After a vile and frankly disgusting effort the last time around, maybe it is time to watch things from a different perspective in Platinum End Episode 10. It seems like the right time, so let’s get to it!
Platinum End Episode 10 Overview
Platinum End comes to us by the writers and creators of Death Note and Bakuman, Takeshi Obata and Tsugami Ohba. As if that wasn’t enough reason to get excited about this show, it is being directed by two prominent people in the anime industry. As it is a two-cour series, its first part is being directed by Hideya Takahashi, who has previously directed JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5. The second part is directed by Kazuchika Kise, the animation director behind Your Name and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The series is being produced by Studio Signal.MD, the studio behind several well-known anime such as Recovery of an MMO Junkie and Mars Red. If you’d like to catch up on our review of the ninth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 10 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 10 Review- Rethinking My Entire Stance On The Show
Some of us have made a mistake, and that includes me. Some would correctly state that the biggest mistake was watching this show in the first place, but that is neither here nor there. Many of us are going about watching the show in the wrong way, and that’s hurting the overall enjoyability of the show by a lot. Since we are at Platinum End Episode 10 right now, I figure it is time to address that and start looking at things in better ways. I believe that this will exponentially increase how much we like this show.
Here is the thing- the biggest mistake we made with this show was thinking it was ever going to be good in the first place. The show nearly had us all fooled, what with the directors of Evangelion and Jojo combining forces with the creators of Death Note. It started off with heavy tones of suicide, abuse, and striving to find one’s place in society as its major plot points. However, that was all a distraction from the show’s true calling- comedy.
When looked at through the right pair of eyes, Platinum End is freaking hilarious. Do you mean to tell me that Metropoliman isn’t the comic relief character of the show? That Mirai screaming “Mukaido-sannnnnn” in that voice doesn’t make you want to hold your stomach because it hurts to laugh more? That the entirety of Hajime’s time in the show hasn’t been the greatest comic moment of this entire season? I don’t believe you. This show is very obviously a comedy, and anyone who says otherwise is lying.
The show is at least somewhat self-aware of this, but its extent is difficult to ascertain. I’m just sad that it took me this long to give up on ever thinking this show will ever be good and getting on the “So bad, it is good” hype train instead. Now that I’m on here, however, I believe that it increases Platinum End Episode 10‘s enjoyability by quite a lot. To think that the straw that broke the camel’s back was Saki doing a cat pose before Hajime. Are you still arguing the comedy part, or have I convinced you yet?
In this manner, Platinum End Episode 10 was great! It was certainly a lot better than the last episode, where it was too disgusting to even laugh at. There was some prime material here, including Mirai and Mukaido’s dumb strategies, Kanade’s bare ass, and Saki performing cat poses when her friends’ life is in danger, as mentioned above. The show is funnier the more it tries to be serious, and there are plenty of those moments here for everyone to gawk at and laugh.
Overall, I enjoyed Platinum End Episode 10 in its own sick and over the top kind of manner. There were some good things here, including the somehow steadily improving animation in every episode and the ever so great opening theme. The story went through many hoops but turned out good in the end, and the character’s progressed in an acceptable direction. If that’s the best the show can do, it was a good try.
While Platinum End Episode 10 wasn’t good in a conventional way, it was still a blast watching it while making fun of every one of its aspects. If irony is what it takes for this show to actually be good, so be it.
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