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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: Thursdays at Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 222,033 users)
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Ranked: #12132
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Popularity: #130
Members: 434,381
Favorites: 5,587

Recommendations

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. 
report Recommended by quercifolia
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. 
report Recommended by mechato
-Opposing groups of people with special powers. -Clueless white-haired protagonist joins forces with the supernatural, only to discover something special about himself too. -Very glossy and colourful scenery art. -Decent fight animation. -Typical anime slapstick humour. -Large casts, meaning characters don't receive much development. -No deep themes or plots, fitting for shallow entertainment. 
report Recommended by Ziale
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. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Both series start off with the Main Character losing their memories, forgetting who they are and make it their main objective to discover their identity. The main characters of both works are also accused of a major crime by everyone, (terrorism in Eden of the East and murder in K). Both series also have a female lead who believes that the main character is not the criminal that everyone is lead to believe and a slight romance is there. Both series also have lots of twists throughout the story.  
report Recommended by justinspatz
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.  
report Recommended by Nasty001
This anime is quite similar to K...especially the art style and backgrounds. The art style is decent,,,high quality shoujo art. Even the background art was similar to K..because every thing looks brand new (appearance wise). They both feature shoujo art with action and a focus on white haired characters. The plot is different.  
report Recommended by SakuraEve
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). 
report Recommended by flopan
Both Baccano! and 'K' have the same method of story telling in the case of having the first episode not starting from the start of the plot in the hopes of getting the viewer hooked. They are also both based off novels and have the brilliant skills of Shingo Suzuki (K: Director, Character Design. Baccano!: Animation Director) 
report Recommended by atmosphic
Share a similar atmosphere, with underground gangs having superpowers in a similar setting.  
report Recommended by Chokko
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. 
report Recommended by Gabii-Tachibana
- recurrent themes of government vs. individual - a large part of the plot is resisting against those who are wrongly in power - white haired protagonists with similar personalities - main characters with dark, hidden pasts 
report Recommended by surakio
Similarities: - Kings in K, Gods in Noragami - Clansmen in K, Regalias in Noragami - Kings fight each other in K, Gods fight each other in Noragami. Both anime have a comedy feeling most of the time, but when the plot kicks in, everything escalates very quickly. Both anime have great animation, great story and great fight scenes. 
report Recommended by Sodium
Both share very artistic city-like styles and have a slowly opening, convoluted plot involving super powers. I'd definetly recommend one if you like the other. 
report Recommended by TheYukianesa
Both are anime with big production values but falter in their storytelling. SAO resorts to an absurd number of cliches in its second half, while K never seems to go anywhere. 
report Recommended by DrHorrible123
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. 
report Recommended by sunjay140
They both have people with supernatural abilities. Both characters Ganta and Yashiro are accused of murdering someone, also Shiro in Deadman Wonderland is similar to Neko. There isn't really many similarities but it has a similar feel to Deadman and if you like one, it's likely you will like the other. 
report Recommended by gin-and-horse
Both involve schools, fantasy elements, plot twists, and fanservice. 
report Recommended by rgm2983
I started watching K while looking for something similar to ZnT and found that it was indeed a good choice for that matter. In both shows, the main conflict occures between opposing groups who are able to use supernatural powers and circulates around a mysterious murder. Each group is led by an especially powerful or important person. Also both shows work with time leaps quite a lot. Some of the characters are kind of similar (while not from the way they look, rather from the way they act or develop, e.g. Mahiro & Yata or both of the main characters). I also got a very similar feeling  read more 
report Recommended by PokeL
-the city setting with the academy and the working robots are exactly the same -also alike that the main charas shiro/index have trouble remember things from the past and the magic typ of using the elements and creating Bariers too look pretty much alike Nekos animal form and spinx could be also the same the only thing is that toaru majutsu explains the Charas more but more backbone and Feelings into theim and the Fights are more of a View witch is why i Thing Toaru Majutsu Kicks Ass and K is even soo its alot alike a complete let down 
report Recommended by Kannei
Two fighting factions, which members have supernatural powers. Many bishounens. Apocalyptic theme. Megapolis backgrounds. And very strange one letter titles, which make hard to find these animes on torrent trackers! 
