K - The Complete TV Series
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 330 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese: DD 2.0
Release Date: 14/4/2014
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
Isana is a normal, everyday high school kid who lives a normal life, or
at least that's what he is lead do believe until he is being chased by
several factions, HOMRA, SCEPTER 4 and Kuroh Yatogama. These factions
think he has killed Tatara Totsuka who is also a member of HOMRA. Shiro
can't understand what is happening to his life as he has always believed he was a normal kid, not someone who has been caught on video
killing a woman he doesn't even know.
Ever seen a naked woman
running around with nothing to cover her modesty but her long hair?
Skateboarding kids who look as though they are straight out of Samurai
Champloo or baseball wielding kids who look like they have been dragged
out of Paranoia Agent. Well, if you have, then you've come to the right
anime to have fun and as usual this one has a fair mix of futuristic and
traditional Japanese elements.
One of the major elements of the series that interested me was the
reference to kings and colours as they somehow made sense in a chess
kind of way at least to me.
As well as the Japanese voice actors
giving their all with their acting abilities, there are a few familiar
names in the English dub as well. Some might well remember Stephanie
Sheh, Patrick Seitz, Sam Riegel, and Keith Silverstern from other anime
such as Bleach and Naruto. As an action/supernatural anime it has also
been a manga novel series also called K-Project which was written by
GORA and illustrated by Yui Kuroe. Published by Kodansha it earlier
serialed in Aria magazine and was well received by the shojo or female
Directed by Shingo Suzuki, written by GORA and
licensed by Madman Entertainment and VIZ media with music by Mikio Endo
it is one of the newest anime on the scene with a strange plot, unusual
surroundings, and sense of past and future in one anime. It is clearly
one to keep a look out for as it has all the interest for young or older
viewers to get into.
Bonus Material: None.
Verdict: Original, fun and unusual.