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Apr 9, 2014 7:50 PM

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This is like a much better version of Mondaiji-tachi.

Great start. Better than I expected. Hope it doesn't degenerate into constant fan service in later episodes.
 
Apr 9, 2014 7:58 PM

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OMG! So glad this anime finally aired! I've been dying to see it, especially after all the pictures and previews I've watched!
The wait was so worth it: I love this anime! xD It's so cool: Art is unique and awesome, the main characters are so awesome, the whole story and setting look amazing! xD

So can't wait to see the next episode, it looks pretty interesting. xD
Woot, so happy to see this anime! xD
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:11 PM
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Sora kinda reminds me of Kelight from SAO. I have a lot of huh expectations for this show, it has a lot of potential and it's very unique.
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:11 PM

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Well, it has generic elements, and stuff I don't really like but, from what I've seen, it might have potential too. The colors are so fucking vivid though, I mean they are interesting for my brain but not for my eyes. This is Sunday Without God all over again, jeez Madhouse.

The fanservice is OK, after all is an ecchi show but you know it is always the best not to go overboard. Anyway, I really found the MC fascinating so here's a plus.
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:24 PM

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Great episode! Can't wait for next week. :D
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Apr 9, 2014 8:30 PM

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That was a really enjoyable first episode, I'm looking forward to next week!
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:39 PM

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Did any of you guys notice? It says the main character has a communication disorder. And yet he could converse with all these people who stood before his very eyes pretty naturally, even pulling off some negotiations and the like.
He did not talk to them via computer screen or anything. He had all these people right before his very eyes. Unless he was considering every single person he was talking to an NPC (the "Villager A" kind), I'm really curious how he could display such high level social skills despite his communication disorder.


Just watch the next episode. It should clear up a few things...


Can you please tell us now because I am really on a brink of dropping this anime since it really is full of naive kids wanting their own fantasy world. Add it with some fanservice. So yeah, I need some kind of explanation about his communication disorder and how the hell can you he communicate so well like it is nothing. You can put it in a spoiler tag. So please please....


I second this motion. Maybe he's brainwashing himself to believing "it's all a game" and that's allowing himself to do some crazy mental gymnastics? Somebody who cares about this story just go ahead and spill the beans already.

It might have been colorful, but the color palette was so subdued that it made it seem a whole lot worse in my opinion. The sorta pastel look it's trying to go for makes the artwork look cheap; it would have been better if it went for something more crisper or with more saturation.

I don't see why this is so viral. I think I'm going to stick to watching Jojo kick some ass this season and take a rain check on this unless the main dude gets taken down a notch.


 
Apr 9, 2014 8:41 PM

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I was waiting for this after it had been announced, having read the available manga chapters. It didn't disappoint. Looking forward to the next episode!
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Apr 9, 2014 8:42 PM

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I find the main cast very likable to me.
i like the character design, beautiful background, the plot is strong in this one.
this is the new era of Anime art.

thank you, no CGI
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Apr 9, 2014 8:45 PM

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The skill level of efficiently using 4 characters at once? = God-tier level
Absolutely amazing duo..
The colors and everything are aesthetically pleasing :)
Not gonna lie, this has got to be one of the most promising anime that came out this season. I'm really looking forward to how the OP MC (in regards to his current world) puts is skill level to use...
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:47 PM
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So fucking colorful, I like it. Definitely a promising start, let's hope Madhouse doesn't royally screw us like they did with Mahou Sensou. I'm definitely lookin forward to this series, especially since the two mains aren't annoying.
 
Apr 9, 2014 8:59 PM

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Kickass show, and it doesn't even need someone who kicks real ass.

4/5
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Apr 9, 2014 9:01 PM

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This is gonna be a fun ride. Also anyone noticed the ''Sora-ta and Ma-Shiro.''
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:07 PM

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Great episode. Really like the artstyle, the brown/red outlines really have a dramatic effect from the traditional black outlines.
Manages to stay interesting
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:10 PM

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Legit.

11 year old panty shots was a little > > but she is a cute imouto. Should of made her a little older.

