainz. But seeing some new sides of her in this season made me like her a bit.

Other than the execution, the other bad thing I am disappointed about this series would be the animation. The art looks the same as before, so I don’t really have any comment about it. But the animation, damn, it could have been better.

I mean, we are in the 3rd season now, and yet the animation still look like crap. Especially in the last arc, those 3D monster were horrible to look at, it sometimes destroys my attention to the series.

Now that I shared all of that, what are my last thoughts?Overall, Overlord season 3 was a good watch. It wasn’t amazing or anything, but it could have been better.

The ending definitely shows that the Overlord series has alot of offer as there are still a lot of plot that needs to be explored. So I hope this series would get more seasons.

However, that possibility is really slim, so I might just read the light novel instead. My bestfriend already went ahead of me and pretty much binge-read the whole lightnovel series and she’s really hook. And for me, that speaks volumes (no pun intended). I might check the light novels soon.

Would you guys watch this new season of Overlord?

Well, if you guys are a completionist and had seen the previous seasons already then watch this. Even though its not as good as the previous seasons, its still informative and enjoyable to watch, especially if you are a fan of the anime.  

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    Have you seen Tanya, The Evil? I wonder if Madhouse is trying to cut cost with the 3D monsters.

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      I had seen the series before but have not yet finished the movie. Well..I think it’s more on lack of time in making the anime and yeah…also the budget cuts.

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          Indeed. It was a rare move from the studio. I do hope they would do it to other animes too.


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