Where to Start No Game No Life Light Novel After Anime?

If you’ve finished watching the No Game No Life anime and are eager to continue the story, you may be wondering where to pick up the manga or light novel series. The thing is, NGNL manga stopped publishing a while ago. It has not even reached the point where the anime left off. So you can’t find the continuation story in the manga.

But fear not, for we have the answer! To fully enjoy the sequel to the NGNL anime, it is recommended to begin reading the light novel series.

In 2023, we have a total of 12 volumes with the latest one being published on Feb, 2023. The anime left off at volume 3, so you may start reading from the 4th volume.

Where do I start the No Game No Life Light Novel after the anime?

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Titled “The Gamer Siblings Have Run Away From a Realistic Romance Game,” Volume 4 takes you on a thrilling journey with its four captivating chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – The Devil (Encounter)
  • Chapter 2 – The Sun (Strategist)
  • Chapter 3 – The Empress (Charmer)
  • Chapter 4 – The Fool (Wild Card)

It is advisable to start reading from Chapter 1. This way you can immerse yourself in the story and get acquainted with the new developments.

In Volume 4, you will be introduced to three intriguing new characters who add depth and excitement to the narrative. Plum, Laira, and Amira bring their own unique personalities and abilities, enriching the world of No Game No Life. They offer fresh dynamics to the already engaging storyline.

With unexpected encounters, strategic gameplay, and charming interactions, Volume 4 sets the stage for an exhilarating continuation of the series.

What Chapter Did the No Game No Life Anime End in the Manga And Light Novel?

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For fans seeking to explore the manga adaptation of No Game No Life, it’s essential to know where the anime left off. Unfortunately, the manga has not caught up to the anime yet. Due to some issues, the publication of the manga came to a halt years ago. So, you cannot continue the story on manga.

However, the light novel series of NGNL is still ongoing and you can resume the story there.

The first season of the No Game No Life anime concludes with Episode 12, titled “Rule Number 10.” This final episode corresponds to the story covered in Volume 3 of the light novel series. So, the season 1 of No game No life covered light novel volumes 1-3.

It’s worth noting that this series also has a movie No Game No Life: Zero. It serves as a prequel to the events of the main series. It is adapted from Volume 6 of the light novel series. As a result, Volumes 4 and 5 were skipped in the anime adaptation. We assume these 2 volumes will be the main focus of the season 2 of No Game No Life.

If you’re planning to continue reading No Game No Life story from the point where the anime left off, start with volume 4.

FAQs About No Game No Life Anime and Manga

FAQs About No Game No Life Anime and Manga

To address some common questions regarding the NGNL anime and manga, we’ve compiled a helpful list of frequently asked questions:


By following the recommended starting point in the light novel series, you can continue your journey into the captivating world of No Game No Life after the anime.

Immerse yourself in the thrilling adventures of Sora and Shiro as they face new challenges. You’ll get to see them engage in mind-boggling games, and outsmart their opponents using their cunning strategies. Enjoy the rich storytelling, intricate world-building, and the complex dynamics between characters that have made NGNL a beloved series among fans worldwide.

So, grab a copy of the light novel, find a cozy spot, and get ready to embark on an exhilarating adventure filled with games, wit, and the power of imagination. Let the world of No Game No Life enthrall you once again as you uncover the secrets and strategies that lie beyond the anime adaptation.

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Sakura Sato, a passionate anime enthusiast from New York, bringing you the best and latest anime news, recommendations, lists and more! She has watched hundreds of anime series over the course of the past 10 years. As a veteran anime fan, she’s here to share her vast knowledge with you guys!

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