Dec 28, 2012

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K episode 13

Must. Keep. Tears. Inside. Head! Damn, now this is what I call a season finale! I say this because the second season for K / K-Project has officially been green-lit! The action throughout the episode was great and the drama near the end was superb. I definitely don’t mind watching another season of this. Hell, give me two more of them.

[NWTC] K - 13.mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2012.12.27_23.34.25]I like how Kuroh finally made up his mind about finally following Yashiro as his new king. It was a long time coming, after all. He must be crazy strong now too, seeing as the Red and Blue King’s clansmen had a really tough time dealing with him, and that’s when he didn’t possessed any of the powers that come with being a clansmen of the Silver King. Ahh~ I wanted to see him in action!

However, I didn’t like it when Yashiro allowed the Colourless King to enter his body, only to keep him prisoner there. I could somehow figure out what was going to happen next, seeing as he made it very clear that he was about to check up on the two fighting kings. One plus one is two, you know? Self-sacrifice is never pretty.

[NWTC] K - 13.mkv_snapshot_18.23_[2012.12.27_23.35.24]Anyway, he kept the Colourless King inside his body long enough for Mikoto, the Red King, to deal a fatal blow. That was the end of that. Yashiro nor the Colourless King were nowhere to be found. It didn’t take long for Reishi to take Mikoto’s life after his sword came crumbling down. Something about having kings killing one another so that the cycle may continue, I don’t know.

What’s important here is that Yashiro seems to be gone, Mikoto is gone and that there’s going to be another season! Now, Mikoto is definitely dead, which is a shame, because he was my favourite here, but I don’t think that Yashiro is too. We mustn’t forget that Yashiro is the Silver King, the immortal king. I’m sure he’ll pop up again during the second season. I can hardly wait!

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Dec 23, 2012

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K episode 12

Oh yeah… The end is going to be epic, I can feel it! We experienced a very shaky and strange start, but the past few episodes have been an absolutely delight. My overall experience of K / K-Project is very good, so I have no regrets about writing reviews.

[CR] Project K - 12 [1280x720].mkv_snapshot_11.35_[2012.12.21_13.21.35]During this episode we learn a bit more about Yashiro, or should I say Adolf now? Oh well, why change something that works? It seems that he prefers to be called Yashiro now. We learned what happened, how the colourless king’s powers work and about what is yet to come. Not bad for just one episode, huh?

It is kind of strange that Yashiro didn’t make Kuroh one of his clansmen, although I do like the thought of Neko being his first. She has been with him the longest, after all. Still, it doesn’t change the fact that Kuroh could’ve definitely used a bit of that power. He couldn’t face all of the Blue King’s and Red King’s clansmen alone if it were to come to that.

[CR] Project K - 12 [1280x720].mkv_snapshot_18.28_[2012.12.21_13.22.03]It’s also a good thing that Yashiro knows what to do know. He knows what’s most important and he has all of his friends behind him once more, including the Red King’s and Blue King’s clansmen. The question is not whether or not he knows what to do or how. The real question is; is Yashiro, a guy that just discovered he’s Adolf Weismann, the Silver King, really capable of stopping the Colourless King before he can completely his plan? Seeing as the Colourless King, whose real face is still unknown, still plans to make those two kings his slaves (or at least take over their powers). This just means that the next and final episode will be epic. I’ll be waiting, Japan!

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Dec 16, 2012

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K episode 11

Superb! It has been a strange and long ride throughout the world of K / K-Project, but we have arrived in its final stages, and it’s getting exciting as hell! To think that they would unleash the mother of all twists during this episode… Absolutely superb!

[CR] Project K - 11 [1280x720].mkv_snapshot_05.02_[2012.12.14_12.14.26]The story continued just as always; the Red King was desperately looking for the Colourless king, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction. The Blue King is trying to stop the Red King from using any more of his powers whilst looking for the Colourless king as well. The Colourless King is still being the same old cowers, using people as puppets to move from one place to another, hoping to sneak up on people and stab them in the back.

