As soon as I saw Death Parade, I couldn't help but associate it with Death Note. Both series revolve around death and even though themes/plots are different in a sense, the atmosphere is quite similar.
An ideal watch for those who enjoyed either of the series and if you are new to anime and only just finished Death Note and are looking for more, Death Parade is your next best bet.
More people need to make this recommendation. Both anime are so eye gluing interesting you'll be hooked by the first episode! Amazing theme of passing judgment and morality. You'll feel that both are pretty fucked up and awesome cause of how human beings can be!
They both evolve around the idea of death, and judgement. Death Parade is more on the comical side, however, the two contain drama and the work of higher-order beings. In my honest opinion, the two series had the same hooking ability, and I also found out that they are both made by Madhouse.
The unknowing of whether or not you're capable of saving someone is always a heavy thing to bear, at times it's something that's utilized, and at other times it's just a big drag. These seemingly young adults will much like death note reveal their background and the plot and story progresses and will have you busting your brain for not being able to comprehend what's going on at all times due to the series being so plot and psycho-complex for each individual character. It's truly amazing how the series finds order and pleases the audience even though a potentially big dissatisfaction due to opinions in judging.
The series is truly one to watch if you enjoying watching just any of these, or just the psychological kind of genre in general. read more
They were made by the same company, the plots are interconnected, but it's not something so close you can't watch one without having watched the other... But a previous knowledge of Death Note will make you go nuts with the plot! Great soundtrack, great animation, touching, fun, scary and very, very well-made.
Both have this great tension around dying or surviving from death and both are from the same makers. Both series always have a twist to their 'games' that has to do with escaping from death or really die.
Death note follows a series of Deaths by a man whom thinks he can pass judgment on criminals. He has a note book titled "Death Note" where he writes down the names and how they will die and think of their face while doing it. The police cannot figure it out and send someone to help, which is where L comes in. The similarities are very simple. They both pass judgment and both pretty much gore. There are more episodes in Death note so if you did enjoy Death Parade and haven't seen Death Note, your in for a ride.
Same production company. Very similar feel between the two shows. Death parade's ending is, in my personal opinion, better than death note's. The art style is also very similar, and there is even a Light cameo! :D
-Both themes are about death
-The main protagonists judge people (whether they live/die, or go to hell/heaven)
-Both are deep psychological animes that make you think.
If you like animes that make you think hard about life/death, or if you just like morbid animes, give these a try.
Death Parade and Death Note are two amazing shows both made by Madhouse. It's all about judgement and they are psychological masterpieces. In Death Note MC has a "Death Note" which he uses to determine who is a good person and who is bad (trying not to spoil too much). In Death Parade, every time two persons meet each other in a bar, with a referee. And the referee needs to determine by the use of games who is a good person and who is bad (still trying not to spoil). Both shows give you a certain vibe and I really enjoyed both shows. Most people probably have already seen Death Note but Death Parade is a hidden gem that you should have seen, it's an awesome show. read more
Don't be fooled, it's not only a similar title, these two share a lot more.
Not only animated by the same studio, but these anime also share a common main theme: Death (thanks, Captain Obvious). Mysterious characters and plots that will hook to the screen and make you question the very core of Human nature. Who deserves to live and die? Who should go to "Heaven"? Many opinions and theories will be created depending on the individual and both anime present you big rewatch value. If you either watched Death Parade or Death Note and loved it, the other is A MUST!
The series are executed very differently but have similar themes that contribute to their overall plot, so if you enjoyed one you'll most likely enjoy the other.
-The fate of people is put into the hands of the MC(s)
-Psychological/dark themes are key points in the plot and bring out various reactions from the characters that show you them in different lights (Haha Light..)
-The MC isn't the only one with their 'power' and they interact with others who have it as well, but usually with conflicting opinions
There are some more similarities, but spoilers, so.. Enjoy!
Death Note and Death Parade have a simillar mystery element to them, both trying to grasp the concept of what may be happening. The plot on both of these are very interesting, which will intrigue any anime lover. If you were looking for a shorter anime than Death Note, Death Parade is only 12 episodes, which may seem short but the whole story line is captivating. Also it's been known to having both similar art styles. This is due to the fact that they're both created by the same studio company: Madhouse. Just give it a try, otherwise you will miss out!
It has the same deep, psychological life or death shit, and arbiters who make judgement, which is similar to Death Note, I would even say although shorter, Death Parade is more enjoyable than Death Note, Death Parade even has a cameo from Light Yagami in one of the later episodes.
Honestly, if you haven't watched death note and have watched death parade, you are out of your mind. Death Note is amazing and super complex. it's amazing about how even tho the smartest of people who has everything made out for them can take things a little too far. PLUS I just really love the style of both animes.
