8.2
1,247 votes
Death Parade

Death Parade

NTV 2015

"Welcome to QuinnDecim." What greets two unsuspecting guests is a strange bar, QuinnDecim, and the white-haired bartender, Decim. "From here you two shall begin a battle where your lives hang in the balance," he says to introduce the Death Game. Before long the guests' true natures become apparent. As a matter of course, at the game's end Decim is revealed to be the "arbiter." Decim's judgement on the two guests is...

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The 10 Best Episodes of Death Parade

Death Parade - S1E12

#1 - Suicide Tour

8.74

Season 1 - Episode 12

Oculus confronts Nona concerning Decim, demanding to know what she has done to him. Chiyuki awakens in her house the living world again to find that Decim has brought her there to offer her the chance to reclaim her life.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Death Parade from 178 votes.

Death Parade - S1E11

#2 - Memento Mori

8.32

Season 1 - Episode 11

Mayu is given a chance to spare Harada's soul from the void, for a price. With Chiyuki's judgment pending, she revisits her love of ice skating, with the hope that the memories she recovers will help her to come to terms with her passing.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Death Parade from 161 votes.

Death Parade - S1E9

#3 - Death Counter

8.30

Season 1 - Episode 9

As the two contestants continue their game, Shimada is surprised to learn that Detective Tatsumi is sympathetic to his desire for revenge against his sister's attacker. The black-haired woman is troubled by how far Decim is willing to go.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Death Parade from 176 votes.

Death Parade - S1E10

#4 - Story Teller

7.93

Season 1 - Episode 10

Decim visits Nona and tells her that he believes that their way of passing judgment is flawed. Nona sends him another customer, whose case may unravel the mystery of the black-haired woman, and whom Decim chooses to judge without the aid of any memories.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Death Parade from 156 votes.

Death Parade - S1E3

#5 - Rolling Ballade

7.92

Season 1 - Episode 3

College student Shigeru Miura wakes up in Quindecim, and falls in love at first sight with the woman at the bar. Unable to remember even her own name, the woman asks him to play a game with her, after being assured that it will jog her memory.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Death Parade from 190 votes.

Death Parade - S1E8

#6 - Death Rally

7.81

Season 1 - Episode 8

Prior to the arrival of a pair of guests--a police detective and young man raising his sister--Decim wonders if there has been a mistake, since the memories he has received are those of a killer. But despite his protestations, Nona prods him to continue.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Death Parade from 160 votes.

Death Parade - S1E1

#7 - Death Seven Darts

7.75

Season 1 - Episode 1

A young couple, Takashi and Machiko, arrive in the bar Quindecim without any recollection of how they got there. The bartender tells them they cannot leave until they first finish playing a game, one in which their lives will be at stake.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Death Parade from 233 votes.

Death Parade - S1E4

#8 - Death Arcade

7.66

Season 1 - Episode 4

TV personality Misaki Tachibana is convinced that she is in Quindecim as part of a hidden-camera TV show, and enlists her counterpart, Yousuke Tateishi, to help her liven the show up. Decim takes measures to ensure extreme conditions for the contestants.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Death Parade from 170 votes.

Death Parade - S1E6

#9 - Cross Heart Attack

7.59

Season 1 - Episode 6

A high-school girl named Mayu arrives at a Japanese-style bar being tended by Ginti. He demands that she play a game against the man in the bar, who she instantly recognizes as Harada, of the boy idol band C.H.A, and she eagerly accepts.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Death Parade from 174 votes.

Death Parade - S1E2

#10 - Death Reverse

7.48

Season 1 - Episode 2

A black-haired woman awakens in an unfamiliar place, unable to remember even her own name. She is taken by a girl named Nona to Quindecim, where she is told that she will be an assistant, and is instructed as to the purpose of the bar's existence.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Death Parade from 207 votes.

Death Parade - S1E5
#11 - Death March
7.43
Season 1 - Episode 5

Two more people - a young boy and an older man - arrive at Quindecim, but this time, Decim senses something out of place. Before Decim can explain the game to the pair, the older man reveals that he remembers having seen Decim and the bar before!

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Death Parade from 167 votes.

Death Parade - S1E7
#12 - Alcohol Poison
7.27
Season 1 - Episode 7

When the black-haired woman stumbles upon a picture book, she asks Decim about it, and he tells her that it might belong to Quin, Quindecim's previous bartender. Decim reveals the reasons why he spends so much time putting together mannequins.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Death Parade from 153 votes.

Last updated: jan 13, 2021

Comments

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Must watch. "Each episode surprised me with the careful observation of humanity and human life. It expresses our desires, our beliefs, and who we value most. Death parade is more about humanity and what we did during our life. The show is very beautiful in a way in which human nature is defined." - smithnoah54, IMDb

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Really nice anime, and very different from the usual scenarios.

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Beautifully designed and masterfully shot. With every frame animated to perfection. Plays around the concept of death, the afterlife in a very interesting and meaningful way that ultimately helps it convey various memorable characters in its episodic nature.

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I think this is has an unusual promise (after the first ep). I think one can say it somewhat becomes repeatable, but the very first episode is somewhat unique, as you don't really know much about the place at that time.

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Bad. Interesting concept, but executed poorly. Things are left unanswered all the time, and Im not talking about the difficult questions, nor that we dont get to know about the different recurring characters. [spoiler]Im talking about plot holes and things that it would seem the writiers simply didnt care about answering. Why was Harada suddenly soulless? Where did his soul go? I guess not being able to answer that didnt keep the writiers from just making it so because they needed to have a nice "lovely" ending to his and Mayu Arita's story... Why did the rusty haired arbiter that I cant remember the name of now suddeny not do his job when it came to their story even though hes a hardass on following rules and has no epiphany and no change to his character or convictions. What happened to the two murderers? Which one went to the void and which one got reincarnated? Guess that was a too difficult question for the writers to answer so they simply ended the episode there... What happened pulling out the worst of people when it came to the old woman? Guess the writers simply forgot about that being a part of the judgement even though they mention it in the very same episode... Why did Chiyuki say that she didnt care about losing her ability to ice skate because she had more important things like friends and family only to in the next sentences say that it didnt matter because they "werent her"? Seems like the stupidest and most baseless explenation in the entire series. There are just a few examples, theres so much thats left unanswered in the same fashion that I found myself irritated all the time, almost every episode ending with a "Ok so what about ... ?", especially when the writers simply seemed to have forgotten about their own rules. What about the woman and that guy playing an arcade game? Which one went to the void and which one got reincarnated? I get that the answer to that judgement is difficult, as is most of the others too, but just skipping it and leaving the burden to the viewers seems cheap and like a cop out[/spoiler] Ehhhhhh. Im not even sure Im glad I gave this series my time, which is even more frustrating because as said, its a good concept for a series. Nice concept, horrible writers always trying to give things deeper meaning though it would seem they dont have sufficient understanding of human emotions/lives to do so and end up fumbling in the dark before just moving on "to the next thing" that they also butcher like everything previous. If youre gonna zone out watching this series then its gonna be good, if you pay attention to details its bad.

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Well, that wasn't what I was expecting at all. I was expecting blood and gore and another slasher horror anime, but to my surprise it was far from this. It was _nice_ I guess. Very pleasing in the way it looks, the story is good and the caracters are a pleasure to watch. I just feel like there could ahve been more. 12 episodes and it's done. I want to know more about some of the characters. More about the history of the place, more about everything. I'd recommend this to anyone that's looking for a new anime to binge that isn't flying at mach 3, doesn't have a million twists and turns and is just a nice show to put on and enjoy while relaxing after a day at work.

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