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No Game No Life: Zero

Plot Summary:
Six thousand years before Sora and Shiro were even a blink in the history of Disboard, war consumed the land, tearing apart the heavens, destroying stars, and even threatening to wipe out the human race. Amid the chaos and destruction, a young man named Riku leads humanity toward the tomorrow his heart believed in. One day, in the ruins of an Elf city, he meets Schwi, a female exiled "Ex-machina" android who asks him to teach her what it means to have a human heart.



For more information on the movie please go here

https://myanimelist.net/anime/33674/No_Game_No_Life__Zero



I got a chance to see the movie today, so if anyone else had the chance to, share your thoughts! It will be airing dubbed on Oct 8 in select theaters if you prefer the dubbed. Also you can share when its available as a physical release or the eventual darkside




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Sentai pls...
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Swaggercandy wrote:

However, Tet still remains a mystery to me, I may have missed something but yeah he still just appeared out of nowhere.


Basically, what happened here was Riku kinda always believed and felt this "entity" that he "played" chess with from the time he was a child, and as the Old Deus run off of believers, prayer, faith, etc, when Riku broke down at the end and finally prayed to this "god of games" he could never beat, Tet finally took form (with the help of some of the magical energy swirling around from blowing up the spiritual circuits). Basically, from Schwi and Riku believing in something, even though they lost the game, they saved the world.

And to be fair, I can see the issue there. It was a lot more ambiguous in the movie than in the books, partly from a combo of the book having expositional story, and from the fact it's more "real" that Riku was playing someone in chess.
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Man, does anyone remember that one awesome anime where these two nerds got swept into another world and decided to stay there and play games all day and it was all comedy and fun and rainbows everywhere? No, me either........
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I loved this! I saw this with my squad, and we all walked away raving. I actually haven't seen the show yet, but this was a prequel that didn't require too much context with the show (though, there was a short recap before they played the movie).
Overall, this movie was GREAT. I took me on an emotional rollercoaster,

This was a great movie, and I really need to watch this show now. Not only was it beautiful visually, but it was also beautiful with its story. Riku and Schwi was a little awkward at first (considering that Schwi looks like a little girl), but by the end of the movie, everyone was shipping it hard . I suggest that anyone who missed it catches the dub on Sunday the 8th.
Meanwhile, I'm binging all 330 mins of the TV anime this weekend!
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I also saw it yesterday! I loved the show, and I liked the movie a lot too. I gotta admit tho, it wasn't what I was expecting (not that it was a bad thing). I'm an anime/movie only fan for No Game No Life (so far), so I haven't read the novels and didn't expect the more serious tone that this prequel had. I guess that's partly my own fault since we all understood how violent it was back then from stories in the show (looking at you Jibril lol).

However, I loved gaining the history of the Great War and how it was resolved. Riku and the other humans going all "ghost" for the fate of the world was intense. At least Tet remembers what they did. Really cool stuff. OH and yeah seeing some more of the other races was cool too! I'm clinging onto the hope that with this movie release will eventually come a season 2 release *clenched teeth* I think I'll end up reading the novels sometime soon as well, I bet I'll like the story even more then.

Also one of my favorite parts was when Izuna is questioning how much of Tet's story is true, and then she's like, yeah Jibril would totally cause a mess (still best girl tho)
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Swaggercandy

that goddamn Sentai why did you put that commentary in the BEGINNING of the movie rather than at the end or on the physical release, no need to put that kind of stuff in a theatrical setting at all.


SAME. Not to mention, it was with the dub cast and we were all at the sub showing. A lot of people in my theater cheered once it was over haha.


jcal94 wrote:

Basically, what happened here was Riku kinda always believed and felt this "entity" that he "played" chess with from the time he was a child, and as the Old Deus run off of believers, prayer, faith, etc, when Riku broke down at the end and finally prayed to this "god of games" he could never beat, Tet finally took form (with the help of some of the magical energy swirling around from blowing up the spiritual circuits). Basically, from Schwi and Riku believing in something, even though they lost the game, they saved the world.

