Title: No Game No Life (love the title!<3)
Sora and Shiro are genius game players and together they form as an invincible team called “『 』”(Blank). One day, after beating the God of Games, Tet, they are given the offer to reborn in a world where everything is determined by games.
It’s been a while since I’m so impressed by an anime. At first glance everything just draws me in, the visuals, the colours and the plot! The last anime I watched was Magi, I really loved it as well but the visuals and colours are much more impressive in No Game No Life. It just seems so futuristic and vibrant. The idea of everything in the world decided by games is unique and refreshing. Just hearing the plot sounds fun so naturally I picked this anime within seconds!
The first episode was a bit slow for me but once it picks up, it is the bomb. I was so in love with each game Blank played and how they would always turn it around on the opponents. Even a simple, boring game of rock, paper, scissors became a game of mind reading. I love Blank’s intelligence and how they explained the way the won every game. I really feel like Steph every episode (clueless) but I’d also like to think that I’ve gotten smarter through this anime.
Having said that, there are several things that I’m not really pleased about in this anime. The sexual content was one thing. I’m not really keen on the incest jokes and there was just too much nakedness. I’ve learned to embrace it throughout the drama and try to enjoy it as a comical side of the anime but for some people who is not used to this Japanese culture, it might be hard for them to watch. I was delighted to find out that a new girl at my school is an anime lover like me but I’m kinda afraid to show her this anime because I don’t know what she would think of me when she sees those sexual content.
Another ‘bad’ thing about this anime is the ending! It was so abrupt and didn’t really make sense to me because Blank hasn’t completed their goal of playing against the God. I’m really upset about it and I’m praying for a second season. I really want to know what would happen to Blank and if they can really live up to their title (not losing in any game). I am going to read the manga but there is only one volume at the moment so there probably isn’t any difference from the anime. It’s still ongoing so I’ll wait. Last thing is that I feel like they could do a better job with this original plot but I can’t think of my own at the moment so I’m kinda satisfied with what they did with it.
I would recommend this anime to 16+ because I really can’t imagine anyone younger than me watching this with its sexual content. Even though Blank aren’t biologically related, I feel like it will give kids the wrong idea about incest. I’m always a supporter of anime, books or dramas that challenges a person mentally. This anime isn’t really one which gets you to reflect on the meaning of life but the thing is the anime itself is about fun and games so it really doesn’t really matter. Although I keep on mentioning the sexual content it has, it really is trivial compared to the awesomeness to this anime. I just want you guys to be prepared so you wouldn’t be so shocked watching it.
It’s really my opinion that this anime is certainly above average but I’m pretty sure you guys will like it. I’m not sure if it’s the genre or what but lately the anime I watch have become quite full of adult content. Please let me know if there’s any anime with none of that because I would love to watch that. I guess since I’m growing up I need to move on~ Oh, how I miss my innocence! Anyway, please share your opinion of this anime below! Thank you for reading and I’ll come back with another anime review soon!