With a lack of potential story threads going forward and the growing gap since Season 1, could the Death Parade anime be effectively deceased?

It’s been more than six years since Death Parade introduced us to the games of the afterlife. The anime series was released by Madhouse in 2015 and became an unexpected hit among anime enthusiasts.

Death Parade became so popular that Madhouse had to deal with the extensive pressure from fans asking for season 2. Despite being known for creating one-season anime series, the studio gave in to fans’ requests and promised season 2 is coming.

Based on a short film, the Death Parade anime gave an incredibly inventive and downright intoxicating look at what happens between life and death. Featuring a bartender of souls and an ageless battle to determine the afterlife, the anime is the work of the acclaimed studio Madhouse.

It’s been six years since Season 1’s release, however, making the series now fairly forgotten in the grand scheme of things. With its lack of potential story threads going forward and the growing period of silence from Madhouse, Death Parade may in fact be deceased itself. Here’s what the anime is about, along with what we know about a potential second season.

What has happened to the promised follow-up season? Is it still coming? Let’s find out.

Sales and Profitability

There has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies. DVD/Blu-Ray discs, The Complete Series [Region 1 US/Canada : DVD] contribute to around 15-20% of the revenue for an anime series. This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure.

Anime Series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:

Some of the figures are beautiful like this Naruto Men T-Shirt, and the One Piece Zoro Shirt, Men and Women Also, check out this Gaming Mouse Pad, Maid Sama Posters one since it looks the best.

There is also plenty of My Hero Academia BackpackHoodies, Kaicho wa Maid Sama Misaki Ayuzawa Cosplay Costume, and even cool stuff like this Keychain.

Will Death Parade Return for Season 2?

The truth is, there has been no recent development on Death Parade season 2, and its release date remains unknown. Albeit, on a positive note, Madhouse didn’t announce it is canceling the popular anime series either, so fans can keep their hopes high.

Death Parade, also known as Desu Pardo, is based on the short film Death Billiards, both produced by Yuzuru Tachikawa. The anime series has 12 episodes, which aired from January to March 2015.

To others, it was not surprising for Death Parade to be a massive hit since Madhouse is extremely known for creating large anime hits such as Death Note, One Punch Man, Hunter x Hunter, and more.

Due to Death Parade’s popularity, Madhouse announced a second season in 2016. Season 2 remains in development, and there have been many theories why season 2 has not been released yet.

For one, Madhouse might be struggling with the lack of content for season 2. Unlike other anime series that are often based on books and manga, Death Parade is based only on a short film produced by Tachikawa.

If they create a follow-up season, they have to draft an entirely new plotline to coincide with season 1’s ending since an actual source material isn’t available.

Death Parade Season 2 Plot

To give you a better context, let’s go back to the events in season one. Death Parade introduces us to the complex world of the afterlife, where people are sent to one of many mysterious bars after they die.

The bars are run by bartenders serving as Arbiters. They force dead people to participate in Death Games to decide whether they will be reincarnated or sent to the void.

The story centers around Decim, a bartender and Arbiter of Quindecim. Decim started developing human emotions after he meets a meddlesome black-haired woman named Chiyuki.

After a series of events, Decim decided to reincarnate Chiyuki. The two eventually departed as Chiyuki assumes a new life while Decim remains in the bar, ready to welcome new souls.

While the plot details for season 2 remain unknown, Madhouse can always explore Decim’s back story to build his character more. It’s also interesting to see how Decim’s behavior as an Arbiter will change following the emotional encounter with Chiyuki.

There’s also the possibility of sending Chiyuki back to the afterlife once her newly incarnated life perishes. If that happens, will she recognize Decim?

Death Parade Season2 Trailer

There is no official announcement is yet received from the makers

Where to Watch the Death Parade Series?

Oh, yes! The show is available on your favorite streaming platform. The series Death Parade is now on Netflix but only in some specific countries.

Vishal Panwar
Vishal Panwar
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