Anime 101: Overlord

Overlord is a dark fantasy anime that first aired in 2015. The story is based on the light novel which has 15 volumes. This anime is a classic isekai, an anime where the main character is pulled into another world, and in this case, our main character finds himself trapped in an open-world virtual reality video game where users possess magical abilities and equipment in order to fight monsters.


In the anime, Overlord, a Full-Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game was released in 2026. It allows players an incredibly lifelike gameplay experience in an online fantasy world. The game sees 12 years of success before it is inevitably shut down. Within the video game, there is a guild with immense strength, called Ainz Ooal Gown. It once consisted of 41 players, but prior to the shut down, the remaining members total only four. One of those members, is Momonga.

Momonga is deeply saddened to see his favorite game coming to a close, so he chooses to stay logged in until the very end. This, however, could spell trouble for him when, to his surprise, he isn’t forcibly booted from the game. Instead, his consciousness persists. He gains senses in the game he never had before, such as smell and taste, and all of the NPCs have procured wills of their own.

Momonga, now unable to log out or communicate with other players, sets out on a journey to discover if there is anyone else like him remaining in the game. He takes on the name “Ainz Ooal Gown,” hoping that someone out there will recognize the guild’s name from its previous glory.

Overlord centers around a character that is incredibly strategic and overpowered. The show isn’t about whether or not Ainz Ooal Gown will succeed, but how many unexpected events will occur along the way and will he ever be able to find a purpose in this game turned reality. It’s the perfect show for action fans who love fight scenes. The series welcomed a brand new fourth season on July 5th, 2022.

Where To Watch

Overlord is available for streaming on Crunchyroll.

Cosplay Options

If you’re interested in cosplaying from Overlord, the designs are incredibly unique, so they make great projects to test your crafting skills!

Albedo – Albedo is a protector of The Great Tomb of Nazarick. She is fiercely loyal to Ainz Ooal Gown and deeply in love with him. She has long black hair and white horns. Additionally, she wear a long, white dress and white gloves.

Mare Bello Fiore and Aura Bella Fiora – These two twins are complete opposites. Mare is a shy boy who thinks before he acts, while Aura, his sister, is impulsive, direct, and loud. They both have short blonde hair and long ears. They wear white clothes with blue and red shirts underneath, respectively.

Shalltear Bloodfallen – Shalltear is a true vampire who is incredibly prideful. She has light pink hair tied up with a large red and black bow. Additionally, she wear a dark ballgown decorated with lace.

Meet the Voice Actors

This fall, you’ll have a chance to meet the characters of Overlord’s voice actors at Anime St. Pete September 17-18.

Chris Guerrero as Ainz Ooal Gown

Read more about our favorite Chris Guerrero characters here!

Jill Harris as Aura Bella Fiora

Meet Overlord Voice Actors at Anime St. Pete

You’ll have the chance to meet Chris Guerrero and Jill Harris of Overlord at Anime St. Pete in St. Petersburg, Florida September 17-18. Anime St. Pete is a brand new con and St. Petersburg’s only anime convention! It’s being held at The Coliseum, the same venue St. Pete Comic Con was held at in January 2022. Anime St. Pete tickets are on sale now.

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Anime St. Pete Goes Big with a Line-Up of Six Popular Anime Voice Actors

The new con is going big with six anime voice actors. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Anime St. Pete:

  • Dallas Reid, who voices Asta from Black Clover and Zack from Angels of Death (below, first row left)
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices Shoyo Hinata from Haikyu!! and Falco Grice from Attack on Titan (below, first row right)
  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices Tamaki Amajiki from My Hero Academia and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist (below, second row left)
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion and Young Kyojuro Rengoku from Demon Slayer (below, second row right)
  • Chris Guerrero, who voices Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord and Shadow from Sk8 the Infinity (below, third row left)
  • Jill Harris, who voices Noelle Silva from Black Clover and Chiyo Yumehara from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (below, third row right)




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