Death Parade was chock full of tense moments, suspenseful judgements, and plenty of tragic backstories, so when episode 7 came along with the cast drinking wine, complaining about work, and enjoying a sandwich like normal people, I was thankful for the breather…
And, as it turns out, this episode became one of my favorites from the series, if only because we got a real glimpse into our main cast of characters during an off day. Which is why, for our fifth day of the 12 Days of Anime, we’ll be taking at look at this episode of Death Parade and its delicious roast beef sandwiches.
In this episode, Decim goes out for groceries, comes back to the bar, and proceeds to make up a bit of lunch for himself and his amnesiac charge. He roasts some beef on a bed of vegetables and cuts into a loaf of fresh bread, before Chiyuki asks Decim to “let me make it for once”. She finishes off making the sandwiches, which Decim enjoys in the most deadpan way ever.
It’s a quiet but revealing episode, both for the world the arbiters live in, as well as for our main characters. But, I guess what I liked about it was that such revelations didn’t have to be forced out via some random death game. Maybe it’s easier to get to know someone over a sandwich than through the infliction of emotional and physical pain… But, what do I know? I’m just a self-serving, emotional human.
What’s your favorite type of sandwich?
What would your drink order be at Quin Decim?
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