Top 30 Best Anime Like Overlord To Watch

Top 30 Anime Like Overlord


Overlord is one of the most popular isekai anime of its time. After all, it is one of the unconventional Isekais that offered something new to the table. And that’s why people love it with all their hearts.


However, after watching Overlord, fans tend to look for something new and fresh. And that’s exactly where our list comes into play. If you enjoyed the hyped and entertaining story of Overlord then here’s a list of anime you can watch to keep your enjoyment momentum going.


All these anime are connected to Overlord in one way or another and that’s why you will love them once you are done.




1. Log Horizon


Log Horizon


Log Horizon is a light novel series from Japan that follows the story of thirty thousand gamers who are stuck inside the virtual world of Elder Tale after a game update.


Shiroe, a skilled and experienced player, assumes the role of a strategist to manoeuvre through the complexities of their new existence. He needs to negotiate with non-playable characters and lead his fellow gamers to establish a stable society within the virtual city of Akihabara.


Along with Naotsugu, Shiroe’s old friend, and Akatsuki, a tiny yet fierce assassin, they embark on an adventure that delves into the mechanics of gaming and politics. Log Horizon is a captivating story of fantasy, exploration, and the challenges of adapting to a new reality.




2. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime


that time i got reincarnated as a slime


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime talks about Satoru Mikami, a 37-year-old Tokyo-based corporate worker who is content with his ordinary life for the most part but hates the fact that he couldn’t find a girlfriend all his life. 


After getting fatally stabbed one day, he ends up getting reincarnated in another world as a slime that has the ability to mimic the appearance and abilities of anything. 


He manages to befriend a powerful Catastrophe-level monster named Veldora who had been sealed for 300 years. From there on out, he was granted the name Rimuru Tempest and divine protection.


Rimuru’s journey is filled with fantasy, humour, and adventure, as he becomes accustomed to his new life and uses his abilities to alter his fate and that of others.




3. Sword Art Online


sword art online


Sword Art Online (SAO) is an immersive virtual reality game that starts out very strong but turns into a nightmare when its creator traps thousands of players inside. He removes their ability to log out and makes in-game deaths permanent.


Kirito, who is one of the beta testers, joins forces with Asuna Yuuki and other players to face the game’s increasingly difficult challenges. And his end goal is to progress through its 100 levels. On his way, they encounter difficult opponents and dangerous cults that hinder their progress.


The story follows Kirito’s struggles as he fights for survival and tries to escape the game.




4. No Game No Life


No Game No Life


Disboard is a realm where sixteen races reside, with Imanity, the race of humans lacking magical abilities, at the bottom of the hierarchy. In this world, games determine everything, putting humans at a disadvantage.


However, when siblings Sora and Shiro, nicknamed “Blank” in online games, are transported to Disboard, they see it as another game to conquer. They team up with Stephanie Dola, a girl competing for Elkia’s sovereignty, the last remaining kingdom of Imanity.


Sora and Shiro utilize their gaming skills to help Stephanie regain her father’s throne and rebuild the kingdom, with the ultimate goal of ruling over Disboard.



5. One-Punch Man


One-Punch Man


Saitama is an unassuming person with an unusual hobby of being a hero. He dedicated three years of his life to rigorous training to achieve his childhood dream, resulting in him losing all his hair.


Now, he is so powerful that he can vanquish any adversary with a single punch. However, this has left him feeling bored and unable to experience the joy of fighting.


One day, 19-year-old cyborg Genos becomes interested in Saitama’s power and asks to be his student. Genos proposes that they join the Hero Association to receive recognition for their heroic deeds.



6. How Not To Summon A Demon Lord


How Not To Summon A Demon Lord


Takuma Sakamoto is a socially inept gamer who is obsessed with his virtual life in the MMORPG Cross Reverie, where he is known as the unbeatable Demon King Diablo. However, one day he is transported to another world where he suddenly takes on Diablo’s appearance.


Upon arrival, he is met by two girls, Rem Galeu, a Pantherian adventurer, and Shera L. Greenwood, an Elf summoner. In an attempt to subjugate him, they perform an Enslavement Ritual, but it backfires, and they become Takuma’s slaves instead.


As Takuma navigates his new life in a world resembling his favourite game, he accompanies the girls on a quest to undo their contract, all the while adapting to his new existence as the menacing Demon King.



7. The Saga Of Tanya The Evil


The Saga Of Tanya The Evil


Tanya Degurechaff is a cunning and ruthless soldier known as the “Devil of the Rhine” for her strategic prowess. Despite her innocent appearance, Tanya was once a man who challenged Being X, a self-proclaimed God, to a battle of wits and was reincarnated as a young girl in a world of magical warfare.