And to be fair, I can see the issue there. It was a lot more ambiguous in the movie than in the books, partly from a combo of the book having expositional story, and from the fact it's more "real" that Riku was playing someone in chess.


Thank you for the clarity. I had guessed that too, but I also haven't read the books.
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Loved the movie!! Hated the thirty minute commentary at the beginning of the dub cast when it was subbed. seriously WTF.

Favorite part


Definitely buying this movie whenever it comes out. Need season 2.

Also I immediately fell in love with the ed credits song.
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Loved every minute of it. As you all have said already, that stuff in the beginning was not needed. They could have most definitely put that at the end of the film and yea.. when it was over. Everyone was cheering LOL

Madhouse did one hell of a job on this especially with the aesthetics. The Flugel were amazingly done. Especially when they did that huge attack. I was mindblown how well that was done.

Some Spoilers on movie



Overall, loved the movie and can't wait to purchase it when it arrives in the States.
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Yeah, Sentai shouldn't have done that before the movie. After the movie would have been fine, but not before when everybody (save for late-arriving people) is forced to watch it not taking into account that not everybody watched the TV series.
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Wait, its in theaters? Damn, missed that. Wonder if I could still get tickets...
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Dushan wrote:

Wait, its in theaters? Damn, missed that. Wonder if I could still get tickets...


The English subtitled version already played on Thursday, however, the English dubbed version will play in select theaters on Sunday October 8th. If you don't mind watching it dubbed, you still have a chance ti see it on the big screen.

See the below link for theaters showing the movie Sunday:

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/no-game-no-life-zero

Just type in your zip code and it will show nearby theaters showing it.

EDIT: just noticed you are in Canada. There are showings in Canada as well:

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Even though I knew what was going to happen. It was still fantastic. The music, themes, and execution of the story were spot on. Very little of the book (like 2 lines) were not part of the movie. This was a larger turnout in my area that SAO: Ordinal Scale. I hope that the sale numbers mean that there will be a season 2.

Also given the fact that they now have assets for what would be shown in volume 5, it seems more likely that they would do a season two than if they didn't already have the assets.
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For those interested, this movie currently has an 8.57 on MAL, putting it at rank 78 of the top-rated stuff. And on IMDB, it has a rating of 9.4 out of 10. And from around the net, the only negative stuff I've seen said about it are from people that expected the whole thing to be about the war, and not Riku and Schwi IN the war. Madhouse knocked it out of the park here, and if the show doesn't get a second season now, we know anime is dead
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I saw this with a group of friends the other day and just like everyone else we were none too pleased at that stupid 20 minute promo Sentai snuck in before the actual movie. Honestly it felt like everyone in the theater wanted to take the marketing person behind that stupid idea and tar and feather them. Needless to say everyone in the theater clapped loudly when the actual subbed movie started. But for a while there I was like "Did I accidentally pick the dubbed night by mistake?"

One of my friends was telling me that some theaters really DID mix up the subbed and dubbed releases and accidentally showed the wrong version, after which there were mass walk outs and demands for refunds. So I guess we were lucky.

The movie itself was OK. I don't have any regrets paying for what I got and overall left the theater pretty satisfied despite the 20 minute marketing travesty at the beginning. But I'll be honest I don't think I'd be in a hurry to rewatch it any time soon, as I'd really rather rewatch the series that I already own again for the Nth time seeing that it's more fun than the movie. The movie had some great dramatic acting and brought some real depth to the NGNL world. But the thing that makes NGNL stand out among so many other anime shows (and it looks like most of the people I know would agree), is that the series is above all very FUN! It had lots of LOL moments and witty humor and just all around great comedy. And while the movie did have a few of those moments, the very nature and setting of the story told you that wasn't going to be the case in this movie. I knew going in that Sora and Shiro weren't going to be the MCs and at most would just make a cameo (which they did), and knew in the back of my mind the basic premise of the movie and what I should expect, but that didn't really hit me until the movie was pretty much over.

But even though it's not as much fun as the series I still recommend if anyone is a fan of the series to watch it if for no other reason than to satisfy their curiosity and like I said before it does add quite a bit of depth to the overall franchise in ways you might not expect.
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