I’m not going to lie to you guys, I’ve sort of checked out from Platinum End. Mirai had this big love speech or something in the latter half of the episode and 30 seconds after it was finished, I couldn’t have told you a single thing he said. And that was supposed to be the emotional high this week.
For me, the best part of Platinum End came when I realized that there were just two more episodes to go! Most of the other shows I’m watching have 3!
One thing I will say is that my notes are pretty awesome this week. In the sense that if someone was to read them out of context, I think they would have a good time with it. The first one simply says “Maybe God just doesn’t want to talk to you. Have you ever thought about that?”. I don’t think I will ever have a chance to use that line in real life and that makes me a little sad. My second line says “Humanity will bore itself to death, makes sense”. Which I think I had said a few times in real life. So yay!
I have a few other notes. Instead of listening to the professor’s spiel about the future and time and all that, I started writing down random theories that weren’t. But I wasn’t doing it on purpose. I thought I was paraphrasing what Yoneda was saying but then I realized that it wasn’t the same at all and I had just decided to go on a random theory that interested me more. Something about all points in time exists simultaneously but is perceived by humans in a linear way. So the secret to time travel would be to adjust our perception. Like time glasses or something. Now there’s a small chance Yoneda actually did say that and I insta forgot it because I did that a lot this week. But I think he started on the future not really existing and I just embellished from there. In any case, I’d watch the time perception show I might have made up.
There is one point that bugged me though. And I’m surprised I still care enough to be bugged. But considering everything the characters know about Yoneda. All his writing that Mirai expressly tells us he has read. And everything he’s done up until now. Even if they don’t know about the “experiments”, why would any of the other god candidates believe that he would leave any one of them alive? After all, as long as they are still god candidates they should still be considered an obstacle to Yoneda’s ideals.
Mirai is supposed to be a smart kid. Why would he buy that. And I know someone might tell me, he probably realized there was a strong chance Yoneda would kill them all but he still didn’t want to see Saki die so he had no choice. Ok, but then why go through that first part. Why make him renounce his claim of wanting to become god just to change the rules around right after. Was that just to waste everyone’s time? To make the public opinion of Mirai go down? Why? And who can blame a 15-year-old boy for choosing his girlfriend? Like duh…
Anyways, the episode ends and it looks like the main character is about to go down and here’s my view. I just don’t believe they’re going to kill off Mirai. I would say that I don’t think the show can pull it off but Platinum End has had no issue doing things it can’t pull off. So I’ll say that given what I’ve seen of the narrative so far, I simply don’t think that they would come up with something for two whole episodes if they kill off Mirai now. Something’s going to save him. Maybe an act of god. That would really refute a lot of Yoneda’s views and could actually be a fun little irony.
Personally, I hope that Saki goes berserk and hulks out, exploding her duct tape restrains into a beautiful rain of silver confetti and proceeding to Rambo her way through everyone, leaving a path of blood and destruction in her wake until only her and Mirai remain. At least, that’s my wish.
Actually, another interesting way to go would be to kill off Mirai next week, drag it out for the first act then the rest of the episode can be the aftermath and extermination of the remaining candidates. But then at the last second Yoneda betrays his partner. Then in the last episode, he’s living this ridiculously opulent existence as a god and it turns out he just wanted all the power for himself right from the start and is an egotistical bon vivant at heart who just never had the chance to really express it. The nihilistic misanthropy being just a fallback position that he was never particularly attached to.
For the record, I figure there’s a next to zero chance of either of these things happening. If I were to bet, I think Saki and Mirai have to end up together somehow. That isn’t satisfying but it is what the story has been clumsily leading to. So either fun time Yuri or depressive Shuuji have to be our next god. And although I think Yuri would definitely be more fun, Shuuji does have some interesting potential and I feel it’s likely that the author would choose the one character that’s still suicidal as the new God. It just seems more, for lack of a better word, edgy…
- 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
- Platinum End ep 10- She’s an Angel!
- Platinum End ep 11- In the Name of Love
- Platinum End ep 12- Baby’s First Philosophy Class
- Platinum End ep 13- Bad Guy is Bad
- Platinum End ep 14- Tedious
- Platinum End ep 15- Smart Kid
- Platinum End ep 16- The Cat’s Out of the Bag
- Platinum End ep 17- Angel of Death
- Platinum End ep 18- Playing God
- Platinum End ep 19- False Prophet
- Platinum End ep 20- Spiritless
- Platinum End ep 21- It’s Good We Didn’t Die