No Game No Life Volume 6 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel No Game No Life Volume 6 by Yuu Kamiya
How did humanity survive the Great War? Which 2 individuals stood at the forefront of the movement to bring the war to an end. It’s Prequel Time!

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: No Game No Life
AKA: ノーゲーム・ノーライフ, NGNL, NogeNora
AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuu Kamiya
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): July 25, 2017
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PUBLISHER (Japan): MF Bunko J (Media Factory)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 24, 2015
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 9 (most recent volume was released August 2016)
ANIME SERIES: 12 Episodes. Aired April 9-June 25, 2014. Covered volumes 1-3.
Movie covering volume 6 released July 2017

From the back cover:

Before Sora and Shiro set foot on Disboard, there was another remarkable duo!!

Tet, the One True God, takes a break to amuse himself among the mortals only to collapse on the streets of Elkia. When a familiar face finds him and lends a helping hand, the God of Play regales her with a tale from the Great War about a human man who challenged the world and a strange girl who sought to comprehend the human heart…

Let the games begin!

Light Novel Releases for July 2017

Here are the light novels releasing in July 2017!

June 30

The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress Volume 1

“The Combat Baker and His Automaton Waitress” is about an ex-soldier who moves to a rural town to open a bakery. While he has no problem baking delicious bread, this battle-scarred veteran discovers that his intimidating demeanor is scaring off potential customers. What good is having a bakery if you can’t sell a single loaf of bread?

Just when he’s ready to give up, a red-eyed, white-haired girl walks into his shop to ask for a job. Could hiring her save his bakery? Just who is this beautiful girl? Is she even human?!
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July 2

Demon King Daimao Volume 1

Far in the future, Japan has become a land ruled by magic and those who wield it. Akuto Sai arrives at Constant Magical Academy—the most prestigious magic school in the world—for his first year of high school. The only student to pass the Academy’s intense entrance exam, he has his sights set on become a High Priest, the most powerful and virtuous magician in the land. However, when he arrives at the Academy, his future occupation is prophesied to be… The Demon King?! Now Akuto is the number one target on campus, and he must navigate his way with the help of his friends—a troublesome delinquent, a beautiful observer android, an honor-bound class representative, and a mysterious girl from his past—through the seedy underbelly of the world’s premier magic academy.

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July 3

Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Volume 4

When Theia’s Blue Knight detects a strange anomaly near Earth, it looks like Koutarou and the others have a new kind of invader on their hands. Another princess from Forthorthe has come to sabotage Theia’s trial, but no one seems to be able to find her! The threat lingers as they get involved with the drama club and agree to help put on a very special play for the upcoming
cultural festival. And just how long can Yurika keep a you-know- what in room 106 a secret from Ruth?

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July 4

Occultic Nine Volume 1 (Paperback Release)

An all-new supernatural light novel series that inspired a hit anime!
What happens when eight eccentrics cross paths on a paranormal blog run by a high school NEET? A whole lot of weird! Gamon Yuta runs an occult-related site he hopes will one day make him rich. But before his dreams can come true, strange things occur when the lives of these nine oddballs collide. Can they solve a case that transcends reality and could alter the very fabric of our world?

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July 10

Infinite Dendrogram Volume 1

In the year 2043, Infinite Dendrogram, the world’s first successful full-dive VRMMO was released. In addition to its ability to perfectly simulate the five senses, along with its many other amazing features, the game promised to offer players a world full of infinite possibilities. Nearly two years later, soon-to-be college freshman, Reiji Mukudori, is finally able to buy a copy of the game and start playing. With some help from his experienced older brother, Shu, and his partner Embryo, Reiji embarks on an adventure into the world of Infinite Dendrogram. Just what will he discover and encounter in this game world known for its incredible realism and infinite possibilities?

