No Game, No Life Zero Anime Film Slated for July 15
posted on 2017-03-22 03:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Publisher Kadokawa posted an advertisement for the No Game, No Life Zero anime film at Tokyo's Kokusai Tenjijō station on the Rinkai line before this week's AnimeJapan 2017 event. The advertisement reveals the film's opening date as July 15. The film will have a stage event at the AnimeJapan 2017 event on Sunday.
The film's returning cast includes:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sora
- Ai Kayano as Shiro
- Yōko Hikasa as Stephanie Dora
- Yukari Tamura as Jibril
- Yuka Iguchi as Clammy Zell
- Mamiko Noto as Feel Nilvalen
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Izuna Hatsuse
- Rie Kugimiya as Teto
Atsuko Ishizuka is returning from the television anime series to direct the film at Madhouse. Jukki Hanada is also returning to handle the series composition, and Satoshi Tasaki is designing the characters. Super Sweep (Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Sasō, Takahiro Eguchi, and Fumihisa Tanaka) are returning to compose the music at Kadokawa.
Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life 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.
The story of the novel series 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). Kadokawa released the ninth novel 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.