Hiroshi Tsuchida and Yui Ishikawa Cast in Platinum End Season Two

17.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

Platinum End has been a smash hit. Based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the team behind Death Note and Bakuman, the anime series will see its exciting conclusion in March 2022. Two new characters are being added to the cast before the big finale!

 

Masaya Hoshi will be played by Hiroshi Tsuchida, known for dubbing Lee Byung-hun’s Front Man in Squid Game and Lightning McQueen in Cars.

 

Manami Yumiki will be portrayed by Yui Ishikawa, known as the voice of Mikasa Ackerman in Attack on Titan and Violet Evergarden in Kyoto Animation’s Violet Evergarden.

 

Comment from Hiroshi Tsuchida (Masaya Hoshi)

“This role is so impressive that I can’t stand still while standing at the microphone. I’ve also noticed that our hairstyle and glasses seem to have become even more similar during recording…

I’ll try to do my best to change my stupidity into intelligence so I can perform the role of Masaya Hoshi properly.” 

 

Comment from Yui Ishikawa (Manami Yumiki)

“Although this is a fantasy world, there are so many realistic characters. It makes you feel like this really could be happening somewhere. While reading the original story, I enjoyed it, but I also felt as though I was being questioned about something. 

 

The character I play, Yumiki, is a detective at the Metropolitan Police Department. Please look forward to seeing how our new characters interact with the candidates for God!”

 

New episodes of Platinum End begin on January 14, 2022.

 

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    Channel Teaser

     

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    Last Straw – Kuhaku Gokko (Music Video)

     

    Comment from Vocalist Setsuko

    Last Straw was inspired by themes of life and death, but it was created in a more ambiguous way, emphasizing the balance between the two. We had a lot of conversations about how to express it visually. With Shino as the protagonist, I think the production team was able to create something beautiful–the tension of chasing after shadows, of not knowing whether you are alive or dead.

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    ☆Comment from Vocalist Setsuko

    The jacket for Last Straw conveys the message and themes of Platinum End. 

    Since the overall theme is life and death, I thought about sand–it never sticks together or intersects no matter how small the particles are. 

    Also, the artist photos were taken with a lot of my demands taken into account.

    They ended up being delicate, soft, and cool, perfectly summing up Kuhaku Gokko…

    Enjoy the track!

     

    ©大場つぐみ・小畑健/集英社・プラチナエンド製作委員会

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