Death Note episodes always leave you in suspense and guessing what will happen next. It always feels like a mystery. Death Parade is very similar in that you have some mysteries to think about as you watch the series to try and discover the answers. These series both leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
-They're both amazing animes made by Madhouse
-Both cover philosophical subjects
-Have brilliant scripts
-The Subs and Dubs of both animes are great
-The character Development is ON POINT
-Both are about death (Durr)
-They're both an easy watch being less than 50 episodes
Life after death, or better say: afterlife. Both series are significantly based on this concept. Which makes them both overall quite interesting.
While Death Parade might result to have a darker atmosphere and tone than Angel Beats, this last one instead has somewhat of a more "colorful" atmosphere and in some occasions can get deeper than DP, but both series can still have lighter and funny moments here and then. Esepcially AB at the start.
Now, we need to mention that both plots are different from eachother but still, the series share a great deal:
- aside from the already stated strong main concept of the afterlife, the series deal with all that can come with that. Meaning life experiences, good and bad, life mistakes and life regrets. Of course, the huge argument of death as well and the impact it has on both sides: the deceased and the ones that lost them.
- regrets obviously come along with unfinished business which are part of both series
- being setted in the afterlife certainly the judgement is an important piece in the plots for both of them; and aside from the classic idea of "paradise" or "hell", both series also deal with the intriguing idea of reincarnation
- both have characters among the main cast that are affected by some sort of memory loss
- both series introduce to you likeable characters to the point that you can get emotionally involved with them, get happy with them and sad with them. In some characters you might even see pieces of yourself here and there as you might share some thoughts or points of view or even experiences; which indeed enriches the overall enjoyment
- both have never a dull moment
That said, keep in mind that if the afterlife concept is what you liked the most in one of these, then you might like to see another different point of view for the same concept. I feel like to advice them both! Quite interesting to explore these ideas and how they develop them along with the characters!
They're both set in the afterlife, with one main character with amnesia and the other a white-haired emotionless person. There's a lot of drama concerning each character's past (more so in Death Parade) and some comedic moments (More so in Angel Beats!).
I consider both of them masterpieces.
Both these two anime deals with death and what happens to human people when they die. Surely in Death Parade there is a darker atmosphere than in Angel Beats, but it is clear that in all this two anime feelings and the way of thinking of every character are considered really important. Then, in both these two anime is shown how unfair life can be with people, and how they react to this injustice. Finally, both in Death Parade and in Angel Beats is taken into consideration the possibility for souls to be reincarnated in another body.
Although the overall moods of the two shows differs slightly, with Death Parade being noticeably darker, and Angel Beats including more comedy, both have overarching plots, but are at their feels-inducing best when focusing on episodic, character(s)-of-the-week arcs. Both also involve afterlife settings, and revolve around the characters coming to terms with not just their deaths, but the lives they led as well.
Both heavily focus on the concepts of death and passing on. Angel Beats aims towards reincarnation and making the most of the life you had while Death Parade focuses on judging people's lives to have been humane or not.
- Both stories follow the concept of the transition between death and the afterlife.
- Both series deal with judgement and moving on after death.
- Both have different ways of dealing with death and unfinished business but both shows have the people who have passed on work through their lives and in the end move on to wherever they need to go.
- Both shows tug at your emotions and feelings as you feel empathy for the characters.
- Both shows also make you think seriously and offer some thought provoking moments.
- Both of these animes operate on a different plane of existence. Making us all think what really happens after we die.
- Both of them bring out emotions you never thought you had with dramatic, intense storylines and memories from the characters.
- Both anime have a touching ending and are filled with loveable characters that you will easily get attached to.
- Both shows are well-crafted, and have creative imagery and beautiful animation.
Overall, Death Parade is far darker than Angel Beats, but if you enjoyed one, you would likely enjoy the other. read more
Both of these anime deal with people in the afterlife dealing and coming to terms with what they did while they were alive in order to "pass on." The circumstances for the two are very different, but at the basis, the situations of the characters' lives were similarly stressful. Death Parade goes more in depth into each individual's past while creating a more dark, serious atmosphere partially masked by the games played. Angel Beats! is a much more light-hearted show overall while working in more stressful scenes later on. Even with these differences, both shows were tear-jerking in the same way and I automatically thought of Death Parade as I went deeper in Angel Beats!.  read more
Well for starters they both take place after death.
Both plots are about going to heaven. Or in their stories getting reincarnated.
Over time you get to learn pretty much everyones backstories.
Either good or bad. Their backstories are really detailed.
And in the end they have a nice happyish ending!
