Types of "Game Worlds" in Anime
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I'm going to be safe than sorry, but none of this should be spoilers if premises are not considered spoilers.

This is generally about the premises of:

Log Horizon
Sword Online
No Game No Life
Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?
The World God Only Knows

Adding to list of the titles that get mentioned by others that fit in these categories:

Btooom!

Three types of anime "Game Worlds" I've observed recently-

(note: I didn't watch .hack when it first came out because I wasn't interested in its premise; Now that I've seen these other "Game World" shows I'm willing to check it out)

1. Virtual World



2. Parallel World



3. This World



These are just general categories which MOSTLY apply to each series (i.e. There may be parts of the story that crosses into another category). Feel free to have me clarify if you don't know what I was trying to talk about (I tried to keep the writing short by using sentence fragments in lists) and also expand if you know other helpful examples.
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Do you like chess?

But before you answer, I play with human lives.

Code Geass truly is a death match.

Edit: game of thrones
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I think Btooom! counts as a game world made real. In that sick twisted sort of way.
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I'd say .hack because someone told me it's like a game but I only watched the movie so I have no idea.
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AnimeKami wrote:

Do you like chess?

But before you answer, I play with human lives.

Code Geass truly is a death match.


Yeah, Code Geass showcases masterful gamesmanship, as in Death Note.

I could try fitting a few more series on the list but that would really be pushing / breaking the definition of what a "game" is...
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btoooooooooom

has a 2nd season ever been confirmed?
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shimmer_ wrote:

btoooooooooom

has a 2nd season ever been confirmed?


Not yet although there is enough source material imo for a one cour season.
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Rito2Ru wrote:

I think Btooom! counts as a game world made real. In that sick twisted sort of way.



shimmer_ wrote:

btoooooooooom

has a 2nd season ever been confirmed?


I just checked Wikipedia and wow does that ever sound messed up

Another series that I'll have to check out now.
Posted 5/5/14

stark700 wrote:


shimmer_ wrote:

btoooooooooom

has a 2nd season ever been confirmed?


Not yet although there is enough source material imo for a one cour season.


this hurts my soul. i should probably just pick up the manga
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