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By jeremy94, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark fantasy anime has lots of action, sexual content.

TV Hulu , Funimation Anime 2015
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age 11+

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age 11+

Is It Any Good?

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This dark fantasy series is best for video game fans. Overlord follows the story of Momonga, a DMMO-RPG player who falls asleep in his favorite game as it's being shut down. The plot tries to differentiate itself from others by showing the perspective of someone who decides to become a villain instead of a hero. Since Momonga's video game character was a villain, in this new world he acts as one, siding with monsters over humans. It's a unique perspective to base a story around, and a bit edgy.

The video game references are fun in the beginning, especially if you're familiar with the MMO genre. However, the game concept is quickly dropped and doesn't add much to the story outside of the initial setup. Momonga rarely, if ever, references the real world outside of the game. This leaves viewers wondering about the point of the video game setting outside of the initial setup and a few jokes. Overall, Overlord might be enjoyable for video game fans, but it doesn't quite do enough with this idea to stay interesting.

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