Saturday, October 24, 2015

Overlord Volume 8 Afterword


I’ve been very busy recently. As a result my tummy and chin have become plump. I am the man who is evolving into Mr. Pig, Maruyama Kugane. To those who have bought this book or have it on hand, thank you very much!

For the most part, I’ve been busy because of the animation project, work and other things.

Right now the animation is going smoothly, with such heart warming exchanges as “How is Ainz going to smile?” “Just play it by feel!” “Save me, Director!”

In addition to the anime, the Overlord manga (drawn by Fukayama Fugin-san) has also begun serialization. By the time everyone has this book in their hands, chapter 2 should have come out. His work makes you feel that “Ainz is a really cool character!”

Then, although there’s not limited edition goodies for this book, but there’s a secret cover under the cover (i.e. the female Guardian bath time picture)

This piece of coloured insert art is on par with those of other light novels. It was made from So-bin-san’s reckless wish that went something like “no matter what I have to sacrifice, I want to draw something beautiful here!”, and I’m sure everyone -- myself included -- has been touched by that wish keenly as well. As expected, it’s much better than Kyouhukou for refreshing everyone’s hearts.

Although I have the feeling it won’t be possible from now on, I hope that readers who like this sort of thing will send their wishes to me on postcards.

Some people might ask, “Why is the background pink?’ The reason is because Editor-san said that pink was the most ideal colour for those people who wanted to join Ainz in the bath.

If any of you displays the book with the inner cover showing, I hereby bestow upon you the title of “hero”.

Then, after this will be the credits.

Many thanks to So-bin-san, who solved many problems even as the work grew ever greater.

Thanks to the designers at Chord Design Studio, the proofreader Osako-san, the editor F-ta san, as well as to everyone who helped me make Overlord. In addition, many thanks to honey, who spotted a lot of mistakes.

And finally, thank you to all the readers out there. I hope to speak to you again in the future.

December 2014 Maruyama Kugane








71 comments:

  1. First, I'd like to show my gratitude to you guys, skythewood team, for giving me my weekly dose of Overlord. As always, wish you all the best. I'll always cherish the time we're spending together on this series, I'll miss you guys. And to any Yen Press's employers lurking around here, there's a special place in hell reserved for you guys. By the time the official English version caught up with Overlord vol. 9, most of us would have forgotten this great piece of work. What a shame.

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    1. i have the same feeling... this a great series but like most stuff i wish they caught up already before license it

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    2. Yeah right!!?
      I'm happy for the author and all, but....
      Yen Press is putting the cart before the horse.
      why bother licensing so many while not able to hold up the rhythm

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    3. "By the time the official English version caught up with Overlord vol. 9, most of us would have forgotten this great piece of work."

      3~4 years?

      Better get that early onset dementia checked, kiddo.

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    4. 3-4 years? not with Yen-depressed.

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    5. "3-4 years? not with Yen-depressed."

      Oh? I've seen claims that YP often licence projects then sit on them for years without actually releasing anything (at worse, Mahouka is 13 months between licencing and release of volume 1, that is not "years" plural), and that they take a year between volumes (when I can easily find that it's usually only ~4 months between volumes).

      If you can provide even a single example to back up those kinds of claims, you'd be the first person I've seen shit-talking about YP to actually do so, instead of just talking out their ass.

      ... But until then, the facts supports the idea that Overlord will catch up to volume 9, within 3~4 years.

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    6. Sure they will. If Overlord was the ONLY series they had licensed

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    7. "Sure they will. If Overlord was the ONLY series they had licensed"

      Index was hardly the "ONLY" series YP has licenced either, yet they're releasing 5 translated volumes within a year (November 2014 - November 2015):

      http://www.bookdepository.com/Certain-Magical-Index-Novel-Vol-1-Kazuma-Kamachi/9780316339124
      http://www.bookdepository.com/Certain-Magical-Index-Novel-Vol-5-Kazuma-Kamachi/9780316340595

      See? It's really not that hard to find supporting evidence, if a claim is actually based on facts.

