Oh boy, it’s my favorite day of the week: the day I get to blog about No Game, No Life! I’m just going to do quick observations this time, however, because I don’t feel like composing paragraphs for this anime at the moment. Or possibly ever again. We’ll see.
— “The girl was sent to an orphanage before she was one year old because of her superhuman intelligence.” Are you serious? Yeah, man, Asian parents totally don’t want a genius for a baby. And you know the rest of the story. She insulted Sora simply because he tried to placate the people around him. Y’know, his legal guardians. Now, why would you want to do a thing like that? Anyway, the two kids bonded over something like that. Oh, and their love of games of course. Uh-huh. Don’t worry, guys, this show isn’t taking itself seriously.
— Shiro freaking out over her missing brother is hilariously dramatic. Still not taking itself seriously, I suppose.
— Stephanie and Jibril come to the brilliant conclusion that Shiro must’ve had her memories altered. Well, someone’s memories are being altered, that’s for sure. Stephanie and Jibril then speculate that Shiro’s memories have been altered in a way for her to think that she once had a brother. Yeah, that makes total sense. You will now have these oddly specific memories of this brother that has never existed! I worked really hard on these fake memories, so I hope you enjoy them. Anyway, maybe Jibril isn’t so smart after all.
— More scenes of Sora pontificating about life.
Still not taking itself seriously, though.
— I’m not sure if I prefer the anime to be overly saturated in color or stay in black-and-white.
— Stephanie backs Shiro up, but you know Stephanie isn’t smart. So she’s just doing it out of dumb faith, which I suppose is consistent with her characterization.
— To prove that Stephanie wasn’t forced to fall in love with Shiro, the little girl motorboats Stephanie. It’s to prove a point, guys! Calm down! It’s okay if you’re proving a point! Wait, no, it wasn’t even to prove a point. After all, Shiro is already adamant in her belief that Sora exists. She simply molested Stephanie to thank her. But it’s to thank her, guys! If you want to thank someone, it’s okay! Look at the way Stephanie beams afterward! Obviously, she wants Shiro’s gratitude.
— Eventually, the girls work their way to the conclusion that a game is the culprit for their current predicament. Still, I’d be pretty cheesed if my brain was fucked with just so that one of my leaders could play a game or two.
— Shiro starts to hear Sora’s voice. He needs her to hold him before he goes insane. It’s true love, guys. He’s able to communicate with her out of their pure sibling love for each other.
— Great, nice panty shot of a little girl even though she’s busy freaking out about her brother. Hey man, no emotional scene is complete with a little girl’s crotch. Have some respect.
— When Shiro finally realizes what Sora’s up to, she passes out. Must have thought too hard. After all, that was a lot of difficult guesswork.
— But yeah, Sora is playing a game with Kurami to steal Fi away. Gotta add more to the harem. Oops, wait, it’s not a harem ’cause the girls aren’t in love with him. It’s just a large collection of hot babes surrounding one guy. Beep beep boop boop, if definitions are not 100% exact, they do not apply. After all, words can never change their meanings nor be used figuratively in order to draw comparisons between two similar situations.
— So anyway, Sora is deliberately giving up his memories to prove to Kurumi that he isn’t actually subordinate to any other race. But what if he had been given new memories by the Eastern Federation, and as a result, Kurumi’s just getting his fake memories? Of course, this isn’t actually the case, but how can Kurumi be so sure? If she’s so suspicious before, she should still be suspicious now. Memories aren’t exactly ironclad, or anything. But oh well, no need to worry about that, because it’s now Shiro’s turn to take over the reigns of the game, and win it for her brother. Hmm…
“…he probably has it all laid out for her to win as well, because Sora is just that many steps ahead of his opponents.”
Well, that was predictable. And people across the internet seriously wondered where Sora had gone. Where else could he have gone? He is playing a game. It’s always going to be a game. The whole basis of this anime is to play games. Nevertheless, idiots actually tried to come up with some brainless theory that Sora was all a figment of Shiro’s imagination. Please, guys, don’t pull a Stephanie. You’re just proving Sora’s point that the masses are all plebes.
— Newsflash: Shiro wins the game for her brother, and he thus re-materializes in front of her.
— Finally, the siblings are finally reunited! On the other hand, I’ve heard enough of Kayano Ai’s high-pitched squeals to last a lifetime.
— Hmm, we barely even saw any part of the game this week, but oh well! After all, haremettes get! Oops, wait, we just discussed how this is totally not a harem. Two unquestionably devoted girls get! There, much better.