"No Game, No Life" (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ Nōgēmu Nōraifu) is a light novel series by Yuu Kamiya. An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse premiered on April 9, 2014 and it ran til June 25, 2014. The manga adaption of the series is also currently in serialization in Monthly Comic Alive.
Sora and Shiro are brother and sister, and they both have reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers. Their skills have even spawned urban legends all over the Internet. Unfortunately, these two gamers consider the real world to be just another "crappy game," and end up having the shock of a lifetime when they are summoned by a God named "Tet" to an alternate world.
There, Tet has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where "everything is decided by games" — even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister whose lives are all about gaming, become the "Saviors of Humanity" in this alternate world?
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor||English Voice Actor|
|Sora||Matsuoka Yoshitsugu||Scott Gibbs|
|Shiro||Kayano Ai||Caitlynn French|
|Stephanie Dola||Hikasa Youko||Sara Ornelas|
|Jibril||Tamura Yukari||Amelia Fischer|
|Chlammy Zell||Iguchi Yuka||Kara Greenberg|
|Feel Nilvalen||Noto Mamiko||Christina Stroup|
|Hatsuse Izuna||Sawashiro Miyuki||Kira Vincent-Davis|
|Tet||Kugimiya Rie||Shannon Emerick|
The manga adaptation is written by Yuu Kamiya and illustrated by Mashiro Hiiragi, who are also the author and illustrator of the light novels. Serialization began in the monthly seinen manga magazine Comic Alive, published by Media Factory, on January 27, 2013. It has been collected in a single tankoubon volume as of December 2013. The North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment released an English adaptation of the manga in October 2014.
|Vol||Title||Translation||Japanese Release||English Release|
|1||ノーゲーム・ノーライフ1||No Game, No Life Vol. 1|| 2013-11-22|
|2||ノーゲーム・ノーライフ2||Manga Light Novel Light Novel Volume 2|| ????|
The episode titles follow the titles of each chapter in the light novels. Most of the episode titles, like in Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions, have Japanese titles written in kanji instead of the normal spelling.
|Ep||Title||Translation||Games appeared||Adapted from||Original Air Date|
|Light Novel Volume 1||April 9, 2014|
|2||挑戦者≪チャレンジャー≫||Challenger||Rock-paper-scissors||April 16, 2014|
|3||熟練者≪エキスパート≫||Expert||Chess||April 23, 2014|
|April 30, 2014|
|5||駒並べ≪ウィークスクエア≫||Weak Square||Black Jack|
Spicy Russian Takoyaki
The Game of Life
|Light Novel Volume 2||May 7, 2014|
|6||一手≪インタレスティング≫||Interesting||Materialization Shiritori||May 14, 2014|
|7||死に手≪サクリファイス≫||Sacrifice||May 21, 2014|
|8||起死回生≪フェイクエンド≫||Fake End||Reversi||May 28, 2014|
|9||解離法≪スカイ・ウオーク≫||Sky Walk||Light Novel Volume 3||June 4, 2014|
|10||指向法≪ブルー・ローズ≫||Blue Rose||VR TV game||June 11, 2014|
|11||誘導法≪キリング・ジャイアント≫||Killing Giant||June 18, 2014|
|12||収束法≪ルール・ナンバー・10≫||Rule Number 10||June 25, 2014|
|Light Novel Volume 6|
- Main article: No Game No Life: Zero
A movie was produced for the No Game No Life, adapting the 6th volume of the light novel series, named No Game No Life: Zero.
Mini OVA are special animated programs that come together with each volume of the series anime BD/DVD.
|Ep||Title||Translation||included in BD/DVD|
|1||妄想《ワイルド・ファンシー》||Wild Fancy||Light Novel Light Novel Volume 1|
|2||監督《ディレクター》||Director||Light Novel Volume 2|
|3||復讐《リベンジ》||Revenge||Light Novel Light Novel Volume 3|
|4||人形《ドレスアップ・ドール》||Dressup Doll||Light Novel Light Novel Volume 4|
|5||成長《グロース》||Growth||Light Novel Light Novel Volume 5|
|6||食欲《アぺタイト》||Appetite||Light Novel Light Novel Volume 6|
|OST||Soundtrack 1||BD/DVD Volume 2|
|Soundtrack 2||BD/DVD Volume 4|
|Soundtrack 3||BD/DVD Volume 5|
|Shiro's Character Song||「=ONESELF」||BD/DVD Volume 1|
|Stephanie Dola's Character Song||Light of Hope||BD/DVD Volume 3|
|Jibril's Character Song||Yes, My Master My Lord||BD/DVD Volume 6|
|Hatsuse Izuna's Character Song, Game Opening||Onegai☆Sniper|
BD Special Novels
There are some special novels attached together with all BD/DVD limited edition releases.
|Ep||Title||Translation||included in BD/DVD|
|1||Omitted Scene: Threefold repetition||Light Novel Volume 1|
|2||Light Novel Volume 2|
|3||Light Novel Volume 3|
|4||Light Novel Volume 4|
|5||Light Novel Volume 5|
|6||Light Novel Volume 6|
- Main article: No Game, No Life, Desu!
A spin-off manga titled No Game, No Life, Desu! was serialized on Montgly Comic Alive from May 27, 2015 to November 27, 2017. The manga is drawn by Yuizaki Kazuya and features its original story plot described from the view of Izuna. The manga had 4 volumes in total.
- ↑ No Game No Life (anime) at Kitsu
- ↑ It is listed on http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Game-Life-Vol/dp/1626920958/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417493349&sr=8-2&keywords=no+game+no+life but there isn't even enough chapter being serialized in Japan for publication of second manga volume by the time it start to be list on that amazon page....