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    8. Just hope that every year comes a new Anime Overlord Season :3 that would be a gift from the gods!!! ALL HAIL AINZ OOAL GOWN

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    1. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx_3I5qjqu3rSVBWMHpjLVRoREE&usp=drive_web

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    2. Tks a lot!!!!!

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  3. Cant wait so loooong! :
    -Azzuron

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  4. Thanks to the translation team.

    Watch out Gagaran, Enri is the new muscle girl in town.

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  5. A good volume, on par with 4'th. Thanks!

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  6. I'd love for Enri to become a real asset to Nazarick as a commander. She could read some of those countless skill raising tomes from the library and become op in no time, so she could lead human/demihuman armies in the name of Ainz. That would be awesome

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    1. ni una mierda ella solo es una marioneta

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    2. to ZHOU: what?

      Because she commands some goblins and ogres doesn't mean she really has the abilities to do so properly. Tha one who really commands is the goblin leader or Brita (Enri says what to do but the others decide how to do it).

      I don't think those skill books work that way. They need to have the needed lvl, race and class to use/learn them.

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  7. Many thanks to the guys that helped translate this awesome work for all of us to enjoy!

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  8. Random Chinese GuyOctober 25, 2015 at 5:44 AM

    I can't tell if it's mare or aura holding a painkiller doll

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  9. Thanks a lot.

    I have created epub using sigil for volume 8, i read using Moon+ reader in my Nexus 7 (2012).
    So if anyone want it, here the link http://www.mediafire.com/download/wss2se1yx2xprd7/Overlord+-+Volume+08+-+The+Two+Leaders+-+Maruyama+Kugane.epub

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    1. Sory, there'is some mistake in my Epub, here the v2 - http://www.mediafire.com/download/d35qqi9speb0f8m/Overlord+-+Volume+08+-+The+Two+Leaders+-+Maruyama+Kugane+%28v2%29.epub
      ps: some text syling error ini side story 2

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  10. PDFs

    http://www.mediafire.com/?xfrb32e24ymfr16 - Volume 1

    http://www.mediafire.com/?wdypfwh7zqnm858 - Volume 2

    http://www.mediafire.com/?seexf3mbl68cvef - Volume 3

    http://www.mediafire.com/?yz455vdnlo72aj7 - Volume 4

    http://www.mediafire.com/?3wyny43kw1h777o - Volume 5

    http://www.mediafire.com/?s1lqlwkj9gsc375 - Volume 6

    http://www.mediafire.com/?kwc6at9el6dlqey - Volume 7

    http://www.mediafire.com/?80z4npz77dm7ohj - Volume 8

    Enjoy

    Thanks for the translation, Sky

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    1. Can upload volume 8 to other upload file like Mega? Cant seem to download from mediafire.. Thanks.

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    2. Hey I wanted to give my thanks for your high-quality pdfs village idiot. But i also wanted to ask if you updated your pdf's after Sky edited some chapters for volume 7?

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    3. Not yet, didn't know they were updated. Guess I'll go re-do vol 7 now.

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    4. There we go, updated vol 7. Please re-download

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    5. Thanks again for the PDF Village Idiot ☺ I really love the PDF you make after all

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    6. Would you make a pdf of volume 9?

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  11. After licensing overlord will there be any possibility for your updates? I mean not on this side but maybe reddit and you could just put a links in this side. Or via email? overlord is the only thing that is stil keeping me On this world

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  12. Thank you so much for all the work.
    Fcking Yen Press.
    Why ruin my fun with this series ;(
    Now I need another LN series I enjoy and is updated regulary.

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  13. Thank you very much for all your hard work translating Overlord!
    I think Yen Press is trying to ruin the LN market, given their translation quality and speed you can hardly call them allies.

