At the beginning of the month, Kadokawa announced that the three lead voice actors from No Game No Life, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sora), Ai Kayano (Shiro) and Yoko Hikasa (Stephanie Dola), will be joining a stage event for the film to be held at 13:40 at the AnimeJapan event on March 26th. With an anime movie previously announced for this year, an early look at the promo material for the event has shown the movie has been dated for a July 15th opening.
The TV anime's director Atsuko Ishizuka (Hanayamata, Prince of Stride: Alternative) is confirmed to helm the film as well. But instead of Kouji Ohya for the TV anime, Satoshi Tasaki (Fairy Musketeers, RIDEBACK) newly serves as the character designer.
"No Game No Life -Zero-" Main Staff:
Director: Atsuko Ishizuka (Hanayamata, Prince of Stride: Alternative)
Screenplay: Jukki Hanada (Love Live!, Sound! Euphonium)
Character Design: Satoshi Tasaki (Fairy Musketeers, RIDEBACK)
Anime Production: Madhouse
Spoiler warning if you only know the series from the 2014 TV anime...
Last summer, Thiago Furukawa Lucas, aka Yuu Kamiya, author of the hikikomori step-siblings gamers sent to a fantasy world series, as well as A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives and soon-to-be-anime-adapted Clockwork Planet, took to Twitter to offer a reaction/big hint.
ん？ あ、いえ。ノーゲーム・ノーライフ劇場版は、告知絵を見ての通り――ってそうか。区別つきにくいのか； リクとシュヴィですよ。つまり６巻ですよ。— 榎宮＠仕事再開 (@yuukamiya68) July 17, 2016