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July 15

Bluesteel Blasphemer Volume 2

In Friedland, there’s a new god in town: Yukinari Amano, who now keeps the area safe from the terrible creatures that routinely attack it. In hopes of raising Friedland’s standard of living, Yuki decides to open trade negotiations with another village. However, this seemingly simple task leads to a shocking discovery: a human-erdgod symbiote! And as if that weren’t enough, a monstrous new threat is bearing down on Friedland while Yuki is away… What will the village do? It’s Volume 2 of the smash-hit guns-meet-swords action-fantasy, Bluesteel Blasphemer!

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July 21

Arifureta Volume 2

After being summoned to a new world and thrown down into the depths of hell, Hajime Nagumo met Yue and together they conquered the Great Orcus Labyrinth. The pair was planning on taking it easy on the surface for a little bit, but a meeting with the bunny girl Shia Haulia throws a wrench into those plans. She has the peculiar power to see the future, and according to her, Hajime’s the one saving her family in her visions! Hajime was planning on refusing, but it appears she might be able to help him on his quest to return home. And so, the adventure continues in Reisen Gorge.

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July 22

I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse: Volume 4

Rekka may think he’s learned a valuable lesson about friendship and the people he loves, but putting it into practice wasn’t supposed to be the hard part! When Iris, Satsuki, and Harissa all ask him for a date on Sunday, it will put his wits to the test. But if he thinks his worst dilemma is figuring out which girl to spend his weekend with, he’s got another thing coming—more heroines! A new transfer student appears to have a mysterious connection to him, but someone—or something—is after her. And a strange phone call from Hibiki…leads to a treasure hunt?

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Mixed Bathing in Another Dimension: Volume 4: The Ancient Seawater Baths

To collect more goddess blessings and grow closer to defeating the demon lord, the hero Touya travels to Neptunopolis, a beautiful blue city by the harbor. Soon after arrival, he has a chance meeting with another hero, and then reunites with someone completely unexpected! Unforeseen events occur one after another, but our heroines don’t forget to change into swimsuits and splash around at the beach as well. Now then, will Touya’s Unlimited Bath have room for one more?

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July 25

Durarara Volume 7

“I’m not doing anything. All the Dollars did that together…”

The holiday isn’t over yet. The day after Izaya was stabbed, the scars of the recent incident are still fresh on the city. A pair of classmates wander the town together. A sister keeps an eye on the girl hanging around her brother. A girl tries to strengthen herself to kill the strongest man in town. A set of mischievous twins don’t bother to care about their brother. A Russian woman mourns her future. A yakuza clings to his past. A doctor who travels to enjoy his holiday with a recently-relaxed headless dullahan… Ikebukuro is going to be busy!

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Kagerou Daze Volume 7

After escaping from a burning house, a younger Kido wanders into the Kagerou Daze itself, where she encounters Azami and is provided with a certain gift. Meanwhile, in the “outside” world, the entire Blindfold Gang finally gathers back together, standing up to unravel the mystery that’s caught all of them in its sights!

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No Game No Life Volume 6

One fateful day, the One True God Tet collapsed from hunger in the back alleys of Elche, only to be saved by Izuna. Tet recounts a story from 6000 years ago, about the Great War” that divided the heavens and tore the earth asunder. About the man who challenged the world and the girl who stayed by his side.

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Your Lie in April

THE POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME DRAMA COMES TO LIFE IN WORDS!

There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage.

Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, A Six-Person Etude accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but form a coherent and hard-hitting tale of its own.

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July 26

The Faraway Paladin Volume 3 Primus

But order has not completely been restored to this faraway land; strange things are happening, starting with plants blooming out of season and dying at random. At Duke Ethel’s request, Will and Menel are off to investigate, not knowing that their journey will lead them to an ominous prophecy and the Rust Mountains, the capital of the dwarves.

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July 31

Akaoni Contract with a Vampire Volume 1

Locked in the back of a minivan headed for who knows where, Azusa Saito realizes she has been kidnapped. Just when she thinks there’s no hope for escape, she is rescued by a man with glowing red eyes. Or is she? Her supposed rescuer forces her to live in a town of vampires. There she learns the story of her kidnapper, a red-eyed vampire charged with the bothersome role of guarding her from enemy covens and from escaping. He is the dreaded Akaoni, the only vampire all other vampires tremble in fear of. Oddly, he doesn’t scare her though.
What will happen between a powerful, ostracized vampire who never drank blood and a girl who is hunted for her blood? Will love blossom between them when enemies abound within and without the coven? Find out in this thrilling shoujo light novel series!

