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Yumekuri Review

Yumekuri Review

Makoto and the Onsen Maidens

Yumekuri isn’t the anime I planned to review today. But, since Zom 100 has been delayed yet again, here we are. It was the only one-episode OVA I had on my list that wasn’t effectively hentai. Though, you wouldn’t know that from the cover art (not included in this review).

Now, before I get into the content of Yumekuri, there are some things you should know. First, Hiro is the original creator. You may be familiar with one of their other works, Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, which I really enjoyed.

Second, Yumekuri is older than I thought it was. This anime came out in 2012. And, unfortunately, I only saw it available in 480p quality. It would have been better if the picture quality was a bit higher. Anyway, finally, this is a short OVA that’s only six minutes long.

Makoto and Akino (holding a cat) from the Yumekuri anime OVA
Makoto and Akino (holding a cat)

Due to its length, this anime is more of a trailer for the manga than a real OVA. But, it does introduce us to all the main characters. The protagonist is Makoto Yukami, a guy who works at a hot spring. And the other five characters are girls who also work at the hot spring.

Akino Mikogai is the first and youngest girl we meet. She refers to Makoto as onii-chan, but there’s no indication they’re actually related. Next, we have Tokura Ushiki, who seems to be the oldest of the girls. From what we see, she’s a classic older sister type.

Tsutsuji Tounosawa is the energetic, sporty girl of the bunch. At least, that’s what I gathered. And Mitomo Rokuya is a bit of a mystery. We don’t get much of her. But, she has a smug face in the cover art. Finally, there’s Yuri Shirahane, the goddess of the hot spring.

Goddess of the Hot Spring

Yes, you read that right. Yuri is the goddess of the hot spring. But, what exactly does that mean? It means she’s a goddess with supernatural powers, duh. However, that’s not as unique of a description as you might think.

It turns out that all of the girls who work at the hot spring have supernatural powers. And, we see three of the girls use these powers when they need to heat up a bath. They have the ability to heat up water with some kind of magic.

Tsutsuji also seems to exhibit superhuman physical prowess. After neither she nor Akino can adequately heat the bath, she runs off in search of Yuri. And when she returns carrying Yuri, she does so by dropping out of the sky. This is why I said she seems like the energetic, sporty type.

Mitomo and Makoto watching Tsutsuji heating up a bath from the Yumekuri anime OVA
Mitomo and Makoto watching Tsutsuji heating up a bath

So, again, what does it mean that Yuri is the goddess of the hot spring? Is she actually a goddess? Or, does that title simply mean that she’s the most skilled of the hot spring attendants? After all, she was able to heat the bath to the perfect temperature when the others couldn’t.

Tsutsuji wasn’t able to make the bath water hot enough. And Akino made it so hot that it began to boil. Yuri was the one who made it just right. To me, that makes it seem like Yuri isn’t actually a goddess but holds a specific title, instead.

However, there is one other bit of information I’ve kept from you. In the cover art for this series, Yuri looks different. Within the OVA, she has black hair like Mitomi. But, in the cover art, her hair is white. So, there could actually be something special about her.

A Hot Spring for Cats

Based on the six minutes of this OVA, it’s a bit hard to say what the full series is about. But, since this is a review of the OVA, that’s all I’m going off. And, according to what I saw in it, it’s about a hot spring for cats.

Akino wants to bring a cat into the hot spring, and Makoto says no. Then, everyone works together to make a separate hot spring for the cat and a bunch of other cats show up.

In the end, however, the girls end up taking the cats into the main hot spring anyway. Why? Because they remembered that this is their off-season. That means cats in the hot spring won’t be bothering any other guests.

So, case closed, right? The series is about a hot spring for cats.

Mitomo and Tsutsuji in an onsen with a cat from the Yumekuri anime OVA
Mitomo and Tsutsuji in an onsen with a cat

I don’t think that’s actually what Yumekuri is about. Though, it’s very possible that I’m wrong since I haven’t read the manga. But, my impression from this OVA is that it’s about a “normal” (supernatural) hot spring. Not a hot spring for cats.

