No Game, No Life Zero Anime Film's 1st Promo Video Teases Millennia-Old Story

Mar 26, 2017

The No Game, No Life Zero film event at AnimeJapan 2017 unveiled the film's first promotional video, staff, cast, and characters on Sunday.

The video teases a story from myths erased from people's memories. Although the film features the same main cast members as the previous television anime, many of them play characters who lived six millennia before Sora and Shiro came into the alternate world.


Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Riku, the young leader of a human enclave


Ai Kayano as Shuvi, a mechanized girl who meets Riku


Yōko Hikasa as Corone Dora, a girl from Riku's enclave and the self-proclaimed sister-in-law of Riku


Yukari Tamura as Jibril, a girl of the Flügel race


Yuka Iguchi as Nonna Zell, a girl from Riku's enclave


Mamiko Noto as Shinku Nilvalen, the head of the noble Elf family Nilvalen

Miyuki Sawashiro as Izuna Hatsuse (not pictured)

Rie Kugimiya as Teto (not pictured)

Atsuko Ishizuka is returning from the television anime series to direct the film at Madhouse. Jukki Hanada is also returning to handle the script, and Satoshi Tasaki is designing the characters.

Kazuhiro Hocchi is drawing concept art. Eiji Iwase is back as art director, and Tsukasa Ohira is also reprising the background art setting role. However, Yoshiaki Fujisawa is composing the music.

The film will open on July 15.

Starting April 15, participating theaters will sell tickets with bonus extras.

Yuu Kamiya's No Game, No Life light novel series already inspired a television anime series that premiered in April 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released it on home video in North America.

The story of the novel series begins with Sora and Shiro, a brother and sister whose reputations as brilliant NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) hikikomori (shut-in) gamers have spawned urban legends all over the Internet. These two gamers even consider the real world as just another "crappy game." One day, they are summoned by a boy named "God" to an alternate world. There, God has prohibited war and declared this to be a world where "everything is decided by games" — even national borders. Humanity has been driven back into one remaining city by the other races. Will Sora and Shiro, the good-for-nothing brother and sister, become the "Saviors of Humanity" on this alternate world? "Well, let's start playing."

Kamiya launched the light novel series in 2012 with his own art after illustrating another light novel series that spawned an anime, A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives (Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi). Kadokawa released the ninth novel volume in August. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in North America, while Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing Mashiro Hiiragi's manga adaptation.

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