I Am Overlord

I Am Overlord

53 Reviews
我本纯洁 (I Am Pure)
Having suffered humiliation in his youth, he will move forward with exceptional martial talent, inheriting the mantle of the Overlord.
He will ride the king of demonic beasts, break through all obstacles, and seize back his family estate. 
He will ascend to the pinnacle of martial cultivation and overturn the order of the heavens!
Translator's synopsis:
Xiang Shaoyun is the young master of an influential and powerful sect and is blessed with an extreme latent talent in martial cultivation. From talent comes confidence, and from confidence comes a declaration to give all the so-called geniuses a head start of ten years before catching up to them.
Ten years later, Xiang Shaoyun appears at a tiny sect of a tiny town. Betrayed and disgraced by his own sect, he is penniless and powerless, his cultivation level lower than his peers’ due to the ten-year vow. Now to reclaim the glory he once had, he must climb to the top from the very bottom.
Witness and join Xiang Shaoyun’s adventure in his rise to glory.
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Chapters 1-45 translator: Nat

Editor: Reckeva

Schedule: 2 chapters per day at 10am & 10pm GMT

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4 years ago
This MC... I really hope he was plotted against through mental manipulation. If he wasn't, he's a stuck-up retard. Ten-year handicap given out of sheer self-confidence by a elementary school kid? No, I can't take this.

The plot is too cliche, the MC's knowledge is too Deus-Ex-Machina-like, characters are too 2-dimensional and the plot armor is too strong. Of course, face smacking is still face smacking, and if you enjoy it, charge right in.

It's too much to downvote without even reading more than 50 chaps though, so I'll upvote. Have fun translation team! I wish you the best of luck.

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3 years ago
I read a few bad comments so i was hesitant about reading this novel ; but as i found the synopsis interesting, i started it. And i'm glad i did.

While i found the beginning bland and savorless, it gets more and more interesting as the story advances.

The 10-year agreement of no cultivation which seemed nonsensical at the beginning turns out to be an important aspect of the main character psychological maturation. Because, while he claimed that it was to give a head-start to the other geniuses of the world, it becomes apparent as the story unfolds that it was in fact out of lazyness. The protagonist was satisfied with living a life of idleness and pleasures as a treasured young master of a powerful sect. And he would have probably continued if it wasn't for the circumstances leaving him with no other choice than to become powerful. He eventually comes to regret wasting so much time, but instead of giving up, it only fuels his motivation.

I really enjoy following his progression as a person and as a cultivator. Though some of his decisions remain a bit foolish at times. The title of overlord doesn't really suit his personality ; moreover he's simply useless when it comes to strategy and has basically no leading skills in my opinion.

As for the so called "plot armor", it is indeed very present ; but no more than in the other novels of Wuxiaworld.

All in all, a very enjoyable story.

Update : as of now at 700+ chapters, despite the annoying filler chapters, the story is more and more to my liking, especially the mc's cultivation path which is very ambitious.

And i would like to share some of his thoughts when asked why he spends so much time reading :

Xiang Shaoyun hesitated slightly before saying, "Every single book that has been preserved over the generations has its own worth. That is why there is a saying that in a book, there is a house of gold; in a book, there is a shade of jade. We are martial cultivators, and cultivating the body should naturally be our focus. But I also believe that cultivating the mind is essential as well. That is the worth of the so-called useless books. Everyone should cultivate the mind. Only with a strong body and mind will one be able to handle and face different situations appropriately. One's frame of mind will also expand, allowing one to reach greater heights in life and face all tribulations with a smile on one's face."

Honestly, i find the growth of this character very relatable and worthy of admiration.

4 years ago
Not recommended
Got bored really fast the characters are overly basic and the MC is just a brat with a attitude problem.... the whole fact that he chose to wait 10 years to cultivate because Of some redundant oh I’ll show you attitude. Writing is too fast paced making everything feel rushed. Everyone wants to hurt him because he’s the MC and he has super Plot luck every time he’s in trouble..... can’t take this character seriously at all, whenever he needs to get something done it’s immediately fixed with his BS knowledge that he apparently has because he didn’t cultivate. so he just read everything he could while in his high ranking family. Just annoying No thank you

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