The Comprehensive Overlord FAQ page

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Do we allow other Translation-Groups to use our translations a base for their translations?
Namorax: Yes. Besides, it’s not like we can stop them. If you are one these people who want to base their translations on ours, please credit us properly and send us a link to the place you host your translations.
(Because we are curious and would like to see what you’re doing. ^^)

Do we give permission to post our translations on WattPad?
Namorax: No. We have various reasons for it, and most of it are bad experiences. While we cannot prevent anyone from posting our stuff there, we would still like to ask you to respect our wishes and refrain from posting our translations there.

Do we offer our translated chapters in epub or pdf-format?
Namorax: No, we don’t offer Epubs or PDFs as downloads, but fans are free to create them themselves. We won’t bother with that and won’t delete links to such files, but we also don’t host/link them as part of what this group does.

If you are looking for download-links, please search through the comments or ask your question in the Chatbox. Surely one of the other readers can point you in the right direction, or share a link with you.

Is this the LN or the WN?
Namorax: It’s the Light Novel Version.
Compared to the WN, the LN has undergone some heavy changes. We won’t list the exact differences (since others already did that), but rest assured that the two are almost different stories.

Can you tell me when is the release date and how many parts will be released?
Sky: No.

Can you schedule your entire life around translating Overlord and promise that all current and future volumes will be translated?
Sky: No.

So and so group is translating their project so fast, why can't you learn from them and speed up?
Sky: No.

So and so group is translating their project so slow, can you please NTR the project from them?
Sky: No.

Greeting, I am prince from Nigeria. My friend, can you help...
Sky: No.

For all other matters regarding Overlord translation, please address your email to Overlord Namorax, available through nerevarnamorax@gmail.com

62 comments:

  1. Ah, I think I am the first person to comment. Victory!

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  2. Chapter 4 of vol 7 release date

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    1. I'm here to ask if the overlord translations will be continuing into volume 8 and 9 of the series. I'm asking this as on the page i only see the images of volumes up to chapter 8, the one which is being translated currently, so i'm curious and fairly worried that you might not be going to translate the rest of Overlord as i'm serious addicted to this series and am loving your translations. Although it may be my misconception that their are more volumes.

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    2. I have the exact same questions wandering about in my mind.
      If anyone could answer this, I would be very delighted for the knowledge.

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    3. Well, the next chapter is in the process of being translated

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  4. I'm also wondering whether Overlord is on hiatus since it says at the top that you are translating that fanfic Ovallord instead of Overlord. If it is going on hiatus, it's a shame since I heard the ninth book's action is awesome.

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    1. That was already the case last week.And you still got your chatpers didn't you?

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    2. They are still being translated. Be patient.

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  5. It'd be nice to know if Overlord's on hiatus or done. Ofc you're free to stop, that'd be terrible but false hope and waiting is even worse

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  6. You know, while I appreciate your work, most of the English prose is pretty horrible. I am no translator myself, but if I were to re-edit some chapters to resemble proper, better-flowing English while still sticking to as close to your wording as possible, would you consider hosting said version (or if you are satisfied with it, possibly replacing it?)

    I will probably do it either way for myself (and to paw the fixed version off to a friend of mine who is allergic to bad grammar), but I am curious if you would be willing to take a look at it as well.

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    1. Sure, once you're done, send them to nerevarnamorax@gmail.com

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    2. Okay. I started with Volume 4 (since I picked it up after the anime raised my interest), and while I don't have as much free time as I would like, I should be able to send you over at least the first two chapters by tomorrow.

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    3. Sent over two chapters. Started the third. It seems to be much smoother than the previous ones, I only had to fix a couple of tense mistakes and switch around a few sentence-fragments every here and there. It's actually not bad to read the novels while I fix them, it's strangely relaxing.

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  7. I am looking forward to volume 8 and 9 being translated by you guys.

    I also sent a link to a fanfiction short story that I wrote based on a short conversation in one of the volumes of Overlord that was briefly mentioned and then quickly dropped by the author, who may be saving the idea for a future volume. Unfortunately, I could not resist the temptation to "Flesh" out the idea myself. I have posted it in the Writer's Club forum at Batoto and I hope that it is good enough for you guys to post here for your readers.

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  8. I'm ashamed to say I don't know the difference between a light novel and a web novel?... I thought the two were one and the same. I want to know what the anime adapt after? The web novel or the light novel? And which is the original piece of work?

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    2. Light novel is published book. Web Nov is only read on the Internet and usualy author makes no money from it.

      Anime and manga are based off the light novel.

      Single biggest difference between light novel and Web novel from what I have read is that albedo doesn't exist in the Web novel.

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  9. If possible can you release the first chapter of volume 9 from overlord with chapter 8 side story 2

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    1. Side two is already released.they are both linked under side one though. Just ctrl+f "part 2" in are for part one it will show you where the chapters separated.

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    2. Iam not native speaker anthony, ı didnt get what you are saying. Where is the volume 8 side story 2 ? I was waiting for saturday, but if its released I would love to read right now

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    3. Did you read the part that is already out? If you did then you are done. You have also read part 2.

