This show certainly knows how to end its episodes with a literal bang. Platinum End Episode 20 was a fascinating episode for many reasons. Let’s figure out why in this review!
Platinum End Episode 20 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 was directed by Hideya Takahashi, who 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 nineteenth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 20 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 20 Review- Is There A God?
Did the chicken come first, or was it the egg? Did God come first, or did the humans? Is God just a figment of our imagination and not a real thing that exists? Is there life after death, and does it matter shat you do while you’re alive if there’s nothing to move on to? Is there a point to our existence, and would it matter if we die right now? Would we care, or would we just stop existing? It has taken the show this long to ask these questions finally, but I’m glad that it did, even though it comes as close to answering these questions as anyone ever has, which is not very.
We also saw Gaku get involved with the show as Platinum End revealed the final God candidate. He is a fascinating character with some wild yet interesting ideas, which are going to require some exploring to be fully understood. What sucks is that a character like him has only been introduced so late in the game, as he would have been a phenomenal foil to Mirai’s overly sentimental antics earlier on in the show. Now that Mirai’s role in the show has been severely reduced, the anticipation of this particular confrontation isn’t as high as it could have been,
The show’s take on the angels and Godhood is also weirdly awesome. It has played its cards pretty close to its chest, and things are finally unfurling and taking form. Angels have been the most intriguing part of the show all along, and whenever they take centre stage, the quality is always on the upswing. Like Mirai, Nasse has also been quietly stewing away in the background, and her involvement will surely be a good one.
Platinum End also absolutely despises kids, and it has since the show began. Not one kid introduced so far has met with a good fate, including the latest casualty, Susumu. He was a great wild card character who could have stuck around for a while more, so his death is weird, to say the least. However, since he was the one to publicise the existence of God candidates, it makes sense that he has been the only God character to die in a public setting so far.
The police officers are still fishy, although their involvement in Gaku’s past, as revealed in Platinum End Episode 20, was also great. Gaku’s flashback makes sense and gives a lot of weight to him as a character. The music in this show has always been great, but the OSTs on this particular outing were phenomenal. This is one soundtrack that deserves to be remembered, even though it might not be due to the nature and quality of the show. Go back and listen to it. You’ll find that it has and always will be this show’s greatest asset.
Platinum End Episode 20 was intriguing, fascinating, and highly captivating. The show has turned its fortune around in this arc, and it’s a shame that not many people are here to witness it these days.
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