Your eyes do not deceive you, Platinum End Episode 7 was somewhat cool this week. It doesn’t last for very long, but we should still appreciate what we have a tiny bit. Let’s see what I’m talking about in this review!
Platinum End Episode 7 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 sixth episode, you can do so right here!
– Platinum End Episode 7 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Platinum End Episode 7 Review- Plot and Characters
The latest outing by everyone’s least favourite show this season, for understandable reasons, is surprisingly competent. We are well aware of the series’ penchant for cliffhangers, and the last one we were left with caught most people off guard with its suddenness and recklessness. However, it made for a tense and rewarding watching experience, which is more than the series has deserved for quite a while.
Platinum End Episode 7 mostly focuses on the confrontation between Metropoliman, Mukaido, and Mirai. The duo tries to reason with the lunatic Metropoliman but gets nowhere as they realise that they have to drop the pretences and actually fight the guy. And fight him they did, in a sequence that was …Awesome? Trust me. I’m as surprised as you are that a mostly CG fight scene in an anime like this could be this good, but here we are.
The circumstances force Mirai and Metropoliman to go one on one, and Mirai surprise both his opponent and the viewers with how competent he is. Despite acting like a literal child having a tantrum, he delivered on a fantastic fight against Metropoliman, so much so that one might have almost believed if he had won. The meeting was just as intense and captivating as one would imagine the first Metropoliman-Mirai confrontation would be, and the show didn’t disappoint on that front.
But, and there’s always a but, the fight wasn’t that whole episode. The rest of Platinum End Episode 7 saw Mirai revert to his crybaby antics for a lot of it, and he came across as a total bonehead at anything related to Saki, the actual worst character in the show. It is easy to forget just how bad of a childhood Mirai has had because of how he acts, but at least his behaviour can be justified because of trauma. Saki has no such excuse, and it would be in the show’s favour to kill her off.
On the other side of the equation, Metropoliman has been handily outsmarting everyone else in the show by quite a margin. There’s no competition here. He is by far the most interesting character in the show if we don’t count the entirety of the angel system as one entity. We now know of his motivations and his modus operandi, and his character seems to make the most sense out of anyone else in the show. But does he alone make the show interesting enough to watch? I don’t think so.
Platinum End Episode 7 Review- Art and Music
Platinum End Episode 7 might have been the easiest episode to animate for the studio. There weren’t any faces to bring to life as everyone was wearing masks, all the costumes were almost entirely CG, and the entire action sequence took place in the sky, which isn’t particularly hard to animate. I like to think they put the time they saved into animating the action scene better, and I might be right for one. The action scene looked very slick and smooth for once. The music was also fantastic, but you knew that already.
Platinum End Episode 7 was as middle-of-the-road as you can get. Some great music and action were followed by awful character scenes as the show can’t seem to write interesting characters.
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