Now that I think of it, one of the problems Platinum End may be having is the need to stretch out to 24 episodes. Maybe all the events in the anime are in fact in the manga, and they might be amazing there, but I find myself frequently wishing the plot would get on with it or wondering why we even had to go through a lot of stuff.
Like the whole arena scene still feels just a bit superfluous and needed to me. I feel like it took away from the story more than it added to it. And I’m pretty ready to leave this pretty boy arc behind as well.
This is not to say that episode 10 was all bad. I personally don’t care much for Hajime ut maybe someone out there does. He’s just not the type of character I usually sympathize with very well. But when examined individually, I think a lot of moments worked in this week’s Platinum End.
For instance, Mirai and Mukaido just flying around the hall of mirrors, desperately trying to come up with a solution to a deadly problem while slowly running out of time. This was genuinely suspenseful in my opinion. Having the thinking clock in this case be the fact that they will run out of energy or dehydrate was a nice touch. It adds this self-imposed element. In a different show, this could have been a pretty epic scene.
But Metropoliman just up and left because reasons and definitely not plot convenience and Hajime is very difficult to take seriously as a threat so already that kneecaps a lot of the suspense.
Then you have the Saki side of it. And you know, I started out rolling my eyes since she seemed to have basically regressed right back to that dull character she was and was taking Revel down with her bu they did this cute little twist. I actually liked the scene of Revel becoming the Angel of Emotion, complete with a tada moment for Saki and her new wings. It was very silly. It didn’t seem to make much sense. But it was funny so I liked it.
I was a bit underwhelmed by God though. This is the character that is the cause of all this trouble and also the potential solution and all we get is a vague reflection in a gold bubble… Even Revel and Saki weren’t all that impressed and took in God’s almighty presence really casually. I think that if a pizza delivery person had suddenly shown up because they got the wrong address or something, it would have created a bigger reaction in those two.
But other than that, I liked it. And I liked how Saki saved the day and her attempt at seduction. I hope the character stays this way. Her outfit is odd though. The proportions aren’t always very good and her breastplate is just ridiculously shiny. I had a less tactful post title at first!
- Platinum End ep 1 – A Messy Start
- Platinum End ep 2- With Great Power
- Platinum End ep 3- Amore
- Platinum End ep 4- How Blasé
- Platinum End ep 5- Everybody Hates Metropoliman
- Platinum End ep 6- Another Fakeout
- Platinum End ep 7- Saki Saves the Day
- Platinum End ep 8- Emotional Baggage
- Platinum End ep 9- Ridiculous