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"No Game, No Life" (ノーゲーム・ノーライフ Nōgēmu Nōraifu) is a light novel series by Yuu Kamiya. An anime television series adaptation by Madhouse premiered on April 9, 2014 and it ran till June 25, 2014.[1] The manga adaption of the series is also currently in serialization in Monthly Comic Alive.


Sora and Shiro are brother and sister, and they both have reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers. Their skills have even spawned urban legends all over the Internet. Unfortunately, these two gamers consider the real world to be just another "crappy game," and end up having the shock of a lifetime when they are summoned by a God named "Tet" to an alternate world.

There, Tet 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 whose lives are all about gaming, become the "Saviors of Humanity" in this alternate world?


CharacterJapanese Voice ActorEnglish Voice Actor
SoraMatsuoka YoshitsuguScott Gibbs
ShiroKayano AiCaitlynn French
Stephanie DolaHikasa YoukoSara Ornelas
JibrilTamura YukariAmelia Fischer
Chlammy ZellIguchi YukaKara Greenberg
Feel NilvalenNoto MamikoChristina Stroup
Hatsuse IzunaSawashiro MiyukiKira Vincent-Davis
TetKugimiya RieShannon Emerick


Light Novel

Vol Title Translation Japanese Release Date Mediaworks ISBN Kadokawa ISBN American Release Date ISBN
1 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ1 ゲーマー兄妹がファンタジー世界を征服するそうです No Game, No Life 1 It Seems Gamer Siblings Will Conquer a Fantasy World 2012-4-25 ISBN 978-4-8401-4546-6 ISBN 978-4-04-066432-3 2015-4-21 ISBN 978-0-316-38311-0
2 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ2 ゲーマー兄妹が獣耳っ子の国に目をつけたようです No Game, No Life 2 The Gamer Siblings Seem to Have Their Sights on the Land of Kemonomimi 2012-9-25 ISBN 978-4-8401-4819-1 ISBN 978-4-04-066433-0 2015-7-21 ISBN 978-0-316-38517-6
3 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ3 ゲーマー兄妹の片割れが消えたようですが……? No Game, No Life 3 A Half of the Gamer Siblings Seems to Have Disappeared...? 2013-1-25 ISBN 978-4-8401-4958-7 ISBN 978-4-04-066434-7 2015-10-27 ISBN 978-0-316-38519-0
4 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ4 ゲーマー兄妹はリアル恋愛ゲームから逃げ出しました No Game, No Life 4 The Gamer Siblings Have Run Away From a Realistic Romance Game 2013-6-25 ISBN 978-4-8401-5185-6 ISBN 978-4-04-066469-9 2016-1-19
5 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ5 ゲーマー兄妹は強くてニューゲームがお嫌いなようです No Game, No Life 5 It Appears the Gamer Siblings Hate New Game Plus 2013-11-25 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-066080-6
6 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ6 ゲーマー夫嫁は世界に挑んだそうです No Game, No Life 6 It Seems the Gamer Couple Challenged The World 2014-4-25 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-066382-1
7 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ7ゲーマー兄妹たちは定石を覆すそうです No Game, No Life 7 2015-7-24 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-067494-0
8 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ8 ゲーマーたちは布石を継いでいくそうです No Game, No Life 8 2015-12-25 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-067952-5
9 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ9 ゲーマー兄妹は一ターン休むそうです No Game, No Life 9 2016-8-25 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-068457-4
10 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ10 ゲーマー兄妹は過去(ツケ)を払わされるようで No Game, No Life 10 2018-2-24 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-069336-1
EX ノーゲーム・ノーライフ プラクティカルウォーゲーム No Game, No Life Gaiden Practical War Game 2016-12-23 N/A ISBN 978-4-04-068767-4


The manga adaptation is written by Yuu Kamiya and illustrated by Mashiro Hiiragi, who are also the author and illustrator of the light novels. Serialization began in the monthly seinen manga magazine Comic Alive, published by Media Factory, on January 27, 2013. It has been collected in a single tankoubon volume as of December 2013. The North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment released an English adaptation of the manga in October 2014.