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See you next month for more Light Novel releases!

No Game No Life Volume 5

No Game No Life Volume 5 Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel No Game No Life Volume 5 by Yuu Kamiya
The gaming siblings go up against god slayers and sleeping mermaids.

LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: No Game No Life
AKA: NogeNora, ノーゲーム・ノーライフ
AUTHOR: Yuu Kamiya
ILLUSTRATOR: Yuu Kamiya
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): December 20, 2016
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From the back cover;

In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. Since arriving in this strange place, genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have risen to become king and queen of what’s left of Disboard’s humans. Their latest challenge is winning an unwinnable romance game against the races of Dhampir and Siren. To uncover the true strategy to beat this sadistic game of love, they head for the home of the angelic Flügel: the midair city of Avant Heim. But the Flügel are a hideously powerful race, created specifically to kill gods. Will things really go as planned?

English Light Novel Releases for December 2016

Hey Everyone! Here are the official English light novel releases you can look forward to in December (and there’s lots of them).

December 3, 2016

Occultic;Nine Volume 1

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Q: Do you believe in ghosts?
A: Of course not!

Yuta Gamon, a young boy who lives in Kichijoji, runs an occult blog called “Kirikiri Basara.” He spends his days dreaming of making a fortune off his affiliate links. What starts off as a tiny feeling that something’s wrong develops into a case that goes beyond imagining. Suddenly, Yuta brings together the fates of nine strangers.

Black magic, the afterlife, psychics, fortune-telling, other dimensions, prophecies, hypnosis, urban legends…

The world is filled with flim-flam!

This is first book in the Paranormal NVL Occultic;Nine series, from the mind behind Steins;Gate and Chaos;Child! Now a hit anime, too!

Purchase Occultic;Nine Volume 1 via Amazon.com

Brave Chronicle Volume 1

Brave Chronicle Volume 1

Meet Kurono Kokuya, a student in the lowest rank at Star Gate Academy — the world’s cutting-edge training facility for starcerers, the beings who use starcery to protect the Earth from otherworld invasions. His childhood friend Yukihime Yukigane just happens to be the world’s strongest starcerer, and she never lets him forget that fact. One day, their days of peace are interrupted by a powerful threat from another world. Kokuya and Yukihime stand on the front lines, risking their lives to protect those they love, but will they be able to defeat the Dark Lord Redge and his cruel minions?

“You promised, remember?”

“Fine, fine, I’ll protect the world with you…”

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My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1

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One day out of nowhere, high schooler Yuichi Sakaki begins seeing words above people’s heads. It turns out to be the ability to see people’s true natures, which he names… Soul Reader!

(Actually, his big sister names it that.)

The next thing he knows, he’s surrounded by people with bizarre labels like “Zombie” “Vampire” and “Witch.” And before he can figure out what to do about that, he finds himself threatened by a beautiful girl, Natsuki, whose label is “Serial Killer”!

Fortunately, Yuichi is not unprepared. His big sister has been training him for this kind of thing all his life. The battle is about to unfold between the bloodthirsty killing machine… and the world’s strongest little brother!

Purchase My Big Sister Lives in a Fantasy World Volume 1 from Amazon.com

December 6, 2016

Naruto: Itachi’s Story, Vol. 2: Midnight

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A new series of prose novels, straight from the worldwide Naruto franchise. Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in these fast-paced adventures, with each volume focusing on a particular clan mate, ally, team…or villain.

Together with his sworn friend Shisui, Itachi takes on a mission to assassinate a spy in the village in order to join the Anbu. The rivalry between the Uchiha clan and the village grows ever more fierce, until finally death comes for his friend. Despairing at both his clan and the village, Itachi heads into the tragic night with his new eye and a fatal resolve. The hope and the dreams he spoke of to his brother… The gentle yet cruel truth awaits.

