Monday, October 2, 2017

Manga Review: Platinum End, Volume 3, by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2017
Volumes: 6+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

From the creators of Death Note! Mirai may have been saved by an angel, but his battle is just beginning
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.
With the tragic events at the baseball stadium behind them, Mirai and Saki plan their next move. But can they trust a new god candidate who asks to join their side? And when the god candidate disguised as Metropoliman launches his next attack, Mirai will have to make a difficult choice!"


I missed a volume, and now we seem to have discovered a couple more of the god candidates. There's one guy who's leading something big and trying to pick off the other candidates, and cause chaos. Then there's Mirai, who's working with Saki and Mukaido, strategizing on how to deal with the other enemy. They're working together, and the other one is just trying to goad them out. And it works.
I feel like there's more behind the angels' motivation than is being shown, that there's something else going on. If there's not, then I really don't understand their motivation and what side they're really on. They don't seem that angelic to me.
The plot in this series seems odd to me, but maybe I just don't really understand this. Then there's that big twist at the end, which went much farther than I expected it to. This series seems rather similar to Death Note, to me. And it's just okay.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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