Excited for all of this.
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:11 PM

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Very interesting episode; easily one of the best this season. The art is definitely odd, but it is a breath of fresh air at the very least. I eagerly await next week's episode!
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Apr 9, 2014 9:12 PM

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Good first episode, hope they can keep this up throughout the series.
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:15 PM
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Well, this was actually good, very attractive series so far.
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:31 PM

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i knew this was an ecchi when i watched it, but really didnt pay attention to the fanservice(never even noticed it, TBH), just to the MC duo, so people pls, stop hating
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Apr 9, 2014 9:39 PM

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Interesting premise with a pretty good execution! I wasn't aware that this was an ecchi series until now, and I don't typically watch that genre, but I'm in on this one...

I can kind of relate to the main characters and their desire to leave the world, and the way they use their skills to succeed is a nice twist, as is how they don't want to go home.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do with this show!
 
Apr 9, 2014 9:45 PM

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Huh? games with no strategic element at all and filled with cheating? sure it's a vibrant show but how in the world does this get an early 8.3 rating? it's not exactly an original story (Mondaiji copy much?) and the whole package seems average.

Oh well.. at least there's Yoko Hikasa. Let's see if they can make this series a little bit interesting. Hopefully there'll be more strategic elements to the games instead of using some super human power to win games. 3/10 for now.
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Apr 9, 2014 10:01 PM

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If I'm correct, he's just socially awkward in a way that he can negotiate well if needed but can't keep up a normal conversation?
 
Apr 9, 2014 10:21 PM

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Cant wait for next week episode! Love this series already!
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Apr 9, 2014 10:25 PM

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Wow, i'm mindblown,those vibrant colors. So far this seems fucking awesome,it has a lot of potential too, i loved it :)
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Apr 9, 2014 10:26 PM

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Wow. This is so like Mondaiji.

The color palette for the animation is kinda hard for the eyes since it is using so much pastel colors and no negative dark colors... it will be hard to get used to this.

Anyways, love it. Can't wait to see more.

Can't believe the big coincidence of how this is close to Sakurasou, Sora and Shiro... has the same names and even voice actors of Sorata and Mashiro. Ahhh!
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Apr 9, 2014 10:42 PM

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I really liked that. Love the colors and intensity.
 
Apr 9, 2014 10:50 PM
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Decent adaption,they did skip/change a few things like the one playing poker with them was actually a guy and a lolicon at that if i remember right, but nothing major.
Looking forward to the animated "Chess" match.
 
Apr 9, 2014 10:56 PM

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Wow. This is so like Mondaiji.


and i really enjoyed mondaiji! Hope this one's fun!
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:00 PM

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It's like fantasy Kaiji without the struggling. Not bad, but not great.
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Apr 9, 2014 11:19 PM

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great 1st epd
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Apr 9, 2014 11:22 PM

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Wow what an awesome first episode. Starting out with some shimapan loli fanservice lol

The color scheme is pretty weird. I am really looking forward to more :D
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:32 PM
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Did any of you guys notice? It says the main character has a communication disorder. And yet he could converse with all these people who stood before his very eyes pretty naturally, even pulling off some negotiations and the like.
He did not talk to them via computer screen or anything. He had all these people right before his very eyes. Unless he was considering every single person he was talking to an NPC (the "Villager A" kind), I'm really curious how he could display such high level social skills despite his communication disorder.


Just watch the next episode. It should clear up a few things...


Can you please tell us now because I am really on a brink of dropping this anime since it really is full of naive kids wanting their own fantasy world. Add it with some fanservice. So yeah, I need some kind of explanation about his communication disorder and how the hell can you he communicate so well like it is nothing. You can put it in a spoiler tag. So please please....


I second this motion. Maybe he's brainwashing himself to believing "it's all a game" and that's allowing himself to do some crazy mental gymnastics? Somebody who cares about this story just go ahead and spill the beans already.

It might have been colorful, but the color palette was so subdued that it made it seem a whole lot worse in my opinion. The sorta pastel look it's trying to go for makes the artwork look cheap; it would have been better if it went for something more crisper or with more saturation.

