Platinum End: Episode 8
SPOILER WARNING: If you haven’t seen this episode, I’m disclosing some details.
I’ve been watching Platinum End on Hulu because we’ve got a subscription over there. It’s also available on Crunchyroll, but we haven’t been paying for the extra subscription over there. It just doesn’t seem feasible to pay an extra $10-15 a month for the minimal amount of shows that I watch there. Especially since a lot of them are available on Hulu. Sadly, the few Crunchyroll exclusives there, I’ve resigned myself to be a week behind. Watching episodes as they become available for free.
My current favorites over on Crunchyroll are Restaurant to Another World: Season 2, 86 Eighty-Six, and The Faraway Paladin. Those are the ones currently updating. I’m Standing on a Million Lives, Fena: Pirate Princess, and Tokyo Revengers have wrapped up for the season/series.
So back to the post topic. Episode 8 of Platinum End was Symbol of Promise. You get a bit of background about Saki, the main character’s love interest. Saki actually saw when Mirai attempted to take his own life and in turn, went to drown herself. You find out they were friends in the past and Saki eventually begins to bully Mirai along with the other teens at their school. A ton of the reviews that I read about this episode really laid into Saki’s character.
There’s a lot of suicide talk in this episode and the resolve that occurs through the plotline really does seem cheap. Nanato Mukaido is one of the God candidates that is struggling with cancer. I’m honestly more invested in his character as he is a family man with a wife and children. Sadly, they don’t seem to cover as much about his life since he’s just one of the supporting characters. I cried a bit though when his daughter talks about the wedding dress he created for her for when she grows up.
This show definitely makes my brain spin a bit. I’m not sure if I would recommend it to someone else. I want to know what happens, but I’ll admit that I finished reading the Twilight Series for the sheer fact that I started it on a whim. (Back in the day before it was really popular.) Watching and reading bad storylines is a guilty pleasure of mine. Sorry, not sorry, if you liked Twilight.
It’s strangely just something that has been easy on my brain since I haven’t really been able to focus on the things I really need to. I’ve got a list in my head of priorities right now and of course, that’s exactly the items on the list are exactly what I do not want to do right now. URGH. All right, well thank you, guys, for listening to my ramble today. I’ll catch you tomorrow with something new!