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Death Parade Ep. 4 – “Death Arcade” (Summary)

Two strangers find themselves in Quindecim without their memories before they ended up in the bar. Convinced that it is just a TV show with hidden cameras, TV celebrity Misaki Tachibana directs the young man named Yousuke Tateishi to act accordingly. They play an arcade game and their characters represent themselves. Misaki loses in the first round, where bits of her memories when she was abused by her partners flash into her mind. She persuades Yousuke to let her win the second round, and during that time, Decim introduces a new device which causes Yousuke’s joystick to conk out, enabling Misaki to prevail in the second game.

“It is suited to creating extreme conditions. Unless we see into the darkness of the soul, we cannot pass judgment.” ©Madhouse

That instant, Yousuke regains his memories which show how he lived his life following the divorce of his parents. His father introduced him to his new stepmother, but even so, he continued living in depression and solitude, refusing to accept his stepmom’s genuine efforts to get close to him. He realizes that the two of them are not in a TV show, contrary to what Misaki thought at first.

“No way…Did I do that? How could I? I’m sorry…I didn’t mean to…” ©Madhouse

The final round of the arcade commences, and when Misaki’s joystick malfunctions, she suddenly turns violent and knocks Yousuke unconscious, afraid that she would die if she lost the game. She immediately regrets her actions, but Decim forces her to continue playing. Just before completely defeating Yousuke’s character in the game, the young man wakes up and the two of them continue to earnestly play, and the final round concludes with a draw. Right then, they both realize that they are already dead; Yousuke committed suicide while Misaki was strangled by her upset manager because of her maltreatment .


When Decim confirms their deaths, Misaki bursts out in mixed emotions until she pleads the arbiter to return her to her children, as she was only about to start her happiness with them. Yousuke, on the other hand, questions himself why he committed suicide, and he is overcome with regret as well for not granting his stepmother’s request to call her “Mama”. Decim consoles the two and sends them off to their destinations afterwards—Misaki in the void and Yousuke in the afterlife for his soul’s transmigration.

Misaki: “I was about to be happy, together with my children…” Yousuke: “Why…Why did I…commit suicide?” ©Madhouse

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 4 – “Deeper Layers” (Summary)

The fourth chapter is filled with action scenes as the whole episode takes place in Cochlea, a secret detention center that confines ghouls rated C through SS. The Aogiri members attack the facility to free the other ghouls, alerting Amon and Akira who are at the internment center that time to obtain information from Donato Porpora about Aogiri’s plans. Failing to attain any data from Donato, the two investigators join the security members in fighting the enemies, but Akira ends up being bitten on her leg by Naki.

Donato Porpora was Koutarou Amon’s foster father in a Catholic orphanage. ©Pierrot

Shinohara arrives at Cochlea and immediately sets into action as he encounters Ayato Kirishima, who recognizes his father’s kakuja from Shinohara’s Arata proto. Suzuya, on the other hand, easily wipes out a number of ghouls before facing his former classmates from the CCG Academy, Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa.

“You know what? I’ve long wondered if one of a set of twins dies, what happens to the other one?” ©Pierrot

Meanwhile, Kaneki releases Shachi, and the latter instantly picks up the scent of Rize from Kaneki. The two engage in a battle, but with Shachi’s speed and dexterity in martial arts, he easily hurls Kaneki down. Eto appears and asks Shachi if he wants to see Rize as she addresses him as Mr. Kamishiro.


Before the episode comes to its conclusion, the scene shows Kaneki in a room full of skulls and bones, and as he mutters to himself about protecting Anteiku, Touka and Hide, he unleashes his kakuja for the first time.