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English: Overlord
Synonyms: Over Lord
Japanese: オーバーロード


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 30, 2012 to ?
Authors: Maruyama, Kugane (Story), so-bin (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.661 (scored by 5362 users)
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Ranked: #612
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Popularity: #390
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The story begins when Yggdrasil, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out until the end. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to have personalities. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.

(Source: ANN)


Overlord has been published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint in hardcover format since May 24, 2016, in Polish by Kotori since September 2016, and in French by Ofelbe since May 11, 2017.

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More reviewsReviews

Apr 14, 2016
ichii_1 (All reviews)
In the author's own words:

"The main character of the book is a skeletal mage, leading a large evil organization like the last boss of a game.
I don't believe the main characters in novels and movies who rescue people without asking for anything in return.
Readers who acknowledge that prioritizing yourself is the right mentality will enjoy this book.
It's very direct."

After reading it, he was right.

Story + Character + Enjoyment -
This series is in the view point of the invaders instead of the more common angle of the invaded.
It takes heavy inspiration from d&d and other mythology and has a distinct "strategy + game" feeling to it.
The read more
Aug 10, 2015
TheHonestThief (All reviews)
"Conquering the world is a very interesting idea."

(There are quite a few allusions to minor spoilers in this review, fair warning.
I have read 9 Volumes.)

There is an inherent truth in the world of anime, manga, and light novels; this truth is that far more often than not the protagonist will bear remarkable similarities to the image of a "Virtuous Hero"! That guy with the friendly demeanor who will help anyone and everyone. That often times young hero will hold the mindset of not letting anyone they know get killed. They won't give up and believe that even the villains deserve a chance at redemption. If read more
May 17, 2016
taptothebeat (All reviews)
Premise: I decided to write this review to give the perspective from someone who did not enjoy this novel, given how the other reviews talk about how super duper amazing it is. Now you may ask, 'if you didn't like the novel, why did you keep reading it?' I didn't; I dropped it around early volume 7, I believe. But 6-7 volumes seems like enough to write a review for a 9 volume story. (Tbh I'm surprised I made it so far. The only thing that kept me going was the hope that it would get better, due to how amazing it was supposed to read more
Oct 1, 2015
ZackTyce (All reviews)
I wrote this review for the novel after watching the episode 13 and also finished reading all the volumes of overlord that had been released so far, which is till volume 9. So I have at least quite an understanding of the story so far. But I would not put any spoilers in the review and just general info that people can see from the novel's synopsis description.

But before I write my review, there is this one glaring point of the series's story setting that a lot of people seemed to be confused about lately that I have to point out.

Many people tend to read more


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