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Poll: No Game No Life Episode 12 Discussion

Oct 10, 2014 4:57 AM
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From character designs to backgrounds, all of it was really good.

The setting was not unique but it was delivered really well.

The plot and the kinds of games used were pretty intersting.

The characters personalities are fun and unique.

The comedy was probably the biggest factor (also the panty shots? hehe) that made me like the show.

overall 9/10. The show will probably get a season 2 considering how successful it is.
Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM

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Ugh how much longer do we have to wait for news about a second season?
Oct 12, 2014 2:06 AM

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Seriously have no idea how people thought this was good.
Oct 12, 2014 10:21 AM
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lalabella said:
Seriously have no idea how people thought this was good.

Well if you expect it to be an anime like code geass death note or watever epic anime you will surely be dissapointed.

Personally, I thought it was cute and a good watch when you have free time.
I mainly stayed for the light jokes.

The asspulls were kinda stupid though but this is what the show is about. How two geniuses perform asspulls to win games.

Despite being stupid I thought the asspulls were a necessary part for the story to progress.

This might not be the most unique plot and setting but the execution was good enough for me to enjoy. At least that is what I think.
Oct 19, 2014 2:17 AM

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It's shows like this I can let my brain relax on. You kind of have to if the fantasy world isn't all that convincing anyways.
Oct 27, 2014 3:42 AM

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very entertaining show..

it's probably shit if you're a female or a feminist or even a beta male

omg a hint of wincest? 3/10
omg this anime lacks plot depth 4/10
omg another harem show 2/10
omg this show is so unrealistic and I'm too dumb to follow what they're saying.. 1/10
omg stfu and enjoy the show for what it's worth for once please...

this show is all about comedy and characters (mainly Shiro and Sora) imo..

the games are a bit cringe worthy but art and animation were great.

Plot and settings are pretty predictable and forgettable

not quite a 9 in my book though
Modified by flaxman85, Oct 27, 2014 3:46 AM
Oct 30, 2014 5:55 AM

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Well that was shit
Nov 10, 2014 10:35 AM

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Got to be one of my favourite anime. Really cool. Great graphics, nice characters, fun and funny. OST is cool and the opening is one of the best out there. Can't wait for a sequel.
Nov 17, 2014 1:01 PM

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Entertaining anime, and will watch the next season. Shit ending though.
Nov 17, 2014 1:03 PM

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How long until my second season?!?! I can't wait anymore
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Nov 22, 2014 4:02 AM
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I can definitely see why this anime is so popular with certain demographics. It does what it's meant to do quite effectively and is really stronger one of the stronger *wish fullfilment' shows out there. The art/animation is pretty good quality and Madhouse delivered on all technical levels. They really know how to do a blockbuster.

For me it got a bit boring towards the end to be honest. Whatever tension is built up disappears with the knowledge that Blank will win no matter what, with little or no damage to themselves. Nothing lost. Not much of a game if you ask me. I hope for the second season they really up the ante and put something at stake. Otherwise I fear it might fall flat.
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Nov 24, 2014 3:43 AM

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Wow what happened to NGNL's score?? It's dropped like a brick :/

Haikyuu has even surpassed it by one ranking.... I mean come on >.<
Nov 26, 2014 1:20 AM

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what a decent series
Dec 1, 2014 2:04 PM
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I really enjoyed the show. I watched it with almost non-stop smile because it was all I wanted after watching final episodes of Claymore which were really forced and awkward to me. After that No Game No Life gave me what I wanted - really light and funny story and awesome setting. I also enjoyed main and supporting characters. Not to mention it featured my fav board game - othello. It has its flaws (like some of the ecchi could have been avoided) and whole "we had it planned" is kinda dumb. Oh and I almost forgot - animation is just great. It really fits the anime with its brightness and colours. I gave it 10/10 just after I finished watching it and after a second thought it may be too high but I'm not going to change that because it had that "something" which made me do that. Waiting for second season (I read somewhere that it's being done)
Dec 7, 2014 5:49 PM

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The art and animation plus soundtracks are all amazing.
I really enjoyed watching it but content wise it lose out compared to the LN of course.
The way they impersonated Sora was awesome.. Steph is hilarious hahaha.
The ending in the anime got me confused though.. suddenly Old Desu ?!!
To be honest although not the best but it's a decent anime.
I trust there will be a sequel in the near future.
Dec 9, 2014 12:44 PM
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Steph saves the day and beats Izuna xD

This was a long exciting ride. Sora gathering the pieces throughout the show in a Godly way.

