After the death of his parents, a young Mirai Kakehashi is left in the care of his abusive relatives. Since then, he has become gloomy and depressed, leading him to attempt suicide on the evening of his middle school graduation. Mirai, however, is saved by a pure white girl named Nasse who introduces herself as a guardian angel wishing to give him happiness—by granting him supernatural powers and a chance to become the new God.
In order to earn the position, he must defeat 12 other "God Candidates" within 999 days. Soon, Mirai begins a struggle to survive as a terrifying battle royale erupts between himself and the candidates looking to obtain the most power in the world.
I know why you are here!
It's because real life Ashirogi Muto is back for one more masterpiece up their sleeves!! You know what I am talking about if you have seen Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note and Bakuman.
I know it's too soon for me to write a review on this manga but I will keep on updating it as some new chapters are released.
Fed up with the depressing nature of his existence, Mirai Kakehashi, decided to suicide. After jumping off a nearby skyscraper, when he opened his eyes, he found himself in the arms of an angel, Revealing herself to be
his guardian angel, Mirai is given the choice between wings to fly anywhere and arrows make anyone fall in love with him for 33 days. Seizing the chance to take both powers, Mirai uses them to discover the truth about his life, allowing him to finally find a reason to live.
Art - 10/10
Platinum End delivers more of the fantastic art that Obata is known for. I can’t say enough about how well Obata’s art complements Ohba’s writing, perfectly emphasizing the thematic contrast between light and dark. I especially love the character design. Like always, Ohba has followed his drawing style of drawing one character, Mirai, pretty similar to Light of Death Note and Takagi of Bakuman.
Not many characters have been introduced yet. I will probably add more to this section later on. For now, I will let you know that, like Light of Death Note, Mirai's personality is great. With his charming and smart personality, he will climb up the favorites list pretty quickly. Just hoping that Mirai doesn't becomes exactly same like Light or else it will become boring and predictable.
I really liked the first chapter. Platinum End shows huge potential and I must suggest it to everyone to start reading right now!
Overall - 9
Based on it's first two chapters, I am giving it a 9. My ratings may change with the plot progression. Platinum End appears to be a successor to Death Note’s continual contrast between “good” and “evil”, and its commitment to showing relativistic nature of these concepts. This is made apparent in this chapter through Mirai’s angel, who gives advice strongly suggesting Mirai use his powers for his own gain, even if the surrounding results are darker than one might expect an angel to tolerate. The end of the chapter excitingly ties this all together in revealing the wider context behind her sudden interest in Mirai. It’s definitely worth witnessing firsthand so I won’t spoil it, but I loved how many potential directions this story could go in.
Ok I know most of you won't even read this review since it has this score -which I consider a good one, you pass an exam with a 6 you know-, but well, whatever.
Platinum End is in general terms a stunningly edgy manga, although it has nice things which make its reading a little enjoyable.
All of us did come here because of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. That's a fact. Their names are guilty of attracting all of us to this series. Not for less. They aren't that acclaimed for nothing. They have wonderful works. But each passing month, the more I think their field
is the suspense and psychological stuff. Death Note was a masterpiece which is above demographics, and Bakuman was a great shônen which also acts as metamanga. But what is Platinum End?
To date, it is just one more shônen. I find all the MC Kakehashi's past and things the worst cliché shit that Ohba could have come up with. Almost everything here is kinda hackneyed and characters lack charism (although it is too early and I'm waiting for the Niizuma/L type one who probably will come up eventually) To say that the drawing is great would be an understatement. And even so I can't help but think Platinum End could be better.
Maybe I am prejudging the series. But it doesn't seem it will be some outstanding thing as its authors previous works, you know.
Clearly, after Death Note the expectations are high and anything they'll do won't ever be enough. I was already counting on it.
But seriously, I think their true potential is the Psychological things and shit. Using always the same type of stories is not necessarily bad. Many authors do basically this -with some variations occasionally- and they get great results. I would like Ohba to introduce more serious and psychological issues to the plot, because when it comes to it, he is exceptional, and Obata's realistic art style couldn't fit better with this issues. Time will tell.
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's 3rd Manga to be my next obsession. First Death Note and then Bakuman. A manga worth crying for :'(
The two artists are well renowned for their first manga Death Note which was thoroughly set the dark mood for the readers. Based on the current chapters it has the potential to be as interesting as their first work.
I believe that with they themselves it will be impossible to beat death note. People are reading this manga and cant forget how well Death Note did and feel like they are trying too hard and pushing their luck. This manga should be
read forgetting that and enjoyed on its own.
The story as of yet is premature, Mirai Kakeshi a boy who doesnt seek refuge in living attempts to kill himself only to later find himself alive and saved by an angel. As the first chapter concludes he finds himself on a game where he needs to survive to be crowned god. Will he change his mind to live or not?
Obata contributes equally and even better with ever work he is serialized in. The right amount of everything where it is needed. Very delicate and sophisticated details behind his art. His art style well suited for this manga's dark theme.
Not much characters have been introduced as yet. Not, focusing on the main character it is being well developed. He finds no reason in living and tries to kill himself. After being given a second chance to live he learns to the reason why he is so miserable of the way he is. An interesting way to see how he reacts on the situations about to unfold on him. Within the story are angel with opposed nature to what most people would believe. The angels show little remorse to the humans want of surviving and some enjoy their slaughter.
Its a manga work looking forward to the end. I have enjoyed the chapters I've read so far and is worth giving it a 10!
Two months since i'm deciding to create account and starting to arranging my old anime and manga that i've ever seen in my life without any desire just to post or reviewing anything here
And what i got? My favourite author Tsugumi Ohba with his dynamic colour of intencity that can we seen clearly enough on his past works (Death Note and Bakuman) and the soulful art by Takeshi Obata that i knew it since his works at Hikaru no Go, has back to the party! what a nice time for me to be alive.. :D
and thats why i decided to make an early review.. and
i'll try to design this review that i hope would be matched if compared on any timeline on this Platinum End's story, early or ended.
One thing that i wondered when reading the introduction and the 1st chapter was as if i could sense that it was another version or even i could say it was same style with Tsugumi Ohba's Death Note, but flavoured with contrast of origin on the main character, between Light and Mirai, that was bored perfect student that already got everything in his hand and Unknown loner student that determined that he don't belong to everything and some more detailed end-game's story, that i hope it could be packaged by them perfectly,like they always did.
Another thing that i could say about Takeshi Obata was,how good he is to make his drawing as like have a mind. And i've tried to read the 1st chapter on few different scanlation, and it got different emotion,based on blended essence between image and word that used on each coloumn and page. (I think this is also the exact reason why we need to buy official works,not reading online, lool)
So i hope you all got the best scanlation that could deliver the purest form of Ohba's mind that invented from Obata's hand that've possible to be presented to our senses.
If you ever read their past works, and diving on Ohba's mind systematically and his point of view about justice, love , and life or moreven if you have faith on them, there would be no one else that could make you more excited than the Platinum End's progress.
The only reason i didn't give 10 even though i really want to,was the fact that i knew that im not an Oracle, and the time would tell us what value they would deserve.