Imanity’s Last Hope – No Game No Life Zero Review

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

no game no life zero

No Game No Life Zero is based on the sixth volume of the No Game No Life light novel series by Yu Kamiya and reveals the origin story of Disboard. The movie is narrated by Tet, the One True God of Disboard, and follows the story of Riku and Shuvi. The English dub of No Game No Life Zero premiered at the first annual Los Angeles Anime Film Festival on September 15, 2017 at Regal Cinema in downtown Los Angeles. The event celebrated 100 years of anime and featured a Q&A with the English voice actors of No Game No Life Zero.

Set 6000 years prior to the current storyline, humans are on the brink of extinction in a world torn by the Great Eternal War. The sixteen races of Disboard are fighting to claim the title of One True God. While the humans were powerless to have any influence in the war, their leader, Riku, believed in a tomorrow for humanity. While exploring an abandoned Elf city, Riku discovers an exiled Ex Machina whom Riku named Shuvi. The Ex Machina claimed she was exiled because she wanted to understand the human heart and was deemed broken as a result. Together with Shuvi, Riku devised a plan to become the One True God and end the war.

As a fan of the series, I was initially thrown off by the movie because it did not feature the main characters of the series, Sora and Shiro, and there were no games. However, that’s not to say I did not enjoy the movie. The movie played a ton of jokes on the life of an otaku with Riku, unfortunately, being the butt of all the jokes. My favorite being when Riku proposed to Shuvi, but Shuvi stated, “But if you marry me, you will be a virgin forever.” As an origin story, the movie did amazingly well in connecting events 6000 years ago to the current storyline. Cameos from characters such as Jibril and revealing Stephanie Dola’s ancestor helped establish that connection, not to mention the uncanny resemblance of Riku and Shuvi to Sora and Shiro. The final battle between Shuvi and Jibril delivered an epic fight that only an anime movie can provide. I remember saying, “This is absolutely ridiculous,” several times during the fight because it was just that insane. Watching the fight scene in a movie theater enhanced the experience tenfold and I highly recommend it buying a ticket.

Overall, the movie was great. No Game No Life Zero connected to the current storyline well, the characters had good character development, the pacing was good, and the visuals were amazing. The only issue I have is that we still have no idea who Tet is. Throughout the origin story, Riku revealed he loses every game of chess against what seemed to be a figment of his imagination. At the climax of the movie,  we discover the figment is actually real and it is Tet. Tet claims all the hard work of Riku to be the One True God without even lifting a finger. The movie does not even reveal what race or gender Tet is (I don’t really care for the gender, but that’s just how little we know about the character). We’re not even told why Tet chose Riku of all people and Tet was narrating the story. At this point, I will admit my knowledge is only limited to the anime and I have not read the light novel. In all likelihood, Tet’s background will play a pivotal role in the future, if it hasn’t already. In the meantime, I’m just frustrated with being in the dark on who Tet really is.

No Game No Life Zero is an action-packed, emotional rollercoaster of an anime movie. The story of Riku and Shuvi will rekindle your love of Sora and Shiro, even if they are brother and sister.

You can buy your tickets now from Fathom Events.

ASCHENTE!

YogaOutlet.com

One Response

  1. ylt December 18, 2017 Reply

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
The Ranger
‘The Ranger’ Delivers on its Promise of a Punk Rock Slasher Flick

Chelsea (Chloe Levine) is a punk. Clad in leather and with...

It’s the Thanksgiving From Hell in the Teaser for Ike Barinholtz’s Contentious Comedy ‘The Oath’

We’ve all been there. Thanksgiving surrounded by immediate family and then...

Ahockalypse
Zombies Run Amok on the Ice in ‘Ahockalypse’

There aren’t many sports as violent as hockey. It’s a game...

Event News Event Reviews
Transformers: The Movie Theatrical Debut
32 Years Ago Today, Was The Transformers: The Movie Theatrical Debut

On this day, 32 years ago, the world was graced with The...

Blizzard SDCC 2018
Blizzard SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment Brings Massive Lineup to SDCC

Blizzard in SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment brings Overwatch, StarCraft, and...

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018
Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR and Stern Pinball

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Exclusive Track Premiere from Madden NFL 19!

(July 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records today...

Star Ocean Anamnesis
8.0/10
The Most Intuitively Fun Gameplay of Any Mobile RPG – Star Ocean Anamnesis Review

Star Ocean Anamnesis is hands down the most fun and intuitive gameplay...

Ghostbusters World
Strap On Your Jumpsuits and Proton Packs – Ghostbusters World First Look

Ghostbusters World First Look at SDCC2018 – When someone asks you if...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Five Questions for Gary Morgenstein About ‘A Mound Over Hell’

Gary Morgenstein is a journalist, public relations expert and author with...

Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel Revealed

Dark Horse reveals new original Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic...

black torch
Black Torch – New Supernatural, Action Manga from Viz Media

VIZ Media releases a new, supernatural story with the release of...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Chuck Billy of Testament Talks About His Signature Vaporizer

Chuck Billy of Testament talks about, “The Chief” his signature vaporizer,...

anime pls
Anime Pls by Bioworld – Exclusive Interview

Bioworld Merchandising is a pop culture product expert. The company is considered...

heaven's feel
Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower Blu-ray Release

TLDR Aniplex of America announced that box office hit, Fate/stay night ...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
WOW Announces New TV Taping Schedule

Women of Wrestling (WOW) will be hosting two nights of TV...

Catching up with Collegiate Take Down King Joe Gonzales at OCG

What can be said about Joe Gonzales? Well, everything really. Gonzales...

NJPW G1 Special from San Francisco Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) the King of Sports returns to...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics #3

The defense against the dark arts temps start rolling in...

Fantoy Comics by Michael Colbert

Another slice of daily Hogwarts life as told with Funko Pops...

Fantoy Comics by Michael Colbert

A new comic strip focusing on the regular old days at...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming. Related

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

%d bloggers like this: