Saturday, 2 August 2014

Overlord Volume 1: Main

Author: Maruyama Kugane
Illustration: so-bin



Contents
Prologue
Chapter 1. The end and the beginning
| Part 1 | Part 2 |
Chapter 2. Floor guardians
Chapter 3. Battle of Carne village
Chapter 4. Clash
Chapter 5. Ruler of death
Epilogue
Character Introduction
Afterword

75 comments:

  1. Can we has synopsis pwease?

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    1. I can try doing a basic outline based on chapter 1 and someone can probably elaborate and fill in the blanks and make it more coherent:

      A game is entering its final moments > guild master (GM) of a infamous and rather "dead" guild trying to set up one last reunion with its members > rather unsuccessful > reminiscing about the past, the GM explores their base one last time > decides to spend his final moments with an NPC for company but something unexpected happens in the games "final" moment.

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    2. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByPeaKaqUsGFQVAxUEM2bUI0R0E&usp=sharing
      You can find this novel u till chapter 4 here

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    3. http://skythewood.blogspot.sg/p/knights-and-magic-author-amazake-no.html

      They have the entire first volume of overlord translated plus the prologue for the second volume.

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  2. So far the story seems to be interesting. I hope you pick the series up!

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  3. please keep working on this project it's just awesome.

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  4. I can;t wait until we get to the meat of the story >_<

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    1. I agree. I was having a lot of trouble staying interested until he FINALLY left the castle and went exploring.

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  5. OMG, this looks like a light novel I might like

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  6. Oh man, looks really promising. Really hope we can see more of it. Great thanks for starting this novel (even as side project) :D

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  7. Really liked it, thanks for trasnlating this :)
    I know u said its a side project but when do you think next part would be ready :)

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  8. Oh my god, this series.........
    pleasee pleaseee pleaseee finish vol.1 of this series pleaseee
    I'm BEGGING you please !!

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  9. The images are already captivating me. Keep it up!

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  10. need more of this

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  11. this is a good story, can't wait and see what the new world will do to his life.

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  12. i'm also really interested in this series

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  13. So, I'm guessing this is all we're getting. Oh well.

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  14. This is the LN version right? different from the WN?

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  15. Very nice, hope there will be more. Good work on the translation!

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  16. Awesome work in hope of your continuation

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  17. Can you post a link to the Korean raws?

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  18. Is this related to the Overlord game?

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  19. i'm really excited about this. Is difficult to find a good story of darklord who is the main character. Despite, don't look like "Re:Monster"(Chaotic Evil/Neutral), the sad feeling of the first part of first chapter catch my interest. Sorry,english is not my first language.

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    1. What's interested me in thiese story is its main character. Skeleton necromancer. Firstly skeleton, secondly necromancer~ why not~ and its crazy interesting plot~~!!

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  20. Anyone got suggestions similar to this? Ideally already with several volumes translates. Already exhausted the thread on bstoto FYI.

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    1. I think you already read it but :
      Legendary Moonlight Sculptor is godly (human-readable upto vol21 ch5 thanks to japtem, royalroad and NLink)
      I would recommend Ark (upto vol3) or even Arifutera (upto vol6) that are translated by japtem.

      While no team translate this overlord serie yet, CoCayn provides a human-readable version of chapter 1 and 2. try it.
      https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByPeaKaqUsGFQVAxUEM2bUI0R0E&usp=sharing

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    2. thanks a lot for the link, I'm looking forward for the next chapters.
      Do you know if there is a 2nd volume?

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    3. I don't know. My infos came through this thread:
      http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=127729

      PS: I enjoy this LN at the moment (upto 13 volumes):
      http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Mushoku_Tensei

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    4. I Read every bit of info I could about Mushoku Tensei, its great! 228 chapters~ and I'm wiating to see more Overlord~~

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  21. By what I garthered from this website..
    This light novel is written by a korean, though in japanese?
    And it's a webnovel right?

    Are there any1 with links for the raws?

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    1. Webnovel v1: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n4402bd
      Webnovel v2: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n1839bd/
      Light novel v1: http://lknovel.lightnovel.cn/mobile/vollist/1474.html?charset=big5

      If you plan to translate it, then use the light novel; it's more refined.

      Also: anon above - I have read Ark and LMS. Thankyou for the overlord link though.

      I'm also reading;

      Master of monster; https://drive.google.com/m?parent=0B0GaFaWmQnANeXJPcmNfYU1zNkU
      Tate no yuusha (bakatsuki)
      Mushoku tensei (bakatsuki)
      Re:monster: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3dgjAyK3_qRdVhEaXl3Q3lGOUk&usp=sharing

      and waiting on someone to translate tsuyokkute new saga and gun-ota ga mahou sekai ni tensei.

      Check them out if ya like; they're all good.

      There's a recommendation thread on batoto with a ton of similar series too: http://www.batoto.net/forums/topic/19625-where-can-i-find-recommendations/

      A lot of them don't have many chapters translated, and others are junk, but if you exhaust all the other recommendations then give 'em a go.

