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Apr 2, 2015 12:08 PM

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So Decim made a mistake. Also his assistant was introduced and managed to see that mistake. I really like it up to now :D
 
Apr 2, 2015 3:20 PM

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Nice episode, from another POV.
 
Apr 4, 2015 8:34 PM

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Reincarnation isn't necessarily better, I believe. Although it's hard to say since it isn't really explained.

It got kind of confusing. I understand what happened, but it's like Decim and Nona have different beliefs or something so I don't feel like I'm supposed to believe one train of thoughts. Decim believes what the new girl said about the couple's happiness, but from Nona's words it seems to harshly judge the guy.
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Pretty interesting to see it from the other side

It gets pretty hard to judge "who's right" and "who's wrong", in my opinion


^ yeah pretty much like that.

 
Apr 5, 2015 1:54 PM

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Very interesting to see the events from an other perspective! Great pacing as well so let's see what's next!
 
Apr 6, 2015 2:15 PM

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I'm a little confused. So they get to look at their memories, then test them in a game to see their true colors right?

Wouldn't they know whose baby it is if they havee her memories?
 
Apr 17, 2015 12:06 PM

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Wouldn't they know whose baby it is if they havee her memories?


Now that, my friend... is a good question.
 
May 7, 2015 11:10 AM

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Wow, that was really interesting.
So, that little girl is the one in charge? It sure seems so....
Next episode seems cool too *.* Bowling XD
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May 9, 2015 4:54 AM

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The plot twist is damn so real.
The first 2 episodes of this series have been so damn marvelous. The best in a long time.
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May 13, 2015 5:06 AM
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Good episode. Showing that the arbitors are flawed due to lack of experience, and human emotion.

In the end it was the action of cheating that sent Machiko to the void, where as the Takashi just suffers from distrust of everyone was considered harmless.

Either way it was a decent episode.
 
May 25, 2015 6:36 AM

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Very good episode. It shows how quick a person pass a judgement towards others without truly understand them. Decim admitted his mistake which is what I liked about his character. He might undergo some character development with the help of Onna :)

5/5. Interested to see the next game.


Decim is so classy :)
I also liked how they show what quindecim really is, what it does in an interesting way.

Hard to tell whether the woman and man went into the correct "elevator", they both had some flaws, not really "Void" worthy imo.
 
May 30, 2015 6:15 PM

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I liked this episode but I had the same problem some other people had, which was that apparently the arbiters selecting if we go on to the afterlife were incompetent and didn't understand basic human emotions. Kind of makes you wonder how the rest of their verdicts go if we've seen one and already they're getting showed up by the assistants. The content of the show's pretty heavy so it seems really really silly in context.

I wish they had set the two episodes up more nicely so the second episode could be more illuminating but it was a pretty interesting twist. I was surprised Takuchi was reincarnated anyways considering he hit the stomach of his pregnant wife carrying his child with a dart AFTER getting them all killed in the first place and then attacked her but hey, arbiters do their thing.

Overall this series is looking pretty interesting. Hoping for more

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Very good episode. It shows how quick a person pass a judgement towards others without truly understand them. Decim admitted his mistake which is what I liked about his character.


True, would have been nice if he could have learned that lesson in like arbiter school or something instead of being like "Aw, shucks" after sending some random person's soul to the void but still
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Jun 4, 2015 5:09 AM
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Good episode introducing us to the rules behind this world. Really interesting anime
 
Jun 10, 2015 1:19 PM

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Really nice ep *-*
Was nice to see the other perspective of the whole thing.
Even if I still have my problems to understand who gets reincarnated and who goes to the void.

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Jun 11, 2015 12:29 PM

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White haired little b.tch already annoying


I agree. Useless episode.
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Jun 21, 2015 12:30 PM
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Lots of information in this episode. Its nice to know a lot of the theories I made in the OVA and the first episode ended up being true. Some of the details we found out actually came to a surprise to me as well, which makes this whole thing a lot more interesting!
 
Jul 14, 2015 10:06 AM
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Loved this episode.
Nona's an awesome character and I love how she got pissed at Decim. Shows that the arbiters aren't just 1 dimensional characters.
Also loved how it touched upon the last episode and cleared some stuff up. I'm glad she lied to her husband to spare him, but it's a shame that she went to hell.
 
