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Mar 27, 2015 10:34 AM

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A touching finale for this show. Chiyaki and Decim has some last moments in this show and I find their chemistry to be quite interesting.

Really also liked the amount of sympathy Decim seems to show as well. Quite relevant with her background as well and I kinda feel bad for her; regarding her death rather. Her family shows a lot of grief and that's an example of what human emotion is like. The feels of this episode/finale ;_;

Anyways, very interesting series overall and one of my favorites for the season. 9/10. Well done, Madhouse.
Modified by Stark700, Mar 27, 2015 2:42 PM
Mar 27, 2015 10:46 AM

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So it comes to an end with an ending,as predicted,that is rather touching.
I didn't like that Decim showed sympathy but whatever.
Sadly this show didn't live up to the greatness that was Death Billiards and even as a standalone work it couldn't really impress me,there were too much things that were badly executed and it tried way too hard to be deep & mature and turned into a pretentious mess imo.I feel that the biggest flaw a show like this could have is it's writing and oh boy the writing...poor.
An average show and one of Madhouse weaker works imo,I want to state one more time how great the OP is though.
The overall package(Ost,animation,premise) was good,but the content not that much.While it managed to be entertaining,it tried to be way more than just that and failed,at least in my honest opinion.5/10 and I hope Madhouse's next work will be more to my liking. ;)
Modified by _HeroKenzan_, Mar 27, 2015 10:49 AM
Mar 27, 2015 10:50 AM

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Still think Death Billiards was better than this tbch,6/10.

Honestly don't think this benefited with alot of episodes.

Edit: Seeing Decim smile and cry this episode was nice though.
Modified by VanishingKira, Mar 27, 2015 2:05 PM

Mar 27, 2015 11:03 AM
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I'll just reiterate what I said before:

I'm kinda disappointed about Death Parade. The designs are great with very good art, good premise and ideas and a fairly high budget, but it was poorly written and I was kinda overhyping it once it aired.

The episodic characters have a well thought out and a effective and cool back story with details that makes them interesting, but the main ones are 1 dimensional. I will mention the poor writing again; the main characters that are supposed to be or at least try to be emotionless, show a good amount of emotion every time, while the principal character of the anime that is supposed to HAVE emotions is complete emotionless.

The art and the sound (especially the awesome opening) are very good overall, same with the backgrounds, the character faces are very well done (best of this season so far). Great effects, color and lightining, good voices (better than your average ones)

Veredict: 5.75/10 (again I will say: Poorly written)
I recommend the movie Death Billiards instead
It's almost a decent show but very overrated here, in absolutely no way this deserves more than a 7
One of the Madhouse weaker works
Mar 27, 2015 11:12 AM

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Decim..Unique arbiter with human emotions made everything even more interesting.. sad that Chiyuki dissapeared. Atleast Decim made a dummy of her.

That structure of episodes - Games and story of thing happening in Quindecim is quite good i would say..

Art and Sound is great.

I'll r8 ir 9/10
Modified by Etherealis, Mar 27, 2015 12:17 PM
Mar 27, 2015 11:43 AM

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Eh, Death Billiards was better, and personally, I would have ended the show at episode 10. That was a much more powerful segment.
Mar 27, 2015 11:59 AM

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What a strong final episode, would of hoped to see the Oculus take a bit more action after they made it look like he was going to be attempting to stop Nona, but besides that there's not a lot of flaws that stand out after having seen the whole series. Going to rate it a 8/10.
Modified by Saikachi, Mar 27, 2015 12:05 PM
Mar 27, 2015 12:00 PM

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When Decim smiled when he sent her off, I started crying so hard :( This is by far the Best anime of 2015

Modified by DoctorWasabi, Mar 27, 2015 12:05 PM
Mar 27, 2015 12:03 PM

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Thoughts for the Final Episode:

One of the Best Anime for me (not just me right?) this Winter Season 2015. (Are there any other, Anyway?)
I'll rate this a 9 over 10 score over all. Farewell Death Parade. I will really miss this. because I really enjoyed the plot and the story!
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Mar 27, 2015 12:04 PM

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The dream is collapsing. So long, Death Parade.

10/10. It was ok.

Anime of the Season.

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Mar 27, 2015 12:09 PM

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Nice dodge Nona! BA :3

Nice ep. Didn't feel much of a conclusion to the series but it felt like a nice conclusion for Chiyuki's story.

The scene where she started crying over being conflicted between wanting to talk her mom and having to sacrifice someone who'll probably have dear people was really nicely done. Followed by Decim starting to cry.

Decim's smile at the end with him and Chiyuki saying their farewells was really sweet. Esp with her teary eyed smile :*)

Oculus has other plans. So I guess a S2?
Mar 27, 2015 12:09 PM
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Decim showing emotion and that smile at the end. A sad goodbye to Chiyuki. I had a feeling that she was getting another test when decim pulled out the button. This was a very good series. 8/10
Mar 27, 2015 12:14 PM

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damn, that scene at chiyuki's house was so sad. especially when both chiyuki and decim started crying. ;_;
great ending to a great show. 8/10

and decim's smile though!!!

