The tale of the biggest simp in what could possibly be all of anime continues with Platinum End Episode 6. How stupid was Mirai this time around? I guess there’s only one way to find out. Let’s get right into the review!
Platinum End Episode 6 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 fifth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 6 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 6 Review- Plot and Characters
Very, very stupid. This is the answer to the question posed in the intro paragraph. Mirai was infuriating in this particular outing, and unashamedly so. It is not a rare thing to want villains to win in an anime. A few anime even focus more on the villains than the heroes, making rooting for them that much easier. For example, in Platinum End, I want Kanade (or Metropoliman) to absolutely destroy Mirai, but not because he is a particularly good villain or anything. Mirai is just that much more annoying to witness.
Platinum End Episode 6 also featured a fourteen-year-old faux-cute sex-crazed teenager going around and raping and killing teenage girls around her age. Everything alright there, writers? Are there any issues you want to talk about? You can tell us. We won’t judge you. It’s probably better than airing all your fetishes on live TV and having us all watch it for some horrifying reason. We have therapy for a reason, and it is okay to ask for help.
The worst thing about these incidents is that they weren’t necessary to the progression of the plot. What it ended up achieving could have easily been achieved through different means, one that didn’t involve unreasonably exciting or disgusting subsets of your audience. Not just that, these incidents go against what the show has told us already about Metropoliman- he doesn’t condone the use of power to fulfil that kind of fantasy.
In fact, our introduction to him was him killing a God Candidate for the same reason he has been allowing the teenaged girl to run wild- they both used their powers to take advantage of people sexually. Why then is this okay, and that wasn’t? Because this fulfils a particular fantasy of the writer, and that scenario didn’t? I said I like my villains smart, Platinum End Episode 6. Not Hypocrites. However, he is still cool in my books, but only because Mirai is a simpleton nitwit that doesn’t deserve a children’s anime, let alone something like Platinum End.
Usually, the show’s end of an episode hooks get me excited for the next episode, but not in Platinum End Episode 6. This particular situation was so convoluted and mindlessly stupid that I would be surprised if anyone liked it. My passionate defence of the show in my review of Episode 4 does read a lot more stupid now, and I believe I have been hoodwinked. This show doesn’t appear to be any good, and I have started to realise that by now. I’m sorry for defending it, and you can roast me in the comments to your heart’s contention.
Platinum End Episode 6 Review- Art and Music
In addition to the plot being bad, the show also looked like trash in Platinum End Episode 6. The movement was weightless and felt blocky, and the costumes that the show built up to for so long looked artificial and didn’t fit into the show’s usual art style. The reaction shots only look good if you have good animation in the first place, and Platinum End doesn’t have that luxury. It has the misfortune of looking like this while featuring things like we talked about in the plot. That’s hard to recover from.
The sound and music remain the only things that are still great and interesting about the show. An opening like this should have probably been saved for a much better show, where it wouldn’t have been the best thing about it despite being so good. The OSTs are also fantastic, and the show would have been anime of the season had it looked like it sounded. Oh well, you can’t have everything in life. Or anything except good music if you’re a Platinum End fan.
Platinum End Episode 6 was awful and unashamedly so. If it looks like a bad show, feels like a bad show, and moves around like a bad show, it might just be a bad show.
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