Overlord Watch Order

As an isekai anime, Overlord has a unique story that follows the adventures of a villain character with god-level powers.

The protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown, also known as Momonga, is trapped in a virtual game that has been played until he becomes a very powerful character.

After coming to terms with his strange situation, he accepts it as reality and conforms to the shadow character he wants to create in this fantasy world.

The best thing about Overlord is the characters. After Momonga became ruler, he could actually have whatever he wanted.

He could make a harem for himself if he wanted to, but that wouldn’t make a great bad guy. He was supposed to act and form a relationship with his followers.

The supporting characters are also amazing, giving us unforgettable moments and various silliness.

Studio Madhouse, the studio responsible for Overlord, has proven itself capable of producing great anime with brilliant wording and well-choreographed combat.

Well, here’s the Overlord anime watch order that follows Momonga the dark lord:

1. Overlord (2015)

Overlord 2015 anime madhouse
ReleasedSummer 2015

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The story takes place in the year 2138 when virtual reality games are booming.

Yggdrasil, a popular online game quietly closed one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decided not to log out. Momonga then transformed into a skeleton like his character as the “most powerful mage.”

The world is constantly changing, with non-player characters (NPCs) starting to feel emotions. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, Momonga is then trying to take over the new world of the game.

The first season, which opened 13 episodes, was also made into a recap in two anime films entitled The Undead King and The Dark Hero.

2. Overlord II (2018)

Overlord II anime madhouse
ReleasedWinter 2018

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The second season of Overlord.

Continuing his quest for control of this new world, Ains began assigning various followers to each of his conquests.

Between overcoming the Lizard Man tribe’s rebellion, and taking on missions as an adamantite adventurer with the identity of Lord Momon, Ains had a suitable job to make it.

Thankfully he has the most loyal followers and is committed to doing his bidding.

No one could defeat the supreme and mighty Overlord in his quest to rule over all.

3. Overlord III (2018)

Overlord III anime studio madhouse
ReleasedSummer 2018

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The third season of Overlord.

With the foundation now set in this new world, the first steps of Ains Ooal Gown’s master plan yielded results.

Advancing Carne Village and especially the position of his alter ego Momon is reaffirmed.

The hidden genius of his actions was constantly met with shock and admiration by Demiurge, Albedo, the other guards, and even Ains himself.

His attempts to act in a manner befitting the ruler of Nazarick, continued to strengthen his followers’ beliefs, propelling him further down the path of world domination.

Without the human conscience of being an Undead, Ains only looked to continuously seek out other players from Yggdrasil and to gain the power to protect his people.

Lord Ains Ooal Gown maintained the mantle of Overlord and led the Great Tomb of Nazarick onto the world stage, straight into the vicious power struggle between the two great empires.

4. Overlord IV (2022)

Overlord IV
ReleasedSummer 2022

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overlord‘s fourth season.

Lord Ains Ooal Gown and his followers must continue to strategize on how to be a true ruler.

5. Overlord: Holy Kingdom Arc (2024)


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Theatrical follow-up to Overlord IV. The film will cover the “Holy Kingdom” arc.


That was the Overlord anime watch order, you can watch it in full, legally and for free on Bilibili (Bstation), guys!

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Blogging since 2009, a cold-blooded otaku who love mecha and mahou shoujo. Sharing his opinions and shit posting on pop culture is his true passion, like explaining the watch order of Gundam, Fate series or Monogatari anime by heart.

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