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No Game No Life – 12 (END)

「収束法《ルール・ナンバー・10》」 (Shuusokuhou “Ruuru Nanbaa 10”)
“Rule Number 10″

A game within a game within a game. Kuuhaku’s target is never the one in front of them, but them, their next opponent, and everything else standing between them and the game against Tet. Long live the Elkian Federation!

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June 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm Comments (130)

No Game No Life – 11

「誘導法《キリング・ジャイアント》」 (Yuudou-hou “Kiringu Jaianto”)
“Killing Giant”

The best FPS’s have hearts and kawaii onnanoko, and the best plans are as fun as hell!

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June 18, 2014 at 9:21 pm Comments (114)

No Game No Life – 10

「指向法《ブルー・ローズ》」 (Shikou-hou “Buruu Rouzu”)
“Blue Rose”

Mostly funny, mostly silly, this episode was roundly hilarious while still elaborating on character back stories and delivering us to the stage of Kuuhaku’s biggest victory yet. Hopefully.

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June 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments (96)

No Game No Life – 09

「解離法《スカイ・ウォーク》」 (Kairi-hou “Sukai uouku”)
“Sky Walk”

I was so scared. A life rendered colorless, without meaning, without worth–and then suddenly, it returns. Because they believed. Because they understood. Because they trusted each other more than anyone in the entire world. And Kuuhaku–!

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June 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm Comments (189)

No Game No Life – 08

「起死回生《フェイクエンド》」 (Kishikaisei “Feiku Endo”)
“Fake End”

A tour de force of mind games, games theory, and betting it all for a chance to beat the world, punctuated with one of the most effectively unsettling endings to any episode this season. I still don’t feel like I can take a full breath, lest the world shatters.

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May 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm Comments (172)

No Game No Life – 07

「死に手《サクリファイス》」 (Shini-te “Sakurifaisu”)
“Sacrifice”

This series is like a love song to humanity.

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May 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm Comments (107)

No Game No Life – 06

「一手《インタレスティング》」 (Itte “Intaresutingu”)
“Interesting”

It feels increasingly rare to find a show that starts strong, and then continues strong. No Game No Life’s latest episode proves that it’s not doing that – it’s getting better.

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May 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm Comments (172)

No Game No Life – 05

「駒並べ《ウィークスクエア》」 (Koma Narabe “Uiikusukuea”)
“Weak Square”

The seamless integration of comedy, fanservice, and plot. You could be forgiven for thinking this episode was all for fun, until near the end when its absolutely vital themes became clear.

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May 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm Comments (131)

No Game No Life – 04

「国王《グランド・マスター》」 (Kokuou “Gurando Masutaa”)
“Grandmaster”

The climax of the battle for Imanity’s throne leads to a challenge far greater. It’s you and me man, against the whole damn world. Let’s play!

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April 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm Comments (71)

No Game No Life – 03

「熟練者《エキスパート》」 (Jukurenmono “Ekisupaato”)
“Expert”

That was one of the most epic, amazing, constantly twisting-and-turning battles I’ve seen in a while–and it’s not over. That cliffhanger, GAH! I want more!!

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April 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm Comments (110)

No Game No Life – 02

「挑戦者《チャレンジャー》」 (Chousen-sha “Charenjaa”)
“Challenger”

Uproariously funny, hilariously dysfunctional, and chillingly audacious – Sora & Shiro are unique protagonists, and they’re going to take this story far!

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April 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments (141)

No Game No Life – 01

「素人《ビギナー》」 (Shirouto “Biginaa”)
“Beginner”

A world where everything is decided by games meets a cynical brother-sister pair who are really, really good at games. They’re totally broken in both personality and skill, but damn they’re fun!

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April 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm Comments (122)