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View Poll Results: No Game No Life - Episode 5 Rating
Perfect 10 15 23.81%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 18 28.57%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 19 30.16%
7 out of 10 : Good 5 7.94%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 4.76%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 1.59%
4 out of 10 : Poor 1 1.59%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 1.59%
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Old 2014-05-07, 16:00   Link #41
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Personally I like Steph and the interactions between her and a siblings, though it did drag on a bit this episode.

The reason I like it is that even though she gets made fun of a lot, she still fights back. She's not just a butt monkey. Her double "HUH" was truly priceless (see expression).
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I still give her major props for this
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Really it seems like Steph would be god-tier back in Sora and Shiro's worlds. Seems to have a lot of good skills at everything, but games. Crazy physical strength and was doing a good job slowly creating acceptance to Sora and Shiro's new policies to avoid any major outbursts. Unfortunately for Steph she's bad at the main thing in this world and certainly the one thing she needs to be good at to get anywhere with Sora and Shiro .

Certainly not bad by Steph to try and focus on pure chance. But at the same time she didn't think things through. There's a good deal of tactics you can put even behind random games and can bend the rules if they aren't nailed down before hand.

At least by the end after all that insanity they did fill her in and show appreciation for all the work she has been putting in there. Really it is a solid division of labor. Those two do need to be on top of every game they can find and learn as much as possible in order to pull Imanity back from the brink. While Steph is certainly better at peacefully keeping things in order without having to beat down everyone through games.
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Old 2014-05-07, 16:03   Link #42
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What was that Ba*se thing? I didn't catch the reference.
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Old 2014-05-07, 16:07   Link #43
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I've managed to catch most of the references NGNL throws left and right (the scales bit was genius, this show has some real visual creativity) but this one stumped me; what's the server thing they referred to when they tried to crash "Laputa"?
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Old 2014-05-07, 16:11   Link #44
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I think Steph's role here would be, give audience a view on events from an ordinary person angle so that they won't lose in like the previous chess game.

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I've managed to catch most of the references NGNL throws left and right (the scales bit was genius, this show has some real visual creativity) but this one stumped me; what's the server thing they referred to when they tried to crash "Laputa"?
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Old 2014-05-07, 16:46   Link #45
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I usually don't like fanservice and would find the bullying/abuse in this episode borderline disturbing, instead I just ended up being to buys laughing at the games and the many references and gags (the grandfather saying "If the adversary is another human you're screwed" was great) . This is what this show has done to me !

Btw next week looks epic... is that a nuke in the preview ? Looking forward to it.

(though it's quite unbelievable that Steph would be such an idiot when it comes to games if she's so good at administration. I mean, she may not be the best gamer ever, but every person with a bit of knowledge of math/statistics has heard of the blackjack trick!)
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:03   Link #46
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It was a good slow episode, was laughing at all the weird games, liked how the showed that Steph is axtually a pretty capable person, just a little too gullible and the angel seems like she'll be an interesting addition.

I don't understand why people seem to be mad that Steph kept getting "bullied", when it actually was her own fault that she kept challenging them, using the same exact betting conditions every single time.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:16   Link #47
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Main point to remember with Steph, if I am right (haven't read the LN): she is too straightforward for her own good. She's very naive. Even when 'cheating', she's so straightforward that she gimps herself. She's actually really smart, but in the sort of game she has to deal with, she's just ... not good.

The person who said she'd be awesome in our world is right, long as she got a start.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:21   Link #48
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Main point to remember with Steph, if I am right (haven't read the LN): she is too straightforward for her own good. She's very naive. Even when 'cheating', she's so straightforward that she gimps herself. She's actually really smart, but in the sort of game she has to deal with, she's just ... not good.
Well, yeah, it's just silly that she'd go "you can use MATH in a GAME???!??" . I am terribly straightforward and can't pull off a proper poker face for shit, but that doesn't mean I don't grasp the concept that you can use probability calculations to get the upper edge when playing blackjack.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:26   Link #49
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Steph while intelligent keeps failing to learn the most important leason that would greatly reduce her suffering. Quit challenging [ ] it never ends well for you.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:34   Link #50
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The grandfather went you are screwed screwwed screwwwwed is my favorite part

Steph bullying get dragged out longer than I expected. Surprisingly, I don't have a problem with it. It's enjoyable enough for me. I do like how they add why Sora and Shiro bully her. If you think about it, Steph is an accomplished human being. Her kind don't normally go well with hikky/NEET like Shiro and Sora.

