This one surprised me, and it will probably leave you confused as well. Platinum End Episode 14 was groundbreaking, but only because it was actually good. Let’s get to the review!
Platinum End Episode 14 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 thirteenth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 14 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 14 Review- How Was It This Good?
This show confuses the hell out of me. I don’t believe that there has ever been an anime as inconsistent as this one. How is it that one week, you tune into Platinum End, and you get welcomed with the most abhorrent and worthless pile of nonsense that has ever existed? Then the very next episode turns out to be a great one with a ton of good plot development and consequences for actions? The show has two directors. Are they taking turns directing the episodes to see what comes out? Is it the manga? What is it that the show wants to do?
Before talking about this episode, let’s address a couple of points that we couldn’t last time due to the spoiler warning. The show doesn’t hesitate in featuring anything, including the incestual relationship between Kanade and his sister. As if the show and Kanade weren’t already disgusting enough. The addition of the premier law enforcement agencies at this point of the story also seems a little weird, but it makes sense that Mirai and the gang’s stupid actions would result in this kind of attention.
Platinum End Episode 14 saw the fight between Mirai and Kanade end, and the ending was significantly better than what the confrontation had been so far. It also gave an explanation for why Metroploiman was acting so weird, and it made sense within the confines of the show’s plot. Mirai did something no one ever expected him to do- actually use his brains for once. The battle ended predictably, but what came after that was truly surprising.
The show has seemingly shifted from Metropoliman vs everyone else to an entirely new villain vs the people who still remain. This meant that people died, and many arcs of the show came to an end. While I wouldn’t call any of it sudden or unearned, those who thought that it was beyond the show to do something this bold were in for a rude awakening. I, for one, am intrigued by the events of Platinum End Episode 14, which can only be a good thing.
The episode was also very emotional and tugged on a couple of heartstrings as it ended. It involved one of the best characters in the show and how their life after the confrontation came to be, and it certainly was a satisfactory conclusion. It feels nice to see that all that setup wasn’t wasted, and the show did something with its problems for once. If only we could have this kind of goodness every episode, instead of the one per 10 episodes thing the show has got going on.
I’m seemingly not done praising the show yet, as Platinum End Episode 14 was also the best-animated episode of the show, by far. The close-ups that Platinum End seems to adore looked crisp and detailed, and the action was smooth. The show has never exactly had bad animation, but this was the first time it was truly great. Combine them with the always great soundtrack, and you have a fantastic episode from the show we all love to hate. I am still surprised by how this happened.
Platinum End Episode 14 was surprisingly great. The arc came to a satisfying conclusion, there were very few stupid progressions, and the sound and animation were all top-class. Please do more like this one, Mr Takahasi and Kise.
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