Platinum End, which has just landed on DNA, offers a dark and breathtaking story that you absolutely must not miss! Additionally, the anime is based on a manga from the creators of the mythical Death Note.
“This program deals with adult themes and contains scenes of violence and suicide which may shock some viewers. Not recommended for children and intended only for an informed audience.”
Before launching Platinum End on DNA, you have been warned, this anime is not for everyone! The story follows the character of Mirai, a melancholy high school student who wants to end his life. After all, his life is anything but a fairy tale. It is by taking action that the teenager is saved by an angel, Nasse, who has a very particular mission to entrust to him.
First of all, it should be noted that Platinum End is not just any manga adaptation. The anime is based on the work of Tsugumi Ohba (script) and Takeshi Obata (design), the legendary duo of Death Note and Bakuman. In France, the manga is published by Kazé (14 volumes published, series ended).
As for the series, it is directed by Hideya Takahashi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind) and Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell Arise), big names in the middle. The animation is produced in the Signal.MD studio (Wonderland, Hirune-Hime).
If the Platinum End manga is not as powerful as Death Note, it has its darkness and violence, as well as its subversive dimension. Indeed, by approaching delicate themes such as depression and suicide in adolescents, he allows himself to throw a pavement in the pond by pointing the finger at problems often overlooked and which can lead to terrible tragedies.
The anime adaptation faithfully embraces Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s narrative, brilliantly transposing the darkened aspect of a story that obviously eyeing Death Note. The hero, Mirai, inherits the power to kill whoever he wants with a single arrow, just as Light could murder anyone by writing his name on his death notebook.
From there, the authors make us reflect on our own existence and our free will. What would we do in the hero’s place? Would we use these abilities for revenge? How would we use the red arrow to take control of the person we choose?
Finally, Mirai, a depressed and dark hero, discovers new sides and awakens in a spectacular way. We can all identify with his melancholy and naivety in the face of a dark and brutal world.
Anyway, if you liked Death Note, you will love Platinum End, an anime with a very adult tone that will shake up your certainties.