Hello there Light Novel Podcast listeners! Welcome to another episode. This time we’re discussing Yuu Kamiya’s light novel series, No Game No Life. This one is being officially released in English by Yen On. We’ll be focusing on the first three volumes, because that’s what the anime was based on. But we can’t help but talk about some later volumes, including the sixth book which was turned into a feature film! This series sees brother and sister gamers being dragged into a world where all conflicts are resolved through games. Can they manage to bring humanity back from the brink?
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JAPANESE TITLE: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ — “No Game No Life”
AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya — 榎宮 祐
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
TRANSLATOR: Daniel Komen
RELEASE DATE (English): May 5, 2015
SYNOPSIS: Meet Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister who are loser shut-ins by normal standards. But these siblings don’t play by the rules of the “crappy game” that is average society. In the world of gaming, this genius pair reigns supreme, their invincible avatar so famous that it’s the stuff of urban legend. So when a young boy calling himself God summons the siblings to a fantastic alternate world where war is forbidden and all conflicts–even those involving national borders–are decided by the outcome of games, Sora and Shiro have pretty much hit the jackpot. But they soon learn that in this world, humanity, cornered and outnumbered by other species, survives within the confines of one city. Will Sora and Shiro, two failures at life, turn out to be the saviors of mankind? Let the games begin…!
PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Bunko J (Media Factory)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 2012
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 10
ANIME SERIES: Yes – https://amzn.to/36sJiQ0
MANGA: Yes. Licensed for English release by Yen Press – https://amzn.to/2vpptwi
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