A booming end minus land destruction.
|Well readers it’s officially time to say good bye to the fantastic world of K because we have reached the final episode, but fear not because a second season has been announced. That said how will things end for all our favorite characters? I hope it ends with something awesome! So what are your thoughts going into the final Kyo?|
|Well, Fosh, K has definitely been a roller-coaster ride and I am glad that I was tagging it with you. Rather than deep plot points, I’ll remember this as a fun series we had fun blogging because even if the pacing was not what we desired, the conclusion was not all that bad. Some epic mind-games ensued and hey, with pretty animation to boot.|
Fushimi-”Hot tattoo you got there bro.” Yata-”….”
// Kountdown to the last face-offs - There are countless male pairings found throughout this series from MakotoxResisi, ShiroxKuro and YataxFushimi of course; however, most of these pairings promote conflict more than friendships even though we had a short flashback this week that followed Fushimi and Yata meeting Makoto for the first time. Now jump to the current time and these two dudes are die-hard enemies, but it was interesting to see them team up and fight off Kuro who kicked both their asses! While that was amazing to see those rivals work together, I wanted some more skateboard verses sword action from the final episode! Ah well I bet it must be hard to use a skateboard on snow huh? I died laughing when Rikio suddenly showed up to “escort” both Fushimi and Yata off the school grounds…good job bro…other than that whenever Makoto was in danger it was interesting that the tattoo on the bodies of Homura members started to glow. I guess that is a good way to inform your members you are in danger, but what can they really do when the leader is fighting another King? Sadly not a whole lot…
Reisi-”Dude did you use your hand to block my sword?” Makoto-”Yeah…that wasn’t really smart…”
// Kontinuing the Duel - Well, this has been one looooong fight. I mean, we have been seeing this for many episodes but you can deem it to anime logic and move on. The conclusion was quite imminent with everything falling into place after all. The moment I saw the red-labeled mouse out of its maze in the Weismann flashback experiment, I knew the same would befall on Mikoto. He has been an accident waiting to happen since his appearance in first episode. Volatile is what sums him in one word. A small part of me wanted him to evade his fate but oh well. Surprisingly, Reisi wasn’t as big a sadist as I expected because whatever he did, he did it for lost friendship and general public’s safety. From hating the guy’s guts, I came to admire him by the end, grudgingly too I might add. I would have liked some more details, especially when the four Kings faced-off in three bodies. Sadly, it turned into a battle of wits between Colourless and Silver King.
Anna-”Dude, I am like so freaking high right now.”
Neko is really sad and needs a hug.jpeg
// Krushing defeat - With the sad passing of Makoto you can’t help but feel sad for the members of Homura, especially Anna who always had a special connection to the leader because no matter where he was she could always find him. So, now that he is gone forever what happens next for Homura? I thought for sure that BLANK was going to inherit the red king power after Makoto touched Izumo Kusanagai’s shoulder lightly, but that was not the case… I just hope we haven’t seen the last of these super cool red guys because we got to know a lot about them over these past thirteen episodes. Now I can’t really mention Anna without talking about Neko who also suffered the loss of Shiro! Well, not really because he is the Silver aka the Immortal King so he is probably alive somewhere washed up on some beach? She just has to team up with Kuro to find him and I bet money Shiro probably has a random case of surprise amnesia! I wonder how long it will take for them to find their beloved king…
New clansman-ship initiation by three indirect kisses and proposing… Are these guys really straight?
// The Klans - Going back to the main premise of series, it’s sad how we never got to see the Green and Black clans at all except for mere mention by Yata and Fushimi in different scenes. The major stress was on red against blue throughout with the glimpses of Colourless, Gold and Silver lone-wolves. So, Mikoto’s end was almost inevitable; his bishie-self will be missed for sure. The new Red King should definitely be Izumo but we will see what happens in the next season. The flashback did help in explaining Yata’s anger and Fushimi’s guilt (I’m glad his tattoo’s finally off and hopefully he’s devoid of red-knifing ability). The surprise for me was Rikio’s skinny-self; dude, this guy needs to go on a diet to get back to his hunky self. While, Kuro switching to Shiro’s side was no surprise and I’m sure he’ll be teaming up with Neko to find his immortal King. Will there be more unrest? You betcha.