The concept is the same, they both take place in afterlife and characters with sad backgrounds. But for me Angel Beats is more colourful? It has all bunch of things in the same place like comedy, drama, action... But Death Parade goes on in the same place and way.
Death parade offers its characters the chance to assess their worldly lives whereas Angel Beats! leaves its characters to figure this out on their own in a state of limbo. Both shows are heavy on themes of death, more specifically making peace with the idea.
Both these shows tackle the theme of what happens to you (or your soul) once you die. Heaven, hell, reincarnation or the void - your deeds decide your fate.
Angel Beats had great potential but was a let down to me. Death Parade, on the other hand, is a must watch for those wanting to view something different from what anime usually has to offer.
Both anime focus greatly on thought-provoking themes and a purgatory that decides whether or not you will be reincarnated. I would fully recommend Death Parade to anyone who has just finished watching Angel Beats! and was not feeling quite fulfilled. This also works vice-versa. Both have interesting takes on life and death and what it means to live. It's best for you to watch both of them yourself and decide which take you like best.
(I like Death Parade more.)
Both are similar in that they talk about people who had terrible lives and how this affects them when they die, which leads to very emotional moments.
Both have a main character being already dead so there couldn't really be a happy ending for both series.
well... it has a place where you go after you die, you regain your memories at one point in time. A lot of character development (if you like that sort of thing) and their both just good anime's in general so I suggest watching them anyway.
Judgement is passed down based on a set of principles that determines a person's worth. Betrayal and corruption does not necessarily distinguish right from wrong but rather affirms the fear of losing something previous or escaping death.
'Death Parade' showcases its tense and engaging characteristics from the get-go which did not disappoint. The worthiness of a soul is established through a variety of games where they will be reincarnated or released into the dark void. The power wielded by both god and demon are too great to bare and the servants can only glance from a distance. Regardless of the pain and cruelty inflicted on the participants, there is a sense of justice throughout the event which is significant to its existence.
'Jigoku Shoujo' centers itself on inescapable deals where anyone (be it good or bad) is vulnerable the moment the contract s finalised. The chilling scenes encountered in-between character interactions are quite captivating which will leave you wanting for more. Rivalry and business may pushed a person to a low point where treason is committed. It is an onerous task to withstand temptation when it is there for the taking, even more so if it provides salvation to your suffering. At the end of the day, only 'hell' awaits those who are selected which is a dismal way to go.  read more
Both are episodic, focusing on different 'victims' and their stories in an episodic but interconnected manner.
Both revolve around the theme of death.
Both have a cold-hearted main character that opens up more over time.
Both have a dark and serious tone.
Hell Girl is longer and feels like it has more filler.
In terms of the overall theme and atmosphere, these 2 shows are very similar. Both have a "monster of the week" format, character vs character motivation stories.
However, Jigoku Shoujo is more straightforward and action packed, focusing on the "stories" between the characters of the week, which are centered around revenge.
Death Parade on the other hand is much more ambiguous and philosophical, usually it is not so much about the guest characters but the themes they represent.
Both series are very much like each other. Same feel, similar art, similar characters, the music is very much alike. They have the same theme of deciding where someone will go once they day, even though one is more about revenge and the other is more about judging people based on their life. I am sure if you like one you will like the other.
Both shows are episodic which contain same main characters through out the show. And as Jigoku Shoujo deals with death and humans psyche on the real world, Death Parade does on the afterlife. Through out the shows something slowly stirs up which becomes concluded in the last episodes of the shows.
Both dwell on the concept of a special being passing judgement onto souls. The episodes are also similar because they show us the troubled lives and deaths of normal human beings that are replaced with different ones as the show progresses.
They have a similar idea. In Death Parade people are sent to reincarnation or void, and there is a mysterious person who decides that. In Jigoku Shoujo there is a girl who sends people to hell when you make a deal with her. I think that, in Death Parade, there will probably be some episodes with separate stories (different people playing games in each episodes) like in Jigoku Shoujo. They are both psychological genre.
Both shows express human psychology, symbolism, and have deep meanings behind the curtains. Whereas in Death Parade they present more emotion than Jigoku Shoujo. Both shows also have human deaths and cruelty every episode, and are episodic.
Both of these series are nearly identical subsequently about who is gonna go to hell and heaven but death parade is more complex since they had trial and error and fair judgement to our lad and lass who died lining up to test them fairly.
- Both are about passing judgement on people. ( Death Parade who looks into the idea of void and recreation, Jigoku Shoujo just looks into hell.)
- Both are anime that peer into the hearts of "guest characters" through the eyes of the main characters. ( Hell Girl does so to send souls to hell, Death Parade does so to determine whether souls get sent to be reincarnated or to oblivion.)
- Both features a dark theme.
