Death Parade Episode 2: It was all a lie!

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This week’s episode brings an interesting twist on last week’s episode. Retelling the story of the first episode, this week reveals that Machiko’s behavior at the end of the first episode was an act meant to save her husband from damning himself, actually suggesting that Decim made the wrong decision of sending her to the void. I don’t know about anyone else, but it really inspired confidence in me…maybe this won’t get as boring as Hell Girl.

It looks like next week will introduce a new couple to be judged in the bar. Hopefully, it remains interesting…I’m still very apprehensive about this show. I’m curious where the show goes from here too. Maybe this new girl is supposed to incite some form of change in the bar and how it judges. Or maybe she’s just some fresh-faced recruit that will slowly be corrupted by everything she will be witnessing.

Death Parade First Impressions (1): That got pretty real

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Basically, I watched this show because I was curious about how it incorporated the genres that were used to label it. In a nutshell, the series is about a bar that people are sent to when they die to be judged for the “afterlife”. It was pitched as deciding heaven and hell, but the end of the episode suggests a reincarnation system instead. It is interesting that the point of the game isn’t to decide a winner, but to show people’s true colors in order to make the final decision happen, but kinda expected.

I’m not sure how to really feel about this show. On the one hand, I can see it being interesting, but on the other hand, I can see it being a lot like Hell Girl, where every episode is the same recipe of deception and corruption. And honestly, that gets boring after a while. Music-wise, I don’t have any big initial complaints about the opening and ending songs…I’d probably have to listen to them some more before making a final decision. At first glance, though, the ending probably seemed more solid to me.