report Recommended by Buran-kun
-Sword and Gunfights -Fantasy scyfi style -Beautiful Music and imagery K- Scyfi fantasy that dives deep into the emotions in different personality and types of people. Constant struggle for control over massive power and the claims that come with it. A mystery hidden in plane site, but dangerous none the less. Akame Ga Kill - en epic tragedy that defines every persons personality before and during death. a struggle between the power hungry and the innocent people, both obtaining powerful items that are dangerous and deadly. 
report Recommended by BPXXBLINKERS
basically both anime is cool and have fighting of kings in them,and each kings hold a different color. 
report Recommended by brlyan
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.  
report Recommended by gapi200
Both main characters are unaware of who they really are at first, but assume their roles quite nicely when they find out for themselves 
report Recommended by FlyingFei
These shows are visually similar and they both have fun action sequences.  
report Recommended by opasnimiki
Seikaisuru Kado and K(K-Projects) are odd animes. For both the main point is about power to "control or save" the world. I especially recommend it because it represents interesting content. They have different anime themes with development of diplomatic deployments and characters who face popular ideal of "xenophobic truth" against a rival group just to try make peace. "Watch"! You will like at least of what you will "see"! 
report Recommended by avxsetm
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, in Gantz it is to continue living and preforming missions for a ball, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. In One Piece it a similar concept keep your king alive and get him to the end of the ocean, to become the pirate king. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. In Sword Art Online the players are fighting for individual reasons, such as getting a name in the pot, or getting over a fear.  
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. In Btooom people are transported to an island because someone they new wrote their name on a piece of paper and now they have to collect 7 crystals or die trying.  
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. and in sekirei it is to kill all the other competitors and gain eternal happiness. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, in Gantz it is to continue living and preforming missions for a ball, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. In No Game No Life all the race are trying to gain the right to challenge god, by owning all the pieces from the other races. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress, In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings. and in sekirei it is to kill all the other competitors and gain eternal happiness. 
report Recommended by --Aurabreaker--
If they have extremely strong power, then it'll happen large conflict. Both are depicting about organization's opposition. In a word, search and destroy. To collide mutual beliefs are main theme. Sometimes both have deep Drama. Protagonist of Hellsing is Alucard. He has overpowered vampire, and hidden secret settings. Protagonist of K is Yashiro Isana. He hasn't special skill, but actually he is two faced. They similar to identity. Alucard is more fierce. Yashiro is more startle. Both action scenes are spectacular. Hellsing's Characters use guns and supernatural powers. K's Characters fight by unique super power. Hellsing is rather bloody and gore. Action scenes are so many, too. On the other hand, K  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
More magical sword play, special effects, and some pretty awesome fight scenes.  
report Recommended by GarlandReese
Both have ambiguously gay characters. Both contain a good solid storyline, while at the same time providing you with some fanservice. Both are slightly in the fantasy genre.  
report Recommended by brusinecka
I think the spirit of K really lies in the competitive dynamic between the different super powered groups. The characters all are exhilarated by their rivalries and violent fights, yet a bittersweet feeling underlies it because of the consequences of their powers. GetBackers has a similar tone. It is a friendship story between two young men whose pasts have been shaped and twisted by their abilities. They encounter many obstacles, but revel in the chance to test their powers. Both shows are carried by this excitement and the emotion between characters as they battle for and against each other.  
report Recommended by singmuse4
First of all I've got to say that I got pretty much the same vibe from K as from Kiznaiver. In K the main character doens't know everything of his past and who he really is, so it is also in Kiznaiver. In both anime the main character has a funny and eccentric company and tries to survive with them in a bit weird(?) environment while other people tries to have fun of them or get rid of them.  
