The Japanese anime series No Game No Life quickly rose to fame with its amazing animation, unique and well thought the plot and relatable characters.
This twelve-episode series written by Yu Kamiya became a personal favorite of many who followed through the life of Sora and Shiro and were left largely disappointed when the episodes stopped releasing.
No Game No Life Season 2 Release Date?
The only way for those devoted fans now was to read the ten volume long series to know about how Sora and Shiro fought against the other races which is something that many found rather inconvenient and unappealing preferring to watch the visual and animated version instead.
Even though no official announcement regarding Season 2 of No Life No Game has been made yet, an in depth analysis is required to work out the probability of the series continuing and the passionate viewers not being left on a cliff-hanger.
How To determine whether there will be a season 2 of No Life No Game or not?
Various factors play part in determining whether a series is to be given a sequel or not. These are largely based upon response of the audience, the original publication and material that the series is based on and the production sales of the series.
While an affirmative response in all of these factors makes the release of a sequel a must, in certain scenarios production houses are often set back by limitations which eventually lead to the viewers being disappointed and the series being discontinued.
By considering these factors and the response they received, the probability of No Game No Life 2 coming back can be determined to an accurate extend.
So if you are another enthusiastic Soro and Shiro follower, fasten your seatbelt and follow us through the facts and figure to know whether the game of gods is coming back on your screens or not.
Factor A: Audience Response
Any series that receives an affirmative response and becomes largely popular is almost sure to be given another sequel to satisfy its long list of viewers.
A fan following helps in pressuring and pushing the directors to work towards another broadcast and make up to their devoted fans.
NGNL initially aired in 2014, about six years ago. That is an incredibly long time in which many fans would have eventually decided to turn away and move ahead with other series.
Even though it was ranked as #9 in the best English Dubbed Anime series of all time and #6 in the best supernatural anime, since its release, its popularity has considerably dropped.
Social Media plays a vital role in keeping up the spirits of the viewers and increasing any show’s fan following. Unfortunately enough, the No game no life’s socials have failed to do this job. To be honest, there is no such thrill about ngnl s2 on Fb, Twitter, and other platforms.
While its official twitter account having around 120K followers was last updated just a few months back, the official no game no life website has since the past two years been deserted.
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Many of the viewers are those who get hooked to the series only after finishing the light novels first. With its volume 10 released last January, only a total of two books have been published in a duration of four years.
This abrupt and entirely unorganized speed in the release of these light novels have further lead to many losing their interest in no game no life because of the prolonged gap in between Ngnl 2.
The google searches did jump high in 2014, the year when the series was released but now they consist of merely 10% of those done in 2014.
To conclude, the popularity of these series, because of the enduring gap in between and inability to keep the viewers and followers hooked through social profiles, have stooped incredibly low and continues to fall every passing day.
Factor B: Original Publication
As foretold, No game no life series is based upon the original light novels of Yu Kamiya. These are still ongoing and released after several long intervals in between with the last two volumes published in the previous four years.
Often series based on books require a sequel as much part of the novel and its story is not demonstrated in the limited episode series.
In the case of No game no life 2, the twelve episode series covered the first three volumes of publications leaving a further seven more to be completed later on.
Not only this, the author further published two manga series based on the same novel one being a retelling while the other one was a spin off.
While the series are still ongoing even after vast gaps between their releases, the directors have plenty of source material already on their hand to work with and thus should look towards completing the leftover seven volumes as well.
This gives more reason as to why a No game No life anime season 2 should be aired.
Factor C: Production Costs
Perhaps the most common reason behind many series being discontinued is the lack of production costs and sponsors willing to make it happen.
This happens when the series or movie does badly at the box office which discourages production houses from investing into an unpopular show.
Initally, when No game no life was taken up in six disks in 2014, it sold a whopping 9000 copies, which itself is largely enough to attract production houses looking to invest.
However over the course of time its sales were reduced to 1000 whereas the original novel sales being 160K in its initial year of release rose to over 170K with its tenth volume being released recently.
Another way to earn from the growing popularity of a series is the introduction of its own personalised merchandise.
No game no life came up with figures of our viewers beloved Schwi, Izuna, Stephanie, Jibril, and Shiro while the series related and quoted mugs, shirts and towels were also made available.
The merchandise has been doing exceptionally well in the market just like the figures which recently gave the manufacturers the motivation to release a further new six figures for the fans. Along with this, a new no game no life rubber mat also made it to the shops and was well received by the audience.
Now lets talk about the box office ratings that the No game no life movie produced. It earned up to 6.5 million there while in Japan almost 40K blu ray copies were sold.
Even if the production houses were to invest a minimal amount, seeing the love received by the followers, it is almost guaranteed that the box office ratings would turn out to be largely positive and popular when compared with other movies.
Why has there been no game no life 2 yet?
Considering the aforementioned facts and figures it is safe to say that the no game no life clearly did not lack in the popularity element and neither in the production costs department.
The major cause behind the falling popularity of shiro 2 would be the vast intervals during the release of the new volumes because of health issues on the author’s part.
While the series still have an ample amount of source material to work with, it fell behind because of the prolonged period of little to no update regarding the series and its characters.
Clearly, if we were to balance out the factors mentioned, anyone can see and hope for another no game no life series. While it will take a certain amount of time to do so as with the still reigning popularity of the followers and ongoing book volumes, the Soro and Shiro fans are willing to cling to this thread of silver lining and still impatiently await the arrival of the new volume along with the possibility of No Game No Life Season 2.