History LightNovel / NoGameNoLife

30th May '17 3:33:55 AM TwilightLord
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** In episode 6, Jibril peppers her sentences with random English words. As pointed out by Sora, this is a reference to a real-life Japanese comedian named Lou Oshiba, who speaks a made-up language called "Choiglish" (basically, nonstandard English - as opposed to commonly-used loanwords - randomly inserted into Japanese sentences). After Sora calls her out on this, Jibril stops doing it and starts talking normally.


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** The anime episodes are all titled in English.
4th May '17 7:48:28 AM Vahti
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* EvolvingCredits: In Episode 8, the ending largely starts out like normal, except that Sora is mysteriously missing from every scene. The ending also distorts occasionally, as if things are being edited or erased out of it.

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* EvolvingCredits: In Episode 8, the ending largely starts out like normal, except that Sora [[spoiler:Sora is mysteriously missing from every scene. The ending also distorts occasionally, as if things are being edited or erased out of it.]]
28th Feb '17 8:21:53 PM Valiona
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* DubInducedPlotHole: In the localization of the first volume of light novel, Kurami's elven helper (who later turns out to be Feel, a woman) is described using male pronouns.



** In Episode 3, Feel has a brief scene with Kurami discussing their plans- in the light novel, Kurami's elven helper was dismissed without saying a word after being exposed.



** [[spoiler: Miko moving the warbeasts assets out of the Elkian continent before the game between Imanity and the Warbeasts since the conditions only state that Imanity would get everything the warbeasts own ''within the continent.'']]

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** [[spoiler: Miko moving the warbeasts warbeasts' assets out of the Elkian continent before the game between Imanity and the Warbeasts since the conditions only state that Imanity would get everything the warbeasts own ''within the continent.'']]
9th Jan '17 4:20:20 PM Valiona
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* FantasticRacism: Just about every Exceed hate one another, both as a result of the Great War and the current one being waged via games. Even after the [[spoiler:Elchean Federation is formed, merging multiple Exceeds under an alliance, the fear and hate still lingers. However, after watching a group of Imanity and Warbeast children becoming friends, Stephanie has hope that the hatred will end with their generation.]]

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* FantasticRacism: Just about every Exceed hate one another, both as a result of the Great War and the current one being waged via games. Even after the [[spoiler:Elchean Federation is formed, merging multiple Exceeds under an alliance, the fear and hate still lingers. However, after watching a group of Imanity and Warbeast children becoming friends, Stephanie has hope that the hatred will end with their generation.]]]] Lampshaded in Volume 5.
-->'''Sora''': This world doesn't have any races that get along, does it?



* MarsNeedsWomen: The Seirenes are an all-female race who can only reproduce with other Exceeds, but Tet's laws forbade them from launching raiding parties to hunt for males, thus forcing them into an alliance with Dhampirs. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, their have a high male mortality rate, nearly driving both races into extinction (and forcing Plum, the last male Dhampir, to disguise himself as a girl to get past their attention).]]

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* MarsNeedsWomen: The Seirenes are an all-female race who can only reproduce with other Exceeds, but Tet's laws forbade them from launching raiding parties to hunt for males, thus forcing them into an alliance with Dhampirs. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, their mating rituals have a high male mortality rate, nearly driving both races into extinction (and forcing Plum, the last male Dhampir, to disguise himself as a girl to get past their attention).]]



* PersonAsVerb: Whenever Stephanie screws up or she can't keep up with the conversation together with the siblings, that would prompt them to scold her for being such a "Steph", much to her chagrin.

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* PersonAsVerb: PersonAsVerb:
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Whenever Stephanie screws up or she can't keep up with the conversation together with the siblings, that would prompt them to scold her for being such a "Steph", much to her chagrin.chagrin.
** The Sirens are notorious for being stupid, such as with their poorly-thought-out arrangement with the Dhampirs.
-->'''Jibril''': The foolishness of Siren reaches the status of legend. Siren has become a synonym for fool in the idioms of every race’s language, and in fact, it is even used as a verb in some.
4th Jan '17 3:14:29 PM Valiona
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** Warbeasts are known to erase their losing opponents' memories of their game. An exception, however, was given to [[spoiler:Stephanie's grandfather, the previous King of Elchea. They assumed correctly that he had no hope of beating them, so they went easy on him to [HopeSpot fool him into thinking he'd have a chance of winning next time]], which allowed the Warbeasts to win more and more of his lands before he finally gave up in frustration. They also forced him to pledge to never share any details about the games with anyone else for as long as he lived. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard It ultimately comes back to bite their collective asses]], when it turned out he secretly committed his experiences to paper, then left the records for his successor to find -- then decreed that his successor would be decided by a contest, so the next ruler would be cunning enough to use this information to finally beat the Warbeasts. Which Sora does]].

