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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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #9922
Popularity: #117
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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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Adaptation: K: Memory of Red, K: Stray Dog Story, K Side:Blue, K Side:Red, K Side:Black & White, K: Days of Blue, K: The First, Gakuen K, K: Lost Small World
Sequel: K: Missing Kings

Characters & Voice Actors

Sheh, Stephanie
Sheh, Stephanie
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako
Isana, Yashiro
Isana, Yashiro
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Riegel, Sam
Riegel, Sam
Munakata, Reishi
Munakata, Reishi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Seitz, Patrick
Seitz, Patrick
Suou, Mikoto
Suou, Mikoto
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Silverstein, Keith
Silverstein, Keith


Nakanishi, Go
Suzuki, Shingo
Director, Character Design
Kanazawa, Hiromichi
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director

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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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Feb 14, 2015
To begin, I would like to point out how amazing the art and animation is in K. It is very pleasant to look at, and (most of the time) the animation is seamless. Also, the soundtrack is above average, and I really enjoyed the opening and ending themes especially. Now, let's get into the problems I had with the show.

K spent a ton of time on world building, only to end up not actually using most of the stuff they spent time explaining. In the early episodes they talk about how there are 7 kings, and the colorless king, but only the red, blue, gold, read more
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Jan 16, 2015
Starting from the first few minutes of this series I thought I was in for a real treat; Gorgeous art and what seemed to be bad ass characters that could hopefully back up a potentially good plot. It's a shame to say that though it is not by any means a terrible anime, K left me disappointed.

Story: 5/10

The story in my opinion had the potential to be good yet was poorly executed. It starts off with what seems to be a conflict between 2 gangs then switches over to a young, easy going high schooler who turns out to be the actual main character. read more
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Jan 1, 2015
K is a series which at first glance seems very interesting. The world that is presented in K, although not entirely unique, is full of potential and led me to think that this could truly be a great show. The soundtrack sounded fairly good on its own, and the animation was spot on. I was pretty excited about this show at first, and i couldn't wait to begin to watch it. However, once I turned on the first episode my excitement slowly diminished until it slowly became disappointment and then ultimately disgust. Even the soundtrack that I had enjoyed before wasn't utilized very well, despite read more
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.

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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