Funimation Dubs announced earlier this morning that it will be streaming the English dub for Takeshi Obata‘s Platinum End anime. The dub will be running alongside the subtitled simulcast from Japan.
At the same time, Funimation also introduced the main cast, which includes:
- Michaela Murphy (Avatar: The Last Airbender) as Nasse
- Alehandro Saab (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom) as Mirai Kakehashi
- Daman Mills (Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages) as Revel
- Laura Post (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Saki Hanakago
The Platinum End Anime’s Rise to Success
The anime premiered on October 7 on TBS. The anime will have an uninterrupted 24 episodes until March 2022. It is also listed to cover the entire story of the manga. Currently, the story is licensed by Viz Media. The company then goes on to describe the story as:
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 angle in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.”
Unlike the classic anime Death Note in 2006, Platinum End starts with the biblical references in episode 1. Along with these biblical references, the Platinum End anime also references Death Note many times. It should make a good home with Funimation Dubs.
Obata (the creator of Death Note), launched the Platinum End manga in Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine. As it first started in November 2015, the manga ended recently in January. Viz Media has been publishing the manga simultaneously in English since its launch. The company also publishes the manga title in print.
A while ago, Crunchyroll also announced that they will be streaming the Platinum End anime’s English dub as it weekly comes out in Japan.