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** Warbeasts are known to erase their losing opponents' memories of their game. An exception, however, was given to [[spoiler:Stephanie's grandfather, the previous King of Elchea. They assumed correctly that he had no hope of beating them, so they went easy on him to [HopeSpot [[HopeSpot fool him into thinking he'd have a chance of winning next time]], which allowed the Warbeasts to win more and more of his lands before he finally gave up in frustration. They also forced him to pledge to never share any details about the games with anyone else for as long as he lived. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard It ultimately comes back to bite their collective asses]], when it turned out he secretly committed his experiences to paper, then left the records for his successor to find -- then decreed that his successor would be decided by a contest, so the next ruler would be cunning enough to use this information to finally beat the Warbeasts. Which Sora does]].
19th Dec '16 3:09:39 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted -- Sora is one and this is among the first things the audience learns about him. He wants to change it, which is why he told Stephanie to fall in love with him.
24th Oct '16 5:11:40 PM Shadeblade11
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** Also happens in Episode 3, in a blatant ShoutOut to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.

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** Also happens in Episode 3, in a blatant ShoutOut to ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.



* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "One of the things 『  』 loves best is saying 'no' to people who think they've got an absolute advantage" is the 4th one of Sora and Shiro's "things we always wanted to say" list and they were very excited over finally being able to use the Jojo's quote.

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* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "One of the things 『  』 loves best is saying 'no' to people who think they've got an absolute advantage" is the 4th one of Sora and Shiro's "things we always wanted to say" list and they were very excited over finally being able to use the Jojo's [=JoJo's=] quote.
5th Sep '16 5:15:26 PM SchrodingersOni
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* InstantExpert: Shiro learns Imanity's language simply from reading a book of it in Episode 2. She says it was easy because the written word is identical to the spoken one.

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* InstantExpert: Shiro learns Imanity's language simply from reading a book of it in Episode 2. She says it was easy because the written word spoken language is identical to Japanese, even if the spoken one.written form isn't.
31st Aug '16 11:09:35 AM TheKaizerreich
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A BigDamnMovie was announced for the series, which judging by the revealed logo seems to adapt the 6th book of the Light Novel.
5th Aug '16 11:47:39 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* StopHavingFunGuys: A rare InUniverse case. Tet's commandments may have abolished violence, but as a side effect, games became treated much more seriously. They have now become the principal geopolitical tool of Disboard where even a single defeat can have serious consequences (so serious indeed that [[spoiler:after losing to Sora and Shiro, Izuna breaks down crying out of genuine fear for the Warbeasts' existence]]). As such, absolutely everyone is doing everything they can in order to win - from honing their intelligence and knowledge BeyondTheImpossible, to sacrificing a lot in order to succeed, to rampant cheating. In the final episode of the anime, Sora then mulls that in doing so all sixteen Exceeds are technically in violation of the Tenth Pledge - to actually derive fun and pleasure from the games. It may very well be that Sora and Shiro were summoned specifically to restore the spirit, and not just the letter of the laws.

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* StopHavingFunGuys: A rare InUniverse case. Tet's commandments may have abolished violence, but as a side effect, games became treated much more seriously. They have now become the principal geopolitical tool of Disboard where even a single defeat can have serious consequences (so serious indeed that [[spoiler:after losing to Sora and Shiro, Izuna breaks down crying out of genuine fear for the Warbeasts' existence]]). As such, absolutely everyone is doing everything they can in order to win - from honing their intelligence and knowledge BeyondTheImpossible, knowledge, to sacrificing a lot in order to succeed, to rampant cheating. In the final episode of the anime, Sora then mulls that in doing so all sixteen Exceeds are technically in violation of the Tenth Pledge - to actually derive fun and pleasure from the games. It may very well be that Sora and Shiro were summoned specifically to restore the spirit, and not just the letter of the laws.
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