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No Game, No Life Zero Anime Film Reveals Teaser Video, Key Visual, 2017 Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Returning cast, staff also revealed for film based on Yuu Kamiya's light novel series

The official website for the No Game, No Life anime franchise began streaming a teaser ad on Friday for the upcoming anime film, titled No Game, No Life Zero. The website also revealed the film's returning cast and staff, and a key visual. Additionally, the site revealed that the film will open in Japan sometime this year.

The film's returning cast includes:

The text on the below visual reads, "Well, let's start playing."

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.

Other returning staff members include:

The film will have a stage event at the AnimeJapan 2017 event on March 26.

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.

Source: MoCa News

Update: MoCa News lists the television anime's character designer/chief animation director Kōji Ōdate as returning for the same duties on the movie, but the movie's website lists Satoshi Tasaki as the character designer. Thanks, molibdaenum

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