In an effort to defy Being X, Tanya aims to climb the ranks of her country’s military as it enters into a world war. However, her actions have unforeseen effects that lead to the Empire becoming one of the most formidable nations in history.



8. Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?


Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?


In the bustling city of Orario, Bell Cranel dreams of becoming a great adventurer. His aspirations become more attainable after a chance encounter with Hestia, a lonely goddess who aids him in his exploration of the monster-filled catacombs, known as the “Dungeon.” The dangers of the labyrinthine catacombs are ever-present, and Bell encounters mysterious powers lurking in the shadows.


Even on the surface, the coexistence of gods and humans is fraught with difficulties. Despite these challenges, Bell remains optimistic and builds relationships with those around him, making blunders and achieving triumphs on his journey towards greatness.







Youji Itami, an otaku and a Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) officer, is en route to a doujin convention when a strange gate suddenly appears in Ginza, Tokyo. Supernatural creatures and medieval warriors emerge from the gate, unleashing chaos and destruction in the city.


Youji quickly responds, rescuing as many civilians as he can while the JSDF engages the invaders. Months later, Youji is tasked with leading a special reconnaissance team to explore the world beyond the gate, now known as the “Special Region.” The JSDF hopes to establish friendly ties with the ruling empire and learn more about the new world.



10. The Rising Of The Shield Hero


The Rising Of The Shield Hero


The kingdom of Melromarc has been suffering from the Waves of Catastrophe for centuries, and to help combat them, four regular men from modern-day Japan are summoned to become the kingdom’s saviours.


Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, is appointed as the “Shield Hero” and is given a weak shield to fight the Waves. However, his fellow heroes and the kingdom’s inhabitants belittle him and he is ultimately betrayed and falsely accused of a crime.


Due to this, Naofumi faces heavy discrimination, causing him to embark on a journey of self-improvement. In the process, he acquires a demi-human slave named Raphtalia to accompany him.



11. Death Parade


Death Parade


In “Death Parade,” a bar named Quindecim serves as the setting for the anime series where Decim, the mysterious bartender and arbiter, judges pairs of people who die at the same time.


Decim challenges them to perilous games that uncover their true personalities and decide their afterlife destiny. Those who emerge victorious in these games are granted reincarnation, while the losers are banished to the void.


Through each game, the stories of the patrons unfold, and Decim’s unemotional demeanour is challenged. His principles are tested when a black-haired amnesiac woman appears, causing him to reevaluate his judgment and the nature of human life.



12. The King’s Avatar


The King's Avatar


Ye Xiu, a top-tier professional player in the online multiplayer game Glory, is nicknamed the “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game. After being forced to retire from his team, Ye Xiu takes a job at an internet café.


With the launch of Glory’s tenth server, he creates a new character named “Lord Grim” and returns to the game. Although his early accomplishments on the new server draw the attention of many players and guilds, Ye Xiu faces challenges starting from scratch without sponsors or a team.


Nonetheless, he relies on his vast experience and knowledge to rise to the top with the help of new comrades.



13. Hack//Sign




In The World, an MMORPG game, a player called Tsukasa wakes up with no memories and is unable to log out. The Crimson Knights suspect him of being a hacker due to his association with a cat-like character.


Tsukasa embarks on a quest to discover the truth and comes across a magical item, a “guardian,” that offers him protection. Meanwhile, Subaru, the Crimson Knights’ leader, and other players who befriend Tsukasa try to solve the mystery of his inability to log out and prevent any potential danger.


Throughout his journey in The World, Tsukasa’s interactions with other players and the Crimson Knights reveal the game’s dark secrets and the truth about his situation.



14. The Sacred Blacksmith


The Sacred Blacksmith


Following the Valbanil War, the use of demon contracts is prohibited, and Cecily Cambell, a novice knight, strives to defend her city like her family before her. While in the marketplace, a disturbed swordsman unleashes chaos and shatters Cecily’s inherited sword.


Luckily, Luke Ainsworth, a talented blacksmith, saves her with his unique weapon. Determined to restore her family heirloom, Cecily searches for Luke’s help. Unfortunately, a group of bandits attacks the duo, revealing the use of a demon contract.


Luke calls upon sacred power to thwart the assault, but a mysterious hooded figure lurks in the background.



15. Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody


Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody


After falling asleep from overwork, programmer Ichirou Suzuki awakens in a fantasy RPG world as a younger version of himself named Satou, a beta test nickname. He is suddenly attacked by an army of lizardmen, which he defeats with a powerful spell that boosts his level to 310, maximizing his stats.


