The official website of the anime adaptation of Yuu Kamiya’s No Game No Life light novel has revealed that the upcoming anime film will be titled No Game No Life: Zero. The film itself is set to release later this year. The anime’s first visual, production staff and commercial were also revealed.
The movie will be adapting volume 6 from the light novel which follows Riku and Shuvi. The 6th volume is set before the events of the main light novels and anime series. The 2014 anime itself adapted volumes 1 through 3.
The website has revealed that the production staff from the 2014 anime will return to produce No Game No Life: Zero. However a new staff member will be doing the film’s character designs, taking over Koji Odate. The film’s staff, so far, include:
- Director: Atsuko Ishizuka (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo)
- Series Composer: Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School Idol Project, Steins;Gate)
- Anime Character Designer: Satoshi Tasaki (Rideback, Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge)
- Animation Studio: Madhouse (One-Punch Man, Hunter x Hunter)
Here is the film’s first footage in the form of a 30s commercial:
No Game No Life is a light novel series written and illustrated by Yuu Kamiya. The series began in 2012 in Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint and to date a total of 9 volumes have been released. The series received a manga adaptation last year from Kamiya and Mashiro Hiiragi, where it is currently running in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine. An anime adaptation of the series was produced in Spring 2014. It was animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Hunter x Hunter) and directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo).
Here is a synopsis of the series:
The story of No Game, No Life centers around Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another “crappy game.” One day, they are summoned by a boy named “God” to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where “everything is decided by games”—even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the “Saviors of Humanity” on this alternate world? “Well, let’s start playing.”
The 2017 No Game No Life anime movie will be titled No Game No Life: Zero and will adapt volume 6, which is set before the series’ main events. Further details about the contents of the film will be revealed at a later date.
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