Liked Overlord? Watch Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: January 2019 - ongoing
Four heroes are reborn into a new world as the legendary guardians of the realm–Spear, Sword, Bow, and Shield Heroes respectively. Naofumi Iwatani is the Shield Hero, though he quickly finds himself at a disadvantage, as he cannot use any other weapon besides his shield. And when a rumor causes him to be rejected by everyone in the kingdom, Naofumi must figure out how to survive on his own. He sets out alone, filled with only hate for those who wronged him and the desire for vengeance…
Major Similarities Between Overlord and Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
1. Main Character is Labeled as a Villain
Much like in Overlord, our Shield Hero is hated by the world that he is thrust into, though his powers and true nature help him to gain the trust of a few along the way, Both Momonga and Naofumi paint themselves as the villains in their world on purpose, using the talents they possess to their advantage.
2. Harsh and Unforgiving New World
In both Overlord and Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, the new setting that our protagonists are pushed into is not an easy one to acclimate to! In Overlord, Momonga devolves from his original human form into a demonic ruler in the game he once played, though the transformation is not easy. For Naofumi, being transported to his new world actually makes him more of an outcast, forced to deal with a new host of problems entirely on his own.
Liked Overlord? Watch Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)!
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: October 2018 – March 2019
When our aspiring hero is reborn into a brand new world, he is reborn as Rimuru Tempest, an all-powerful slime. He quickly discovers that this new realm is full of monsters like him, but these monsters are much more complex than he could have expected. Rimuru finds himself in charge of their growing community, striving to keep the peace despite the danger that seems to follow him everywhere!
Major Similarities Between Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
1. All-Powerful Protagonists Gaining Followers
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken and Overlord both feature overpowered main characters who win their battles through rather unexpected and clever means. Momonga begins to gain an eclectic following along the way, and Rimuru also manages to gather a group of all different types of monsters to help him in his goals.
2. Built Up Their Own Nations
Both Overlord and Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken allow their main characters to build up their own kingdoms within the new world they are a part of. In Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken, Rimuru brings together monsters from all walks of life and even manages to create a few alliances with human kingdoms as well. While Rimuru is able to build up his nation without too much violence, Momonga is much more aggressive with his approach to expanding his nation, though he does keep followers to help him along the way as well.
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