Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Platinum End

I'm always keeping my eye open for new series that are interesting, and this one is just such an example.

In fact, it could replace or suppliment other series I am reading over time.  With Sekirei having been completed (no more new chapters, althought scanlation continues) this series could fit neatly into the hole it leaves behind.

From the legendary duo who brought you Death Note and Bakuman comes a dark story of humans and angels. Mirai is a boy who has lost hope in the future. Can a fateful meeting with an angel turn his life around, or will he be plunged into further despair in Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's newest series? Each monthly chapter of Platinum End will run simultaneous with Japan!

Mirai has no hope, his graduating class is celebrating moving on to the next level of education, and  he has no family left that he cares about.

Determined to end it all, he finds himself in a situation where sudden truths come to be, and a possible new destiny awaits him.

Meet Nacha.  She's Mirai's guardian angel.  She has watched over him his entire life.  She is one of thirteen angels sent to earth with a single task from God.  "Find one worthy of happiness".  She has already chosen, but her target simply wants to die.  Has no expectations of ever finding happiness.

Nacha must show Mirai its possible.  "Choose" she tells him. The "Wings of Freedom" or the "Arrow of Love" are his for the asking.

This is the story of Mirai after he decides. In 999 days, one of thirteen humans will be given the ultimate prize. "Happiness".

The series is being published by Viz Media in english for $0.99 USD per monthly chapter.  Chapter 1 comes in at a healthy 60 pages and definately a older teen rated series.  The first chapter does display some blood and guts, and little to no ecchi.

Action ActionMystery MysteryPsychological PsychologicalSeinen SeinenShounen ShounenSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy

I'd currently rate the series 7.5 out of 10 stars.

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