Seriously, the episode started out like any other. There were no signs of an upcoming twist. I mean, even I thought it was strange that the Colourless King was constantly moving from one host to another, hoping to finally get inside Yashiro. It didn’t make sense, until they finally revealed Yashiro’s true identity.

[CR] Project K - 11 [1280x720].mkv_snapshot_22.16_[2012.12.14_12.16.03]There is really only one reason as to why I’m so impressed with this anime right now; I could never have guessed the outcome of this episode. I could never have guessed that Yashiro was actually Adolf Weismann all long. It doesn’t make sense, even now. They clearly showed us a dead body, Adolf’s body. Who was that, if not Adolf?

I was absolutely flabbergasted when I saw how Yashiro turned into Adolf, the Silver King, also known as the Immortal King. That’s when things started making sense. That’s why the Colourless King was targeting him; probably to obtain his powers. There has to be a reason why he’s called the Colourless King. It may be a wild guess on my part, but I think he’s trying to steal another king’s powers, taking over their ‘colour’ by doing so. Damn, I can’t wait to see what happens next…

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Dec 9, 2012

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K episode 10

Hmm… I honestly don’t know how to approach this. It wasn’t a bad episode, but I’m not exactly ecstatic about it either. I mean, this episode should’ve told us about more about the guy that killed Tatara. That is why the Red King rushed to the school in the first place.

As mentioned above; the Red King didn’t waste any time and took his entire group down there to find the one that calls himself the Colourless King. He sealed off the island and made it very clear that no stone would be left unturned until he was found. He didn’t really seem to care about the lives of others, as long as he got his revenge.

That’s when I caught a little piece of information about what it takes to become a king and how to maintain such a position. It seems that a king can’t go around killing people. It will damage his “sword”, the proof of being a king. Chaos will surely follow if that sword should break in any way. That’s why the Blue King has been so careful with him, I guess…

Mikoto doesn’t seem to care about what happens to himself or to the people around him. He cares about his close friends and about catching the guy that killed Tatara. Say whatever you want, but I think he qualifies as a king. I mean, he is willing to protect and avenge his friends at the cost of his life. A great king always cares about his people, and puts their needs before his own. At least that’s what some people say.

Believe it or not, but I’m actually looking forward to the next episode. It’s quite certain that Mikoto will attack Yashiro head-on if he as much as catches a glimpse of him. Yashiro will have to find a way to prove his innocents, as well as to capture the guy that killed Tatara. It’s the only way he will ever be free from those people. It’s going to be interesting as hell!

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Dec 2, 2012

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K episode 09

Did this episode really have to be so complicated? It’s quite clear that they’re trying to point the viewers in the wrong direction, merely so that they can surprise everyone later on with a twist in the story. No, no, no… You won’t fool me! I can see what’s going on here…!

They start the episode out with a history lesson about Adolf and how he got to be the Silver King. He used to be a (brilliant) scientist that was trying to harvest these powers for the benefit of all humanity. Needless to say that he failed. His sister, a woman that resembles Seri-chan like two drops of water, which is probably why he remained so close to the city all this time (?), died in the process. They didn’t really show how she died, but she did. That was the turning point. That was when he became the strange king, the immortal king.

I could go on for hours, but the real point of this post is that Mikoto has broken free. Let’s face it; he was never really a prisoner. He could’ve broken free whenever he wanted to, and Reisi, the Blue King, probably couldn’t have stopped him either without getting hurt. That just goes to show that it’s pointless when two somewhat equal powers fight each other. They just end up destroying the place without a definite outcome.

The only reason Mikoto left was because he was approached by the person responsible for his friend’s death. I still refuse to believe that Yashiro’s responsible. He may be a sly dog, but not a murderous one. Besides, he already got most of his memories back, so he knows he didn’t do it (I think?). One thing is for sure; the culprit definitely goes to the same school as him, so maybe he’s been framed? I’m pretty sure we’re going to find out next week.

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Nov 25, 2012

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K episode 08

Woooh! It’s starting to get really good! The predictability has been drastically reduced and the story is better than ever. Good job, K-Project! I would still like to change Yashiro’s personality though. He’s just way too passive. I don’t think it would do the story bad to make him a little bit more aggressive.

