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Death Parade Ep. 12 – “Suicide Tour” (Summary)

“I…can’t press it. Everyone…has feelings for someone. I know that…but even if they have nothing to do with me, somewhere, there is definitely someone else who cherishes them.” ©Madhouse

After receiving the memories of Chiyuki that he requested, Decim takes her to the lowest level which is usually off-limits for the guests. There, he brings Chiyuki back to her house where she meets her mother who is still grieving for her loss. A surge of emotions overwhelms her, and Decim gives her the opportunity to be brought back to life in an instant in exchange for someone else’s life. As she is about to press the button, she suddenly remembers the people she met in Quindecim and she realizes how all of them cherish someone in their lives. She turns down his offer as she looks at her mom and apologizes to her even though her mother cannot see or hear her. That instance, Decim clutches his chest as he finally understands what sorrow is. As Chiyuki changes her mind and asks him to press the button himself, the background breaks into pieces and reveals the lowest floor of the tower where dummies are piled up. Decim apologizes to her and informs her that he just made up everything as part of his judgment as an arbiter.

DECIM: “It hurts. This…is sorrow, right? I just…wanted to know you better. To understand you better.” ©Madhouse

The two of them have no idea that they are being watched by Nona and Oculus who are both surprised by how the situation turns out. Oculus insists that arbiters should not have emotions as this will only get in their way of judging. Nona thinks otherwise, but he doesn’t press on the matter any further.

OCULUS: “Four. Arbiters may not work hand in hand with life…for that will ruin them.” ©Madhouse

Decim apologizes to Chiyuki once more and she embraces him as they both cry their hearts out. Before the elevator to Quindecim closes, Chiyuki sheds tears when Decim flashes her a genuine smile as he reminisces his memories of her. He bids farewell to her as she is sent to reincarnation.

“Farewell.” ©Madhouse

As the episode concludes, two new guests arrive at Quindecim where they are welcomed by the bartender. Decim smiles at them as a dummy of Chiyuki is shown seated beside him.

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