Why Isn’t There a Season 2 of No Game No Life?

With so many anime series receiving season 2s, movies, and even remakes after so many years, why hasn’t Yuu Kamiya’s No Game No Life received the same? Although receiving a film prequel in 2017, fans are clamoring over why there hasn’t been a full season 2. This could be due to some past controversy.

In the past, it has been claimed that Yuu Kamiya has been tracing other people’s works from Pixiv and other various sites for his illustrations for No Game No Life.


Many comparison images of various No Game No Life illustrations have been posted, comparing Kamiya’s art with the supposed original. Kamiya himself could have used these images as a reference, rather than deliberate tracing. Many artists do trace/reference other arts, however the distinction is that Kamiya is using it for commercial value for the No Game No Life series.

Kamiya’s illustration is on the bottom of the first image.

This also isn’t the first time a Japanese artist has been called out for tracing other artists’ works. Sou Miyata, the anime character designer for the anime adaptation of Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, was fired from his position after fans claimed that the promotional magazine scans for the anime shared similarities with other anime characters.

Here is another illustration comparison, with Kamiya’s work being on the right.

Many of these claims and comparisons showcase similar poses between the two illustrations, though even then many of these poses are seen as generic. Even so, many of these images share significant similarities, and whether Kamiya has either traced these images or used them as references, has yet to be confirmed. Of course the possibility of the images being a coincidence is also likely.

Here are some more comparison images:
























There has been no official response from Yuu Kamiya or Media Factory, the publisher of the No Game No Life light novels. Whether if Kamiya did trace other people’s work, use them as references or pure coincidences, has yet to be seen. All we can do at the moment is speculate.

So what do you think about these comparisons? Did Kamiya really trace over other images? Does it matter? And what impact do you think it may have on the series’ future? Let us know below.