English Title: Overlord
Japanese Title: オーバーロード — “Overlord”
Author: Kugane Maruyama — 丸山くがね
Illustrator: so-bin
Translator: Emily Balistrieri
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi
Original Run: July 2012 – ongoing (Note: Japanese web novel began serialization in 2010)
English Run: May 2016 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Enterbrain (Kadokawa Corporation)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 11 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 5 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Hardcover $14 — Kindle $7 — Nook $10

Synopsis: For twelve years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild’s glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens–and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues’ gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning…

Volume 1 — The Undead King
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Released May 24, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316272247

Volume 2 — The Dark Warrior
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Released September 27, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316363914

Volume 3 — The Bloody Valkyrie
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Released January 31, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316363938

Volume 4 — The Lizardman Heroes
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Released May 23, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316397599

Volume 5 — The Men of the Kingdom (Part One)
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Released September 19, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316397612

Upcoming Releases

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Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
MAL Entry — 13 episodes — Aired July 2015 – September 2015
Funimation (streaming)
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series

Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — Published November 2014 – ongoing (English releases by Yen Press)
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6 responses to “Overlord

  1. Enjoyed this one from yen press. The hardcover is nice and the paper quality enhanced the presentation of the light novel, and it works really really well with the color illustrations. Definitely pick this one up in print not digital.

    • The artwork is very nice for this series, and it seems to all be in color too. I’ll have to listen in on what people think about this story.

  2. I agree with the comments above regarding the presentation of this LN, it’s immaculate!

    Also, the translator is Emily Balistrieri!

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