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Is Dead Mount Death Play the next hit of the spring 2023 anime season?

Apr 12, 2023 01:48 AM IST

Dead Mount Death Play anime is a reverse isekai where a corpse god necromancer switches bodies with a high school boy, based on a manga by Narita and Fujimoto.

Dead Mount Death Play, based on the manga written by Ryohgo Narita and Shinta Fujimoto is a reverse isekai anime that follows the story of a corpse god necromancer who uses reincarnation magic to switch bodies with a Japanese high school boy named Polka. Polka awakens feeling different, with access to some of the memories of his new body, but struggling with other memories that do not come through clearly.

Dead Mount Death Play, based on the manga written by Ryohgo Narita and Shinta Fujimoto is a reverse isekai anime that follows the story of a corpse god necromancer who uses reincarnation magic to switch bodies with a Japanese high school boy named Polka.(Geek Toys)
Dead Mount Death Play, based on the manga written by Ryohgo Narita and Shinta Fujimoto is a reverse isekai anime that follows the story of a corpse god necromancer who uses reincarnation magic to switch bodies with a Japanese high school boy named Polka.(Geek Toys)

Edgy, over-the-top, and ultraviolent: The perfect watch for campy action-horror fans

The show's characters are edgy, over-the-top, and ultraviolent, making it a great watch for those who enjoy campy action-horror anime. Although the first episode can be a bit confusing, viewers will quickly be drawn in by the story's high stakes and unique take on the genre. The post-credits scene gives a good indication of the potential for humour in the show, adding a layer of levity to the otherwise serious tone. (Also Read: Hell's Paradise, Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen: The dark side of Shonen anime)

Is Dead Mount Death Play just a gimmick? Exploring the potential of the corpse god's character arc

One potential concern is that the premiere episode focuses solely on establishing the subversive premise, without developing any characters or plot threads that are worth caring about. However, there is hope that the Corpse God's character will have a nuanced arc that will keep viewers invested in the story. The necromancer's desire to "live a peaceful life" is a good starting point, and it will be interesting to see how this motive evolves as the story progresses.

Overall, Dead Mount Death Play is a much-needed injection of creativity and excitement in the Spring 2023 season. The show's mix of comedic and serious elements, along with its unique premise and characters, make it stand out from other isekai anime. While it remains to be seen whether the show can deliver on its promise, there is no denying that it has the potential to be a hit among anime fans.

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