The relief from not having an episode only lasted for a week, as the biggest atrocity on anime this side of Ex-Arm is back with Platinum End Episode 13. What putrid unwatchable waste did the show spew this time around? Let’s find out in this review!
Platinum End Episode 13 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 twelfth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 13 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 13 Review- It’s Still The Same, For Better and For Worse
I hope for your sake and mine that you didn’t miss the show when it was postponed due to the new year. I believe we had all collectively earned a break from the suffering and blatant nonsense that we are subjected to each week, but seeing how this year has been already, maybe an anime to laugh at would have been an apt start to the year. In any case, Platinum End is back and just as pretentiously awful as it always has been.
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We begin by Mirai agreeing to a one on one battle with Kanade or Metropoliman. Despite being swindled and outsmarted by the guy more than a couple of times now, Mirai insists on being the moron that he has established himself to be and thinks that Kanade would follow the same set of rules that Mirai does. While obviously stupid, at least his actions are in character with what we have learned about him. The same can not be said about Kanade.
Kanade gets a backstory in Platinum End Episode 13, which is awful. He was introduced as a smart character and has turned into a sorry excuse for a villain that I’m surprised he hasn’t been erratically stabbed by one of his subordinates or been figured out by the entire world. He is the worst kind of character, which is written to be smart but does every dumb move in the book, and all explanations for his actions are relegated to his ego or overconfidence.
Kanade is cartoonishly evil. Dr Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb was a more believable and threatening villain than him. Kanade’s motivations are awful, his philosophy on life even more so, and he would be laughed out of the building at Dr Doofenshmirtz’s Evil Convention. If he were facing anyone other than Mirai, the show wouldn’t have lasted 6 episodes, let alone 24. The only reason he is alive is that the showrunners want to replicate the magic between Light Yagami and L, and Mirai and Kanade couldn’t be farther from the Death Note duo.
The show is officially in its second half now, which is scarier than anyone realises. This means that the show can lose the one good thing it has got going for it any time soon, it’s opening song. That will truly be a sad day for every single person who watches the show. The music remains a high point of the show and does a lot of heavy lifting as it has to help take focus away from the awful scripting, characterisation, and animation. Platinum End Episode 13 wasn’t very good.
With Platinum End Episode 13, the show returned to form after a one week break. It is just a shame that the form signifies incompetence and worthlessness of the highest degree.
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