Aug 5, 2015 12:20 AM
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wow this is good.
Had the lady married the doctor solely for the money I can accept her going to the void, but it turns out that she truly loved him. Her cheating was implied to be a one time thing and something that she deeply regretted. Furthermore she showed complete selflessness when she lied about the father of their child to free her husband's conscience.
On the other hand, although the husband had a legitimate reason to suspect unfaithfulness, his unease consumed him to the point where he would physically hurt his wife despite having no evidence. Also he purposely hit the dartboard (thus hurting his wife) to prevent himself from losing. These actions are arguably more evil than his wife's cheating.
Both of them made mistakes. In fact one can argue that the husband was more "evil" than his wife, but none of them deserved to go to hell imo. This show is doing an amazing job of reminding us that in every saint there is a devil and passing judgement isnt as transparent as it seems
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Aug 6, 2015 6:07 AM

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How curious and interesting.
 
Aug 8, 2015 3:43 PM

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At the end, I think it was somewhat established that the correct verdict is a matter of perspective.
 
Aug 13, 2015 3:09 AM

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Dropped.

Are you fucking kidding me?
So the "void" is actually the anime's hell? The punishment? Not some clever play on religious perspective of west vs. east thanatology?

And Decim, the no-nonsense judge and arbitrer of people's afterlives is a complete retard? Wow, talk about ruining the fucking ambiguous aura he had in Billiards and episode 1.

Also, if he gets the entire collection of the guests' memories, how can he make a mistake like that?
"HURR DURR, I DIDNT KNOW SHE WOULD REGRET IT"
Nigga gets the entire set of memories, he should at least experience the memory of regret Machiko had. The anime even went out of its way to animate the scene. Holy shit what a dip.

What was the point of all that Buddhist imagery and symbolism? The concept of the void and reincarnation?

Dropped dropped dropped.

Fuck this pseudo-intellectual bullshit.
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Sep 14, 2015 3:30 PM

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Now i feel like a complete dick from my previous post. my sister got home from school so we rewatched the first two episodes together. i enjoyed watching her different WTF? faces. XD.
 
Sep 29, 2015 7:27 PM

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Better than the first episode. I thought it was interesting how they showed a different view of the couple.

But the "dark and edgy" aspect seems to be too forced imo. Also, the bartender makes a mistake when deciding who went to heaven and who went to hell and they all shrug it off like "oops!" wth???

Also, where did this new girl come from? Why was she chosen to be an assistant?
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Oct 1, 2015 10:11 AM

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So it turned out everyone was actually right. The woman did love her husband but also cheated on him. I was convinced she was lying when she said he didnt love him but I didnt bother to think of an explanation about the flashback of her with another man.

Well this is turning into Jigoku shoujo more on more where even innocent people are being sent to hell or in this case "the void."
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Oct 12, 2015 1:39 PM

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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.

Tastes are different. But I agree. In this episode we got the random dialogue just from another perspective.
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Oct 16, 2015 11:26 AM

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Well, that sucked, especially after how good the first episode was. The first half was basically "the idiot's guide to episode 1", full of unnecessary exposition. Thankfully, the black haired girl and her explanation (ironically) saved this episode. I guess they brought her in to provide a human's perspective, and help the arbiter who is quite incompetent at his job.
 
Nov 8, 2015 7:53 AM

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so in the both way you are fucked .

 
Nov 14, 2015 6:10 PM

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Well, awesome episode like the first one, I think I'll fall in love with this anime :)
 
Nov 29, 2015 8:56 PM

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Very interesting so far and fabulous soundtrack to boot!


 
Dec 11, 2015 9:38 AM

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great episode in this episode they explained everything
and some new chapters appeared too
 
Dec 24, 2015 12:12 PM
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Another good episode. In this episode, we got to know more about how everything works.

4/5
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Dec 30, 2015 8:56 PM

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Interesting to see what onna's impact will be on Decim as well as how the rest of the characters figure into the rest of the storyline. Also still not a a huge fan of OP. Maybe it will grow on me...
 
Jan 8, 2016 8:22 AM

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i really don't get the first two episodes, so which one is evil in this case? the girl or the guy?

she did cheat but regret it and she lied everything about the baby so the guy doesn't blame himself for killing the baby.. while the guy had no trust to even his wife and is very egoistic..

so why did decim sent the girl to the hell instead of the guy? i think the girl is thinking about the guy the whole time while the guy only thinks about his own happiness?

can anyone explain this to me?
 
Jan 12, 2016 5:38 AM

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I like the introduction into the whole scenery with a new character that knows as much as the viewer!

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Jan 23, 2016 10:12 AM

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Well the good thing about this episode was that i was wondering whether the first one was sloppy or not but my hunch was correct and there was nothing wrong about the first story.

But on the second hand it was really and disappointing that they had to have huge exposition dump like this.

I hope that it was to just to set a stage and the audience can judge the rest.
 
