The Best Episodes of No Game No Life
Last Updated: May 15, 2019
No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Kuuhaku." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games. The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party's wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.
#1 - Rule Number 10
Season 1 - Episode 12
Sora and Shiro are driven into a corner by Izuna's activated Blood Destruction, but just when Izuna thinks she's won the game, she falls into yet another of their traps and is defeated. Some time later, the siblings are summoned by the leader of the Werebeasts, the Shrine Priestess, who wants a rematch against them for the sake of her people, but the challenge "unexpectedly" ends in a draw. She is convinced into joining forces and establishing the Elkia Federation by merging the Imanity and Werebeast territories into a single nation. While making preparations for their next battles, Sora and Shiro renew their conviction to unite all the races of Disboard under their rule, and one day challenge Tet for his title of "One True God".
#2 - Interesting
Season 1 - Episode 6
The siblings confront Jibril, a member of the Flügel race to reclaim the royal library in a game of Shiritori.
#3 - Killing Giant
Season 1 - Episode 11
Having regained their composure, Sora and Shiro confront Izuna with Jibril's help but soon realize that the game is rigged to the point that winning is almost impossible. All hope seems lost when Shiro is apparently put on enemy control, until Izuna realizes that she is actually falling on a trap by the siblings, and enjoying the game for the first time in her life, she finally decides to go all out against them.
#4 - Fake End
Season 1 - Episode 8
The siblings pay a visit to the Werebeasts' embassy in Elkia, and expose the tricks that they use to outwit their opponents. Sora bets all of Imanity's remaining territory, along with the lives of all its citizens in an all-or-nothing game against the Werebeasts. However, while awaiting an answer from them, Sora mysteriously disappears without a trace, and Shiro realizes that she is the only one who remembers him.
#5 - Expert
Season 1 - Episode 3
A girl named Clamy has won the right to be the next king of Elukia by her overwhelming good luck. Steph lost to her and loses the chance to become the next ruler. Just as she defeats the last challenger, however, Sora and Shiro interrupt her.
#6 - Sky Walk
Season 1 - Episode 9
While figuring out the truth about her brother's disappearance, Shiro remembers that Sora is having a high-stakes game of Othello with Clammy in which they are betting their own existence and memories. With Sora in a dire position and unable to continue the game, Shiro assumes his place according to the game's rules and wins. With this, the siblings not only earn Clammy's allegiance and the support of her Elf partner, Feel Nilvalen, but by sharing his memories with her, Sora finally wins her trust.
#7 - Grandmaster
Season 1 - Episode 4
The game Clamy challenged them to wasn't normal chess. Shiro is a chess master, but even she is helpless against Clami's assault. But when Shiro understands the real rules of the game, things begind to turn around. The battle to determine the king of Elukia, and all of humanity, finally reaches its end.
#8 - Sacrifice
Season 1 - Episode 7
Intending to challenge the Werebeasts, the siblings discover that it's hard to come with a strategy to defeat the latter, as all memories regarding the games are erased from their challengers, until Stephanie entrusts Sora a key left by the former king, leading to his secret research on how to outwit them.
#9 - Beginner
Season 1 - Episode 1
Sora and Shiro are unemployed and never leave their house, but on the net, they're known as "Blank", an invincible team of gamers. One day, these siblings are visited by a boy named Tet, who calls himself god. Tet summons them to a world where all war is banned, and everything is decided by games.
#10 - Blue Rose
Season 1 - Episode 10
After finishing their preparations, the time has come for Sora and Shiro to challenge the Werebeasts with the destiny of all Imanity at stake, accompained by Jibril and Steph. But just when the game begins, the siblings fall into despair when they see themselves in a city that resembles their own homeland and the traumas of their past come to surface.
#11 - Weak Square
Season 1 - Episode 5
Sora and Shiro leave the running of the country to Steph and spend every day playing video games. Steph's hope that they would become not only the saviors of Elukia, but all of humanity, crumbles away.
#12 - Challenger
Season 1 - Episode 2
Sora and Shiro have been abandoned in another world by Tet. In this world all war is forbidden, and everything is determined by games whose rules are determined by the "Ten Pledges" that Tet established. They find themselves in the country of humanity, the weakest of the 16 races in this new world.