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No Game No Life
Aired Apr 9, 2014 to Jun 25, 2014

On July 27, 2013, Monthly Comic Alive announced the anime adaptation for No Game No Life was green lit.[1] It is directed by Atsuko Ishizuka and animated by Madhouse.[2] The series premiered on April 9, 2014 on AT-X; it was later broadcast on five other broadcast stations and several streaming networks.[3] The final episode premiered on June 25, 2014.[4] Media Factory released the series in six DVD and Blu‑ray volumes between June 25 and November 26, 2014.[5] The opening theme for the series was "This Game" by Konomi Suzuki and the ending theme is "Oracion" by Shiro's voice actress, Ai Kayano.[6]

Crunchyroll simulcast No Game No Life and made it accessible to several regions.[7] In North America, Anime Network broadcast the series on their cable network and made it available on their website, while Sentai Filmworks released the series for home media in July 2015.[8][9][10] In the United Kingdom, MVM Entertainment licensed the series for distribution and in Australasia, Hanabee Entertainment licensed the series for its video on demand website.[11][12] In France, the series was also simulcasted on Anime Digital Network and is broadcast on Viacom International Media Networks' J-one channel.[13][14] In China, the series is made available on PPTV.[15]

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Ai Kayano, the voice actors for Sora and Shiro respectively, hosted an internet radio show on Hibiki Radio called No Radio No Life.[16] It was broadcast weekly between April 8 and July 29, 2014 and switched to a biweekly schedule since then. Twenty-six segments are planned and three CDs were released between July 2014 and February 2015.[16] A special cross over featuring No Radio No Life and the radio series from Bladedance of Elementalers and Lord Marksman and Vanadis was broadcast, by Hibiki Radio on January 1, 2015 and released on DVD on May 13.[17]

An anime movie adaptation of the sixth light novel was announced on July 17, 2016 at the MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2016 event.[18] The film, titled No Game No Life: Zero (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ ゼロ, Nōgēmu Nōraifu Zero), premiered on July 15, 2017, with the staff and cast from the anime series returning.[19][20] Based on the sixth volume of the light novel series, the story is set 6000 years before the events of the series, with most of the original cast portraying ancient characters related to their present counterparts. The theme song is "There is a Reason" by Konomi Suzuki. The song will be included on the album "No Song No Life" on July 12, 2017.[21] Sentai Filmworks will release the film theatrically within the United States from October 5, 2017,[22] and has licensed the film for home video distribution.[23] Madman Entertainment announced it would premiere the film in Australia at Madman Anime Festival in Melbourne on November 5, 2017.[24]

Synopsis Edit

No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Blank." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party's wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child's play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.

Episode Guide Edit

No. Image Title Animation Director Writer Air Date
1.[25] Ep1screen Beginner (素人(ビギナー), Biginā) Kōji Ōdate Jukki Hanada April 9, 2014
Sora and Shiro are unemployed and never leave their house, but on the net, they're known as "Blank", an invincible team of gamers. One day, these siblings are visited by a boy named Tet, who calls himself god. Tet summons them to a world where all war is banned, and everything is decided by games.
2.[26] Ep2screen Challenger (挑戦者(チャレンジャー), Charenjā) Masaru Koseki Jukki Hanada April 16, 2014
Sora and Shiro have been abandoned in another world by Tet. In this world all war is forbidden, and everything is determined by games whose rules are determined by the "Ten Pledges" that Tet established. They find themselves in the country of humanity, the weakest of the 16 races in this new world.
3.[27] Ep3screen Expert (熟練者(エキスパート), Ekisupāto) Masaki Hyuga Jukki Hanada April 23, 2014
A girl named Clamy has won the right to be the next king of Elukia by her overwhelming good luck. Steph lost to her and loses the chance to become the next ruler. Just as she defeats the last challenger, however, Sora and Shiro interrupt her.
4.[28] Ep4screen Grandmaster (国王(グランドマスター), Gurandomasutā) Chiaki Abe,

Keiko Yamamoto

Jukki Hanada April 30, 2014
The game Clamy challenged them to wasn't normal chess. Shiro is a chess master, but even she is helpless against Clami's assault. But when Shiro understands the real rules of the game, things begind to turn around. The battle to determine the king of Elukia, and all of humanity, finally reaches its end.
5.[29] Ep5 screenshots (154) Weak Square (駒並べ(ウィークスクエア), Wīku Sukuea) Maria Ichino,

Takashi Nagayoshi

Takashi Aoshima May 7, 2014
Sora and Shiro leave the running of the country to Steph and spend every day playing video games. Steph's hope that they would become not only the saviors of Elukia, but all of humanity, crumbles away.
6.[30] Ep6 screenshot (43) Interesting (一手(インタレスティング), Intaresutingu) Kunihiko Hamada Kento Shimoyama May 14, 2014
The siblings confront Jibril, a member of the Flügel race to reclaim the royal library in a game of Shiritori.
7.[31] Ep 7 header Sacrifice (死に手(サクリファイス), Sakurifaisu) Rie Harada,

