Nobuaki Kanazawa, who transferred to a high school far away, is afraid of getting intimate with his new classmates because of the events that happened from his previous school. This led him to shut his heart. However, he starts to open up during the sports festival's class relay. He and all his classmates received an email from "King." At first, his classmates didn't take what they were told seriously, thinking it's just a joke, but Nobuaki, the only one who knows the real meaning of it, fights against the "death" game that will soon begin…
The rules of the King's Game are as follows:
1. All class members must participate.
2. The order sent by King through email must be followed within 24 hours.
3. A punishment will be given to those who don't follow the order.
4. Quitting the King's Game halfway is forbidden.
This "anime" is one of the worst insults to the inteligence I've ever seen.
It's like you have a very good recipt, of pie, but instead of following that you prefer do another thing, yeah, like use rotten tools, collect some dirt and use it as flour and ofc burn the hell out of it in the oven.
Well, now that I said some harsh things let's talk about why it's so
1) This anime fails in any techical aspect, they can't even make the scenes connect correctly, it's so lame...
2) The characters just overreact all the things they do, like all the time they're crying, beeing mad, beeing rude... they can change mood in 0,15 seccons, time that takes one frame to another. Damn this is frustrating for the ambient.
3) In some parts they didnt make characters move their mouths when talking some times, rly?
4) The opening and ending have the sound misconfigured, letting the song sound lower than it should. (This is the 1st time I see this)
5) In the 1st episode was some damn good image I'll not spoil, but only that. They spent all the budget in that MadHouse like image?
6) And the most important one for me, the story potential is very high, why and how do you turn this potential in this?? If you don't have the budget to animate don't do it, don't slap to the face te people who made the manga pls.
Hell yeah this is the biggest useless s**t I've ever seen.
Would not recommend it, to anyone except you want to suffer like the animation team that did this garbage...
Normally I am against writing a review for an anime before it has concluded but this anime is one of the exceptions.
ARE YOU INTO NTR? DO YOU LIKE MAIN CHARACTERS NOT AFRAID TO CRY IN EVERY SINGLE EPISODE? DO YOU LOVE ANIME WHERE YOU HATE EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER AND YOUR SOLE ENJOYMENT IS WATCHIGN THEM DIE? THIS IS THE ANIME FOR YOU. Do yourself a favour and never waste time on this shitstorm.
This is easily one of the top 5 worst anime I've ever attempted to watch, it fails in every aspect.
The synopsis and premise of this anime lures you in like
a bloody trap. You go in expecting SAW meets Another and what you get is what is probably the worst combination of the two.
The characters are the worst part of this anime. Every single character is detestable, a legitimate asshole with no redeeming qualities. Their personalities range from bland female to bossy bitch to loud asshole that wears a backwards baseball hat, it is as generic as it gets. Every single one of them is unfathomably stupid.
The lead female and male are as unbearable as can be. The guy is a whiney outspoken bitch that cannot speak up for himself whatsoever. In the first half of the first episode some kids literally try to say hi to him and he's borderline crying. Seemingly every episode the retarded cast of students in the class finds some pointless reason to curb stomp him into the ground for not doing anything and trying to help and he doesn't fight back, he just cries. If the poor execution of the plot doesnt piss you off, this beta cuck MC will.
The female, Natsuko, is the worst part of the anime. Her alone. You will not understand why until you reach the second episode after watching the first. I won't say any more, hope you like NTR and bitches.
The transitioning and story telling of this anime is grade a shit. I do not think the studio behind this knows what they're doing similar to the studio that was behind the abominable Berserk 2016 and 2017.. Episode 1 starts off with a "flashback" where MC's lover dies. Then cuts to where MC is in a track race with a new class of students. The next scene is a cut to where MC has first transferred to said class but not as a flashback, told as if it's present day. The next scene chronologically is after the track race. It makes no sense whatsoever, it's a fucking mess already and this is just episode 1.
The last part of this anime I will shit on is the plot itself. If you read the synopsis, you will know that students are sent a text message from "The King" that instructs them on something they must do that day. What the synopsis doesn't tell you is that the "King" is retarded and unfair and can send messages like "Don't sleep or you die" at 11pm when multiple students are already asleep causing instant inescapable death for no reason whatsoever. It also doesn't mention that students can be killed just for saying something mean about the "king". It is such a terribly written concept that makes no sense and is painful to watch.
This anime makes me wish I was killed by the king along with the toilet grade cast.
Considering the amount of negativity this show gets, it makes me feel bad for enjoying this show so much. I understand people do not enjoy its VERY dark nature, but I thoroughly have been enjoying this. Some things are so dark it makes me think "wow, can they actually put this in a show?" but I guess they can and that element of it is truly impressive in this horror. As I write this there have only been 3 episodes and the 3rd episode did not fail to make me cry as the way certain horrific events effect some characters are honestly shocking and upsetting,
so much so that I have to take a break from doing anything after watching an episode just so I can sit and think about it. I love this show and I feel it does have its flaws but every show will, and I'm excited for the episodes to come!
This show might not be the best anime by any means, but it does enough to keep me watching. At the time of writing this review, only 3 episodes have aired and although many have criticized it for not being in depth with the story and characters, i think its too quick to judge when there at the moment isnt technically a set amount of episodes listed that will air. Its possible this could be a 24, 50, or more episode anime. If so, it stands to reason the plot will grow thicker and the characters deeper. I will not write
it off yet as there are not too many anime with the horror mystery focus and surely none that are airing currently.
I am hoping the show will improve on a few things to elevate my final rating to at least a 7-8, but for now its just average-fair. Its important to note that it does well in the art as it looks smoother than other anime did early on and the blood, gore, and shock factor are above average in my opinion. Its main flaw is that the main character gets severely hated on both from those within the anime and from those watching, however, I have a strong feeling that the main character will be making a comeback from the depths of hell he has been forced to by everyone. I see this as something akin to A Nightmare on Elm Street in the sense you have a group of dumb teenagers who dont know any better, but find the strength to fight back against their oppressor. Its important to note that at this point in the anime, we dont know whether the "king" of the game is a supernatural entity or an extremely clever/capable murderer. In either case, Nobuaki better get his shit together and start doing some detective work because his life depends on it.
If your'e in the mood for a supernatural thriller and have patience for letting things build, then I recommend this anime for you.