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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 2254422,544 users)
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Ranked: #762
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Popularity: #256
Members: 63,663
Favorites: 3,957

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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. It has also been released in Polish by Kotori since October 17, 2016; in French by Ofelbe since May 11, 2017; in Spanish by Panini Comics since December 2018; and in Brazilian Portuguese by JBC since June 10, 2022.


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Jun 2, 2024
Preliminary (15/? eps)
I used to not like reading, but when you watch a show that is so good and enjoyable you want to read the source material. It really makes you want to know more. I used to need to see stuff playing like shows, movies, or at the very least visual comics, or so I thought because when reading the actual source materials for these shows I was very engrossed into everything and everything is more in detail. The world building and characters in OVERLORD go in depth and are entertaining to the point you could ...
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 ...
Aug 21, 2020
Preliminary (35/? eps)
You can describe this light novel with one word: a power-trip.
The story is based on what I like to call the pyramid of power-trips. Its only goal is to create as many of them as possible.
Every character has a set place in this hierarchy and on top of it is our main character Ainz.
It goes something like this: a new character is introduced. This new character then goes on to have a power-trip destroying the good (or bad) guys until he is met with a similar fate.
Now repeat this over and over again with different characters and minor variations and you can see how it ...

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