I don't mind Steph being so dull at gaming despite being so good at managing stuffs. I know plenty of people IRL who are like that. They simply don't take interest in gaming, thus not knowledgable in this field. Though, one might question why the heck people in this world don't add basic gaming course to every primary schools. Their kids need it.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:37   Link #51
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Btw next week looks epic... is that a nuke in the preview ? Looking forward to it.
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Old 2014-05-07, 17:38   Link #52
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Just got trolled really hard by Yukarin.

And it's funny how Steph's grandfather is pictured like a king on a usual deck of cards.
Maybe he really dressed like that. I could see it being a fashion there.

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Really it seems like Steph would be god-tier back in Sora and Shiro's worlds. Seems to have a lot of good skills at everything, but games.
I don't know. She's very intelligent, but even here, you need a modicum of street smarts to succeed, and she's very naive.

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I usually don't like fanservice and would find the bullying/abuse in this episode borderline disturbing, instead I just ended up being to buys laughing at the games and the many references and gags (the grandfather saying "If the adversary is another human you're screwed" was great) . This is what this show has done to me !

Btw next week looks epic... is that a nuke in the preview ? Looking forward to it.

(though it's quite unbelievable that Steph would be such an idiot when it comes to games if she's so good at administration. I mean, she may not be the best gamer ever, but every person with a bit of knowledge of math/statistics has heard of the blackjack trick!)
That one surprised me. If they're such good gamers, shouldn't they remember every card? It'd be more accurate.
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Old 2014-05-07, 18:19   Link #53
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lol a funny chapter, I'm not even mad with the bullying , Stephanie is an intelligent person but, she is not that clever with the games rules, especially against Sora.
Jibril has caught my attention since I first saw her in the op and now she finally appears, I'm really looking forward to see the next episode.
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Old 2014-05-07, 18:51   Link #54
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I've managed to catch most of the references NGNL throws left and right (the scales bit was genius, this show has some real visual creativity) but this one stumped me; what's the server thing they referred to when they tried to crash "Laputa"?
Remember, they talk like the world is a game. Back near the mid/end of ep 1, they talked about how it finally glitched.

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That one surprised me. If they're such good gamers, shouldn't they remember every card? It'd be more accurate.
I'm sure Shiro could, but Sora isn't quite that good at such high level calculations.
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:03   Link #55
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Ah Jibril, so much fun.

I like how Steph is portrayed as a strong woman in her own right. Doing proper political maneuverings and such, she just sucks at reading people in games lol.

Still this was an interesting downtime episode, though I certainly cannot wait for the next one. Its my favorite game in this series.
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:07   Link #56
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I'm not familiar with voice actors so when I read Jibril's voice actor's name I thought she was one of those more husky, ojou-sama voice actresses. I'm glad she's a lighter-pitched, sing-songy trolling type instead. It fits Jibril.


Also Steph, totally naked save dog ears and falling into a ball of fire. She reeeeeeeaaally can't catch a break.
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:10   Link #57
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About the Balse and server thing, according to /a/ during one of the Laputa re-airs people spamming Balse crashed 2ch.
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:16   Link #58
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When you fight a weapon created to fight gods, I think you have to go Gandhi right away. xD
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:33   Link #59
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I pity Steph, and think Shiro is starting to become the annoying sister that tries everything to kill her brother's love life before it can even begin.
While she is right to not just let him do whatever he pleases with Steph, this episode made it look like she deliberately tried to get in the way of even the smallest development. (Or just accidentally killed it at all).

My reaction to Steph's political schemes was about the same as Sora's and Shiro's - totally unexpected.
One also needs to listen to what she said - she was apparently playing games with some of the nobles too, so she does win against others.

As for our Flügel...
Well I got no idea what she said there; TBH, I first thought she spoke some really formal Japanese and just said 'Excuse me' in front of it - Apparently it was two whole English sentences though.
Which would have been clearly understandable too if she wouldn't have spoken them so fast.
The main problem was definitely the script though. Its not the VA's fault if she gets a script with strange sentences oO

And while I can't see where this 'like death itself' impression comes from(Neither do i know where the angel impression on them came from since her wings are far away from her shoulders ) I too thought that the last bit killed the mood.
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Old 2014-05-07, 19:34   Link #60
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I'm not familiar with voice actors so when I read Jibril's voice actor's name I thought she was one of those more husky, ojou-sama voice actresses. I'm glad she's a lighter-pitched, sing-songy trolling type instead. It fits Jibril.
You don't know Yukari Tamura?! I rarely pay attention to voice actors, but she's an exception simply because her voice is always so much fun to listen to.
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