5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A smart mystery with supernatural elements.,
This review is from: K: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This series is also known as Project K, as well as K-Project.
Set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we are familiar with, Yashiro Isana (Shiro) lives as a relatively ordinary student at Ashinaka High school located on an island just outside the technologically-advanced Shizume city. He appears to be an ordinary student, friendly with everyone, with nothing unusual about him except a bad habit of forgetting where his school-issued PDA is, and the cat that always seems to be with him wherever he goes.
After a lunch break Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to find himself being chased by some intimidating-looking men accusing him of murder.
The person murdered was Tatara Totsuka, a prominent member of of the infamous HOMRA, and the Red clansman of HOMRA are out for vengeance seeking the murderer who's image was caught on camera by Tatara himself in his dying moments.
A person who bears an uncanny, identical appearance to Shiro.
Everyone suspects that Yashiro is the murderer, who needs to prove his innocence whilst evading all of the factions that suddenly seem after him, factions controlled by "Kings".
Who was the murderer? and who is the mysterious and dangerously powerful character pulling the strings?
First off I enjoyed this immensely, it was smart, well written and some of the twists I did not see coming, which was a welcome change. I watched the series pretty much in two sittings and was left wanting to see more, especially as the ending is both clever and unusual (possible film coming soon).
The whole mystery about the murder coupled with the concept of the "Kings" and their "sword of damocles", made the plotline engrossing, especially the whole situation of having immense power that was both a blessing and a curse at the same time.
The many characters with their backgrounds, complicated rivalries and even more complicated friendships, all add to the show (especially the "Kings" personalities, friendship/rivalries). I don't want to give away spoilers but the plot is so well written I am surprised more people do not know of this show.
The animation is excellent, especially in Blu-ray, with time and care being shown in the first person movement scenes in particular. The soundtrack is pretty good and really fits in with the concepts of the show. The dubbing is very well done, so watching in sub or dub will be down to personal preference.
I would highly recommend watching this 4.5 out of 5.
No Blood! No Bone! No Ash!!!