I will admit that there was one thing I liked about this week’s Platinum End. I’m not going to tell you what that one thing is though. At least not right away. I want you to stick around and maybe click on this post.

I feel like I’m improving at this blogging thing in the wrong direction. Getting better at clickbait and padding out posts is probably not the way I actually want to go. I guess beggars can’t be choosers. Ooohhh that’s a good post title. Maybe next week!

You might notice that there are fewer screencaps than usual this week. That’s because this was not a very visually interesting episode. There wasn’t anything wrong with it. I mean it looked like any other Platinum End episode for what that’s worth, but there wasn’t much variation this week. All the action took place in a single spot at the same time of day and between the same set of characters. As such, all my screencaps ended up looking the same.

I think that sort of described the episode as a whole. More of the same.

But I did say I liked one thing. I liked the switcheroo of shooting the virus with the white arrow. I didn’t see it coming but I thought it was pretty smart. We can argue about whether viruses are actually alive or not but I think it still makes sense within the rules Platinum End has set up. I thought that was a pretty good gotcha moment.

Unfortunately, the whole virus premise kinda sucked, to begin with, and the rest of the episode rendered that one moment moot. Still, you gotta hold on to the little victories. For instance, even though Saki’s one action was ultimately useless and just ended u getting someone killed, at least she did something. Hooray for that…

Towards the end of the episode, Mirai decides to explain his plan to Metropoliman in the middle of battle, as one does, and it’s this silly little thing about shooting him with a red arrow and handing him over to the police. Now if I remember correctly, red arrows last 33 days, which will hardly be enough for him to get a court date, let alone actually get sentenced. And even if he did so what. In about a month Metropoliman is going to get all his powers back along with his free will. How long will a jail cell hold him then?

What Mirai’s little plan would actually accomplish is the brutal murder of several law enforcement officers. And maybe that’s what he’s going for. Maybe the big twist is that Mirai is a gutless anarchist and h’s actively been trying to plunge society into chaos but doesn’t want to get his hands dirty. I mean, Mirai knows the red arrows wear off, he was shot by Saki and waited for the effect to disappear.

That’s actually not what I wanted to talk about. In response to this, Metropoliman scoffs and instead of explaining what I just did (because it would have made too much sense), he mocks Mirai asking -What are you going to reveal angels to the police, whos going to believe you?

Except, Metropoliman already revealed the presence of angels. They’ve been flying around on national news for months now. Everyone knows this. Maybe not the details but certainly the fact that super-powered humans exist and have appeared. And the fact that there have been a series of unexplainable deaths in the past few months. I don’t see why it would be a stretch for Mirai to just fly in, say look, that’s Metropoliman, you saw him murder a small child on a jumbo screen. He’s been killing a lot of folks lately. I’m not saying it’s the best plan but the way this story is going, getting police to believe in supernatural happenings really isn’t the issue.

My point here is if the main antagonist of the series can’t be bothered to pay attention to and remember the events of the story, why should I?

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2 thoughts

  1. So what’s everyone’s take on roches? Metropoliman should shoot one (by accident) with a red arrow. That would be hilarious. And then he tries to kill it for a slapstick episode (he fails and ends up accepting a pet, taking a tsundere attitude towards it). That’s my contribution this week. (I really should drop this show.)

    1. I don’t know, you just wrote the best episode of the show so far. It’s obviously a great source of inspiration!

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