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Jan 9, 2015 1:38 PM

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Now that was one fun OP to be honest.

Damn... those bodies over there...

Now that's quite the sick darts game they have to play there... and they're really feeling the pain...

I'm wondering if something happened during their honeymoon, like they had an accident and now they're in a place that's like a zone before you pass over or something like that.

Freaking hell I'm a genius detective... they're playing in that place to see who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell...

Now that's some psychological shit of epicness there...

Okay... did that Takashi guy go to Heaven and Machiko to Hell... or rather reincarnation and the void eh...

I'm also wondering if what Machiko said about cheating on her husband was a lie... did she choose to go to the void or does the winner go there... damn...
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Jan 9, 2015 1:39 PM

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The affair could have been going on for years, before and after the wedding.

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I think she agreed to the arranged marriage, because she wanted to break up with the first guy. The doctor was a good match and a tolerable choice, so, perhaps she wanted a new beginning. But she was pregnant with the child of the other man. I think he was trying to get in touch with her, because he didn't know she got married in the mean time.


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Jan 9, 2015 1:42 PM
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It was awesome (^o^)/ and the opening is really random xD
 
Jan 9, 2015 1:45 PM

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Why'd they cover her face if she cheated on them?
 
Jan 9, 2015 1:45 PM

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Love it...lol it reminds me of Saw the movies...xD
 
Jan 9, 2015 1:50 PM
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The affair could have been going on for years, before and after the wedding.



They wouldn't show that particular image with the ring, if it wouldn't mean anything. Also at the end credits they show this http://i.imgur.com/MAHvfR9.png . I don't know Japanese but I could bet it says Machida Yuki just so they can fuck with us more.
 
Jan 9, 2015 1:53 PM

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koolvid said:
zellami said:


I think she agreed to the arranged marriage, because she wanted to break up with the first guy. The doctor was a good match and a tolerable choice, so, perhaps she wanted a new beginning. But she was pregnant with the child of the other man. I think he was trying to get in touch with her, because he didn't know she got married in the mean time.

she did say she was in it for the money and never loved him and the way her friends were talking about her made it seem like she has a record for hooking up with the right people.


With the "Matchy" thing, she actually told her story.

On the other hand, he didn't love her too and he didn't cancel the wedding, because it was convenient to him as well. If anything, if what someone's friends say is more important than your partner's words, it would have been better if he had confronted on the spot or never proceed with the wedding.

Also, I don't think the point was to demonize one character or another - after all, the little things they both missed to clear slipped them in one tragic fate.
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Jan 9, 2015 1:54 PM

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AOTY. For the next 3 months Fridays are gonna be pretty good.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:06 PM

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Anyone else think that it is possible that the woman tried to do a selfless thing and took the blame on herself and accepted the accusation of cheating so that the husband would be spared?
Though judging by how the end played out, not likely.

I mean, it certainly would be possible . . .


It's possible but that would mean the system is realy broken. Sending a person to hell when she was actually faithful and selfless?
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:06 PM

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Such a cheery opening for such a dramatic anime.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:08 PM

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Anyone else think that it is possible that the woman tried to do a selfless thing and took the blame on herself and accepted the accusation of cheating so that the husband would be spared?
Though judging by how the end played out, not likely.

I mean, it certainly would be possible . . .


That was my initial thought, but since she ended up with the punishment...
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:09 PM
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Holly that was cruel...
I've been watching some death games related anime but this stands out by being much more psychologicaly damaging than the others.
I'm very hyped for this but scared at the same time.
I felt this game was "awful" like the girl in the end. :/
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:10 PM
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This actually looks promising,unlike a majority of this season.Already my favorite from this season.

Seems the game aspect of this really doesn't matter,cause the bartender never stated that winning the game means you go to heaven & losing the game means you go to hell.The game is necessary though,cause knowing their life is at stake makes people reveal their true colors/nature and most of the time this reveals their darker selves.I think it also has more to do with who has the will to live more,in this case the husband thus why he was reincarnated & those that come to terms with their deaths,in this case the wife who ended up in a void.

Edit: Ohh and yeah the wife definitely lied about herself cheat & the baby not being his for the husband's sake & took the worse punishment upon herself.
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Jan 9, 2015 2:13 PM

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I guess there's no question now of who went where in Death Billiards if you look at the masks above the elevators. Same level of animation, although there's a lot more detail in Death Billiards (to be expected as a 26 minute movie) so if anyone hasn't seen that they really should, if nothing else to get a full sense of the loveliness of that bar.

