No Game No Life Episode 1 [First Impression]


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  1. Wanderer says:

    “The gift games in Mondaiji had a heavy emphasis on physical fights and the supernatural, while here the focus seems to be on actual gaming”

    To be fair to Mondaiji, Kurousagi makes it clear in the first episode that gift games can be (and plenty of them probably ARE (offscreen)) perfectly ordinary games as well. The group just tended to get into battles because that was what their skills made them best at.

    Anyway. This premiere was absolutely amazing. The show is beautiful, the siblings are awesome, Shiro is UNBELIEVABLY adorable and awesome (after staying awake for five days straight she was ambidextrously controlling two characters simultaneously with her feet!), so much so that I just want to hug her and take her home with me (in the Rena Ryuugu sense, no pedo).

    What I find interesting is that, rather than call an opponent out on cheating and net the instant win, the kids prefer to outright DEFEAT their opponents, if necessary by cheating BETTER. It adds to the risk, but also builds their reputation when they pull it off. It seems they have the spirit of gamblers.

    • Vantage says:

      Shiro is love.

      Admittedly Enju was a strong contender for loli of the season… unfortunately her reign only lasted a single day.

      Coming to think of it, I quite approve of this whole cheating aspect. Had the loophole not been there, the show would have probably followed Sora and Shiro as they just endlessly won using their skills. There’s going to be lots more manoeuvring (e.g. figuring out how other opponents cheat) as a result, which could make games a lot more interesting. And speaking of loopholes – that god definitely put that there on purpose. I wonder why…

  2. Pablo says:

    What a great first episode! I am not really into loli’s but that little sister is so CUTE!!! XD And I completely agree with you about the colors of the world and how it really makes the point that they are in a fantasy and dream-like world! I am really looking forward to how the games turn out because with that cheating loophole, i feel like the main characters will completely exploit it!

    • Vantage says:

      You know Shiro’s doing something right when she’s attracting people who aren’t usually into lolis :D