Jun 27, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 12

Not a bad ending at all. I thought it was going to end with Izuna-chan. I was very pleasantly surprised when I got to see a new character during this episode. I can’t wait for season two, which is really only a matter of time. No Game No Life has done way too well for it to end here.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.19_[2014.06.26_22.32.50]We all knew that Sora and Shiro were going to win. They already planned everything out before the game even started. Why else would they wager their “Race Piece”? It was kind of strange that Sora and Shiro always factored in Izuna’s special ability (which is something a select few War Beasts have) in order to come out victorious. How did he know about it? Did he even know about it and assumed that she had an ace up her sleeve? Either way, he programmed Stephanie to come in on a NPC in order to finish the job. Pure genius!

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.29_[2014.06.26_22.33.12]It was quite interesting to see that new character. I believe her name was Priestess Miko or something like that? Nice! A busty fox-woman with golden long hair and a gorgeous voice. The only thing wrong with her is that the season ending and I didn’t get to see more of her. She seems like a very interesting character.

Yes. Yes I did enjoy that bath scene. I just want to put that out there. Right now I just want to see the second No Game No Life season, the third Silver Spoon season and the second Attack on Titan season. These three, for me, are top priority. The author, Yuu, a Brazilian, has done some nice work before and I hope I get to see more of it in the future. I like his style.

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Jun 20, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 11

I am incredibly relieved! This episode turned out a lot better than I had expected. I’ve been keeping a close eye on any No Game No Life-related news, but still nothing about a second season. Still, with ratings like these it should only be a matter of time. An incredible amount of people watch this show every week in Japan and I’m pretty sure the DVD and Blu-Ray sales will be great, too.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.13_[2014.06.19_23.04.22]I panicked a little when I saw their reaction. I won’t lie. I thought it was going to suck. I thought it was going to be one enormous drama that would revolve around Sora and Shiro’s inability to play the game because of their surroundings. Luckily for me that it didn’t take much more than a minute to clear that up. What soon followed was nothing more than an awesome game where female characters were stripped naked by a gun that could make the victim fall temporarily fall in love with the shooter. Now that’s quite an interesting game right there!

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.41_[2014.06.19_23.04.42]I thought the entire game was brilliant. Sora and Shiro played it like pro’s and nearly defeated the War Beast race with their strategy. I almost ended up pausing when Shiro’s underwear was shot and you could see a little thy. Almost. I’m not that pathetic. I just finished the episode in one go like any man would! Of course, afterwards I returned to that scene, paused, made many screencaps and posted them online. Love me or hate me for it.

What is going to happen next you may be wondering? Don’t bother. Sora and Shiro will win. Yeah, that cute animal-girl just turned up the heat and decided to go alpha-b*tch on their ass, but that’s fine. Sora and Shiro will both come up with a way to deal with that. I just want to see more of her in her beast-mode. Next week will be great!

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Jun 13, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 10

What is going on with No Game No Life lately? It’s like they are desperately dragging things out. Just focus on the main story. There are only two episodes left and the game has just begun. I sense a disturbance in the force… (Yeah. I used a Star Wars quote. Now would be a good time to kill me.)

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.30_[2014.06.12_23.54.18]The first half seemed like a cheap slapstick comedy. Last week’s episode was all about Shiro defeating that annoying elf and her annoying friend in order to get Sora back in the picture. That was nice as it contained a lot of scenes with Shiro in it. But now? This is just getting a tad bit annoying. I don’t want to see them become buddies or make bad jokes. That bath scene was the only thing that I enjoyed watching (yeah, I’m a bit of a pervert. Deal with it.) What was supposed to happen? Were they supposed to become best friends forever (BFF’s)? Hell no.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.59_[2014.06.12_23.54.48]I hate to state the obvious even though I do it all the time, but there’s probably going to be a second season. Let’s face it; they’re going to use the two remaining episodes on the game between the humans and the War Breasts. That means that the other races (including the gods) haven’t yet been defeated. A second season is definitely necessary to wrap things up.

I wonder why I root for the human race. They protested Shiro and Sora’s challenge to fight the War Beast race with the human race on the line, yet they let them pass when they headed out. No matter, that’s only a minor inaccuracy. I’m more interesting in finding out how Shiro and Sora will win this game now that they’re in their own version of hell.

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Jun 6, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 09

I never thought I would ever say this about any of the No Game No Life episodes, but I think that this one was rather dull and overall fairly disappointing. I expected so much more from this episode. The only good thing about it is that Shiro got a lot of screen-time.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.41_[2014.06.05_22.42.35]It was pretty difficult to watch when you already knew exactly what was going to happen. Sora’s existence was removed and only Shiro could vaguely remember him. You kind of already know what’s going to happen next. A couple of dramatic scenes and voila; a nice little ending where Sora appears once more after Shiro saves the day.

Yet another episode wasted on fighting someone that’s already been beaten. I just want to see the match against the War Beasts. We know they’re going to win, but I just want to know how the War Beasts continue to win. I only have a rough idea right now, but I would definitely like to know a bit more. Besides, how awesome would it be is we had a beast girl on the show during the last few episodes?

