Overlord (WN)


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The story begins with the last day of Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is being quietly shut down. Our protagonist Momonga decides to stay in his beloved game until the last moment, so waits for the forced logout. Unexpectedly, the server does not shut down and Momonga is stuck in a skeleton avatar in another world. “The powerful Overlord” needs now to discover the new world and face the continuous challenges that arise.

Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary man decides to take over the new world the game has become.

Overlord (WN) average rating 4/5 - 97 user ratings
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Related Series
Overlord (LN) (Light Novel)
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Release that Witch (1)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
04/21/17 frostfire10 c58 part6c58 part6
03/07/17 frostfire10 c57c57
02/22/17 frostfire10 c56c56
01/30/17 frostfire10 c55c55
01/22/17 frostfire10 c54c54
01/07/17 frostfire10 c53c53
12/17/16 frostfire10 c52c52
12/10/16 frostfire10 c51c51
12/07/16 frostfire10 c50c50
12/05/16 frostfire10 c49c49
11/18/16 frostfire10 c48c48
11/15/16 frostfire10 c47c47
11/13/16 frostfire10 c46c46
11/05/16 frostfire10 c45c45
10/28/16 frostfire10 c44c44
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New TimeVoid rated it
May 18, 2017
Status: c58 part6
This WebNovel is very good compared to the Light Novel , Since of course the annoying(noisy) Albedo is taken out from the story (once and for all)  including the cross dressing  elf Mare. I dislike them to improper attitude including the annoyance of those foolish men who dare to propose Nabe.

This is what you call the true route of Overlord compared to the Light Novel.

Additionally, The WebNovel were not some idiot women competition for Momonga love but instead they do it in the way of achievement and work which  to... more>> earn the trust from Momonga or perhaps a chance affection from himself.

I love Naberal Gama in the WN and LN , due to her having a good behavior and cool beauty ponytail hairstyle (not to forget , her face is cute and beautiful) . <<less
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shuiko rated it
December 28, 2015
Status: --
There is no Albedo is the WN... so yea its sort or dumb, don't waste your time on this.

Also the TL itself is very unpolished.... which doesn't help when the WN raws aren't that good originally.

There is a HUGE difference between the LN and WN in terms of quality, character development, and world plot.
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admira rated it
December 15, 2015
Status: --
Honestly, I believe that the LN is better because it is more polished and the characters are more steady from the start. However, I enjoyed reading the web novel as well (I have read all of part 1 as well as all of part 2 that has been published online at this time.)
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Taroprinny rated it
August 4, 2016
Status: c37
For the people who read the light novel first, gotta remember that a light novel is the polished, fleshed out version of the web novel so reading this will feel raw, hurried, etc.. BUT HERES WHY YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!!

1) It only seems raw/hurried in the first 20ch, after that the quality jumps up.

2) The plot of the light novel and web novel are different, starting with what happens with shalltear around ch 20ish. Especially where I'm caught up to at the time of this review, ch37.... more>> The epicness of the plot is on the same levels of the light novel.

3) If like me, your reading this after being caught up with vol 10 of the light novel, THERES A TON of supplementary plot points that wasn't mentioned in the light novel but are mentioned here. Even thought the plot starts to deviate starting around ch20, there are still a lot of things that are similar. Case in point, the story behind the new dryads that live on the 6th floor.

4) Again, the web novel is very raw, there are a lot of plot holes and points that are never explained but are very well thought out in the light novel, but it is still worth reading if you liked the light novel. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
July 8, 2016
Status: --
I think its not bad. We see a different side of our beloved characters. Rating it 1 star just because Albedo is not there is not very fair. Sure the grammar is bad and quality too. I even hate how Ainz is half of the time. His character without revision is a huge wuss. But its still really nice to read. I'm happy as a OverLord fan reading something I thought would never be translated.

To be honest not having Albedo here gives it a new taste. I like it. Though... more>> I hate how Shalltear Yuri scenes are more descriptive here. And I don't like it. I do love Naberal though <<less
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mechafanboy rated it
December 9, 2016
Status: c50
There's quite a lot of difference between this and the LN, and in general the plot is significantly more rushed.

Plus side, less characters making apperances means that Momonga/Ainz gets to actually play a role rather than be sidelined, the chapter flow significantly faster (as of chapter 50, the WN has covered content up to volume 8 or so of the LN, true there's a few characters cut out and the details are less polished but it does move faster at least.) and Ainz doesn't feel like an afterthought.

That said, the... more>> overall storyline seems to be still developing at the current level of completion and no real major movements have happened as of yet, meaning that the overall plot could/should be considered as "weak" at the moment. I still think like the LN there's potential, and it probably has been realized in the Japanese raws but for right now, I can't give it more than 3 stars for showing the beginnings of being great but not quite being there.

I am going to say that I enjoyed reading the WN moreso than the LN because frankly, the LN is overly verbose for no apparent reason. <<less
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Upheaval rated it
July 19, 2016
Status: c13
So, i'm reading this and the light novel at the same time. What are the differences? The web novel is a bit more raw, and it's like reading a different story with the same characters.

This is because Ainz takes different decisions. He just doesn't care about being low profile, he doesn't lose his humanity at the start of the novel, etc.

Some characters like Albedo and Mare are not in the novel, however i don't really care about them even if i thought i would. I mean, there is no romance... more>> in the light novel so Albedo's character is only for the laughs. Since there is no progress with the relationship it just doesn't mattere if she is there or not. The same for Mare.

The light novel is also a wall of text, and while some can like it, in my opinion is a bit too much so i'm happy with the difference of the web novel.

It's like reading the story of the shield hero, but with the spear hero as the main character. Because you know the story but the reactions are differents it could be interesting to read both.

However you'll skip a bit of the chapters sometime since some parts are copy-pasted in the light novel. <<less
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