No Game No Life – Review

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.

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The setting of this anime is in a world where all is settled by playing games. Sora and Shiro are both NEET, which means they don’t have a job. They are online gamers, basically they are duo online gamers, their username are left blank. They are known to be really powerful in online games an is still known to be undefeated throughout the whole series.

A strange email was sent to their computer. It’s a challenge to a game of chess. After they beat the to whoever that challenged Sora and Shiro, they were transferred to another world wherein all is settled by playing high-stake games. This world have each of their own different races. Humanity or Imanity is at the bottom. In order to challenge the God of Games, you must challenge the other races and take their race piece.

In this world, they met Tet, the God of Games. Tet explained the Ten Pledges of this world.

Ten Pledges:
1. All murder, war, and robbery is forbidden in this world.
2. All conflict in this world will be resolved through games.’
3. In games, each player will bet something that they agree is of equal value.
4. As long as it doesn’t violate pledge three, anything may be bet, and any game may be played.
5. The challenged party has the right to decide the rules of the game.
6. Any bets made in accordance with the pledges must be upheld.
7. Conflicts between groups will be conducted by designated representatives with absolute authority.
8. Being caught cheating during a game is grounds for an instant loss.
9. In the name of god, the previous rules may never be changed.
10. Let’s all have fun and play together!

So, despite this anime having too much ecchi, well not that much ecchi but it does have some ecchi in it. The story is good and suprisingly enjoyable, although the story is really simple, it does involve some thinking because of how they handle their way of playing games. If you would be put in this world, the thing you would need is strategy. As long as you have strategy in this world, you will not lose any bets. Too bad that this anime has only has 12 episodes, this anime seriously needs a Season 2, because the ending of this anime is a huge cliffhanger, a really huge cliffhanger.


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