Platinum End, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

Platinum End, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba
Illus. Takeshi Obata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 4th 2016
Source: egalley via edelweiss

Platinum End, (Vol. 1)

I've been looking forward to this one as it is by the same team who did "Death Note". The artwork, as one would expect, is awesome with detail and beauty even in the violent scenes. The story is somewhat similar to "Death Note" as well only here we have an angel visiting a person who has lost hope and gives them powers: wings which give them flight and the ability to move faster than the eye, red arrows which make someone fall in love with you for 33 days and white arrows which kill instantly but painlessly. In the exact opposite of "Death Note", the angel here has no morals while the boy (a high school student) is very ethical in all his decisions. In a typical manga theme, we have 13 angels who pick people to help and at the end of 1000 days one will be chosen as the new "God". Of course, one person has decided it will just be easier to kill off the 12 other candidates. So while I didn't find the story very unique I did like the main character and how the plot is playing out so far. The book ends with a cliffhanger and we are excited to see what happens next.