Death Billiards Episode 1 Discussion
Apr 4, 2014 6:31 AM
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I think the old man went to hell and the young man went either to heaven or back to earth.
Let me explain why.
Why the old man deserves to go to heaven:
I seriously got nothing, sure you might interpreted that the geezer was playing death and let the young man win but that is highly questionable as he could have just forfeited from the start.
Why the old man deserves to go to hell:
O'boy i got a whole list for this section.
1: He pressed the button without the young man's consent and quite hasty too.
2: He's around 90 years old and had a pretty good life but he wont forsake the few years that he might have left just because he wants to eat his wife's pickles before he dies, wich if I am correct he did indeed eat right before he died.
I dont know about you but I am starting to doubt this man's integrity.
3: He was a bully and had no regrets about being one.
Why the young man deserves to go to heaven:
hmmm, i think he deserved it more because he had a fair reason.
He wanted to live not just for himself but to apologize to his lover and let me just pressure the fact that he really regreted his actions.
Why the young man deserves to go to hell:
1: He cheated on his lover.
2: He was pretty aggro to the old man and the bar attendants and tried to justify his behaviour by telling himself that it was not his fualt..
Its not really a plus, but its understandable considering the circumstances.
In the end I think the old man went to hell with no regrets, he was a bastard for his entire life and enjoyed every seconded of it.
The young man however went back to earth or to heaven.
He did alot of things wrong in the end but regretted it all and I think that forgiveness is always granted to those that ask for it.
Let me just finish by saying that this is just my opinion and that I am really sorry about all the grammatical and spelling errors in this post.
Modified by wait8what, Apr 16, 2014 10:49 AM
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Just rewatched this today and still as awesome.
A few things I don't get with people's comments here:
1) The elevators/masks: They are meaningless.
- The two use the same elevators to get in and to leave...
- If they had a meaning, the girl wouldn't ask...
2) That the old man was a bully: we have no clue what that fight was about, all we know is he fought some kid while a kid himself... but why? We cannot say...
In the whole place, only the young one was 'bad'... He only fought or care about fairness for him...
No one said that winning the game would send people to heaven.
I agree that winning the game probably sends people to hell, and so the young one changed his destiny by going to hell instead of heaven as he could have done.
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From my point of view, the old man went to heaven and the young guy went to hell.
Since he won the game, he was given a new chance to get back to life (and the strings would show him the way to leave that place). But he gave that speech, and the old man influenced the bartender, saying stuff like the young guy was obviously tired from his life and that it would be better for him to remain dead.
Why would he be going to hell? Because he cheated at billiards and beat the old man to win.
Why the evil grin? Because the old man got revenge by sending the young man to hell, while he's totally clean and going to heaven.
When they arrived in that kind of purgatory, it has been said that they were both equal. Their actions alive didn't matter, as the masks above the elevators are only here to trick us.
That's what makes the most sense to me.
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Damn, i really really really enjoyed this. Great atmosphere and very intense. Loved it.
Loved the psychological aspect. The guy freaking out and reviewing over his life but man, did he become a dick when he cheated on his super cute girlfriend. The old guy was awesome, i loved how chilled he was. As for the afterlife, i think the old guy went to hell because on top of the elevator, you can see a devil mask and a white mask which discriminates between a devil and an angel, at least thats what i think. But that smirk was very suspicious so i have no idea right now, lol.
9/10 wished it was 2-cour, favorites-worthy.
Ryugen said:I completely agree, what he said touched me inappropriately as well. Was actually deep.
What the younger guy said really touched me on how people aren't equal. I'm surprised to find such better values in a 24 minute episode than a 24 episode series.
Modified by Uchiha, Aug 29, 2014 7:47 AM
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wow that ending. I loved how they left it open to interpretation.
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This did the most for one episode. So many unanswered questions. I want to know more about everything. Both of their lives and what the old guy said at the end. Like everybody is saying I think the old guy probably went to hell. The only thing I'm really going on is the masks on the elevators and that it would be interesting. This really left an impression on me. I would love to see a full series
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That was freaking amazing!
