Ranked #23
No Game No Life

No Game No Life

Alternative Titles

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: 8.801 (scored by 81895 users)
Ranked: #232
Popularity: #96
Members: 138,909
Favorites: 5,553
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2 based on the top anime page.

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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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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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Jun 25, 2014
~Only an idiot starts a fight he can't win: Sora, No Game No Life~

No Game No Life sure was an amazing adventure, for me at least. Everyone considers it as the anime that "made the difference" for the past one year or something, because it overpassed everyone's expectations and even managed to be compared to mainstream series, and eventually, be better than some of them. No Game No Life broke the record of making an enormous amount of fans in just two and a half months. Bad opinions about it are rarely expressed and almost the whole amount of the viewers have fun and 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

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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