As we’re told, the only reason they could bring the cats into the hot spring was because it’s the off-season. I’d imagine that the majority of the series doesn’t take place during the off-season. And that would mean that for the majority of the series, there are no cats in the hot spring.

If Yumekiri ever got a full-length anime, I’d watch it. From what little I saw, it seemed like it could be a good slice of life series. But, I doubt that’s ever going to happen. It’s been 11 years since this OVA came out and the manga ended back in 2016. What incentive is there for an anime series now?

Yumekuri: 6/10

In the end, I gave Yumekuri a 6/10, which is higher than the OVA’s average score. Yes, it’s short and the picture quality is bad. But, piqued my interest in the series. And, who knows? Maybe you’ll even see a review of the manga from me in the future.

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The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc

The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc

The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc anime series cover art
The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc

The Childhood Friend

The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen / 神のみぞ知るセカイ 天理篇) is the 4th installment in Kaminomi. It’s a 2-episode OVA that comes after the Four Girls and an Idol OVA. It also appears to set up the Goddesses arc.

Since there are only 2 episodes in this OVA, it only features a single conquerable girl: Tenri Ayukawa. Tenri is, apparently, Keima’s childhood friend. Although, Keima claims he has no memory of her. But, over the course of the arc, he slowly remembers the time he spent with Tenri.

For her part, Tenri also initially claims she doesn’t remember who Keima is. However, it becomes clear that she was lying when she said that. How could any girl ever forget a guy with as much rizz as Keima?

Tenri Ayukawa from the anime series The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
Tenri Ayukawa

The fact that Keima doesn’t remember Tenri, though, is a problem I have with this arc. Plot devices like amnesia or suppressed memories aren’t very interesting to me. In order for them to work, the entire series or movie has to be built around them. A good example of this is the non-anime movie Memento.

In the first episode of the OVA, the majority of the runtime goes into introducing the new characters. Not all that much actually happens in it. And then in the second episode, most of the runtime has to do with Keima regaining his memories of Tenri. Conquering Tenri only happens in the final few minutes.

Also, unlike the other girls in the series, Tenri already likes Keima. There’s not much that goes into him conquering her. That’s why it’s done at the very end of the OVA. But, that also means we miss out on some of the best content — when the girls start to get feelings for him.

New Characters

There are four new characters in the Tenri arc. These are Tenri Ayukawa (of course), Diana, Nora Floriann Leoria, and Ryou Asama. Besides those four, the only other characters in the arc are Keima, Elsie, and Keima’s mother.

Tenri Ayukawa is, as mentioned before, Keima’s childhood friend. However, that’s not exactly the most apt description of their relationship. They were in the same class in grade school. But, they didn’t really interact with each other. The one time they did was when they got stranded on a boat during a school trip.

What I wasn’t expecting from Tenri was her personality. Based on the cover art for this OVA, she looks a lot like Tsukihi Araragi. Of course, both Kaminomi and the Monogatari series have the same character designer. But it’s more than that. Even the face she’s making is similar. However, Tenri isn’t like Tsukihi — she’s extremely shy.

Nora Floriann Leoria from the anime series The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
Nora Floriann Leoria

Diana is kind of like Tenri’s alter ego. At first, Keima and Elsie thought Diana was a lost soul within Tenri. But, it turns out that’s not the case. Diana is something else and claims that she used to hunt down lost souls.

Nora Floriann Leoria is a demon like Elsie. And like Elsie, she’s tasked with hunting down lost souls. It turns out that when a demon locates a lost soul, they have to call it in to the HQ and claim it. That way, two demons won’t be hunting the same lost soul.

Ryou Asama is Nora’s “buddy.” He’s to Nora what Keima is to Elsie. But, he’s not like Keima at all. He tries very hard to be romantic. And when that doesn’t work, Nora results to other tactics. She believes that hatred is the best way to fill the void in someone’s heart.

Lost Soul or Goddess?

So, I said that Keima and Elsie thought Diana was a lost soul at first. But, she’s not. She actually had a lost soul in her possession that she gave to Keima at the end of the OVA. And what she said to him is that she used to hunt down lost souls.

