Thanks to everybody who read Volume 9. For some reason, it became another big and heavy volume.
When I first started writing, I asked the editor “Since there’s not much to write for this volume, It should be around 200 pages, right?”. But when I received the printed volume, I wondered “Why is it so thick?”
It’s very strange.
It’s really strange. Where did the all pages beyond page 200 come from?
But I do want to try finishing a volume that’s around 300 pages long and not 300 pages each for just Part 1 and Part 2.
Either way, I don’t know what happened, but the developments in the next volume will be completely different from the web novel, so please look forward to it. I’m going to say that Volume 10 will be 300 pages long.
Speaking of which, last week, the “Overlord” manga drawn by Fukayama Fugin-sensei went on sale. This week, Volume 9 of the light novel came out, and next week will be the start of the Overlord animation broadcast. These 3 weeks will be full of Overlord.
We produced a great work thanks to the help of everyone working on it. (Especially so-bin sama… He has so much work to do, it makes me tear up everytime I think about it. It’s like… well it’s not like I don’t feel like choking myself on several occasion either.) I hope you all can enjoy the manga, the novel and the anime.
And now for, the usual acknowledgements.
I thank so-bin sama for his amazing illustrations and working on the animation and manga with all his soul.
The designer, Chord Design Studio not only worked on the light novel, but on the Overlord animation’s logo as well. The anime logos are cool and amazing. Murata-sama, who worked hard for drawing out the map. Oosaku-sama and Itou-sama checked and edited, so thank you as well. I thank everybody who worked hard to help me make a thick volume, but to F-da-sama who doesn’t think Overlord is very thick compared to other books he’s in charge of, thank you as well. And to Jun Hani who, as a father, said “children are amazing” at the scene with Marquis Raeven, thank you very much, as always.
Although I can’t fit everyone in here, I thank everyone who took part in not just the novel, but in manga and Overlord animation as well!
And of course, my greatest thanks goes to those readers who have followed all of the volumes.
2015, June, Maruyama Kugane