Purchase Itachi’s Story Vol. 2 from Amazon.com

December 16, 2016

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Why are we doing this…?

When Haruhiro came to, he was in the darkness. Not knowing why was he here, or where “here” even was. With him were others who also remembered little more than their own names. What they found when they came out of the underground was a world that was “just like a game.” In order to survive, Haruhiro forms a party with others in the same situation as him, learns skills, and takes his first steps forward into the world of Grimgar as a trainee volunteer soldier.

Not knowing what awaits him… This is a tale of adventure born from the ashes.

Purchase Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Volume 1 from Amazon.com

December 17, 2016

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji Volume 1

My Little Sister Can Read Kanji

The year is 2202, and Japan has become the land of moe. Aspiring author Gin Imose and his little sister Kuroha are traveling to TOKYO to meet with the world famous author, Gai Odaira. Kuroha is uninterested in his orthodox literary style, and amazingly is able to read ancient modern Japanese books written in kanji!

This fateful encounter sets off a chain of events that could change the course of literary history. Could it be that, long ago, books could be about more than little sisters showing their panties and getting in compromising situations with their non-blood-related older brothers? Impossible! It’s hard to even imagine a Japan where everyone could read kanji and the Prime Minister was a 3D human being…

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December 20, 2016

Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1

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A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…

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Accel World, Vol. 8

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Haruyuki’s desperate battle with his friend Takumu has taken him to the brink, and he finally activates the Destiny, a purified version of the notorious Armor of Catastrophe. It’s light versus dark as their fierce fight continues, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. If Haruyuki can’t rid his friend of the sinister ISS kit that’s infected him, Takumu could be lost to the darkness forever. And he just might take Haruyuki with him…

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The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water, Vol. 2

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Having formed their tag-team partnership, Ayato and Julis begin polishing their skills and their teamwork in preparation for the Festa. But soon Ayato meets another girl–Kirin Toudou. She has long, silver hair and a petite charm–and despite her thirteen years of age, she’s one of the strongest fighters of Seidoukan Academy. She seems to like Ayato, but that’s not going to stop her from challenging him to a duel…

Purchase The Asterisk War Vol. 2 from Amazon.com

Baccano!, Vol. 3

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The year is 1931. A boy boards a train to visit his friend in New York. A woman in a jumpsuit boards a train to meet her employer in New York. And the conductor? He boards because it’s his job. If it had been any other day, they all would have gotten where they were going just fine. But it’s not any other day. The Rail Tracer is on the hunt. The gonzo tale of gangsters, immortals, and outrageous luck (both bad and good) speeds into its third volume!

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Black Bullet, Vol. 5: Rentaro Satomi, Fugitive

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With the chaos of the Third Kanto Battle subsiding, peace is finally returning to the Tendo Civil Security Agency, and Rentaro, Kisara, Enju, and Tina are taking full advantage of the quiet. But when an old friend from Rentaro’s childhood reappears, their bright days turn suddenly dark–and Rentaro finds himself imprisoned for a senseless murder. He plans a desperate escape, but his enemies keep coming, and they are like nothing he’s ever fought before…

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The Devil Is a Part-Timer, Vol. 6

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The fast-food joint that the Devil King calls his workplace has reopened, now with a hip café space upstairs–the perfect chance for the overlord of all demons to earn a few new certifications and work his way up to management. Meanwhile, Chiho, whose love for the Devil King remains doggedly unrequited, discusses ways with Emi to learn how to master the Idea Link, a skill that could let her telepathically communicate across worlds and call for help whenever she makes contact with a nefarious demon…or angel, for that matter. Suzuno steps up to serve as her teacher…but her choice of training areas (a public bath) leaves the others to question her sanity. It’s the sixth volume of this low-wage high fantasy, where soap bubbles fly and everyone may come out less than squeaky clean!