Does that mean she’s a demon like Elsie and Nora? Not quite. She seems to be something else entirely. And I was going to say she might be an angel. But, then I remembered what the title of the next arc is: “Goddesses.”

It seems very likely that Diana is actually a goddess. Even her name hints at this being the case. Diana is one of the Roman goddesses. And this is why I mentioned earlier that this OVA seems to be leading into the next arc. It introduces the first goddess.

Keima kissing Tenri from the anime series The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
Keima kissing Tenri

Something else to keep in mind is that Keima didn’t really have to conquer Tenri in this arc. Tenri already had a crush on him from the start. And she didn’t even have a lost soul within her. There was no hole in her heart.

But, then we need to ask the question, why did Elsie’s lost soul radar go off? I can think of two possibilities. The first is that it was reacting to the lost soul Diana had captured. And that seems to be what the end of this OVA wants you to believe.

However, I think the real reason is different. My guess is that her radar was reacting to Diana. Since the next arc is the Goddesses arc, that implies Keima is going to have to conquer goddesses. So, that must mean there’s a lost soul in Diana’s heart — or she’s become one herself.

Conclusion

In the end, I gave The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc a 5/10. That’s the same score I gave to the previous OVA in the series. Hopefully, the Goddesses arc is better since it’s a full season and not an OVA.

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NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them!

NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them!

NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them! anime series cover art
NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them!

Series Overview

Unfortunately, NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them! (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! / この中に1人、妹がいる!) is an anti-siscon anime series. It’s all about a guy who doesn’t want to marry his little sister. Weird, I know. And the twist of the series is that anyone could be his little sister.

Okay, well, it’s not true that anyone could be his little sister. But, the premise of the series is that he doesn’t know who his little sister is. You see, after the death of his father, Shougo learns that he may have a half-sister he never knew about.

What’s more, this half-sister wants to marry Shougo. And, as a “functional member of society,” Shougo doesn’t want to marry her — whoever she is. So, when girls begin showing interest in him, Shougo does what anyone would do. He becomes paranoid and believes any of them could be his sister.

As you may be aware, I love trash imouto anime. I live for them. But, NAKAIMO doesn’t quite fit the mold. It’s not like Oreimo, Eromanga Sensei, or My Sister, My Writer. Those are all romance series about siblings.

While NAKAIMO is still categorized as a rom-com, it’s more of a mystery series than anything else. Though, as I’ll be explaining toward the end of this review, there’s not actually much of a mystery.

But, something I wasn’t expecting from this series is that it has uncensored ecchi content. And that may actually make it better. Usually, I don’t mind there being censoring in anime like this one. The ecchi content isn’t the main focus. That said, there’s so little going for NAKAIMO that the ecchi helps.

I also haven’t watched the OVA episode for this series yet. But, I’d imagine there’s plenty of ecchi content in it. (Update: there’s not.)

Little Sister Candidates

There are five main little sister candidates — if you couldn’t guess based on the cover art for the series. In order of my favorite to least favorite, they are Miyabi, Rinka, Mana, Konoe, and Mei. That’s an objective ranking, by the way, because I’m always right.

Let’s start with the best girl, Miyabi Kannagi. First of all, Miyabi is a cute name. Second of all, she’s a small girl with twin tails. And third of all, she’s a little bit of a tsundere. Miyabi is also a member of the school’s swim team.

Alright, so petite girls aren’t for you. Fine, I guess. The best of the rest is Rinka Kunitachi. She’s the rich girl of the group, which is a bonus. And since she comes from a rich family, her parents groomed her to be the perfect wife. Sounds like a win-win to me.

Shougo and Konoe from the anime series NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!
Shougo and Konoe

Mana Tendou is the student council president. But, she’s not like most student council presidents in anime. She’s very informal and she likes to have fun. She’s also pretty cute, even if she is one of the larger girls to choose from.

In fourth place, we have Konoe Tsuruma, the first of the girls we meet in the series. Konoe is down here for two main reasons. First, she’s large. And second, she’s pretty vanilla. She’s the plain choice of the five. But, she’s not the worst girl of the series. I’d still settle for Konoe if I had to.

