Released Year : March 2, 2013 to ????
No of Episodes : 1
Genre : Game,Psychological
Plot : An old and a young man find themselves in a mysterious bar where they have to play a game of billiard. The bet: their lives. (Source: ANN)
Our Review : Now that is a single pearl, easy to miss and likely to be underrated.
Madhouse studios must be mad.
A short story of life and death, a story of human life and the illusion of equality. Could it be possible to compress into 25 minutes? Well, it seems it was.
On artistic-wise, visuals were appealing, if not gorgeous. Such details and great work for such a short story, with all the detailed background visuals were something that multiplied the joy.
For a one shot special anime, it would not be fair to judge characters, yet they were not half-baked personages either.
Death Pool (or Death Billards for that matter) uses its visuals perfectly to tell the back story of the characters and their emotions. No need for long speeches and introductions.
Overall, a rare pearl to enjoy.