Jibril BEST girl <3

Dec 24, 2014 11:48 AM

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Episode 12:

That final plan to defeat Izuna was a bit… over the top? You would need to time everything with insane precision to make it all work and even then you will have scenarios where things would have fallen apart if Izuna had behaved only a tiny bit differently in a given situation.

Other than that, there are a few possibly inconsistencies that I have encountered in the last episode.

1. At the end of episode 10, Hatsuse found out about the presence of Clammy and Feal, including the use of her magic. So why didn't he sent them away or do anything about it and later act surprised when they get to hear that Elvengard got wind of their game? Like, duh. Same goes for a Flugel being present by actually participating in their game and later being surprised that suddenly Avantheim is knocking on their door. Really, what did they expect? That every race present at the game would just leave the stadium and go about their daily routine?

2. They mentioned declaring war every now and then in the series, but isn't it the case that you actually cannot do something like that? I mean, it’s all about challenging people/nations with games, so obviously you can just reject everything and be safe from anything, right? Even Clammy mentioned something like that at the start of the series. If this is the case, why would Miko act like she’s about to be ruined by invading races? Sure, by declining all games they can’t grow but also can’t be hurt.

Final conclusions:

After the final episode, I can say that this was quite a good series with great colorful visuals. I have no idea where people get so hyped about, but each to their own of course. The whole 'we're the blank and we can't lose' principle really holds back the potential of this show. It would give a lot of more excitement and tension if we actually would see things go horribly wrong every now and then instead of constant victory after victory which is sometimes earned in a ridiculously overpowered way. Besides that though, the art style of the world, characters and the story itself are all solid and well brought to life by high production values.
Dec 26, 2014 8:58 PM
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I don't get how people dislike this show. Sora is the best male anime lead in a LONG time (sideye towards Kirito-kun SMH). If people are bothered by the incest then a show like the irregular at magic high school should have a 3 score on this site. Plus the fanservice isnt extreme or distracting and you have to think a bit to keep up with the main characters. Been looking for something like this for a minute.
Dec 28, 2014 9:10 AM

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Watched this in one sitting and kinda regret it, though probably had I stopped at some point, I simply wouldn't finish watching it later.
Jan 15, 2015 3:51 AM

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it's been a while since this show finished airing but there is still hope for that second season because Durarara!! got a second season after 4 years, though I don't like the idea of waiting that long
Jan 19, 2015 1:02 AM

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Oh shit, Sora and Shiro got shot. But we have Steph to the rescue! And Imanity wins!
Who knew Sora and Shiro could see the future? And Izuna joins Sora's team!
Hooray, fanservice of Izuna! And woah, that's the Shrine Priestess!

That was the most intense coin toss ever.
The Shrine Priestess would have won with Blood Destruction, but Sora's little trick created the Elkia Federation.
Oh, that's why Fi's memories have been altered. Elves won't win this time around.
"Checkmate doesn't mean you've simply corned the enemy king. It's a declaration that the enemy king is yours."

So using the 10th Pledge, Sora and Shiro will beat Tet.
But first, Kurami and Fi must destroy Elven Garde from the inside.

Kind of cool how they showed a succubus, a siren, and a Flugel. Seems like they'll be the next targets of Sora.
Also, an Old Deus appears!

I enjoyed this show and I actually hope for a 2nd season. (^_^)
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Jan 23, 2015 4:54 AM

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Was looking forward to this more than any anime from 2014, and finally the BD's were out. While pretty enjoyable, it did not meet my expectations as being the "Anime of the Year". I feel a bit robbed, but still had some fun and nice Art+Seiyuu performances.

Was hoping this would be a 10/10, but i can't even give it a 9, so 8/10.
Jan 24, 2015 7:37 AM
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This series was fantastic and great fun to watch, Just about every scene in the show was great and the comedy was superb. 9/10 from me and I really hope they make a 2nd season!
Jan 26, 2015 1:52 AM

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Amazing episode and series. I want season 2 already.
Jan 28, 2015 11:29 AM

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Ok series overall. I loved the visuals and sound design, but the games were hit-and-miss and I didn't give a shit about any of the characters. The fanservice never bothered me (well, there's no such thing as showing too much of Jibril).
I wouldn't mind watching another season of this.
Mar 5, 2015 1:31 PM

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Great show! Feels like an epic movie! Watched it in one go :) 10/10
Mar 31, 2015 6:02 AM

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Stark700 said:

Couldn't agree more Kemonomimi FTW!
Steph saving the day haha :D
Never enough bath scenes <3
What a cliffhanger ending, S2 where u at щ(゚Д゚щ)?
Such an amazing series I enjoyed it thoroughly 10/10.
Modified by nerfx, Mar 31, 2015 6:05 AM
Apr 19, 2015 3:59 PM