I hope it's not an endless show of matches though.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:15 PM

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Xterme said:
-OJ- said:
The affair could have been going on for years, before and after the wedding.



They wouldn't show that particular image with the ring, if it wouldn't mean anything. Also at the end credits they show this http://i.imgur.com/MAHvfR9.png . I don't know Japanese but I could bet it says Machida Yuki just so they can fuck with us more.


It does say "Machida Yuuki-sama", which makes the whole thing even more confusing imo.

Still a really good 1st episode though.

 
Jan 9, 2015 2:15 PM

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Awesome first ep, I'm going after the OVA now.

Also..all these people arguing if she did indeed cheat or if even though she did cheat she should be the one to go to the void or not...

Oh for crying out loud...just watch the ep.

Yes and yes.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:21 PM

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The pair's bedroom ii.imgur.com/krMClVi.jpg
Love hotel bedroom with a shower ii.imgur.com/MC4F5zr.jpg

She was pregnant but not with the husband's child.


Awesome find - good eye!

I really.. Really want to find out more about that white-haired girl with the braided hair... Like. Really want to.

Playful? Check. Adorable? Check. Singer? Check.

I must know more about her.
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Jan 9, 2015 2:22 PM
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I arrived at this show since I saw it was done by Madhouse and I was not disappointed. The art, story and music were all well done. A definite keeper for this season.

At first I though that she had not cheated, and just lashed out at him in anger for his mistrust of her. But then I saw the masks and punishment verdict so it seems I'm wrong and she did have the child with the other man. A pity really. She seemed like a nice lady.
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Jan 9, 2015 2:27 PM
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Hope this fills me up with a masterpeice
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:29 PM

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It's gonna be good.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:30 PM

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- well damn, another FunAni one
- OP is rather upbeat, haha I like it
- No idea what I was expecting but...
- this is too damn dark for me

oh what, the girl end up going to hell and the guy up to heaven? (looking at the masks on the elevator)

*watches the episode epilogue*
so that last moment acting she did was to help him ascend to heaven?



Overall, this show is... wow.
I probably won't watch because I can't get into these dark shows anymore but it is a damn good show so far.
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Jan 9, 2015 2:30 PM

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koolvid said:
Buddhism is way of life and none that I know of look at life as suffering. Many atheist are buddhist and enjoy being so because of it's philosophy and what it teaches in accordance to approaching how one should live their lives. And buddhist aren't scared of the thought of reincarnation but embrace it. It would certainly be heaven for those who get sent to "hell".
Well, one of the first things I remember having read about Buddhism (probably in a world history textbook from middle school) is that one of its core tenets (inasmuch as it can even be claimed to have any) is that life is suffering, and nirvana is the state of being free from the endless suffering of the reincarnation cycle. But like I said, I haven't really studied it much beyond the very basic differences between Theravada and Mahayana, so I don't profess to know what actual modern Buddhists think about all this. For all I know I could also be confusing Buddhist beliefs with Hindu ones here and there.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:31 PM

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After watching Death Billiards a while back, and hearing it was getting an anime, I was so pumped up, and had high expectations. And What I just saw was amazing :D The animation is so good, MADHOUSE HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!

But I'm a lil confused on who went to heaven and who went to hell.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:32 PM
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A pity really. She seemed like a nice lady.


Quote of the day.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:32 PM

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I think she was telling the truth, because at that point she had nothing more to lose. She was dead, her husband was dead, the child was dead, she had won the game. If you can't be honest at that point, when can you?
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:33 PM

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I don't like how this show leaves important things for the viewers to decide.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:33 PM

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I really.. Really want to find out more about that white-haired girl with the braided hair... Like. Really want to.[/b]
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Jan 9, 2015 2:34 PM

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Madhouse saving anime yet again.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:34 PM

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This is definitely unusual anime. OP was so surprising but great.
I still need to wait for few animes to come...but for now...this is my season favourite.
Psychological and Game elements fit so good together.
Madhouse really is AMAZING!
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:38 PM
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that one guy reminded me of ginko

it's always good to see women getting BTFO.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:39 PM

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Dude, that messed with my mind. The game didn't decide who went where, its what went on DURING the game that did
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:43 PM

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Was the line by the girl in the bathroom where she said that his wife was cheating poorly translated or something? IIRC she said something like "her husband is a doctor" despite them not being married yet.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:44 PM

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Was the line by the girl in the bathroom where she said that his wife was cheating poorly translated or something? IIRC she said something like "her husband is a doctor" despite them not being married yet.