The worst of the five is, unfortunately, Mei Sagara. When I first saw her character design, I thought Mei could compete with Miyabi for the top spot. But, Mei turned out to be the most boring of the girls. And that’s saying something considering Konoe and Mana exist.

Other “Little Sisters”

Beyond the five little sister candidates, there are three other “little sister” characters. This is where we’re going to begin straying into spoiler territory. In no particular order, these extra little sisters are Ikusu, Yuzurina, and Maiko.

Ikusu Mizutani is Shougo’s right-hand when it comes to his investigation. Her job is to help him figure out the identity of his little sister. And, despite what the other girls of the series believe, Ikusu is a girl too. She’s also basically Kanbaru from Monogatari, being a tomboy who likes to be naked.

Yuzurina Houshou is Shougo’s self-proclaimed little sister. Of all the girls in the series, she’s the only one who actually claims to be his sister. Spoiler, she’s not actually his sister. And I’m glad that’s the case because she’s a pretty boring character.

Maiko Kotori is 100% not a potential candidate to be Shougo’s little sister. Why? Because she’s one of his teachers. But, she’s the most petite of all the girls in the series, because anime. So, due to her size and general personality, I’m going to classify her as a “little sister” character.

Not Really a Mystery

It’s time to get to the true biggest problem with NAKAIMO. The mystery of this mystery anime isn’t much of a mystery. After watching the OP of the series, I correctly predicted who Shougo’s little sister was. I didn’t even need to watch the first episode.

Miyabi was always the obvious choice. And in the final episode, her true identity as Shougo’s sister is finally revealed. But, why was it so obvious that Miyabi would be Shougo’s little sister? How could I have guessed it that early on?

So, since I based my prediction on the OP, my choices were Konoe, Miyabi, Mei, Rinka, and Mana. Of those five, who looks the most like a little sister-type character? Miyabi does. It’s as simple as that.

Mei, Mana, Miyabi, Shougo, Konoe, and Rinka from the anime series NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!
Mei, Mana, Miyabi, Shougo, Konoe, and Rinka

Even if Miyabi didn’t look like a little sister, you should be able to figure it out before the end of the series. There’s plenty of evidence pointing toward Miyabi being Shougo’s little sister. And that evidence comes from all the other characters.

Konoe never felt like a true candidate to me. She’s the generic friend character. Is she a love interest? Yes. But it was established early on that she’s not actually Shougo’s sister.

Mei is allegedly older than Shougo, so that disqualifies her immediately. There was some question of whether she’s actually older than him. But, that was stupid bait that I doubt anyone fell for.

Rinka is the child of a wealthy family and there was never any real suggestion she could be Shougo’s sister. She only falls for him after he gets her out of an arranged marriage set up by her parents.

And although she’s one of the five, Mana’s never even a love interest. I don’t know why she’s included.

Conclusion

Overall, I’d say that NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them! is a 4/10. It’s a bad anime. But, it’s not irredeemably bad. I still enjoyed watching it, for the most part. Even knowing who Shougo’s little sister was didn’t ruin my enjoyment.

I’d say that the thing that I disliked the most was Shougo’s irrational paranoia. Even after confirming certain girls aren’t his sister, he’s still too paranoid to be with them. Finding out his sister’s identity is all-consuming. It becomes an unhealthy obsession.

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Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead OVA

Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead OVA

Flea Market Challenge

As I suspected, I had already watched the Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead OVA years ago. I guess wherever I watched this series included the OVAs along with the series. I very clearly remember thinking that this episode was the final episode of the second season, not an OVA.

The reason I remember it so distinctly is that the episode ends with an uncensored shot of Haruna where we can see through her shirt and she’s not wearing a bra. I always thought it was odd that this would be allowed in a TV series.

But, now that I know this episode is actually an OVA, it makes a lot more sense. Still, it’s a bit odd that Haruna was the one we see uncensored when you consider her body type and implied age.

Eu, Ayumu, and Sera setting up for the flea market from the Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead anime OVA
Eu, Ayumu, and Sera setting up for the flea market

The OVA episode starts off with Orito challenging Haruna to a flea market battle. The rules of this competition aren’t exactly clear. It’s implied that the winner is whoever sells more of their wares. But it’s also later implied that whoever makes the most money wins.

