10 Manga Like Overlord

Updated on September 21, 2016
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About Overlord

Overlord tells the tale of Momonga—the being who took upon the name “Ainz Ooal Gown” to serve as an all-powerful overlord. At first, Momonga was just a simple player inside the game known as Yggdrasil. But then, during the final moments of the game, Momonga tried to see the end of it. As a result, the moment he woke up, he’s taken upon a new identity! The game has become his new reality and he’s the almighty evil overlord!

If you liked Overlord, then it’s a sure thing that you’re craving for more! May it be other game-themed stories, alternate dimension tales, or accounts with extremely overpowered main characters—you’ve come to the right place! Grandly listed here—are the manga like Overlord! Read to your fill and surge through the astonishing and entertaining tales!

1. The New Gate

The New Gate
The New Gate | Source

Thanks to a player named Shin, all the players of “The New Gate” have finally been able to log-out from the death game that trapped them for long. Of course, Shin had to defeat the ultra-powerful boss “Origin” in order to release everyone. But then, as Shin was about to log-out himself, he finds himself in another world.

Now, Shin possesses overpowered stats and skills. His practically way stronger and more powerful than before. But the real question is—why is he still in the game? Or is he actually in a different world this time? Game or new world, Shin’s adventure is clearly far from over!

2. World Customize Creator

World Customize Creator
World Customize Creator | Source

Tagami Yuusuke has the power to create and customize everything in the world. It was given to him by a mysterious voice that summoned him into the world of Caltsio. With that kind of power, everything bends to his caprice.

Now bestowed with the title “Evil God of Calamity,” what’s Yuusuke’s plan of action? Will he try to go back to his world? Or will he try to use his newfound power to its extent? Either way, Yuusuke found the rare opportunity that he could never have realized except in games.

3. Re:Monster

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Having had killed in his human esper body, Tomoki Kanata receives a new chance in life. Not as a human though, but as a goblin! His name now is Rou and is part of the weakest class in the world.

This time around, will he be able to live life to the fullest? Or will it end the same way as before? No matter what, Kanata is goblin named Rou now and he’s determined to make everything totally different from that of his past life!

4. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu | Source

Sakamoto Takuma is a player who goes by the name Diablo—the True Demon Lord—in MMORPG Cross Reverie. In-game, he’s practically one of the most powerful players. But then one night, he falls asleep only to wake up in a world similar to Cross Reverie.

Diablo was summoned! An elf and a pantherian called upon him to be their familiar through the enslavement magic! Unfortunately for the summoners, their enslavement magic bounced on them! Now, Diablo has become their master! Just what exactly awaits Diablo and his two new slaves in this game-like world?

5. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero) | Source

After being summoned to a fantasy world as the Shield Hero, Iwatani Naofumi is betrayed by the world itself! Not only is he looked down upon as weak and useless, the turned its back on him and takes everything from him but his shield. Thus, Naofumi’s unwavering worth of trust turned to distrust.

As a consequence of everything that has happened to him, Naofumi takes on his shield as a vengeful hero. Trust no one, believe no one—take up your shield to protect yourself from deceit and betrayal! The quest for retribution begins for the hero turned anti-hero!

6. Tensei shitara Slime Datta ken

Tensei shitara Slime Datta ken
Tensei shitara Slime Datta ken | Source

Having had lived his life as a sage (someone who reached 30 years of age as a virgin), a 37-year-old man finally dies an unceremonious death by being fatally stabbed by a random street hooligan. Surprisingly, death wasn’t his end of the line! After dying, he reincarnates as a slime in a whole new different world!

The man is now a slime, but he’s not just any ordinary slime! He possesses the unique skills “Predator” and “Great Sage” so he actually has the overwhelming potential to conquer the world. After a fateful meeting with the Storm Dragon Verudora, he now shall live a totally different yet pretentious life as the slime who will be known as—Rimuru Tempest!

7. One Punch Man

One Punch Man
One Punch Man | Source

Hero Saitama is probably the strongest hero in the world. With an almighty fist that can one-hit-KO anything, no one is a match for him! Saitama is a hero for fun! But there’s one problem—he isn’t an official hero!

After meeting a cyborg named Genos, who wants to be his disciple, Saitama learns that there’s so much more to being a hero. And so, the both of them enlists in the Hero Association in order to become official heroes!

8. Douluo Dalu

Douluo Dalu
Douluo Dalu | Source

After stealing the most valuable secret teachings of the Tang Sect, Tang San finally realizes his ambition! The only thing that awaits him now is death! Soon after, he finds himself hurling off from the formidable Hell’s Peak. But instead of perpetual death, he gets reincarnated!

Tang San is now in a world called Douluo Dalu—a world where spirits are the very essence of existence! With Tang San and his spirit—the Blue Silver Grass—new heights and limit breaks leading to becoming a legend of the world await!

9. Maou no Hajimekata

Maou no Hajimekata
Maou no Hajimekata | Source

Oulu is a man who’s doesn’t trust humans. Deep in his subconscious, he believes that humans will lie and betray anyone without fail! Hence, he has become fit to become a demon king!

Starting with his gigantic labyrinth, Oulu sets out to expand his domain and wreak havoc everywhere! With his summoned succubus Lir, and his increasing number of servants, Oulu shall make the world bow upon his feet!

10. Yuusha ga Shinda!: Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka.

Yuusha ga Shinda!: Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka.
Yuusha ga Shinda!: Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka. | Source

Touka Scott has been preparing all his life for the time when monsters actually attack. With his knowledge and wits, he constructed a trap pit for the monsters who dare enter the domain he lives in. Unfortunately, the moment the monster appeared, his plan failed miserably.

Though his trap was a complete failure, his life was saved thanks to the local hero. But, the hero commits one terrible blunder—he instead of the monster falls prey to Scott’s trap. The hero dies! And so now, to cope up with everything that happened, Scott replaces the hero and vows to protect everyone from the monsters!

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        Luciferasdf 15 months ago

        Hmm, I agree with all of these except One Punch Man. An amazing manga and highly recommended, but it doesn't really fit in the same category as all these other manga.

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        Dennis 17 months ago

        I definitely love this. One punch man is already on my favorites so I'm going through the others bit by bit

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        Cee-Jay Aurinko 20 months ago from Cape Town, South Africa

        I'd probably go for One Punch Man in this list. That's probably the coolest superhero name I've heard besides the usual. Great hubbing, Cheeky Kid!