- The main characters provide judgment although Jigoku Shoujo mainly focuses on putting a person to hell.
- The major characters test the dead/people to confess their sins and their deepest emotions.
--Similar art/animation (Beautiful, amazing aesthetic)
--Similar genre (new sort of game/challenge each episode in the same style)
--Great soundtrack and sound fx
--Dramatic, intense, keeps you on edge
--Dark and disturbed at times
-Both have a similar theme in terms of color palette and music. Both are jazzy and have a lot of darker colors with some bright colors.
-Both are about games.
-Both have great soundtracks and animation.
How "Death Parade" is similar to "Kakegurui":
-Both about playing unique games that touch upon Human morality, rules, and imperfections
-Games have high stakes
-Ellicits strong emotional responses from the viewer
-Visually pleasing. Great use of color and lighting in order to set the mood
-Main female protagonist are aesthetically similar, with long black hair and a mysterious past
-Both can somewhat be treated as standalone episodes.
-There are surprising twists that keep the show exciting
How "Death Parade is different from "Kakegurui":
-The former has quirky but mild-tempered characters, while the latter has more eclectic and dark characters
-The former is more relaxed with a slower pacing, while the latter has faster pacing.
-The former has set power-dynamics, while the latter has a more complex heirarchy system that can constantly change
-The former puts emphasis into sentimental emotions and uncovering truth, while the latter puts emphasis into the descent into madness and trickery. read more
Similar animation style
Both involve gambling and the results of the game affect the life of the players.
They have the same unique way of portraying the emotions of the characters in a very exaggerated manner
Both are show around the concept of games, and using them to determine life or death situations. The games also both have strange twists to them, though Death Parade is more for a dramatic style, while NGNL is more of an epic style.
Both Anime are about Games like darts or chess for certain reasons (which are very exciting and good to watch).
Also the animation is similar because of the same studio.
For me, those Anime are like poles, they're complete each other.
No Game No Life has hooked me by the fascinating idea that games are the way to settle conflicts. Death Parade hooked me by games are the way to choose life or death. They are both interesting and attention grabbers, and are related by some sort of "game".
Both Animes are about games, even thought they are used in a different way. NGNL uses them for conflicts between people and focuses on winning, while Death Parade encounter with the dark side of the human soul while playing a game.
Watching Death Parade strongly reminded me of Psycho-Pass, and looking back on it, it's no surprise: the morals and general message of these two anime are extremely similar. They both raise the question of what exactly good and evil are, and where to draw the distinction between them. The main characters of both anime question the central authority that dictates these decisions; however, the actions they decide to take are actually very different, making the two anime quite complementary. So basically, Death Parade and Psycho-Pass are both psychological thrillers with amazing art that make you contemplate what the f*** just happened -- and they're both hella good (made it onto my top 5). If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.  read more
Both series revolve around an absolute judging system that decides a person's fate by his/her mental & emotional stability, actions and/or other factors. Eventually, we are shown the questionable credibility of the system through one of the leading protagonists' point of view.
Both Psycho Pass and Death Parade have EXACTLY the same vibe, art, ambience, and feelings when you watched them. Both dark psychological n theme, and the concept of delivering judgement and how the story counter the logical rulesof judgement into a conflict is pretty much similar in a different way. The only difference is Psycho Pass is filled with more actions while Death Parade much calmer and focus on the psychological part.
- In both we have systems that judge people,Psycho-Pass living people, Death Parade people already dead.
- In both characters they question this system, if a "machine" / doll, something that did not live, has no feelings, does not know what is joy and sadness, can judge people.
Good anime, they both are thought provoking in regards to ideologies of death, human behaviour and emotion. They both contain strong characters who change emotionally, consequently creating emotional scenes. The characters of Decim (Death Parade) and Ginoza (Psycho Pass) stood out to me as being rather similar, and having interesting development.
I would recommend both of these series!
Both are like virtual counseling sessions for the audience. Albeit one with more thrills and the other more slice of life. Both have the best episodic stand alone stories in all of anime, and the most of them to boot.
The protagonists in both series are bartenders.
Both shows deal with human emotion, psychology and morality.
They both play out in episodic format (more so with Bartender), with one-off characters that discuss/reveal past or present emotional situations in their lives.
Various people at their life-crisis and in desperate need of help/realisation of what they have done wrong
Male main character
Both anime series with around same number of episodes
main characters in both animations are senior bartenders and thanks to them you will have a cup of beer to
relax!, both animes involve with the emotions of people and how spirits can rest in peace. both animes have
no eccentric story, but they are episodic. both animes have a relaxed atmosphere and similar background.
both animes have a similar character design.
