Ousama Game The Animation

King's Game

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Synonyms: Ou-sama Game
Japanese: 王様ゲーム The Animation
English: King's Game
German: King's Game The Animation
Spanish: King's Game The Animation
French: King's Game
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Seven
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, SchoolSchool, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.071 (scored by 127644127,644 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #126162
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #993
Members: 248,478
Favorites: 469

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It can be rough transferring to a new school—even more so if you don't want to make any friends, like Nobuaki Kanazawa. But the reason for his antisocial behavior soon becomes clear when his class receives a text from someone called "The King." Included are instructions for the "King's Game," and all class members must participate. Those who refuse to play, quit halfway, or don't follow an order in the allotted time of 24 hours will receive a deadly punishment.

Having played the game before and watched as those around him died, Nobuaki tries to warn his clueless classmates. Unfortunately, they only believe him after the King's Game claims its first casualties. Stuck in a horrific situation with no chance of escape, Nobuaki has a choice: put his own survival above those around him, or do what he couldn't before and save his classmates.

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Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"FEED THE FIRE" by coldrain

Ending Theme

"Lost Paradise" by Pile

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Apr 11, 2024
In spite of it's rating, this is my favorite anime of all time.
Horror is a genre that does not generally fare well among anime fans, however this gem remains hidden by its poor ratings.
This show excels at its character development. By the end of the show, the characters have all been thoroughly explored and we get to see that many of them are fighting to survive for more than just their own sake and many of them are willing to sacrifice themselves to save their friends.
Honestly not sure why this one got such a bad score from others. It goes up there with Higurashi as ...
Aug 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Such a let down. The concept was great and this could have been good but the biggest problem in my opinion was the characters. The protagonist was very annoying. He was very corny, and if he knew how to talk to people he wouldn't have to play the crappy savior by himself.
The antagonist, they weren't a problem, they did a good job of making me dislike them, BUT the way the other characters react to the antagonist actions was very dumb and not realistic. People are not gonna just sit there and watch someone do evil things right in front of them, especially when ...
Feb 17, 2024
This anime is garbage please don't watch this. The only enjoyment you might get from it is laughing at the absurdity of it but if that's what you're looking for there are much better options.

The plot makes no sense and the way they handle sensitive subjects such as rape is disgusting. Anime always tend to struggle with horror and this one isn't an exception it's not particularly scary it's just a gorefest.

The music is bland and doesn't really add to the show in any way.

The animation is awful and the gore scenes are just too much.

There's nothing in terms of production that ...

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