Ranked #29
No Game No Life

No Game No Life

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Synonyms: NGNL
Japanese: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2014 to Jun 25, 2014
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.771 (scored by 96802 users)
Ranked: #292
Popularity: #81
Members: 157,475
Favorites: 6,339
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The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another "crappy game." One day, they are summoned by a boy named "God" to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where "everything is decided by games"—even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the "Saviors of Humanity" on this alternate world? "Well, let's start playing."

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: No Game No Life
Side story: No Game No Life Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Dora, Stephanie
Dora, Stephanie
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari


Ishizuka, Atsuko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asaka, Morio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Kotono

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3 hours ago
I went into this one with very high expectations and it delivered. The last episode just left a wide, hearty smile on my face, as I just sat there giggling like a baby on mama’s bosom. Yeah, the series can have that effect, even though its reality-game-world concept is now quickly becoming common.

I’ll avoid recounting a full-blown synopsis, which is already on the anime’s MAL page, and dive in to the review. I will also try to not make this an overly verbose essay (actually, I failed there). Anyways, you can quickly find the verdict and scores for each component in the last sentence of read more
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Jul 16, 2014
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Make no mistake, No Game No Life was built to be a blockbuster. Madhouse adapting one of those wildly successful ‘gaming-becomes-reality’ light novel series made sense considering their generally poor commercial performance as of late. And No Game No Life, a blitzkrieg of dastardly clever action and outrageous gags, as unsettling as it is original, certain delivers a blockbuster, but not without significant flaws.

The anime centers around Sora and Shiro: brother and sister, two certain victors in an absurdist world, whose ambitions and exploits, leave impressive opponents - and subsequently, you, the viewer - confounded and amazed at the same damn time. The elder read more
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- Both involve cool/ badass/ OP main characters who find their world boring.
- Both are magic, fantasy anime.
- Both anime involve characters who are thrown into another world.
- Both are visually impressive.
- Most importantly, both have a main concept which revolves around playing games.

Fans of one series will definitely enjoy the other.
Yes, both main characters are being transported into a gaming world where there are lots of mysterious wonders to explore. 'No Game No Life' is fresh in terms of its fanservice comedies and vibrant colours, whereas 'Sword Art Online' is focused more on the hardship of the main character and everyone else around him while developing strong romantic relationships along the way.

Comparing the storylines, 'Sword Art Online' easily takes the cake but the crazy and fun games of 'No Game No Life' is something to smile about.

Opening Theme

#1: "This game" by Konomi Suzuki (eps 2-8, 10)
#2: "Onegai☆Snyaiper (おねがい☆すにゃいばー)" by Izuna Hatsuse (Miyuki Sawashiro) (ep 11)

Ending Theme

#1: "This game" by Konomi Suzuki (eps 1, 12)
#2: "Oracion (オラシオン)" by Shiro (CV: Ai Kayano) (eps 2-11)

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