The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down one day. However, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) begining to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.
Overlord It is also Known as: オーバーロード, Over Lord
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Top 10 Light Novel Like Overlord [2023 List]
- 10. One Punch-Man
- 9. Yondome wa Iya na Shizokusei Majutsushi
- 8. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
- 7. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
- 6. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 5. Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu
- 4. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
- 3. Joou Heika no Isekai Strategy
- 2. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 1. Solo Leveling
10. One Punch-Man
Everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!
One-Punch Man is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ワンパンマン, Onepunchman, Onepanman
9. Yondome wa Iya na Shizokusei Majutsushi
Amamiya Hiroto is unlucky. His life consisted of misfortune after misfortune, culminating in an unlucky death during an incident on a school boat trip, trying to save a girl he barely knew. After death, he met a god of reincarnation who requested that the hundred or so dead passengers—one of them being the girl he tried in vain to save—be reincarnated into another world.
Yet a series of unfortunate events forced Hiroto to reincarnate with even less luck than before, starting with nothing but a tremendous amount of Mana. His second life, far worse than his first, came to a cruel end.
However, upon meeting the god a second time, he was informed that there would be yet another reincarnation—one that had already been set in motion and could not be stopped. Not wanting Hiroto to live long, the god cursed him before he was reborn in the hopes that he would either die quickly or commit suicide.
Hiroto was reborn once more as a half-Vampire, half-Dark Elf. A Dhampir. Not wanting a fourth life, he is determined to live this third life with the only things remaining from his previous lives—death-attribute magic and his enormous Mana pool.
The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 四度目は嫌な死属性魔術師, Death Attribute Magician, The Death Mage that doesn't want a fourth time, Yondome wa Iyana Shi Zokusei Majutsushi, 讨厌第四次的死属性魔术师
8. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
Just when an unemployed thirty-four-year-old otaku reaches a dead end in life and decides that it's time to turn over a new leaf—he gets run over by a truck and dies! Shockingly, he finds himself reborn into an infant's body in a strange new world of swords and magic.
His new identity is Rudeus Grayrat, but he still retains the memories of his previous life. Follow Rudeus from infancy to adulthood, as he struggles to redeem himself in a wondrous yet dangerous world.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation has finished publishing and it has 330 Chapters. It is also Known as: 無職転生 ～異世界行ったら本気だす～, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
7. Kage no Jitsuryokusha ni Naritakute!
Just like how everyone adored heroes in their childhood, a certain young man adored those powers hidden in shadows. After hiding his strength and living the mediocre life of a mob character by day while undergoing frenzied training by night, he finally reincarnates into a different world and gains ultimate power. The young man who is only playing at being a power in the shadows, his misunderstanding subordinates, and a giant organization in the shadows that gets trampled….. This is the story of a young boy who had adored powers in shadows possibly eventually reigning over the world of shadows in another world.
The Eminence in Shadow is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 陰の実力者になりたくて！, To Be a Power in the Shadows!
6. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy finds himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique abilities. He takes up a new name and calls himself "Rimuru Tempest," which he thought of after meeting his new friend, "catastrophe-level" Storm Dragon Verudora. There, he begins his new slime-like life in another world with his increasing number of minions by his side.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime, Re: My Reincarnation as a Slime
5. Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu
The protagonist fell asleep while playing an online game. However, he awoke in a strange world with his game character’s appearance. In a state of shock, he noticed that he was equipped with nothing but his strongest weapon and armor. To make matters worse, our hero’s appearance was changed by the special avatar skin『Skeleton』when he entered this new world. The protagonist wanted to live without drawing attention, but he got acquainted with the dark elf Ariana and received her request.
Skeleton Knight in Another World is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 骸骨騎士様、只今異世界へお出掛け中, Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu
4. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
In regards to the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma boasted an overwhelming strength that was enough for him to be called the Demon King by the other players. One day, he gets summoned to another world with his appearance in the game. There, there are two people that insist "I am the real summon master." Takuma gets slave-turning magic used for summoned beasts cast on him by the girls―
However, the peculiar ability "Magic Reflection" is invoked! The ones that were turned to slaves were the girls!
Takuma was bewildered. He's the strongest magician but, he doesn't have any social skills. Panicking, the first words that came out were the ones that he used inside the game role playing the Demon King?! "I'm amazing you say? Of course I am. I am Diablo... The one feared as the Demon King!"
This is the story the Demon King (acting) that would soon inspire the world and his other world adventure that he plunges through with his absolute strength, raise the curtain!
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術, The King of Darkness Another World Story: Slave Magic, The Otherworldly Demon King and the Summoner Girls' Slave Magic
3. Joou Heika no Isekai Strategy
Our protagonist is a college student who enjoys playing as the evil-aligned faction Arachnea in her favorite real-time strategy game. One day, she finds herself in a world similar to the one in the game; additionally, her body is now that of a fourteen-year-old girl. While things are a bit different from how they were in the game, one element has remained the same: she is the leader of the Arachnea. The insects under her control, collectively known as the Swarm, praise her and implore her to lead them to victory. In order to survive, she raises her Swarm and forms friendly relations with the elves of the neighboring forest. But after a slaver traveling through the forest murders one of her Swarm and the nearby kingdom’s knights burn down the elven village and massacre its people, she prepares to launch her counterattacks in the name of revenge. However, revenge is merely a pretense for attacking the countries of this world. Her command is masterful and severe, as one who has played the game in real life...
Her Majesty's Swarm is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 女王陛下の異世界戦略, Joou Heika no Isekai Strategy
2. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
After being killed by a passing robber, a normal 37-year-old guy find himself reincarnated in another world as a blind slime with unique skills. With a new name "Rimuru Tempest" he got after meeting his new friend, the "catastrophe level" Storm Dragon Verudora, he starts his slime life in another world with his increasing number of minions.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生したらスライムだった件, Regarding Reincarnated to Slime
1. Solo Leveling
In a world where awakened beings called “Hunters” must battle deadly monsters to protect humanity, Sung Jinwoo, nicknamed “the weakest hunter of all mankind,” finds himself in a constant struggle for survival. One day, after a brutal encounter in an overpowered dungeon wipes out his party and threatens to end his life, a mysterious System chooses him as its sole player: Jinwoo has been granted the rare opportunity to level up his abilities, possibly beyond any known limits. Follow Jinwoo’s journey as he takes on ever-stronger enemies, both human and monster, to discover the secrets deep within the dungeons and the ultimate extent of his powers.
Note: Chapter count includes a prologue and 21 side stories.
Solo Leveling has finished publishing and it has 201 Chapters. It is also Known as: Boku dake Level Up na Ken, 俺だけレベルアップな件, Only I level up, I Level Up Alone, Поднятие уровня в одиночку, Na Honjaman Level-Up, Only I Level Up, Ore Dake Level Up na Ken, Поднятие уровня в одиночку, Тільки я візьму новий рівень, تکرو, 我独自升级