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K-Project [K] Second Season Confirmed

Dec 27, 2012 @ 20:48 CDT

A second season is confirmed for majorly flopped fujoshi service series, the K-Project, [K] – opening the way for 13 more episodes of homosexuality, or perhaps a shot at becoming a meaningful series.

With its self-owned and operated hype machine, this development isn’t to be unexpected – the K-Project has been operating on its own agenda since the beginning, and with all the male on male loving females in the world, its managed to do quite well. If it were to tone down the yaoi sentiments, as well as the senseless moments of background camera focus, and then tune up the areas of finer nature, it may actually turn out quite a grand series.

142 Comments

  • Throw away your yaoi glasses, 7.
    Are clouding your view.

    The first season was good, nothing epic, but it had its moments.
    A second season would be welcome.

    • Seven says:

      Two male characters just like to blush a lot and touch each other, definitely not yaoi.

      • As you said, fujoshi service ( like Tiger & Bunny, Naruto etc.)
        But with no sign of romance. (AKA Yaoi, boys love.)

        • gargamesh says:

          Bottomline: Still Gay.

          • Anonymous says:

            Except Shiro has his girl: Neko.
            And Kuro might just hook up with Kukuri.

            • gargamesh says:

              The girls are just a pitiful attempt to keep male viewers.

              • triton6783 says:

                Bisexuals must go crazy for this show.

              • jingoi says:

                viewers? more like *check blog reviewing K. Is Neko nude? Does the loli appear for at least 2 mins? No, f**k it. Yes, time to edit out the talk/stuff/yaoi.*

              • @jingoi:

                “viewers? more like *check blog reviewing K. Is Neko nude? Does the loli appear for at least 2 mins? No, f**k it. Yes, time to edit out the talk/stuff/yaoi.*”

                Then again, you do realize that the two male guys blushing and many males guys fighting each other in estacy is given more attention right ?

                Bottom line: Gay and the females ARE just there to keep the male viewers.

          • Anonymous says:

            thats bogus you guys are a bunch o nut jobs if you think anything about this story was gay I am a huge yaoi fan and can say for certain that is not gay but i will say it has its shounen ai moments but certainly nothing close to yaoi!

  • Anonymous says:

    i thought it was cool but that’s about it

  • maqui says:

    I can hear the yaoi fan-girls now.

  • triton6783 says:

    I dropped it after about 8 episodes (I hoped it would get better), but I could tell it was either going to have a rushed ending or a second season, and since the sales were really good, it would have to be the latter.

    • eliscrubs says:

      I dropped it after the second episode, which was entirely about the main character chasing a naked catgirl, while being chased by a bishounen. For 24 minutes.

    • Anonymous says:

      I already dropped after 6 episodes, and not interested in the second season either.

      • Anonymous says:

        I already dropped after download 13 episodes,
        oh forgive me.. i watch it because i’ve already download all of 13 epi before i watch any of them.

        • Anonymous says:

          I know that feel I downloaded all 13, ppl were freaking out about how good it was then to see kuro become a bishounen and shiro punched through like brolly from DBZ

  • misao93 says:

    Good news for me !
    I don’t really care for the shounen-ai moments, I just like the semi-interesting story and great animation, but the characters aren’t too great however. I hope they will explore more about the story and less about the fanservice !

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, it was a disapointing anime, but at least it had a loli!
    Look at “Robotics Notes”, most disapointing this season…

    • triton6783 says:

      I would have to disagree with you there. Robotics;Notes is probably average. The worst this season would have to be OniAi or To Love-Ru Darkness, which relied on way too much fanservice and minimal plot. There were also really boring shows like Shinsekai Yori.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol, I think that either Busou Renkin (which I dropped after the first episode) or Shinsekai York (brain cancer show) were the worst. Dropped SSY at about EP 10/11 (the second episode after the beginning of the homo school)

        • Anonymous says:

          You should have stayed for SSY. Get passed the one or two scenes of the homosexuality and everything may as well be perfect.

