Quick Thoughts on Overlord Season 2: Softcore Lizardman Porn

My (quick) look in the anime version of the Overlord series continues! Like I said before, I’ve already gone into what actually happens in this series when I discussed the light novel source material. But now thanks to a friend, I actually sat down and watched the anime series, and it’s only fair that I give out my thoughts on what I saw. Let’s get into these quick thoughts on season 2 after the cut!

My thoughts on the Light Novel source material can be found here and here!

Edited for Television
  1. The lizardman arc is probably Overlord at its worst. On a bigger picture level, it works with the story, but on a smaller scale, it almost drags the entire story to a halt.
  2. This is because taking Ainz and the Nazarick crew out of the story for a long period of time makes everything boring. People come to Overlord to watch Ainz somehow fail upwards into world domination, not the story of a bunch of one-note lizard people. Combined with a similar feeling with the second half in the Climb arc, Overlord II doesn’t have the spark that brought people into the first one.
  3. Still the lizardmen killing the lich and actually putting up a fight, before getting roflstomped by Cocytus was some great action, and again shows a bigger world than just the Nazarick crew.
  4. That said, I do like how Overlord is trying to build a bigger world and showing how that world reacts to Ainz showing up. He is a game-changing, life-altering event, and watching the world try to adjust to a near-god being able to level their countries in a minute if he tried. I just wish the secondary cast had a tiny bit more interest in them.
  5. Renner being bat-shit insane who is obsessed with her boy-toy Climb is a cool idea that I wish the series did more of. It wasn’t there much in the light novel either, so it’s not a change.
  6. The girl-group of mercenaries are a fun lot, but they just vanish after this story is done. I wish they would have stuck around a bit more, but alas perhaps in later volumes.
  7. The Sebas and Tuare plotline is the strongest of the season. It doesn’t drag itself out, keeps the focus on the Nazarick crew, and shows how they are slowly changing due to their experiences in the world. Ainz’s test to prove his loyalty is a brilliant moment and feels very in line with the story.

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