There are a question among the Death Parade fans: “will there ever be Death Parade Season 2?”
Death Parade is a anime series created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa by the production of Madhouse. Unlike any other anime series that are based from a manga or any other books, the Death Parade series was originally spawned from a short film, Death Billiards, which as also produced by Madhouse for the Young Animator Training Project’s Anime Mirai 2013 and released on March 2013.
The series then aired in Japan between January and March 2015. It is licensed in North America by Funimation and United Kingdom by Anime Limited, the latter of which was eventually cancelled. The series was obtained by Madman Entertainment for digital distribution in Australia and New Zealand.
Death Parade Season 1: A Quick Recap
Let’s take a quick recap of Death Parade Season 1’s plot.
The story of Death Parade tells us that whenever someone dies, they will be sent to one of many mysterious bars run by bartenders serving as arbiters inside a tower in the afterlife. There, they must compete in Death Games with their souls on the line. The results of which reveal what secrets led them to their situation and what their fate will be afterwards, with the arbiters judging if their souls will either be sent for reincarnation or banished to the void. The series tells you a story about Decim, a lone bartender of the bar where people who died at the same time are sent to the Quindecim Bar.
Death Parade Season 2 Release Date
Sadly, there has been no recent development on Death Parade Season 2 as its release date still remains unknown. But, Madhouse didn’t give out announcement saying that it’s canceling the popular anime series either, so fans can still keep their hopes high.
Due to Death Parade‘s popularity, Madhouse (Highschool of The Dead & Alderamin on the Sky) has announced the Death Parade Season 2 back in 2016. The new season remains in development, and there have been many theories why the Death Parade Season 2 is not released yet.
One, Madhouse (Overlord, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Diamond no Ace & All Out) might be struggling with the lack of content for Death Parade Season 2. Unlike any other anime series that are often based on books and manga, Death Parade is based only on a short film. If they are about to create a follow-up season, they have to make a draft of an entirely new storyline to coincide with the previous season-ending since an actual source is not available.
To others, it was not surprising for Death Parade to be a massive hit since Madhouse is also known for creating large anime hits such as Death Note, One Punch Man, Hunter x Hunter, and more. This fact alone makes fans around the world have high expectations towards Death Parade and its second season.
What is The Possible Plot of Death Parade Season 2?
In season 1, Decim started to develop human emotions after he met Chiyuki. After a series of events, Decim decided to reincarnate Chiyuki. The two eventually departed as Chiyuki assumes a new life while Decim remains the bar, welcoming new souls.
While the plot details for Season 2 remains unknown, Madhouse can always explore Decim’s back story to build his character even more. It will also be interesting to see how Decim’s behavior as an Arbiter will change as he’s starting to have emotions towards Chiyuki.
There is also a possibility of sending Chiyuki back to the afterlife once her newly incarnated life perish. When that happened, will she recognize Decim? These plots can be interesting for some fans that have been eagerly waiting for Death Parade Season 2.