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What are the best anime like Overlord?

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Riro - Binge.co Contributor

Generally, we are the ones who control our favorite player characters whenever we play a role-playing game or any other video game. But have you ever imagined yourself living the life of your own favorite character? For those who are not familiar with this TV show, Overlord is an anime about an online player named Momonga who finds himself immersed in a famous online game called Yggdrasil. So, whether you are a gamer who is into massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), or you are into watching anime movies and television shows, the Overlord anime series is perfect for you! But in case you've already seen this dark fantasy anime and you are looking for something similar or as good as Overlord (or even better), you might want to go through our list of best anime like Overlord. Feel free to discover some other anime shows with stories just like the anime series, Overlord! Who knows, your next favorite Overlord-like anime might just be on this list!


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  1. 1Log Horizon

    20

    Overlord and Log Horizon both feature powerful and clever main protagonists. They both have compelling stories filled with cool action scenes and a lot of funny bits. If you're looking for an anime like Overlord, this is a must-watch.

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  1. 2No Game No Life

    18

    If you're looking for an anime like Overlord in the sense that it's a fantasy gaming anime, then No Game No Life is a good choice. Both feature heavy game elements and both are really good anime shows on their own merit.

  2. 3That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

    13

    Looking to watch a new isekai anime like Overlord, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime should be on your list. It was considered as one of the best anime in the Fall of 2019 and for good reason. The story is interesting and the characters are charming and hilarious.

  1. 4Sword Art Online

    9

    Sword Art Online is another obvious consideration if you're looking for an anime just like Overlord. Both of them feature main protagonists that inexplicably get trapped inside a game and both of them feature powerful and clever in-game characters.

  2. 5Drifters

    8

    We think Drifter is one of the more unique entries in the isekai anime genre with its historical twist. It is definitely worth checking out if you're searching for an anime like Overlord. It's got a unique story, an amazing list of characters, and plenty of action to be had.

  3. 6Saga of Tanya the Evil

    8

    From normal everyday workers to overpowered game characters capable of a lot of destruction. In a nutshell, this is what makes Saga of Tanya the Evil and Overlord so similar. You'll have fun watching them both regardless.

  4. 7One-Punch Man

    8

    We know that One-Punch Man is not an Isekai anime like Overlord, but you gotta admit that both Momonga and Saitama are ridiculously strong. One uses his powers for good while the other is in search of a worthy opponent.

  5. 8KonoSuba

    7

    Konosuba is about Kazuma Sato’s brief life that was over due to a traffic accident, but he wakes up to see a girl before him. She claims to be a goddess and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him.

  6. 9The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    7

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer! and Overlord both feature main characters who get thrust into a world that's not their own. The humor is very similar in both shows as well as the resilience of the main character to adapt to his new environment.

  7. 10The Vision of Escaflowne

    7

    The Vision of Escaflowne is another classic isekai anime that was targeted towards female audiences. In our opinion, it didn't quite get the attention that it deserved. It's an anime like Overlord that has a much deeper story and complex characters.

  8. 11Fushigi Yuugi

    6

    Fushigi Yuugi, also known as The Mysterious Play or Curious Play, is a Japanese animated series based on the manga of the same name. It centers on Miaka Yuuki and Yui Hongo who were taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. 

  9. 12Magic Knight Rayearth

    6

    Magic Knight Rayearth is a classic isekai - shojo isekai to be more specific - anime during the early days of the anime genre. It's considered one of the shows that helped the genre grow in popularity back then. If you're looking for an anime like Overlord and want to experience a piece of anime history, go check this anime out.

  10. 13Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

    6

    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is an adventure romance anime that aired in Spring 2015 with 13 episodes. DanMachi for short is an action fantasy anime is based on the first 5 volumes of Fujino Omori's light novel series.

  11. 14Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

    6

    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, also known as Grimgar, Ashes and Illusions is an isekai anime based on a manga of the same name. It follows the adventures of Haruhiro in a fantastic world called Grimgar after he wakes up with no memories. 

  12. 15The Ancient Magus' Bride

    6

    The Ancient Magus' Bride is an anime series based on the manga by the same name. It tells the story of young Chise Hatori, who is bought by a non-human mage named Elias to be his apprentice and future wife. 