First of all Bartender is playing at a bar too. But more important: Both Animes are about the life stories of many different people visiting this bar which creates kinda the same feeling in both shows. Bartender also got the same atmosphere as Death Parade, since the style is just pretty similar and very cooled down.
Both animes deal with death and humanity, morals and choices. They give some insight into the human psyche - why people make the choices that they do and the consequences of those actions - both physically and emotionally.
They both deal with death and the afterlife. Both have elevators that take the souls of people places. Both have suicide stories. But Colorful is way better and it's a movie not a series. Colorful also has better feels and I cri everytim. But yeah, they are similar and if you like Death Parade then you will like Colorful.
Somewhat slow but interesting stuff. Both portray the afterlife and bluntly tell the viewers to value their lives, be it through singular episodes about suicide victims or experiencing life after a failed attempt of such action. While Death Parade is heavily expressionistic and behavioristic, Colorful remains rather calm throughout its duration, often trying to let us know of the main character's thoughts. Some appeal of the former can be found in the latter and vice versa, and although the means differ greatly, they both end up in the same place afterwards.
Both shows have a theme of what happens after death. Decim's idea of having a fulfilled life in Death Parade is similar to the moral from Colorful. Both explore a more mentality side of things as opposed to an action.
The same psyological roller coaster of emotions is shown in both as the characters find out it is a game with your life at stake. From trust to disbelief, to saving another over yourself and then back down to fear driven paranoia.
Death games. Death games everywhere. In both anime, leading up to the conclusion of said death games, there's a mystery to be solved and gaps to be filled. Both anime also have nice art and a colorful cast of characters.
Both have ''game'' themes and have a lot of psychological battles *density in them.Death parade is a bit more serious but i think this is one of the reasons you will enjoy it even more. Both have really suprising moments and escalations. Have fun!
If you Danganronpa's plot keep you fun and thrill, then you probably enjoy death parade as well. Even though it involved lockup people and your only hope to get out is play game, the story have difference a objective
The pacing in Death Parade resemble Mushishi a little bit. As with each new episode you will see new characters, that most likely won't appear in the next episode. Ending's of mushishi episodes put you in some kind of a harmony state, while in death parade it is more intense.
Decim in Death Parade also has a similar appearance to Ginko.
Both shows have a very similar vibe to them, both deal with the unknown, and both happen to feature a protagonist with white hair and one eye covered by said hair.
Plus, both shows have a story that is very "Episodic" - essentially, for the most part, you could watch them in any order you wish.
Mushishi and Death Parade, these shows are psychological masterpieces. Both shows have an episodic style with a larger story. (In Death Parade their is also a game playing aspect, but that is not what the show is about).
Both shows start off slow, but after a while they get really interesting. (especially Death Parade).
Mushishi has multiple seasons as well so if you like it you have about 45-50 episodes to watch. Death Parade is only a short anime with only 12 episodes (atm), but for a 12 episode show, the story is well-brought and it's just amazing.
These shows give you a special kind of vibe that you can't stop watching. Death Parade is one of my favorite shows and Mushishi is a very good show as well. read more
Both series are quite episodic, they center their stories and close them sadly or joyfully no matter what impact it generates. Personally I love both series, they are unique in their way of telling their stories.
These thriller series have twisted games. In Kaiji, most of them are based on intelligence and strategy, made to reduce Kaiji's debts or just to survive, but in Death Parade they are made to choose if a person goes to heaven or hell, depending on his or her behaviour during the game (and during his or her whole life). All of this implies a great psychological background. Also, that suspense atmosphere made in Madhouse.
Both are thrillers that show a dark side of people through rare games by trying to win despite that means crushing the adversary, also both are about bad relation between people (betrayal and cheating) . Good animation and soundtrack
Both have a game aspect.
As in Death Parade the person hosting the game stays the same in "Gaykkyou Burai Kaiji" the player stays the same.
Both are about losing and winning, and about life and death
If you liked one I highly recomend the other!
While both shows may seem to have nothing in common on the first sight, their themes may be similar at times.
I am mainly associating with the first and a part of the second arc in the first season of Kaiji. Both shows deal with people in different situations, push them over the limit, and see how they react to it.
They are both animated by Madhouse, so the animation perfectly matches the moments.
So if you enjoyed Death Parade, there is a big chance you will enjoy Kaiji, especially the first season, while the second is also very good.
I just can't stop but think that Death Parade is somewhat identical to Casshern Sins. The ending gives me the Casshern Sins vibes, where the music has a kind of isolated melody.
Also, both are made by the same studio, Madhouse.
Both Death Parade and Casshern Sins are highly psychological and most of the show has an episodic feel to it. Though Death Parade moves on a stirring pace, Casshern Sins is a much more slower and prolonged series.
