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30275 No. 30275 [Edit]
Skeletor is back to play more MMOs!
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>> No. 30276 [Edit]
I find it interesting that the first season was a whole lot of nothing happening for the first half with an overall focus on mystery and setting up the world. They never showed who the main antagonist was behind the events of the second half or even gave a single detail about them. Then right off the bat season2 starts with the guys behind the attacks in season1 chating about it from their perspective. I really can't imagine a more lack luster and anticlimactic way to reveal the antagonists.
>> No. 30279 [Edit]
>>30276
>I really can't imagine a more lack luster and anticlimactic way to reveal the antagonists
Haven't seen it, do you think it could be a jab to lackluster and anticlimactic MMOs?
>> No. 30312 [Edit]
>>30279
Nah, I guess they probably thought it would be a cool surprise reveal. I don't think it works though when it's been so long since the first season that most people probably have no clue what anyone's talking about.
>> No. 30418 [Edit]
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30418
So where was Beelzebub hiding during season1?
>> No. 30424 [Edit]
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30424
This feels like bigger trolling than pop team epic's stuff.
>> No. 30435 [Edit]
So is all of season2 going to focus on these lizard people then? Was this a big part of the LN?
>> No. 30442 [Edit]
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30442
Season 2 in a nutshell
>> No. 30536 [Edit]
>>30424
>>30435
It's just setting the stage, don't be so inpatient.
>> No. 30547 [Edit]
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30547
Considering the nature of the first season. I'm guessing she's gonna turn out to be some sort of sick evil cunt who will die brutally. Or someone who's a legit decent person who will die VERY brutally.
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30764
If I looked like that, I don't think I'd mind death much either.
>> No. 30837 [Edit]
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30837
Fucking brutal.
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30852
hehe, foreshadowing.
>> No. 30863 [Edit]
>>30547
You must have skipped the ED theme, it's obviously the former.
>> No. 30930 [Edit]
>>30837
Spoilers, man.
>> No. 31022 [Edit]
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31022
Whelp, I think it's about time I drop this. Not sure why or how I've stuck with it this long. I was mildly curious about the mystery/story behind the anime, but not only are they probably not going to answer anything anytime soon, but in retrospect it doesn't feel that interesting anymore. It might all be a dream, or maybe the game devs accidentally created a portal to another universe, who knows. I don't much care anymore to be honest and it doesn't feel like it maters much to the story anyway.

The further on this goes the more pointless it feels to have the main character be a human in an mmo when they can just have the anime be centered around some antihero demon lord in a fantasy world from the start. I wish fantasy anime could just be fantasy anime again without any of this VR otaku's after life bullshit tacked on as if they need to justify taking part in the genre. Yes there are themes here of the main character loosing his humanity, but that could easily be replicated by having the main character be a former human in this fantasy world. The real world tie in stuff is just so unnecessary, as proven by the second season which makes very little reference to it.

Gotta say, I'm not usually much for dark themes. In anime dark/violent tends to mean immature with cheesy levels of gore. It's a bit on the tame side for the most part, but I draw the line at torture girls and this is the second time such a thing comes up. At least in the first season they got it over with without dragging it out too much. From what I hear, it seems things only get worse. Season two opens with the main character nearly committing genocide just to evaluate one of his underlings. That ain't my cup of tea yo.

Personal preference aside, the show crawls at a snail's pace. Season 1 was a whole of "...do something already!!!" followed by some "...That was it?!" with not much in between. It was like watching someone take an hour to set up a chess board, take two turns, then tell you to wait a few years to see the next couple turns. It was obvious they were trying to stretch out the content they had to work with as much as they could and it was a snore fest because of it. Then you sprinkle in some fights that feel pointless due to how over powered all the characters are. No challenge, no adversity, no stakes. Someone with a power fantasy might fight these amusing at first, but I'd think even they would get bored of watching kids stomp on ants eventually. Then there's the oh so trilling lizardmen tribe politics and mating rituals which felt like they'd never end.
>> No. 31026 [Edit]
>>31022
>It was like watching someone take an hour to set up a chess board, take two turns, then tell you to wait a few years to see the next couple turns.
Lol, have you read Akagi?
>> No. 31040 [Edit]
>>31026
Yes, and it's a bit different. In Akagi they do indeed drag out matches and will at times make you wait for the next episode to see the rest of the match. The thing is though, you knew you were going to see the end of the match in the next ep, even if they drag it out to the end. Akagi (at least the animated version) had a had a decent conclusion at the end. The story was wrapped up in a nice little package, and it's a shame they don't do anime like that too often anymore. There's very little to suggest they'll -ever- animate the end of this anime. Much like many other anime out there that never had their endings animated, let alone anything past the first couple chapters. Now it's all about having IPs companies can milk installments out of every few years. Anime producers have been clear cutting the manga and LN fields for decades knowing full well it's an unsustainable practice, and it's catching up to them. Now dang near every anime is just a segment of a story, that combined with stretched out small amounts of content is makes this anime and others like it feel like a waste of time in it's current state.

let me rephrase. Akagi was like watching people play a complete chess match and take 15-30 minutes between moves. Overlord is watching people set up the board for an hour, make a move, then stop and tell all the people watching to go home and come back in two years. Then when you come back you find them playing dungeons and dragons and have to force them to get back to the chess match. They then make a couple moves after taking hours between each one, then tell you to come back in a few years. Mind you at this point they're still just moving pawns out of the way and don't seem to have much of a game plan.
>> No. 31041 [Edit]
>>31040
Nice way to explain it. Sounds annoyingly boring then. I was thinking the same a few weeks ago, sooner or later the well of LNs and Manga will dry. They're already making sequels, offshoots, remakes and such of anime. The future is slightly grim.
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