report Recommended by Suoniemi
Both series have a world with kings that have followers whom gain magical powers from their lords and both series revolve around this concept. Both focus on the struggles these powered individuals have to face. K focuses a little more on these magical people and has a modern day setting in contrast to Magi's fantasy setting and more focus on the society. Also, K is full of bishounen and has a unique soundtrack comparable to Magi. 
report Recommended by KuwabaraSama
If you want to watch an anime with a quirky female character, who adores the male mc and would go to great lengths to make him happy, even though in some points it seems like she would just mess up everything, but in the end, she isn't just so simple as she might seem, then these anime might be something to you. In Occultic;Nine it would be the energetic, fooling and happy Ryoutasu, who has also said that she is Gamon's minion. In K it would be the energetic, joyful Neko, who also appreciate food. She likes to hang out and be with Shiro, calling  read more 
report Recommended by Suoniemi
I cannot help but compare P5 to K in terms of story, artwork, music, and aesthetics that refine to each audiences' taste. Both refer to real life Japan with various cities that serve as a battleground with various groups and individuals. Not to mention both have a talking cat and amnesiac MC who is trying to uncover the past that serves the key to prove their innocence while a greater evil is lurking trying to ruin other's lives for their selfish gain. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both revolve gangs that wreak havoc in Japan with supernatural elements. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both anime envolve around agencies with supernatural humans. They solve a verity of cases while conspiracies and fights with other organisations/gangs are unraveling behind the scenes. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
The overall concept of both is a normal, average boy turns out to have hidden powers, as well as, a back story they never knew of, or had forgotten about. Both set out to fight the antagonist from the world in which they really belong to, with the help of their friends and allies. 
report Recommended by giraffuh
- Both characters have some sort of important power, and they don't know about it. - In both animes there are like street groups like clans, like for example "HOMRA" in K-project and "Dry Juice" in Dramatical Murder. - Both are set in a futuristic world. - "Neko" is K, reminds me all those "AllMates", like Ren. - The characters are colorful, and you can associate a color with each one of them. - In both animes there are fights or battles between different clans, groups or characters.  
report Recommended by Sayuri_taro
War is not the end. The reason is that they aren't firm in their's conviction. I've been thinking, both are very similar in every way. Art Style, Atmospheres, Characters Personalities, Soundtrack, Supernatural. Each form is psychological warfare and battle by unusual power. Not Ersatz stuff. Both also depicting opposition between organization. That's not lukewarm. It's quite violent things in their heart. As antihero, Light confronts various enemies. For his world. On the other hand, Mikoto and Munakata fights each other. For their faith. Like I just said, both animation is similar. Simply beautiful. Unique characters looking. Well done special effects. Soundtrack is great. Memorable music exist. Never betray you. If you loved  read more 
report Recommended by Xnovazero
K and Tokyo Ghoul:re contain a white haired protagonist who suffers from amnesia and doesn't remember his past. He is loved by his relatives, but some groups recognised him for his bad reputation (that linked with his action in the past). Also there's an "alter ego" who wants to take over his body. Both anime take place in a city with the clash of the groups/gangs as the main theme (Super power users in K / Either Human vs Ghoul or Ghoul vs Ghoul in Tokyo Ghoul). Of course you must watch the prequels of Tokyo Ghoul:re or read the manga for better understanding. 
report Recommended by renzospark
The protagonist (Isana Yashiro), like Casshern, cannot remember his past, who he is.  
report Recommended by Smithier
There are no real villains. There are people who oppose the protagonist, but they have their own personal reasons. I like how these shows show both sides. In Angel Beats, Angel and Naoi kinda opposed Otonashi. In K, HOMRA is trying to get Shiro. 