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    2. Just checked them myself; seems to me that the light-novel is in Chinese, while the webnovel is in Japanese. And you say the writer is Korean? Weird.

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    3. Really have no idea either.
      There were a comment somewhere here saying it was a korean author.
      Apart from that the webnovel is jp and from the batoto thread(Which I actually also knew before I posted) there's a link to the light novel(It is chinese though)

      Ps. Have also read lms and ark.
      And apart from that I'm also reading other novels(from the batoto thread).
      Though my proficiency in japanese is pretty bad, I'm actually somewhat able get by with TA and Jparser + my basic knowledge of jp grammar(Also able to read hiragana & katakana).

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    4. Forgot to add...
      I did do some searching and found: http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=127729
      That then gave me the links to webnovel.

      And about translating, as I wrote before...
      My japanese is pretty bad, though I can probably write some spoilers, but that's prolly my limit.
      On another note, not sure where I should post those spoilers if I were to write them.

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    5. Register an account on bakatsuki and create an overlord page; the main reason no one is translating it is because there's no one place to post the finished chapters, and most people (myself included) are too lazy to spend the time to create a bakatsuki page (about 30mins).

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  22. Give me The Raws I'll Google Fu shit can't wait for next chapter!!

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    1. If ya read the comments ya would have found them just a bit above...
      But here they are again:
      Webnovel v1: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n4402bd
      Webnovel v2: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n1839bd/
      Light novel v1: http://lknovel.lightnovel.cn/mobile/vollist/1474.html?charset=big5

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  23. some one did chapter 2
    http://lknovel.lightnovel.cn/mobile/vollist/1474.html?charset=big5

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  24. Anyone still working on this? There haven't been any releases in several weeks; and the only person making any headway is only doing summaries...

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  25. Holy Bellhops batman! I'm hooked! And once again let down by the fact that I am English and only English. Why couldn't my parents have shoved Japanese/Korean/or even Chinese down my throat when I was a kid, and possibly capable of learning it.

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  26. sound really good

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  27. Found something interesting
    http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/09/02/dark-fantasy-light-novel-series-overlord-inspires-anime

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  28. I love this novel, can't wait for more!!!

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    1. You can get the rest of chapter 1 and 2 at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByPeaKaqUsGFQVAxUEM2bUI0R0E&usp=sharing

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  29. Update please!
    ...........how long u gonna make us wait?

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    2. Comments like this is going to encourage some ass kicking. Have you even read chapter 2 yet? Their are those that are waiting for chapters, but people who don't consider other people feeling and check the chat.

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  30. Overlord is so good, I read both chapters already. I feel like I should check back everyday because I can't wait to read the next chapter

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  31. this is so good

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  32. I would be really interested in reading this or maybe donate to have someone translate it if that were possible.

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  33. http://bato.to/forums/topic/19625-where-can-i-find-recommendations/

    You should check that out, it has recommendations and links.

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    1. That site is a notorious fake, don't bother with it.

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    2. really? thanks for the confirmation.

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  35. If i were given a chance, and have the opportunity to choose any type of race. It would be a queen insect, preferably. It would be interesting to create an army over a month.

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  36. is this going to keep coming out?

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    1. Yup, Translation team has Chapter 2 + 3, and most 4 done already.

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  37. Please let the story go on *prostrates*

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  38. I don't understand how the translator translated from the Chinese raws when its a bunch of garbage. Its understandable but the translator ripped the style to shit. (I'm Chinese)

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    1. I can't say I agree with you. I can't read Chinese, so this translation is to me great gift. If you are so dissatisfied with translators work, why don't you help them instead of complaining?Your words as Chinese citizen will help them greatly.

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  39. i saw "flying squirrel overlords" have like quite a few chapters translated are they with you or something since i cant find any info on them or a page to read the translations at.

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    1. can anyone put up the flying squirrel overlords link. I can't find them at all.

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  40. Volume 1 has been fully translated over on the Google Drive, the prologue for Volume 2 has already been posted there as well

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  41. when chapter 1 vol 2 finish?

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  42. does anyone know where to find raws?

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  43. http://skythewood.blogspot.sg/p/knights-and-magic-author-amazake-no.html
    Overlord v1/2

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  44. I would like it to be main novel you translate, its so great!!!, and i'm grateful to you guys for your hard work on this project. Thanks~!

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  45. One of the best LN I have ever read.....totally amazing.....Thank you for your hard work.....I am really greatfull for it. I bet that this LN will become the best project of this site so plz do consider making it your main project.....it would be such a waste to drop it. Thank you so much again....I am looking forward to your next update of overlord :)

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  46. Americans wonder why so many games/anime/manga stay only in japan its because so many whine about the possibility of it coming out over here(go look at a lot of comments at myanimelist)

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  47. How much is that light novel all I can see is 9000
    I want to buy it just for the art :v (never read Japanese)

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  48. If I'm not mistaken this series recently came out as a anime

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    1. Yes, it did. But I can assure you that the light novel is thousand times better.

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