Why would Orito challenge Haruna to this competition in the first place, though? Well, he knows that if she’s challenged to literally anything, she’ll go all out in her attempt to win. And that’s exactly what he’s counting on her doing here.

Orito believes that in an attempt to win, Haruna will sell some of Sera’s underwear — which he’ll obviously buy from her. It didn’t quite work out as Orito was expecting, but he did come away with one of Sera’s tanktops. Considering his reaction, he probably views that as a success.

Marketing 101

As Ayumu goes around to different booths at the flea market, he notices that all of the successful booths have something in common: sex appeal. This is true of Sera’s booth, Taeko’s booth, Yuki’s booth, and Saras’s booth. What’s being sold matters less than who’s selling it.

Of course, there’s a bit more to it than just who the seller is. What the seller is wearing also plays a big role. Sera was wearing a low-cut shirt, Taeko’s shirt could be seen down when she bent over, Yuki was wearing a bikini top, and Saras had girls in bunny suits selling lewd prints of herself.

Even after Haruna lowered the prices on all of her goods, she still wasn’t getting any customers. So, naturally, Ayumu is going to suggest that Haruna utilizes her sex appeal just like everyone else. But, he quickly realizes that Haruna has none.

Yuki Yoshida selling ramen at the flea market from the Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead anime OVA
Yuki Yoshida selling ramen at the flea market

Overall, I’d say that this first half of the episode was very average. There wasn’t anything wholesome or heartwarming. There wasn’t really much comedy. And there was very little ecchi. Without those things, what does Is This a Zombie? have going for it?

I think this OVA falls into the same trap as the first OVA, which is that it’s kind of just a worse version of the main series. OVAs generally don’t progress the plot of their respective series. So unless they add something the main series can’t, they end up just feeling like worse episodes that were cut from the main series.

But, what can an OVA do that the main series can’t? In the case of an ecchi series like this, the OVA can go all-in on the ecchi content. We got a little bit of uncensored content at the end of the episode, but adding more throughout is something that would set the OVA apart from the series.

Physical Assessment Day

The second half of the episode was better than the first. Not only was this because it was more ecchi-focused, but also because it had a “unique” premise in Ayumu sneaking into the female physical assessment while invisible.

I say “unique” because a male character using the fact that they’re invisible to spy on female characters isn’t actually unique. But it’s more unique than the first half of the OVA because it involves magic. The first half has nothing magical about it. It’s just a flea market.

Again, though, this half of the episode could have gone in a more ecchi direction. But, that doesn’t mean that it needed to feature uncensored content, despite what I previously said about uncensored ecchi content making the OVA stand out more.

An invisible Ayumu watches Mihara stretching from the Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead anime OVA
An invisible Ayumu watches Mihara stretching

Really, adding any more ecchi beyond just the girls stretching while wearing their gym uniforms could have added to this portion of the episode. Did we need to see all three girls doing the same stretches? Couldn’t they have each done something different to add more variety?

And although it’s cliché, having Ayumu go into the girls’ locker room while invisible would have been a great way to add more ecchi content here. That would be a natural way to include ecchi shots of the girls wearing things other than their gym uniforms.

I do have to admit, though, that this content was definitely better than the majority of the content in the season 1 OVA. The season 1 OVA had a higher peak in terms of good content. But this season 2 OVA was far more consistent — in a good way.

The only thing it was missing was a scene to make me laugh. It didn’t really succeed as a comedy.

Conclusion

The Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead OVA — also known as Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead: Yes, This Suits Me Just Fine) is a 6/10. It’s better than the first OVA, but not good enough to actually break into the “good” tier of 7/10. It’s enjoyable for what it is.

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K

K

K anime series cover art
K

Series Overview

K (that’s the whole title) is a supernatural action-mystery series about the struggle for power between 7 clans and their leaders known as kings. I’m also going to say right at the start of this review that I think it’s a horrible anime.

There are 2 main clans featured in the series — or at least in this season of the series. There’s also a movie and a second season, both of which I have no current plans to watch. But, anyway, these main clans are the Reds and the Blues.