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Mar 27, 2015 12:15 PM

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The best show of the season. PERIOD
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Mar 27, 2015 12:17 PM

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holy shit that was a strong finish. Great (albeit a little bumpy at times) ride <3
Mar 27, 2015 12:18 PM

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I'm so glad she didn't turn into a dummy, because of lack of time. I don't know... maybe I have read too many books, where my favorite characters end up dead .-.
Mar 27, 2015 12:18 PM

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Got to have a tear come out of my eye in this one. This was definitely one of the best anime this season.
Mar 27, 2015 12:22 PM

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beautiful visuals, Decim was lovely

Chiyuki is so fucking boring to me though so part of me kept thinking "about damn time she leaves" but alas, that was also the end of the series.
Mar 27, 2015 12:24 PM
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Nice dodge, Nonna! Nice one~ ;)

I truly liked the finale and seeing Decim cry and his forced smile natural smile were things that I never expected from here. He sends Chiyuki off. Goodbye, Chiyuki...

Amazing series... It was definitely brilliant! I love the visuals and this has the best music too from this season.
Modified by LunyRem, Mar 27, 2015 1:03 PM
Mar 27, 2015 12:26 PM
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OMG, the ending is gonna make me so much....

I would give it 9 out of 10 due to my emotion empathy.
Mar 27, 2015 12:27 PM

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Great ending! 8/10
IF you count for AOTS only animes which started in winter than yes - it is aots, but if you count leftovers from fall too - then - no way.
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Mar 27, 2015 12:29 PM

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Since Onna was sent to reincarnation they shouldve added a scene at the very end in a new form seeing her mom again or smth like in Angel Beats
anyway 9/10, episode 11 was definitely the best of the show
Mar 27, 2015 12:30 PM

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Decim crying was just as painful as Hides death imo
Mar 27, 2015 12:32 PM

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Lots of tears were shed this day....This finale was beautiful in every way

The development of Decim and Chiyuki in this episode was just astonishing and very well done and the feels that they both expressed were so powerful too TwT

The symbolism, ideologies and emotions were just.....Wow, I honestly did not expect to feel this much emotion from this finale but damn this was fucking amazing

Seeing Decim cry and smile really made my day because for the first time I think that the guy actually felt and became human and his goodbye to Chiyuki.....FEELS LEVEL OVER 9000...Don't get me started on that beautiful scene at her home

The life lessons that this series conveyed, the emotions, the animation/art, the music, the characterizations, the wonderful portrayal of the human soul and just the way they tackled many different themes were just perfect

It was obvious for weeks now and I'll state it again but this is without a doubt the AOTS and I'd gladly give this a 9/10...Simply brilliant Madhouse
Mar 27, 2015 12:32 PM

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Death Parade really is the best winter anime 2015.
It was unexpected to se Decim getting human emotions and cry. His smile at the end...priceless. And he made a doll of Chiyuki. So cute.
However, I still expected a bit more of the last episode. There was something missing...I hope they make a second season or an OVA.

Mar 27, 2015 12:32 PM

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Oh my god Decim was cute with this smile <3
I think it will be good way if Chiyuki pressed button and then her mom will died, I wonder what will happen.
But this way it's also amazing. I think the last episodes was the best. I will give it 9/10
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Mar 27, 2015 12:33 PM
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As much as I like Death Parade, that didn't really feel like a conclusive ending. However, it tied up Chiyuki's story and did a good job at that.

The best scene has to be where Chiyuki was conflicted over pressing the button to sacrifice someone's life so she can resume her own normally before she died. Decim's tears though..

Nona confronted Oculus well regarding arbiters not being dummies. Loved how she walked away after stating her point. Would've been epic if she had sunglasses on too! #LivingthePresentLife.

Decim's smile at the end was nice. Still a much better arbiter than that asshole Ginti.

Overall, very good show. 8/10. Looking forward to next Madhouse awesomeness.

Mar 27, 2015 12:35 PM

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that was a great finale to a great anime and i'm really gonna miss it :(
Mar 27, 2015 12:39 PM

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Yeah, I feel like this is more of a conclusion to Chiyuki's story and Decim's story than it is to the series overall. I thought the conflict between Nona and Oculus would be more prominent this episode centered around how arbiters should judge human lives. But I guess the ending set it up so that there's hope for the future with Decim?

Basically I agree with everything Vindstot said haha.

Favorite moments of this ep were Chiyuki crying to her mom (;_;), Decim smiling, and Chiyuki's mannequin at the end. Favorite episode was probably 3 still.

I'm gonna miss this show! 8/10.

Edit: F UCK

Modified by Chanaynay, Mar 27, 2015 12:46 PM
Mar 27, 2015 12:41 PM

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Season 2? Can I have it and when?

