This Japanese animation is based on the hit video game by Nippon Ichi. After two year slumber, Laharl, the prince of the Netherworld, finds the Netherworld in chaos after the death of his father, King Krichevskoy. Not wasting any time, Laharl with the help of his father’s former vassal Etna, sets out to conquer the netherworld and proclaim himself Overlord. I loved the Super Deformed character in this anime, they have funny and cute design just like the video games.
Together, they discover both are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Their quest won’t be easy, however. There are air pirates, secret agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth and from each other.
The American version was filled with spectacular animation, a fabulous musical score and the voice talents of Anna Paquin (Sheeta), James Van Der Beek (Pazu), and Cloris Leachman (Dola), this sensational anime will become a classic entertainment for the entire family.
I don't know whether to blame the script or him -- but either way the whole subplot of "healing the father-son relationship" hurts me like fire. It's painful.