No Game No Life has pulled in its fair share of attention this season, and not without good reason. The series has plenty of appealing qualities, and feels as though it’s been expertly crafted to appeal to anime fans. The rich color palette offers a visual break from shows with more typical art styles, and the “gamers save the day” premise is a guaranteed hit in its target demographic. Add in some self-aware humor and plenty of creative world building, and the series’ popularity seems all but inevitable. For all the thought that went into making it a hit, it’s refreshing that the creators have also been taking the time to throw in some thoughtful social commentary.