Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like No Game No Life. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like No Game No Life

10. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
9. One Outs
8. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)
7. Outbreak Company
6. Overlord
5. Log Horizon
4. Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler
3. Death Note
2. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
1. Sword Art Online

10. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Food Wars shokugeki no soma
Synopsis – Ever since he was a child, fifteen-year-old Souma Yukihira has helped his father by working as the sous chef in the restaurant his father runs and owns. Throughout the years, Souma developed a passion for entertaining his customers with his creative, skilled, and daring culinary creations. His dream is to someday own his family’s restaurant as its head chef.

Yet when his father suddenly decides to close the restaurant to test his cooking abilities in restaurants around the world, he sends Souma to Tootsuki Culinary Academy, an elite cooking school where only 10 percent of the students graduate. The institution is famous for its “Shokugeki” or “food wars,” where students face off in intense, high-stakes cooking showdowns.

As Souma and his new schoolmates struggle to survive the extreme lifestyle of Tootsuki, more and greater challenges await him, putting his years of learning under his father to the test.

Similarity – The main male lead has the same voice actor. Secondly, both shows are in a setting where as long as you are good at what you’re doing, you can duel under any condition, this applies to the academy and in elkia too, so long as both parties agree to the condition, any duel can happen.

9. One Outs

Synopsis – Toua Tokuchi is an athlete by profession, but a reckless gambler at heart. On the streets of Okinawa, he uses nothing but his wits and a “fastball” peaking at a mere 134 kmph to somehow achieve 499 wins in the game of “One Outs,” a simplified version of baseball between the pitcher and one batter.
Amazed by Toua’s unique prowess on the mound, veteran slugger Hiromichi Kojima artfully scouts the pitcher for his long unsuccessful team, the Saikyou Saitama Lycaons. Kojima desperately hopes Toua will lead them to the championship; however, Tsuneo Saikawa, the mercenary owner of the Lycaons, sees the vastly talented pitcher as a threat to the income generated by the team. Rising to the challenge of swaying the owner, Toua suggests a one-of-a-kind “One Outs” contract: every out Toua pitches will earn him five million yen, but with every run, he gives up, he will lose fifty million yen.

Similarity – If you want a series of thrilling gambles with a lot in stake and a protagonist that seems to have everything planned out and almost always wins flawlessly with unmatched intellect and skill just like in No Game No Life, these are all in One Outs. Though One Outs is only about baseball, it is still a suspenseful watch

8. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)Synopsis – Keima Katsuragi, known online as the legendary “God of Conquest,” can conquer any girl’s heart—in dating sim games, at least. In reality, he opts for the two-dimensional world of gaming over real life because he is an unhealthily obsessed otaku of galge games.
When he arrogantly accepts an anonymous offer to prove his supremacy at dating sim games, Keima is misled into aiding a naïve and impish demon from hell named Elucia “Elsie” de Lute Ima with her mission: retrieving runaway evil spirits who have escaped from hell and scattered themselves throughout the human world. Keima discovers that the only way to capture these spirits is to conquer what he hates the most: the unpredictable hearts of three-dimensional girls! Shackled to Elsie via a deadly collar, Keima now has his title of “God of Conquest” put to the ultimate test as he is forced to navigate through the hearts of a multitude of real-life girls.

Similarity – Storyline about shut-ins who are obsessed and very good at gaming in their own domain and are influenced a supernatural being to use their ability to do things, they both have two cute little sisters. Both main characters think the outside/real word is crappy to live in

7. Outbreak Company

Outbreak CompanySynopsis – Shinichi Kanou is a shut-in otaku with a vast knowledge of anime, manga, and video games. One day, after applying for a job in hopes of escaping his secluded lifestyle, he is kidnapped and transported to the Eldant Empire—a fantasy world filled with elves, dragons, and dwarves. Trapped in this strange land, Shinichi is given an unlikely task by the Japanese government: to spread otaku culture across the realm by becoming an “Otaku Missionary.”

