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Synonyms: Over Lord
Japanese: オーバーロード
English: Overlord
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 30, 2012 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Isekai Isekai
Serialization: None
Authors: Maruyama, Kugane (Story), so-bin (Art)


Score: 8.631 (scored by 2244522,445 users)
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Ranked: #802
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Popularity: #256
Members: 63,419
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Overlord (light novel)
Volume 1


Yggdrasil is a virtual reality game renowned for the freedom it offers its players. After a simple tutorial, players are left to explore the world and can customize anything and everything, from their classes to their weapons. However, in the year 2138, the game sees its final hours as its servers shut down at midnight.

Momonga, a devoted player of Yggdrasil, decides to spend the game's last hours inside his guild, Ainz Ooal Gown. Strangely, at the stroke of midnight, the game does not log him out. Instead, Momonga finds himself transported to another world, one that is seemingly identical to that of Yggdrasil. Facing an already abnormal situation, he discovers that the NPCs have gained sentience.

Trapped in his avatar's skeletal body and desperate to uncover the cause of his predicament and find other players like him, Momonga sets out to take control of the new world with the help of his loyal subjects.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Apr 14, 2016
Preliminary (9/? eps)
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 -
Mar 31, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (16/? eps)
Overlord: Um Agridoce talvez muito doce quando precisaria ser intenso.

(For English readers, I've included the translation at the end of the review.)


Overlord é uma light novel que me causou sentimentos mistos. Por um lado, a obra me proporcionou um refrescante contraste com os protagonistas perfeitos (perfeitos gênios, perfeitamente poderosos, perfeitamente confiantes) que proliferam no gênero, ao apresentar Ainz Ooal Gown, um personagem mais idiota e sortudo. Ao mesmo tempo, a repetição do humor e a falta de desenvolvimento de certos aspectos do mundo me deixaram com ressalvas.

Pontos Positivos:

* Protagonista Refrescante: Ainz Ooal Gown é um protagonista que nós entrega essa faceta a Percy Jackson. Em ...
May 17, 2016
Preliminary (6/? eps)
Premise: I decided to write this review to give the perspective from someone who did not enjoy this novel, since I have only seen overly positive reviews thus far. To note, I dropped this novel around early volume 7, since I just ran out of patience for it, but 6-7 volumes seem like enough to write a review for a 9 volume story.

To start with the good! Art (10): The art is quite cool and I like it a lot. But like all novels, not much art. Regardless, this bumped my overall rating up from a 3 to a 4.

Story (5): The overarching premise of ...

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