The dark vibes coming off this...the concept is really unique and has an awful lot of potential, there's just so many interesting themes that could be explored with a setting like this...
Animation and Art were just Top, specially the backgrounds, gloomy and gorgeous, aesthetics were beautiful, great color palettes, really sets up the mood. Overall this looks pretty damn amazing!
Soundtrack was Great, don't have much to say with only 20 minutes though, i liked what i heard.
Characters looks cool, i like the bartenders, very intriguing.
Also this is an Anime-original! Which means Madhouse is free to do what they like, i can't really word it well, but the implications and advantages of this being an original anime are huge! Now i'm really hyped for Death Parade!
That twist at the end, the younger man's speech and the way the flashbacks were played...i'm surprised to find such quality in 24 minutes, when series with 24 episodes (or even longer) fail to deliver something this genuinely good.
Modified by PriestSlayer, Dec 12, 2014 9:35 PM
Why am I a Berserk fan? All I ever experience is pain.
We are in the eclipse and Miura has sacrificed us
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I don't understand why they had the whole "if you lose you die" deal when they were already dead on arrival. That part just confused me. Maybe the loser goes to hell and the winner goes to heaven?
The Bartender never said if they lost they'd die. That's just what the young man assumed. Neither the old man or the young man were aware that they were dead until they started fighting.
While watching, I wanted to hate the young man which I did. But at the end, I didn't like the old man either. I really want to know what he told the Bartender and what that smile was all about, since it was pretty disturbing. Overall was great though. Can't wait for the series.
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That. Was. Simply. Great! From the way the bartender put the fish tank to subtly tell that they two are trapped even before telling them, to the way the cigarette just so happens to run out as his patience does that same… Yuzuru Tachikawa fully knows what he’s doing! I was blow away with the balls and how they coordinated perfectly to the players; the younger man trying to sink in the red balls, but is represented by the blue ones – very clever, considering that he burns with the passion of youth, as he heart races, but is destined to be forever in the tranquil bliss of heaven. The same goes for the older man, but revered; his heart beats slowly and his skin is colder, just as he approaches life, and his actions doom him to the brimstone.
The difference in the generations is also something to note. The older man's widow shows respect by sitting where he sat, while the younger man's girlfriends takes charge and kills him.
Death Parade is looking to be great!
Modified by EntertheSol, Jan 5, 2015 7:21 AM
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Jan 2, 2015 7:36 AM
Nobody's talking about the room with the corpses, so do we all just assume those are the dead bodies of people who refused to play the game?
I can't wait for the TV series. I give this about a 9.5/10, but will round up to 10 in my rating.
I would assume so, considering that they, under the circumstances, did not make the wise choice. I just wounder what MD952 on the piano player's arm and MA107 on that one person's foot mean. If they do have many bodies, they should just call it a chasm...
Alternatively, the numbers represented on various parts of the body could be akin to model numbers that are printed on dummies made by the bartender in order to “forcibly guide” the individuals to participate…
Jan 3, 2015 6:30 AM
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Also, does someone know what the clue that the flashback of the young man goes backwards and the old man goes forward should tell us?
Maybe it has to do with their view of, and by extension of how they clasp onto, life? The younger man gasps life vigorously, and experiences every moment of it fully. He remembered suffering his girlfriend's slap.
The older man has...for lack of a better word...withdrawn...
As a side note, in every flashback of the 30 year old, blue is somewhere: a pen in high school, the elephant on his shirt as a young toddler and the color he is wearing while he meets his girlfriend. Even the color choice of his outfit in the bar: blue over pink, is just what he and his girlfreind wore while they played pool together.
The old man is draped in a blue, divine light as he is in the elevator, but that is evidently not the case as he steps out and into the bar. Red is only seen when the old man punches and hits the young man with the pool cue.
(Formatting is not something I do well...:/)
Modified by EntertheSol, Jan 3, 2015 5:29 PM