This world is just… a crappy game.
Welcome to the world of No Game No Life, an anime where brother-sister complexes are acceptable and games determine everything. This anime is within my favourite top three anime and I’m gonna try and bring you into the dark side as well 😉 Sit down, relax and bring your full undivided attention onto this screen to experience a world you’ve never seen before.
It all starts off as a hobby of playing games. Either that or crippling social anxiety that causes one to stay cooped up in your room all day. Sora and Shiro are world renowned for their gaming abilities. With one exception. Nobody knows their true identity! They are known as Blank because they would often leave their usernames blank. Go figure lol. However, we can see their skills really are unparallel and nobody can beat them when they work together.
One day after winning a world gaming tournament from their room, they receive a peculiar email. It was a game of chess which really took them a few hours to beat. Not only that, they accepted the fact of being sent to a world which only revolves around games as a joke. Annnnnnnnd they really did get sent to another world. Truth be told kids, if you don’t want to be sent to another world, don’t respond to spam emails.
Detesting the social norms is a regular routine for most adolescents. A mutual understanding between the viewers and the protagonists can easily be established based on this normative concept. As they arrive in a world called Disboard, they become bound by the Ten Pledges spell that strictly forbids them to use any means of violence. That means EVERYTHING must be decided by games and the rules are there to enforce it. Right up in Blanks alley 😉
The siblings travel to a nation called Elkia, and along the way, we can see them winning against various mountain bandits for clothes and money. Decretion is advised and scamming people for their money is not recommended. Unless you’ve been transported to another world then, by all means, do whatever the hell you have to in order to survive lol.
Blank encounters our first Waifu, Stephanie Dola, the granddaughter of the deceased king. The girl was packing my brothers. Seeing that the nation was on a verge of becoming mincemeat to the other surrounding nations, Shiro and Sora decide to run for rulers themselves. The intricate plans and strategic manoeuvres used to exploit weaknesses in games was phenomenal. Brimming with potential and limitless possibilities, the first thing they did was make Stephanie fall in love with Shiro lol.
The gag comic style mixed with highly intelligent conversations and fan service galore will surely capture your attention. This is no ordinary anime, my friends because it’s ranked among the top god-tier animes that should forever be worshipped till the end of times. With good intentions, Sora and Shiro lead Elkia to the path of world domination (16 countries altogether) until they can challenge the god of games Tet.
They encounter tough enemies along the way such as Kurami Zell, the flat is justice girl. The game was based on chess but with a twist. Sometimes the chess pieces do not respond to the commands properly and simply chose to ignore them. The players are able to directly influence the chess pieces. Sora takes the advantage when it comes to dirty tactics, turning the tide of battle into victory.
Their next opponent is the horny flügel, Jibril. They were keen on retaking the library back so that they could research on the Eastern Federation, home of the Werebeasts. They decided to play Shiritoti, but again with a twist! The spoken words will come to life or disappear depending on the player. One thing leads to another and the brother-sister complex gets out of hand……but they had to do it in order to secure a victory! The Hypernova scene at the end of the game was hella sick so don’t miss it!
Now they have Jibril as their humble sexy servant. Sadly, after discovering that the information in the library was useless, Sora and Shiro decide to have a look at the late King’s will in a hidden part of the mansion. It was revealed that The Eastern Federation always use video games for their challenges! Talk about right up your alley! The first person multiplayer shooter game against Izuna Hatsuse was intense. With mystery, action and backstabbing, the plot takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions that makes you want to scream “I LOVE THIS ANIMEEEEE!!!!”. And you’ll probably be into Loli as well so don’t blame me lol.
Not only did Blank win back Elkia’s land, they decide to challenge the leader of the Eastern Federation Miko the sexy fox for the right to govern the Werebeasts. The game was a simple coin flip so I’ll leave you to see who wins in the end 😉 But wow season was already lit as hell, don’t forget to watch season 2 for more awesomeness!
Miko Waifu at your service! ❤