  • Anonymous says:

    Some comments here and also on other websites are just ridiculous.
    What’s wrong with beautiful male characters? xD Seriously, of course every female anime fan would like it.

    Some people just let themselves think the plot isn’t good enough, only because they see…fanservice. I wouldn’t even call it fanservice.

    It’s the same as No 6. This anime has such a deep story,yet so many people refused to see it only because they involved BL-fanservice.

    Look at all the other animes. They are full of cute-halfnaked-yet-innocent girls, no one has a problem with it. It is fanservice as well.

    Whatever…

    • Seven says:

      The funniest thing about certain fujoshis is how they deny the very existence of any yaoi elements.

      “They are full of cute-halfnaked-yet-innocent girls,”

      The half-nudity is debated, but as for the cute innocence, that is females being feminine. You are comparing males being feminine, to females being feminine. If females in anime were all rugged, loud, and grotesque, you can bet people would be complaining vehemently.

      • Anonymous says:

        If it is okay to show the male anime fans what they want to see, why not show the females pretty-designed characters? It shouldn’t be a problem for guys to watch it only because they don’t look like a gorilla.

        I am a female, and I have no problem with shounen -animes, which are full of big breasts? xD It’s about the story, fanservice is fanservice. People shouldn’t forget about the plot…

        And K-Project didn’t have any BL-fanservice… or am I blind? I watched the full series and the only “gay” thing was, that they all looked pretty….which isn’t even homosexual .

        • Seven says:

          neodarksun already responded “You assume we like shows with excessive fanservice.”

          “or am I blind?”

          I can only assume so.

          • Anonymous says:

            Fanservice is fanservice. Plot is plot.

            Even if THIS anime was full with BL-fanservice in your eyes(which makes me think you never really watched animes with REAL BL-hints XD) it doesn’t change the fact the idea was original and interesting.

            People who like animes ONLY because of the fanservice are as blind as the other group. For example Uta No Prince Sama… The anime is really beautiful, full of handsome guys and yes, sometimes BL-hints, but the plot was awful. Yet it is so popular

            I hope you get the point.

            • Seven says:

              It’s debatable whether K is “original and interesting”, and secondly, the plot can be suffocated by an excess of X, Y, or Z. In the case of the K-Project, elements like bishounens were emphasized sporadically and in the midst of plot – it ruined moments, and it ruins the series.

            • gargamesh says:

              “People who like animes ONLY because of the fanservice are as blind as the other group. For example Uta No Prince Sama… The anime is really beautiful, full of handsome guys and yes, sometimes BL-hints, but the plot was awful. Yet it is so popular”

              You should really read articles here, because if you do, you would know that people here don’t like a show for merely fanservice and heavily consider the quality of the show to judge it.

              Everything from the animation, to the plot, characters, and to an extent, if a series contains it, the delivery of such fanservice. Everything is accounted for here in judging an anime.

              K if you haven’t noticed, had boys blushing and being even shy around each other, with the females obviously only being there for the sake of keeping us male viewers.

              Ofc, one would admit we would be taking it too far for calling it Yaoi, but admittedly, there was too much bishounen service, and as seven said, “bishounens were emphasized sporadically and in the midst of plot – it ruined moments, and it ruins the series.”

              P.S. and the animation wasn’t even that good IMO, it had too much contrast in a certain color in episodes (ex.BLUE, SO MUCH BLUE, everything is blue), it wasn’t very much appealing to the eyes, it just hurt actually.

        • So yeah i just finished watching k project and i enjoyed it.. So the f*** what if the guys are girly i dont frankly care.. i thought the plot was interesting and the end even had my eyes watering it was sad but i like how they ended it with the hope Shiro could still be alive… or should i say the silver king.. but anyways i think girlyish guys are cute.. they look more charming that way and i think that if you got a problem with a gay person then you are obviously stuck in your own little world because there all around you.. but i enjoyed the show alot of pretty colors and i like the whole seven kings ive been watching anime since middle school of 6th grade ok im 21 one now so its been like 9 years of anime for me and i just think things are getting better.. ive enjoyed this anime and well thats my opinion.. but everyone has there own… aka if your a homophode i already hate you :p

      • It is really funny.

