Forgetting the recycled key visuals, a superior means of figuring what to anticipate with the K-Project in terms of story is to engage a freshly released manga side-story which introduces all the main elements.
This manga is merely getting started, and not to mention, it doesn’t follow the main story – however, it does deliver enough to grasp a general understanding of some curious subjects regarding the world within the K-Project.
Within this manga, the leading character is a fellow not of the anime series, or at least not one who has been confirmed to have any such role as per the pre-release material – yet his interactions are highly critical as they do indeed involve characters of the animation. “Homra” is apparently not simply the name of “The City Beer Hall” – however, it also serves as the name of the faction which apparently spends their days within it, the fireblazers.
Indeed, all the character who one might have assumed is a fireblazer, is in fact, a member of “Homra” – this means all the individuals from the one with a request, to the skateboarder, and of course, even the gothic lolita.
Before proceeding, again note that this single released chapter of a side-story manga is not a fully comprehensive respite – thus, questions still exist as to what role the gothic lolita has within Homra, how many characters have the fireblazing ability, and what exactly is it, among a variety of other wonders. Although nonetheless, some very intriguing details are indeed learned regarding the group.
“Leader” is a position which seems to be held by the man of leather jackets – the mentor of the skateboard extraordinaire, and apparently, the ultimate in fireblazer. He can conjure flames at will – although his fire is not of a typical consistency, the flame seems to only harm certain characters, or rather, there are only a few who don’t face it and burn. To join Homra, one must shake the blazing hand of the leather jacket equipped leader – and only those worthy of entry will manage to do so without injury.
The workings of this are peculiar, although those who join Homra gain the fireblazing ability.
Now aside from that, there’s truly little else learned – the crew of Homra do seem to have objectives on both a collective, as well as an individual level, yet none of that is exposed. The Homra unit simply hangs around their appropriately named hideout, “Homra”, and shoot gags at one another – all the while, the gothic lolita satiates her assorted hungers whilst ensuring to simultaneously provide the ever-necessary element of moe.
It may be worth noting however, the leather jacket leader does look to have some greater goals in mind – seeming as if he’s in a drift away from the others as his thoughts are full of other matters, although as much should have been expected to begin with.
So long as one overlooks the terribly failed key visual effort, the K-Project certainly still carries a fair amount of potential – as well as a thin veil of captivating qualities on the surface.