Kugane Maruyama (丸山くがね) is a Japanese light novelist and the creator of Overlord. Overlord was later adapted into a manga and anime.

Background

Originally wrote under the pseudonym Muchimuchi Puririn when he first posted Overlord on the Internet. He changed his pseudonym to Kugane Maruyama when Overlord got published.

Maruyama has written for various franchises, with his short story Dawn adapted in Kagetsu Tohya's Type-Moon. In addition to that, he was involved with working with Nasu Kinoko, the writer of Fate/stay night, who praised his work though Maruyama felt there was a difference in talent.

Maruyama eventually took up writing again, and created Overlord. Being a big fan of the Dungeon and Dragons, he developed Overlord when all of his DnD buddies were too busy to play with him.

List of Works

Title Media Contributions Published
The Story of the Sword King,
the God of Fire, Water, and the Saint
Web Novel Author May 12, 2011
Overlord First Half Web Novel Author April 1, 2012
Overlord Volume 01 Light Novel Author July 30, 2012
Overlord Volume 02 Light Novel Author November 30, 2012
Overlord Volume 03 Light Novel Author March 30, 2013
Overlord Volume 04 Light Novel Author July 31, 2013
Overlord Volume 04 Special Drama CD CD Drama Script Writer July 31, 2013
Overlord Volume 05 Light Novel Author December 28, 2013
Overlord Volume 06 Light Novel Author January 31, 2014
Overlord Volume 06 Special Drama CD CD Drama Script Writer January 31, 2014
Overlord Volume 06 Special Drama CD CD Drama Script Writer January 31, 2014
Overlord Volume 07 Light Novel Author August 30, 2014
Overlord Second Half Web Novel Author December 24, 2014
Overlord Volume 08 Light Novel Author December 26, 2014
Overlord Blu-ray 01 Special Blu-ray Box Author September 25, 2015
Overlord Manga Volume 01 Special Manga Volume Author September 25, 2015
Overlord Twitter Side Story Non-Canon Side Story Author September 26, 2015
Overlord Blu-ray 02 Special Blu-ray Box Script Writer October 28, 2015
Anime Overlord Complete Art Book Artbook Interview October 31, 2015
Overlord Blu-ray 03 Special Blu-ray Box Script Writer November 25, 2015
Overlord Blu-ray 04 Special Blu-ray Box Author December 25, 2015
Overlord Volume 09 Light Novel Author June 29, 2015
Overlord Blu-ray 06 Special Blu-ray Box Author February 24, 2016
Overlord Volume 10 Light Novel Author May 30, 2016
Overlord Volume 11 Light Novel Author September 30, 2016
Girl's Talk Side Story Author December 26, 2016
Show Must Go On! Drama CD CD Drama Script Writer December 26, 2016
Overlord Compilation Movie 01 Bonus Bonus Author February 25, 2017
Overlord Volume 12 Light Novel Author September 30, 2017
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Manga Volume Author January 10, 2018
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Special Side Story Author January 10, 2018
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Volume 02 Manga Volume Author February 10, 2018
Overlord II Blu-ray 01 Special Blu-ray Box Author April 25, 2018
Overlord Volume 13 Light Novel Author April 27, 2018
Table Game to Understand Humans Drama CD CD Drama Script Writer July 26, 2018
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Volume 03 Manga Volume Author July 26, 2018
Overlord III Blu-ray 01 Special Blu-ray Box Script Writer October 24, 2018
Overlord X Golem Barbarian Crossover Story Crossover Author December 27, 2018
Anime Overlord II III Complete Art Book Artbook Interview December 29, 2018
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Volume 04 Manga Volume Author February 26, 2019
Overlord Bonus Volume Light Novel Author April 27, 2019
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Volume 05 Manga Volume Author September 24, 2019
Overlord Volume 14 Light Novel Author March 12, 2020
Overlord: The Undead Oh! Volume 06 Manga Volume Author April 25, 2020

Trivia

  • The reason why Maruyama changed his name was that he didn't want readers to cast strange eyes when purchasing Overlord since Muchimuchi Puririn means "blubbery fatty".

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