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
No matter how you turn it around, we're screwed. There's still hope that someone will smuggle it onto 4chan and similar sites and then it'll get multiplied. Theroetically it should be possible to get hands on it if one looks hard enough ( plus plot summary that we'll prolly have )
@anon I just hate how they get an official license to do their translation, yet can't match the comprehensiveness of the fan translations. (or the speed) Should honestly just have given the license to the people at skythewood :(.
That's politics for ya. Money talks, not competence.
Money is everything to them, what can we do? ( TT_TT )
^It's intentional. If they bulk release 1 volume per month then they'll easily run of out of business. They are professionals and its their job. They have more time than fantranslators who only translate on their free time. They could even finish translating it in less than a week compared to sky if they wanted to.
Too bad though that compared to sky's translation quality, they suck. It will feel like a different novel because it will be localized to suit american taste. No more Japanese reference like Lupusregina's -su~. Fvk weabos. Fvk 'merica. Fvk Yen Press.
Wow, the slow translation release is bullsh*t -_-. So to read a book that's already released you have to fucking wait 3-4 years or learn Japanese? Wow I lost respect for Yen Press
Well, looks like Sky anounced what they are going to do, they will keep translating untill the 31st of December (plenty of time to catch up to to relesed material) and then stop so they don't get a DMCA which may result in the site getting shut down.
Well, Vol 9 is now the latest even in Japan, it probably needs 6-7 month to release a new book after this. Meanwhile I checked Yen Press released around 3 Book per year. so probably by the time in Japan released Vol 17, Yen Press will release Vol 12.
But we still can read the LN summary like now whenever it released a new one in Japan, and probably some fan translation somewhere by someone.