Overlord light novel, is the light novel which got Anime adaption in 2015. When i watched the Anime, i got hooked into it because this Anime is not about Justice, Friendship, Bonds and Peace. Its the story about world domination!! That’s why i liked the Anime very much because being an Anime fan from the long time, I wanted to see the Anime where the bad side wins instead of good side and yes! Anime is all about that. But the Anime consisted only 13 episodes, so i started reading light novel and boy, its thrilling and exciting!
Overlord Light Novel Synopsis
The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down on its last day. Our protagonist Momonga decided to stay until the last moment in his beloved game and wait for the force logout. Unexpectedly, the server did not shut down and Momonga is stuck in his skeleton body and got transferred to another world. “The powerful Overlord” now needs to discover a new world and face continuous challenges.
Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary man strives to take over the new world the game has become.
Overlord Light Novel Review
There is a reason why i mentioned Overlord light novel as the ‘Epitome of awesomeness,’ in the title of the article. When you will read this article further, you will understand what overlord is all about.
Typically Light Novels, Anime and Manga are all about protagonist standing up against antagonist as side. Overlord doesn’t have all that! Or to be more accurate protagonist is the antagonist of the story standing up against humanity so he can take over the world! Yes, World domination is all the Light Novel is all about. If you have watched the Anime, you might have the idea of how the story is but still i want to explain the story in detail so it will be easier to understand the review.
Momonga is the protagonist stuck in the virtual reality game, In game he is playing the role of overlord who dominates the world. On the final day of the game Momonga alone decides to stay until the end because of love for the game and that world, but when he tries to log out he realizes that he is stuck in the game and all the NPCs became the living being. In fact the game itself started to change. Not knowing the way to get out of this situation Momonga starts a journey to world domination so that he can find the way out of his game.
Momonga’s character is ‘Undead’ an overlord with a ‘Skeleton body’ who can’t die or nearly immortal. Because he’s stuck in that avatar, he can’t live as a normal human being i.e his emotions are controlled through some sort of stability system and his decisions become calm, accurate and cold. He doesn’t feel bad about killing living beings and becomes ruthless. A sudden drastic changes in the behavior of the Main character adds plus point to the light novel. He is like i don’t give a damn about good guys and kills anyone who preaches good things like justice, peace etc. He sort of ‘Final Boss’ of this game, the strongest being ever existed and even angels and gods are useless in front of him. A truly overpowered character by all means.
But Momonga is not the only thing that’s awesome! The guardians that protect Momonga are also awesome. They are obviously strong and ruthless but are loyal to the bone, for Momonga they can do anything!!
The story depiction is also awesome, each and everything is in detail which give you grasp of the entire situation going on in the story. What’s more awesome is that in each and every story ‘Momonga’s Badassness’ elevates to a new level. Which gives you a feeling of never ending excitement and that’s good thing.
The light novel also focuses on ecchi parts which are not described in Anime to the utmost detail as compared to the light novel. So we got Momonga’s Badasssnes, Ecchi, and Awesome story to make Overlord an awesome read but there is actually fourth point which also helps to make Overlord an awesome read and that is how writer plans each and every events to keep the readers glued to the novel. On top of that each and every event is better than the previous and makes you want to read more story. Which is a spectacularly awesome thing!
Wrapping up the review
Light Novel is really good especially it has drastic twist and turns for eg :- Until yesterday a certain someone was friends with Momonga and today he is enemy and Momonga kills him without any hesitation giving him a painless death. Or the decisions he take which can leave even his guardians shocked! and many more such events where you can always witness badassness and epicness!