No Game No Life: Zero

No Game, No Life: Zero

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Synonyms: NGNL Zero, NGNL the Movie
Japanese: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ ゼロ
English: No Game, No Life: Zero
Spanish: No Game no Life Zero
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2017
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.181 (scored by 478865478,865 users)
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Ranked: #4142
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Popularity: #200
Members: 877,787
Favorites: 7,785

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In ancient Disboard, Riku is an angry, young warrior intent on saving humanity from the warring Exceed, the 16 sentient species, fighting to establish the One True God among the Old Deus. In a lawless land, humanity's lack of magic and weak bodies have made them easy targets for the other Exceed, leaving the humans on the brink of extinction.

One day, however, hope returns to humanity when Riku finds a powerful female Ex-Machina, whom he names Schwi, in an abandoned elf city. Exiled from her Cluster because of her research into human emotions, Schwi is convinced that humanity has only survived due to the power of these feelings and is determined to understand the human heart. Forming an unlikely partnership in the midst of the overwhelming chaos, Riku and Schwi must now find the answers to their individual shortcomings in each other, and discover for themselves what it truly means to be human as they fight for their lives together against all odds. Each with a powerful new ally in tow, it is now up to them to prevent the extinction of the human race and establish peace throughout Disboard.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tamura, Yukari

Dola, Stephanie

Hikasa, Youko


Kugimiya, Rie

Hatsuse, Izuna

Sawashiro, Miyuki


Horie, Yui



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Ending Theme

"THERE IS A REASON" by Konomi Suzuki


Jul 20, 2017
I flew to Japan to see this movie and I have to say it was worth it. Artistically speaking, definitely among the top. However, the story felt a bit rushed. A set of movies or even a seasonal tv anime may have worked better and you`ll understand why if you see it.
-2020 Revision

Story: 8
Great story but it definitely feels rushed even with 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 ...
Sep 17, 2017
Mixed Feelings
***EDIT!!! I've now seen the film twice. In my second viewing I was able to pretty much assure what I put down in this review originally was pretty close to my feelings towards the film. However there is a change to the “characters” category. My new thoughts will be listed under the original paragraph.***

I'm going to put spoilers at the end/bottom of the review. They will have a number associated with them that I will use throughout the review so that you will not be spoiled but can at least see what I am referencing at the end/bottom if you wish to learn more about ...
Oct 13, 2017
[Spoiler Warning]

No Game No Life (TV) is, to me, a flashier version of the detested Sword Art Online as both anime share many similar strengths and faults. These similarities include poor pacing, overpowered characters and an outstanding soundtrack. However, unlike Sword Art Online which, aside from the gradual deterioration of its concepts, has relatively consistent quality, No Game No Life throws many of its strengths out in No Game No Life: Zero, the prequel to the TV series.

One of the most noticeable changes is the shift from a vivid palette to a duller one which helped enforce the movies more serious and dismal tone. ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: No Game No Life: Zero Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Kisaragi - Jul 15, 2017
359 repliesby AconitumX06 »»
Jul 1, 8:12 AM
this movie is boring
Sunproof21 - Sep 28, 2021
42 repliesby JJT1407 »»
Jan 21, 3:38 AM
Poll: Schwi + Riku > Sora + Shiro
NotaMasterpiev - May 12, 2023
10 repliesby Ionliosite2 »»
Sep 7, 2023 2:28 PM
Poll: Preferred the movie to the series
Cestlavie_ - Jan 27, 2022
11 repliesby removed-user »»
Aug 3, 2022 3:43 AM
watch order?
Raulfin - May 26, 2022
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