Oct 6, 2012

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K / K-Project

First of all, what is up with this strange name, “K”? It may be just me overthinking things again, but it seems a bit lazy. I know it’s also referred to as “K-Project”, which isn’t much of an improvement to be honest, but seriously? Either way, I’m not going to let the name influence my experience, not that it could when I’m talking about this interesting piece of work.

The artwork… I love it! It’s strange, original and a delight to look at. The characters themselves may not seem like anything special at first, but the overall scenery… What a sight! It has this dramatic feeling to it. Pardon if I sound a bit strange, but it’s quite hard to explain this. Let’s just say that it somehow draws you in without you even noticing.

The story somehow reminded me of Ao no Exorcist. Maybe it’s because of all those flames? I don’t know. Either way; it’s very interesting. A psychic war between a bunch of (teenage) kings? If that isn’t original then I don’t know what is. It’s safe to assume, judging by the type story and total number of episodes (thirteen), that we are about to embark upon an action-filled story that will show us how create the human mind can truly be.

Anyway, I know that there are a lot of people out there that dislike most types of supernatural anime. I still recommend that you give this one a try. The idea in general may be a bit farfetched, but it has great potential. I’m pretty sure that your average anime fan will love this piece, definitely.

Plot Summary: Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with, K follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a psychic war between seven kings.

Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men.

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