If the series focused on the battle between the Reds and the Blues, I think it would be a bit better. However, it doesn’t. The protagonist of the series, Yashiro Isana (notice the shiro in his name) isn’t a member of either of these clans.

Where the Red and Blue clans come in is how they want to kill and capture Shiro respectively. The Reds believe that Shiro killed one of their clansmen and so want revenge. Meanwhile, the Blues want to capture him because they believe he’s the 7th King — the Colorless King.

Why would it matter if Shiro is the Colorless King? Well, every king has magical powers. And the more they recklessly use those powers, the closer they get to causing a magical energy meltdown and resulting explosion or something. They’re basically walking nuclear disasters waiting to happen.

So, the Blues, who stand for law and order, want to prevent the other kings from going down this destructive path. That’s why they’re at war with the Reds. And since they believe the Colorless King is unstable, they view him as a threat as well.

Kings and Clans

There are 7 kings with the 1st King being the strongest and the 7th being the weakest (technically). That doesn’t really seem to matter too much because it’s not set in stone that a higher-ranking king will beat a lower-ranking one.

The 1st King is the Silver King who doesn’t have a clan of his own. He’s also immortal and his magic allows him to control gravity. The 2nd King is the Gold King, and he’s the “true ruler” of the country. We don’t know much else about him.

Next come the 3rd and 4th Kings, the Red and Blue Kings respectively. Mikoto Suoh is the Red King and is honestly the only part of K that I like. He’s a good character with a good storyline throughout the series. I can’t say the same about any other character.

Mikoto is also voiced by Kenjirou Tsuda, which automatically makes him cool. Oh, and the Red King controls fire.

Scepter 4 led by the Blue King from the anime series K
Scepter 4 led by the Blue King

Reishi Munakata is the Blue King. The Blue King’s ability lets him create forcefields or something that can be used both offensively and defensively. Blue clansmen also fight using swords.

I should also point out now that it’s not just the Kings who can use their respective supernatural abilities. The clansmen who serve under the kings also gain their powers. So all the Red clansmen can control fire and all the Blue clansmen can use the forcefields.

We never actually see the 5th and 6th Kings in this season of the anime. I’m pretty sure they’re in the movie and second season.

Lastly, there’s the 7th King, the Colorless King. Although the Colorless King is considered the weakest of the Kings, he has the ability to control other kings. This is revealed in the late stages of the season when the plot goes off the deep end.

Everything* Wrong with K

It’s impossible for me to cover everything wrong with K in this section. But I’m going to do my best to hit all the major issues. And the first of these issues is how the anime looks. For some reason, the entire series has a gross blue-green gradient overlay. You can see it in the screenshots in this review.

The cover art for the series doesn’t have this overlay and looks fine. I’m really not sure why they added the overlay to the whole anime. It’s extremely distracting and just looks bad.

Next, the series incorrectly uses a literal “Sword of Damocles” to illustrate the stability of the kings. I don’t think the author understands what the Sword of Damocles is and they just thought it was cool.

It’s supposed to represent the constant stress of being a ruler and how they never know when they’re going to be killed. It’s not used in that way at all in K because the Kings literally control their respective swords.

Red King Mikoto Suoh from the anime series K
Red King Mikoto Suoh

The main characters also suck. Obviously, I like Mikoto and I guess technically he’s a main character. But by main characters, I mean Shiro, Kuro, and Neko.

Shiro is just a bland, generic protagonist. Kuro’s not really any better. And Neko is just there for fanservice. She’s literally a cat that takes human form and hates wearing clothes. She’s there because naked catgirls sell.

I also need to complain about the music. It’s used so awkwardly. There won’t be any music, and then when Kuro appears in a scene, his theme song starts playing. This is how music is used in the series. No music other than when a major character shows up and their theme plays as they walk into the scene.

And finally, the plot is bad too. Amnesia plots aren’t interesting. The “twist” when the main character regains their memories is never good.

Conclusion

K is a 2/10. It really is a mess. Also, considering how this season ended, I have a hard time believing that the movie and second season would be any better.

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