Death Parade’s opening has always been a bit odd to me. While its visuals seem to greatly represent the themes of the show and the ongoing relationship between the two main characters, Decim and Kurokami, musically it never really seemed to make much sense. Its bombastic and energetic horns matched with the vocals of Takaaki Shingyoji made for a song much more fitting of a show like Baccano or Durarara. I say all this to articulate that honestly, I do not care that much because this opening is awesome!
Rock and Disco is another combination of genres that sounds really good when you first hear it, and even better after each successive listen. Bradio really does a good job hear selling the idea of this opening as part of the show. The music, despite its contrast to the subject matter of Death Parade, really brings out the sillier side of the characters in the show.
The opening prominently features Decim and Kurokami going about a day at Quindecim, where literal life and death decisions are made, and yet, in the beginning, the two are shown just relaxing over a drink. The opening continues and we see the rest of the quirky cast, including Nona, Clavis, and Ginti all going crazy, including Ginti just straight up ripping his shirt off(more than likely because he’s made at Decim).
Overall, I do not think I could have Death Parades opening any other way. While many of the other characters do not get as developed as I would like, this bombastic opening will always leave me appreciating what we got.
Also, the band totally did a shot for shot remake of the opening and it’s actually hilarious:
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