If you enjoyed Death Parade there is a brief chance you may like Casshern Sins as well.
The two series have been made by Studio Madhouse with exceptionally well-done art and animation. Death Parade has no manga, however, Casshern Sins does not strictly follow its source material. The direction of both series are episodic in the first part and the latter goes to the main story-line that attempts to solve its mystery, but are actually more style over substance in terms of plot.
Both present non-recurring secondary characters and a deadpan male protagonist. In addition, the two provide some existential thought for its themes and are basically one-trick ponies.
However, Death Parade is much faster in pacing while Casshern Sins is much slower.  read more
Both of these Anime deeply analyze death and life as well as the meaning or lack there of in both.
Casshern Sins is an older anime so it's animation isn't as good as Death Parade's, but the story is certainly intriguing enough to hold ones attention even if it takes longer to form.
I would recommend this anime to anyone who has an interest in the psychological reasons behind a characters motivations.
Playing around the theme of death, they both start off as seemingly episodic only to dive into more personal stories later on. A lot of your enjoyment will either come or go depending on your opinion on the main character(s), but if they aren't up your alley, a good deal of others probably will carry some of the episodes for you. Both shows aren't exactly fast-paced, the tempo seems to fluctuate while mainly staying around slower sections. Best watched one or two espidoes at a time.
Both deal with the theme of life and death, and are mostly episodic in nature. Each episode usually focuses on one or two characters that are only seen in their respected episode, much like Shigofumi. Death Parade also has a continuing arc focusing on the main characters as the individual storylines happen throughout each episode.
Death Parade is a personal favorite, and I think anyone who enjoyed Shigofumi would love Death Parade.
Both are very unique.
Both deal with what happens after death and a purgatory of sorts.
Both made me cry.
Both have a dark and serious tone.
Haibane Renmei is the more melancholy of the two where as Death Parade has a bit of humor.
Both are shorter in length and packed full of content and sad moments.
Both are good at making you care about the characters and what happens to them.
Both shows deal with the mysterious death of ordinary, everyday people. Some stories are episodic showcasing the lead up and how and why the people died the way they did. The differences are that Death parade deals with the supernatural approach concerning the after life, while Sakurako is closer to reality, focusing on the forensics and investigation of each case.
Both series are built around multiple arcs, each one focusing on new secondary characters and solving the mysteries surrounding them. They follow the perspective of two main characters, one acting as an assisstant to the other, who are responsible for learning about and judging the secondary characters (Death Parade) or solving a mysterious case they are involved with (Sakurako-san).
While the setting could not have been more different, the two main characters are identical.
Powerful non-human, who despite not being able to feel human emotions, admires humans for them and wishes to understand them and his apprentice, young woman with exceptionally troubled past.
The main thread that ties Magus Bride and Death Parade together is the dynamic between the two leads of each series. For one, the male leads (Decim of Death Parade and Elias of Magus Bride) are both tall, stoic, imposing, otherworldly and otherwise well-dressed figures. Being immortal, neither of them can comprehend human emotion and show very little of it themselves (one has a bone-face so he can't help it). However, they are rounded out by their respective female counterparts.
Both Chiyuki in Death Parade and Chise in Magus Bride serve as assistants to their respective male counterparts. Because both are mortal and new to the worlds in which they are introduced, Decim and Elias serve as their mentors, respectively. However, the gentlemen themselves may have something to learn from the ladies about what it means to be human.
Other common factors between the two are somber themes dealing with death and depression, beautiful artwork, lovely soundtracks, and a colorful cast of secondary characters. read more
xxxHolic is about a wish granting shop that's run by the wise enigmatic Yuuko and her apprentice Watanuki. The client expresses their wish, and they have to give back something of equal value in return. In Death Parade, when two people die at the same time, they're sent to be judged. The two people who just died are forced to play a game that's decided at random (billiards, a video game, darts, etc), and one is sent to Hell, and the other is sent to be reincarnated based on their behaviour and tactics during the game (they are not told that they are dead, and that they are playing for their lives, which changes someone's outlook pretty quickly). Both shows are overall episodic, and can make you question your morals. What would you be willing to do or give up in exchange for your heart's deepest desire? And what would you do if your life was on the line during a game against a stranger, or a loved one? read more
Both of these series deal with the issue of a character, who both does not really belong in the system of the other characters, think that the current way things work is not really the way it's supposed to be. Both also have creatures that are not human who have to deal with humans and their ways. They are dark series that both make you think, often dropping some quotes that have you sit there and think for quite a while.
A mysterious stranger appears and through various trials the characters we focus on reveal more and more about their pasts. As a result of that, they either move closer to their doom or their salvation. There is that general feel that there's always more than what appears on the surface and the unusual surroundings they are in might not be any worse than what is going on in their minds.
