Platinum End

Review: Platinum End Vol 1

By: Robert Prentice
Platinum End Viz Media

Troubled Mirai’s life changes when he gains the power of an angel, but he may need to become a devil to survive in the battle against others just like him!

As his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.

Platinum EndWhat if you were one of 13 humans chosen by an angel to become God? This interesting new series by the creators of Death Note, bring us a dark story of angels and humans in a battle to pick the next God. Right from the start we get Mirai’s dark back story and why he was about to end his life at the start of the story.

Each angel provides tools to their chosen human to use as they please until the selection process is completed. Each get wings, but not everyone gets red and white arrows. The red arrows make someone fall in love with you for 33 days. The white ones kill a person instantly, and painlessly (or so we are told). Only special ranked angels can provide all 3 to their candidate and Mirai has a special rank angel.

Mirai just wanted to be happy. The reality of what he must now face, and how his life has changed has not given him happiness. He must now survive the others who are out to win at any cost. The start of this series reminds me a bit of Fate/Stay where humans are picked to fight each other with legendary heroes in the Holy Grail War.

We get just enough background on the ‘game’ to get an understanding of what we are going to see moving forward. You do feel for the main character but I do hope he decides to stop sulking and man up to the challenge. The twist at the end certainly has me ready to see where they go with that. I have this feeling we will find that particular situation won’t affect him simply because he is a candidate also.

Checkout Platinum End Vol 1 and grab your copy from Amazon Today. 

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