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No Game No Life


Alternative Titles

English: No Game, No Life
Synonyms: NGNL
Japanese: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2014 to Jun 25, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 21:30 (JST)
Producers: Media Factory
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.501 (scored by 320,440 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #22
Members: 485,774
Favorites: 17,920
8.50
Ranked #99Popularity #22Members 485,774
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Kuuhaku." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party's wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sora
Sora
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Shiro
Shiro
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Dola, Stephanie
Dola, Stephanie
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Jibril
Jibril
Supporting
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari

Staff

Ishizuka, Atsuko
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asaka, Morio
Asaka, Morio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director


Edit 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)

Edit 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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javycane
Jul 4, 2014
"Give people bright colors and fan service and they go crazy and lose any logic"

No game No Life is a curious anime to me. I Consider myself to be a not so cruel scorer always giving anime a chance and always looking for positives but this is not the case for No Game No Life with me. Considered to be the next best thing since canned bread everybody seems to love this and I'm the only one who cant see what is so good about it. I will try to give my vision on the show in the next couple of sections so please bare read more
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tenkousei
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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HaXXspetten
Jun 25, 2014
【1】 All bloodshed, war, and pillage is forbidden throughout the world.
【2】 All disputes are to be resolved through the outcome of games.
【3】 In games, wagers will be made on what both parties decide to be of equal value.
【4】 Unless contrary to "Three", the game content and the things wagered do not matter.
【5】 The challenged party has the right to decide the contents of the game.
【6】 "As per the Oath", the wager will be unconditionally adhered to.
【7】 All matters for group conflicts will be decided by a representative.
【8】 If cheating is detected during a game, it will be regarded as a defeat.
【9】 The above rules are read more
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Myhv
Jan 6, 2015
I don't normally write reviews, mainly cause I don't think that many people will be interested in my totally subjective opinion, but this time I decided to make an exception. Mainly cause I can't stand to see so many people slamming this series with the same repeating arguments, completely ignoring the positives.

As I've said, I have very much subjective and in many ways probably biased love for the series. I assume it's mainly because it saved me from the rot of meaningless flashy series, where fan service replaces story and various "grabs" are there instead of plot twists. But isn't this virtually the read more
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