The author of Overlord light novel series, Kugane Maruyama, expressed his thoughts on the fan translation of his ongoing work after he learned of its existence.
Maruyama came to know of the fan translation after being tweeted a link to one of the side stories’ translations by a user named RainyCloud (@RainyCloud15). His following tweet reads:
@maruyama_kugane It seems that your work has been translated and uploaded to an overseas site. Isn’t it better for you to start taking measures?
Maruyama responded by expressing his disbelief and said he’ll possibly end the series in the 17th volume.
Is that for real? It feels like my will to continue writing keeps disappearing more and more. Maybe I should just get this series over with and go back to being an office worker. …Well, I guess I’ll aim for reducing one scheduled episode and finish it in the 17th volume for the time being!
Overlord is a Japanese light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama and illustrated by so-bin. A manga adaptation by Satoshi Ōshio, with art by Hugin Miyama, began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten’s manga magazine Comp Ace from November 26, 2014. The anime television series adaptation by Madhouse consists of 3 seasons with 13 episodes each, with the first season airing from July 7 to September 29, 2015.