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Jan 17, 2018 8:43 AM
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The ending kinda ruin it, I was gonna rate it 9/10 at ep 11, although it's clearly an impulse decision
But with this ending even with the impulse still kicking (ignoring all the flaws and enjoy only parts I like), I would drop it to 8
 
Feb 2, 2018 12:30 AM
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Man emotions were sure as hell felt with this final episode. We even had decim breaking down. I also like how he made a doll dedicated to her. I was a little confused on how does the whole the void souls actually make the arbiters and basiaclly everyone else. Also why the hell ginti have the doll of the girl he screwed over. Are they trying to saw that he cares. I mean that ship has sailed long ago. In the end I loved the show and I think there was only like what 1 meh episode. It feels like there are more things to explore but who knows if we ill get a season 2.
 
Feb 2, 2018 12:37 AM
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Why is Reincarnation presented as a good thing?

From what I can tell, when you're reincarnated, you lose all memories of your previous life; your memories and personality are completely erased, so you're reincarnated as someone entirely different.

How is this any better than The Void, where at least there you still have your memories/soul intact?

The 3rd episode especially bugged the hell out of me because the implication being that the two childhood friends will never remember each other once they are reincarnated; they will be two completely different people than their past lives and will have no recollection of their relationship with each other, especially their first and final date. They'll probably be born in two completely different parts of the world.

The same applies to Chiyuki, as she'll never meet her mother again, and instead will be reincarnated as a completely different person with no recollection of her previous life and relationships.

That's just way too tragic, yet the show presented their reincarnation (along with that of other characters) as a good thing?

I think its cause you know your getting a second chance so there some piece to it. Also even if you dont remember fate can lead you to a loved one again. In the void going by ginti description you keep falling and you will eventually be consumed by negative emotions. Doesint help if you die with regret ether since your living with that regret forever in that dark fall.
 
Feb 10, 2018 2:55 AM

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orochi91 said:
Why is Reincarnation presented as a good thing?

From what I can tell, when you're reincarnated, you lose all memories of your previous life; your memories and personality are completely erased, so you're reincarnated as someone entirely different.

How is this any better than The Void, where at least there you still have your memories/soul intact?

The 3rd episode especially bugged the hell out of me because the implication being that the two childhood friends will never remember each other once they are reincarnated; they will be two completely different people than their past lives and will have no recollection of their relationship with each other, especially their first and final date. They'll probably be born in two completely different parts of the world.

The same applies to Chiyuki, as she'll never meet her mother again, and instead will be reincarnated as a completely different person with no recollection of her previous life and relationships.

That's just way too tragic, yet the show presented their reincarnation (along with that of other characters) as a good thing?


I honestly don't think Reincarnation and the Void represent good and bad. This show is "grey zone" incarnate. The show is always at odds showing there isn't really a right or wrong. Arbiters are constantly put into question as to whether what they are doing is just or not, and that regardless of how the human lived their life, it can lead to reincarnation or the void. The way I see it, Decim and Ginti also parallel Reincarnation and The Void. Ginti doesn't need a reason to be an Arbiter, he just does it, that is his decision. Decim also arrives at his decision, which turns out to be the same. But his was realized through emotional strife and interaction with Chiyuki. Neither method to it was ever really put into question.

Anyways, long tangent but I really don't think Reincarnation or The Void reflect black and white.
 
Mar 15, 2018 6:24 PM
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mo tristeza do carai
 
Apr 7, 2018 12:52 PM

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Good ending for a good show. Loved every episode and scenario for the entire anime
 
May 1, 2018 7:56 AM
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I was so happy that in the end Decim smiled.. the ice skating she was very beautiful I loved to see how she got her memories back while skating..
And when she was given the option to press the button, I was just like "don't don't don't!!" and I am so glad that she didn't.
There's also made Decim cry and that was a very emotional scene 💚
I am glad that he was able to smile ..

I also like Nona a lot and I pitied her.. I really feel bad for all the arbiters.. in such a life cursed? but then again, that wasn't a life to begin with..

The Anime in general made me happy. All the characters were very diverse and their story, their life made me think..


Their stories made me cry too.. like the actress who was treated wrong her whole life, the boy who committed suicide, the girl who underwent a Cosmetic surgery, the Mangaka who had a good life, Decim crying.. and a lot more...


I am glad that I watched this anime.. 10/10
 
May 2, 2018 7:59 AM

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This was really sad but also a strangely satisfying conclusion.
Go read the One Punch Man manga please, this awful adaptation by JC Staff is a disgrace.
 
May 13, 2018 11:04 PM

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It's been 2 years, and this is still one of my fave anime ever
 
May 17, 2018 1:44 AM

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Okay episode. Not much I learned from this slow paced series. 6/10 overall.


Nice art.


(The beard twirling was kinda NSFW and erotic.)

The Chavvot story seems to be referencing how the living people(deaf) can't interact with the dead.

Well, what if Decim actually showed her mom's actual scenario in real life and what he said was true about restoring her to life? I hoped they left that question lying around.

I expected more from this series and for the most part, this was boring and poorly written at the end. Cliche ending.

Kaiji was a better series at exploring life and death than this series can ever match up to be. Death Parade is just one of Madhouse's recent failures post 2011. I hope Madhouse gets itself back on track to bring the classics back.

Without change,we end up becoming the very person we hate.


I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was bound to lead me to a slow death.


 
Aug 9, 2018 4:31 AM

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really enjoyed the existential theme of this show.
hated the ending.
essentially used decim's emotional side as a scapegoat for revealing chiyuki's morality
 
Oct 26, 2018 2:45 PM
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And then Decim's heart grew three sizes that day.

