YEAHHH DEATH PARADE. I really wanted to write about this show, but I only had so much time before preview week, so I settled on a review that also includes the major thematic breakdown stuff I wanted to hit. Plus I get to talk about craft, in both aesthetics and the way the show juggles genre structure. And also about the crazy contradiction at the heart of the show’s goals – demonstrating the impossibility of judgment through vignettes that imply people are more than vignettes. It’s a neat trick! Death Parade is an excellent show, and I have sky-high hopes for its director. It’s not a Kyousogiga-level debut, but it’s not that far off, either.