Ranked #593
Death Billiards

Death Billiards

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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2012 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2012
Japanese: デス・ビリヤード


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2013
Producers: Madhouse
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.921 (scored by 17462 users)
Ranked: #5932
Popularity: #1108
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An old and a young man find themselves in a mysterious bar where they have to play a game of billiard. The bet: their lives.

(Source: ANN)

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Alternative version: Death Parade

Characters & Voice Actors

Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Hazumi, Jun
Hazumi, Jun
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi


Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Key Animation
Hirayanagi, Satoshi
Background Art, Art Director
Kurita, Shinichi
Character Design, Animation Director

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Apr 7, 2013
Now that is a single pearl, easy to miss and likely to be underrated.
Madhouse studios must be mad.

A short story of life and death, a story of human life and the illusion of equality. Could it be possible to compress into 25 minutes? Well, it seems it was.

On artistic-wise, visuals were appealing, if not gorgeous. Such details and great work for such a short story, with all the detailed background visuals were something that multiplied the joy.

For a one shot special anime, it would not be fair to judge characters, yet they were not half-baked personages either.
Death Pool (or Death Billards for that matter) uses read more
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Dec 23, 2014
What happens when two people, who befriended themselves just recently are pitted against each other in a pool match in order for them to survive is the whole concept behind Death Billiards. Death Billiards is a part of the Anime Mirai project and for me, this was the first anime that I watched from this project; and I did not even feel a sliver of regret after finishing it.

After reading the synopsis, I had my doubts if this show can accomplish what it set out to achieve within a solitary episode but I was proven wrong. The story meted out almost all the conditions; trying read more
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The animation in this is more on the loose side and the plot is more light hearted, but they both have a similar atmosphere. It's a short one shot that takes place in a bar where the main character learns something in the end.
The mindf*ck while playing a 'game' with lives on the line + same producing studios.

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