Overlord (オーバーロード Ōbārōdo) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. It began serialization online in 2010, before being acquired by Enterbrain. Nine volumes have been published since July 30, 2012. A manga adaptation with art by Hugin Miyama began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse is scheduled to air from July 2015.
In the year 2138, virtual reality gaming is booming. YGGDRASIL, a popular online game is quietly shut down one day. However, one player named Momonga decides not to log out and stay in the game till the very end. He is then transformed into the image of his avatar, a skeleton, as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning gain sentience. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the New world the game has become.
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- A Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin.
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- Special side stories of events that took place in Overlord, and were mentioned and spoken of in the Light Novel.
- Drawn and written based on the Overlord Light Novel plot. A manga adaptation with art by Hugin Miyama began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's seinen manga magazine
- An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse.
- Bundled with the Overlord series, it has inspired an anime special based on the Pleiades, aptly titled, Pure Pure Pleiades, featuring super chibi characters.