Arbiters are supposed to be sentient puppets or something? Why were they created with the ability to feel emotions and conspire against their apparent god? And also, they live in the present? Is there a concept of time in the afterlife?
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Jan 8, 2019 1:27 PM

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This was really beautiful. Few things make me want to rip my heart out and throw it like a grown ass man sobbing.


Sounds gay. I'm in!

I f*ucking hate optimism.










 
Jan 12, 2019 6:29 AM
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eijem said:
It's been 2 years, and this is still one of my fave anime ever


Do you have an anime that you can recommend?
 
Jan 12, 2019 6:35 AM
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_HeroKenzan_ said:
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. ;)


I actually like Death Parade because it happens in real life situation. People gets jealous leading to death; betrayal, manipulation.etc. Anti-hero characters. (Good person who wants to save someone leading them to do bad things such as Light from Death Note) . I like Death Parade simply because it shows that humans are simple and fragile.
 
Jan 21, 2019 1:11 PM

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Wow, it was very touching. I really liked this episode. And the whole anime was very good. 8/10
Decim is one noticable character that I won't forget!
 
Feb 16, 2019 9:52 PM
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i love the ending,, chisuyu its ver waqnt to live after giving the illusion from her memories and this very touching moment when decim trying to know and understand the human feeling,, even decim crying so much after feel chisuyu feel,, but its hurt,, the doll has the feeling ,, interesting anime,,, but i dont like with the concept of death in this anime just seem that the death like very simple thing,, just death and choose send them to reincarnation or trap in nothingless,,
 
Apr 21, 2019 3:18 PM

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Shocked said:


And then Decim's heart grew three sizes that day.

Arbiters are supposed to be sentient puppets or something? Why were they created with the ability to feel emotions and conspire against their apparent god? And also, they live in the present? Is there a concept of time in the afterlife?


Just like how in the bible, God gave humans free will, in the universe of Death Parade, God gave the arbiters free will.

The laws were made by the arbiters, not by a higher power, and they have free will, something they were unaware of until now.

At least that's my view on it.
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May 17, 2019 7:49 PM

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Episode reaction: A good ending to the show. I loved the moments between Chiyuki and Decim, and Decim finally obtaining the emotions he so desperately sought was beautiful. I love Ginti's little Mayu doll too. Also, god damn Oculus was fucking creepy this episode. Not sure I necessarily enjoyed the direction his character took...

Series as a whole reaction: This show was an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish, and while it didn't necessarily have the 14/10 stories that some other shows have, I don't really think this show needed one. It had a message it wanted to deliver and it did just that. I can definitely see where some people wouldn't enjoy this show, but I loved it and can see myself wholeheartedly recommending it. 8/10.

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May 20, 2019 10:25 AM

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Pretty good series, but as with a lot of 1 cour anime it had the potential to be so much better.
 
May 25, 2019 2:03 PM

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I heart broke when Decim cried, broke more when Decim and Chiyaki said farewell! I was so glad to see Decim smile in the end and see Chiyaki's doll placed beside the bar. I loved this anime but I wish it could have been more than 12 episodes, I found the plot was a little rushed at the end. Definitely hoping for a season two at some point!
 
Jun 13, 2019 10:25 AM

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Final ep..

Impressive series, and a perfectly and fittingly emotional final. This series is truly a masterpice. The Characters were interesting and deep, the episode that featured guests were not built on a repetitve formula (like i excepted in after the 1st ep.), and everyone, Including the smallest background characters had truly well developed, almost-realistc human-like personalities. The final just blew me away....

Truly the handwork of a passionte creator, instatly going to rewatch after i finish everything i want to....
 
Oct 21, 2019 1:55 AM
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I hope people decide to give suicide a second thought, cause it is never a good idea. Imagine if the same thing happened to you here. Anyway, this gave me a valuable lesson about life, enjoyed the hell out of it. OP is one of the biggest reasons why I find this anime great, always looking forward to it. 8/10. GG Madhouse.
 
Nov 1, 2019 3:16 AM
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I was crying alongside these two people...have no idea why this episode has such a strong emotional impact on me...Also, I want some development in this world, cause I feel like there wasn't enough of it during this number of episodes
 
Dec 7, 2019 4:04 AM

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More importantly...WHAT HAPPENED TO MEMINE! WHERE DID KITTY GO!????[/quote]

Good question! When Ginti sends Mayu and Harada into the Void, the cat jumps off his arm (episode 11) and was obivously never seen again (at least in the anime).[/quote]


Yeah, it seems like Memine didn't agree with Ginti's verdict and was like, oh you evil evil and said aight imma head out.
 
Dec 14, 2019 2:58 PM

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This last episode made me cry :') (Actually this whole series made me tear up). I didn't think I was gonna like this but I'm so glad I watched it!
Also, for almost every episode I listened to the op song 😭 It's so upbeat compared to what actually goes on in the show
 
Jan 22, 12:28 AM

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Ok not 'one of the best animes of the '10s' as a lot of people think but still enjoyable. 7/10

"Please stop talking about math when I'm eating."
 
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Just finished it. Absolutely adored this show and I'm so sad to see it go. I definitely think it could've needed a couple of more episodes to fill out the side characters more. But overall, I think this ending was really great for Decim and Chiyaki. Those two were great together.

The scene at Chiyaki's house broke me. I was already pretty emotional going off the previous episodes, but seeing her cry along with her mother just... It was too much.

Again. Awesome show. I'm going to miss it.
 
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