Plot & Details
Overlord is a light novel series by the Japanese author Kugane Maruyama with illustrations by draftsman so-bin, which has been published by Enterbrain since June 2012. The series was adapted as manga by the publisher Kadokawa Shoten, an anime television series by the animation studio Madhouse and two feature films. A third season of the anime series has been airing since July 2018.
In 2126, Yggdrasil's DMMORPG was launched, which stands out due to its unusually many ways of interacting with the game. After 12 years of running the servers should be turned off. In the game exists the guild Ainz Ooal Gown, which calls itself the strongest guild of the game. However, most of the guild players have stopped using Yggdrasil because of their life in the real world. Momonga, guild master of Ainz Ooal Gown, therefore remains alone in the guild until the servers are shut down.
When it comes to shutdown the server, he notices that he can not use normal player functions such as writing messages or logging out. After even the NPCs start talking to him and have a personality, he decides to take the game seriously and seek out other real-world players in this new world. Under the name of Ainz Ooal Gown, he begins exploring this new world and trying to find out what really happened.