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Jan 16, 2015 9:35 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Hmm, so this is what Quindecim is like with some of our new characters.

Nonaginta is pretty fun to watch and she doesn't seem to be even be a bit scared unlike Onna. And not only that but we also get a good amount of background with what's going on behind the bar. Really neat stuff. I see that they can review previous played games as well. Interesting. ED song is also glorious and loved it.
 
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Jan 16, 2015 9:40 AM

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One game needs to be ping pong.
 
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Jan 16, 2015 10:47 AM

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Nice behind the stage ;D
 
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Jan 16, 2015 10:52 AM

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Great explanation for last week's episode.


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Jan 16, 2015 10:53 AM

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My god!! That elevator guy is suffering from Youngblood's Disease!
 
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Jan 16, 2015 10:57 AM

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The OP is too good, maaan.

So the theories related to the woman really being in love with her husband were true.

I believe this anime is going to be about correcting their so-seeming corrupt death system instead, judging from what information we got. I think someone predicted this in the discussion of last episode, congratz to them.

I like Nona and esp. Onna, she is way better than I imagined her to be. And I feel like shipping Decim x Onna, feels liek this ship is gonna go a long way

Great episode, gave some nice details.
 
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Jan 16, 2015 10:58 AM

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White haired little b.tch already annoying
 
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Jan 16, 2015 11:00 AM
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I already asked myself even if she lied why she went to Void, and now we know it was Decim's fault that the Girl went to Void, he misjudged the Situation, nice Twist.
 
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Jan 16, 2015 11:01 AM

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White haired little b.tch already annoying

lol why?

OP and ed are the best this season i want the full version of them

decim pretty interesting character
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:02 AM

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I like Both Onna and Nona. And I had a feeling that there was more behind Machiko acting the way she did.

 
Jan 16, 2015 11:05 AM
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well that episode was basically just a long checklist of confirmations of hints the first one left off :>

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Jan 16, 2015 11:06 AM

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OMG THAT SOUNDTRACK!!!! AWESOME, BRILLIANT, WOWOWOWOWOW.
I hope it will be released soon, true awesomeness.
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Jan 16, 2015 11:06 AM

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Characters are very interesting. Nona is beautifuuuul.. Also thinking - will the elevator guy get out of there :D

Waiting for next week's Bowling game ^^
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:20 AM

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Nice to get another perspective from last episode. So she did have an affair, but she lied towards the end because she felt bad for him and also that the child was his. Sucks though that she gets sent to the void.
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:25 AM

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With Onna and Nona spectating! Decim probably judged wrong but it really is up to the person to see reincarnation being a good or a bad thing. For Takeshi, probably reincarnating is a bad thing as he can't trust anyone.

I would like to think that Machiko did it out of love and partially exaggerated her feelings of guilt from an one time thing. One has to always love more than the other and Machiko is probably the one. Nice way to introduce a few characters and just the system they use!
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:28 AM
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I am enjoying this series. Used another characters view to clear up any misunderstanding and set the story in motion. The ost was nice. This doesn't seem like a bad job to have.
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:33 AM

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It was so obviously clear from the first episode that the masks indicate who goes to Hell and who goes to Heaven. (For those who didn't know)
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:35 AM

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I love the art direction,OST and animation.

So far not bad,though the first episode was a bit melodramatic.
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Jan 16, 2015 11:37 AM

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wow, that twist, this anime is brilliant and the ed is awesome
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Jan 16, 2015 11:38 AM

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Machiko lied at the end, because she felt bad for her husband Takashi . Too bad to hear that that child was Takashi .
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:38 AM
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Brilliant anime so far. i think that the woman should have gone to the void due to the fact that she still cheated on her husband. but to be honest the guy should have gone with her to i think
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:45 AM
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I'm really not sure why people like this anime so much. Sure, it's OK, but.. So many others have tackled this theme and failed, so why would it work now?
This episode just seemed like an excuse to clean up the mess that was the first one.
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:46 AM

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Yup, this was mainly some information about their system and also a reveal for the previous episode. I'm actually a little bit surprised they revealed that much, but hey, it's interesting. I think the Decim + Nona team will be fun to watch.


