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No Game No Life

No Game No Life

Alternative Titles

English: No Game, No Life
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: 8.671 (scored by 133999 users)
Ranked: #442
Popularity: #49
Members: 209,245
Favorites: 7,813
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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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Nov 6, 2014
No Game No Life is yet another anime about games, but this one is different, and in a lot of good ways, the world created is a charming yet surprisingly deep land of politics and interesting characters all around.

Instead of writing an essay about this i'm going to create a list of Positives and Negatives, I know when you're just looking to see if an anime is worth watching you usually don't want to read all that much.


- The story always seems to be moving forwards and never seems to slow down always introducing new and interesting characters to meet.
- The art style is beautiful, read more
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Jul 16, 2014
[contains spoilers]

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.
• Alternative Reality/ Universe
• Fantasy
• Political and Intellectual
• Intellectual Protagonist
• Entertaining
• Game
• Unorthodox Thinking
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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 (Ai Kayano) (eps 2-11)

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