The confrontation at the baseball stadium comes to an end and fizzles out as we should probably have expected. Platinum End Episode 5 doesn’t promise a lot but aspires to be a great watch nonetheless. Let’s see how it did!
Platinum End Episode 5 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 fourth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 5 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 5 Review- Plot and Characters
Let’s talk about just the first two minutes of this episode. Since they happened so early on, they can’t be construed as major spoilers, but here’s a warning anyway in case you are reading this before watching Platinum End Episode 5. I will be talking about the events of the first couple of minutes, so click away if that bothers you. All clear? Good. The way this episode started was perhaps the worst two minutes of the show so far.
The show left us with Mirai wanting to save the young girl caught in the crazy claws of Metropoliman, as we were left to wonder what would happen in the next episode. Anything that you imagined was wrong. First of all, the thing that infuriated me was that Mirai only decided to do something about Metropoliman literally torturing a little kid when Saki asked for someone to. How big of an idiot simp do you have to be to A- Not follow the one thing that you decided you were going to abide by, and B- Do that not when the situation calls for and only when the girl you worship tells you to?
Saki is a character who feels like what chewing cardboard tastes like. She has no personality, aim, ideas, or reasons to be on the show. All she does is make Mirai, a decent character before she appeared, into a useless husk of skin and bone not worthy of being lowly protozoa, let alone a God. Why would anyone root for any of these idiots? At this point, how can anyone not want Metropoliman to kill these two and be done with it?
The way the conflict ended was also not good, as Metropoliman just ended up willy-nilly killing the girl after Nasse told him that no other God candidates were showing up. What reason did he have to believe her, and even if he did, what good is killing a young girl who will follow you all the way to hell? Are we supposed to believe this guy is smart? I sure hope not. Okay, rant and spoiler warning over. Let’s talk about the rest of the episode.
If we ignore all that, the rest of Platinum End Episode 5 was quite good. A new character was introduced who looks like a worthy God candidate and is smart for once. He livened up the show while he was on screen and also served to provide some more context on the Angels. The conflict between the Angels and God is far more interesting than the one between the stupid God candidates. The more the show focuses on that, the better.
Platinum End Episode 5 also told us about Kanade, the person behind the Metropoliman moniker. His story seems to be of revival, but a creepy kind. This instantaneously made up the second most interesting character in the show, behind Nanato. Nanato was the new God candidate who is now the character to root for. His story is relatable, and he makes logical decisions. That alone makes him better than the other 99% of the show.
Platinum End Episode 5 Review- Art and Music
The opening of Platinum End Episode 5 gets you unreasonably excited for the show before the show shatters your hopes and dreams by doing what we talked about in the first two minutes. It’s a brilliant opening that I hope was on a better show than this, but we’ll take what we can get here. The music is great in this show, including the OSTs and ending. The art can be better, but it is perfectly decent to look at right now.
Platinum End Episode 5 was almost a monumentally dumb disaster before starting a fresh story with new characters to save the episode. It ended up turning into a pretty interesting watch.
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