The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!

Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

My Opinion: In his favorite MMO, Momonga is the high level leader of the top guild. When that MMO is shut down, he’s transported to a world where he’s trapped in his over powered game character.

I first encountered this story as an anime series and loved every minute of the show. One of the things that make the story unique is the main character’s subordinate NPCs that he controls. The NPCs that were in the MMO the character played were static, but when they’re all transported to a new world they all gain personalities and free will. It’s like being able to finally talk to your favorite toys in a way and have friendships with them. The combat in the anime is top notch and while you sort of know the main character is going to win, it’s fun to see how he does so.





Overlord, Vol. 1 - manga (Overlord Manga)

Overlord, Vol. 2 - manga (Overlord Manga)

Overlord, Vol. 3 (manga) (Overlord Manga)


Overlord, Vol. 1 - light novel

Overlord, Vol. 2 - light novel

Overlord, Vol. 3 - light novel