Yeah, I know I’ve said in my earlier post about the K anime airing this falls that it’s all about being cool and it couldn’t live the expectations and blahblahblah… well, I maintain what I’ve said, but I really enjoy this one… I know I’m childish, but common, I’ve got a thing for sexy men fighting! So it’s the only anime of the season I’ve catch up so far! At least, it’s less shame than Oniai that was previously the anime I had the most episode watched (five of it… I know I should be ashamed since Oniai is purely bad fan-service and incest thingy… and I’m a girl…). Ok, let’s get back to the main subject, K anime.
First, a little summary of what happened so far… don,t worry, nothing too spoilerific (wow! a new word! in ten years, this will be in the Oxford Great Dictionary). So, in this world, there are many “kings” that draw people to them and have supernatural powers. The most
sexy important kings in this story are Mikoto Suoh, the red king who is always mad and have the HOMRA organisation, and the blue king, Reishi Munakata who reign over Scepter 4, a special task force organization with sword (yeah, I know how it sounds). But these two organization aren’t even the protagonist: they are looking for him because they both think he killed a guy in Homra. That guy, Isana Yashiro fortunatly have an ally, Yatogami Kuroh, some kind of modern-age-samurai who have a creepy fixation on his late master’s voice, and Neko, the fan-service provider for the show who likes to go around nude and can create illusions.
So, whith his samurai dog and the cat-girl, Shiro (his little name) try to avoid being catch while trying to recall if he really killed the guy or not. At the same times, Homra and scepter 4 confront many times as their members find one another for a reason or another… ok, enough with the summary (what summary, I’ve only describe some characters… whatever), too many other things to say!
As stated in my other post, this was made to pleased most fans of anime, girls and boys, whatever kind they love (well, maybe not the shojo one…): battle, cool gangs, military organization, conspirator, gothic lolita girl, high school decor, nude girls, supernatural power and even some little yaoi hint! and this isn’t only in my imagination… this blue king really like to talk to people really really near their face, specially with other guys, or that creepy Fushimi with Misaki… But this is all made to spice it up a little!
After all these episodes, what I think of this anime so far: not so bad. This certainly isn’t a masterpiece, but this isn’t a bad one either. Of course there isn’t enough episodes for all the content they are trying to put in each episode. There are many things that certainly won’t be explain at all and are left to our imagination or to read in the two mangas published in japan about the prequel. And with only two more episodes before the end, many questions will be left unanswered.
Anyway, my favorite character for now is Mikoto Suoh… he is so cool and I like a man of few words! Fushimi is somehow creepy, but also really cool and I like the idea of someone changing gang and after that having a fight with his last partner… not so original thought… Yata Misaki is pretty cool too with his bat and his skateboard, but he seems inspired by that character from Paranoia Agent, lil slugger, but with a skate and not rollerblades… Other than that, I think Neko is annoying, Isana Yashiro doesn’t bring any sympathy from me and Yatogami Kuroh could have been cool, but just become lame. I think the writers tried to make him funny and sympathetic, but they just make him annoying.
I would have liked to know more about the flashback with Weismann and the japanese lieutenant, in fact, I would have liked know more everyone past. Mikoto and the blue king seems to know each other very well, or where does Anna come from? why is Awashima Seri, the scepter 4 busty lieutenant coming to Izumo bar, that is the Homra SQ?
Ok, I’m only complaining now… but the visual of this anime are stunning and I have lots of fun watching it. This is a bit of a paradox, but I really enjoy it… ok, the fact that half of the cast are pretty boys make it more bearable! But the action and fight are also well made and the mysteries leave us wanting more.