        A lot of my female otaku friends watched K, and they were just like “That bishie face is so cute”, “Oh, I can’t stand hearing their voice”, and “OMG KUROH IS SO GREAT. KUROH WAS BLUSHING. SHIRO AND KUROH JUST LIKE NEWLYWEDS. I’M CRYING *bleeding* ” And even after saying those things, they won’t acknowledge themselves as fujoshi.
        Extreme denial in action.

        • gargamesh says:

          it’s official, those who defend the series here, Misao, that anon, those friends you were talking about, all FEMALE.

          and what does bishounens attract in an anime where there are mostly bishounens?

          i’m very sure all know the answer pretty easily.

          • misao93 says:

            I do like K myself, but the fanbase is so cancerous it was mostly full of Durarara!! fans who watch this show only because of the bishounen fanservice, and I’m not one of them.

          • Anonymous says:

            It would seem to me that I was one of the few whom actually enjoyed this series. Yeah I guess the homosexuality thing bothers most, but for one thing it isn’t clear that they are gay. I was more intrigued by the story line itself than the romance between the characters. It would be interesting to see how it all turns out in the second season, well if there is one.

          • Anonymous says:

            I am guessing that females do find series like this appealing, but that is to be expected. Males will certainly enjoy a show filled with “half-naked” girls, while most females will find it somewhat disturbing, especially when they are constantly surrounded by a group of “half-naked” girls. This is but just a matter of sex appeal.

      • Anonymous says:

        Just like to point out there’s no rule in life saying men must be totally masculine and women MUST be totally feminine. In real life people can be whatever they want.

        I’m female…I’m not feminine, but that also doesn’t make me rugged and grotesque..(Maybe loud on occasion XD)…And I’d personally love to see some anime series with decent strong female characters instead of pretty boy fanservice 24/7, but I still enjoy it *shrugs* Guess I’m just more open minded than the majority.

        More on topic, K wasn’t superb, but I enjoyed it enough to watch the second series when it’s out.

        • Seven says:

          “Guess I’m just more open minded than the majority.”

          You’re assuming that the majority is close-minded. And unless I’m mistaken:

          “I’m not feminine, but that also doesn’t make me rugged and grotesque”

          You’re also assuming my statement to say that by not being feminine, you are automatically rugged and grotesque – in which case, you would be incorrect, and among other things, close-minded. Unless of course, I’m mistaken.

          “More on topic, K wasn’t superb, but I enjoyed it enough to watch the second series when it’s out.”

          It would be more worthwhile if you told us why you like it.

          “And I’d personally love to see some anime series with decent strong female characters instead of pretty boy fanservice 24/7″

          Go watch Black Lagoon.

          • Anonymous says:

            “You’re assuming that the majority is close-minded.” With some of the comments I’ve read? Don’t make me laugh. I will say that comment wasn’t solely directed at you. Plus I’d like to point out how everyone is hating on ‘fujoshis’ and as soon as anyone says they like K they are suddenly shunned and flamed…That’s not close mindedness then enlighten me..People obviously aren’t entitled to their own opinions without haters hating.

            “You’re also assuming my statement to say that by not being feminine, you are automatically rugged and grotesque – in which case, you would be incorrect, and among other things, close-minded.”

            Not entirely sure how you make that out to be close minded? I could throw that comment back at you and say you’re assuming I’m close-minded, therefore you must be too…Doesn’t make sense, does it? Your ability to jump to the extreme end of the scale is more what bothered me and you also sounded very presumptuous. I would actually try an anime like what you’d described and I wouldn’t be complaining. It would in fact be refreshing.

            “It would be more worthwhile if you told us why you like it.”

