Katsura, Shinpachi and Kagura in weird cosplay identified but where is Gintoki? Don’t tell me he’s inside a cleaning robot?
|Welcome back for more fun with K on Metanorn! So did K pass the three episode mark for you or did you decide to drop it completely without looking back? Personally I am in for the visuals, super cool powers and the unique characters like Neko? While she is really nothing but fanservice wrapped around a cute package, I am still kind of waiting for her to do something, but I am totally fine if she wants to stand around doing random moe things because that works for me! Anyway how are you feeling about K so far Kyo?|
|It’s been so far a bumpy ride, Fosh. We have been getting high and low episodes starting from the first one but K has passed my three episode test because I want to blog it. Sure, for some people eye-candy snazzy production, glimpses of plot and eargasmic seiyuu cast is not enough; I say fare thee well to those comrades, who fell off the wagon. Though, we are in no way doing so and would be chugging our review train on week after week~|
// Kickass Festival Time – Ah yes it is time for some crazy festival stuffs in this anime, which makes me ask the question: what kind of themed event will Shiro’s class end up doing? I mean the normal choices are the usual Haunted houses, Maid Cafés or maybe something brand new? I think most of us have seen countless high school themed anime pull the normal boring booth stuff, but I remember last season had the random adventures with the girls of Upotte, those girls had a freaking camel ride inside a classroom filled with sand and they had tanks on campus! That was new and very hilarious or you could visit the bright and colorful world of Precure and watch the girls setup an amazing fashion complete with a free concert provided by the light music club. So what are your favorite festivals or booths in anime? I think Hyouka had a few unique ones as well, but I always shout at my computer DUDE COMBINE THEM BOTH! You can have a haunted maid café because well Halloween is around the corner and it gives the animation department an excuse to draw Neko dressed as a maid… Oh…yes…a catgirl maid is required to advance the plot and backstory of K.
// Seeking Alibi – Chase seems to be a set theme for K with different characters going after different goals/targets. Though, this specific alibi hunt is as old as episode one since Kuroh came about Shiro. Though, at least this time around, we got a bonus of discovering some more supporting characters along with dynamics of their school, which is situated in an island. Kukuri even has photo evidence of Shiro 45 minutes after the murder (seemingly an impossible feat seeing the distance from school to main city), clearing Shiro from Kuroh’s suspicion at least. However innocent Shiro calls himself, these almost off-handed traits (forgetting to keep his PDA with him and aloofness), in his personality are suspicious. With Homra loli and Seri zeroing on the school with a match found with Shiro, he would be in deep shit very soon. Not to mention, Fushimi seems to be up to something and did he have a nemesis rivalry with Tatara (the guy who was killed by the Colourless King?), or he actually respected him and is now pissed off at his murder? Yep, definitely a lot of questions unanswered so the chase will continue.
Spices are srs bsns, nyaa~
// Katgirls are so Nyaa – Captain Neko of the moe-retsu pirates continues to charge up her cute power levels EVERY WEEK. However, at this point I think she is going to always be the random comical girl who provides fanservice here and there or will she? We still don’t have a grasp on her real role in K right now and honestly I am not expecting it to be mindbogglingly awesome unless they reveal her true powers. I had a little thought while watching this episode, what if Neko had the ability to change her shape to match other humans such as the mysterious guy in the murder video? I know that sounds really CRAZY, but think about it for a moment what if she had a split personality and this adorable cute side is just a front to throw everyone off? Of course I could be shooting random things in the dark with that little theory of mine and Neko hasn’t really set off any flags for having any “problems” towards Shiro or Kuroh, but she is a super protective type.
// Plot Thickens with MPD/Evil Twin – Just when you thought things are well with Shiro’s innocence proof by Kukuri, we get a whammy of a bloody uniform and his hazy memory. Seriously, dude, what a way to remember that out-of-focus and grainy memory as a recollection at a wrong time. There are times that Shiro seems to be the male version of Neko, frivolous and acting on spur of the moment things rather than functioning as a normal human. He forgets important things like his school PDA and lives off borrowed food. Though, he seems to be a good spirit and completely innocent, he doesn’t have his full memories. I mean, the supposed school festival prep was a few days before this chase and he had to go through the entire school trying to find someone who had seen him around? Why couldn’t he remember such a simple matter by himself? This gives light to my MPD (multiple personality disorder) theory on Shiro that the Colourless King is part of him, he is just not aware of it. Do we have another Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with us? Could be. Another theory could be of an evil twin, who’s sharing his memories with him due to an unexplained connection and even Fosh’s theory on Neko playing a part in all of this can work with a twist of her being his guardian and trying to save his positive side rather than negative. Right now we have nothing concrete but speculation; though, hopefully, we’ll keep you aware of happenings with our continued crazy theories.
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Not the most exciting episode of all time but things are finally getting interesting as we get closer and closer to finding out the truth about the mystery killer; however, the final reveal of that character is taking a long time! That said if they told us now would any of us continue to watch? I know we have at least eight episodes to go and I assume they will reveal it before the final episode right? I hope they don’t cop out and wait till the final five minutes of the eleventh episode to say BOOM! The killer was THIS RANDOM DUDE! Hooray and thanks for playing THE END even though I can easily name a few series that have done such things in the past. Right now the moe adventures of Neko continue to draw me in every week just so I can see what silly thing she decides to do next! This week she was riding on robots like Maika Tsuchimikado from Index and I died while Neko started to mimic the robot as it talked? I swear those moments keep me interested a lot like the penguins in Mawaru Penguindrum.
I won’t call this a strong episode as it again left a lot of questions rather than answering at least some of them. I know the staff has tried to build the story so that the reveal would be sweet or BTOOOM (pun intended), but I’ll be with Fosh on this one: don’t make us wait too long! Also, I want to accept Shiro as a complex character but I just can’t. Right now, he’s more of a blubbering idiot, who doesn’t even know where he kept his underwear because there’s something wrong with his memory. I do think however, that the form that we have been seeing from episode one is innocent because he’s been nothing but kind if not straight-forward to everyone he has encountered till now. Neko’s presence alongside him is also reassuring because even if she has the attention span of a cat (with good reason), she still is powerful and knows more than she lets on. I don’t know how Kuroh would react after knowing the truth but only upcoming episodes will tell us their deal.
If Neko is the point of amusement for Fosh, for me it’s the ninja robots and their voice-overs. As I reported previously, I have already identified Tomokazu Sugita, FukuJun and Nakamura Yuuchi ones but this episode, I recognized Mamoru Miyano doing the ‘hillbilly Samurai’ line. If you are a seiyuu-fag like me, this is the most amusing activity while getting distracted by the background tech. Speaking of tech, it’s pretty cool yo, from the PDA to the recognition system being run by the Blue suits. Though, I hope Homra has more of them rather than some marble-mumbo-jumbo shown by their loli. As I get more inclined towards theories on Homra, the Fushimi preview really interests me. I hope we divulge a bit more on his past with Homra and what was the cause of his betrayal for him to switch to the snobby Blue suits.
Fushimi (Mamoru Miyano) uses his cool Hououin Kyouma voice… We’ll see you next time with more reveals. El Psy Congroo!