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May 30, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 08

So they dedicated an entire episode on challenging the War Beast race instead of just starting it? I don’t really get that. Sora and Shiro have too many challenges left before they can rule the world, and it’s already been eight episodes…

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.09_[2014.05.29_23.16.53]It never stops amazing me how Sora, a strange character with a fear of people (if his little sister isn’t around), keeps playing his cards (so to speak). Things are always going his way, which makes you think that the story would be pretty darn predictable… It just isn’t. I know Sora and Shiro just challenged the War Beast race, but I have no idea what is going to happen. I don’t know what kind of game it’ll be. Sure, Sora and Shiro will probably end up winning, that much is obvious, but everything else is a complete mystery. Nobody can guess what they are about to do.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.46_[2014.05.29_23.17.02]Even I am rooting or Sora and Shiro this time. I honestly didn’t care much for Jibril or that other girl that gave up her rights to an elf in return for some magical assistance. This time it’s different. I absolutely loved that little beast-girl. She was adorable. Almost as adorable as Shiro. I definitely want to see a bit more of that.

Like I said, I have no idea what is going to happen next week. I know that Shiro is going to play a big role now that she’s slowly forgetting her brother, the one thing that matters most to her. I’m sure Sora will just find a way to deal with that and restore her memories. There’s just no way in hell that Blank is going to lose this game!

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May 23, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 07

Definitely not a bad episode. A couple of panty flashes, a nice little mystery solved and a promising match that awaits us… Not bad at all. I’m still worried about the ending though. We’ve passed the halfway mark and Sora and Shiro still haven’t challenged the War Beasts.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.12_[2014.05.22_22.55.05]Let’s skip right past the opening scene where Shiro-chan was taking a bath. I will not at all review that as the awesome, blood boiling scene that it was. Nor will I say that every show from now on should have its own Shiro. I will say that I’m appalled by the pace. Things have slowed down a lot. Sora and Shiro are still on a fact finding mission in order to prepare for their upcoming game. Come on… It’s the seventh episode. The game should’ve already begun. They have several more races to defeat if they want to challenge the gods and rule that world.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.13_[2014.05.22_22.55.17]At least the learnt a bit about the former king, a supposedly foolish man that challenged an opponent time and time again even though he knew he couldn’t win. It seems that he did it to uncover their secret in order to help out the next king that takes the throne after him. Not at all a bad guy if you ask me, even if he lost a bit of territory in the process.

Now what? Are they finally going to challenge the War Beasts? Are we finally going to see that long-awaited game that could lead to Sora and Shiro’s world domination? If they defeat the one race that defeated all the other races, than that could very well mean that the gods are Sora and Shiro’s next opponent. I wouldn’t worry about the ending if that were the case…

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May 16, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 06

Another very amusing episode! I have no idea how they are going to end this show at this point. We hit the half-way mark here and Sora and Shiro still have a long way to go. They have a lot of races left to beat and only six episodes to do so…

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.02_[2014.05.15_23.17.58]So they managed to appeal to Jibril, a character that’s commonly known as a god-slayer. A race so strong that they stood above the gods before violence got banned and everything had to be resolved through games. That is why they, the “Flugel” (did I write that correctly?), decided to focus on knowledge in order to become the superior race. Not a bad strategy since knowledge equals power. The fact that Sora had a tablet with thousands of eBooks on it was enough to tempt Jibril into playing a little game against him and his adorable little sister.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.29_[2014.05.15_23.18.38]Those two won, of course. No need to point out the obvious. I think the game was quite amusing though. An interesting modification of Japan’s Shiritori game. It was even funnier when Jibril realized that she had already lost after the first move. Sora simply thought that far ahead, which is why he and his sister will stand above all else after the next six episodes.

Yes, I’m pointing out the obvious again. Still, even I have to be honest in saying that I have no idea how they are going to do this. They aren’t even half-way done and yet the sixth episode is already over. There are many more races to defeat. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing Shiro play soon. Watching that character is so incredibly relaxing…

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May 9, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 05

Oh noes! I’m terribly short on time. I had a busy day today, had to work a bit later and then I had to tend to my little garden. I’m growing lots of peppers, tomatoes, herbs and a lot more. This summer is certainly looking very promising.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.01_[2014.05.08_23.21.05]I will keep this short. They, Sora and Shiro, needs to stop messing around with Stephanie. Yes, it was funny and quite amusing, but it’s time to focus on the bigger picture here. Sora and Shiro are about to take on different races in order to become gods of that world. I wouldn’t be surprised if those two aren’t actually interested in becoming gods. They probably just want to beat everyone.

I’m looking forward to the next episode. What game are they going to play in order to win back that library? It’s their first time going up against an opponent from a different race (if you don’t count that chess game against Kurami and her elf friend). It’ll be interesting to see how well Sora and Shiro will do against her.

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