To accomplish his mission, Shinichi has the full support of the Japanese government, as well as the half-elf maid Myucel and Princess Petralka of the Eldant Empire. Together with this ragtag bunch, he will overcome the obstacles of politics, social classes, and ethnic discrimination to promote the ways of the otaku in this holy land.

Similarity – Outbreak Company also has its main character work on establishing a friendly relationship between different races in another world through unconventional means.
They also share the same undertone which involves looking into other characters’ perspectives to figure out why and how they will respond to situations.

6. Overlord

Overlord
Synopsis – The final hour of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to spend his last few moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. To his surprise, despite the clock has struck midnight, Momonga is still fully conscious as his character and, moreover, the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!

Confronted with this abnormal situation, Momonga commands his loyal servants to help him investigate and take control of this new world, with the hopes of figuring out what has caused this development and if there may be others in the same predicament.

Similarity – Well, both MC-s go to another world and they don’t wanna go back to their old world, because their life there isn’t much. While No Game No Life is more of a comedy, Overlord is more serious anime. If you liked one I can guarantee you will like the other one.

5. Log Horizon

log horizonSynopsis – In the blink of an eye, thirty thousand bewildered Japanese gamers are whisked from their everyday lives into the world of the popular MMORPG, Elder Tale, after the game’s latest update—unable to log out. Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe, whose confusion and shock lasts only a moment as, a veteran of the game, he immediately sets out to explore the limits of his new reality.

Similarity – Both of these anime have incredibly intelligent protagonists that use their brains rather than strength to discretely manipulate their respective new worlds to their choosing. Both main characters are ten steps ahead in their respective games and the psychological warfare is amazing in both, Log Horizon, however, having a slow start.

4. Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

Kakegurui
Synopsis – Unlike many schools, attending Hyakkaou Private Academy prepares students for their time in the real world. By day, it is a normal school, educating its pupils in history, languages, and the like. But at night, it turns into a gambling den, educating them in the art of dealing with money and manipulating people. Money is power; those who come out on top in the games stand at the top of the school.

Yumeko Jabami, a seemingly naive and beautiful transfer student, is ready to try her hand at Hyakkaou’s special curriculum. Unlike the rest, she doesn’t play to win, but for the thrill of the gamble, and her borderline insane way of gambling might just bring too many new cards to the table.

Similarity – The biggest similarity between No Game No Life and Kakegurui is the game aspect. In No Game No Life, you have to play a game to settle any argument. You don’t have to play a game to settle everything in Kakegurui, however, the characters choose to do it anyway.

3. Death Note

Death Note
Synopsis – A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim’s face and write their victim’s name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.

High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.

Similarity – Death Note turned comedy. MC from both series is intelligent and confident in their abilities. Playing mind games with anyone who faces them. In Death Note: MC uses the power of the Death Note to create a new world. While in No Game No Life: Sora and Shina ( Siblings) are transported to a fantasy world where they play a game. Both series involves Life and Death situations. One is dark while other comedy and ecchi at times.

2. Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?

Mondaiji tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yoSynopsis – Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasukabe are extraordinary teenagers who are blessed with psychic powers but completely fed up with their disproportionately mundane lives—until, unexpectedly, each of them receives a strange envelope containing an invitation to a mysterious place known as Little Garden.

Similarity – Those two share a very similar setting. The worlds, where the stories are happening are almost the same. Both are about kids with special abilities, who try to save something in the world, the got sucked in. Also, there is a lot of funny moments and ecchi appearing in both series.

1. Sword Art Online

Sword Art OnlineSynopsis – In 2022, a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user’s five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.

On November 6, 10,000 players log into the SAO’s mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to discover that they are unable to log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is the setting of SAO, if they wish to be free. Those who suffer in-game deaths or forcibly remove the NerveGear out-of-game will suffer real-life deaths.

Similarity – Yes, both main characters are being transported into a gaming world where there are lots of mysterious wonders to explore. ‘No Game No Life’ is fresh in terms of its fanservice comedies and vibrant colors, whereas ‘Sword Art Online’ is focused more on the hardship of the main character and everyone else around him while developing strong romantic relationships along the way.

Credits – MAL

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