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Sentai Filmworks Adds No Game, No Life

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime premiered on April 9 on Crunchyroll

North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the television anime of Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life light novel series. The company plans to release the series on home video.

Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs in Japan.

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.

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