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The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 3

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The Nine School Battle. Ever year in mid-July, students from magic high schools all over the country gather to participate in fierce competitions of magical skill. Miyuki Shiba is among the members of the team First High will send to the battle. The magical skill of the competitors will be a huge factor, but there’s another one-the tuning of their CADs. Luckily, they’ve got someone with them who specializes in the field-Miyuki’s older brother Tatsuya. But when the Nine School Battle is targeted by a sinister group, all the talent in the world may not be enough to secure victory…

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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vol. 7

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Having triumphed in the War Game, Lilly, Welf, and Mikoto have forged new bonds with each other and with Bell, and the new-and-improved Hestia Familia is feeling distinctly more familial. But when Bell has to venture into the pleasure quarter of Orario to come to Mikoto’s aid, he’s soon tangled up in more intrigue than he bargained for. Ishtar Familia owns the night here, and none of Bell’s experience can prepare him for their courtesan wiles!

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No Game No Life, Vol. 5

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In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. Since arriving in this strange place, genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have risen to become king and queen of what’s left of Disboard’s humans. Their latest challenge is winning an unwinnable romance game against the races of Dhampir and Siren. To uncover the true strategy to beat this sadistic game of love, they head for the home of the angelic Flügel: the midair city of Avant Heim. But the Flügel are a hideously powerful race, created specifically to kill gods. Will things really go as planned?

Purchase No Game No Life Vol. 5 from Amazon.com

Sword Art Online Vol. 9

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Kirito awakens in a vast, fantastical forest filled with towering trees. In his search for clues to the truth of his surroundings, he encounters a young boy who seems to know him. He ought to be a simple NPC, but the depth of his emotions seem no different than a human. As they search for the boy’s parents, Kirito finds a peculiar memory returning to him. A memory from his own childhood, of this boy and a girl, too, with golden hair, and a name he should have never forgotten–Alice.

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BAKEMONOGATARI, Part 1: Monster Tale

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There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

This first of three parts introduces Senjogahara and Hachikuji, and fans of the blockbuster prequel KIZUMONOGATARI will be delighted to meet their favorite crazies again: the weirdly reliable narrator Araragi, class president among class presidents Hanekawa, shady problem-solver Oshino, and a certain pale, blonde former vampire.

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No Game No Life Volume 4 Light Novel Review

Light novel review of No Game No Life Volume 4 by Yuu Kamiya.
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From the back cover;

Having been transported to the world of Disboard, where everything is decided by games, Sora and Shiro (who together form the unstoppable gamer team ” “) are still winning. They’ve racked up an unbroken string of victories against opponents armed with all manner of magic and treachery. As the pair enjoy a well-deserved vacation in the Eastern Union, they’re approached by a Dhampir named Plum. Sora and Shiro prepare for battle, but this game is one of the very few they haven’t beaten and mastered–the game of love!


No Game No Life Vol.3 | Light Novel Review


 

Review of the light novel, No Game No Life, Vol. 3 by Yuu Kamiya.

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From the Back Cover:

One of the gamer siblings has vanished!

In the world of Disboard, everything is decided by games. And after rising to reign as the monarchs of the remnants of Disboard’s humans, gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have now wagered the fate of every human being alive on the outcome of a game against the Eastern Union! But immediately after making this wager, Sora disappears, leaving only a cryptic message behind. ” “, the legendary two-in-one gamer, has been torn asunder! What is Sora thinking? What will Shiro do? What will become of humanity? And what about the paradise of animal girls?!

In the third volume of the bestselling alternate-world fantasy series, it’s a risky showdown against the Werebeasts!


No Game No Life Vol. 2 | Light Novel Review

Review of the light novel No Game No Life Volume 2 by Yuu Kamiya.

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From the Back Cover:

The gamer siblings have their eyes on a new target–the land of the animal girls…
It’s gamer siblings vs. animal girls, but first there’s some angel trouble to deal with! After having been summoned to the world of Disboard, where a boyish god has declared that all conflicts must be resolved via games, the genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro have ascended to rule over the strange world’s embattled humans. Now brother and sister must challenge the other races directly, and the games are afoot! Will Sora and Shiro be able to stand against the might of the angelic Flügel race? The next chapter in the hit fantasy series begins here!