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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, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Video Game Video Game
Serialization: None
Authors: Maruyama, Kugane (Story), so-bin (Art)


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Ranked: #702
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Popularity: #251
Members: 61,356
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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.

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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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It was a pleasure to read this series as a whole. The books look fantastic and the story is great, because of how much details the author, Maruyama Kugane, provides. With the help from the illustrations from So-Bin, Overlord sets itself out even more.

The descript way the author tells the story had the power to draw my consciousness deep into the world of Overlord, as if we were experiencing the view of all the characters firsthand. Even as stoic as I am, I found myself expressing emotions when reading this. Needless to say, I am sure that a portion of my happiness commensurate with ...
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