Stranded in this new world, Satou decides to explore as a high-levelled adventurer and meets a mysterious girl named Zena, who joins him on his journey. As he travels, he befriends other adventurers and learns more about the world’s magic system.



16. Re: Zero − Starting Life In Another World


Re: Zero − Starting Life In Another World


After leaving a convenience store, Subaru Natsuki is abruptly transported to a fantasy world where he is soon attacked by thugs and left defenceless with only his groceries and broken phone.


Fortunately, a girl named Satella rescues him and he offers to help her retrieve her stolen insignia. They locate it but are suddenly murdered by an unknown attacker. However, Subaru awakens at the same spot he first arrived, facing the same thugs and Satella once more.


He learns that he has the ability to reset time each time he dies, allowing him to try and alter the course of events.



17. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar


Hai to Gensou no Grimgar


Upon awakening in a foreign world with hazy memories and an overwhelming sense of fear, survival, and instinct, a group of strangers is compelled to take on the only job available as soldiers in the Reserve Army to eliminate any threats to their new home, Grimgar.


The stronger candidates team up, leaving the weaker ones to form their own party composed of Manato, Haruhiro, Yume, Shihoru, Moguzo, and Ranta, to fight together and survive. They soon realize that this is no mere game; rather, it is a harsh reality where death is permanent.



18. The Misfit Of Demon King Academy


The Misfit Of Demon King Academy


In ancient times, a prolonged war between humans and demons left behind chaos and destruction. In order to end this conflict, Demon King Anos Voldigoad chose to sacrifice his life and be reborn in a future world that is peaceful.


To prepare for his return, the demon race founded the Demon King Academy, an exclusive institution that is responsible for identifying Anos when he returns. After two thousand years, Anos is reborn, but he is astonished to learn that the level of magic in the world has drastically decreased.


When he joins the academy to reclaim his position as king, he discovers that his identity has been altered.



19. Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!


Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!


Misato Kurihara lived a life that stood out due to her exceptional character, leaving her without any close friends or a regular routine. After an unexpected death, she is transported to a divine realm where she is given a wish and reincarnated.


Desiring an ordinary life, she wished to be reborn as a normal person with average abilities. She is reborn as Adele von Ascham, a noble’s daughter who possesses magical powers exceeding the norm.


To live the life she always wanted, she adopts the alias “Mile” and enrols in a hunter school in a distant kingdom.



20.  Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation


Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation


Despite a lifetime of enduring bullying, scorn, and oppression, a secluded man in his thirties musters the courage to perform a heroic act, only to meet a tragic end.


However, fate grants him a second chance as he awakens in a different world, reincarnated as Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn with caring parents.


Retaining his memories and knowledge from his previous life, Rudeus swiftly adapts to his new surroundings.


With the wisdom of an adult, he showcases remarkable magical talents that exceed everyone’s expectations, honing his skills under the guidance of Roxy Migurdia, a skilled mage.


Rudeus learns the art of swordsmanship from his father, Paul, and develops a profound friendship with Sylphiette, a girl of the same age.


Determined to overcome the traumas of his past, Rudeus embraces his fresh start, seeking to find love, a missing element from his previous world.



21. Outbreak Company


Outbreak Company


Shinichi Kanou, an introverted otaku with a vast knowledge of anime, manga, and video games, is suddenly abducted and transported to the Eldant Empire, a fantasy world full of mythical creatures.


The Japanese government assigns him the task of becoming an “Otaku Missionary” and spreading otaku culture throughout the realm. He is assisted by Myucel, a half-elf maid, and Princess Petralka of the Eldant Empire.


Together, they must navigate the difficulties of politics, social classes, and ethnic discrimination in order to promote the ways of the otaku in this new world.



22. The Faraway Paladin


The Faraway Paladin


After a life of stagnancy, Will wakes up in a new world and is raised by a skeleton, a ghost, and a mummy in the ruins of an old city.


Will learns fighting from Blood, the skeleton, magic from Gus, the ghost, and religion and responsibility from Mary, the mummy. Raised by his unconventional family, Will learns the importance of love and prepares himself for his eventual departure.


However, before leaving, he must swear an oath to the god of his choice, with the strength of his pledge determining the extent of his god’s blessing. As he sets out on his journey, he must come to terms with the truth about his undead guardians and navigate an unknown world.



23. Wise Man’s Grandchild


Wise Man’s Grandchild


After Merlin Wolford, a renowned hero in the kingdom of Earlshide retreats to a peaceful life in the rural woods, he raises an orphan he saved, named Shin. Shin is a modern-day Japanese salaryman who has been reincarnated into Merlin’s world with his past memories.


