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Light Novel 'Overlord' Anime Project in Production

by tsubasalover
Aug 28, 2014 7:53 AM | 64 Comments
According to the volume 7 cover of the light novel by Kugane Maruyama, Overlord's anime project is in production. More information will be announced later.

Source: Cover via Yaraon

Overlord on MAL

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That pic above looks almost sexual. And yeah, if it's anything like LH, then I'm in for a real treat.

Aug 30, 2014 11:58 AM by Rachmaninow

Sourire said:
this will probably be terrible, like log horizon..

If the quality is similar to log horizon, then that would actually be a good news though.
it's the same editor as Log Horizon (same format as well)

The art from the pic above leaves an impression of a more mature ambiance than SAO , and judging by the number of "level (seems to be something like 10 for the highest level)+ illustration, this seems to be closer from western rpg like baldur's gate than from FF style of RPG.
this may actually be worth the try, who knows.

Aug 30, 2014 2:09 AM by Zefyris

Seems like another SAO, going to watch it though.

Aug 29, 2014 11:38 PM by Sanzen

ZetaZaku said:
"Over Lord", what kind of a name for a light novel is that? It's just two words. Are they even trying? They should have added something plot related to the name like "I didn't want to kiss my sister so I became an Over Lord" or something.

He will still......kiss his sister. To be precise, his imouto.

Jody32 said:
I just hope they actually make full use of the potential of the scenario, because IT DOES HAVE A SHITLOAD OF POTENTIAL. It's just no-one in Japan has recognized the full capacity of that looming potential (or at least that said individual hasn't published a book yet). Log Horizon was a step further admittedly, but one can still transpose and apply the detailed political backdrops of a show like Rose of Versailles and Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig into a video game setting more easily than one could possibly think at face value. All the ingredients are there!! USE THEM! PLEASE!

True this!!
If the Anime's art will be the same as the LN's art.

Fuck me, I am watching this shit!!

Aug 29, 2014 9:07 PM by Tengai

this will probably be terrible, like log horizon..

Aug 29, 2014 12:19 PM by Sourire

ReaperCreeper said:
The LN art looks nice, though I doubt it'll look like that in the anime.

I wish the anime will be better. Awesome

Aug 29, 2014 6:43 AM by Makuro

The Strongest Grand Wizard

Ojii-sama's making is on the way ?

Aug 29, 2014 5:35 AM by forgiuse

The LN art looks nice, though I doubt it'll look like that in the anime.

Aug 29, 2014 5:23 AM by ReaperCreeper

I wouldn't call it shit right away just because the story happens in an allegedly similar environment to SAO's. After all LH showed us that those kinds of stories can be done fairly well too, you know? Certainly, majority of light novel adaptions are utter garbage and one should be ashamed of themselves for praising them as quality, but you never know, this one could well be part of that tiny minority.

Aug 29, 2014 4:26 AM by Rachmaninow

Doesn't sound particularly interesting, but, well, as time-waster it's fine I guess.

Aug 29, 2014 2:50 AM by BatoKusanagi

woahh that MC is quite the badass figure.

Aug 29, 2014 2:31 AM by ahxiian

I should know first which studio will adapt this.

Aug 29, 2014 2:19 AM by RedHead_Bride

well haven't stuck in vrmmorpg premise became popular now? let's see is it good or not

Aug 29, 2014 2:08 AM by ChaosSaviour

ichii_1 said:
The designs are cool and badass thou :O

Dat generic loli

Aug 29, 2014 1:24 AM by ZetaZaku

This is gonna be bad if MC is a Gary Sue.

Aug 28, 2014 10:59 PM by CyberZeta

Moonchipz said:
Apparently the main character is a Lich. That in itself is interesting.

All I needed to watch this. Just the MC being a effin' SKELETON is enough for me to be interested.

Aug 28, 2014 9:18 PM by wakka9ca

I enjoyed SAO for its stupidity and Log Horizon for its cleverness. Curious what i will enjoy this one for . .

(But damn! The illustrations look badass)

Aug 28, 2014 8:29 PM by Amiluhur

rederoin said:
For those interested in the synposis. Symbv translated the one that got posted on Yaraon.

So actually is just same with kamen rider gaim with some element from SAO/AW
Since both have "Yggdrasill" as main enemy/ally

Also both have OVERLORD too :

Add to watching list

Aug 28, 2014 7:53 PM by Shunaria

I moan about it now but I'll still watch it when it airs. I go down this same route all the time.

Aug 28, 2014 6:15 PM by thelotusf1fan

So the protagonist is a skeleton wizard that wants to rule the world? :O lol

The designs are cool and badass thou :O

The first 2 volumes already have 1 million in print, this is pretty damn popular :)

Aug 28, 2014 5:57 PM by ichii_1

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