Death Parade Boasts Melancholic Morals

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Death Parade‘s latest bout of competitive death drama features arcade gaming as its next fate-determining sport, once again delivering an appropriate moral to go with it – and seeming to possess little coherent plot other than to showcase the misery of the deceased.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I just thought that the final *judgement* over the boy was absolute shit. This is the problem with most of the Japanese after-life dramas. They highlight the inherent unfairness of the universe while bandying about a flawed mechanism as a corrective measure. It adds insult to injury and makes the whole thing pointless...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I agree, the moral this show wants to tell you about is questionable at best, the very idea of it being highly immoral.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 04/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think that is the point of this episode, that Quindecim is friggin ineffective in actual judgments.

    I don't care if you were told by your real mother that she wish you were never born, but to be flopping 24 years old and not at least pretend to receive kindness from someone trustworthy who is willingly and unconditionally kind to you is being a self-centered prick.
    You don't have to look at your stepmother as a mother, you don't even have to look at her as a family member, but just fucking eat the meals she made for you at least out of concerns for your own fucking health and to not waste the money she used trying to feed you, the guy was just being retarded and condescending for no reason.

    On the other hand a mother who went through a fucked up life and still "tried" to make her children happy, even if she seemingly miserably failed in doing so and acts like a total asshole to everyone else, still is a far better human being overall.

    Because someone acts worse in a very, very, very specific situation that intentionally drives them over the edge than another person does not warrant them to go to hell.

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    Comment by Megas
    23:14 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The double standards in this are actually consistent with crime & punishment in society today.

    If you commit a crime today in any 1st world country & enter a guilty plea or 'no contest' you're much more likely to get away with a slap on the wrist or a greatly reduced sentence/fine.

    In this, if you come to terms with yourself you get reincarnated, if you bitch & further darken your soul, it's the void for you. The first outcome left things so muddled that it took a 2nd episode to clear it up a bit & it still didn't do a good job. But these last 2 were clearly justified.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you think this is fucked, think about the folktale material that produced Mushishi. Much of the original tales 'F' you over just for breathing too hard, looking up at a setting sun, or just being born . . .

    The material in this seems to be just as archaic as that shit, if not more because of the constant double standard cliches.

    It makes me want to ask of the director or the creator of this shit: You want to try dying? . . .

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Shit is shit in any culture. A random and unfair universe I can deal with. What I can't stomach is the idea of having a final judgement passed over recently deceased humans by an inept cadre of goofy assholes.

    I mean really think about it. People being sent to heaven or hell, (reincarnation or oblivion, if you take the guy's more subtle explanation,)by an entity that is not only capable of making errors in judgement, but is actually prone to making them. In fact, I think part of the plot is that the assistant character is supposed to improve the statistics of Quindecim.

    Anywya, there's a concept in United States law. The idea that a behavior or action "shocks and outrages the senses." It means that something is so jacked up, even without a law to prevent it, one is forced to intervene. That's how I feel about this kind of theological framework in any work of fiction...

    Comment by Anonymous

    You are so wrong... its the unfairness and randomness of the universe and morals that makes this and Mushishi unique and beautiful. Go watch your cliche American Disney crap that you deserve and leave art to intelligent people please.

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    Comment by Octopi
    20:28 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like anime that makes you think, and I Hope I can change my mind about this series, but so far it just
    seems like a pretentious exercise at trying to be deep and thoughtful. the series seriously lacks sense to make what you are watching worth it.
    Hope things develop over the next episodes and give sense to all this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:03 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "little coherent plot"

    Sorry to hear that you're retarded.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's strange. I saw no coherence in this plot at all, just some sad sap pushing another 'fate in death' BS show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the initial episodes set the plot that the assigned couples died together and were sent to Quindecim, how were these two related in their deaths at all?

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    Comment by Moread
    05:42 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They just have to die at the same time, just like it did in the OVA/pilot

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:21 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They don't have to be. They merely happened to die at the same time. That is how they get sent there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strange, but the plot led to believe it was mother and son ..
    Stupid reason for suicide, boredom and simply did not accept the adoptive mother, who was not a bad person and want to accept as a child ..

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    Comment by Naoe
    14:13 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Don't underestimate a kids trauma/psychological scar.

    Getting yelled "I wish you were never born" when you were a kid by your own mother can do "wondrous" things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 03/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a fan of how things got started at first in this episode, but damn, the progress and the final touch was just excellent. I drive me to tears in the last part. The jugedment for the otaku to reincarnated and the celeb woman to the void was fair. He realise that he was the wrong one, and regret his desicion in life and didn't hold any grudge against no one, in other words, there was no darkness in his soul, while the woman was bitching about it, blameing their children for the state of her life, then using them as an excuse to everything. She did love them at the end, but not enough.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Holy shit, that's one fuglyass emoshit prick. He needs to get his fuglyass face sawed by Kung Lao's hat.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Basically this is a show about loser beta males for loser omega male otaku that believe this shit is deep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 04/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perfect for a bottom feeding basement dwelling beta male like yourself then



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