The similarity between k and Hand Shakers is that they have a huge
focus in the back ground art. The characters look similar too...
The difference is K is for a more mature audience because of nudity in the anime.
The white haired character always have a main role in both anime.
K: Return of Kings is the second season of the K series but it can stand well enough on its own. It has a stellar soundtrack, beautiful visuals and has the same concept of superpowered Kings and their followers fighting.
The K series main difference is how these powered individuals interact, and the modern setting that separates it from Magi.
Power and authority. These two concepts are recurring themes seen in both Re: Hamatora and K: Return of Kings. Should power be equally distributed among the masses or should it only be given to a selective few to prevent corruption and chaos? These two thought provoking questions are constantly being asked throughout both series. Opposing factions fight one another with the hopes of achieving their group or individual goals, but interestingly enough no group or individual is distinctively seen as heroic or villainous. The thought of being "good" or "bad" is seen as rather subjective and open to interpretation to the audience.
The first season in both series are a bit underwhelming with significant plot-holes being seen, and filler episodes that are unable to contribute to the story's progression. However, the second season for both Hamatora and K slightly fix these issues by revealing some character development and backstory. Regardless, both series are still interesting and enjoyable to watch. The use of bright colours, unique animation, and refreshing BGM are the redeeming qualities of both anime. read more
While K is very pretty (And some watch it just for that reason), KHR started out as a gag manga, so not so much...
BUT!! Later on, the artist who works on KHR's manga does improve a lot, and so the anime gets a bit better looking.
Animation differences aside, K and KHR both have similar characters, themes, and if you've seen KHR first you might keep thinking to yourself, "Gosh! GORA must have seen Reborn!"
Well... It does seem that way, but it's kind of unlikely.
To spell it out simply for you, I'll make a little list.
KHR and K both revolve around Families/Factions/Gangs that sort of thing.
Both have color and attribute related abilities... I mean... HOMURA is just a bunch of Storm Flame users pretty much...
K has characters that seem similar to KHR's characters. Especially in the case of Mikoto Suoh... And if you like Xanxus, you probably will like Suoh.
It's very hard to go into further detail on the similarities of both series without spoiling either of them... But I hope you'll catch why I'm recommending KHR to K fans once you start into the later seasons of KHR.
KHR is a lot longer than K, but it's worth watching. Both series have made me laugh and cry, and I hope that if you look into KHR, you'll see why it's just as charming as K. read more