No Game No Life Anime Review!

Published August 24, 2015 by Shay Taree

Alright so I know it took me a long time but I’ve finally finished this anime and let’s just say that I didn’t enjoy it. Actually I enjoyed some parts of it but overall I was also confused. But here is the synopsis of the show:
“No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username “Kuuhaku.” They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party’s wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.”

So first the overall plot of show had me very confused because at first I thought it was going to be a show similar to Sword Art Online but that was definitely not the case. But the plot had me very confused as far as did the creators want it to be a funny show or a serious show. It was a very funny show but to me at least the serious parts didn’t make much sense. Also the pacing of the show was to me what made it confusing. The only part the wasn’t confusing for me was the beginning and the end. The middle for me was a weird yet hilarious mess.

  
The next things was the music of the show. Since the opening was very upbeat and got you into the thinking the show was going to have so much action. But overall it was misleading since the show wasn’t really like that. I mean it had its moments but it wasn’t laced with it like I thought it was going to be. Then the ending song was so depressing kind of that it made you think that someone was going to die. The only time that song was actually fitting was going into episode 10 when it was a very emotional episode. 
The one this I did really like about the show though was all the character personalities. Sora 

  
was geeky but also very funny and so smart! Then there was Shiro 

  
who was kind of quiet when needed but also very smart and her backstory was also pretty sad. Then there is Steph 

  
who was so funny and also very dumb in some episodes. Overall the host of characters was amazing. Also I know I left out a few but I mostly just wanted to mention those 3.

Overall I gave this show a 4/10. I didn’t really enjoy the plot and a majority of the time I was confused but the characters in the show is really what kept me going. But let me know what you thought of this show if you have seen it or what you thought of this review. So comment down below and I can’t wait to read them!

Also I will also have a YouTube video out this weekend on this very show. So look out for that soon.

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

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7 comments on “No Game No Life Anime Review!

  • I’m kinda with you on this one. I mean, it was pretty fun to watch, but with an ending like that it’s a miracle it even left the studio! I understand adaptations and how they can’t be complete, but this was all so confusing, random, and colorful.

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