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Overlord

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 1286112,861 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #225
Members: 38,316
Favorites: 2,606
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Overlord (light novel)
Volume 1
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Synopsis

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]

Background

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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Characters

Momonga
Main
Albedo
Main
Bloodfallen, Shalltear
Supporting
Gamma, Narberal
Supporting
Demiurge
Supporting
Sebas Tian
Supporting
Zeta, Entoma Vasilissa
Supporting
Arche Eeb Rile Furt
Supporting
Pandora's Actor
Supporting
Evileye
Supporting

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, 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 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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