            Okay, I do apologise. I liked the storyline, however I don’t think it was done to it’s full potential. I also enjoyed the animation style. I liked Yata’s design too.

            “Go watch Black Lagoon.”

            Okay, I shall test it out, thanks =)

            • Seven says:

              “they like K they are suddenly shunned and flamed”

              Because they usually follow that with some insult directed towards us or the likes. I believe you are overlooking the details. No one here cares about fujoshis, but the general consensus is that K has fujoshi fanfare – and that’s something disliked, not fujoshis themselves. And even if one is not bothered by bishounens and whatnot, the excess amount of fujoshi fanfare K has is what ruins it, not the fact it caters to fujoshis – such is the statement being made.

              “Not entirely sure how you make that out to be close minded? I could throw that comment back at you and say you’re assuming I’m close-minded,”

              If you were indeed believing my statement to say you are rugged and grotesque, that would mean you are making an assumption, which is close-minded – whereas I’m making a presumption based on potential evidence. The reason I’d resort to any such thing to begin with is because just look at it from my point of view:

              - “Your ability to jump to the extreme end of the scale is more what bothered me”

              - “Just like to point out there’s no rule in life saying men must be totally masculine and women MUST be totally feminine. In real life people can be whatever they want. I’m female…I’m not feminine, but that also doesn’t make me rugged and grotesque”

              I personally find that jumping to the extreme because it implies I think one way other than what I’ve stated.

              In any case, I’m sure most of us can agree the artwork was good in K – although the animation was particularly interesting given how certain scenes were especially fluid, whereas others were butchered near-sadistically. The excess of emphasis on background scenes was also disheartening.

              In regards to Black Lagoon, the first season admittedly isn’t too outstanding – yet it’s definitely worth watching for sake of the second season. The second season is amazing.

    • neodarksun says:

      “Look at all the other animes. They are full of cute-halfnaked-yet-innocent girls, no one has a problem with it. It is fanservice as well. ”

      You assume we like shows with excessive fanservice.

  • maseyvang99 says:

    But dudes will Shiro and Mikoto be okay!!!!!?????

    • gargamesh says:

      We don’t know, if you read the comments, almost everyone here dropped it.

      But seeing as they’re Protagonists, most likely.

      • maseyvang99 says:

        Sorry no i didn’t read the comments, but thank you for telling me , at least i can still hope….

        • triton6783 says:

          ALL HOPE IS LOST FOR MIKOTOT!!! Shiro is needed for shounen ai moments.

          • I suggest pick up the anime again.
            I guarantee you will not bother anyone’s masculinity.

            Mikoto is 100% dead, and Weismann should have reverted to his original body.

            “Shiro is needed for shounen ai moments.”

            Aboit that: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/61065_320964424675754_967301109_n.jpg

            Not gonna happen.

            • triton6783 says:

              Guess what, I already went back and did. I wrote that comment knowing what I was talking about. It ended better than I thought it would, and I would watch a second season to have some question answered, but I still think you are making a little bit too much of a big deal out of this show.

              • My problem is not with this show. It is with the fujoshis. They and their goddamn fantasies. And lately it seems that these same disgusting fantasies are affecting everyone. Yeah, I’m mortal enemy of romance, but I’m protective of common sense.

              • Seven says:

                When there’s a guy holding another guy and they’re both blushing femininely, as seen in episode one of the Gay Project, and you don’t believe that’s homoerotic at all, then either you are asexual, or too homo yourself to notice.

              • triton6783 says:

                I dislike the yaoi moments, but I am able to struggle through it.

  • Ok, ok, I get it. I give up.
    I just hope that in the next season does not have so much “homolust” and focus on the plot.

    This conversation is over.

