Crunchyroll Adds No Game, No Life Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the television anime of Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life light novel series. The series will stream every Wednesday for members beginning April 9 at 8:30 a.m. PDT, and each episode will be available for free the following week. The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America.
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."
Atsuko Ishizuka is directing the anime at MADHOUSE with series scripts supervised by Jukki Hanada. Kōji Ōdate is designing the characters and serving as animation director. Kayano (as her character Shiro) sings the ending theme song "Orashion."
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 published the fifth volume in November.