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Death Parade


Alternative Titles

English: Death Parade
Japanese: デス・パレード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:58 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.361 (scored by 185,557 users)
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Ranked: #1762
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Popularity: #64
Members: 315,612
Favorites: 6,702
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

After death, there is no heaven or hell, only a bar that stands between reincarnation and oblivion. There the attendant will, one after another, challenge pairs of the recently deceased to a random game in which their fate of either ascending into reincarnation or falling into the void will be wagered. Whether it's bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person's true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar's master. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, arbiter of the afterlife, awaits!

Death Parade expands upon the original one-shot intended to train young animators. It follows yet more people receiving judgment—until a strange, black-haired guest causes Decim to begin questioning his own rulings.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Death Parade spawned from the short film Death Billiards, which was part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Decim
Decim
Main
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Maeno, Tomoaki
Kurokami no Onna
Kurokami no Onna
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Nona
Nona
Main
Ookubo, Rumi
Japanese
Ookubo, Rumi
Ginti
Ginti
Supporting
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese
Hosoya, Yoshimasa

Staff

Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Original Creator
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Episode Director
Shishido, Jun
Shishido, Jun
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Flyers" by BRADIO

Edit Ending Theme

"Last Theater" by NoisyCell



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Stark700
Mar 27, 2015
Unlike death, Death Parade is no ordinary show. It’s rather extraordinary with an emphasis on the concept of death and expanding it into a game style format. But it’s more than also just simply playing a game because we see the ins and outs of what the players/characters are like. To put it figuratively, it’s more like playing life and death itself. The way the show operates is different than the usual survival game. This is because the characters are already dead. So what does Death Parade offer in its own little world?

The show is produced by Madhouse that runs for 1-cour. But more read more
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ZephSilver
Mar 30, 2015
YES... WE GET IT... THE OPENING IS NICE... Now let's talk about the show.

If there was ever an undeniable truth it will be that death is inevitable. And it shouldn't be a surprise that a great deal of shows, in one way or another, touch upon that subject. But very few anime titles take the route of having the entirety of their content centered around it. As few as those numbers may be it's still been done before, but what Death Parade does differently is not the subject of the afterlife itself, but rather the judgement of the people that enter it. It's a show read more
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lawlmartz
Mar 29, 2015
"People do not live just so that they can someday die. It is because they are alive that they someday die." -Decim

Overview:

"Welcome to Quindecim", an ominous and deep voice states as the hiss of hydraulics release pressure and allow the cold steel doors to open. Two people step out. "Please, come have a seat here." The people have no memory of why or how they've come to be at the Quindecim. "One, I cannot explain where you are, or how you came to be here. Two, we will now have you play a game. Three, we will have you select a game by roulette. read more
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Satire
Mar 28, 2015
Morality is, and always will be, a perpetual grey area; it is akin to something like a no man's land. It's a subject that brings about wonder, bewilderment, and also hostility. Are human beings innately morally good or are human beings naturally inclined to be morally evil? What is considered morally good and what is considered morally evil? What draws the line between the two, and how does this get decided? There is no real, correct answer. As a follow up to the very controversial Death Billiards, Death Parade arrives and elevates these inquiries. As a viewer, you will venture into Quindecim with many questions. read more
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