What date and time will episode 2 of Platinum End, the highly anticipated anime series from Signal MD, release around the world for online streaming?

The Fall anime broadcasting slate has well and truly began and with it, comes a variety of fantastic series that you can watch for free online.

One of the most highly-anticipated new series was Platinum End, the adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s hit manga series and developed by the well-known Signal MD studio.

However, fans are now curious as to what time will episode 2 will release online and how the debut was rated by viewers?

Platinum End | Official Trailer 2 | Crunchyroll

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Which platforms stream Platinum End?

Platinum End is broadcast first on the TBS and BS11 television networks.

The anime series is then simulcast on the Crunchyroll and Funimation streaming platforms for premium and free users respectively.

Both platforms offer 14-day free trial periods, with Funimation costing £4.99 per month and Crunchyroll premium priced at £7.99 a month.

Fans should note that the release time for new episodes is different between Crunchyroll and Funimation, see below.

Platinum End episode 2: Release date and time

Platinum End episode 2 will release on Thursday, October 14th at 9 PM BST on Crunchyroll and 11: 30 PM BST on Funimation.

The series will air at the following international times, with the episode dropping on October 15th for some international fans:

  • Pacific Time – 1 PM (Crunchyroll) and 3:30 PM (Funimation)
  • Eastern Time – 4 PM (Crunchyroll) and 6:30 PM (Funimation)
  • British Time – 9 PM (Crunchyroll) and 11:30 PM (Funimation)
  • European Time – 10 PM (Crunchyroll) and 12:30 AM (Funimation)
  • Philippine Time – 4 AM (Crunchyroll) and 6:30 AM (Funimation)
  • Australia Time – 6:30 AM (Crunchyroll) and 9:30 AM (Funimation)

The described times have been confirmed by both platforms, but will be updated if there is an official alteration to either the Japanese broadcast or simulcast streaming schedule.

How was episode 1 rated by fans?

Unfortunately, neither Crunchyroll nor Funimation publicly reveal their official streaming statistics for their simulcast titles, but we are able to discuss fan reaction thanks to various user-feedback websites.

In general, Platinum End season 1 episode 1 was received favourably, if not slightly underwhelmingly, by fans online. The series is currently scoring an impressive 8.2/10 on IMDB, 4.6/5 on Crunchyroll and 7.6/10 on MyAnimeList, with the latter having over 13,000 individual ratings.

“Platinum End – the narrative arc of the first episode is kind of messy. The emotions jumped all over the place without much of a transition. However, a lackluster first episode doesn’t mean a series is doomed, so I’m hoping the series as a whole will still be good.” – GirlTaku_AT, via Twitter.

However, considering the excitement and anticipation surrounding the series before its debut, some viewers may have been left slightly disheartened – hopefully, these scores serve as a benchmark for Platinum End’s first season.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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