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No Game No Life: Complete Collection (2014/Sentai Filmworks Blu-ray)

Picture: A+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Episodes: A-

Sora and Shiro suddenly get sucked into the world of Disboard, where everything is ruled and decided by games (as long as no cheating, or if DO you cheat don't get caught). There they work up the chain challenging ever more tougher opponents until they can face Tet, the God of gaming and gambling world. Sora and Shiro are hikikomori or shut-ins who value games and video games above even their own lives in No Game No Life: Complete Collection (2014).

Together, they are know as 'Blank', the mysterious pair who has never been beaten or lost in any game. They are sent to a magical world filled with various humanoid races where everything revolves around betting in games to create game world where they are governed by 10 absolute rules. They can bet anything in the world, from clothes to food to even their lives, people, and even the entire county. As the bets get bigger and bigger, eventually Sora and Shiro must unite the citizens of Disboard to challenge Tet, the God of their world.

This is your typical gaming anime, the main characters get sent to a magic world where anything could happen and it is all about who can out wit, out smart and who can 1-up their opponents. Every time the main character seems like they are just about to lost they somehow turn it around and turns out they were playing the other players to act as they want.

With its advanced use of color, graphics and art, the 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image here is among the best I've ever seen in Blu-ray history for this collection, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo tracks with nice Pro Logic-like surrounds is warm, rich and one wishes was in at least one 7.1 mix. Extras include Japanese commentaries, No Game No Life shorts, Japanese commercials/promos, clean opening and closing animations, and trailers. A Collector's Edition box set with more great extras (and a much higher price) has also been issued, but the show is more than worthy of it and justifies such expense.

Episodes include...

Beginner - Sora and Shiro get transported to the world of Disboard and meet Steph, and where games rule over all.

Challenger - Sora and Shiro learn about the various rules, factions, and history of Disboard.

Expert - Sora and Shiro must win back the kingdom of Elvia from Kurami who they know cheats with magic.

Grandmaster - Sora and Shiro rebuilds their kingdom to show how the weak should not fear the strong.

Weak Square - Sora and Shiro realizing they are the weakest race searches for information and abilities of the other races.

Interesting - Sora and Shiro play against Jibril, keeper of the past and knowledge.

Sacrifice - Sora and Shiro learns of the clues former King left, but still left hope in the potential of humanity.

Fake End - Sora and Shiro challenges the Warbeast race.

Sky Walk - Shiro has to figure out why everyone has forgotten Sora but her.

Blue Rose - Sora and Shiro challenges the Warbeast race... but in an online video game?

Killing Giant - Sora and Shiro challenges Izuna who it the greatest FPS (first person shooter) of Disboard.

Rule Number 10 - Sora and Shiro reminds the citizens of what the 10th rule is and what their ultimate true goal should be.

- Ricky Chiang


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