If you haven’t gotten enough of game world anime series, then here’s another one coming your way for your crazy self. As far as I’m concerned, these types of series have never really been bad, but one can tire of them pretty easily and it takes a wild premise to generate interest nowadays.
Here’s a summary from ANN:
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.”
One part The World God Only Knows and one part Sword Art Online, No Game, No Life seems to have an intriguing story behind itself. Since the light novel (released in 2012) was popular enough to spawn an ongoing manga, I imagine that there must something special about it. The animation actually reminds me a bit of Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai which may not be the best comparison to be making, considering how cheap the animation in that series feels to me.
No Game, No Life is being produced by Madhouse and will premiere in April.