Anime Spotlight - No Game, No Life

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins April 2014 (JST)


Everything is decided by a “game”?! The curtain rises now on a super-intellect battle fantasy.


They are both NEETs and Hikikomoris… but on the internet, the genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Sora and Shiro's talents and skills are so abnormally good they are considered as urban legend. One day a young boy Teto appears before them, claiming to be “One's Lord”.

Teto summoned Sora and Shiro away from the real world called a “shitty game”, and into another dimension. Here, all violences are forbidden, and everything is decided by a game! Of the 16 different races residing in this world, “Humanity” is the weakest. After having the vast majority of their lands captured by the other races and being driven to the brink of extinction, Sora and Shiro challenge these one-of-a-kind battles of the intellectual powers in order to save Humanity!


A virgin, neet,deadbeat game boy. The one-hafl of “__” and Shiro's older brother. He excels at bargaining and has excellent skill in mind-reading.

Since his gaming style invokes inspiration, conversion of ideas, and overturning premises, Sora excels at games which include lots of unidentified variables.

“Don't underestimate humanity so much.”

VA: Ai Kayano

A truant, hikkikomori, deadbeat game girl. The other-half member of “__”, and Sora's little sister. She's a beautiful girl with red eyes and pure white hair.

She's a genius who learned to speak in just one year after birth, mastered multiple languages and advanced mathmatics by age 3, and is capable of calculating future events to a degree that's almost clairvoyant.

“Nii.….., Omegally, Good Job.”

Stephanie Dora
VA:Yōko Hikasa

Princess of Elquia, the last Humanity's nation. She's proud, never giving up, and often acts ill-advisedly.

She inherits the will of the previous king, her grandfather, and longs to save Elquia from the threat of destruction. She's good at making sweets.

“I wanted to prove that grandfather had not been wrong.”

VA: Yukari Tamura

A young-looking girl of the 6th ranked race, Flugel. She has an incredible combat prowess with the godslaying weapon created in the closing days of the Ancient War.

She's extremely aggressive, and won't obey anyone she doesn't acknowledge no matter if they're ranked higher or not.

“You mean a human dares me to have a game mutch?”


Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Ai Kayano
Stephanie Dora
Yōko Hikasa
Yukari Tamura
Chlammy Zell
Yuka Iguchi
Fiel Nirvalen
Mamiko Noto
Izuna Hatsuse
Miyuki Sawashiro
Rie Kugimiya


Original Creator and Character Designer
Yuu Kamiya (MF Bunko JNo Game, No Life”, Published by KADOKAWA CORPORATION MEDIAFACTORY)
Atsuko Ishizuka
Series Composition
Jukki Hanada
Character Designer & Chief Animation Director
Kōji Ōdate
Animation Production

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