• Hajime Sokotani debuts as the new God candidate
  • "Platinum End" Episode 9 is airing Thursday
  • The episode will stream on Crunchyroll, Hulu and Funimation

A new God candidate appears in "Platinum End" Episode 9. The latest episode is titled "The Face of an Assassin."

The post-credit scene of the last installment shows a glimpse of the new God candidate, who is ready to kill a human. The name of this candidate is Hajime Sokotani and he is known to use a dagger as a weapon along with wings and arrows, according to the spoiler stills and synopsis of Episode 9.

Hajime had a miserable past and he was insecure about his looks. He was a socially awkward person because of the abuse he faced in and out of his home.

The spoilers of the upcoming episode tease that Hajime wants to be Metropoliman's faithful servant. And for that reason, he is aiming to take down Mirai.

In the previous episode, after the battle at the Grand Tower, Mirai was in a state of shock. Meanwhile, Saki, who wasn't part of the mission, was thinking about something.

"The battle they just had at Grand Tower cast a shadow on Mirai and the others in many ways. Saki, who wasn't able to participate in the fight, seems to be bothered by something. She then asks Mirai to kill her. Why was the kind and ordinary girl Saki chosen to be a God Candidate? Mirai finds out the truth and then asks Saki to make a certain choice. Meanwhile, high school student Kanade Uryu, who was actually Met," read the official synopsis of Episode 8, according to Crunchyroll.

The cast of "Platinum End" anime includes Miyu Irino as Mirai Kakehashi, Yui Ogura as Nasse, Yūsaku Yara as The "Aged God," Yū Sasahara as Akira Kakehashi, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Nanato Mukaidō, Tomoaki Maeno as Hajime Sokotani, Natsuki Hanae as Revel, Shōya Chiba as Mizukiyo Minamikawa, Kaori Maeda as Mimi Yamada, Kikuko Inoue as Meyza, M.A.O as Saki Hanakago, Ai Kayano as Baret, Hikaru Midorikawa as Balta and Kaito Ishikawa as Kanade Uryū.

Fans can watch "Platinum End" Episode 9 online on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu on Thursday. The episode will live stream in Japanese with English subtitles.

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