Kakuto Gai

Takashi Aoshima May 21, 2014
Intending to challenge the Werebeasts, the siblings discover that it's hard to come with a strategy to defeat the latter, as all memories regarding the games are erased from their challengers, until Stephanie entrusts Sora a key left by the former king, leading to his secret research on how to outwit them.
8.[32] Ep8 screen head Fake End (起死回生(フェイクエンド), Feiku Endo) Shinichi Suzuki,

Keiko Yamamoto

Yū Kamiya May 28, 2014
The siblings pay a visit to the Werebeasts' embassy in Elkia, and expose the tricks that they use to outwit their opponents. Sora bets all of Imanity's remaining territory, along with the lives of all its citizens in an all-or-nothing game against the Werebeasts. However, while awaiting an answer from them, Sora mysteriously disappears without a trace, and Shiro realizes that she is the only one who remembers him.
9.[33] Ep9 screen head Sky Walk (解離法(スカイ・ウォーク), Sukai Wōku) Masaki Hyuga Jukki Hanada June 4, 2014
While figuring out the truth about her brother's disappearance, Shiro remembers that Sora is having a high-stakes game of Othello with Clammy in which they are betting their own existence and memories. With Sora in a dire position and unable to continue the game, Shiro assumes his place according to the game's rules and wins. With this, the siblings not only earn Clammy's allegiance and the support of her Elf partner, Feel Nilvalen, but by sharing his memories with her, Sora finally wins her trust.
10.[34] Episode 10 Blue Rose (指向法(ブルー・ローズ), Burū Rōzu) Maria Ichino, Takashi Nagayoshi,

Yumiko Kinoshita

Kento Shimoyama June 11, 2014
After finishing their preparations, the time has come for Sora and Shiro to challenge the Werebeasts with the destiny of all Imanity at stake, accompained by Jibril and Steph. But just when the game begins, the siblings fall into despair when they see themselves in a city that resembles their own homeland and the traumas of their past come to surface.
11.[35] Episode 11 Killing Giant (誘導法(キリング・ジャイアント), Kiringu Jaianto) Masaki Hyuga Kento Shimoyama June 18, 2014
Having regained their composure, Sora and Shiro confront Izuna with Jibril's help but soon realize that the game is rigged to the point that winning is almost impossible. All hope seems lost when Shiro is apparently put on enemy control, until Izuna realizes that she is actually falling on a trap by the siblings, and enjoying the game for the first time in her life, she finally decides to go all out against them.
12.[4] Episode 12 Rule Number 10 (収束法(ルール・ナンバー・10), Rūru Nanbā Jū) Kōji Ōdate,

Kunihiko Hamada

Jukki Hanada June 25, 2014
Sora and Shiro are driven into a corner by Izuna's activated Blood Destruction, but just when Izuna thinks she's won the game, she falls into yet another of their traps and is defeated. Some time later, the siblings are summoned by the leader of the Werebeasts, the Shrine Priestess, who wants a rematch against them for the sake of her people, but the challenge "unexpectedly" ends in a draw. She is convinced into joining forces and establishing the Elkia Federation by merging the Imanity and Werebeast territories into a single nation. While making preparations for their next battles, Sora and Shiro renew their conviction to unite all the races of Disboard under their rule, and one day challenge Tet for his title of "One True God".

Mini OVAs Edit

No. Image Title Characters Included In
1. Mini OVA 01 Wild Fancy (妄想(ワイルド・ファンシー), Wairudo Fanshī) Sora, Shiro, Stephanie BD Vol. 1


2. Mini OVA 02 Director (監督(ディレクター), Direkutā) Sora, Shiro, Stephanie BD Vol. 2


3. Mini OVA 03 Revenge (復讐(リベンジ), Ribenji) Sora, Shiro, Stephanie, Jibril BD Vol. 3


4. Mini OVA 04 Dressup Doll (人形(ドレスアップ・ドール), Doresuappu dōru) Kurami, Fiel BD Vol. 4


5. Mini OVA 05 Growth (成長(グロース), Gurōsu) Sora, Shiro, Stephanie, Kurami, Fiel, Jibril BD Vol. 5


6. Mini OVA 06 Appetite (食欲(アぺタイト), Apetaito) Sora, Shiro, Stephanie, Jibril, Izuna BD Vol. 6

Staff and Cast Edit

Staff
Original Character Design Yuu Kamiya

(MF Bunko J "No Game No Life" / Published by KADOKAWA Media Factory)

Directed By Ichizuka Atsuko
Series Composition Zen Hanada
Character Design Koji Otachi
Final Drawing Director
Art Director Eiji Iwase
Art Setting Shinji Ohira
Color Design Haruhisa Ohno
Director of Photography Kenji Fujita
3D Director Shuhei Ushida
Editor Kimura Kazuko
Sound Director Akira Kawa
Music Super Sweep (Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Sasemi, Takahiro Eguchi, Fumihisa Tanaka)
Music Production KADOKAWA (Media Factory)
Animation Production MADHOUSE
Production No Game No Life Plenipotentiary Agency Committee
Cast
Sora Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Shiro Ai Kayano
Stephanie Dola Yōko Hikasa
Jibril Yukari Tamura
Kurami Zell Yuka Iguchi
Feel Nilvalen Mamiko Noto
Hatsuse Izuna Miyuki Sawashiro
Hatsuse Ino Mugihito
Miko Naomi Shindō
Teto Rie Kugimiya

Gallery Edit


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