On January 11th, 2015, the official twitter account for MADHOUSE’s Death Parade anime released two key animation videos for the first episode, Seven Darts. Both scenes feature Takashi, the husband from the first episode, with Decim visible in the background of one of them.

Recently, MADHOUSE staff counted down to the premier with a variety of sketches.

Death Parade is based off of one of 2013’s Young Animator Training Project’s, known as Anime Mirai as of 2013, short movies, Death Billiards. It aired on Nippon TV on Japan. Madhouse (No Game No Life, Hunter x Hunter 2011) is be responsible for the anime production. Yuzuru Tachikawa (Bleach, Steins;Gate, Zankyou no Terror) returned as the director, scriptwriter and original creator for the anime.

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Death Parade synopsis from Haruhichan:

After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Queen Decim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to the Death Game, wherein they wager their lives and reveal their true natures. Decim himself is the ultimate arbitrator of who wins and who loses, who lives and who dies.

Source: Official Twitter Account, Official Website