Ranked #937


Alternative Titles

English: K
Synonyms: K-Project, K -eine weitere Geschichte-
Japanese: K


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 28, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.741 (scored by 111,805 users)
Ranked: #9372
Popularity: #108
Members: 210,842
Favorites: 3,477
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Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we're familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings.

Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Suou, Mikoto
Suou, Mikoto
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Isana, Yashiro
Isana, Yashiro
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Yatogami, Kurou
Yatogami, Kurou
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako


Nakanishi, Go
Nakanishi, Go
Suzuki, Shingo
Suzuki, Shingo
Director, Character Design
Kanazawa, Hiromichi
Kanazawa, Hiromichi
Tanaka, Ryou
Tanaka, Ryou
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

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Opening Theme

"KINGS" by angela

Ending Theme

#1: "Tsumetai Heya, Hitori (冷たい部屋、一人)" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 2-5, 7-12)
#2: "Circle of Friends" by Tatara Totsuka (Yuki Kaji) (ep 6)
#3: "To be with U!" by angela (ep 13)

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Nov 8, 2015
Well, from what I've seen so far, K has gotten some really low scores. I watched K a long time ago but I'm shy on writing reviews, but I won't let such a great anime be slandered. Now, this may be just my opinion but the complains of "bad character development" or "not original story line", in my mind, is propaganda.
Put simply, what I dislike about negative reviews is that if people just take those negatives reviews, they could miss out on a great series, in this case, K.
Story: 9
Obviously, it's not the worlds number one most original story, but it's not close to read more
I found this review Helpful
Jan 1, 2013
You're probably aware of the fact this anime is gettin' pretty low scores and most of the people who review it keep complaining about same stuff. No coherent plot, weak character development, rushed storytelling, blah blah blah.

Well, well. That's all cool and stuff, but why don't we show the other side of the coin, too. By the way, I'm a guy, straight and all. K is manly stuff, k. (fakken pun)

Story: 9 Simply put, this story is great. It's not the most original story of all times, but it isn't a complete cliche either, as many would like you to believe.

See, the thing read more
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Oct 15, 2015
It's funny, MAL doesn't have a "Not Helpful" button to flag a review. So when I tried to dig in the possible features of such link, it was instantly classified as "Helpful" by me, the complete opposite of what I was looking for. Without any way to undo this action I thought I better write this to make clear that no, I don't think why this visually gorgeous, broken down mess of a series is supposed to be "appealing". So here I go:

The story is so unfocused, and the exposition is all over the place because, between wanting to tell the past via flashbacks, or read more
I found this review Helpful
Mar 30, 2014
Art and Animation: 9

I'll start out by writing about the positive aspects of this anime, which is obviously the art and animation quality. Fantastic fluidity to motions. Very active scenes and active bodies. The color usage is bold and nothing to overlook, however, I did start to find the experimental color gradient to be a little bit of an eyesore at times. Yet, at other times it was definitely effective in setting the mood. The characters were cleanly drawn with slim, delicate figures. Smaller details such as clothing design and the cityscape are fun.

Character: 6

The show is similar to Durarara! in that it incorporates read more
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Anime: Durarara!!
Both series have what appears to be a somewhat naive, 'head in the clouds' main character, though both have a hidden side and secrets to be revealed.

The series also have a similar... Atmosphere to them, I guess you'd say. There is just something about both of them. Sends pleasant shivers down your spine.

They also have a variety of viewpoints, both switching from time to time to focus on different characters and aspects of one huge puzzle; though Durarara is more complex than K, with a broader cast of characters as well. 
reportRecommended by quercifolia
Anime: Karneval (TV)
Both series feature two protagonists—one white-haired, the other black-haired—in a sort of guarded-guardian relationship. As well, both white-haired protagonists have more to them than meets the eye. The characters of Karneval and K [Project] interact within alternate realities wherein mystical occurrences are possible.

The two series share the quality of having fantastical aspects in play throughout their progressions. Characters' powers are unique, and there's no shortage of futuristic gadgets and sci-fi elements. In conjunction with this environment are paramount forces and organizations that engage in power struggles as connections between characters are gradually revealed. 
reportRecommended by mechato
Anime: Hamatora The Animation
Similar vibe. Our main cast has a bar hangout just like in K. Gangs who possess supernatural powers. Power struggle with other gangs over territory. Lots of characters who are very close. Action packed and add some comedy from time to time. Talented voice actors can be heard in both series. For example Fukuyama Jun and many more. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
Anime: Guilty Crown
High budget, great animation, great VAs but no cohesive/appealing story, tries desperately to be another better made show (in the case of K: Durarara and in the case of Guilty Crown: Code Geass). 
reportRecommended by flopan
Anime: Fate/Zero
Both anime have similar dark atmospheres, and involve wars taking place in a modern (if not futuristic) setting. Both of them also have visually pleasing animation styles. 
reportRecommended by Gabii-Tachibana
Anime: Code:Breaker
They both have "clans" or "gangs" of people with special powers who are unknown to the public.

Both protagonist get into trouble with people who have special powers. 
reportRecommended by sunjay140

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