Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Shuvi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.
I literally flew to Japan to see this movie and I have to say it was pretty amazing. Artistically speaking, definitely the best anime or anime movie ever made. However, the story felt a bit rushed. A set of movies or even a 12 episode alternate series would have worked better and you`ll understand why if you see it.
Great story but it definitely feels rushed even with almost 2 hours. Tet recalls the story of 6000 years ago before he becomes the one true god and it pretty much explains who everyone is and the survival of imanity, however, they just go over way
too many things and loses the entire "no game no life" part of NGNL. Interesting and still very enjoyable though.
To me NGNL will always be #1 in art, the colors and the unique style they use and the setting all just works together to create this beautiful art and NGNL Zero does it even better. The setting is much darker than the original, but it was still fucking amazing to say the least.
Sounds were great and matched the art and setting. All I have to say. Not a 10/10 because none of the OST`s really popped out to me like some did in the anime.
This is another problem, I guess, with the anime. All the characters were great, except Shuvi. Her character just seemed so out of place. The entire ex-machina and android-y and robot yet human setting she had just weird. A lot of the characters also felt like filler and repeats, except with a much nicer looking, less annoying Steph.
I point out a lot of the issues I had with the movie and the truth is it was fucking good. I`m probably going to go see it again before I`m out of Japan but it`s something you have to see if you even somewhat enjoyed ngnl.
I really am in Japan and I really did watch this movie. Btw if you see it in theaters(Japan) you can buy goods and you even get a free little manga-like mini-pamphlet for free. <.<
As someone who loves anime, spending my summer in japan to visit my japanese cousins was pretty lucky. No Game No Life:Zero is a must watch for anyone who has watched the original television series.
The production value of this movie is one of the best out there in anime so far.
The artwork is amazing (as it also is in the television series) and the sound to match.
The world within No Game No Life is fully present, and the atmosphere through it all was great.
However, While it was very entertaining to watch, the story itself seemed a bit lackluster, as the plot seems to be rather
too fast paced. The characters arent developed amazing well, and there are a few too many events taking place too quickly. Many times in movies, the pacing can really turn off a viewer, but I found that while the movie was rushed, it was still quite enjoyable.
As part of the lucky crowd that got to see the world premiere of the dub at the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival, I am obligated to review this movie. Spoilers not included.
No Game No Life Zero is a prequel to the events to the anime, focusing on Riku and his robotic companion Shuvi. And... I can't really talk more about it without getting into the spoiler zone.
The story can feel kind of light novel-ey at times, but it's still good. Unlike the anime, which has a light-hearted and fun plot, this movie has a more gritty and tragic one. If you're prone to the
feels, you might even cry at some parts. However, it still does a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of NGNL. Comedic interjections are often put to ease up tense moments, and the movie has a tendency of not taking itself seriously, especially in the beginning. Basically if you're a fan of the comedy in NGNL this movie features the same kind of humor as well.
There is some action in this movie, but honestly it felt pretty mediocre. It's not really worth complaining about anyway since NGNL was never really an action anime in the first place. You do get to see Jibril's powers in actions though, which is pretty cool.
If there's one actual problem with it, it's the pacing. Others have mentioned this, but the pacing can get real wonky at times. Judging by what I know about the source material, quite a bit of details were left out, so it makes sense the pacing feels weird. Other than this I'd say it's a solid movie.
Overall, it was definitely worth watching on the big screen, even if the parking fees burnt a hole in my wallet. If you want to see it for yourself, I got a poster from the event that says it'll hit theaters in October.
One of movie worth to watch in 2017!
Had to write this while it's still fresh in my mind.
The first season of No Game No Life is undoubtedly good with it's plot and setting. But this took prequel setting and show us gruesome part before new world created.
They using darker tone on this movie. Plot, action scene and character was really good! Hat's off to Mad House. Although few question left unanswered, I hope in season 2 ( if they planning to run the show ) those question will be answered.
Personally i think 1 hour and a half is not enough.
With this kind of plot they could run it for 12 episodes for more exposition. Ending gave me mixed feelings, not sure either I'm happy or sad but I sure as hell satisfied with this movie.
I'm really glad this movie screening in my country even though for a week only.
No Game No Life Zero = Pedophile with extra steps :P haha
( chill, its a joke )