Friday, October 31, 2014

Overlord Volume 1 Afterword



Pleased to meet you, dear readers who are reading the afterword.

I am the author, Maruyama.



This work is a revision of the web novel version of Overlord, with new characters as well as lots of new and edited content.

If you have already bought this book, I am glad.

If you are browsing this book, I will use my psycho power to make you bring it to the counter and pay for it. Muuun~

The main character of this book is a skeletal magician who leads a vast evil organization, and he is meant to feel like the final boss of a game. Because of that, those readers who don’t believe in saving people without a reward (as is common in LNs or anime) and put themselves first will enjoy this book.

Apart from that, while this work has already been on the net for a long time, an important new character was added during the novelization. I would be very happy if everyone were to come to like her.

The truth is that I have never written an afterword before. Therefore, allow me to express my sincere thanks next:

I am especially grateful to my editor, F-da, whom I gave a lot of trouble, as well as so-bin-sama, who drew these beautiful insert pictures.

In addition, I must thank Chord Design Studio, who made this beautiful cover page, as well as Ohaku-sama, who helped correct and revise many things. Thank you very much.

In addition, I wish to thank the readers of the WN version who gave me their thoughts and who were willing to read this. Without you readers who found the WN interesting, it could not possibly have been novelized.

I also want to thank my university friend Honey, who helped me correct many contradictory and confusing parts of the book. I will need your help in the future as well. Finally, I wish to thank the readers who purchased this book. I would be very proud if you find Overlord interesting.

Incidentally, I plan to correct and add more scenes and content to volume 2. It feels like I’m writing a new work, so I can’t help but cry and complain about the lack of time.

I would like it if you could support volume 2 as well.

Then, the afterword will end here.

I am extremely grateful to all of you. If you can continue to support me, I would be overjoyed.

See you again.

July 2012

Maruyama Kugane











53 comments:

  1. *opens the Google doc folder expecting q part of a chapter at most. Whole chapter. Mindgasm *

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  2. Aura and Mare are human race and heteromorphic race as well? How's that make sense? When they say human race, is it inclusive of elfs and dark elfs? Cause I remember Aura and Mare being dark elfs. Really, it feel contradictory for their description

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    1. Thanks, will amend when I get home.

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    2. It's probably "humanoid" race. Dark Elves are a humanoid race, albeit they might have racial levels, unlike regular elves.

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    3. it seems not, under aura and mare it stats they do not get race levels due to them being in the "human" race class.
      "humans" are mostly human based races, elf,dwarfs,gnomes,humans, and the like.

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    4. Wait so according to the translation Aura is female and Mare is male? That just makes no sense judging by the illustrations shown.

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    5. Aura is a boyish, sporty type. While Mare's visuals were edited by a player that wanted them to be a 'trap'. So Mare is male, and Aura is female.

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    6. i think their creator want them to both be "trap twins"
      which means aura is reverse trap and mare is trap

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    7. id kinda have to disagree with ainz-sama being extremely evil. at most id say hes neutral evil. Personally, i think hes just neutral, and flip flops from neutral good and neutral evil depending on the situation and his wims

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    8. Wanting to conquer the world....totally not on the evil category xD

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    9. Wanting to conquer the world....totally not on the evil category xD

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    10. Wanting to conquer the world....totally not on the evil category xD

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    11. I guess human race means humanoid here. Momonga's status screen and extreme evil aligment might be from the game.

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    12. Are the Japanese names of Aura and Mare the correct ones? If so, Aura's name should be "Aura BELLO Fiore" instead of "Bella" right?

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    13. *should be "Aura Bello Fiore" instead of "Aura Bella Fiora"*

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    14. Ok it seems like the name written in Japanese for Aura is the one that is wrong, The correct name is indeed Aura Bella Fiora.

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  3. Skythewood,Thank you!
    It is awesome series and I hope you will make it your main project.
    I am also waiting for second volume of Knight's and Magic, so can you speed up Chinese translators =) ?

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  4. "Devil of Pure White"?

    I know it's no D&D, but addressing succubi as devils is grounds for another round of Blood Wars...

