No Game No Life: Zero - Reviews

dahha's avatar
Jan 6, 2018

probably the best anime movie, related to a series i've seen. certainly at least recently. it gives you  a great background to the series, and makes you look at a few things in it in a new light. I particularily loved the way they got you to connect with the characters and really start to feel their plight and emotions. the flow of the whole story is really well done moving from scene to scene, sure they could have made a whole season of it but they did well enough with movie's length worth of time.

The artwork and the sound was comparable to the series if not sharper / slightly better done. all in all i enjoyed basically every minute of watching this.

well worth a watch if you like no game no life.

9/10 story
9/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
Danlight's avatar
Oct 6, 2017

The beginning sequence was surprisingly good and had a really tense and emotional atmosphere to it but as soon as the main heroine was introduced it just got reduced to 13 year old humor and the plot got really dumbed down. After that initial beginning sequence I thought we were going to get a good story about loss and sacrifice but instead it just got rushed to the end and got one of the most rushed and unneeded romances in anime.

3/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall
Dragonblade's avatar
Feb 23, 2018

No Game No Life: Zero has to be one of the best movies I'ver seen that are related directly to the story of the show. The beggining of the movie makes you feel like you're entering a legend, and thats what the creators were probably planning. The movie is basically the history of what happened before Sora and Shiro originally came to Elkia. It revolves around the 'Great War' of the Gods, and the story of how the system of the Gods ended up. The war takes place about 4000 years before the shows time. It shows an apocalyptic world where those without any powers are left to die between the conflicts of those with magic, machines, and other powerful weapons. Ultimately things get better, some characters get their sanity back, some realize that the heart is capable of changing the very sense of probability, and some cope with the loss of their family starting a new nation called Elkia, and race later to be known as Immanity... It truly has some lessons to be learnt from watching it. It shows the struggles of weak people just to survive, their mental state through the war, as well as the ideas and means to stop it. No Game No Life: Zero is overall a great anime movie, I really do recommend it, I bet that you will be watching every minuite not getting bored even for a second as the constant and sudden actions as well as the idea of treating war as a game and succeeding in ending it makes it very interesting to watch, and very touching as the main characters get to know each other better throught the movie slowly starting to like each other.



8/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
8/10 overall
Arraragi's avatar
Feb 26, 2018

There has never been beter move than this one.

And probably will never be.

It's not about the movie.


Just watch it, don't thanks. Just watch.

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Dubfan's avatar
Jul 21, 2020

The movie is overrated, it was a disappointment. This is a movie which is a prequel to the anime series "No Game No Life". Some of the fight scenes are nice, but the movie pales in comparison to the series. The genre was changed. The environment was changed. The characters were depressing. Major scenes of the plot are skipped over or "simply ment to be known". I believe this could be a show by itself, however in comparison to the anime series it falls short. The animation and sound qualities are better in the movie, but movies tend to have a greater budget for extravagance. Some of the battle sounds are louder then the dialogue. I would have prefered a sequel to "No Game No Life" instead.

3/10 story
7/10 animation
7/10 sound
3/10 characters
4/10 overall