Are you surfing on the internet for No Game No Life Season 2? Well, not only you millions of fans across the globe are waiting for the next season of this anime. No Game No Life is a popular isekai anime based on the novel of the same name. The first season comprised of 12 episodes started airing in Japan on April 9, 2014. The last episode of the first season aired on June 25, 2014, and since then the fans are waiting for its second season.
Fans are questioning why there is no sequel even after six years since the hugely successful season 1 was released. Without the second season, we will never understand Sora and Shiro battle the other races of Disboard or see if they succeeded in defeating the God of games Teto.
Will there be No Game No Life Season 2?
The best way to find out if there will be another season of an anime is by having a look at its source material, sales, and buzz and hype (trend). We have analyzed these factors for No Game No Life. Based on our research, here is what we feel about the possibility of its second season. Let’s discuss all major factors in detail:
1) Do We Have Enough Source Material For No Game No Life Season 2?
Almost every anime has its source material in the manga, light novels, games, etc. For No Game No Life, the source material is light novels. No Game No Life also has two manga series based on the light novels series. We have to find out how many volumes of light novels have been released yet, how many volumes the anime has adapted, and how many volumes are expected to release.
How many volumes of No Game No Life light novel have been released?
At the time of writing, there are ten light novels available for No Game No Life. The light novel series written by Yū Kamiya and published by Media Factory started publishing originally on April 25, 2012, and the last volume was released in Japan on January 25, 2018. For the last two years, no new volume released for the series.
Besides, it also has two manga series, of which the other manga is a spin-off. Written and Illustrated by Yū Kamiya, the manga series was first released on November 23, 2013, and the last one was released on January 23, 2018.
How many volumes of light novel series were covered in the first season?
No Game No Life Season 1, originally aired from April 9, 2014, to June 25, 2014, covered Volume 1 to Volume 3 of the light novel series. Also, the movie, No Game No Life covered the whole Volume 6 of the light novel series. It means 6 volumes are still left to be adapted.
Is No Game No Life still ongoing?
As for now, we can’t say anything about another volume of No Game No Life light novel series. The author Yū Kamiya has written two books, one in 2016 and the other in 2018. The last volume of the book was released on January 15, 2018, in Japan. Also, no announcement for another volume has been made yet. It seems that there is no possibility of another volume of the light novel series.
SIX VOLUMES OF ‘NO GAME NO LIFE’ NOVEL SERIES ARE STILL LEFT TO BE ADAPTED. THIS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH SOURCE MATERIAL CONSIDERING THAT THE FIRST SEASON USED ONLY 3 VOLUMES. HOWEVER, THE BAD NEWS IS THAT NO NEW VOLUME OF THE LIGHT NOVELS RELEASED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.
2) No Game No Life Season 2: Sales & Profit Information
Profit and sales of an anime series are important factors in predicting the future of the anime series. An anime series should drive adequate profit to its makers, and if it doesn’t, it demotivates the makers to go for another season and incur such high expenses.
For No Game No Life, we only have one season released yet. So we just have to focus on how the season performed and how much profit/loss it made for makers. Anime creation requires a lot of investment. Anime series like No Game No Life requires an investment of around 2.5 to 3 Million dollars.
Many anime series fail badly and not even manage to recover the investment. For example in the case of Tokyo Ravens hence there is no Tokyo Ravens season 2 to date. The same is the case with Chivalry of a Failed Knight season 2.
Blu-Ray Sales for No Game No Life
Blu-ray is not much popular nowadays. Very few people these days want to purchase Blu-ray disks as most of the animes are available on OTT platforms. Talking about No Game No Life, it got released on six disks in Japan, and each sold, on average, around 9,000 copies.
Also, the series got a BD-Box on February 24, 2016. It sold around 1,000 copies only. The chances of getting a continuation are much more if the series Blu-ray sales cross over 10,000 copies per disk.
No Game No Life Light Novel Series Sales
The last volume of the series, Volume 10, got released in 2018 and sold around 170,000 copies. Volume 9 of the series, released in 2016, sold over 160,000 copies.
The sales of the Light Novel Series is terrific, to say the least. In fact, it is in the top 5 best sellers by volume along with series like Overlord.
No Game No Life Merchandise and Movie Profit
The series has 45 figures available as the merchandise that includes Schwi, Izuna, Stephanie, Jibril, Shiro. Merchandise sales are also pretty good and it definitely gives a good chance for No Game No Life season 2.
The movie No Game No Life: Zero, an adaptation of volume 6 of the novel series, premiered on July 17, 2016. It earned ¥700,000,000 i.e. around $6.5 Million. So, the movie actually turned out a profitable venture for the studio.