“Everything is decided by a “game”?! The curtain rises now on a super-intellect battle fantasy. ”
TV anime of Yuu Kamiya’s light novels about gaming siblings to debut on April 9
The official website for the television anime of Yuu Kamiya’s No Game, No Life light novel series released the second promotional video, after it had debuted at AnimeJapan 2014 last Saturday. The video features the anime’s opening theme song, “This game” by Konomi Suzuki (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, WATAMOTE).
In the video, Sora is asked online if he is happy with the world he lives in, and if it is easy to live in. When asked what he would do if there was a world where everything is decided by a simple game, he writes that if such a world exists, he and his sister were born into the wrong world. In that instant, he and his sister experience something out of the ordinary.
The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another “crappy game.” One day, they are summoned by a boy named “God” to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where “everything is decided by games” — even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the “Saviors of Humanity” on this alternate world? “Well, let’s start playing.”
Atsuko Ishizuka is directing the anime at MADHOUSE with series scripts supervised by Jukki Hanada. Kōji Ōdate is designing the characters and serving as animation director. Kayano (as her character Shiro) sings the ending theme song “Orashion.”
Kamiya launched the light novel series in 2012 with his own art after illustrating another light novel series that spawned an anime, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives (Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi). Media Factory published the fifth volume in November.
The anime will premiere on April 9.