First, it's worth mentioning that the anime film titled No Game, No Life Zero has grossed over ¥700 million (approx. US $6.3 million). This figure may look not so impressive for a Hollywood blockbuster. However, no doubt, such a result looks promising for an anime film. Besides, the movie started the new story arc, which might serve a basis for another round of the anime television series.
Next, the new tenth chapter of the original light novel series titled "It Seems the Gamer Siblings are Sold to the Past" has been issued in Japan on January 25, 2018. Therefore, in any case, the series is ongoing. Thus now we have at least four new volumes to be adapted into another television season.
Finally, No Game No Life is a highly anticipated anime series among the fans. To be sure of this, just take a look at the series rating on MyAnimeList, which looks very high, 8.38/10 > 701,400 votes.
Summing up, there are at least three factors that point out the possible decision on renewal, namely, the anime got a successful sequel in the form of a movie, there is enough source material for another television adaptation (to be honest, we would have to wait for two more volumes), the fans are looking forward to No Game No Life Season 2.
Eventually, even if Madhouse isn't going to produce the 2nd round of No Game No Life, we have Netflix, the global online video broadcaster that invests huge money in anime. So we need to cross our fingers, hoping that Netflix is about to include No Game No Life in its future budget. In any case, our hope is still alive. Besides, now we have some points in favor of renewal.
One more detail, in general, the decision on renewal depends on the commercial value of the franchise. Looks like that Madhouse attempted to test the audience by releasing the movie. Now they managed to get some additional money for production of another installment of No Game No Life. So guys, looks like we still have a chance for Season 2. We are looking forward to the official news, and we will update this page once Madhouse announces the highly anticipated decision about the renewal. Stay tuned for updates.
No Game No Life Summary
The anime focuses on two step-siblings who dared to challenge a serious rival. Previously, they were known as an undefeated duo. But their bravery played a bad game in their further life. As turns out, their new rival is Tet, a god from the other reality. As a result, the siblings Sora and Shiro found themselves in an entirely new world that focuses on games. In this world, every dispute may be solved by dint of a tournament. This simple rule allows avoiding violence and injustice.
Thus, the guys went on a journey in an attempt to assist the weak humans in conquering this world. Their final mission is to throw a challenge to Tet to dethrone him. But who indeed rule Disboard? Whether or not the sibling will be able to cope with Tet. Both first season and the film concluded with an exciting cliffhanger.
The anime kicked off in April 2014 on AT-X. Later, other Japanese networks such as BS11, SUN, and Tokyo MX, picked up the series to broadcast. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series in the United States and Canada. The first season of No Game No Life consists of twelve episodes.