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  11. any website where i can order the book? ( include delivery )

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    1. No it is fan translated. There is no one publishing an English version of the book.

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  12. Is this novel "Dark" as in (Gruesome, blood, gore, horror, not for the faint hearted) or "Dark" as in ( It's got a couple scary parts in it, but it's mostly has an epic story to it. A must read so to say)

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    1. Depends on the volume. Most of it is the latter (epic, with a touch of darkness here and there and lots of oddball comedy). Volume seven is more of the first time, with most of the book consisting of four different groups of humans suffering horrible, horrible fates at the hands of the "heroes", including some of the most highly debated deaths of the series *cough*Arche*cough*.

      Overall I recommend watching the recent anime first. If you liked it, I recommend starting either from the beginning of volume 3 (Studio Madhouse left out a lot of that volume due to time-limitations) and continue from there.

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  13. Namatullah (Namat)October 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Hey guys I sent you an email from gmail account and it may have gone to your spam account. Please check it and see if you like the idea. If you do then let me know so we can start asap :)

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  14. Does anyone here have a link to like a pdf file of the whole like 8 chapters of overlord? I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!

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  15. Could you guys translate the WN since yen is gonna translate the LN... if so translate it only after the LN Pls

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  16. Hi Skyworld Team! I have a suggestion, hopefully one of you reads this.

    I was thinking when you guys get the DMCA notice, that you should offer to sell the rights to your translation to yen press. It would make you some (very well deserved) money, it would save them money, and readers would get all the volumes faster. Literally, everybody wins.
    Anyway, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your work so far, however this turns out, it's been great! This human over here is a happier person because of you!

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  17. After volume 8 ,will volume 9 be translated or the series will go on hiatus !

    (sorry i could not find the question mark so replaced it with exclamation)

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  18. THE NIGERIAN PRINCE:
    Ikini, emi olori lati Nigeria. Ore mi, ti o le ran ...
    tabi ti o yoo wa ni pa

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  20. https://goo.gl/QoTtEk

    I have collated volumes 1-7 into ODT, EPUB and MOBI formats.

    Enjoy~

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  21. I don't mean to be rude, but there's no prologue for the third volume. Would it be possible to add it some time in the future? I don't mean to bother you, it's just that it feels incomplete without it...

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  22. Where can I find the Chinese version?

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  23. question will there be volume 10 and if its released will u translate it PS:thanks for ur work on this LN and i;m truly grateful for u guys i had great time reading it here thanks

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  24. Two Qs will their be a vol 10 and where can I read the web novel?

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  25. thank you skythewood

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  26. must remove all the vol? cannot remove vol by vol for example yen press release vol 1 at Jan 2016 just remove vol 1 at 31 Dec?

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  27. I just saw the sequel of the series

    OVERLORD 2 on raws are you also going to translate that?

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  28. As a potential donator to this site I would like to say that the site's Chatango Admin should be fired. He banned a anon for simply asking if Overlord Novel's were discontinued past Volume 10. (He/She was not asking about translations). The admin was extremely vicious and abusive. I enjoy being a patron here and the novels Skythewood has here are EPIC. But seriously, be more professional in the choice of who is picked as moderators.

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    1. You lost me at 'potential donator'.

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    2. I have been visiting the site for about a week and very much appreciate the effort and chapters submitted here. I still consider donating to help the site out but not if admins abuse their permissions like that and get away with it.

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    3. Once again, trying to use 'potential donation' as leverage to get me to do anything is useless. Just read the stuff available for free and ignore the chatango if it bothers you.

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    4. The chat is pretty cancer. Its best if you just ignore it for good.

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  29. i´m a big fan of your translations, will you made translations of the extras of the volume 3 form the overlord dvds as you made the translation for the extras for volume 2?

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  30. pray for the miracle, brothers and sisters!!
    for him to do the impossible!
    pray for Skythewood to translate all of the Overlord, before it's even released!!
    to beat yenpress! to overcome dmca!
    pray for the miracle!!! ~NYA-a!~
    ;)

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  31. you might thinking about becoming a retailer for overlord where you give extra material like a fan made translation just saying might be a way to get around the dmca?

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  32. Any idea when volume 10 is being released?

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    1. Nobody knows because the only way it would be translated is if someone that knows japanese and English makes a secret translation which is not very likely to happen.

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  33. Come on someone make a secret translation.

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  34. So apparantly Volume 10 is going to be released May 30, thats 6 days after Volume 1 gets released here in the states.

    Link to site: http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%90%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%8910-%E8%AC%80%E7%95%A5%E3%81%AE%E7%B5%B1%E6%B2%BB%E8%80%85-%E4%B8%B8%E5%B1%B1-%E3%81%8F%E3%81%8C%E3%81%AD/dp/4047340898?ie=UTF8&keywords=overlord&qid=1461614591&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

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  35. Yes! Someone finally translated ALL the volumes!!

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  36. Just kidding, u should look the look on ur faces. As for someone who (actually) donated a couple of times. Stop the bitchin, crying and pleading or put some effort yourself.

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