Tuesday, January 1, 2013

[Ended] K: Different

[K], is a unique piece of work in terms of the feel. It has a different feel to it than anything else in this season.

Even though it has left many things unexplained, as a standalone series, it's complete enough and the story actually brings itself to a good closure. Even though the world is not crazily farfetched as Horizon or Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo, it too used the similar approach, by giving no explicit explanations on the world's background, only to let audience discover how this world operate by piecing together various parts of clue the plot drops along the way. As of lately, I've been rather fond of such structure, because if executed correctly, piecing together how the world works would be an additional element aside from the plot to keep the anime interesting.

For what I've gathered, there will be another season of [K]. That puts some of my feeling to ease because the series touched slightly upon how the world comes to be late in the season but never really had any follow up after that. Hopefully we can see more of that so we can get an better understanding about the dynamics of the kings and the government.

Final Scoreboard:

Drama: 90 (Definitely)
Comedy: 85 (There are some moments)

Action: 92 (Different)
Art/Animation: 88 (Also different)
Sound/Music: 95 (Angela!!!)
Character: 90 (Unique)
Plot: 86 (Intriguing)
Ending: 88 (Somewhat complete)

Re-watch value: 70 - May pick up more information

Overall: 86 - Quite a Different Feel

Recommendation: It's a very unique piece of work. If you have trouble understanding it, there's a chance the second season would explain more.

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