Merlin is amazed by Shin’s exceptional talent in magic casting and martial arts, but Shin’s lack of development in other areas has resulted in social awkwardness, a lack of common sense, and a middling sense of responsibility.



24. I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, Too


I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in The Real World, Too


The story centres around Tenjou Yuuya, the primary protagonist who discovers a portal to an alternate world hidden in his grandfather’s secret chamber. This portal grants him the ability to travel between Earth and Argena.


In both realms, Yuuya possesses extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, his past experiences of discrimination, with the exception of his grandfather, have left him with deep feelings of inferiority that sometimes consume him.


As a result, he lacks confidence in asserting himself and often finds himself oppressed even when he tries to assert his independence.


Despite the hardships he has faced, his inherent kindness remains unwavering.


He consistently upholds his grandfather’s teachings and values, as his grandfather was the only person who showed genuine compassion and shaped him into a person of great virtue. 


A new anime that will ring the same bells that Overlord did. 



25. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest


Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest


Hajime Nagumo is an ordinary 17-year-old otaku who, along with his classmates, is summoned to a fantasy world to save humanity. Despite his best efforts, Hajime only gains a transmutation skill that is weak and lacks any offensive power, making him the weakest member of the group.


During an expedition in the Great Orcus Labyrinth, one of his classmates betrays him, causing Hajime to fall to the bottom of an abyss. While he survives the fall, he must face menacing monsters and misfortunes as he struggles to survive and find a way back home.


Along the way, he meets Yue, an imprisoned vampire who also wants to escape the labyrinth.



26. Btooom!




Ryouta Sakamoto is an ordinary unemployed young man who spends most of his time playing Btooom!, an online video game. One day, he awakens to find himself on a deserted island with a green crystal implanted in his left hand and no memory of how he got there.


To his shock, he discovers that the game he loves has been recreated in real life, and the players must fight to the death using special bombs called “BIMs.” To return home, Ryouta must eliminate seven other players and take their green crystals.


Reluctant to engage in violence, Ryouta teams up with Himiko, another Btooom! player, to survive and escape the island while uncovering the truth behind the deadly game.



27. Accel World


Accel World


Haruyuki Arita, a victim of bullying in middle school, seeks refuge in online gaming. His life takes an unexpected turn when Kuroyukihime, a popular and attractive student, surpasses his high scores.


She introduces him to “Brain Burst,” an augmented reality fighting game that allows users to accelerate their brain waves to the point of stopping time. Winning battles earns users points to accelerate, but losing all points results in losing access to the program forever.


Kuroyukihime reveals her goal to meet the creator of Brain Burst, defeat the faction leaders known as the “Six Kings of Pure Color,” and reach level 10, the highest level.



28. Irregular At Magic High School


Irregular At Magic High School


The world of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei features magic as a technologically advanced system taught at First High School, where students are divided into two groups based on exam scores.


The top-scoring students, called “Blooms,” attend the First Course, while the less skilled students, called “Weeds,” are assigned to the Second Course. Siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba enrol at the school, and despite Miyuki’s high marks, Tatsuya is placed in the Second Course due to poor practical test scores.


However, Tatsuya possesses a remarkable aptitude for technical knowledge, physical combat, and unique magical techniques, setting him apart from the other “Weeds” and earning him the label of an “irregular” student at the school of magic.



29. Blood Blockade Battlefront


Blood Blockade Battlefront


In the world of Hellsalem’s Lot, previously known as New York City, humans and supernatural creatures coexist after being trapped together in a bubble caused by the opening of a gateway between Earth and Beyond.


To maintain order and prevent chaos, a secret organization named Libra, comprised of superhumans and eccentrics, is responsible for keeping the peace. Leonardo Watch is an ordinary boy who enjoys photography until he gains the “All-seeing Eyes of the Gods,” which cost his sister’s vision.


Determined to help her, Leonardo travels to Hellsalem’s Lot to unravel the mysteries of his newfound power.



30. Knight’s & Magic


Knight’s & Magic


Tsubasa Kurata, a modern-day otaku from Japan, dies in a car accident and is reborn in the Fremmevilla Kingdom, a medieval world where powerful mechs called Silhouette Knights are used to fight demonic beasts.


Reincarnated as Ernesti Echevarria, he displays exceptional magical abilities and enrols in Royal Laihaila Academy, where he is trained to pilot Silhouette Knights to defend the kingdom from various threats.


Ernesti teams up with twins Adeltrud and Archid Olter to achieve his dream of creating his own Silhouette Knight, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in several centuries.



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