  • Anonymous says:

    all i can say is sword art online is still worse then this :3

  • Anonymous says:

    I really liked this show a lot. The soundtrack and the art were both utterly amazing in my opinion, and the story is excellent. The BL hinting scenes don’t bother me for the same reason the Naked Neko running around doesn’t, it is simply meant to be in there for both plot driving and fan attraction. It is currently my favorite anime of all time, right ahead Loups=Garous and Steins;Gate as number one. I am anxiously waiting for season 2. Just one Male Considerably Avid Anime fan’s opinion.

    • gargamesh says:

      “The BL hinting scenes don’t bother me for the same reason the Naked Neko running around doesn’t, it is simply meant to be in there for both plot driving and fan attraction”

      So you’re saying that the BL-hinting is part of the plot and in turn, if we were to infer a story based on that, that they’re actually gay and that the anime simply develops their love to be? because that’s what it means for BL hinting to be “Plot Driving”.

  • Never liked that yaoi anime.

  • Anonymous says:

    It had very good fighting scenes with really good animation, and not much people seem to mention that one.

    • neodarksun says:

      “good fighting scenes”

      Depends on the person, and which fight scene.

      “really good animation”

      Fight scenes? Yes, needed more fluidity at times, however.

      Base Animation? It was good but only to an extent, plus it fluctuates at times becoming average.

      But, its brightness was an eyesore.

    • gargamesh says:

      “It had very good fighting scenes with really good animation, and not much people seem to mention that one.”

      One Reason, The BL-hinting overpowers it so much.
      +
      “But, its brightness was an eyesore.”

      This I definitely Agree, i don’t know what they were trying to achieve by doing that, but it only seemed to irritate the eyes.

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s not even BL at all. (REALLY)
    To the people that dropped the anime after [Insert a number 1-13] episode(s)…
    Have you even bothered to TRY to watch the last 2 episodes?
    I’m pretty many ACTUALLY CRIED because the two deaths at the end.
    But everyone’s opinions count and I can see why some may drop it or hate it…

    • Seven says:

      There’s something I like to quote at times like this:

      “Of course you have the right to your opinions. But there’s a difference between opinions and facts. If you can verify what you are suggesting, then it’s a fact that they are doing so. On the other hand, if there’s credible evidence that Amazon gets the information from the manufacturers in an automated fashion, and uses a tool to plug it into the products page, then the fact is that that’s how they do it. I can have an opinion that you’re handsome or ugly, but it makes no sense to have an opinion that you are six feet tall. That’s something that can be measured. If somebody measures you, but I give a different height and call it my opinion, I’d be misunderstanding the very notion of what an opinion is. Opinions are good to have for subjective matters, not objective ones. ”

      The fact of the matter is there are feminine male characters in K, and there’s numerous scenes putting them in homo-suggestive situations, which you would find if you have watched at least episode one. If your opinion on the series is that it’s great, and whatever, cool for you – but that doesn’t change the obvious fujoshi pandering included, which anyone can regard as positive, negative, or neutral, as they wish.

  • Anonymous says:

    K is awesome!

    A second season is most wonderfully welcome, K is a great creation for fans of violence and fantasy (i’m one of them ofcoz ;) ). A wonderful story should really deserved to be continued

    • Seven says:

      With your exuberance and needlessly repeated colorful praise, I can assume you’re a fan of fujoshi fanfare too – which K is a great creation of.

  • Anonymous says:

    After reading all the comments is BL really all that you people can think about (people that don’t like it I mean), it’s amazing how no matter what it is you will almost always find something about BL or fujoshi in the sentences. And it’s usually coming from the same people.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a preview of the sequel. May I ask what are your thoughts on it?
    -Don’t be selfish. HOMRA is already over. (Kusanagi Izumo)

    -Saruhiko. What should I do?(Maybe Misaki?)

    -Hmph. Did you feel this way too, Suoh?(Probably Munakata)

    -Shiro, where are you, Shiro!? (Neko)

    -Captain. If you were to go down the same path as Suoh, then I will…(Awashima)

    -I might be thinner, but that doesn’t make me any less powerful! (Kamamoto lol?)

