Ranked #950

K

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2012 to Dec 28, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 122,344 users)
Ranked: #9502
Popularity: #106
Members: 229,344
Favorites: 3,789
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Synopsis

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
Main
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Isana, Yashiro
Isana, Yashiro
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Yatogami, Kurou
Yatogami, Kurou
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Neko
Neko
Main
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Knight
Oct 5, 2012
2 Kitten
Oct 12, 2012
3 Kitchen
Oct 19, 2012
4 Knock-On Effect
Oct 26, 2012
5 Knife
Nov 2, 2012

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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Tatatatara
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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PeachYogurt31
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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SeitenSoushi
Mar 20, 2013
First review coming up, K?! (pun intended)

Story: 9
At its core, K is a story about finding the identity of a murderer and its implications in an ongoing war between superpowered clans. Elements of sci-fi, fantasy and mystery are combined to make for a very appealing package. In my opinion, the first few episodes don't really explain much, but they leave enough questions unanswered to make you keep coming back for more. I suppose it may be to give the viewer the same feeling that the protagonist Yashiro would get from having his daily life changed so suddenly. However, the story really read more
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thewinrar
Dec 29, 2012
K can be best described as a poorly baked cake covered with an excessive amount of icing. One can look at this cake and view it to be extremely succulent and sweet on the exterior, but after tasting it, one may find dissatisfaction from cake's lack of quality. Just like this cake, K attempts to attract viewers with its beautiful visuals and flashy soundtrack like icing, but the poor quality of an inconsistent story that felt rushed can dispel the exterior beauty and leave viewers sick to the stomach.

Upon viewing K for the first time, it is hard to disagree that it looks beautiful. K read more
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Recommendations

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: Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke
Similarities:

Both involves guys with special powers.

Both involves guys with special powers who dukes out with other guys with special powers.

Dissimilarities:

One anime is set in a world where the is ruled by kings, while the other anime is set in a world where espers are discriminated.


 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Amnesia
Quite similar, you only get what the series is about about at the very end of the series. Both are good and kinda mysterious. Worth watching if you like to get confused.  
reportRecommended by gapi200

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