Warning: Dead Mount Death Play episode 1 content revealed is an Isekai anime that premiered on Crunchyrollbut everything about the series sets it apart from others that don’t innovate or even try to set themselves apart in this now oversaturated genre.
In volume one of the series based on the manga by writer Ryohgo Narita and illustrator Shinta Fujimoto, the villainous Corpse God reincarnates from a terrifying skeleton form in a fantasy world into a humanoid boy named is Polka Shinoyama living in modern times. As Polka, the God of Corpses can still cast the same spell he used before and the hero who forced him to reincarnate, the Calamity Crusher, is being set up to have the ability. Follow him into this new world.
Dead Mount Death Play brings an imaginary character into the real world
Dead Mount Death Play can basically be understood as part of a growing trend of reverse Isekai. If this were a more traditional isekai anime, then the Calamity Crusher hero would be the main character and start in the modern world as Polka was originally portrayed. This hero will then reincarnate as his true self at the beginning of the series (The Calamity Crusher) and use the incredible powers his character uses against the Gods of the Dead. die. But, instead, the villain is the protagonist and is taken out of the world where the hero usually reincarnates and is reincarnated in a place where the story usually begins.
The fact that Corpse God is still an overwhelming necromancer in the “real” world is also a novelty. Aside from the fact that the villain is still a “hero” and hasn’t been killed by a stereotypical Isekai truck or followed other overused hilarious jokes, it would be more customary for the Walking Dead to start from scratch without power, forcing him to rely on Polka’s innate or even latent abilities. That’s because a major aspect of Isekai involves the hero learning or adapting to the new powers they are fortunate to have in their new world. But the Corpse God is basically the exact same version of himself as he was when he was in his home world except he was in a different body. Dead Mount Death Play explains this by implying that the God of the Dead still has the same soul as the villain logically concludes that the magic from his world comes from the soul, not the brain, allow it to manifest here.
One thing that also sets Dead Mount Death Play apart is the implication that the Calamity Crusher will follow the God of Corpses, connecting the two worlds and their respective events which are usually segregated in Isekai. In essence, the God of Corpses just teleports away from the Calamity Crusher, a phenomenon that somehow causes him to change his appearance.
Dead Mount Death Play is one of the best mysteries of the season
Dead Mount Death Play also completely leaves viewers guessing who actually reincarnated into Polka’s body. Fans who have never read the comics are clearly convinced that it is the Calamity Crusher, not only because of the previous precedent in the genre but also due to the fact that Polka espouses ideas that are often shared. shared by heroes, not villains. But viewers learn the truth when Calamity Crusher is still in the fantasy world as the Corpse God unleashes his true powers in the new world, which is aesthetically very similar to his original abilities. Of course, there is a question as to why Polka was assassinated before the undead reincarnated into his body, but that will be answered later.
Overall, Crunchyroll’s new reverse isekai anime, Death game on the mountain of deathis a breath of fresh air to a genre that has grown over-smug.
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