So I’m out with the family for a week and have some free time; which means I’m clearing out my backlog one marathon’d show at a time.
This will likely be updated as the week progresses, but I just finished this one and want to do it justice.
K (13 eps) / K - Missing Kings (Movie) / K - Return of Kings (13 eps)
So I’d watched K ages ago and fell in love with it. Almost to the point that it’s consistently been in my top 5 for 1 cour animes since the day I finished watching it. The story is well paced, intriguing, and the important details are well enough explained that you have a really good understanding of (or can infer easily) the main plotlines. The movie is a fantastic bridge between the end of the original anime series and readily heralds the coming of the major actors for the second season. The second season is again well paced, explains more of the overarching story extremely well, and resolves the primary conflict in a meaningful manner.
While I’m going to avoid going too in-depth (as I’m currently writing this on a phone), I give it a 4.5/5, with the .5 falling to the production teams’ habit of falling back on reusing stock animations and focusing too heavily on flashbacks when it’s not readily necessary. That said, the show has enjoyable characters whom develop a fulfilling sense of depth as the show progresses, and a storyline that continually leaves the viewer wondering just what in the hell can happen next.
If you’re looking for a way to waste a weekend, or just looking for something to marathon late one night, K will likely fit the bill nicely.