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Overlord Season 3 (2018)
オーバーロード (Ōbārōdo)

Synopsis

In the year 2126, a Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or DMMORPG called Yggdrasil was released. It stands out among all other DMMORPG’s due to its unusually high ability for the player to interact with the game. After an intense 12-year run the game servers are about to be shut down. Within the game exists a guild, Ainz Ooal Gown, once consisting of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game. Now only 4 of the members remain, the other 37 having quit the game. Of those 4 only one, an elder lich character named Momonga, continues to play as the guild leader and maintaining their headquarters, The Great Tomb of Nazarick. He invites the remaining guild members but of those only one appears and only for a short while before leaving. While saddened by this, he accepts the reality that his friends have their real lives to take care of and decides to stay logged in until the servers shut down.

When the shut-down time arrives however, Momonga finds that the game hasn’t vanished. Instead it appears as if Yggdrasil has been recreated as its own reality along with its various NPCs having been brought to life while Momonga has been trapped in the form of his game avatar, leaving him unable to use the normal player functions, such as General Message, or even to log out. With no other option, Momonga sets out to learn if anyone from ‘the real world’ is also in this new world with him. Taking on the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, a message to any other players, Momonga begins exploring the world in an attempt to figure out what has happened while searching for anyone, or anything, that could help him solve this mystery while ensuring the safety of Nazarick.
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Overview

Overlord (オーバーロード Ōbārōdo) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. A third season premiered on July 10, 2018.

Alternative title

– Overlord III
– Overlord 3
– Ōbārōdo Ⅲ
– オーバーロードⅢ
– 오버로드 3

TL;DR Review

This is the darkest of the Overlord season yet.

The animation took a slight dip in quality, especially with the jarring 3D CGI usage near the end of the season.

The bands for the opening and closing themes had swapped position with MYTH & ROID doing the opening and OxT doing the ending, unlike the previous seasons. The opening song being “VORACITY” and the ending song is “Silent Solitude”. Both are good songs, but not quite as good as the previous seasons. “VORACITY” give me a Halloween song vibe.

We are starting to see Ainz taking on a darker tone. The previous seasons, most of what Ainz do have some sort of logical justification. In this season for example, not only did Ainz’s guardians killed the invading workers, but they are also doing torture and human experimentation. This is borderline sadistic. Another example is Ainz sending monsters to attack the town in order to save it. The town already adores him, so that doesn’t seem productive wasting resources doing this.

The more Ainz loses his humanity, the harder it is for me to empathize with him. I still highly recommend this season for Overlord fan, but some scenes may be uncomfortable to watch. This anime contains graphic violence, suggestive themes/dialogs, and some foul languages. Intended for mature audiences.

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Featured Music

Overlord Season 3 (2018)
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Voracity” by Myth & Roid

Closing Theme

– “Silent Solitude” by OxT (Masayoshi Oishi × [email protected])
Ainz Ooal Gown
"I have no friends or family. Just working and coming home to sleep every day, what worth is a life like that?"
Ainz Ooal Gown
"It's fine. Everyone makes mistakes. You just need to make an effort not to make the same mistake again."
Ainz Ooal Gown
"Death by sword. Death by broken bones. Death by crushing. There's not much difference, right? You die at the end."
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