8 Anime Like No Game No Life

Anime Like No Game No Life

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Here are my favorite selections for anime just like No Game No Life. The list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe are three “special” teenagers, who want something different than their current lives. Suddenly, they receive invitations to a world called “Little Garden” from Black Rabbit and get transported to where a completely new world filled with adventure and challenges await them and will put their “gifts” to the test.

Log Horizon

Elder Tales is an online fantasy RPG that has become popular worldwide. But when its twelfth expansion package, “Cultivate the Noosphere,” is installed, thirty thousand players in Japan are trapped inside. Among them is grad student Shiroe, who isn’t very good at interacting with others. But to survive in a world full of monsters, he forms a guild called “Log Horizon” with an eclectic group of other players.

Death Note

Yagami Light is an ace student with great prospects, who’s bored out of his mind. One day he finds the “Death Note”: a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods, with the power to kill people in any way he desires. With the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create his perfect world, without crime or criminals. However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues…

Sword Art Online

The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.

One Outs

Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the Lycaons, heads to Okinawa to train and bring himself out of a slump. There, he meets Toua Tokuchi, a 134 km/h (83 mph) pitcher and the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball called “One Out”. At Kojima’s urging, Tokuchi signs up with the Lycaons. His contract differs form the usual, though, in that he gets 5,000,000 yen for every out he pitches, but loses 50,000,000 yen for every point he gives up.


Sakamoto Ryota is an unemployed 22 year old who lives with his mother and spends his days doing nothing but playing video games. In the real world there may be nothing special about him, but online he’s one of the world’s top players of the combat game called Btooom. One day he awakens on what appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how he got there or why.

While exploring the island Ryota runs into a mysterious being who attacks him by throwing a strange looking bomb at him. Ryota then realizes that his life is in danger, and that he has somehow become trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game. Ryota and the other “players” must now survive through the nightmare to figure out the reason why they ended up in the game in the first place.

Outbreak Company

Shinichi Kanou is a young secluded Otaku who is offered a job thanks to his vast knowledge of anime, video games and manga and just after meeting his new employer, he is kidnapped, awakening in an alternate world with a fantasy setup. Shinichi then is informed that he was in fact selected by the Japanese government to help improve his country’s relations with this new world by establishing a company to spread the unique products of the Japanese culture to this new, unexplored market.

Accel World

In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to “accelerate the world.”

References: ANN, MyAnimeList, Wiki


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