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Plot
At the border between heaven and hell lies a bar. There the attendant will, one after another, challenge pairs of the recently deceased to a random game in which their fate of either ascending into heaven or falling into hell will be wagered. Whether it's bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person's true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar's master. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, arbiter of the afterlife, awaits!


Review

Unlike death, Death Parade is no ordinary show. It’s rather extraordinary with an emphasis on the concept of death and expanding it into a game style format. But it’s more than also just simply playing a game because we see the ins and outs of what the players/characters are like. To put it figuratively, it’s more like playing life and death itself. The way the show operates is different than the usual survival game. This is because the characters are already dead. So what does Death Parade offer in its own little world?

Because of the style of the show, the story is neither divided into arcs or a linear story. Rather, it builds on themes and expands them with the characters involved. Themes included in the show has a wide variety that includes revenge, jealousy, suicide, hatred, isolation, justice, and other mature content. Even murder becomes a topic that is focused in a very intense two-episode continuation. The fact that Death Parade operates with these themes shows how deadly the show can be. And when it does with those themes really brings out the best out of our main characters. As such, don’t expect many of the supporting characters (or rather players) to return in the show. Their fate are determined at the end of each game.

As a show that heavily focuses on characters, it’s unsurprising that she gets her own spotlight after being on the sidelines. The remainder of the cast also play roles although not as prominent as Decim. These include Nona (Decim’s superior), Ginti (another bartender), Clavis, Quin, Castra, and Oculus. All of these characters have certain roles with some getting less emphasis than others. I do express concern regarding some of their presence including Mayu who serves more as a comical relief if more than anything else. But that might also not be a bad thing. It creates a balance of the show. With such a dark and moody atmosphere almost every episode, she can bring in a lot of fun. Indeed, the show actually has its comedy to balance out the series. What’s good to know is that it never fully derides from the series’ premise. What I mean is that the show never really loses its weightless suspense even when comedy is added into some episodes. After all, a mixture of entertainment and engaging story is important. Thankfully, Death Parade accomplished just that. Furthermore, the show uses these characters to build on the mechanics of the series from behind the scenes. Ever wanted what those creepy dolls are for? Or how the judgement system really works? The lifestyles of the arbiters when they aren’t monitoring the games? The show takes breathers to accomplish that aspect too.Besides from that its a pretty good anime its dark yes but worth it



Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcasted: Saturdays at 01:58 (JST)
Producers: VAP, DAX Production, Nippon Television Network Corporation
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Game, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Should avoid
.if you get scared easily
.not into dark stuff

Should watch
.if you like horrer
.if you like Madhouse
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kagome098123 wrote:

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You already started a thread on this (with a different review) a few days ago, but since it's now clear that you are looking for feedback on your reviews rather than starting a discussion thread about the show, I've moved this to the "Enthusiasts' Corner" forum, which is the better place for sharing your work of this sort.

If you will be writing a lot of reviews and prefer to post them on Crunchyroll rather than a blog site, I suggest making a single thread that you keep adding reviews to, rather than starting a lot of new threads (I can change this thread title to something more general if you do that--just PM me to let me know.)


Changed Title so you can can continue to post your other reviews in the thread. If you want something snazzier, but still overarching, let me know exactly what Title you'd like.
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lorreen wrote:


kagome098123 wrote:

please write down below in what to review next and your comments on this review


You already started a thread on this (with a different review) a few days ago, but since it's now clear that you are looking for feedback on your reviews rather than starting a discussion thread about the show, I've moved this to the "Enthusiasts' Corner" forum, which is the better place for sharing your work of this sort.

If you will be writing a lot of reviews and prefer to post them on Crunchyroll rather than a blog site, I suggest making a single thread that you keep adding reviews to, rather than starting a lot of new threads (I can change this thread title to something more general if you do that--just PM me to let me know.)


Changed Title so you can can continue to post your other reviews in the thread. If you want something snazzier, but still overarching, let me know exactly what Title you'd like.


Lorreen, this is a complete plagiarism of the review I wrote. kagome098123 copy and pasted word by word of a review I wrote last year.

The Death Parade review in question is here:
http://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=183630

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stark700 wrote

Lorreen, this is a complete plagiarism of the review I wrote


It is indeed!

kagome098123 , it is completely unacceptable to copy and paste or retype another person's work and present it as your own.

I have closed this thread. Please refrain from repeating this sort of thing again, as doing so could result in a ban on your account.

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