Jan 28, 2016 10:29 PM

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Am I the only one who thinks that the bartender should've taken his ass to the void and gotten her soul out of there because he made a freaking mistake and a permanent one? i bet she cheated cuz he was a bad husband, thats why she cried as she remembered him telling her that he would love her forever. Now he is going to be put into the world freaking again and the same thing might kill to him AGAIN and probably with some other girl AGAIN only to be sent back to that bar AGAIN, and its just a struggle... I bet thats what that girl with white hair is thinking at the end... also, see ppl (smh) gossip might kill a man so even if you have a friend that has batter life than you, dont be jelly, dont envy, don't lie or extend the truth, cuz someone might be listening and you might destroy a life :v lol
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Feb 6, 2016 9:06 PM
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Am I the only one who thinks that the bartender should've taken his ass to the void and gotten her soul out of there because he made a freaking mistake and a permanent one?


No. You are definitely not alone in thinking that. It's sort of interesting that he's capable of human error, if he's even "human" anymore, but that sort of thing kind of ruins it for me. He shouldn't exactly be judging people's souls when he can't read people worth a damn. I found the game pretty interesting and wondered how long it would take for them to turn on each other, but Decim's incompetence just made me go... whaaaaat!?

The guy purposely aimed for a blow to her stomach, and I believe she meant to miss when she hit him in the eye, her aim was thrown off by a memory she recollected. I won't use the fact he got them killed against her, and he was justified in his paranoia about the affair, but the game was evidence enough to show that he could be cruel and vindictive. He likely could have become abusive further on in their relationship. The whole resolution left a bad taste in my mouth and made me wonder if I should keep watching.
 
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i bet she cheated cuz he was a bad husband, thats why she cried as she remembered him telling her that he would love her forever.

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he was justified in his paranoia about the affair. The whole resolution [...] made me wonder if I should keep watching.


There is nothing to prove the woman cheated on her husband, she simply loves him and chooses to remember that over his behavior in this stressful situation created by Decim. That's why she decided to insist on her "action" and to push her man. In the end, thinking only only one could get an "afterlife", she offered him her place. (because she was indeed the most deserving one)

Spectre, keep watching: due to the episodic nature of the show, some episodes can be weak while others are really great, because it relies entirely on the people who enter the bar.

PS: about Decim, there will be an explanation.
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htdepaula said:
i bet she cheated cuz he was a bad husband, thats why she cried as she remembered him telling her that he would love her forever.

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he was justified in his paranoia about the affair. The whole resolution [...] made me wonder if I should keep watching.

Spectre, keep watching: due to the episodic nature of the show, some episodes can be weak while others are really great, because it relies entirely on the people who enter the bar.


LOL I finished watching a few weeks ago and yeah, you should definitely keep watching it, it gets better. Let me tell you this, and this is not a spoiler.. that will be the last mistake Decim will make. After that, when he sends someone to the void, it wont be by mistake, BUT you will disagree on some occasions because we are humans and we judge differently from each other. I remember, there's even a comment that I made in one of the later EPs threads about a lady and stuff. Dont get mad if someone is sent to the void, a character in the show later on will tell one of the judges and the viewers that the void is actually not a bad place and i totally agree with that character. Being reborn is not always a good thing because you COULD have a worst life than before, soo look at the void as a place to rest.. that's how I see it. If you have suffered enough in one life to end up at Decim's place, why try again and suffer more on the next? no thanks lol o/
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Feb 18, 2016 11:41 AM
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Hm, I didn't like this episode. It's up to us to discuss and interpret actions in life or motives of those entering. I would rather see that arbiters are always right! I mean if afterlife really exist (in any shape and form) I would certainly want the judge - whoever that will be is not gonna be affected by emotions or personal preferences!!!
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Personally I can't say who deserved what. Yes she cheated but his distrust of her probably drove her to cheat based on a misunderstanding. But in the end she was probably sent to the void not because she cheated not because she lied at the end and not because he deserved a second chance. If the void is nothingness she was sent there because she knew love and was contempt and felt he needed a second chance but based on decim logic if he void is negative than because she cheated due to accusations by him she made a terrible mistake by fighting fire with oil and instead of coming out and telling her husband so he could either get a divorce or condemn himself with his own actions she kept it a secret and ultimately caused their deaths with allowing am his distrust to continue and them eventually crashing because of it. Did she love him...most likely so but because she couldn't forgive herself she didn't get the second chance.
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Apr 20, 2016 10:03 AM

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What a shitty arbitration system, Decim is probably an underpaid blue collar worker who hates the fact that his boss always talks shit to him. Their entire department is probably underfunded too (otherwise they wouldn't have to come up with something so stupid).

Westerners are probably confused with the alignments, but in Buddhism, the end-game goal is nirvana, which is literally THE VOID, not hell. Reincarnation is only prolongs suffering.
 
