Overlord Volume 5 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Overlord Volume 5 The Men of the Kingdom Part 1 by Kugane Maruyama.

And yeah, I screwed up the subtitle of this arc in the video. I recorded it at 1:30am, please cut me some slack 🙂

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION

TITLE: Overlord AKA: オーバーロード

AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama

ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin

PUBLISHER (English): Yen On

RELEASE DATE (English): September 19, 2017

PURCHASE (Amazon.com): http://amzn.to/2vTq4SX

PUBLISHER (Japan): Enterbrain

RELEASE DATE (Japan): December 28, 2013

VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 12 (Most recent volume released September 30, 2017)

ANIME SERIES: 13 episodes + 2 compilation movies (covered volumes 1-3) A new season of the anime is set to begin in January 2018

From the back cover:

In the kingdom of Re-Estize, a sinister organization known as the Eight Fingers holds sway of the criminal underworld. Ainzs orders Sebas to infiltrate the capital to gather intel on this shadowy group sucking the marrow from the kingdom’s bones. At the same time, a young soldier named Climb struggles to hone his skills to better serve the “Golden Princess” while the once great warrior Brian returns home a broken man… Against the backdrop of an ancient city fraying at its edges, three men will challenge the corruption of the vicious Eight Fingers!

Overlord Volume 4 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Overlord Volume 4 The Lizardman Heroes by Kugane Maruyama

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Overlord
AKA: オーバーロード
AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama
ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): May 23, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2o9IQ8e

From the back cover:

One day, in a peaceful lizardman village, an ominous messenger visits with a warning from the Great Tomb of Nazarick: In eight days’ time, they will be annihilated. Unwilling to stand by and wait, the fighter and traveler Zaryusu journeys to the other lizardman tribes–who have received the same message–hoping to form an alliance against their impossibly strong opponent. But though the warriors try valiantly to resist, Ainz Ooal Gown and his undead army hold the power to determine their fate…

Overlord Volume 3 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel Overlord Volume 3 The Bloody Valkyrie by Kugane Maruyama.
Ainz Ooal Gown faces rebellion in the Tomb of Nazarich. Does it mean his status as Overlord is threatened?

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Overlord
AKA: オーバーロード
AUTHOR: Kugane Maruyama
ILLUSTRATOR: so-bin
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): January 31, 2017
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2i1UP4d

From the back cover;

Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered–by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home–Ainz Ooal Gown.

English Light Novel Releases for January 2017

Hello Everyone! Here’s your light novel releases for January 2017.

January 6, 2017

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1

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Rekka Namidare was a normal boy until his sixteenth birthday. Then a girl suddenly appears from his future, warning him that he’ll somehow start an interstellar war!

It turns out Rekka hails a special bloodline that’s destined to get caught up in all kinds of trouble. Whenever a story’s heroine is in dire need, Rekka will be given one last chance to save her. And in the future, Rekka will have saved so many girls that their jealous love for him will cause the apocalypse!

Purchase I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Volume 1 from Amazon.com

January 17, 2017

Tokyo Ghoul : Void

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Explore the world of Tokyo Ghoul with these prose fiction spin-offs!

Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh.

Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

After the unprecedented raid on the Ghoul detention center by The Aogiri Tree organization, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is working to tighten security across the twenty-three wards. However, some Ghouls begin to cause unrest in the 8th Ward, continuing the cycle of retaliation between human and ghoul. And what of Kaneki after he left the 20th Ward? This second novel depicts the aftermath six months after the 11th Ward occupation.

Purchase Tokyo Ghoul Void from Amazon.com

January 24, 2017

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 1

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Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that’s sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls!

Purchase Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol. 1 from Amazon.com

Overlord, Vol. 3

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Lord Ainz has made great progress moonlighting as the indomitable hero Momon, but what should be a moment of triumph is shattered–by news of rebellion. He vows to find out what has happened and to defend the honor of his guild and home–Ainz Ooal Gown.

Purchase Overlord Vol. 3 from Amazon.com

Strike the Blood, Vol. 5

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Aya Tokoyogi and six other hardened magical criminals have broken out from imprisonment. Their goal–to completely erase the ‘Witch of the Void,’ Netsuke Minamaya, from existence. How these events will unfold in the Demon District will depend on the actions of the strongest vampire to ever exist, Kojou Akatsuki.

Purchase Strike the Blood Vol. 5 from Amazon.com

Kagerou Daze, Vol. 6: Over the Dimension

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It was a never ending long, long summer day when Shintarou feels a sudden change in his body. While this is happening, he has a momentous meeting with his upperclassman, who tells Shintarou the secret truths about this world’s past. What in the world is going on?

Purchase Kagerou Daze Vol. 6 from Amazon.com

Decapitation: Kubikiri Cycle (Zaregoto Series)

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It’s the vacation of a lifetime, a trip to a remote island filled with geniuses–and murder.

On Wet Crow’s Feather Island, a tiny speck in the Sea of Japan, lives Akagami Iria, the exiled daughter of a powerful family. Born into great wealth, she was a princess of the highest pedigree–until she was cut off by the leader of the Akagami Foundation. For the last five years, she’s lived on Feather Island with her maids. But she hasn’t been alone. She has invited the best minds Japan has to offer to come and stay with her.

And so nineteen-year-old college student Ii-chan and his best friend, computer genius Kunagisa Tomo, find themselves as Iria’s guests at her elaborate mansion. Surrounded by fascinating women–a chef, a fortune-teller, a scholar, and an artist, not to mention his own friend Tomo–Ii-chan is feeling a little overmatched intellectually. But the sudden discovery of a grisly murder sends the island into shock. And Ii-chan discovers that he does possess a bit of genius: the ability to discover what is real and what is fake . . . who is who they claim to be–and who is a killer.

Purchase Decapitation from Amazon.com

Overlord Volume 2 Light Novel Review

Light novel review of Overlord Volume 2 by Kugane Maruyama
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From the back cover;

It has been a week since Momonga logged in to his favorite RPG one last time and stranded himself there. Now he leads his guild as the Ainz Ooal Gown overlord. Finding himself in dire need of better information, he travels disguised as an adventurer to the walled city of E-Rantel, with Narberal the battle maid at his side. The pair accept a mission to retrieve medicinal herbs, making for a forest said to be the home of a great and wise beast. But the sinister influence of a fanatical cabal approaches E-Rantel, and the armor-clad Ainz will face both a ruthless warrior and a legion of the undead!

Overlord Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Light novel review of Overlord Volume 1 by Kugane Maruyama
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From the back cover;

For twelve years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild’s glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens–and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues’ gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning…