Quick synopsis: 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.
Personal thoughts: No moe shit, no shitty character. Nothing that is shit. This anime has proven itself to be the best and the most badass of winter 2012 anime list. This anime was good in many ways.
Storyline & Plot: 8.5/10
I like the storyline very much. The story about the king fighting another king and only king can kill a king is so cool. Its like having some special ritual power or something. One thing to note about the plot is that they let shit things happened first before explaining. Its like, “GET IN THE CAR!, I WILL EXPLAIN AT THE END OF THE EPISODE!” or something similar to that. Although they didn’t really make it exciting and mysterious like other anime, it still explain the event fully and clearly for everyone. The storyline isn’t that rush at all, I mean season 2 was announced in planning right? So the story still goes on.
Art & Character Design: 9/10
The animation is simply stunning, if you remember the scene where Yata in his skateboard chasing Yashiro around the streets of Tokyo. The CGI effect for that part was amazing, you wouldn’t feel it unless you watched it in either HD or HQ. Likewise for the character design, I like the way they design their character where they are mature looking and looks like a character that you would see in a proper and serious anime.
Entertainment & Execution: 8/10
It was definitely entertaining as it shown some cool fighting scene and chasing scene. It wasn’t that exciting as you already have a feeling what’s coming next. That’s something that will kill your mood for entertainment. But still, the execution of the story is the one that bring this segment into having a high score. The execution of the story was done perfectly, you don’t feel confusing even if they skip plots and explain all of it later. Not many anime can pull that off successfully.
Not bad at least for the opening title sang by Angela. As for the ending, I have reason to believe its dedicated to Neko.
This anime is a serious and proper anime, this means no moe shit or any stupid fan service. However, this anime is severely underrated and it is not getting enough attention despite Animax massive advertisement. Since season 2 is going to come out, I am going to wait for it. I can’t wait for them to introduce the other kings and see more naked Neko in action. The animation and music quality is superb and they should keep it that way. For people out there who had not watched this yet, you should give it a try. You will be surprised.