The upcoming anime series Platinum End will begin airing in Japan on October 7th as part of the Fall 2021 anime season.
Platinum End is a supernatural drama that follows a young man Kakehashi Mirai. Mirai finds himself with power foisted upon him by God and is one of thirteen other candidates to replace God when he “retires”.
The other God candidates are just as powerful and perhaps more ruthless than Mirai. Given no chance to refuse, Mirai is thrust into this contest of would-be gods with his life on the line.
The series has been licensed for English distribution by Crunchyroll and the trailer can be found below.
A summary of the series from MyAnimeList can be found below.
After the death of his parents, a young Mirai Kakehashi is left in the care of his abusive relatives. Since then, he has become gloomy and depressed, leading him to attempt suicide on the evening of his middle school graduation. Mirai, however, is saved by a pure white girl named Nasse who introduces herself as a guardian angel wishing to give him happiness—by granting him supernatural powers and a chance to become the new God.
In order to earn the position, he must defeat 12 other “God Candidates” within 999 days. Soon, Mirai begins a struggle to survive as a terrifying battle royale erupts between himself and the candidates looking to obtain the most power in the world.