I was hopeful at first. Yashiro regained (some of) his memories during this episode, so I immediately though that his personality would change. He called the Blue King, made a little deal with him and even ended up escaping a surprise attack. I thought for sure that Yashiro had changed. But no, he was the same old idiot with a girl’s voice.

I was happy, you know. He decided that it was time to take matters into his own hands by getting the Blue King to apprehend the Silver King. His own hands would’ve been clean while the Blue King did all the dirty work. Yeah, that’s what I thought at first. Isn’t that just a little bit sad?

Now, this Silver King, Adolf, looked a lot like Yashiro. Cut that long hair of his and you have a match, probably. Could it be that he was actually the one that murdered the Red King’s friend? Like I said, the level predictability is very low here, so I can only make stupid guesses at this point, which makes me a little bit happier, actually.

There is so much more that I want to say and even more that I want to ask. I’m not though. I’m pretty sure that all my questions will get answered during next week’s episode. Besides, I don’t want my mailbox full of mails from readers that know that answers. I prefer to be surprised next week!

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Nov 18, 2012

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K episode 07

It took seven weeks, but we finally arrived! The story was much too vague and irregular, so I’m hoping that it’s going to get a whole lot better after this week’s episode. It was almost as though I was watching a budget game, where there’s more (cheap) action than anything else.

I have to be honest here, guys… I sort of regret writing about this anime. I would rather have covered Robotics;Notes or Sukitte Li na yo. Still, what’s done is done. I will continue till the end. Perhaps I will write something about either one of those two aforementioned shows when I’m done with this one.

Anyway, it was a matter of time before those people caught up with Yashiro. Let’s face it, he’s not been very cautious, has he? He’s been very careless since he found that blood-stained shirt in his closet. But, after having seen this particular episode, things make a lot more sense right now. The only question that needs to be answered at this point is; will Kuroh end up killing Yashiro or not?

We need to ask ourselves that, because it seems that his and other people’s memories were altered by Neko and her mysterious powers. It seems that her powers go way beyond illusions and whatnot. She can remove and create memories inside people’s heads. That is why Yashiro can’t remember anything. She blocked those memories and put new ones there to protect him.

It made me think about the possibility of him being the “Evil King”. Frankly, he doesn’t strike me as the murdering kind. Sure, anyone is capable of killing a person when our animalistic instincts are triggered. That would mean that he was somehow forced to kill that guy, providing he actually did it. He could’ve been framed by someone. Either way, it will be interesting to find out what happened right before he came falling from the sky.

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Nov 11, 2012

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K episode 06

Finally! It’s not like I actually wanted him to, but it’s about time that Yashiro started to worry about his past. Let’s face it, guys; everyone would get worried if a person gets killed by someone that looks exactly like you. It was ridiculous to see him so carefree after he saw that clip. This looks a lot better now.

The strangest thing about this episode would be that very few people seem to remember Yashiro now. Last week everybody knew who he was, yet very few people seem to remember him now. Even Kukuri-chan, one of his classmates and closest friends, didn’t even remember. Did I miss something here? I would love to have this explained. Perhaps I should watch this week’s and last week’s episode again?  I don’t know.

It had gotten to a point where even Neko left him. Neko, his beloved cat-girl that always stayed by his side. I didn’t really get that either. Are people finally starting to realize that he’s the colourless king? If so, does that mean that he’s an evil king? I only ask that because the red king, Mikoto, isn’t actually evil. His powers, his flame, can only be used to protect people. The only reason he acts like that is because someone killed his friend.

It will be very interesting to see what happens from now on. It all comes down to this; Yashiro is still trying to found out more about himself while being chased by multiple kings and their henchmen. His friend-count keeps decreasing and it seems like he’s about to panic. It’s also a matter of time before Kuroh, the guy that tried to kill him because he looks like the colourless king, figures it out. I’m not saying that Kuroh will automatically kill him, although that’s probably what he will try to do, but there’s a chance that he has grown accustomed to Yashiro by that time. Everything’s possible, I guess. All we can do is wait and see.

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