Both anime try to reveal deep human emotions, regrets and the darkness that is hidden within them while the main character remains emotionally detached from it all. Mononoke is far more superior compared to Death Parade in my opinion though.
Two series that show us the darkest sides that can reach the human mind. In a series of stories of people who had regrets, they made great mistakes that affected others or were victims of injustice throughout their lives. Desicions that their mind made them choose, to give reason to so much garbage of society.
If Winter 2015 has DEATH PARADE, well, Winter 2016 has ERASED.
Both anime employ the mysterious and psychological atmosphere in their respective series. Because of the mystery content of these animes, you will be looking forward to watch the succeeding episodes to unlock your curiosity.
Each episode of Death Parade just makes you want to watch another one. This is how this anime is so similar to Boku dake ga Inai Machi: you simply can't just watch one without wanting to see what happens next. It has a complex plot and setting, like Boku dake ga Inai Machi, however it just has a more fictional feel. There isn't a real suggestion of romance between the characters, and it doesn't focus on that kind of thing anyway-- This is another way it's similar to Boku dake. It's very good. I think that if you enjoyed Boku dake ga Inai Machi you will certainly enjoy Death Parade. read more
Both male and female MCs start off as non human at first until they undergo a series of episodic fashion throughout the story that deals with suffering, death, angst, and despair that involves the death of people while at the same time they develop human feelings. I can't help but compare arbiters to contractors since they are human and non human in terms of feelings. Both are good stories and if you happen to check out one or the other, give it a shot because you won't regret it after completing it!
Although the stories are completely different, but both titles share some similarities.
There are some characters that looks similar
-Decim & Katsuhira : Both white haired main characters who cannot feels pain and doesn't have many facial expressions.. (spoiler) But they cry like a baby after seeing the sad truth (end of spoiler)..
-Ginti & Tenga : Both are high tempered guys.
-Clavis & Hisomu : Both have piercing and somehow have similar personality (although Hisomu is a masochist).
Both anime filled with drama and its elements.. and the characters in both anime must playing games in order to accomplish something..
When I first started Death Parade, it immediately reminded me of Monster.
-They both have intense scenes.
-Both MCs have to make difficult decisions.
-Both are psychological, and their main themes are death and life.
I recommend these to people who like intense psychological animes, and like a story that revolves around life and death.
Both female protagonists suffer from amnesia due to circumstance and end up in unfamiliar worlds.
While highlighting dark themes both shows in fact prioritise character relationships as opposed to senseless gore.
The psychological tension is in both animes. Death parade i guess more. If you like psychological and plot twist animes i have to recommend Death Parade because it's really interesting , not quite similar to mirai nikki but I feel like the mood and theme is same.
In Death parade people are put into very tense situations and from that you can see mental breakdowns and more interesting ''events''.
Have fun watching it, Don't marathon it - Its more interesting 1-2 episodes a day!
They have different stories every episode. The characters who appear every episode test a person or persons that is introduced in every episode. One or more characters has something bad that happens in the end.
That's pretty much it I think.
Death Parade and Warau Salesman both have a main character that's more than what meets the eye and almost omnipotent. Each episode, they deal with a new character with issues of their own, and it always ends in tragedy. Both are equally dark.
Lots of psychological themes throughout both of these shows.
Be advised -- Death Parade has a lot more gore in it. But seriously, did you expect something happy? It has the word "Death" in the title for crying out loud.
A very well animated spectacle that overall doesn't have the deepest themes in it, but each episode provides a well flushes out story that can be viewed independently, much like Space Dandy. Has a small but likable cast of returning characters that fit the mood of the show. Packed with lots of emotional moments along with some fun ones.
This may seem like a stretch, but hear me out. Both share a similar episodic nature, with each episode featuring new characters coming to an other-worldly place (be it a restaurant or a bar) and being attended to (be it for a nice meal or a game-of-death). The respective locations are also overseen by a seasoned male server (the Owner of Western Restaurant Nekoya and Decim the bartender) who has recently taken a newcomer female under his wing (Aletta and Chiyuki).
The differences arise from respective themes and tone. While Isekai Shokudou is a light and relaxing show, Death Parade is much darker and somber. The former has characters leaving the restaurant for their home world happy and satisfied, while the latter has visitors of the Quindecim judged for their past sins and sent to either reincarnation or the void, often very miserable. read more
Both have a story about what is good and what is evil.The impact scenes are very impressive,tho.Death Parade is the light version of Devilman.While Devilman:Crybaby uses many gore and death scenes,Death Parade uses the games of death to play with our feelings making us feel bad.
