No Game No Life: Zero is the latest anime film to make a splash at this year’s box office, managing to crack the top-100 at Japan’s box office. Sentai Filmworks licensed the movie and held a limited theatrical screening in the U.S. in October.
No Game No Life: Zero adapts the sixth volume of the light novel series, which is set 6,000 years before the main story. The Great War is consuming Disboard, and a young man named Riku dreams to lead humanity to a better tomorrow. In the ruins of Elf City, Riku meets an “Ex-machina” called Shuvi, who asks Riku to teach her what it means to have a human heart.
The main staff and voice cast of No Game No Life returned to participate in the movie, with the only exception being Yoshiaki Fujisawa serving as the new music composer. No plans for a second season has been announced.