Wednesday 23 March 2022

Book Review: Platinum End by Ohba & Obata (Fantasy Manga)

Title: Platinum End
Author: Ohba & Obata
Publisher: Viz Media
Publication Date: 2016-2022
approx 2800
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy Manga
Source: Bought Copy
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.
With Saki, the love of his life, taken hostage, Mirai decides to sacrifice himself to save her. But he’s not the only one willing to sacrifice everything. When the dust clears, a new god will be born and the world will be changed forever!


I thought I would talk about Platinum End overall, rather than just the final volume. For the most part I liked the series. The artwork was stunning and the story concept was interesting. Some of the action gave way to philosophy in the later volumes, but that didn't upset me too much. However, I was a tad disappointed in the ending. It did tie things up fairly neatly, but it was still a bit sad the way things went after all the build up through the first thirteen volumes. I think Death Note will always be the standout work for these authors, but the other stories I've read of theirs are also solid and beautifully illustrated, and Platinum End is no exception. The series as a whole gets 4 stars from me.

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