Vol Title Translation Japanese Release English Release
1 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ1 No Game, No Life Vol. 1 2013-11-22
ISBN 978-4-04-066114-8
ISBN 978-1-62692-079-8
2 ノーゲーム・ノーライフ2 Manga Light Novel Light Novel Volume 2  ????
ISBN 978-1-62692-095-8[2]


The episode titles follow the titles of each chapter in the light novels. Most of the episode titles, like in Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions, have Japanese titles written in kanji instead of the normal spelling.

EpTitleTranslationGames appearedAdapted from Original Air Date
1素人≪ビギナー≫BeginnerOnline Game
Light Novel Volume 1 April 9, 2014
2挑戦者≪チャレンジャー≫ChallengerRock-paper-scissors April 16, 2014
3熟練者≪エキスパート≫ExpertChess April 23, 2014
4国王≪グランドマスター≫GrandmasterOld maid
April 30, 2014
5駒並べ≪ウィークスクエア≫Weak SquareBlack Jack
Ghost Leg
Spicy Russian Takoyaki
The Game of Life
Guessing games
Light Novel Volume 2 May 7, 2014
6一手≪インタレスティング≫ Interesting Materialization Shiritori May 14, 2014
7死に手≪サクリファイス≫ Sacrifice May 21, 2014
8起死回生≪フェイクエンド≫ Fake End Reversi May 28, 2014
9解離法≪スカイ・ウオーク≫ Sky Walk Light Novel Volume 3 June 4, 2014
10指向法≪ブルー・ローズ≫ Blue Rose VR TV game June 11, 2014
11誘導法≪キリング・ジャイアント≫ Killing Giant June 18, 2014
12 収束法≪ルール・ナンバー・10≫ Rule Number 10 June 25, 2014
Coin Toss
Light Novel Volume 6


Main article: No Game No Life: Zero

A movie was produced for the No Game No Life, adapting the 6th volume of the light novel series, named No Game No Life: Zero.

Mini OVA

Mini OVA are special animated programs that come together with each volume of the series anime BD/DVD.

EpTitleTranslationincluded in BD/DVD
1妄想《ワイルド・ファンシー》Wild FancyLight Novel Light Novel Volume 1
2監督《ディレクター》DirectorLight Novel Volume 2
3復讐《リベンジ》RevengeLight Novel Light Novel Volume 3
4人形《ドレスアップ・ドール》Dressup DollLight Novel Light Novel Volume 4
5成長《グロース》GrowthLight Novel Light Novel Volume 5
6食欲《アぺタイト》AppetiteLight Novel Light Novel Volume 6


TypeTitleincluded in
OpeningThis gamealbum/single
OSTSoundtrack 1BD/DVD Volume 2
Soundtrack 2BD/DVD Volume 4
Soundtrack 3BD/DVD Volume 5
Shiro's Character Song=ONESELFBD/DVD Volume 1
Stephanie Dola's Character SongLight of HopeBD/DVD Volume 3
Jibril's Character SongYes, My Master My LordBD/DVD Volume 6
Hatsuse Izuna's Character Song, Game OpeningOnegai☆Snyaiper

BD Special Novels

There are some special novels attached together with all BD/DVD limited edition releases.

EpTitleTranslationincluded in BD/DVD
1 Omitted Scene: Threefold repetitionLight Novel Volume 1
2 Light Novel Volume 2
3 Light Novel Volume 3
4 Light Novel Volume 4
5 Light Novel Volume 5
6 Light Novel Volume 6

Spin-off Manga

Main article: No Game, No Life, Desu!

A spin-off manga titled No Game, No Life, Desu! was serialized on Montgly Comic Alive from May 27, 2015 to November 27, 2017. The manga is drawn by Yuizaki Kazuya and features its original story plot described from the view of Izuna. The manga had 4 volumes in total.





  1. No Game No Life (anime) at Kitsu
  2. It is listed on but there isn't even enough chapter being serialized in Japan for publication of second manga volume by the time it start to be list on that amazon page....
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