Recommendations Anything similar to Overlord?

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  1. Hugh Jerection

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    Anyone knows some good dark novels to read? I'm looking for novels ripe with grimdark elements without having over the top edge which results in them getting to cringy sometimes. I feel like Overlord and Dungeon Defense pulls this off in that the edgy moments don't end up becoming ridiculous over the top edge just for the sake of edge which I can't take seriously.

    Looking around with the tags shared by both of the novels that I mentioned above, I found that no other works of fiction have the same 'feel' to it. So here I am hoping if anyone knows a hidden gem I might've missed that anyone might kindly recommend to me.

    tl;dr overlord and Dungeon Defense were good and I'm hoping anyone knows another novel similar to it
     
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    Seoul Station’s Necromancer
     
  4. Hugh Jerection

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    I've read the manga of this, is there any merit in reading the novels when the manga is ahead?

    Reasons for this claim would be appreciated
     
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    Ovalord
     
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    The Experimental logs of Crazy lich!
    I think this one a little bit on comedy side, but still have the dark side to it.
     
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    skeleton knight in another world. though, I stopped reading it due to it's being a slice of life.
     
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    Do you know any news about the translations by chance?
    I vaguely remember skythewood saying that it was a teaser project and that work on in would stop after Volume 1.

    The fanfic was amazing.
     
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    Literally isekai berserk. The slow pace in translations made me drop it, should probably pick it back up in the near future.
     
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    One-Winged Riku
     
  14. Hugh Jerection

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    I don't mind english works, thanks I'll check these two out some time in the future. Are they similar to Polymath Redux? It was the only english work that caught my eye to read.
     
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    the anime of Youjo Senki is out btw
     
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    Oh yeah Katahane no Riku and The Evil Organization’s Recruitment Ad too i think
     
  17. Hugh Jerection

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    Interesting. Do you mind if you can tell me why you enjoy it so much?
    The synopsis intrigued me but a first hand review from someone who read it would be a great indicator of the how great a series is.
     
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    I know, I'm rather updated. Duck face memes aside, I got over their design choices and I'm interested in the more proactive way SONZAII EXXX is portrayed in the anime over the manga and novels where he assumes a more passive role.
     
  19. Hugh Jerection

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    The second one feels more like a parody of the antagonist MC trope but I'll check it out regardless
     
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    I stopped reading Polymath, maybe a year(+?) ago, so I actually don't remember enough about it to say....