From the looks of it, Shiro and Sora are indeed god-tier gamers.
I admit that while video games are one of my favorite hobbies next to Anime and technology, I can’t bring myself to play it all day long. However, it’s amazing to see a brother and sister team who are NEETs do nothing but play video games all day long. There is no wonder why they can beat 1200 people in a MMORPG even if some of the players are cheating. Despite winning and beating everyone online, it seems that they are not satisfied with the real world until they took the offer of living in a fantasy world.
While there is not much development for the fact that the two just arrived in this new parallel world, it’s quite fascinating to see how people resort to gaming instead of violence in order to gain something without being caught cheating. We see this when Sora challenges a woman to get some money. He still wins despite the opponent’s blatant attempt to cheat. Shortly after, he catches someone cheating who is facing off against the former king’s daughter, Stephanie. While cheating is fair game so long you don’t get caught, I have a feeling that the siblings will exploit all these loopholes just to win. Then again, it might not be easy as one thinks since the games might differ at a given time, thus the two have to rely on their skill as well.
Overall, the first episode of No Game No Life was very interesting. I enjoyed the main characters mostly for the fact that Shiro acts older than her age due to her intelligence while her older brother is skillful at prediction his opponents. Even so, the art direction of this show is undeniably pretty, which draws you in with all the escapism. With that, I wonder what is up with Stephanie showing up at end? We will probably find out next time as the Shiro and Sora learns more about the current situation in the fantasy world.