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  14. Thank you very much author and translators.. you may not see my messages right now. but truly i am very grateful to you guys.. its sad that the translations and reading of this wonderful light novel would be gone, but still ill never forget all the chapters and translation you brought to us. ^_^ again i sincerely Thank you from the bottom of my heart, :))

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  15. Yen Press is really absurd. Because Overlord is becoming so nice, they thought, about lisensing it. But the work and quality is rather bad. The want only money nothing more.

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  16. Many thanks for your hard work. I will miss without your prompt transfer of Overlord. Good luck with the new project.

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  17. Thank you so much Skythewood. Thanks so much.

    - Veleirian

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  18. Once again, thank you Sky Translators! You guys give me a reason to go on

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  19. holy balls 5/24/2016 is when they barely start vol.1 So sad

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    1. That's how Yenpress kill Light Novels in the west

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    2. I just learned about Yen Press, and I already hate them. >: (

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  20. Good news guys... Overlord volume 8 was release as pdf here the link

    http://www.mediafire.com/?m0goqn3fyb22g4n

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  21. Thanks for the hard work. If I understood it's the end? It's so sad.... This novel is so nice it's sad to think we will not read the next volume here.

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  22. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TRANSLATE THE LIGHT NOVEL NO. 9???

    IF SOMEONE COULD REPLY MY QUESTION, PLEASE.

    BEST REGARDS

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  23. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TRANSLATE THE LIGHT NOVEL NO. 9???

    IF SOMEONE COULD REPLY MY QUESTION, PLEASE.

    BEST REGARDS

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    1. They will probably continue translating it until the start of next year.
      Maybe vol 10 if they're fast enough :P

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  24. Enri is surprisingly epic.
    I wonder what those levels do for her.

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  25. Enri is surprisingly epic.
    I wonder what those levels do for her.

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  26. Honestly...I thought this was a translation of the web novel for the series or something. If that IS the case...then, well...doesn't Yen Press actually have ZERO say in it? Wouldn't that lie solely on the author themselves?

    Web novels and light novels are actually considered different things, after all...which is why when a WN is adapted into a LN, they have to change some details so that it's sufficiently different story-wise...even if/though the author stays the same.

    This is why Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken's LN differentiates from the WN story-wise in volume 5 or so in some ways at least (though I'm sure other aspects of the story change before then, as well).

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    1. "Honestly...I thought this was a translation of the web novel for the series or something."

      WN: Arche lives, getting turned into a vampire bride.
      LN: Arche dies, getting chopped into piece after death.

      Worked out whether this is the translation of the WN or LN yet?

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    2. Do you see albedo? She doesn't exist in the wn

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  27. This story is amazing, so I hope you do continue it. It would be a shame for you to stop doing so...and then have YP finally release the volumes that you haven't gotten to in 3-4 years or however long it actually takes them to get that far.

    It's honestly an absurd amount of time to wait, imo. They shouldn't be able to do C&D's or whatever they did for crap like that imo, but what can you do. -_-

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  28. First of all thanks for translating this work, its interesting. I was drifting around reading xianxia all over the interweb when I found this; kind of sad to see the ride coming to an end. Thank you skythewood and co. For translating as much as you can and I hope you guys catch up before they push copyright on you guys. Thanks a lot again. :)

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  29. I hope that someone will continiue to translate this series. Cause dont want to wait for more than 3 years to actually read something new. But i will buy the books for the sake of the author. But i still want to read the new stuff.^^

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  30. The best solution is to not buy LN until Yen Press and co stop thinking fans are idiots that will buy their products no matter the low translation quality and speed.
    Manga and LN are about the only markets where fan translation are actually way better than official work done by "professionals".

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  31. thank sky as always for the teams hard work. And also to village idiot fir the pdf files

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  32. Yeaaa now i can't wait for "The Magic Caster of Destroy" then hopefully the sequel will also get translated.

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  33. Mare looks supet cute with here wet hair look!

    Kya~

    PS:I'm a guy.. so me saying 'kya' shows how adorable she looks haha

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    1. Correction i meant Aura..
      Haven't read OL since v4c1 so i forgot who was who hehe.

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