Review: Platinum End Vol 2

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Platinum End Vol 2 CoverPlatinum End: 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 with the winner becoming the next god of the world. Mirai may have an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.

Mirai is suddenly pierced by a red arrow from a god candidate who just happens to be the girl he has a crush on! Now under her control for the next 33 days, what will happen to Mirai? And what is the mysterious Metropoliman really up to…?

Piecing Mirai with a red arrow by the girl he was already in love with didn’t have the effect Revel was hoping for. Turns out it didn’t change his mind on anything, just allowed him to blurt out what he really felt for once. Now that both Mirai and the girl he loves know they are both god candidates they decide to work together. Metropoliman is a threat not only to the other god candidates but to the world.

Metropoliman decides to bring the other 11 to him in a public meeting at a stadium. He knows it will lure out the others who are curious to get an up close look or who are gunning for him. But as we all expected it was more than just a trap, Metropoliman had a plan. He managed to trick the crowd a few times and lure out 3 candidates that he ended up killing.

Mirai and Saki are now both disgusted with what happen and create a plan to form alliances of their own. Another candidate appears outside the window having heard everything and wants to join them. But can he be trusted? Volume 2 made it clear that good intentions are not going to be enough to win this game and that the angels are not going to be able to step in to help. The complex rules surrounding the use of the arrows and the different ranks of angels is still a bit confusing.  I would have rather had them clear that up a bit earlier.

Still as Mirai and Saki gain confidence in their own abilities, I hope we see them step up a bit. Volume 3 comes out this August. You can grab Platinum End Vol 2 at today.

Robert Prentice