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8 Anime Like No Game No Life

Updated on January 18, 2018

Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

A supernatural anime like No Game No Life

Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (Problem Children are Coming from Another World, Aren’t They?) is a supernatural anime based on a light novel series also called Mondaji. It follows the story of three children—Sakami Izayoi, Kudo Asuka and Kasukabe Yo—who live boring lives in the real world because their psychic powers are above anyone else’s. One day, each of them receives an envelope. Upon opening, they are transported into a world called Little Garden in which people have special powers called Gifts. In order to earn wealth and honor, people use Gifts to play games. They find themselves helping the community No Name in trying to defeat the Devil King.


An action anime like No Game No Life

Ryouta Sakamota is a NEET who lives with his mother. He is an ace player of the video game Btooom! One day, he wakes up and finds himself in a tropical island, equipped with various weapons and a crystal embedded in his left hand. He sees a person and calls for help, but the man responds by throwing a bomb at him. He realizes that he is trapped in his favorite video game, battling it out with other trapped players. The only way out is to kill the other seven gamers before they kill Ryouta.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

A sci-fi anime similar to No Game No Life

The story is set after the Holy Empire of Britannia’s successful conquest of Japan. Britannia renames the country Area 11 and strips the citizens of all their rights. Lelouch Lamperouge is an exiled Britannian prince sent to Japan alongside his cousin Nunnally Lamperouge. Lelouch meets a girl called C.C. who gives him a mysterious power called Geass. This gives him the ability to command anyone he wants. He uses this power to find who murdered his mother and to exact his revenge on Britannia. Lelouch becomes the leader of The Black Knights and slowly garners support across the nation, commencing his promise of rebellion.

Log Horizon

A shounen anime like No Game No Life

Elder Tale is a popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. During its twelfth expansion pack, 30,000 players who are logged in during the update find themselves in a virtual world wearing their in-game avatars. Shiroe, a socially challenged gamer in the real world, forms an alliance with Naotsugu and Akatsuki. They take on every challenge that comes their way as a team, with the ultimate objective of finding out if this game is their new reality.

Death Note

A psychological anime like No Game No Life

Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius who hates everything evil. One day, he stumbles upon a mysterious notebook with Death Note written on the cover. Anyone whose name is written in the notebook dies. He confirms the authenticity of the notebook after experimenting with it and meeting a Shinigami named Ryuk. Light uses the notebook to kill all the criminals, but this catches the attention of the famous detective “L”. The two play a long game of cat and mouse, with only one triumphing over the other in the end.

Sword Art Online

A virtual reality anime like No Game No Life

Sword Art Online is a Virtual Reality MMORPG in which players use a helmet called Nerve Gear to control their in-game avatar using their minds. Thousands of players log into the game during its initial release but they soon learn that they cannot log out of the game. The game creator, Akihiko Kayaba, appears and tells them that the only way to exit the game is to defeat the final boss at the 100th floor. The players also get the surprise of their life when Akihiko reveals that when their in-game avatar dies, they also perish in the real world.

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

A romance anime similar to No Game No Life

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows) follows the story of second year high school student Keima Katsuragi. He is fond of playing gal games, earning him the title “The God of Conquest” on the Internet. However, he is viewed as nothing but a geek in real-life. One day, he receives an email offering him a contract to conquer girls. Keima accepts, thinking that it is just another game. He gets surprised as a demon named Elsie appears. She asks Keima’s help to catch the evil spirits who have escaped their world and now reside in the hearts of humans.

Outbreak Company

A funny anime like No Game No Life

Originally a light novel series, this anime follows the story of Kanou Shinichi, an otaku who has recently been offered a job thanks to his expertise in anime, manga and video games. On his first day at work, however, he is kidnapped and awakes in a virtual world where strange creatures live. It is revealed to him that the government has selected him to become a “moe missionary”, tasked to spread his nation’s culture and products to this alternate dimension. Things get complicated as Shinichi begins to face various social issues and tries to help the people there as well.

Which anime similar to No Game No Life will you watch next?

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      16 months ago

      However Code Geas is kinda similar because Lelouch really looks at everything like a game, and is super intelligent like Shiro.

    • Emma watson012 profile image

      Emma Watson 

      17 months ago from New York

      where is pop team epic???

      this link is from official site or not??/

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      2 years ago

      none of them are like no game no life

      no game no life is all about playing games and things like that but all

      the anime you gave us are about killing and strategy none and

      most of them are already inside a game so i don't think any of them

      is close no game no life :()


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