Who the fuck knows what this was supposed to be about.
My main thought after finishing this (and after every episode, really), is “what was supposed to be the point of that?” You may notice that this is one of the biggest drops in rating I’ve had for a sequel. Although, from reading my previous review, the hints were apparently there from the very start.
Overlord seems to have no idea what it wants to be about. It is entirely wrapped up in this structure of “arcs” to the extent that it has barely bothered to tie them together into a coherent whole. It feels like in every arc we start over with new characters. The common characters, supposedly the main characters in the story, are just in the background, while the focus is always on the new people. The titular Overlord is just going along with everything.
I said in my previous review that Overlord “didn’t get too far into the story”. Well, on the second season, that is still the case! Except now, instead of not getting too far into one story, we have not gotten too far into three separate stories! Talk about indecision. Just choose a direction— any direction— and go there! This show seems to want to do so much that it just introduces the setup, and then jumps to something entirely different. I don’t have all the time or patience in the world here…
- Storytelling – F – What a mess.
- Voice – C – I still like the idea of an isekai about an evil overlord.
- Characters – C – They’re fine, but just choose some and stick with them for crying out loud.
- Attention Grab – D – Lost my interest.
- Production – C – It’s fine.
- Overall – F