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No Game, No Life Fantasy Light Novels Get Anime Film

posted on 2016-07-17 10:10 EDT
Yuu Kamiya's alternate-world fantasy already inspired Spring 2014 TV anime

Production on an anime film edition of Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life light novel series has been green-lit. The staff made the announcement during the streamed MF Bunko J Summer School Festival 2016 event on Sunday, and Kamiya drew the following piece of art to celebrate the news:

The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another "crappy game." One day, they are summoned by a boy named "God" to an alternate world. There, God 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, become the "Saviors of Humanity" on this alternate world? "Well, let's start playing."

Kamiya launched the light novel series in 2012 with his own art after illustrating another light novel series that spawned an anime, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives (Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi). Media Factory will publish the ninth volume in August. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in North America, while Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing Mashiro Hiiragi's manga adaptation.

The light novel series already inspired a television anime series that premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released it on home video in North America.

Source: Animate.tv via Otakomu


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