Brother and Sister, Sora and Shira are legendary gamers on the net. They are summoned by ‘God’ to become saviors of an alternate universe where everything is decided by games.
The synopsis reveals an interesting concept that might deliver a visual style that can be very refreshing. Judging from the artwork, chances are high we are in for a visual treat. Bright colors and high contrast paint this show into something unique.
MadHouse will produce No Game No Life, which makes me a bit skeptical because the more recent adaptations and series weren’t the most striking. BTOOOM! didn’t do anything out of the ordinary, yet Chihayafuru did a pretty decent job. MadHouse has its ups and downs and in my opinion still takes advantage from the highly successful Death Note.
Luckily No Game No Life is directed by Ishizuka Atsuko. She was the director at Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, which proved that J.C. Staff was still able to create something decent. Atsuko also has some experience with the storyboard at Chihayafuru, giving her the opportunity to work with MadHouse’s better works. With Atsuko’s insight, No Game No Life might turn out into a colorful spectacle.
Shiro is voiced by well-known Kayano Ai who was responsible for Menma from AnoHana, Inori from Guilty Crown and Mayaka from Hyouka. She has a great voice and a lot of experience. Sora is done by Matsuoka Yoshitsugu who voiced Kazuto from Sword Art Online and Sorata from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo. The voice actors have quite the experience and in combination with the director, the show seems to be in good hands.
We’ll have to wait until April 2014 till we see the end result. Yet I’m looking forward to this adaptation and I hope that MadHouse can mimic the visual style seen in the artwork.