report Recommended by LilRadRidingHood
RideBack and K are similar in that the plot is heavy. They are the type of anime that you could easily get confused if not paying attention. Both have a lot of action, little comedy, and some tragedy. The main protagonist from each anime is wanted as a criminal by large groups of people. Though there is no magic in RideBack, and the first few episodes are fluffy, it is very similar to K. 
report Recommended by toralos
Both are similar with the main characters somewhat resembling each other in terms of their characteristics—being carefree. 
report Recommended by beatingheartx
Both have adventure and action. (Except that K doesn't have romance^^) In K, the protagonist doesn't remember what background/life he had in his past life. Same with Kamichama Karin, both protagonist doesn't remember that they once have powers and a ruler. 
report Recommended by dropdeadalleycat
Both are action-genre animes. I love the sophistication of the effects and settings. Both have the story of pursuing one goal while knowing what magic/powers they have within. 
report Recommended by dropdeadalleycat
both have fighter gangs with super powers and their leader with mega super power. that gangs have colors in both and that colors fight each other anyway if you liked ikkitousen (I did not) you will like K (I did) btw both have fan service but K`s service is normal unlile that disgusting service in ikkitousen 
report Recommended by oguzas
Tamako Market bought me with its cute visuals. Same was with K. I know there's only 5 episodes of TM but it starts to be exactly like K, meaning that there is no plot at all. Both anime are based on nice looking but shallow characters. I hope Tomako Market will be something more but for now I can only compare it to K. So if you like nice looking anime and you can forgive lack of more engaging story then you should try both of them. 
report Recommended by Misiakk
Only similarities they both have are.. -Involving bosses, leaders, territories -Both involve their gang/followers are like family to each other -I guess both give off quite similar feeling/appeal -Both contains bad-ass action fighting Difference.. -K anime is a serious anime, warm, g type, yet funny anime at times -Blood Lad is more of a funny, entertaining anime, not that serious as K anime  
report Recommended by iNinjeek
They have the same kind of animation by GoHands, the same character design and exactly the same way of coloring, beacuse both of them made my Shingo Suzuki. They have the same sci-fi setting with super powers, and a protagonist who has a little animal on his side, and the main characters face with enemies who are trying to kill theme. 
report Recommended by Fullmoon88chan
Both are anime that are concerned with political issues. Black Knights vs Britannian Government --> Code Geass Red faction vs Blue faction --> K Both also contains nice drawings! 
report Recommended by srsng
Both are anime that are concerned with political issues. Black Knights vs Britannian Government --> Code Geass Red faction vs Blue faction --> K Both also contains nice drawings! 
report Recommended by srsng
Mature, real characters Deep psychological themes Unique and creative art styles Hauntingly beautiful scripts A treat for those with a little something between the ears. 
report Recommended by ItsYaBoyShikari
Both have quite some (well - animated) action and involve dangerous 'jobs' Jirou and Yashiro have the same voice actor Lin an Misaki both are strong fighters with a temper, but both mean well 
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
They have the same kind of animation by GoHands, the same character design and exactly the same way of coloring, beacuse both of them made my Shingo Suzuki. They have the same sci-fi setting with super powers, and a protagonist who has a little animal on his side, and the main characters face with enemies who are trying to kill theme. 
report Recommended by Fullmoon88chan
Cute supernaturally charged main character, whose mysterious past is connected to the the other characters in an as yet unclear way, with a devoted helper/friend by his side, with shounen-ai undertones. The light yet engaging and humorous tone of the anime carries the more serious episodes with ease without too much muddying up the waters.  
report Recommended by lilithilk
The supernatural element is quite similar in both anime, especially the king's power and the power of the contractor, and is set in an (slightly) alternate universe. Both have opposing organisations in control of, or fighting to control, these powers - the sources of which remains mostly mysterious throughout both series. Darker Than Black has more sophisticated storytelling than K (which is considerably less 'put together') and better developed characters. However, K is good for general entertainment, especially since it's only 13 episodes long, while DTB has more episodic storytelling over 25 episodes.  