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It was way more enjoyable than I expected! Pretty solid. I'll definitely watch out for the second season.
Apr 22, 2015 3:09 PM

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Really solid anime, like it was to be expected from Madhouse. Another 9/10 for me, the ecchi part was lacking though.
Apr 23, 2015 4:25 AM

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forced 7/10 because it was quite fun to watch it.
May 2, 2015 10:08 PM

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how does blood break not qualify as magic?..
well anyway they won

and they made friends with Izuna. Sora adding to his harem / bathroom fantasy scenes

easily the best alternate reality gaming anime.
May 3, 2015 12:34 PM

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I was actually very fascinated with this anime. I can't believe I didn't notice this for a long time. The animation is superb, the colors, the characters too. The end of season 1 is kind of hanging, so I'm hoping they renewed it to season 2.

May 16, 2015 4:18 PM

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DarklordVor said:
I was actually very fascinated with this anime. I can't believe I didn't notice this for a long time. The animation is superb, the colors, the characters too. The end of season 1 is kind of hanging, so I'm hoping they renewed it to season 2.

I gotta agree this anime definitely deserves more seasons or at least ova continuing to story.
May 19, 2015 2:25 AM

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ANd thus the tale of neets in what coulda been a better show...has ended lol There had better be a 2nd season so they finally take on tet....or I PISSED! Lol6.5/10 YET I WANT THE 2nd SEASON !!! LOL MY animal girl fantasy lol
May 19, 2015 2:38 AM

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This anime was definitely good and worth the watch. I loved it, though I disliked the fanservice but I guess that is unavoidable. And also the cliffhanger ending of this season, hopefully there will be a 2nd season.
May 23, 2015 11:58 PM

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Goodbye, NGNL, and good riddance.
May 30, 2015 2:25 PM

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I expect far less of this anime, but I ended up surprising me a lot, especially with the protagonists that are funny because they are so antisocial.
Jun 10, 2015 9:44 PM

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I liked the show. The art style is gorgeous. The characters are funny and the things they pull off are really interesting.

But the main duo don't really seem to grow which although they are awesome, they feel a little weak from that regard. The other characters feel a bit lacking too as they don't seem to do much (which I guess makes sense when the two MC are really good at what they do). Lastly, there was a lot of unexplained stuff..I'm guessing that gets explained later in the story, but it leaves you wondering in the end.

Overall, I'd welcome a season 2 and I'll probably rewatch this to see if my opinions change. For now I'd give it somewhere between a 7 and an 8. So 7/10.
Jun 11, 2015 6:51 AM
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I gave it a 6. It was pretty funny and I did enjoy it, but the mcs are too stu in my opinion (bash me all you want, it won't change my stance). It's always being played out as them having planned everything from the start and things working out exactly how they want it. Not to mention them beating all these races fairly easily (oh sure they act like they get caught off guard a few times, but then it always gets played off as them acting or having planned everything, or they quickly come up with another plan and win) is annoying for me. I would have liked to see them actually lose for once (the one time Sora vanished, the game was still on and Shiro only had to finish the last part) once which would probably enable some character development.
Jun 27, 2015 10:12 AM

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Deus is Latin for god. This is one of the few times studying Latin in high school helped me understand an anime!
Jul 11, 2015 12:57 PM

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Oh no! Now I have to wait for the second season... *cries*
Jul 13, 2015 1:05 AM

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Great anime, however it makes me angry that it ends on a cliffhanger and a year later there's still no 2nd season. 9/10
Jul 17, 2015 8:16 PM

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What a fun show that was. 9/10!
Jul 25, 2015 8:15 PM

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gr8 m8
Jul 27, 2015 8:02 AM

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Second season when? I need it now.
Jul 31, 2015 10:54 AM

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Wow, wow. Ingenious, brilliant. This anime is the epitome of games.
Episode 9-12 had me all the way. I'm glad I decided to watch this anime, surely a recommendation to everyone.
Aug 25, 2015 11:29 PM

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That was AWESOME!!! Loved it! <3
loved it, loved it, loved it! x3
Aug 30, 2015 5:18 AM
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Im really curious about when we the second season of this anime is comming out. Have the manga been released?
Sep 3, 2015 1:40 AM

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To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed. Generally it has everything right, plus 3 of my fav seiyuus are there but somehow ...I don't know I wished they struggled a little? That not everything went according to their plan? At first it looked like it happened but eventually it all was planned. It's just I already seen anime like this, with genius strategists... All in all it is good but slightly disappointing
Sep 24, 2015 8:48 AM

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this show full of shit
garbage of the century
score : 1/100

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