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Death Parade Ep. 5 – “Death March” (Summary)

The black haired woman wakes up from a recurring dream about a story of a boy and a girl. After she gets up, she immediately readies herself to assist Decim who, at that time, is changing the roulette per Nona’s instructions. She is surprised to see the panel with the picture of the girl in her dreams. Right then, the elevators open, and a man comes out first, followed by a young boy. The two take their seats, and Decim immediately asks the two if they remember anything before arriving at the bar. The man seems to have some memories of the place and Decim, while the boy has no clue at all. As the man takes a sip of his beer, he instantly remembers everything about the bartender and Quindecim. He takes hostage of the boy and threatens the arbiter, but Decim quickly binds the man. But the boy takes his chance when Decim is distracted and he puts the black haired woman to sleep.

Decim: “I have respect for people who lived a fulfilled life. Moreover, her behavior and opinions are fresh…and I find her fascinating.” ©Madhouse

Decim gets a clear idea of the situation as the boy transforms and reveals his original form. It turns out that he is also an arbiter named Ginty. He asks Decim why he hasn’t passed the judgment on the woman yet, and Decim informs him that he couldn’t do it the first time she appeared at the bar since she knew from the start that she was already dead. Ginty continues to lash out at the stone-faced arbiter, who admits that he finds the woman fascinating. Nona then appears, together with Clavis, after she played billiards with Oculus. Nona stops Ginty and reveals that the “guests” are part of Quin’s memory test for Decim, who failed to notice the peculiar situation with the guests. Clavis takes the body of the man which is actually just a dummy before leaving with Ginty. Nona also gives a brief lecture to Decim before returning to her abode. Once the three are gone, Decim carries the black haired woman back to her room, where she continues to dream about the boy and the girl. The boy’s name is revealed as Jimmy, and the girl is called Chavvot, and the two of them are shown on the cover of the book that Nona is reading.

Narrator: “His mom told him that the girl’s name was Chavvot. As Jimmy drank his hot cocoa, he kept repeating ‘Chavvot’ again and again. Someday, I’ll convey my feelings to her.” ©Madhouse

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 .

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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