No Game No Life: Episode 8 Review

No Game No Life

Alright, This one was awesome. It had everything: super intense moments, thought-out plans, mystery, shocked old dudes!

Okay, I’ll do a play-by-play of this episode, but I’ll be jumping from one scene to the next (in a linear order) well, that was complicated.

The war beasts senses must be incredible for them to see the entire way to the castle. That is pretty cool, I would like to have eye sight as good as that.

To see the “modern” technology in the embassy was interesting, I did not think that any nation had advanced to the point that they would have modern devices, but it looks like I was wrong.

The intensity that the war beasts and Flugal fight is crazy. Because killing was outlawed it looks like they must use words to fight.

It looks like the war beast are as Sora imagined when he decided to conquer them originally, Cute girls with animal tails and ears.

Soara gets right to the point, displaying his intellect with wit and quick words that sting. He can be supremely threatening if he wants to.

Sora’s explanation, thought out and powerful, answers the questions that were brought up in the last few episodes. I like that they took an episode to explain all of it instead of just leaving things unexplained. Such as why everyone looses to War beasts and if they can actually read minds. Throughout the entire explanation Sora remains completely calm and in control as the War beast can tell from looking at his pulse.

Shiro is more active that usual in the episode, as Sora explains his plan, they go back and forth with their explanations.

Using video games to defeat the other races is a genius idea, and the War beasts would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids from another world!

Betting the Race piece is a huge deal, to bet everything, essentially the worth of a race, is crazy, but smart. Because it means that the other race would have to bet their race piece as well. Because it is the only thing of equal value. It’s a good way to conquer the nations in one game.

This is where it gets weird. Sora’s heart to heart with Shiro was touching but the glitching was increasingly creepy and disconcerting.

I have a sneaking suspicion that they are already in the game, as Sora keeps saying, and Shiro is trapped in a virtual world for some reason with a task to complete that she does not know about. I recommend watching through the credits, as creepy as they are.

With Sora gone and everyone having forgotten that he exists, this only furthers my theory that Shiro is in a video game already. However, Sora said that he would win for her, so then why does it look like Shiro is the player instead?

Questions were answered and they were asked in the episode, one of the better episodes in my opinion, I can’t wait for next week! If you have any thoughts on the episode or theories about why Shiro was alone at the end I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

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