Last Fun with K
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Evil Kukuri has a scary mind.
Best idea ever, normal Kukuri!
OR we could just do that for a few hours…
Shiro x Shiro ship is sailing today
Oh K, you were such a fun series to blog even though I admit the first five or six episodes moved really damn slow, then again those were world building episodes. I liked how things actually happened in this final episode with all these main character deaths! I was really shocked that Shiro got blown up so fast but I know why he did that because he just had to get rid of the colorless king forever, but part of me was expecting Mikoto to survive until I saw Reisi’s sword go right through him! That was really crazy! I guess I was just surprised to see at least three main characters get killed… After Mikoto died, my mind jumped right to Anna. I know the two of them were extremely close, but hey at least she had a smile on her face at the end right? Then of course Neko was on my mind as well when Shiro got blown up…thankfully he is immortal so I fully expect him to appear in the second season.
Speaking of season two, what are we in store for? I have no idea other than a new Red king popping up and maybe we will find out who the other color kings are like the green king? Damn this series feels like power rangers, also the return of the Silver king aka Shiro because of that whole immortality thing inside of him. I know we have not seen the last of Scepter 4 with Reisi walking back to his team like a boss, which makes me believe that team will be back next time, but we probably will get a time gap between the events of season one and two; sort of like what Code Geass did? I forget how many years passed in that universe…I want to say seven? Anyway what do you think season two of K will cover?
Overall K was an interesting ride even though like I said at times it felt like the story was falling apart, but you just have to stick to it and watch things progress. So was K the best thing ever made? Not really I mean sure I did enjoy watching it because it looks amazing and there were some fantastic characters like Neko, Anna, Mikoto, Reisi, Yata and Kukuri running around. Besides the slow start I was pleased that it finished strong! Most series that I watch don’t really kill off any main characters even though I kind of guessed that Mikoto was going to eventually die at the end anyway… At least we got another season to enjoy, right? I also have to say thank you to Kyokai for letting me tag along on these episode reviews! It really was a lot of fun.
I am glad that K didn’t go completely KO in the end. Rather than tapering off to nothingness, things ended with a bang and some characters actually died! Life is full of hardships and choices, people. Even when I do like the latter, the former keeps things gritty and I appreciate the plot tightening up and delivering some justice rather than hey, everyone lives happily ever after. My beginning expectations were quite high to be realistically met but then I came to the conclusion that everything doesn’t have to be filled with deep plot to enjoy. A light-hearted series with interesting characters is enough for entertainment. And that is what K was for me, a one-time watch for eye-candy, laughs and giggles (especially on all those shounen-ai moments. Like really, so many closeups and deeeeeeeep staring into eyes during conversations…).
The rivalry dynamics really helped in the buildup of story but it was left for dead for plot progression and conclusion. Some conclusions I didn’t like:
- Fushimi is a heartless prick who equals people caring for him as looking down upon him. Not to mention truckload of identity issues.
- Mikoto was a great King but still failed to provide continued leadership.
- Kuro has more than feeeels for Shiro.
- All the males in this series don’t know what personal space means.
- Neko and Anna are fanservice and loli monikers respectively.
Now, I like yaoi but there’s a limit to male pairings and K provided plenty with already released doujinshis in line. This is a hotbed for most fujoshis but I like my actiony-eye-candy with friendships and brotherhood strictly unambiguous The whole I am IMMORTAL KING WEISMANN kinda pissed me off as a reveal because it seemed, he was stealing Shiro’s thunder but then he was Shiro we came to like in the first place so it all ended well. Not so well for our colourless-fellow whose face we never even saw. His next incarnation would be something I’d look forward to in second season but if he’s the baddie again, boooo GO HANDS, hire new writers! With the crater threat averted, I wonder if everything will go back to normal for the clans? But this is no utopia and some twist will surely happen.
Overall, this was an entertaining watch. Now share your own experience with K, readers. Did it give you enough stuffs for hanging on till the end? See you again when season two airs! Ja ne~
Izumo-”I guess I can open my bar again… So, until next season, LETS GET DRUNK!”