No Game No Life has gained popularity among Anime lovers recently, and they cannot stop obsessing over the need for a second installation of this Anime. This anime is based on Yu Kamiya’s Japanese light novels, and the show is as engaging and interesting as the novels. The character development and a well-planned plot are what kept the fans hooked to this show.
This Isekai anime was premiered in 2014 and has been popular since then and the prequel movie aired in 2017 due to the popular demand of the audience. And as we know that the first season has concluded with a rather intense ending, we will tell you all about the speculations and possible release dates of the second season and will help you catch up with all that has happened till now in the first season.
Release Date And Other Predictions
There has been no official news regarding the sequel of No Game No Life. The No Game No Life movie was also a hit and there have been many fan theories and predictions regarding the release date and plot, however, none of this can be confirmed. A battle between Shiro and Sora is being anticipated by the viewers because that’s what happens in the novels. Now that we have come to the novels, you should know that they are ongoing and the author of the novel, Yu Kamiya’s latest book, was published in 2018. There has been only one book release in 2016 and 2018 as well. And even at the beginning of 2022, there has been no news regarding the series of a new book, and the fans are still curious if they would hear some good news regarding the new light series of this light novel by the end of the year.
The incomplete yet captivating story built and character development has gotten fans demanding for a Season 2. What makes the possibility of Season 2 stronger is the books. There have been 10 volumes of the novels, and there are also a few manga based on these novels. The first three volumes went into the making of Season 1 of this show and the movie was based on the sixth installment of the novel. So it is quite evident that Season 2 will open with Volume 4.
The fans are quite sure about getting a sequel because there are six more volumes that the fans believe can provide enough materials for the second season of No Game No Life. All the NGNL fans have their hopes up for the second season.
Catching Up With Season 1
1. Two step-siblings – Sora and Shiro
The step-siblings Sora and Shiro are an unbeatable gaming duo and they go by the name ‘Blank’ in the gaming world. Sora is an eighteen-year-old boy who specializes in strategies and cold reading and his step-sister, Shiro, is the brains behind logic and calculations. They have both lost their parents and have become agoraphobic. They start to have panic attacks when they are separated from one another. They are challenged by a God, named Tet, from another reality for a game of Chess and they are told that if they become victorious then they would be given a chance to live their life in a world that is completely centered around games.
The two step-siblings do not take this seriously and believe it to be a joke, however, they are proven wrong as they find themselves being summoned to another reality called Disboard. They find out that in this world people are prevented from harming each other and are bonded by a spell called the ‘Ten Pledges’. This spell forces the people to solve their conflicts with one another through games and the reward and rules are enforced on the people magically. Sora and Shiro find themselves in Elkia which is a country in which humans reside. Here, they become friends with the Duchess Stephanie Dola.
Stephanie is a teenage girl who is also the granddaughter of Elkia’s previous king. Even though she has a lot of knowledge regarding all the games, she still loses them all due to the lack of intuition when playing the game. Even her grandfather has the same reputation of losing games which resulted in him giving up the land of Elkia as well. Stephanie, however, wants to restore her grandfather’s honor. When the two step-siblings learn about Elkia’s decline from Stephanie, they participate in a tournament that was held for determining the next ruler. They win the tournament and move forward to challenge other species of Disboard as humanity’s representative. They have a target of conquering all the sixteen species so that they can challenge Tet. According to the sixth series of the book, five out of the sixteen species are already under Sora and Shiro’s control.
After they are crowned in Elkia, the two are provided assistance by Stephanie in politics and economics. Through her, they find out her grandfather’s hidden records on the other species which helped them in being victorious against the other species. Even Stephanie’s character development is strong as she is shown to have improved her skills by being with Sora and Shiro.
There is another character, Jibril who becomes the slave of Sora and Shiro after losing to them in a game of Shiritori, but they always treat her as an equal. She is a flugel, an angelic race that is very powerful and ruthless. She helps the step-siblings by providing them with transportation and magic.
4. Other characters
Apart from these characters, there are many more characters like the warbeasts with high physical abilities and are kemonomimis, Fil Nilvalen, and her slave Kurami Zell, who is an eighteen-year-old girl. Fil is like a mother to Kurami and although she is considered a failure magician she, however, possesses great skills. There are also other species like Dhampirs that resemble Vampires and Sirens. There are also other significant characters such as Tet, the god of Disboard, and Azrael, the first flugel.
5. Plot Predictions For NGNL Season 2
If Season 2 of No Game No Life ever gets released, then the fans can expect the show to follow the footsteps of the light novel and manga. The anime ended its first season with the adaptation of the third volume which means that there are more novels that can give the show makers enough content to come up with the second season. Apparently, Volume 4 and Volume 5 are still not adapted into anime which means the story of these two books remains untold between the anime’s end and the movie’s beginning.
By the end of Season 1, the step-siblings stood victorious against the Eastern Federation which led to the two nations creating a pact with each other. With the intention of challenging them to a game, the group summons great Deus. Although the ending is not totally adapted from the light novel, it still leaves enough room for Season 2 to be back on track without any problem.
No Game No Life Season 2 plot could possibly continue with Sora and Shiro moving forward to conquer the nations in which sirens and dhampir reside. However, the plot twist includes them entering into a love game in which they enter the dream of a Siren princess and try to win her love.
Book Vs. Anime
The anime does not strictly confine itself to the light novel. The anime has only 12 episodes; however, the plot development during this period is still quite impressive. The light novel has 11 volumes and only three have been adapted into Anime, while the sixth volume was used for the prequel movie adaptation. The novel is ongoing, so we can expect a lot more from the anime in the future because the possibilities are endless. It is anticipated that the No Game No Life sequel will not be adapted from the rest of the light novel, and the author of the novel, Yu Kamiya, will be providing the show makers with original work for the second season of the anime.
According to the rumors, Yu Kamiya is going through some health issues but it is nothing very serious. Light novels usually always come first and then get adapted into anime and a similar incident has also happened with many other anime which left the fans disappointed. The prequel movie has made the anime more popular and this led to rising demand among the fans for Season 2. And as far as we are concerned for the content and materials, we are pretty sure there is plenty to suffice season 2, that is, only if they are planning to use these and not write original pieces for the anime. The author, however, can still have many things to refer to for writing the original piece as well.
Few Final Words
The Season 2 of No Game No Life is very much expected, and the fans can also look forward to many new installments in the future. Being an ongoing novel, this show promises a lot of possibilities and exciting ones. By the end of the year, many fans are expecting to hear either about the second season of the anime or about the new installment of the light novel. Although there has been no official announcement regarding it, the voices of the fans from all around the world are being heard by the show makers and all are hoping that there would be some positive news regarding the future of No Game No Life as well.