Even though the popular anime series No Game No Life (NGNL) ended on such a tantalizing cliffhanger, fans are still clamoring for its second season six years later.
However, if stories are to be believed, season 2 may have been canceled as a result of plagiarism charges.
Is the Story Going to Continue?
Since its debut in 2014, NGNL, a series about a group of gamers attempting to defeat the God of Games in a series of board games to steal God’s throne, has garnered a lot of attention and appreciation.
It was one of the most well-liked anime series, with 12 episodes in its first season.
The season finale of NGNL featured Shiro and Sora confronting the God of Games, and viewers were eager to know what would happen next.
However, the show’s producers have not renewed it for a second season, and there have been no updates or formal statements about the forthcoming season. As things stand, supporters aren’t sure if they’ll get the answers they’re looking for.
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‘No Game No Life: Zero,’ an NGNL Spin-off Film
Even though the destiny of the second season is still unknown, fans of the show were able to witness the spin-off film. The film No Game No Life: Zero was released in Japan on July 15, 2017.
It was based on Kamiya’s sixth book of the NGNL light novel series. The film had a running time of 105 minutes and grossed more than 700 million yen in Japan.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka played Sora, Ai Kayano played Shiro, Yoko Hikasa played Stephanie Dola, Yukari Tamura played Jibril, Yuka Iguchi played Kurami Sell, Mamiko Noto played Think Nirvalen, Miyuki Sawashiro played Izuna, and Rie Kugimiya played Yet.
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Plagiarism Charges Have Been Leveled Against Yuu Kamiya
However, there have been rumors that the series’ second season may have been canceled due to serious plagiarism claims leveled against Yuu Kamiya, the series’ manga artist.
According to Anime Amino, one member saw Kamiya doing comparable character sketches to his work and publicly shamed him. Kamiya claimed to have traced the main characters Stephanie Dora, Jibril, and Izuna based on character poses.
The characters aren’t exact replicas of his work, according to the claims, but there are some similarities in the poses. On their website, Kamiya openly apologized to the original artist and reimbursed the artist for pretending to have traced the characters.
It’s hardly the first time an artist has been publicly chastised for inadvertently plagiarizing another’ work. Sou Miyata, a character artist and designer for Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse’s Novel, was fired due to plagiarism claims.
In Kamiya’s situation, nothing has been formally announced about whether or not the production business fired him for tracing other people’s artwork.