What a splendid ending to a great show this was. It happens so often, for a great show to turn to crap because of a terrible ending, it definitively wasn’t what happened with No Game No Life. I would dare say that this final episode was by far the most action packed and awesome episode there was in the whole season. At the pace things were going, I got a bit scared that they would hurry things up too much near the end and we would end up with a rushed conclusion. Yet while they did put in a LOT of things in that final episode, they still managed to pace things very well and have the episode feel right. I didn’t felt at any point that things were moving too quickly during the episode, if anything the episode simply felt longer than 25 minutes. After all, in the span of a single episode they manage to beat the game of the Eastern Federation, take a bath in the name of furry fan service, win a second time against the Eastern Federation, divide the Elven kingdom from the inside and finally challenge the Old Gods as a final cliffhanger for the season. And somehow nothing felt too quick or out of place.
No Game No Life was a success thus far, therefore it is probably safe to assume that there will indeed be a second season for the show. I am sure everyone is pretty excited about the prospect of continuing the story in the future, but for my part, even though I really loved the show, I feel satisfied with what I saw so far. I do not feel the need to continue the story as it seems already explained and clear at this point. I know where things are going and we know the character enough to be able to figure out how things will happen too. I would definitively watch a second season, but this first season felt complete and fulfilled my thirst for knowledge about the universe of No Game No Life. I’m at a point where I feel I saw everything I wanted to see for the show. I know we have yet to see the awesome Shiro and Sora beat the Old Gods and Tet himself, but we’ve seen so much already that I’m not sure I am that curious to see even more challenges. Don’t get me wrong, they were fun and could still be fun, but I’m ready to move on to something else.
I said all of this, but I mean it all in the best way possible. I felt like both this episode and No Game No Life has a whole had a good pacing and managed to feel complete and had a satisfying ending despite not finishing up its story completely. It is simply proof of the quality of the show and I raise my hat for what was a fantastic season. This episode in particular was stunning in its delivery, just a shame that we didn’t get to see more from the Shrine priestess, she looked like an interesting lady.
ZeroGhj signing off