Are you ready for one of the most epic psychological anime ever? Our challenge for June is the Anime Death Parade.

June Anime Challenge: Death Parade

Are you ready for one of the most epic psychological anime ever? Our challenge for June is the Anime Death Parade. Many anime have touched on the theme of life after death. There is Haibane Renmei, where winged people wake up from eggs and explore life after death in weird uncanny ways, then there is Bleach and one of the worlds is a place called Soul Society where the dead goes, also we have Gantz, a horror anime where life after death is a sick game of kill or be killed again. Death Parade, however, is something else, a series that deals with the five stages of loss (denial, anger, bargaining, grief and acceptance) on a whole other level, as you will see…

In Death Parade, we first meet the characters: they have amnesia and look innocent at first. Then as the story progress, the darkness starts bubbling through the cracks. They play a game with Death that already has won anyway; this is just to decide their fate: Void or Reincarnation. It has the elements of dealing with choices and consequences, this time after death. It may sound like a horror story but it is more a story of cause and effect, a moral commentary on humanity.