Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Termination of Overlord translation project



We are sad to announce the demise of the Overlord light novel translation project. Ghoststaker has decided to pursue his dreams of ballet dancing, and we couldn’t carry on without him. All the best to you, Ghost.

In other news, the rest of the members are planning to film a life action movie adaptation of Overlord. Sene9ty is currently on diet in order to get in shape for his role of Ainz. Namorax is slated to reprise the role of Hamsuke and will be embarking on a journey into the forest to learn wisdom befitting a king.

To get the best sound and visual effects, Ferro and Exct had been collecting ‘props’ and samples from ‘volunteers’ on the streets to simulate the most realistic sound and images of horror and death possible. Fate Trooper, TaintedDream and Ken will be filling in for the roles of the combat maids, and is researching earnestly in maid cafes all over the world.

Though I tried to infuse the bad news with a bit of humour to soften the blow, we really are dropping the project, believe me.

79 comments:

  1. Nyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I almost got a heart attack for a sec before I remember this is April fool

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  2. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  3. Shit is this true im so freaking out right now...

    so is it true or not or are you just pulling out legs here...seriously tell us 😭

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  4. I would believe this you know. But sadly most of us already got a real huge blow from Ren. So we learned our lesson. And because of him, we know what day is today. :D

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  6. ...
    ........
    NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
    this is a Nightmare!! am i dreaming?? *pinch self* ouch..
    oh, right today's april fools day.. phew.. but still ...
    NOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo!!
    *done screaming* *cough* *cough* thank you for your attention

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  7. Is he joking (April 1) or not? I mean they are dropping projects left and right~

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  8. Ah... i really should'nt use internet on 1st April...

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  9. BUT WHO IS ALBEDO?

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  10. I am not falling for this

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  11. LOL What date is it again today? :)

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  12. almost bashed my laptop before I saw the first comment

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  13. really?
    are you insane??
    do you want to make me insane???

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  14. why did you do this :o

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  15. i don't know if this an april fool joke or for real

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  16. BUT WHO IS ALBEDO!

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  17. Sir, is it safe to assume that Gifting has higher chances of translation of next volumes along with knight and magic?

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  18. I HATE APRIL FOOL'S DAY! Always did, always will.

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    1. BTW it would have been more believable if your schedule DIDN'T list the next release of Overlord on Saturday.

      So what they say is true:
      "To hide a lie you have to tell a hundred more."

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    2. But, I'm using mobile mode. No text overlord on Saturday

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    3. That's "your" problem.

      Tut tut. "Your" mobiles on "his" side.

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    4. or maybe they will try to finish this volume then kaput....

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    5. the hell men not cool at all :l

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  19. DA HECK!!
    Oh wait...

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  20. sh1t i almost kill myself there the 1st comment saved me

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  21. I fell for this. HARD. until I see the comment. gosh. I thought I already caught some other joke.

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  22. If this won't an April Fools joke...I swear I will Destroy this world and Hell altogether.

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  23. nooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Please be just a april fool joke

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  24. So when should we expect the movie to come out?

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  25. Ballet dancing takes yet another soul to the frozen depths of Swan Lake.

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  26. You guys are laughing now but if this is true; we riot!

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  27. welp.. happy fools day guys.. sorry for spoil it.. :D

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  28. Is this for real? I know it's april fools,but vol 3 should be over this weekend. Are you guys ending the project with it?

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  29. april 1st nice one though I got scared until I noticed

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  30. please let this be an april fools joke... please... please... at least let us know if it is... oh please...

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  31. Would make it more believable if you release the epilogue chapter and remove the overlord schedule at the side, saying it is the final chapter that you will be doing and thus drop the LN/WN project ;-D

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  32. It's not very convincing when the image is a loli drinking 110% vodka.

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  33. Please finish Vol3 Epilogue before drop.

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  34. BEWARE APRIL FAKING MOP GUYS

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  35. pleaseeeeeee, dont kill my dose, pleaseeeeee...
    ehem....

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  36. *scratches his head* What's true and what's not? Who knows... I'll come back on saturday anyways. :D

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  37. I don't believe it! It still says Overlord->Saturday in the right sided banner!

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  38. I never understood the appeal of April 1st :(

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  39. ಠ_ಠ your an asshole... that's not cool bro almost made me panic LOL
    But seriously that's too far. The humor was funny though.
    Have a happy 1st

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  40. Yawn. This is the 8th 'quitting' April Fools I've read today. I like what Gravity and Ren did.

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    1. Yeah, but he doesn't have a pet dragon to nurse back to health.

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  41. One think I'd like to share...

    On April 1, 2003, as thousands of American-led coalition troops stormed across Iraq, the Iraqi ambassador to Russia, Abbas Khalaf Kunfuth, held a press conference in Moscow. Many were expecting him to announce that Iraq conceded defeat. Instead Kunfuth chose this moment to hold a gag press conference. Holding up a piece of paper that he identified as a news flash from Reuters, he read aloud from it: "The Americans have accidentally fired a nuclear missile into British forces, killing seven." Immediately the room full of reporters went silent with shock. Then Kunfuth grinned and shouted 'April Fools!' Only a few days after this unexpected moment of levity, the Iraqi government completely collapsed.

    Moral of the story? April Fools kills dictatorships, careers, and websites. Don't let it happen to you.

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  42. Hahaha, that movie sounds awesome XD

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  43. It seems that among novel translators everyone likes to make the same joke...

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  44. Thanks for the translations. Good luck on all the varied goals and future projects.

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  45. http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

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  46. So assume they've reached the end of the Chinese raws? Well I hope someone who knows Japanese picks it up. Now I'm curious as to this site's future, what's next? What kind of new projects will we see.

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  47. This better not be your April Fools joke...

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    1. I rather hope it is a joke. Rather than a phantom blow to myself.

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  48. It's all over.

    April 1st that is.

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  49. The joke is that this isn't a joke hahaha... haaaaaaa~

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  50. I don't get why people are so surprised,you previously stated that you would drop the series after volume 3 because volume 4 hasn't been translated into Chinese yet.

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  51. SKY! The part of ghost becoming a ballet dancer was true wasn't it! I knew it was fishy as soon as I heard "live action" movie.

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  52. Hope this is just a joke :(

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  53. To all the people who dont know Chinese or dont know how to find one novel in it. Chinese trans has completed until volume 5, volume 6 is at 80% and volume 7 at 20%.

    Just some info to reassure all the lost lamps.

    PS: find them yourself, no asking raws here

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  54. Don't do this to me, not again! Please!
    My heart stopped for a second.

    And I am not a robot, I am Regem(not my real name, but it mean king in Latin).

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  55. fck!
    god!
    It's already april 2 but I still got fooled...
    fck! I almost killed the nearest person to me..

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  56. I would watch that ^^.

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  57. "It's a pity, but thanks for the translations so far..." was what I was about to say, before I read the other comments and realized that this was from April 1 (it's already April 3 for me).

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  58. I actually believed everything until I read the comments. -_-

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  59. Übersetzungsbüro englisch Excellent points about contextualization of the debate. Reminds me of the adage that the considered alternative to MT should not be not human translation, but no translation at all.

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