K: Return of Kings

Alternative Titles

English: K: Return of Kings
Synonyms: K-Project Sequel, K 2nd Season


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: GoHands
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.781 (scored by 78,467 users)
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Ranked: #9322
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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.  
report Recommended by -Eva
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. 
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Both shows give a same sort of feeling (though Bungou's is more mature and darker). Both are about different groups fighting each other and have supernatural / magical powers. The Blue group is similar to the agency. The Red is similar to the Port Mafia. While the two are fighting, a new enemy shows up and the two groups have to join forces to fight the new enemy. 
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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  read more 
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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  read more 
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The Kyoto Grid Purge is similar to when the green's unleash the slates (chaos). Also add to the fact that the main group is trying to prevent that and they are similar enough 
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