May 2, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 04

I hope this will be my last short post in a while. My RSI is slowly starting to ease up and typing is no longer painful. I am typing and clicking all day, but writing these posts is the only fun typing that I do. The rest is just a hassle…

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.03_[2014.05.01_22.57.15]So Sora and adorable little Shiro won against that girl. It’s quite interesting because they already have everything planned out. You think they live in the now, but they are already quite a few steps ahead. It’s just too bad that Kurami started crying when she lost, even though she was the one that was cheating. You really don’t want a girl like that as queen.

Anyway, I’m happy that I finally got to see what it’s all about. The big picture is clear. Sora and Shiro aim to beat all of the races and become gods of that world. Very interesting! The entire idea behind is splendid. It sure beats defeating characters for money and property instead of fighting for something you really want. Both of them have got all the money they want right now.

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Apr 25, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 03

Wow, what’s with this pace? I thought that this whole show was going to be about Sora and Shiro and their quest for world domination through games. I thought we’d have to wait at least three more episodes before reaching this point in the story…

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.46_[2014.04.24_22.34.11]Remember that annoying girl by the name of Clammy? I sure do. She was cheating during her game against Stephanie in order to rise to power. She was being helped by an elf, a creature from a race that’s currently known for having the most magical powers in their world. It’s clammy’s idea that she lets the elves rule the world with her as some kind of puppet in order to ensure mankind’s survival. She thinks that it’s all about which race is the strongest in the use of magic in a world that’s ruled by whoever wins whatever game. Not entirely idiotic if you ask me.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.04_[2014.04.24_22.34.47]All I saw was a weak little girl that was doing the bidding of others. Is it because she’s scared? Is it because she just wants power, even if it’s just superficial? I don’t know yet. I’m just surprised that the match between those two siblings and that little cheater happened so soon. I thought that they were going to build up to that.

This was hardly a chess game. It’s was too chaotic and it relied more on one’s ability to persuade others than on strategy. It’s obvious that Sora and Shiro will win and become the new king and queen of that messed up world. They will also become targets for other people and creatures that desire to rule. Probably. Truthfully, I have no idea what’s going to happen next, only that those two are going to win this.

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Apr 18, 2014

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No Game No Life episode 02

I am absolutely loving No Game No Life! You are given an idea of what to expect from the story, but then it suddenly takes a strange turn and you can start all over again. I, too, have an idea of what Sora wants right now, but that could change again next week.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.02_[2014.04.17_22.56.47]No Game No Life is pure magic. Sora struck me as the type of character that wants an easy life behind a PC where he can play the rest of his life. Shiro is somewhat similar, but only because she pretty much follows her brother in everything he does. You could very well say that Sora is responsible for his little sister’s mental issues.

This episode is one hell of an example… Sora defeated Stephanie in a game of rock, paper and scissors, after which he ordered her to fall in love with him. It’s moments like these that you realize how messed up that guy truly is. The worst part is that that poor girl has to obey and fall in love with him. She no longer has any choice.

[HorribleSubs] No Game No Life - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.28_[2014.04.17_22.57.24]There are many things that I still want to point out, but I hate reading huge posts that go about nothing, so I always try to keep my posts short and simple. I was actually quite shocked when I saw what happened when the two of them are separated. They become weak little creatures that can no longer function properly. Only when they’re together do they act all high and mighty. This could prove to be quite difficult when they’re going to take on “royalty”. They may be great at playing games, but they sure have a lot of weaknesses, which makes it all the more interesting.

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Apr 14, 2014

Posted by in No Game No Life, Spring Anime 2014

No Game No Life

What the hell? Why didn’t this catch my eye sooner? This truly was a very pleasant surprise. I dare call it a must-write at this point. I thought it was going to be another one of those stories about a NEET and his live behind a pc screen.

No Game No LifeThe artwork… wow. It looks amazing. It really, really does. I really like this style and I think it fits the story perfectly. It’s so colourful and detailed that I cannot look away. In fact, my phone rang as I was watching this episode, so I “feeling” its position because I couldn’t look away. Needless to say that I was too late and had to call back later after I finished watching the first episode.

I thought I was going to have to follow Sora and Shiro as they wasted away in that room playing games. Well, at least for the most part. I also thought that it could be like dot hack, where the characters were dragged into a game and couldn’t log out of out. But no… This is different and it’s very good!

Watch it. Watch it. Watch it. Just to make sure you got the message: watch it. This is arguably the best show this season. Mahouka is good, it really is, but this might just be a little bit better. I am completely hooked right now.

Plot Summary: Genius gamer siblings (plus being NEET & hikikomori) Sora and Shiro are known as the undefeatable “__” (blank). Their talents and skills are so good they are considered as urban legend. One day, a young boy named Teto appears before them, claiming to be the “God” of another dimension where Sora and Shiro are summoned to, in which no violence is allowed and everything is decided by a game. Of the 16 different races residing in this world, “Humanity” is the weakest. After having the vast majority of their lands captured by the other races and being driven to the brink of extinction, Sora and Shiro challenge these one-of-a-kind battles of the intellectual powers in order to save Humanity.

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