North American publisher Yen Press announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday that it will license both Overlord novel and manga for Spring/Summer 2016.
Source : AN
The only problem i have with this is it will be very slow to catch up what we ready now .
I will welcome them if they release 9 volumes in next few months (3-4 months) but as how they was , i doubt .
I'm hoping Skythewood continues translating. Yen Press usually takes about 4 months to release their translated volumes, which means it might be years before they catch up to where Skythewood is right now, not to mention the new Overlord volumes that are coming out. I'll buy the Yen Press versions, when they come out, just to see how the blog translation compares, but I can't wait 3 years before I read new Overlord.
Yen Press has other plenty of Light Novels to deal with so the translation for Overlord is going to be delay a little longer. Let alone 4 months each as you say, it might actually take a little longer than expected to just get the translating properly ready and going with how many Light Novels they're currently stacking up. Furthermore, the thing is that they will usually stop the translation from lasting those times if it isn't making a lot of good sales for them to continue doing so.
I hope Overlord will be popular enough here in the U.S. I can only pray to the Supreme Being if such miracle happens.
From what I read on the blog Sky said "DO NOT GIVE THEM THE DIRECT LINKS, THEY WON'T LEARN THAT WAY. Thank you." So it seems that he will keep translating but we don't have to give anybody the links to the blog
By the way, I just started downloading the files for all of the current translated volumes especially the side story 1 of Volume 8 that recently came out. This is not only to be in the safe side, but for safe measures as well if Yen Press were to pull any tricks like taking down those translated volumes. Nonetheless, it is really better left off for us to download it earlier right now while we still can.
well Mahouka is Licensed but someone still keep translating and share it at Reddit
hope Skythewood can keep translate it
maybe Sky can do something like that
So Sky announced on her Website that they will stop the Translation of Overlord at the End of the Year, but they will release the Rest of Vol8 and 9 at this Time. Please buy the Books Guys, just to support the Author that he can continue the Story.
There's always a chance of "other " unofficial translators popping up, ya know. The world isn't ending.
Chance is pretty low, because of this DMCA Law American shit.
well considering the popularity of Overlord
there may be someone willing to translate it and share it