She could still have a cheating friend and cheat on the guy at the same time
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:44 PM

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Wow... That was a really good beginning, really loved the pace...
They tried to make it closer to its original setting, but they added a lot of little details that made it darker than the original OVA.
I mean, we had a couple in the very first episode, that brings a whole new level of perceptions, in the OVA we got two strangers, but now they knew each other before, and this caused a deeper psychological matter for the characters that were playing, and when they reached their limit, they started to show their real self. That was a really nice touch!
I loved the opening, I think it fits well... beside its own weirdness!
Well, it's MADHOUSE, and that's all. Can't wait for more.
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:44 PM

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Wow that was really great, it was amazing to see how they built a backstory and realistic interactions between the husband and wife in just one episode! But I was surprised the woman was sent to hell, I totally thought she was faking it. Next episode is behind the scenes? Excited to see more!


 
Jan 9, 2015 2:45 PM

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arkv said:
Was the line by the girl in the bathroom where she said that his wife was cheating poorly translated or something? IIRC she said something like "her husband is a doctor" despite them not being married yet.
That's exactly what I thought, seemed like quite an obvious hint that she was talking about someone else
 
Jan 9, 2015 2:47 PM

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God damn that definitely lived up to the death billiards hype, I hope this kind of quality keeps up throughout the whole series.
Madhouse the best.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:00 PM

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I need the gif when the male finally realizes and breaks

 
Jan 9, 2015 3:05 PM

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arkv said:
Was the line by the girl in the bathroom where she said that his wife was cheating poorly translated or something? IIRC she said something like "her husband is a doctor" despite them not being married yet.

She could still have a cheating friend and cheat on the guy at the same time


I guess, it's hard to say whether the husband would have been as suspicious hearing that instead of "her fiancé is a doctor". Although it was her wedding day so it would have been an easy mistake for her friend to make. The weird thing is that "Matchy" did actually exist as shown in the picture someone linked earlier showing a reservation card for her at the reception.

If the episode was longer than 20 minutes then I could understand the point of trying to confuse the viewer but it just seems needless given that she admitted to cheating so quickly.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:05 PM

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Madhouse delivers yet again. Loved it!
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:12 PM

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I'm really excited from watching the first ep!

At first I thought I made a mistake when the OP began. "Was this a comedy?" I thought to myself. But when the game began, I knew I was going to like it. The tone is just the right amount of 'dark' for me and the pacing kept me constantly interested in what was happening.

Very happy with what Madhouse produced so far, I'm looking forward to the next ep.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:12 PM

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I like this. A Lot.
Most likely going to be the anime of the season.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure the wife wasn't cheating on him.
In Buddhism, a person is reincarnated over and over again until they reach enlightenment. If you take that into consideration, then the wife would be the one who "won".
She told her husband that she was cheating on him AFTER he shot the dart at her belly, killing their child. If the husband were to accept that it was his child, then he would go mad with grief so she decided to lie to him about it being another man's child, making the husband direct his anger at her instead.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:24 PM

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I hate and love this anime based on this ep and OVA all at the same time. It's so compelling and thought provoking, but kind of annoying that you never really know the answer 100 percent.
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Jan 9, 2015 3:26 PM

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sick first episode. love how she went to hell ^^

super intense with all these twists. friday is saved. this and jojo :D
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:27 PM

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This was just awesome. Madhouse strikes again
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:30 PM

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I'm most excited for this show this season.. The rest of the shows don't really grab my attention or interest me...

Awww only 12 eps :< oh well, will take what I can get :D Hopefully it gains enough attention for a second season or a really solid ending
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:30 PM

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True human nature. Wonder what duos we'll be seeing for the future episodes. The episode preview for next episode seems more like it was going to focus on introduce the others but I do hope they manage to fill in another pair.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:32 PM
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That was one of the quickest 20 minutes in recent memory. Holy crap I was hooked.

I'm glad everyone else is liking it, anime of the season indeed.
 
Jan 9, 2015 3:35 PM

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The wife did cheat on her husband, but probably just a one night stand when he grow cold towards her after the wedding. So the whole thing originated from the husbands jealousy
 
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