Anime Review on ‘Death Parade’

Let me introduce you to one of the darkest anime which I have watched recently called ‘Death Parade’. This was not recommended to me by anyone I was just googling some dark anime to watch and then death parade caught my eyes and I started watching it. Death Parade consists of only 12 episodes with only one season. It is an old anime around in 2013 so I’m sure there won’t be any season 2.

So the story goes this way After death, all go to a bar in Limbo, a quiet place, where bartender Decim waits to judge passing souls, pitting them against each other in pub games like bowling, darts, and arcade cabinets. These are no mere games, however. Each point, each strike…each miss has consequences, for they inflict pain on the opponent, or worse, reveal one’s true self in this parade of death. Reincarnation awaits those found worthy, the eternal void for all others. Actions and emotions make a dangerous game.

As a game progresses, memories from the players’ lives return, piece by piece, and it is in how the characters react to these pieces that determines who they truly are. Best of all, Death Parade does not go easy on the characters out of pity. Yes, you will pity many among the dead, but like reality, pity will not erase a poor decision. As more memories return, the greater the strain and conflict becomes on these people, escalating tension to breaking point. And it is brilliant.

And at the end of the game the opponents will understand that they are dead and both the opponents are send to two different elevators. One consists of reincarnation and other void. so according to the choices made by the opponents they are send to the different elevators. Good souls get to go to the reincarnation elevator and the bad souls are send into void.

I was amazed that they also showed ‘Light yagami’ aka kira in this anime, they showed a small reference of Kira and hats off to that. I would recommend anyone to watch it especially those who are interested in dark anime themes.