Two step-siblings better known as Shiro and Sora hate the outdoors and living with people other than themselves. Locked in their world, they spend their time playing video games and humiliating everyone who tries to challenge them on this platform.
Everything is beautiful in their day to day until a stranger challenges them to play a game of chess in which they are the winners. In exchange for their victory, this strange person with no identity offers them to go to a new world where everything is based on challenges and victories. Our protagonists accept without thinking much and are transported to Disboard, a colorful world where thinking beings of multiple races live and in which there are some very peculiar rules.
This world is the result of a very ancient war from which certain commandments were derived that governs peace in the present. Everything is based on games, if you want to win power you need to challenge others to a game in which you can impose your rules and where you can bet from a few coins to a whole living race. Anime like No Game No Life are about living your life as a game, filled with adventure and battling your opponents with wits in another world.
Anime Similar to No Game No Life:
Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They?The story follows Izayoi Sakamaki, a 17-year-old boy who is bored with the whole world and its ordinariness because he has supernatural powers. One day a package arrives for him, and the moment he opens it, he is transported to another world called "Miniature Garden".
There he discovers that two other "problem children" have been transported to that world in the same way with him: a taciturn girl named You Kasukabe who goes with a cat, and a beautiful girl named Asuka Kudo who is very arrogant. Both have supernatural powers like him. All three have been summoned by a girl named Kuro Usagi to end the evil and rebuild the community. A cool series about friendship, superpowers and living in a different world, makes this a perfect anime like No Game No Life.
Also Recommend: 18 Anime Like The Rising of the Shield Hero
Code GeassCode Geass focuses on a boy, Lelouch, who lives in a Japan conquered by the Holy Empire of Britannia taking care of his motor-disabled and, as if he didn't have enough, blind sister. One day a terrorist attack occurs. A chase of a stolen vehicle carrying a chemical bomb ends in a crash. Lelouch happens to be at the scene and decides to help the people inside the truck, but before he can get to the cab, the driver regains consciousness and starts running again so Lelouch is left inside the back of the truck. When he decides to escape, he is surprised by a policeman, who happens to be his childhood friend, Suzaku.
What is fascinating is the background of the series about what moves people based on a different idea of justice for each character. The constantly changing mentality, circumstances and sides show vulnerable, unstable characters that constantly change their perspective of seeing things, sometimes even going against their ideals.
Also Recommend: 12 Anime Like Death Note
OverlordThe story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular MMORPG whose server was shut down. However, the protagonist of the show Momonga, who is a powerful wizard, decides not to leave the game. Momonga's avatar is transformed into a skeleton. Despite the blackout, the world goes on, with non-player characters starting to feel emotions and live their lives according to their wishes. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man struggles to take charge of this new virtual world. Very similar in theme, this is a great choice for fans of anime similar to No Game No Life.
Also Recommend: 21 Anime Like Overlord (Series)
Log HorizonLog Horizon begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the Elder Tale online fantasy world. What was once an escape route from the real world is now all the reality they know? Shiroe, the main character, tries to survive as best he can in that world with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful killer Akatsuki. Beautiful animation, characters and setting, with the same gaming theme makes this a great watch for people looking for similar anime like No Game No Life.
Also Recommend: 18 Anime Like Goblin Slayer
The World God Only Knows (Kami nomi no Shiru Sekai)Keima Katsuragi, a young man who has renounced the women of the 3 dimensions to focus on conquering all the women of the two dimensions (video games). One day he is challenged to conquer actual real life women. Keima, thinking this was just a new game accepts the challenge, but it turns out to be a contract with hell. Because of this contract, a young demon named Elsie comes down and asks him to help her fill the void in the heart of... real women. A great challenge is about to begin for our protagonist, who finally has to escape his comfort zone and make a real woman fall in love with him.
A final worthy entry on this list, this is a very fun alternative for fans of anime like No Game No Life.
Also Recommend: 17 Anime Like Darwin's Game
More Anime recommendations for 'No Game No Life':
Sword Art Online
The Irregular at Magic High School