Opening Songs
OP 1 - The Game (Konomi Suzuki)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Oracion (Ai Kayano)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Episodes: 12

So here's to the king of blatant ripoffs. "No Game No Life" clearly takes a lot of inspirations from many sources, but that doesn't make it any less impressive. Its a mixture of some of the most brilliantly nonsensical logic in anime, and its only further amplified by some really well done scenarios, a lovable cast, and an incredibly interesting world with TONS of possibilities/potential. If you're the kind to enjoy main characters who overwhelm their enemies by sheer intelligence or strategic thinking, instead of brute force, "No Game No Life" is perfect for you. With so many crazy elements and traditionally favored otaku cultures present in this anime, it's sure as hell going to appeal to the general otaku audience (mostly guys though). So without further ado, let's jump into the world of gaming (literally)! Just prepare for some crazy, mind-f**k worthy shenanigans, because this shit never lets up.

Hehe, Shiro is queen, her word is absolute!

We're going to need a fitting opening song for such an awesome show now, aren't we? Luckily, "The Game" by Konomi Suzuki is a pretty sweet track. Its got all the sick synths and fantasy that you need in one song, that pretty much perfectly describes the entire anime. The ending theme however, is kind of generic and disappointing. For an anime about total dominance via knowledge and instinct, "Oracion" by Ai Kayano, the seiyuu of Shiro, is kind of uplifting and somewhat inspiring, which is something I didn't expect from "No game No Life".

Rating: 8.5/10

I loved every moment of it. Not going to lie, every single moment of "No Game No Life" was enjoyable for me. The cheesy fan service, the rom-com situations plastered all around, the quirky dialogue and most of all, the lovable characters. I like almost every single character introduced in this series (except Clammy, probably)...and for good reason. As with all good character casts, the cast in "No Game No Life" is widely varied in terms of looks and personality, because of the nature of its world. We've got angels, beast kin, humans, elves and more. All of them act differently as they should, and while there isn't much in terms of direct action, there's a lot of great, well written scenarios featuring the "game" sections. While there really isn't a lot of death and destruction here, there are plenty of situations to feel badass because of Sora and Shiro's intellect of games. Its a different kind of badass, which is completely fine with me.

Aha, nice one Shiro.

Sora and Shiro are probably two of the biggest problem children to have ever existed. The siblings are massive gamers, so good at games that they aim for the top at every game they play. They are by far, unbeatable in ANYTHING that they have participated in. Be it MMOs or single player games, the 2 are always at the top of the leader boards under the alias "Blank". Of course, being addicted gamers, they tend to live sorry, anti-social lives in the real world. One day, they were invited to play a game of chess by a certain "god". After winning, the god asked the pair whether they want to get out of their shitty world, and enter a brand new world where there are only fun games. Needless to say, they agreed, and they were both transported to the Disboard, a world where games decide the outcome of everything. No wars, no bloodshed, only games can prevail all. In a world with 16 races known as the Exceed, and with Sora and Shiro being ranked at the very bottom, they have only one purpose. To climb the ranks, and challenge the god of games, Teto. Because "Blank", never loses.

"No Game No Life" is full of unexpected and incredibly interesting situations. Its unfortunately too short for me to become really engrossed in it, because if it was longer, I would have really fallen in love with it. Here's to hoping we'll get to see more of Sora and Shiro's nonsense, because really, there's a lot more to them than meets the eye, and we haven't seen all of it.