Maybe you would have been safe if you made out like Mieruko Chan and ignored the angel, eh Mirai? Platinum End Episode 3 reveals a lot about the main character, and I wouldn’t call any of that good. Let’s find out what happened in this review!
Platinum End Episode 3 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 second episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 3 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 3 Review- Plot and Characters
You can call Platinum End many things, but uninteresting isn’t one of them. The show definitely knows how to keep its plot fresh and refreshing, even if that comes at the cost of its characters. I wouldn’t call the content of Platinum End Episode 3 great when compared to its much more competent first two episodes, but I wouldn’t exactly call it bad either. Somewhere between those two is a fine line of mediocrity that this episode operates within.
First of all, even though this review is spoiler-free, I can’t talk about a single thing in this episode unless this is out there. The angel that jumpscared Mirai at the end of Episode 2 wasn’t Metropoliman’s. It actually belonged to Saki, Mirai’s crush and a generally miserable creature. With this revelation, the show jumps from its heights straight into the realm of nonsense and exposes the main character Mirai for who he is- a simp.
Now, whatever meaning the word “simp” has in the current world aside, it started out as the short form of “simpleton”, which is the perfect word to describe Mirai. He is quite the nincompoop, and I don’t even need to compare him to better protagonists to say that. His actions in this episode alone are enough to call all of his future decisions into question. It would be fine if he said dumb stuff while under the influence of love and the red arrow, but continuing to be dumb once the influence has worn off is a special kind of stupid.
Mirai makes a decision towards the end of the episode, which was so monumentally nonsensical that I don’t think he deserves to be a God candidate anymore. Most anime shows have no idea how to portray love effectively, and I believe Platinum End Episode 3 is no different. Love brings an interesting caveat in the show, however. It makes things more interesting in the longer run, even if it caused this episode to suffer due to a bad introduction.
Apart from the romantic situation, the other plot elements were still great, including whatever was going on with Metropoliman. I hoped that he would have been the one who goes to Mirai’s school because Saki is an uninteresting and lifeless character so far, while the inner workings of Metropoliman are very fun to watch. I know Saki did just try to commit suicide for her to be this gloomy, but so did every other God candidate. They aren’t all moping around still, are they?
However, Platinum End Episode 3 proved that the show still knows how to write hooks for the next episode at the end of the day. An intriguing and noteworthy incident happened at the end of this episode, which lifted my mood and raised my expectations for this show again. The foundations are still solid, and even if this episode wasn’t all that, it doesn’t mean that the rest will be the same.
Platinum End Episode 3 Review- Art and Music
Platinum End also had an off day in the animation department, it seems, as this episode was a lot rougher than the previous two. For better or for worse, this show reminds me a lot of mid-2000’s anime, which includes the sometimes janky animation. Of all the things to borrow from the past and bring to the future, animation quality shouldn’t be one of them. The music was just as good still, however, and the opening is still the best this season. Does anybody know when the full version is coming out?
Platinum End Episode 3 stumbled in its latest offering and struggled to put its best foot forward. It still landed fine and without much loss, other than the main character’s dignity. C’est la vie.
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