Freshly graduated from middle school, Mirai Kakehashi has only one wish: throwing himself off a roof to end his miserable life, having been treated as a slave for years by his foster family after his parents died in an accident. And jumping off a roof he does but his guardian angel, a young-looking girl called Nasse, doesn't want to let him die and saves him just before he hits the ground. Nasse has one goal: making Kakehashi happy, no matter what.
After which she gives him two powers: the wings of "freedom" (the ability to fly at light-speed) and the arrow of "love" (the ability to make anyone love him for 33 days). Little does he know at first, he is only one of 13 humans, each chosen by an angel in a competition to choose the new God. Kakehashi soon realizes that these angel powers can be scary, and that not everyone is as scrupulous as he is in their use.
Tropes related to the characters should only be listed on the character page.
Tropes featured in Platinum End:
- Amusement Park: one of the confrontations between Metropoliman and Kakehashi takes place in an abandoned one.
- Angelic Beauty: All angels are beautiful to look at.
- Art Major Biology: Kakehashi kills the virus in Fuyokos bio weapon with the white arrow. Viruses are nonliving, and therefore, cannot be killed.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Nasse, at least, really doesn't grok human moral standards or thought processes. It's unclear if this is just her, or a common thing among angels.
- Cool Helmet: Metropoliman's helmet and suit are rather impressive, and Nanato wears one too for their first confrontation.
- Cool Mask: Nearly everyone wears one to hide their faces during confrontations.
- Creator Provincialism: all of the God Candidates are from Japan, which is handwaved by how Japan has a high suicide rate.
- Gut Feeling: Hajime's angel Balta is known as the angel of Intuition and he's quite good at deducing other people's intentions.
- High-Class Glass: Baret, Nanato's angel has a monocle seemingly made of light and it fits her moniker of angel of knowledge.
- Mad Doctor: Fuyoko combines this trope with Hospital Hottie.
- Military School: While never directly stated, it seems like Kanades school is one of these. The students wear military-esque uniforms, and one scene features girls doing archery in one of the school courtyards.
- Mythology Gag: To Death Note, we have Sakura TV and a reporter with the name Demakawa which sounds similar to Demegawa.
- Nipple and Dimed: The women who have sex with Rodriguez have their nipples exposed.
- Only Six Faces: Most of the girls have the same face.
- Our Angels Are Different: Physically, they mostly fit the traditional appearance of an angel (young-looking and slender, with wings and a halo, bathed in light), but as said above, Nasse at least doesn't seem to see anything wrong with stealing or even killing people if it's out of retribution.
- Power Levels: the angel ranking system is a mild form
- Psycho for Hire: Ryuji and Fuyoko are a pair of psychos who were granted wings to in order to kill the other God candidates.
- Tokyo Is the Center of the Universe: not only are all of the God Candidates from Japan, at least four of them live in Tokyo.