I don't see why this is so viral. I think I'm going to stick to watching Jojo kick some ass this season and take a rain check on this unless the main dude gets taken down a notch.





Man, I can't really understand why this anime is so high rated or is it because of the fanservice?
Oh and did I mention how Sora played all those 4characters with just his hands and feet? Man....we just got into one hell of a @$$!@$.
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Apr 9, 2014 11:35 PM

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It's funny, interesting, and production value is high. And the chemistry between the siblings is great too.
Likely to be my top pick for this season too.

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well... it was fine i guess... but tone down with the fanservice, do you hear >_>


I can never get enough actually.
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:40 PM

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Tha art is so incredible, from the characters to the scenery. As long as they lay off the panty shots of the 11 year old this will be great. I love shimapan but seriously, stop.
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:42 PM

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Definitely an interesting premise, liked the art too, it was lively and vivid.
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:43 PM

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The colors really kill my eyes..
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Apr 9, 2014 11:45 PM

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I am reading the light novel and was afraid the anime would be unable to live up to it but it was really good
 
Apr 9, 2014 11:48 PM

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already ranked #237 after 1 day. not bad
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Apr 9, 2014 11:58 PM
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I think we need to have another thread where those people who have read the manga and light novel will rate the anime.
They are kinda bias and kinda ruins the ratings here.
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:08 AM

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Oh lol. He managed to act so cool in this first episode but on the next one he will show his real self :D
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:08 AM

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Hm don't remember Dora losing her clothes in the bet (shown in the preview) must be probably for fan service, or I'm getting forgetful....
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:10 AM

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--_x said:
another dose of SORAta and maSHIRO...

what's up with the sorata and mashiro thing?
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:25 AM
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--_x said:
another dose of SORAta and maSHIRO...

what's up with the sorata and mashiro thing?


In No Game No Life, Sora's seiyuu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and Shiro's seiyuu, Kayano Ai also voice Kanda Sorata and Shiina Mashiro from the anime, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo respectively, making them a possible ship (incest though so...)
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Apr 10, 2014 12:35 AM

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Quite liked it because of the beautiful animation. I remembered TWGOK when Sora and Shiro said "This world is a crappy game." and even Sakurasou for the names. This will be a heck of anime this season.
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Anon1409 said:
--_x said:
another dose of SORAta and maSHIRO...

what's up with the sorata and mashiro thing?


In No Game No Life, Sora's seiyuu, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and Shiro's seiyuu, Kayano Ai also voice Kanda Sorata and Shiina Mashiro from the anime, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo respectively, making them a possible ship (incest though so...)


They're step siblings. Shiro was the daughter of Soras dads new wife from a previous marriage.
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:45 AM
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A WILD SHOTA APPEARS

I really loved this episode. Beautiful colors, adorable characters, great setting. This was what I was most looking forward to this season and I wasn't disappointed. Could do without the loli fanservice but I can look past it considering how much fun I had watching it. Will definitely be keeping up with this.
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Apr 10, 2014 12:49 AM

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Loli, brother sis complex, blue stripes? This anime busted out the big guns and I'm glad it did (^_^)b.
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:50 AM

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Blown away. e.e I'm so eager for more.
 
Apr 10, 2014 12:51 AM
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definitely reminds me of mashiro lol
 
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Man, I can't really understand why this anime is so high rated or is it because of the fanservice?
Oh and did I mention how Sora played all those 4characters with just his hands and feet? Man....we just got into one hell of a @$$!@$.


Every one has their own tastes. I don't blame you for not liking ecchi shows in general. One of the main reasons why the LN readers (Yes, the LN readers. It's getting quite common w/ baka-tsuki and all.) love the series is that the games are at least well structured. There's admittedly some need for moderate to high suspension of disbelief but a majority of the fans find the games enjoyable. They're not just a simple clash of super powers. Not to mention that humanity doesn't have any ability at all. Simply their wits and cunning.

And I guess that's the main draw of the series. Trying to win games against races who have super powers and abilities w/ intellect and guts alone and is executed in such a way that most readers find them interesting and exciting. But I know whatever I say wont change your mind so I'll end this rant here. Cheers mate.
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