[Isekai Fantasy Fall 2018] Like Overlord? Watch This!

Introduction

There was a time where we here at Honey’s Anime thought the isekai genre wouldn’t go very far once authors/creators ran the gambit of ideas. Boy, how wrong we were, folks. Instead of running out of ideas, creators keep making waves with new themes and styles for their isekai themed creations. Overlord is a perfect example of a series that seemed to be yet another “trapped in a game” story but has gone three seasons—and 13 light novel volumes—only getting better and more intriguing with each passing moment. Though, once you hit that end of a season, you know what that means…waiting for the next one. That’s why to once again help you find some similar isekai works you might enjoy, we choose two shows to check out while you wait for the fourth season of Overlord to air. Welcome one and all to our Like Overlord? Watch This article!


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.

Final Thoughts

Isekai anime truly keep blowing our minds and it shouldn’t be a surprise at this point. Every anime season we get a handful of isekai orientated anime shows and for the most part, they all are pretty unique or intriguing to at least watch the first few episodes before passing any judgment. Our shows mentioned above might not appeal to everyone either, but if you like Overlord, we highly recommend picking a show from above and just watch a few episodes to see if it might be a good way to avoid longing for Overlord season 4.

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.

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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