I actually disliked the show first, but it gradually grew on me the more it developed. It's difficult for me to compare with Shirobako because that show holds a special place in my heart (l loved the last episode) and they're pretty much apples and oranges, but after watching the most recent episode of Death Parade I had the strong urge to recommend it above all else.
You implicitly calling it better than Shirobako certainly gained my attention. So I made a point to download and watch the first episode of Death Parade earlier today.
The first episode flowed well, the dart game was both horrific and a stroke of creativity genius, and the whole scenario in the first episode was pretty engaging.
I still would put Shirobako first out of the anime shows I'm watching right now, but Death Parade's 1st episode was a very strong start. I'll probably check out more episodes throughout the days to come.
If you're talking about the currently airing Exodus specifically, I'm not actually watching it since it's apparently a direct sequel to the 2004 TV series and 2010 film which I haven't seen. I did watch the first episode of the 2004 TV series a while back just before Exodus starting airing and I thought it was pretty good if a little overly dramatic to the point of narm at times (in direct contrast to Majestic Prince), but I ultimately never bothered to fully take it up. I do remember there being a fair bit of this. You have to see it to understand.
Thanks for the answer/info. I was planning to pick it up if it was connected to Majestic Prince. But as is, I'll wait to see if any of my anime-watching friends here on AS thinks it's worth checking out. Speaking of which, do you like it?
Quick question - Do you know if Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Exodus has any connection to Majestic Prince? I did a Google image search on the former, and the artstyle and character designs look straight out of Majestic Prince. Is this in fact some sort of sequel to Majestic Prince? Or are they two totally unrelated shows that just happen to have pretty much identical art-styles and similar character designs?
I'm glad you and Kona were able to work things out. I posted something on the Community Awards Group that you might want to check out once you have time to.
About Little Busters! EX, since Kona brought it up here on your wall - I definitely get why you wouldn't want some throwaway OVAs (Akuma no Riddle's recent one comes to mind) to be up for the award, but you should know that LB! EX did in fact adapt some extra romance routes that LB! "proper" never got to. In other words, LB! EX was *not* "filler", even going by a loose definition of the term.
Mind you, it's probably too late in the game to change anything now, but it might be worth considering for how we approach, say, future VN adaptations.