  13. 16GATE

    5

    GATE, also known as Gate: Jieitai Kano Chi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri, is an anime series. It centers on the aftermath of a gate appearing in Tokyo allowing access to another world where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings live. 

  14. 17Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World

    5

    Re:ZERO − Starting Life in Another World is an anime television series adaptation released in 2015 by Kadokawa. It focuses on Natsuki Subaru who finds out he can't die after being suddenly transported to another world. 

  15. 18Accel World

    5

    Accel World is a sci-fi game-themed anime which is adapted from the first four volumes of Reki Kawahara's series of the same name.

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17 comments

  • #1
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "In this anime, there's a huge difference. The protagonist here Chise Hatori is a female. And the plot is unique and I love the anime series itself. But I cant consider it as an anime like overlord. There are others who deserve to be considered the same with overlord, like the re:zero. Just saying."
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    The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • #2
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "I love both Overlord and Log Horizon. The concept of these anime themes that get people trapped in video games seems just so enjoyable and a good mix and of reality and fantasy. The perfect blend of anime that I like. I just like Log Horizon a bit more because it's a bit lighter"
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    Log Horizon
  • #3
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "for me, this is somehow close to overlord in a way that the characters are adventurers who fight against goblins. Although it's not as dark fantasy as the overlord anime, I like the story of Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash because it's catchy for me"
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    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "Okay when talking about being trapped inside another world, Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World is the closest anime which is almost similar to Overlord. So you guys better check this one out because this is really worth watching!"
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    Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World
  • #5
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "A lot of anime are like this these days. They get sucked into another dimension and they are the chosen ones to fix the problems of this so-called dimension. So it makes sense that all of these are kinda similar to Overlord I guess?"
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    Fushigi Yuugi
  • #6
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "this is somewhat similar to Overlord in a way that Bell Cranel was alone completely on the challenges he face, so yeah this anime is quite close, they're two different things but fair enough to be considered similar"
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    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • #7
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "I like the plot! I've read the series and was able to watch the anime series. IMO, the fact that the plot itself is like a role-playing game is actually the best reason to consider it as anime like the Overlord!"
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    GATE
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2019
    "Good list! Accel World is indeed like Overlord! The plot goes like, Haru tried to escape from the real world just to get away from all those who bully him. Won't spoil but I agree that this is like overlord"
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    Accel World
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "Kirito has been my favorite anime character since I've watched Sword Art Online. just like Momonga! So similar to Overlord for sure. The way Kirito's friends help him in the game is so inspiring for me"
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    Sword Art Online
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    "My poor stomach has been hurting as I went through the first season of konosuba. Its not as action packed as overlord, but it is much funnier along with a smug hero."
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    KonoSuba
  • #11
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "Amazing concept of heroes trying to battle each other out. What more can i ask for? Definitely my type of anime as it did just like what Overlord did for me"
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    Drifters
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    "Tanya creeps me out in a good way. She brings that same evil vibe as the skeleton overlord. just want more wands and swords without the world war 1 guns."
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    Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • #13
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "Watched this on Animax and I'm a fan. Didn't get bored even though story is kind of similar to other animes I've seen. Not exactly like Overlord though"
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    The Vision of Escaflowne
  • #14
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    "People from our world got blackholed to a fantasy one: check. RPG world with magic: check. Cute pokemon mascot: check. Badass hero: nope."
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    Magic Knight Rayearth
  • #15
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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2019
    "Love this anime! Great story and great fantasy elements that are fun and just right. I actually like it better than Overlord tbh"
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    The Devil Is a Part-Timer!
  • #16
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    "You can say this is the same as overlord when it comes to genius protagonists. Also love madhouse work with this gaming anime."
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    No Game No Life
  • #17
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    Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    "Overpower guys like saitama does make this anime like overlord but without the dungeons and dragon theme that I love."
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    One-Punch Man
This list is about What are the best anime like Overlord
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Log HorizonTV Shows 20 Paid
2No Game No LifeTV Shows 18 Paid
3That Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeTV Shows 13 Paid
4Sword Art OnlineTV Shows 9 Paid
5DriftersTV Shows 8 Paid
6Saga of Tanya the EvilTV Shows 8 Paid
7One-Punch ManTV Shows 8 Free
8KonoSubaTV Shows 7 Paid
9The Devil Is a Part-Timer!TV Shows 7 Paid
10The Vision of EscaflowneTV Shows 7 Paid
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