    -Please don’t look at me with that face of yours. I…don’t know where I should belong to anymore. (maybe Fushimi?)

    -I told you. I’ve become his vassal. (probably Kuroh? Thanks sawatte!)

    -I’ve lived for a long while. It’s about time…(maybe Kokujouji)

    -I thought you’ve become a little bit stronger…but it truly is a pity, Kuroh. (!?!??! who actually calls him Kuroh as opposed to Yatogami or Kuro in the cast…Ichigen….?)

    -Mikoto…your red is still…warm. (Anna)

  • Anonymous says:

    I liked most of the characters(Yata and Fushimi in particular), but many of them were one dimensional and backgroundless. Also, I couldn’t help but find myself disinterested in the protagonist Shiro till the very end. The plot was creative and had great potential, but till the very end it was poorly executed and ended up making the story airy. I wish they had skipped the second season and simply made the first longer and put in more detail and explanations, such as the depth of the clansmen powers and the other kings. There was simply too many characters with too little history.

    Okay, I’m a slash(boys love) fan, but the relationship between Shiro and Kuro was really boring and unnecessary. The relationship between the bartender and the “cold hearted woman”(can’t remember her name) could have gone deeper or just not existed(along with several other relationships and characters). I wish they had expanded on Yata and Fushimi’s relationship, I was really disappointed by the end. Hopefully they focus more on the clans and the characters next season, as well as shed some light on the the two allegedly dead kings.

  • Anonymous says:

    I stumbled upon this site accidentally, and decided to read the comments.
    Personally, I thought the series was good, but not “breathtaking”, such as Steins;Gate, or Miyazaki’s work. (I’m aware they are very different from eachother)
    I’m a really big fan of the graphics, and the art quality. I’m really picky when it comes to art, and the art in K was one of the best I’ve seen – and I’ve seen A LOT of anime in my life. So the art is definitely a plus. (Did it really irritate your eyes? I had no problem with it!)
    Now about the fanservice. I thought it was a little too much fanservice, both for the female(fujoshi) and male audience. I’ve never been a fan of fanservice, but I’ve never had a huge problem with it.
    Also, I hoped for the plot and characters to be more “serious”. I thought Neko was a *really* annoying character, and she destroyed the plot that could have been great. I hope there will be less “play-around” romance-moments in the 2nd season.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree on most parts, honestly I think they could have used darker colors though. I personally just tolerate fanservice for I’ve never been a fan of it. In fact series that have too much fan service just annoy me and frankly are the real eyesores. It takes away from plot. I didn’t actually see any make characters kids so as long as they don’t actually come onto each other then I don’t care about the finishing. So all in all I liked what I saw and though it could been better I still enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next season

  • Anonymous says:

    I am a die hard Yaoi hater so I KNOW what’s Yaoi. I admit that i was ready to drop the anime as soon as I saw the blushes but the plot interested me and the graphics were awesome so I kept going.

    That’s why he last episode AMAZED me. There wasn’t really a lot of character development but in a span of 13 episodes, you’ve got to admit that it’s pretty impressive. A second season can expand on character history and unanswered questions so I think its a good idea.

    I believe that the people complaining should at least WATCH the entire anime. The BL and crap people are talking about is just some moments that are easily brushed off. Really you guys take those moments way too seriously. And why’re you complaining NOW? There’s been tons of worse off anime.

  • avatar aoikaze says:

    I actually really enjoyed the series …

  • Anonymous says:

    I really love this series and I’m looking forward to the second season. About the series turning out to be “Yaoi or Shounen-Ai, I don’t think there’s really any of that in the episodes. Shounen-Ai practically involves kissing and Yaoi involves physical contact. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the male characters trying to act feminine…the creator made them to be that way. If you truly love anime you should be flexible enough to accept the differences of the genres.It’s what we call respect.