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  5. huh? *tilting my heads*

    where is sharutia character introduction and picture?

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    1. I was asking that myself as well. Was their no picture of her included?

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  6. Dungeons and Dragons has a setting where Chaotic Evil "Demons" called Tanar'ri who live in the plane of The Abyss have been in a neverending war with Lawful Evil "Devils" called Baatezu who liven in The Nine Hells of Baator for untold Eons. Succubi are counted as Demons and are Chaotic Evil, while they're devilish counterparts the Erinyes (named after the Greek Goddesses of Retribution) are Lawful evil, also Erinyes have bird wings and succubi, bat wings.

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  7. thank you


    -from tasear

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  8. Awesome piece of work. want more. MORE!

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  9. Mare seems to have better stats than Aura lol

    Anyways i wouldnt want to meet any of them as enemies

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  10. Lol at the mental power part in the afterword XD

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    1. It really makes me want to buy the LN though lol

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  11. Does Momonga have legs? He mentions pants once but he seems leg deficient in the pictures.

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  12. Lol, Queen (self-proclaimed). But I thought Albedo said she's a succubus? How come her race is Imp?

    I assume Sharutia is that loli in black and purple dress under a parasol in the throne room.

    Ainz Ooal Gown's staff is badass.

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    1. It only shows 10 levels of Imp, and also "others". At the bottom of her page it shows she has 30 total racial levels. Some of those are presumably Succubus. She has to have levels from at least two races in addition to Imp, since the maximum in any one, as stated in the novel, is 15.

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  13. Wow! Thanks a lot for your work!! It's a really epic story^^ i Hope to read more of it!

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  14. I love reading this novel. Thank you for sharing it to us. Hoping to read more hehe

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  15. Daitiansg on the wiki discovered that the JAP name for Cocytus on the stat sheet is wrong. Seems like you accidentally used Demiurge's name.

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    1. So why did he still upload that?

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    2. Looks like it was uploaded by a user named Sarnik. I'm guessing he wasn't really paying attention to the Japanese names.

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  16. My new favorite tales (light novel or manga) I will keep waiting for the new chapter

    Thank you author for bringing a great tales and thank you translator for a great translations

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  17. a error on ainz chart image, his overlord level is 15 not 5, else it wouldnt add up correctly to his 40 levels of racial

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  18. damn this overlord staff so fucking badass

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  19. Albedo is from the guardian-tiered class?? Why use a wand,, or is it she's going to wear an armor in every fight?

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    1. I believe the wand is her world class item,and though she is a tank character most creatures in the new world aren't worth dressing up for...unless its ainz-sama

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  20. So it seems you can have multiple races, how does that work? I'm just curious. For example, if you mix races with different appearances, how would your character look in the end? Like a mixture of them all?

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    1. That isn't exactly how it works. You get racial upgrades that fit to how you level up your character, as well as what race you started as. Mixing a vampire with a skeleton for example, wouldn't happen.

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  21. I was taking a reread of the first volume and as I was looking at the character sheets, I spotted what I believed were inconsistencies. After taking a look at the originals, it seems that Albedo's and Mare's had a couple of level inconsistencies. I'll link the images I saw and you can tell me what's up or if you fixed it on another page or whatever.

    Albedo's:

    http://i.imgur.com/zYAZX52.jpg?1

    Mare's:

    http://i.herotaku.com/uploads/2015/03/Overlord-Anime-Mare-Bello-Fiora.jpg

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    1. Here, I fixed them.
      http://imgur.com/0offEkq

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  22. Awesome! I'm glad this was not the crappy google translate kinda stuff I often come across. Good work!!!

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  23. Dear Kugane-san, although you cannot read this, release this here in North America translated in english and i will more than happily buy every last one of your works, it's entertaining as all hell. ALL HAIL AINZ OOAL GOWN!

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  24. Damn Mare's creator! Damn her to hell for resurrecting the why boner! I haven't been this confused since I saw Schrodinger in Hellsing! And I still don't entirely believe that that cat is a boy!

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