No Game No Life

No Game No Life

No Game No Life anime cover art featuring main and supporting characters
No Game No Life Cover Art

Overview

No Game No Life is one of the generic isekai anime which isn’t terrible for some reason. While others such as KonoSuba or Re:ZERO are good isekai, they aren’t generic ones. No Game No Life is almost as generic as it gets, yet people still love it while they hate other similar anime.

So why is this one good? Honestly, I have no idea, but I thought it was better than most of the others too.

It has a NEET brother and sister pair transported to another world without any real explanation. It has harem aspects. It has lolis. It has games (both video and board varieties). It has overpowered protagonists. It has every generic isekai trope and yet it still worked somehow.

Anyway, the general plot is that Sora and Shiro, shut-in siblings, are transported to another world where games dictate everything. This is a dream come true for them because back in the real world they were the best gamers online and never lost.

Within this new world their goal is to become the new gods of the world by first conquering all of the other races. Because why not?


Characters

There are two protagonists in this series, both Sora and Shiro. Sora is the older brother and Shiro is the younger sister. They’re both basically the same person so there’s no real need to split them up in this section. The two of them are so dependent on one another that they go into states of shock and withdrawal when they are separated at all.

They’re both shut-ins who are afraid of the outside world and human interaction. The one real difference between the two is the type of games they’re best at. Sora is better at strategy based games such as chess, while Shiro excels at reaction based games such as shooter video games.

Other than those two, the main supporting character is Stephanie Dola, who is the granddaughter of the previous human king. She doesn’t really do anything or have any purpose other than to be tormented by Sora and Shiro, mostly Shiro.

Shiro giving a thumbs-up from the No Game No Life anime
Shiro

Conclusion

I thought No Game No Life was a pretty good show and so I gave it a 7/10, but there’s still one major flaw with it. It’s entering the fourth year since it was first released and there’s still no sign that there will ever be a second season despite the anime not actually ending and its popularity.

The only thing I can say about this is that there’s still hope for a second season, even four years later. If Attack on Titan can do it then so can No Game No Life, however, it already passed its prime. Because of the large gap between the first two seasons of Attack on Titan, people didn’t care as much about season two because the hype had long passed.

Even if No Game No Life gets a second season, I don’t think it will ever be as popular as the first. But that’s not to say it won’t be successful and a good money-maker.

The OP for No Game No Life can be found here.

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