Just as with its key visuals, it seems the K-Project certainly didn’t take long to topple as this second episode is inconsistent in everything except bare bodied exposure courtesy of its service character.
There nearly isn’t even enough plot to bother mentioning the word, nor its brother in arms, “story” – as rather than feel like a progressive addition to the foundation of episode one, this chapter is simply as if someone pulled a brick they weren’t supposed to, causing all to fall in a collapse of many directions.
To give an idea of the rate of this series’ descent into sheer self-destruction, one need merely imagine a simple image of a rocket heading from the stratosphere towards the ground at several levels of mach speed. As visuals are perceived as one of the stronger aspects of this series, it’s worth initiating judgement with them solely to prove how they’re turning out quite weak – nearly betraying themselves.
Indeed, in respect to still imagery, the K-Project has generally magnificent artwork – however in practice, the visuals are a five-man band trying to perform a quartet. One aspect for instance, noticed with the first episode, is that the series seems much too enthusiastic about its own aesthetics – thereby often panning the camera around aimlessly with no purpose other than to boast the overly extravagant settings. It was excessive in the initial episode – yet one could tolerate it since it was a debuting start, now however, this is little more than a flaw.
An attitude a bit too zealous when it comes to artwork of the surrounding stages is resulting in an interrupted mood – a sudden irrelevance, and time plainly wasted. Yet of course, there’s more issues that merely those few – in particular, everything about the dialogue. Every character speaks not unless it is something stereotypical to X genre, or Y appearance – and regardless of that, their statements are nearly always absent of value and unintelligible.
The whining of the white haired kid, for instance, isn’t in anyone’s favor – and neither is a single phrase the service girl says. Incidents such as the imouto deathbed lying are also cut and paste tropes rehashed in animation since cats chased after mice – yet that’s not nearly as awful as how moronic and unoriginal it was to see the imbecile swordsman, “Kurogami”, actually fall for it without a second doubt.
Now of course, this all negatively misaligns the axis of story – not much development is made on the frontier of plot, although that which is granted clearance to move forward is horrific. The fact there’s a hunt for the white-haired kid, as well as how that kid suddenly gains a bishoujo from nowhere, alongside a new friend, it’s all simply the pure embodiment of creativity – merely not the K-Project’s own creativity.
Essentially, the seeming main difference between an average generic story and the K-Project’s own is that the latter combines a whole collective of pre-cooked tales into one ginormous slop. With the execution and concept being all-around mediocre – the visuals are left with far too much horsepower, and don’t beneficially contribute to the series whatsoever so long as it remains traveling at this rate.
Similarly, this current pace will ruin the series if left unchecked – although it doesn’t look that we’ll see otherwise sadly.