Platinum End Episode 24 Review: We Desire Death

It’s finally time to see the end of Platinum End, with Platinum End Episode 24. We’ve met God already, and all that remains is to see what he chooses to do. Let’s get right to the review and see for ourselves!

Platinum End Episode 24 Overview

Platinum End Titlecard

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 twenty-third episode, you can do so right here!

– Platinum End Episode 24 Review does not contain any spoilers –

Platinum End Episode 24 Review- Death Comes To Everyone

Mirai Saki Platinum End Episode 24

So this is it. The “Big One”. The one everyone was worried about and what everyone thought would ruin the series. An ending so bad that it would put Death Note Episodes 28-35 to shame. This is an ending that manga readers have warned people about since the series began. Let’s address this first- I am surprised that people thought the series had something left to “ruin”. It was absolute garbage from the start, only watchable for “so bad, it’s good” reasons. No ending could be bad enough to ruin a show that had nothing to ruin, to begin with. Secondly, the ending wasn’t even bad.

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The show knew exactly what it was doing with this ending, and it got the reaction that it desired. Philosophy was the show’s modus operandi from the start, and it makes sense that it ended in such a manner if you think about it that way. Again, the ending was “good” by the show’s low standards, and any competent show would and should have been crucified for only using four of its episodes to build up and ending despite having 24, but this is Platinum End, and we all know not to expect many things from it now.

Gaku Yoneda Platinum End Episode 24

Yes, the ending might have felt like it came too early despite the show having 24 episodes, it might not have answered all the questions that the show had put up since the start making it an incomplete story, spent an inordinate amount of time on characters that we know little about like Gaku and Yuki, spent too little time with the God and angels despite them being a completed entity for the first time in the series, and looked like absolute garbage at some times. Wait, was this actually good? I might have convinced myself otherwise.

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The Platinum End Final Episode also did its past extremely dirty, mostly concerning just one character- Nasse. Platinum End told us that she was special, had some secrets of her own, and had a bigger part to play in the story. In the end, it all came to nothing as the show addressed her past with one line and left it at that, that singular line not making any sense. Combining that with the pushing of a singular narrative related to God and the godawful animation tricks used for Nakaumi’s version of the deity looking atrocious made for an episode that had a lot to complain about.

However, The ending of Saki and Mirai’s tale was highly satisfying, to a level no one could have imagined from the show. The other characters were also treated well, and we got to spend some time just staring at a somewhat happy ending after all the chaos that has ensued in the past. The ending also made sense based on just who the show decided to make a God in the first place, and honestly, I expected it to be much worse than it was. Awful philosophy aside, I liked what happened at the end.

Verdict

Platinum End Episode 24 wasn’t as bad as it could have been and was quite good at points. However, this ending would not work for many people, which makes sense given what it was. However, this writer didn’t mind it. It was leagues above some of what this show had already put out.

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Platinum End Episode 24 wasn't as bad as it could have been and was quite good at points. However, this ending would not work for many people, which makes sense given what it was. However, this writer didn't mind it. It was leagues above some of what this show had already put out.

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Platinum End Episode 24 Review: We Desire DeathPlatinum End Episode 24 wasn't as bad as it could have been and was quite good at points. However, this ending would not work for many people, which makes sense given what it was. However, this writer didn't mind it. It was leagues above some of what this show had already put out.