May 22, 2016 3:25 AM

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I feel bad for Machiko but... blah, idk >_< Liked this episode though~
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Jun 27, 2016 11:53 PM

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Just re-watched this episode for the first time and realized that Machiko did in fact cheat. Fuck her, and fuck anybody who says this was caused by Takashi. It doesn't matter how sorry you are, you're an asshole if you cheat on your partner. If you want to cheat break it off.
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Jul 7, 2016 5:47 AM

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Interesting episode, lets see how toe series will go on


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Jul 13, 2016 11:29 PM

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I need more information about this first judgement. Arrghh! DX

My first guess was that she was lying because she loved her husband so much and wanted to spare him and that all her texting and stuff was to tell other people to hush about her being preggo (a memory that maybe didn't yet recover while they were in the afterlife). But turns out she did cheat, so I got half wrong...

Didn't expect Decim to be wrong since I assumed he knew the truth but the judgment is actually based on his best abilities and observations, so no mind reading or auto-information transfer :/ That sucks.

I also wanna know-- why the baby's soul had to go to the void too??? It's 10 weeks, so the baby is still forming. Should have a soul too, no? But the baby didn't get to live yet so there's no way of knowing where it should be sent. Seems unfair for it to just get washed off with the mother's soul too, buuut.... Whuttevs, I guess... v___v

Also, I'm guessing that the dead people who lived most pure in their lives get to serve in the afterlife-- like Decim, Nona, Clavis.... Just my guess :) I could be wrong though bc Decim didn't understand Onna's views on human emotions like love and sacrifice, but Onna lost her memories, so she's gotta be a dead human right? :3
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I need more information about this first judgement. Arrghh! DX

My first guess was that she was lying because she loved her husband so much and wanted to spare him and that all her texting and stuff was to tell other people to hush about her being preggo (a memory that maybe didn't yet recover while they were in the afterlife). But turns out she did cheat, so I got half wrong...

Didn't expect Decim to be wrong since I assumed he knew the truth but the judgment is actually based on his best abilities and observations, so no mind reading or auto-information transfer :/ That sucks.

I also wanna know-- why the baby's soul had to go to the void too??? It's 10 weeks, so the baby is still forming. Should have a soul too, no? But the baby didn't get to live yet so there's no way of knowing where it should be sent. Seems unfair for it to just get washed off with the mother's soul too, buuut.... Whuttevs, I guess... v___v

Also, I'm guessing that the dead people who lived most pure in their lives get to serve in the afterlife-- like Decim, Nona, Clavis.... Just my guess :) I could be wrong though bc Decim didn't understand Onna's views on human emotions like love and sacrifice, but Onna lost her memories, so she's gotta be a dead human right? :3



I could see that you ended the series the same day XD... so you probably know all the answers by now .... about the baby's soul I guess it doesn't count if they weren't born... That could be an Author's decision... now, I can safely say that I like this series
 
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I need more information about this first judgement. Arrghh! DX

My first guess was that she was lying because she loved her husband so much and wanted to spare him and that all her texting and stuff was to tell other people to hush about her being preggo (a memory that maybe didn't yet recover while they were in the afterlife). But turns out she did cheat, so I got half wrong...

Didn't expect Decim to be wrong since I assumed he knew the truth but the judgment is actually based on his best abilities and observations, so no mind reading or auto-information transfer :/ That sucks.

I also wanna know-- why the baby's soul had to go to the void too??? It's 10 weeks, so the baby is still forming. Should have a soul too, no? But the baby didn't get to live yet so there's no way of knowing where it should be sent. Seems unfair for it to just get washed off with the mother's soul too, buuut.... Whuttevs, I guess... v___v

Also, I'm guessing that the dead people who lived most pure in their lives get to serve in the afterlife-- like Decim, Nona, Clavis.... Just my guess :) I could be wrong though bc Decim didn't understand Onna's views on human emotions like love and sacrifice, but Onna lost her memories, so she's gotta be a dead human right? :3



I could see that you ended the series the same day XD... so you probably know all the answers by now .... about the baby's soul I guess it doesn't count if they weren't born... That could be an Author's decision... now, I can safely say that I like this series


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Jul 21, 2016 1:29 PM

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Ehh, it has an interesting premise, but the execution is pretty mediocre.
The female protagonist looks like she had a lobotomy with how emotionless, expressionless and the slow on the intake speaking pattern she adopts.
 
Sep 14, 2016 10:17 PM

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Based on the review in this 2nd episode, so the man is the one that really should've gone to hell or at least both of them.
 
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Why did Nona change her mind about the new girl?
 
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