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Posted 1/16/18 , edited 1/17/18
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Wonderful and yet unexpected episode. It does feel tragic that these Lizardmen are pretty much doomed to die. With how overpowered Ains' crew is, I don't see how they could possibly survive without the intervention of a player character like Ains. Though I could see a situation where they fight so valiantly that Ains or Cocytus asks them to join their armies. Even in that unlikely scenario, I doubt that the Lizardmen would submit themselves.

I did love the whole interaction of the traveler and the Red Claw's acting chief. Hope those two make it out alive...
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Some Solid Lizard action here. Every tail wag was a +1 approval.
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I like that it is focusing on the lizardmen, it's showing the story of "side characters" which doesn't happen often, yet I love it for some reason
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Crusch's design sort of irritates me. In the ln art, she's just an albino version of the lizard people and not all moe/chibi.

Penguin butler is hilarious. XD

Next week should be fun.
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Liking these Lizardmen characters but alas season 1 built up a few characters over several episodes too... Look at how they all ended up lol
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Skode24 wrote:

Liking these Lizardmen characters but alas season 1 built up a few characters over several episodes too... Look at how they all ended up lol


We can only hope.
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I'm a little torn over the focus on the lizard tribe. On the one hand doing some world building really adds depth to the series but on the other I rather miss seeing more of the inhabitants of Nazarick. At least we're getting some screen time for them so I still get a fix.
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Posted 1/17/18 , edited 1/17/18
Wow, this was boring. I remember the first season getting a little dull near the end and I guess it carried over into season 2.

I'll stick with Overlord to see were it goes. But the first two episodes didn't do much for me. It's a shame since this is one I was looking forward to the most this season. Hopefully all this exposition will lead to the good stuff. Again I'll stick with it.... for now.
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Posted 1/17/18 , edited 1/17/18
Man It felt really slow , it seem they are trying hard to develop the lizardfolks the storytelling of these parts are not well written , same as episode 1

I actually fell asleep watching this episode
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Man It felt really slow , it seem they are trying hard to develop the lizardfolks the storytelling of these parts are not well written , same as episode 1

I actually fell asleep watching this episode


Taking a few minutes detailing all the different lizard-man tribes seemed a bit too much. Do we need that much info at this point? It was just so oddly paced for a show that's coming back after a few years. I'm still trying to remember some of the characters. I vaguely remember the giant hamster pet thing.

And what's up with Momo not wanting to bone his staff? Go nuts you dweb.
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iashakezula wrote:

Man It felt really slow , it seem they are trying hard to develop the lizardfolks the storytelling of these parts are not well written , same as episode 1

I actually fell asleep watching this episode


Taking a few minutes detailing all the different lizard-man tribes seemed a bit too much. Do we need that much info at this point? It was just so oddly paced for a show that's coming back after a few years. I'm still trying to remember some of the characters. I vaguely remember the giant hamster pet thing.

And what's up with Momo not wanting to bone his staff? Go nuts you dweb.


Ln 4 is almost entirely about the lizardmen. That bit on their history and politics gives the main lizardman character's motivation (avoiding another war over low food).
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Posted 1/21/18 , edited 1/21/18
Ep 2

So I'm all for world-building in a show like this. It's evident that there is a lot of history and lore to go over and doing so adds considerable depth to the series, but at the same time, I found this episode incredibly boring. The exposition and dialogue, in general, felt really unnatural and clunky. I know we're only two episodes in. At least two or three more episodes are going to focus on the lizards (if not more) so I really hope we get a more "show, don't tell" style of storytelling from here on out.

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Looks like the author realized how little of what was covered in the first season didn't have much development in terms of world building and then went to the opposite extreme. Now in the second season we have episodes in a row with info dumping and an introduction and focus on a lot of characters I don't care about. The focus from the beginning could have just been Ainz adapting to this new environment. With that alone the author could have found a way to avoid Ainz being a gary stu and the all the questions about what's happened in the real world could be delayed rather than completely forgotten about. Basically, Overlord is suffering from the same problems Sword Art Online has (harem, power fantasy, bad pacing, excessive exposition, ect).

Overall, Overlord is mostly action and comedic in nature; if it tackled it's subject matter seriously, it's tone would be drastically different. I'm still fairly entertained by Overlord as a whole so far anyway, so I don't really mind all that.
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