No Game No Life Volume 01, by Yuu Kamiya |Manga Review #19



There was an urban legend that there was a legendary, undefeated gamer called [ ], but in reality he was just a NEET brother and sister called 空 (Sora) and 白 (Shiro). These hikikomori siblings who both refer to the real world as a worthless “Kuso Game” are one day summoned to a different world by a boy calling himself “God”. In this world, war is prohibited by God and everything is instead decided by a game…that’s right, even country borders. Can the two NEET brother and sister save the last of the human race , which only has one city left?

“Now…let the game begin!”

Yuu Kamiya, Mashiro Hiiragi (Illustrations)

I didn’t know what to think of this manga, nor did I know what to think of the anime. As I’m typing this, I still haven’t seen the anime version of No Game No Life. I saw that No Game No Life was being turned into an anime, and found out that it was first a manga! So I’m reading the first volume of the No Game No Life manga to gauge whether or not I’m going to continue on reading the series. If I end up liking this first volume, I may start  watching the anime.

I had no idea what to expect from No Game, No Life. All I knew is what I could tell from the title: No Game, No Life. I assumed, that if there was no game, there was (or IS) no life. Or perhaps something more sinister that I couldn’t think of at the time.

I like that there’s mention of Urban Legends in through the video game world though!

Apart from Sora having a little sister complex, this manga is actually really good. I can’t wait to start watching the anime version! I’m going to go on with reading the rest of No Game No Life, when I can borrow the books from the library.

I genuinely enjoyed reading the manga–and I read it at a good time, too. I was having a bit of anxiety and reading the story of Sora and Shiro (the little sister), I’m calmer than I was before!

I look forward to seeing how Sora and Shiro, as well as the others, grow in the next volumes!

I give this first volume 4 of 5 stars!

Happy Reading!
— Adele