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Funimation to Also Stream Platinum End Anime – News


Anime from Death Note creators premieres on October 7

Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream the television anime of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba‘s Platinum End manga for the fall 2021 anime season.

The anime will premiere on October 7 on TBS, and on October 8 on BS11. The anime will have an uninterrupted 24-episode run (until March 2022) to adapt the manga’s entire story. Crunchyroll will stream the anime this fall worldwide outside of Asia.

Hideya Takahashi (Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) is directing the “first series” of the anime at Signal.MD, and Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell Arise, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie) is directing the “second series.” Kōji Ōdate (No Game, No Life) is designing the characters, and Shinichi Inotsume (PERSONA 5 the Animation, Hayate the Combat Butler, Gangsta.) is supervising the series scripts. Masahiro Tokuda (Cestvs: The Roman Fighter, Last Hope) is composing the music. The group BAND-MAID will perform the opening theme song “Sense,” and singer Yuu Miyashita will perform the ending theme song “Kōfuku-Ron” (Theory of Surrender).

Viz Media describes how the story begins:

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.

Obata and Ohba (Death Note, Bakuman) launched the manga in Shueisha‘s Jump SQ. magazine in November 2015, and ended it on January 4. Shueisha published the 14th and final volume on February 4. Viz Media has been publishing the manga simultaneously in English digitally since the manga’s launch. The company also publishes the manga in print.

Source: Funimation (Nicholas Friedman)


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