OP: 「Voracity」by Myth & ROID
「支配者の憂鬱」 (Shihai-sha no yūutsu)
“A Ruler’s Melancholy”
Who knew a little over a year ago we would be seeing not one but two new seasons for the alternate world hit most assumed finished after a single cour adaptation. That’s right boys and girls, Overlord is back once again, ready to polish off a good chunk of the remaining light novels and show to the world why bones are indeed a girl’s best friend. Never say Ainz lacks for a fan club.
Likely out of consideration for where last season left off, Overlord dispensed with any foreshadowing or hints of things to come by giving its version of denouement—i.e. the customary filler episode. Sure it sounds (and can be) bad in practice, but never underestimate this series’ ability to transform the mundane into the hilarious. If Ainz practicing his ruler lines and poses wasn’t great enough as is for example, we also had the joy of watching Mare eat it up hook, line, and sinker as aggressive command was met with head pats and
a bridal carry endearing conversation certain to only intensify the Ainz Ooal Gown work ethic Ainz hopes to loosen. Complementary bath time moments also received the ossified treatment, complete with reverse peeping attempts and one guild member’s perfectly timed (if you’re Ainz) berserk golem guaranteed to be left to the imagination. You really think that cliffanger is going to be explored next week? Ha!
The real fun, however, rightfully lay with the girls and what is sure to make the running Albedo-Shalltear feud all the more glorious. Personal Albedo fantasies and dreams of procreation? Oh we’re well beyond that stage now, unfortunately for skeleton and vampire. Shalltear too deserves all the credit for unleashing this beast, between hilariously finding out about Albedo’s virgin purity the best way possible and halfway upstaging the poor succubus with hints towards her own sexual prowess (albeit of the pure love variety). Say what you will about Overlord’s variety of fan service, but Ainz Ooal Gown girl’s days out are now officially best days out. I’m kind of sad Aura was mostly left to referee this latest round of who’s the bigger bone lover instead of also being dragged through the emotional awkwardness, but with faces like this I think I can suffice on these offerings. You just know Shalltear isn’t going let such wanton succubus hip jiggling stand for long after all, not when babies are on the line.
As for where Overlord plans on heading next we’ll just have to wait and see. Given the lack of teasers for what’s in store it’s anyone’s guess as to what Papa Bones gets up to next, although you can bet on me being back here in a week to gush over it all. With a lot left to discover in this little tale of world domination, it would be a crime to let go of it now.
ED: 「Silent Solitude」by OxT