If you’re a fan of isekai anime, then you’ve definitely heard of the iconic series No Game No Life. This anime made its mark when it first aired in 2014, and even now, it still holds its place as one of the most beloved isekai out there. With its unique cast of characters, gorgeous visuals, and unforgettable moments, it’s no wonder why it’s still relevant to this day. Unlike many isekai anime that have popped up in recent years, No Game No Life stands out with its originality and charm that just doesn’t fade.
Here is the synopsis:
The series is set in a world known as Disboard, where all conflicts and disputes are resolved through games, rather than violence. The story follows the adventures of two siblings, Sora and Shiro, who are known as the legendary gaming duo, “Blank.” The two are transported to Disboard from their former world, and they soon discover that the world is divided into 16 races, each with their own territories and strengths.
As they delve deeper into the world of Disboard, Sora and Shiro encounter challenges and obstacles in their quest to become the rulers of the world. They meet other races such as the Warbeasts, Dhampirs, Flügel, and Ex-Machinas, all with their own unique abilities and skills. The siblings also meet Stephanie Dola, the granddaughter of the former king of Immanity, who becomes a close ally to them.
Together, the trio embarks on a journey to challenge the reigning gods of Disboard, Tet, to a game of chess, with the ultimate goal of becoming the rulers of the world. Throughout their journey, they encounter a range of challenges and obstacles, from fierce opponents to moral dilemmas.
Now, I know what you might be thinking, “With such a small cast, how can there be any real ranking?” Well, that’s where you’d be surprised. Despite having a limited number of fully fleshed-out characters, No Game No Life has a dedicated fanbase who have managed to rank their top 5 favorite characters from the franchise. With the help of MAL, I’ve put together a list of the most loved characters from the series.
So, get ready to relive the magic of No Game No Life with these fan-favorite characters. Enjoy!
5. Stephanie Dola
Stephanie Dola is the granddaughter of the former king of Immanity. Despite being aware of the fact that Immanity is the weakest of all the races, Stephanie is proud and holds strong beliefs in their potential.
In sharp contrast to Shiro, Stephanie is warm, emotional, and highly expressive, making her a social butterfly. She is well-liked by the characters around her due to her kind-hearted nature.
However, Stephanie’s impulsive nature often leads her to act without fully thinking things through, which can prove to be her biggest weakness. Despite that, Stephanie remains a well-loved and important character in the No Game No Life universe, earning her #5 spot on this list.
4. Schwi Dola
Meet Schwi, the heroine from the movie No Game No Life: Zero. You might notice a strong resemblance between Schwi and Shiro, and that’s because they share similar features and personalities. Both are expressionless, analytical, and almost AI-like. This makes sense considering Schwi’s origin as an ex-machina, which limited her understanding of human emotions.
However, things changed for Schwi after she met a humanity survivor named Riku and began living in a colony. As she interacted with the humans, she started to develop her own ‘heart’ and slowly came to understand the true meaning of love.
Through her journey, Schwi has captured the hearts of fans with her growth and development, making her a beloved character in the No Game No Life franchise.
Jibril may seem like a cheerful and beautiful angelic being, but she holds a dark secret: she’s over 6000 years old! As the youngest and most powerful of the Flügel race, Jibril is a force to be reckoned with.
Her obsession with knowledge is unrivaled, as she even bets everything she owns, including herself, to gain more. Despite her polite and soft-spoken demeanor, Jibril can be extremely condescending towards races she considers inferior, including humans.
But there’s more to Jibril than meets the eye. She is somewhat sadistic and loves to reminisce about the days before the oaths were established when violence was the preferred method of solving disputes. In the past, she collected severed heads as trophies and killed them without any regard for life. While she may be a beloved character, her past actions are a reminder of her true nature.
The heroine of the story Shiro is unsurprisingly #2 on this list of the best No Game No Life characters. She is the main character, after all.
Shiro is an 11-year-old girl who is nothing short of a genius. She speaks 18 different languages fluently, can learn a new language in under 15 minutes, and is a master of chess and more than 280 games, never defeated to this day. Shiro’s intellect is unparalleled, even surpassing modern computers, as she can calculate the decision-making of others through math.
However, Shiro’s reliance on her brother is beyond anything you can imagine. She struggles to function without him and appears emotionless and expressionless most of the time. Her lack of understanding of emotions also hinders her in situations that can’t be solved with logic alone. Despite this, Shiro’s brilliance and talent have made her a fan-favorite character in the No Game No Life franchise.
It’s not uncommon for the main protagonist to take the top spot in character popularity rankings, and No Game No Life is no exception. After all, it’s hard not to be won over by the charm of Sora, the king of the best No Game No Life characters.
A brilliant NEET and hardcore gamer, Sora is the older brother of Shiro. He loves and cares for his step-sister deeply. Despite being a shut-in neet, he is confident, outgoing, and good at manipulating others.
He is a master at reading people’s minds. He also has a super-genius IQ like Shiro but instead of relying on calculations, he heavily relies on his deductive and observational skills.
Together with his sister Shiro, they form a team called Blank. Whether up against elves or gods, Blank—the online game username and account shared by the siblings—NEVER LOSES.