Overlord II – Episode 3 Review (Evil Anime-tion)

EvilBob: It’s… better? Question mark?

CVoyage: Is it, though? Is it really?

Overlord II
Studio: Madhouse
Genre: Fantasy, Game, Isekai

EvilBob: Hey, all I’m saying is that they actually did something, this time.

CVoyage: I mean… sure? Question mark?

EvilBob: That second fight was pretty cool, right?

CVoyage: I guess, but the first fight was just… kinda pointless. I get why it was there, and I guess when I was watching it I appreciated that they were doing anything other than talking. But then it was over in an instant and they just went back to talking.

Overlord II

CVoyage: You heard the man, Bob. Break out the booze!

EvilBob: But neither of us drinks…

CVoyage: Dammit…

EvilBob: At least the talking, this time, was mercifully short.

CVoyage: And at least this time Momonga was actually in the episode. Not that he did… anything really.

EvilBob: He talked. For the few minutes he was there. That’s something, right?

CVoyage: You did not just say those words to me. You didn’t.

EvilBob: Uh… but, hey! How ’bout that final fight, huh? That was pretty awesome, am I right?

Overlord II

“Is he right?!”

CVoyage: No.

EvilBob: Oh…

CVoyage: It was fine. Don’t be distracted by how bored you were with those first two episodes. This was just okay… except the Hydra part. That was admittedly pretty sweet.

EvilBob: Well yeah, it wasn’t particularly flashy or anything. But that’s kind of the appeal of the action in Overlord, right? The action’s rarely all that visually impressive. But it’s seeing the tactical side of things that makes it satisfying. Like the characters are playing chess with one another.

CVoyage: Maybe, but even that wasn’t done in any particularly impressive way. In the first season, the final battle against Shalltear was plenty flashy, but it was also a major tactical fight. Everything there was about strategy. Outplaying her abilities, accounting for all of her moves, the works. True, this is only the third episode, but that intensity just wasn’t there. And while it is early, this is the second season. So it should naturally be carrying that same intensity with it to an extent. By all intents and purposes, Momongo is the villain, here. So yes, it’s easy and not particularly intense for him, but they just didn’t make that intensity come across all that well for the Lizardmen. The one caveat is that the arc isn’t over.

Overlord II

“Aha! I win again, suckers!”

EvilBob: That might be next episode, huh?

CVoyage: …Bob.

EvilBob: Right. Talking. Two episodes from now, then?

CVoyage: Most likely. Reading ahead, I’m getting a bead on where this is going, at least. And there’s potential for it to be veeery interesting. Just didn’t really do it, this time around.

EvilBob: Fair enough, I guess. But the only thing I can really say is that at least it wasn’t a total bore, this time. It could’ve been much, much worse. So I guess this episode was about as Evil as… a Politician (7).

CVoyage: I can’t effectively call it above average, sadly. It really feels like the show has some interesting ideas, but it’s just so… dull. This episode managed to introduce a little bit of fun into the mix. Enough to make it from being a total chore. But I can’t really say it was anything more than Harmless. It just didn’t quite do it for me. But if you want something endlessly more entertaining, check out our latest review of Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san. It is still winning this season, so far.

Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san

“Still on top, I see.”

EvilBob: Or, if you’re still interested, Overlord II is Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Tuesdays at 10:00am EST. And that’s about it. Thanks for letting us waste your time, people.

CVoyage: Thanks, as always, for reading, folks. Keep up the awesome.

EvilBob: And keep it classy.

CVoyage: Take care.

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