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 1539415,394 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1902
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #267
Members: 60,045
Favorites: 2,378


Ranked #190Popularity #267Members 60,045
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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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 ...
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 ...
May 30, 2014
Preliminary (4/? eps)
[This review will tackle the first 3 volume of the LN and the expected adaptation coverage of the anime]

I once saw a review on NGNL anime saying that it is a guilty pleasure. I won’t deny that as someone who tries both anime and LN because that seems true but it doesn’t mean that the content itself is terrible that there is nothing that can be considered “unique” or “refreshing” from it. NGNL is simply a story that hasa unique setting for a commonly abused theme.

Story: 7.5

Normally, when the story deals with people suddenly transferred to another world/dimension, the plot revolves on how they live ...

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