New pairing next episode, with bowling!
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Jan 16, 2015 11:48 AM
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I could not make it out last week that clearly, but something about the artstyle seemed really off on this show and i've come to realize the characters have really unnaturally long faces.
It's just the strangest thing to me.

Otherwise this seems like an enjoyable anime for me.
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:53 AM

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Well well well, gotta say that i'm really looking forward to future events because characters such as Decim and Onna are super interesting to watch so far, and i can only see character development coming for them from a mile, especially Decim...who doesn't seem to be human.
I actually enjoyed this episode more than i did last one for some reason.Also, Nona has some amazing place to live in.

-replaying OP all the time-
 
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Some of us were right that she did lie to make Takashi feel better, and although I was inclined to believe that Machiko didn't cheat, the truth was she did, though it may have been a one time thing. However, I think the slight twist is that Decim was the one to judge wrong (then again, I guess some would say he was right because Machiko did cheat). Idk, yes cheating is terrible, but she regretted it with her whole heart and in the end she loved Takashi, whereas Takashi could only doubt her. I thought the same that he was just someone who couldn't trust others. And as they say, doubt separates people. It also ultimately led to their deaths. I agree with Nona here, but it seems that everyone there has a tendency to judge differently because of their values.

Also, that ED gives me goosebumps :)
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:55 AM

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I think it was interesting that they decided to have some of Takashi's suspicions to be proven correct and that Machiko wasn't completely guilty or innocent. It forces the viewer to come up with their own answers about what is right and wrong, despite the answer they suggest (that the wife should have been the one sent for reincarnation), and ultimately makes the show more engaging. That's also what I really enjoyed about the OVA, so I hope to see this setup carry throughout the remaining episodes.

I think this is going to wind up being one of the strongest shows for me this season....so long as they attempt to tackle some of the deep questions that are posed.
 
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Interesting, this was better than the first episode.
 
Jan 16, 2015 11:59 AM

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Only i heard the poe ost at 13:25?

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Jan 16, 2015 12:10 PM

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even if decim misjudged her. she still cheated on him.

loved the episode. great to see an explanation for what is going on behind the scenes.
i like onna. this is gonna be a great series to watch


hope the people that arrive are not gonna be just couples since the condition to be judged is just dying at the same time


love how every ed is going to be visually different
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Jan 16, 2015 12:10 PM

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Such a smart episode. I love seeing it from the different prospectives. It shows the girl lied about the child was actually his and she sacrificed herself which is a pretty messed up situation.

Loving everything about this anime so far.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:11 PM
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That was really nice.
Now i'm pumped to see this bowling game next episode.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:12 PM

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Great explanation episode. So Onna can probably shake up their system cause she actually looks deeper into their actions. I didn't expect that Decim misjudged the situation.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:13 PM

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More answers = even more questions
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:15 PM

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Apparently, cheating is enough to send you to hell (more than being the jealous paranoïd person that caused the accident). I can't help but feel something wrong there...

Well, at least, that's good to know.
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Jan 16, 2015 12:17 PM
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Radiant-Howl said:
I think it was interesting that they decided to have some of Takashi's suspicions to be proven correct and that Machiko wasn't completely guilty or innocent. It forces the viewer to come up with their own answers about what is right and wrong, despite the answer they suggest (that the wife should have been the one sent for reincarnation), and ultimately makes the show more engaging. .


I very much agree with your views here. It really isn't black and white at all. I do hope the future "players" have this less than clear cut dynamic that might challenge us as viewers. I also expect that we'll get a lot more behind the scenes action. Decim's subtle reaction to being wrong in his judgment might be a sign of future conflict.
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Jan 16, 2015 12:26 PM

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Decim... i want to know more about him because there is something wrong with his eyes...