Oh, pitiful shadow cloaked in darkness.
Thy actions cause men pain and suffering.
Thy hollow soul drowns in thy sins.
How would you like to see what death is like?
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Mar 27, 2015 12:41 PM

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Not gonna lie, i liked Death Billiards better.Still very good, but i think that they definitely could've done even better if they wanted to.
Anyways, i think that 7/10 would be appriopriate - but since i'm in good mood, OP&ED were great, and Decim's first smile was hilarious i'll go with 8/10.
Mar 27, 2015 12:43 PM

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Great ending to a great show.

I very rarely score anything 8+ and this got a 9 Imo.

Definitely anime of the season and it might also become the anime of the year.
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Mar 27, 2015 12:44 PM

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Moral of the story: don't kill yourself.
9/10, AOTS.
Mar 27, 2015 12:44 PM

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The finale was a tad underwhelming, but everything turned good (or turned painful?) when separation time came. That was painful.

Nice character development on Decim's part... Did I just see Chiyuki's doll at the end? That was a bit... creepy. Still, good that unlike other dolls, hers is superior-looking. Hints Decim had special feelings for her. I wonder if these two will ever meet again. You know Death Parade wouldn't be the same without Chiyuki :/

Man, this show could use another season. I dunno... Is it going to end just like this? For real? I hope there's news on S2 cuz I am not that fond of this end (except the parting scene)
Modified by TragicRomance, Mar 27, 2015 12:48 PM
Mar 27, 2015 12:45 PM

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Anime of the Season
Mar 27, 2015 12:50 PM

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I'm confused - still more questions than answers, but the show as a whole was much better than many other.
Mar 27, 2015 12:52 PM

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DoctorWasabi said:
When Decim smiled when he sent her off, I started crying so hard :( This is by far the Best anime of 2015


Mar 27, 2015 12:52 PM

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Mar 27, 2015 12:54 PM

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I havent seen an anime like this Ever... really touching ending. I guess Ginti was ass till the end and i feel bad for that rockstart and the girl who loved him. Wish they had a better ending.
Clearly one of the better shows of the past year- 9/10
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Mar 27, 2015 12:54 PM

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A decent ending for what was otherwise an excellent show.

Decim's breakdown was a little over the top. It looked like he was having a heart attack.

Oculus' mind-reading flower beard tentacle made my eyes roll.

I wanted Onna to be reborn, but I was hoping it would be done in a more dramatic way. The simple "bye bye" was underwhelming, but not bad.

With that said, I liked the quiet moment Decim and Onna shared as the elevator closed.

4/5 for the episode

8/10 overall
Mar 27, 2015 12:56 PM

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kania_tan said:
DoctorWasabi said:
When Decim smiled when he sent her off, I started crying so hard :( This is by far the Best anime of 2015



I third this.

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Mar 27, 2015 12:56 PM

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Very touching finale 9/10.
I wish they showed more of Ginti's side though,

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Mar 27, 2015 1:02 PM

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Best anime of the season is finally over.

For a person who didn't really know how they would end things I thought this was a good episode. The scene with Decim, Chiyuki, and her mom was intense. Decim getting emotions was predictable, but I wasn't expecting like that. So he just her and sent her to be reincarnated. Also mad respect to Ginti for the Chiyuki's mannequin.

Overall really enjoyed this series. I like the twist they put on death and added the crazy games made it more awesome. Also seems like the point of the series was for Chiyuk to change Decim. Best anime of this season.

9/10. No season 2 needed.
Mar 27, 2015 1:05 PM

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kania_tan said:
DoctorWasabi said:
When Decim smiled when he sent her off, I started crying so hard :( This is by far the Best anime of 2015



Mar 27, 2015 1:06 PM

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infinite/10 decim's smile and puppet chiyuki
Mar 27, 2015 1:06 PM
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Decim's smile so cute ; ^ ;
Honestly though, when he was screaming and yelling I felt kinda awkward. It felt really forced. I'll miss this series <3

I actually burst out in a laugh cry when the credits rolled and Chiyuki was there right beside him in puppet form :') I really hope they'll meet again, but under different circumstances.
Mar 27, 2015 1:07 PM

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A touching ending i enjoyed every ep of this show really good Madhouse shows its quality once again. 9/10 for me
Mar 27, 2015 1:08 PM
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the ending tied things together nicely and was as close to a "happy end" as this kind of a show can provide. Seeing Decim tearing up like that was quite unexpected.

Madhouse has delivered some solid shows with Parasyte and now Death Parade. I look forward to see what they do next.
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Mar 27, 2015 1:09 PM

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So Oculus did nothing lol. And just a big ass tease thrown in for a season 2. I don't think, it's gonna happen though.

Good ending nevertheless, i feel like some things weren't explained properly, but i can look over that somewhat. Decim crying was touching, Onna crying though got me more in this episode.

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enjoyed through whole anime. Every damn episode. Glad I started this show, no regrets! :D
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