Life after death, or better say: afterlife. Both series are significantly based on this concept. Which makes them both overall quite interesting.
While Death Parade might result to have a darker atmosphere and tone than Angel Beats, this last one instead has somewhat of a more "colorful" atmosphere and in some occasions can get deeper than DP, but both series can still have lighter and funny moments here and then. Esepcially AB at the start.
Now, we need to mention that both plots are different from eachother but still, the series share a great deal:
- aside from the already stated strong main
Some pholosophy about life and death, very sensual anime.
Two stories that reflect on the nature of life and regrets, but also laughing and having fun in between.
Although their themes are really different with Death Parade being undoubtedly a whole lot darker, they both deal with afterlife and greatly show the value of life.
Just imagine Otonashi waking up in Quindecim instead of in the Afterlife. They're both great anime.
Both are about a realm within the afterlife and contain serious as well as comedic parts. They are supernatural and deal with psychological issues and lost memories.
They're both set in the afterlife, with one main character with amnesia and the other a white-haired emotionless person. There's a lot of drama concerning each character's past (more so in Death Parade) and some comedic moments (More so in Angel Beats!).
I consider both of them masterpieces.
Both of these 2 animes talks about what happens after death and each one has its unique and exceptional world
Judging life from the afterlife. Both are about looking back on one's life and moving forward. Angel Beats is a little more comedic while Death Parade is a little more serious.
Both seek to dead humans. They specialize in flashback, showing the good side and the bad of life, when the protagonists were alive.
Death Parade is darker and atmospheric then Angel beats but both of these animes have
a sort of way to exist after dying.. 'life after death'
Both these two anime deals with death and what happens to human people when they die. Surely in Death Parade there is a darker atmosphere than in Angel Beats, but it is clear that in all this two anime feelings and the way of thinking of every character are considered really important. Then, in both these two anime is shown how unfair life can be with people, and how they react to this injustice. Finally, both in Death Parade and in Angel Beats is taken into consideration the possibility for souls to be reincarnated in another body.
Although the overall moods of the two shows differs slightly, with Death Parade being noticeably darker, and Angel Beats including more comedy, both have overarching plots, but are at their feels-inducing best when focusing on episodic, character(s)-of-the-week arcs. Both also involve afterlife settings, and revolve around the characters coming to terms with not just their deaths, but the lives they led as well.
Both heavily focus on the concepts of death and passing on. Angel Beats aims towards reincarnation and making the most of the life you had while Death Parade focuses on judging people's lives to have been humane or not.
- Both stories follow the concept of the transition between death and the afterlife.
- Both series deal with judgement and moving on after death.
- Both have different ways of dealing with death and unfinished business but both shows have the people who have passed on work through their lives and in the end move on to wherever they need to go.
- Both shows tug at your emotions and feelings as you feel empathy for the characters.
- Both shows also make you think seriously and offer some thought provoking moments.
- Both of these animes operate on a different plane
Both of these anime deal with people in the afterlife dealing and coming to terms with what they did while they were alive in order to "pass on." The circumstances for the two are very different, but at the basis, the situations of the characters' lives were similarly stressful. Death Parade goes more in depth into each individual's past while creating a more dark, serious atmosphere partially masked by the games played. Angel Beats! is a much more light-hearted show overall while working in more stressful scenes later on. Even with these differences, both shows were tear-jerking in the same way and I automatically
Well for starters they both take place after death.
Both plots are about going to heaven. Or in their stories getting reincarnated.
Over time you get to learn pretty much everyones backstories.
Either good or bad. Their backstories are really detailed.
And in the end they have a nice happyish ending!
They're both dealing with a situation between life and afterlife. They also emphasize on the decisions of life and how they affect both someone and the people around him, even after death.
The concept is the same, they both take place in afterlife and characters with sad backgrounds. But for me Angel Beats is more colourful? It has all bunch of things in the same place like comedy, drama, action... But Death Parade goes on in the same place and way.
-In both the characters enter the afterlife and their hardships and regrets of past are portrayed.
-The male mc of angel beats is pretty similar to the female mc of Death Parade.
Death parade offers its characters the chance to assess their worldly lives whereas Angel Beats! leaves its characters to figure this out on their own in a state of limbo. Both shows are heavy on themes of death, more specifically making peace with the idea.
Both these shows tackle the theme of what happens to you (or your soul) once you die. Heaven, hell, reincarnation or the void - your deeds decide your fate.
Angel Beats had great potential but was a let down to me. Death Parade, on the other hand, is a must watch for those wanting to view something different from what anime usually has to offer.
Both anime focus greatly on thought-provoking themes and a purgatory that decides whether or not you will be reincarnated. I would fully recommend Death Parade to anyone who has just finished watching Angel Beats! and was not feeling quite fulfilled. This also works vice-versa. Both have interesting takes on life and death and what it means to live. It's best for you to watch both of them yourself and decide which take you like best.
(I like Death Parade more.)