Liked Overlord Watch Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October, 2018 - Ongoing
After being murdered by a running criminal, 37-year-old Satoru Mikami was reincarnated into a world completely foreign to him. However, instead of being reborn as a strong knight or powerful hero, Satoru finds his human form gone and replaced with that of a lowly slime. Satoru will soon come to discover that this slime form might seem squishy and soft but has a secret power, the ability to absorb other’s skills! Renaming himself Rimuru Tempest, the once human will embark on a journey bigger than any slime before him.
Major Similarities Between Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
1. Unique but similar situations
One thing that should show that bother Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken are quite similar is the main characters and their rather unusual situations. While Momonga—aka Ainz Ooal Gown—might be trapped in a MMORPG and Satoru might be dead and now is a slime monster, you can’t deny that they are in rather unreal situations. Well, as unreal as isekai tales get. This strange set up for narrative though makes both Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken great shows to play off each other and will avoid any viewer from feeling as if one show is just mirroring the other.
2. Isekai comedy
Overlord can be quite serious at times with characters that face potential danger and loss of life, but it does have its fair share of comedic moments at just the right time for optimal enjoyment. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken is more comedy based with only some moments being serious—so it’s quite the opposite from Overlord’s main structure—yet it knows when to use its comedy at just the right time to make the viewer laugh. In our opinion here at Honey’s Anime, comedy is a necessary component to make any isekai story work really well. While there are serious based isekai works out there, comedy is a nice way to calm the darker tones and avoid any isekai work from being overly series all the time. Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken do well in this regard and show why both shows can be enjoyed if you like one or the other.
Liked Overlord? Watch Hangyakusei Million Arthur (Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur)!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October, 2018- Ongoing
Based on a popular Square Enix title, Hangyakusei Million Arthur follows a group of warriors known as Arthurs. A war is brewing and these Arthurs will need to stand up using their powers to defend their homeland. While each might embody a rather quirky persona, they aren’t afraid to fight those who dare challenge them. A battle is about to begin in Hangyakusei Million Arthur!
Major Similarities Between Overlord and Hangyakusei Million Arthur (Operation Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur)
1. Feel that MMORPG feeling
Hangyakusei Million Arthur and Overlord are isekai fantasy works yes, but there’s also another very obvious connection. They both have characters and stories set in a video game-like world. Hangyakusei Million Arthur is actually based on a real-life MMORPG—which we haven’t had the opportunity to try unfortunately—and we kind of wish Overlord would be a MMORPG someday as well. Regardless if that dream comes to fruition or not—probably won’t sadly—we still dig anime that takes one of our favorite gaming past times and makes stories out of them. Hangyakusei Million Arthur is a worthwhile show to give a shot, even if its MAL score shows otherwise.
2. Great fight scenes
When we watch any isekai anime we always expect one thing to be present above anything else. Fight scenes that make for some amazing anime goodness. Hangyakusei Million Arthur and Overlord definitely have action going for both shows. While Overlord’s action can be a bit over the top and truly spectacular—which we don’t mind in the slightest— Hangyakusei Million Arthur is the same with characters who fly with dual pistols, gattling guns and giant lances. The battles in both series are intense and we couldn’t look away from our monitors once the battles began.
Have you already tried any of the two shows out that we mentioned above? Comment below to let us know and share your experiences with other readers before they jump into one of these shows. Be sure to keep stuck to our hive for even more articles like this one from your loving bees here at Honey’s Anime.