Great episode, i need more!


 
Jan 16, 2015 12:28 PM

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pretty good, its just episode 2 and this cool guy seems to be perfect bartender already make a mistake, like sasakura ryuu (GO WATCH BARTENDER!)

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Jan 16, 2015 12:28 PM

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Ok episode, nice to see things explained. So in the end it was just like I thought.
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Jan 16, 2015 12:29 PM

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Interesting behind the scenes.
Good episode.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:30 PM

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-General facts revealed in this ep.

1. Arbiters know the memories of the deceased

2. Reincarnation (GOOD) = soul inhabits another person. Void (BAD) = soul is lost & plunged into deep darkness

3. Machiko's soul sent to void (never to return); Takashi's soul sent to reincarnation (another chance at life)

4. Machiko DID CHEAT. But it was a one-time thing and she truly regrets it. We don't know why she cheated but it was probably cuz of takashi's suspicions of her cheating.

5. Machiko lied about baby not being takashi's & not loving him in order to reduce his grief by making him hate her.

6. Takashi should've been sent to the void cuz he's the one who got both of them killed

7. In this place, judgment is made by whoever shows off the most darkness in their soul. They then get plunged into the void. These games are used to determine that.

-TL;DR: 8. In the end, Dequim made a bad judgment call. He took machiko's "confession" at face value, saw that as her true dark self & used that to determine their judgment when it was clear that she was clearly putting up an act in order to reduce takashi's grief. she was using a lie to save takashi but dequim couldn't see it.

9/10
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Jan 16, 2015 12:31 PM

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Another very interesting episode.I guess we will never know whether she was lying or not...

I'm really loving the opening.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:32 PM

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It was cool to see things explained from a different perspective. I still really want to learn more about the characters and how all this came to be but I guess that's for another episode :(
Nano best girl though.
 
Jan 16, 2015 12:39 PM

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Damn

So the wife did cheat and lie to save her husband
That was one of my first thoughts when we only saw the couple's perspective last week but Decim falling for the wife's lie is what threw me

As for the new characters, Nona's all right but it's kind of weird how the new Assistant to be just takes all this new info and situation like it's another job. I'm not saying she needs to freak out but a more relatable reaction would have been nice
 
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DerMond said:
Apparently, cheating is enough to send you to hell (more than being the jealous paranoïd person that caused the accident). I can't help but feel something wrong there...

Well, at least, that's good to know.


First he said he made the wrong call, second you're not really paranoid if there really is someone after you. He thought she cheated on him and she did. He was just wrong about the scope of the cheating. Now I personally think neither negligent killing nor cheating is necessarily grounds for blasting the soul out of existence, but then again...
 
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First he said he made the wrong call, second you're not really paranoid if there really is someone after you. He thought she cheated on him and she did. He was just wrong about the scope of the cheating. Now I personally think neither negligent killing nor cheating is necessarily grounds for blasting the soul out of existence, but then again...


He was paranoid, as he couldn't trust anyone.
Agreed that both things shouldn't be enough to send someone to the Void. But again, if the Void is the disappearance of the soul, you can consider it better than reincarnation depending on your beliefs.
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BVerfG said:

First he said he made the wrong call, second you're not really paranoid if there really is someone after you. He thought she cheated on him and she did. He was just wrong about the scope of the cheating. Now I personally think neither negligent killing nor cheating is necessarily grounds for blasting the soul out of existence, but then again...


But that's wrong, the bitches on the bathroom were talking about someone else not her.
So yeah he got the wrong idea cuz the actually cheating was after the marriage which it was probably caused by him being outlandish to her.

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Jan 16, 2015 12:52 PM

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Nice episode.
Nona is a very interesting character.
Good to know how the whole game works.
Seeing it through the perspective of the black haired girl gave us more of an insight on how things work.
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