Both present creative "parallel worlds" to ours, and are all a frame to show separate stories about human beings being psychologically proven and forced to deal with obscure forces, in order to obtain an epiphany.
They both have a boy and a girl MC
There are plot twists
A bit of mystery surrounding the MC
They both involve death
One of MC from both series has a special ability
Everything ties together
-Have a somewhat episodic structure that becomes more cohesive near the end
-Place a large cast of interesting characters in precarious, morally gray, and often no-win situations
-Are utterly tragic at times and genuinely uplifting at others
both shows revolve around new characters(or characters only appearing in one episode) interacting with the main character(in death parade, a bartender, and in kuuchu buranko, a psychologist), resulting in psychological breakdowns in the character's lives. in death parade, it takes place in a purgatory bar where two episodic characters have to play games to either be resurrected or to enter the void resulting in psychological break downs and their true emotions releasing out. and in kuuchu buranko, the episodic characters visit this crazy psychologist who has a fetish for injections, and have him go through their daily lives to improve a psychological problem/mental illness the character has. read more
messages about death, looking back at life and the dolls.
anyway, they're both awesome. anybody who likes one will probably like the other (i'd recommend watching the kara no kyoukai movies in order of release though)
Both have the dark theme of playing a game for the sake of something you really wish for. In Death Parade it's for your life while in the Selector series it's for the wish you can't make come true on your own. In both they strive towards this goal only to have a curveball thrown at them right at the end which makes them question everything they ever stood for. Psychological games = Death Parade / WIXOSS
Both protagonists are reserved, professional, and almost ethereal beings who eventually learn how to empathize with human emotion properly. You won't get the same soft slice-of-life feel with Death Parade, as it is fantasy/horror/comedy, but you'll get the same satisfaction out of the character depth and story flow.
DW (mostly the manga) is about a corrupted world turned into a game of "gods". Both anime seem to fall under the psychology umbrella. Both of them have a "Theme" that the games are played in many many levles- the normal one for the observer, on witch the game seems normal, and then the one that can actually harm you. To make the audience eat the gore easier both anime uses very funny, cuddly or just plain cool aesthetic.
I only recommend these two animes because of one thing.
Both animes are emotional rollercoasters!
They both include real emotions that shine in all the characters.
They also have great songs that people will listen to again and again.
Clannad is a supernatural school life anime that solves life issues
While, Death Parade is a psychological mystery anime filled with games after death.
The characters are forced to play and stake their lives on a death game.
Soon they realize that not everything is what it seems, even the rules explained to them in the beginning aren't all they should know and they find out that there are hidden rules that can help them win the game.
The difference is that the characters in Death Parade are... well dead already.
It's an odd comparison, but the theme of emotions, motives and not "judging a book by its cover" came to mind, as well as the calm atmosphere of a cafe (Time of Eve)/ bar (Death March).
In some ways, they share a similar theme of being unprejudiced. Outside of main settings, Time of Eve presses how androids are oppressed and Nagi wants to provide them a safe haven where they can be seen as people with emotions and personalities, while in Death Parade, Humans are looked down on by arbiters in this limbo, except by Decim, the bar-tending arbiter, who respects people who lived full lives, though he doesn't quite understand humans, he slowly begins to learn. read more
In both stories, a misterious man reveals the true nature of his costumers in an unusual way (animals, in Petshop of Horrors; games, in Death Parade).
Both are psichological, dense and episodic animes, that deal with morals and philosophy.
Both shows where the over-arching plot doesn't really matter since there are little to no consequences for them, but regardless the execution and style of the show coupled with the main Character's personality is enjoyable to behold.
Both are similar as the protagonists try to reveal the truth behind who the killer was and why the person died. Both protagonists also use "special" methods in revealing the truths behind why the crimes took place.
While at first sight those two anime doesnt seem very similar, I think they share very important points.
In both of them we see short stories about human/youkai lives and some entity Decim/Natsume who judge them or help them pass on.
Besides in both of them there is main plot mystery surrounding some of protagonists.
Both shows are about understanding, or at least trying to understand others (humans and humans or humans and arbiters in Death Parade, parasites and humans in the case of Kiseijuu). Excellent execution in terms of art style, animation, and sound for the two shows. If you've seen one, then you have to watch the other so as to gain more perspective on the whole coexisting and mutual understanding concepts both share.
Both have a theme of dead peoples who gets alive again. Both have two options ,In Death parade peoples are either send to void or reincarnated and in Shiki peoples either die or came back to live being vampires. Both have a main character who is male and have to do there work even if he wants it or not , as in Shiki the doctor have his duty to protect the village from diseases and have to kill vampires though in Death parade the bartender has to make give pain to people's to judge them. The both have gore, blood and deaths.