No Game No Life has earned a popular name for itself over the years in the world of anime. It is essentially an anime adaptation of a light novel manga that goes by the same title as the anime. Yuu Kamiya is the sole creator of the source material.
Although it’s been almost six years since the first season premiered, the dead ends seem to join again. Yuu Kamiya is already working on the 11th volume of the Light Novel, announced in June 2021. Also, an announcement on the official Twitter page of NGNL mentioned the rebroadcasting of the show on all Japanese TV channels during this summer. Thus, indicating a promotional front of the series yet again.
Moreover, since the last prequel movie, No Game No Life: Zero, we haven’t got any new update about the highly anticipated anime sequel. Hence chances are pretty even that there would be a second season of the strategic gaming story.
Therefore, stay with the article till the end to grasp everything that is known to us so far regarding a possible second season of No Game No Life.
When will No Game No Life Season 2 air?
The studio Madhouse has announced the release of a sequel of some of its other series earlier this year. Therefore speculations regarding the premiering of No Game No Life Season 2 has already started. Season 1 of the show gained immense popularity with its well-crafted character designing and intriguing visuals of the anime. Hence, a need for a second season still persists among anime lovers.
There is no official announcement made about the release of No Game No life season 2. The makers of the show, Madhouse, are also silent about the No Game No life season 2. Also, there is no confirmation regarding the working of the production house for a possible sequel of the anime. Therefore, we don’t have any update on the release date of the second season or any reliable source information about the sequel in the making. So, it is hard to predict the release timing of No Game No Life season 2
However, several factors determine if the second season will air in future or not. Hence, let’s look into those aspects which can reveal the possibility of a second season.
1. Availability of source material
For almost every anime, the source material plays a vital role in determining the making of sequels. The good news for fans of the show is that there is a lot of unused source material. Madhouse Studio won’t feel the vacancy of source material since about six books are available for the anime to adapt in its second season. There are ten volumes of light novels available and an additional two manga of No Game No Life.
Volume 1 to 6 is used as an adaptation in the first season. At the same time, the prequel movie used the 6th volume. Also, the writer Yuu Kamiya’s work on the 11th volume is still in progress and officially announced.
Thus to conclude, the number of source material can suffice almost two more new seasons of No Game No Life.
2. Popularity and demand of the show
The last release of No Game No Life was the movie in 2018. Therefore, without immense fans engagement with the series, there is no way the makers will think of reviving the show.
However, following a decline in the fanbase of season 1, the movie pushed the recovery and did pretty well. Also, there is a nominal figure of merchandise available in the market of No Game No Life. Mobile games are also available on android, with the anime title following similar concepts. Moreover, the number of google searches of the series is also satisfactory even after six years.
Also, season one received a glorious 4.5 rating out of 5 by the critics. Hence, the strategic storyline, filled with suspense and action sequences, played its part to grab the viewer’s attention swiftly.
3. Profitability of the anime
Looking at the sales figure, during 2014, NGNL Blue-ray CD sold 8774 copies of the first volume. Moreover, the box office sales for the movie NGNL Zero hit the $6.3 million mark. Although, it is only an adequate box office income compared to other famous animes. However, the cinema NGNL Zeo ranked 20 in the list of top movies of TV animation adaptations. Also, No Game No Life merchandise saw an appreciable rise in its sale and popularity, which was further increased due to the movie release in 2018.
However, streaming income holds most of the profit of animes these days. Therefore, Anime lovers prefer watching shows on streaming channels rather than Blue-Ray or reading light novels. Similarly, manga and light novel sales also declined over the years. The streaming revenue generated fills up the space of profit-making through a series.
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What will be the Plot of No Game No Life season 2? Spoilers Alert!
The first part focused on developing two NEET gamers’ characters and stepsiblings of each other, Sora and Shiro. The show sets the plot of an unbeatable duo Sora and Shiro earning worldwide name and fame in the world of gaming. The pair gets the title of Blank, and following a challenge from the true God, Ted sets them in a fantasy world of gaming. Ted rule is prevalent in the newly visualized environment of gaming. Thus, to be the survivor in the disboard, the two get into painless strategic battles involving intelligence and calculated steps.
Similarly, if there is a second season of the anime, it must go by the light novel and manga stories. Therefore there already about six books from which season 2 can derive its content. However, the ending of season 1 didn’t quite follow the stories mentioned in the Light novels and saw a slight distraction. The ending scene portrays the defeat of the Elkian Empire. Afterwards, Sora and Shiro call another great God for challenging them into a game that does not go according to the original story of Kamiya’s novel.
Therefore, following the story ahead of the sixth volume of the light novel, Shiro and Sora would most likely take over the empire of the dhampir and sirens. The dhampirs have vampire-like existence in the new world along with their female mermaid-like partners called siren.
Henceforth, the two get into many magic games involving the dhampir and siren and romance sort of strategy to crack the game. Also, the new season will feature the duo as the saviour of the dhampir and siren race from getting extinct.
However, season 2 might also distract from the light novel story and bring in new surprising scenes.
Casts, Characters and Creators of the anime No Game No Life.
|Stephanie Dola||Youko Hikasa|
Sora – He is the prime male protagonist of the series. He is the intelligent and extraordinarily strategic half of the sibling. He is older than Shiro.
Shiro – She is the 11-year-old stepsister of Sora. She is the one who stays calm, composed and does the reasoning of the decisions with analysis.
Jibril – He is the youngest and holds the most vital position among the Flugels. Also a member of the Council of Eighteen wings and custodian of the National Library of Elkia. Later he becomes the servant of the siblings after getting defeated in Shiritoti.
Stephanie Dola – She is the ex crown Princess of Elkia, presently a commoner. Her grandfather was the King of Immanity. Following her defeat to Sora, she falls into a romantic bond with him.
Tet – Tet is the God of the Disboard; he sets up the rules of the Disboard as well as the last of the old Deus. Also, he is considered the God of games and resides in a king chess piece. Tet has earned the title of One True God after winning a series of eternal wars in Suniaster without even taking part in the game, he was able to win it. Moreover, he is not from any of the 16 races but is closely attached to the Immanity.
Creators of the Anime
|Series Composition||Jukki Hanada|
|Original Creator||Yuu Kamiya (light novel)|
|Original Character Design||Yuu Kamiya|
|Sound Director||Jin Aketagawa|
Taking the aforementioned staging of relevant information, No Game No Life season 2 will definitely premier soon. The probable cause for the delay might be the busy schedule of the Madhouse Studio. Otherwise, everything required for a continuation of the popular anime falls in place.
Therefore according to the speculations and analysis, NGNL season 2 will start premier next year, if not in 2021. Hence stay tuned and wait for the next season to go on the run. Till then, fans can always binge-watch the previous episodes and end with the cinematic movie Zero.