report Recommended by fullmetalbender
Sana is the red queen and Anna is the red princess. Both are little girls with magical powers who have been forced to endure painful testing. Both have also found friendship with a grumpy man. While the two stories are quite different, Sana and Anna have a large number of similarities. 
report Recommended by ArabellaTurner
-Both series involve in gang warfare -Both have a similar plot and atmosphere -Both protagonists (Yatogami Kuroh and Nicolas Brown) use a katana as their signature weapon -Both have a strange girl (Neko and Alex Benedetto) as their sidekick -The difference is that K Project is more on superpowers, while Gangsta is much more violent, bloody, and realistic.  
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both have a very cool art style,both have a main male character who's life before this certain 'first episode incident' is a mystery. Also both anime are referring to a silver king (in shakugan no shana is more on the sequels) and the main character's existence is somehow erased. 
report Recommended by adrianime17
After watching K, the characters Shirou and Kuro totally reminded me of Allen and Kanda especially their personality & relationship. More importantly they are different shows but have powerful beings such as exorcists, clans, kings, and akumas. Come to think of it Neko might be Lenalee. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Both anime have a beautiful art style and color variety Both anime have unique and colorful characters Both anime have amazing battles Both anime have cat who turns into a cat Both anime have great soundtrack Both anime have a lot of similarities between characters I have watched 2 series and I love both of them and they are alike in many so things 
report Recommended by avivliba
Despite the differences, the setting as comparing between the shows is in the city where humans fight with supernatural powers from supremacy. K deals mostly with clans whereas 5D's involves humans with signs that originated from their respective cards. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
The thing they have in common is the presence of a group of really strong people, way stronger than others, that have the real power. In bleach those are the captains, in K the kings. I enjoyed both! 
report Recommended by LisaDeeb
Gangs, Leaders, Clans! Both anime have 3+ clan tribe leaders with rivalry and has one wicked gang tribe leader that everyone wants to kill or be friends with. Blue Vs. Red conspiracy also happens in both of the anime.  
report Recommended by 10makunn
Both anime use futuristic settings, such as using the robots. The characters have interesting types of powers. There are seven kings (K) just like there are seven level 5's in Academy City(Toaru Kagaku no Raigun) The seven groups are fighting just like how in the railgun and index series they are fighting over "science vs magic" Some of the characters power is similar in both anime. 
report Recommended by maika-xng
The main characters have the same feel; in [C], Kimimaro and Mashu are in a trust relationship that also seems like a one sided master pet relationship; in [K], Neko and Shiro also have the same relationship. Additionally, both animes contain a fine line of fantasy, and the fighting style is similar [although in C they use assets, and in K they use swords or other magic] Minaki also highly reminds me of Mikoto Suoh from K.  
report Recommended by Paperbands
They both have obvious yaoi undertones, and really high production values. 
report Recommended by triton6783
Both of the anime have one guy whom unrivaled groups had been hunting for some reason. One knows why he was being captured (Blazblue) while the other does not (K). Both shows are 'epic-ly' drawn and animated. Both stories are interesting and are shounen and supernatural. Both anime has a very nice soundtrack and a choice of voice actors. And both of them can be enjoyed very well. 
report Recommended by sevenPocky
The basic outlines are very similar with both of these stories. Both include gangs that hate and love each other and their top leaders friends with the other gangs' top leader. The fighting styles are very similar into the anime as well.  
report Recommended by 10makunn
Both well animated, somewhat confusing (but still good) action-y animes with very mixed reviews. With both it seems you either love it or hate it. Both employ a lot of plot twists, though Samurai Flamenco more so and less predictable. Both also feature two male lead characters who are arguably ship teased in-show, though Samurai Flamenco is slightly heavier on this element (without actually being a romance.) If you liked K I would definitely recommend checking out Samurai Flamenco, and vice versa (though on the whole I think Samurai Flamenco is better.)  
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