Death Parade is an anime that will trigger so many emotions in every episodes. I was absolutely hooked from the very get go.
The anime takes place at a mysterious bar where people who just died will compete in games that will decide whether their souls will be reincarnated or sent to an abysmal void. The bartender serves as an arbiter for the games along with a nameless girl as his assistant. Well, that’s the basic gist of it. However, my quick summary does not even cover the very essence of this anime.
What I enjoyed watching was the various characters in each episodes and the development of their emotions. Every episode focuses on different pairs who each have their own story. While playing the games, shards of their lives and the moment they died unfold before them, and the connection between the pairs become apparent. It’s really gripping watching the connection between their memories. It keeps you on the edge of your seat because you never know who gets sent for reincarnation or to the void, even though it may seem obvious, until the moment the elevators close. That is one of the many reasons why every episode is so riveting down to its last second.
Aside from the pairs, the relationship between the bartender, Decim, and the nameless woman is so interesting to watch. I love how they complement each other. Honestly, I hoped for more between them-ahem…like romance- but even without it, their relationship was still captivating to watch.
I can’t forget to mention the OP! It’s probably one of the best I’ve seen. I usually tend to skip OPs since they’re repetitive; however, the OP for this anime is super catchy, along with fun visuals, so it’s a waste to just skip over it when it’s so entertaining.
Anyways, that’s my thoughts for this show. If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out on something fantastic!