No Game No Life
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No Game No Life

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Synonyms: NGNL
Japanese: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
English: No Game No Life
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Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 25, 2012 to ?
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Ecchi Ecchi
Themes: Isekai Isekai, Strategy Game Strategy Game
Serialization: None
Authors: Kamiya, Yuu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.441 (scored by 1527215,272 users)
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Ranked: #1912
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Popularity: #264
Members: 59,561
Favorites: 2,358


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Light NovelKamiya, Yuu (Story & Art)
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The internet is home to countless urban legends, but the most prominent is the mysterious gamer known only as "Blank." Behind breaking records in hundreds of games, Blank is just two shut-in NEET siblings: the manipulative 18-year-old Sora and the 11-year-old detached genius, Shiro. Together, they are an unbeatable duo with zero losses to their name.

One day, the siblings receive an anonymous email challenging them to a chess game. Upon securing a flawless win, they are immediately summoned into a colorful alternate world. A playful boy named Tet, who introduces himself as the "One True God," tells them that the world of Disboard has a unique system for resolving disputes—any and all disagreements are resolved through simple games. Furthermore, of the 16 races inhabiting the realm, humanity is ranked the lowest and least powerful, barely scraping by with a kingdom consisting of a single city.

In a world that has yet to see war or bloodshed in centuries, Sora and Shiro quickly make a name for themselves as they set their eyes on an ambitious goal: to defeat Tet with their gaming wits and conquer this new world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No Game No Life has been published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since April 21, 2015, in Brazilian Portuguese by New Pop since January 2015, in Polish by Waneko since July 25, 2016, and in Russian as Без игры жизни нет by XL Media since 2017.

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Feb 18, 2016
Preliminary (4/? eps)
No Game No Life (review up to volume 4 with later updates to happen)

Yanked into another world by a mysterious phenomenon, we follow the gamer siblings as they attempt to surmount what is deemed to be the BIGGEST game of all time!

What’s this novel about? I’ve always pondered about how one could express the term escapism which is universally different when trying to describe it to various people. This series is essentially that wish being fulfilled as our protagonists get teleported to another world called Disboard (clever name) due to the actions of an almighty loser.

We follow the exploits of the NEETS Sora and Shiro ...
Jan 27, 2016
Preliminary (30/? eps)

Most people are looking at the reviews to see if No Game No Life novel is worth picking up, especially after watching the anime. Because of that, I'm going to direct my review towards "I liked the anime, should I read the novel series, or should I hope for a season 2?" instead of something like "Is NGNL light novel good?".

Well to start off, there are currently 8 volumes released, 6 which are translated. The anime only covered the first 3 volumes, so you can assume that you are expecting at least double the content.

- "Should I read from the beginning, or ...
Jul 4, 2014
Preliminary (25/? eps)
Since there is basically nothing on it, I thought I'd make the effort to say a few words about the No Game No Life original light novels for once, as I am sure there are a lot of people out there asking themselves “If I liked the anime, is it worth picking up the LNs as well?”.

This will be a bit of a short special “review”, as for once given the circumstances I'm basically expecting that anyone interested in reading this will already have seen the anime, and in case you haven't and just want to get the basic gist of it, I'd advice you ...

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