    • triton6783 says:

      The characters being feminine and blushing whenever there is male contact IS Shounen-Ai. It has been happening since the very first episode.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m not going to lie I only started to watch this coz I was looking to waste some time watching pretty men running around fighting each other and for the gay moments that people like to pretend aren’t happening. I love yaoi, I live and breathe that sh!t. Reading all the comments on this page made my night. People say it’s gay and others saying it’s not or not really. Look people it is. Dudes be swinging the gay vibe. But that’s not what I ending up liking about it, I really liked where the story was going or should I say where it is heading if there is going to be a season 2. And I agree that sometimes the gay moments got in the way of the fighting that was going on. Sure I got that giddy felling whenever they had BL moments but by the end I wanted them to get down to it and hand somebody their ass. I mean they had all this cool power and sh!t and no one was doing squat with it. The fight between the red and blue kings could have been way more epic. I really wanted that island/school to go up in a blaze in the battle. So really looking forward to the next season but hoping they focus more on advancing the story and making the fight scenes more hard-core.
    On a side note the comments about females being feminine or if not rugged and grotesque confused me somewhat. I always thought it didn’t matter what you looked like if you had a vagina you were a chick, or my brother.
    The same thing could be said about people getting on the pretty boys cases about looking to pretty, and with their looks they must be flying the rainbow flag. This happens not just in anime but in real life and shit me off a little. One of my guy friends looks like a pretty anime boy and my brother thinks this makes him gay (yeah so gay that he boned your girlfriend) I’ve seen anime where the men look pretty and weren’t going around looking for wang.

    • triton6783 says:

      I wish there were more people like you. Most people who like this show go out of their way to say how it doesn’t have any yaoi or shonen-ai at all. It is just absurd how people could just ignore all of that. I think it is fine to like this show as long as you look at what it really is, and it is a show that is foremost pleasing people that like yaoi, and story comes second.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah I’ve never understood why people have to make excuses about reading/ watching yaoi or yuri. Not saying they have to be all open about it at home in their day to day lives. I understand not all people have a good view on same sex couples. But whatever this is the net who give a shit what people think you watch, they don’t know you.
        Also can anyone recommend some kick ass anime? I been left wanting for some awesome fight scenes :)

        lol I’d like to point out that i’m a chick. my friend read my comments and says I come off sounding like a dude. See people are never happy :D

  • Anonymous says:

    I must say that I absolutely LOVED K! I think the animation was beautiful, and the story was great! :) I really hope that there’s going to be a second season! Because as much as I loved K I must admit that the last episodes were a bit disappointing, mostly because of all the stuff about the Silver King… I think the moment when you found out that Shiro actually was the Silver King, was done poorly. The surprising fact that Shiro was the Silver King could’ve been done in a MUCH more exciting way! But otherwise than that I enjoyed this anime a lot!
    And then I want to comment on those who claim that the anime is filled with shounen ai; Ehm… I get why some comment on the first episode when Shiro blushes when he’s looking at Kuroh, but that’s about it. In the rest of the anime there’s no shounen ai hints at all. So I think it’s a bit stupid to drop or bash the anime, because you’ve watched episode 1 and seen Shiro blush… Please take it easy. I, myself, detest yuri and shoujo ai, and yet I’ve come to watch animes were there’s shoujo ai involved, because I liked the story! If the anime has a good story, then that’s all that really matters. AND last but not least STOP HATING ON FUJOSHIS!!! You know they’re actually humans like the rest of us! Just because you’re a fan of boyxboy love, doesn’t mean you are annoying or some kind of freak! So stop being so damn chicken about it, and ACCEPT that there’s some who just happens like boyxboy!!!
    END OF STORY!
    Oh and btw sorry if there’s some grammar mistakes and stuff… english is not my main language…

  • Anonymous says:

    I’m almost afraid to post anything here o_O

    If I say it’s awful, I’m gonna be hated. If I say it’s great people will think I have no taste. Or that my head is filled with pointless bl romance. Or whatever.

    Seriously- there was that one dude praising the anime, and being very emotional about it, and he/she was immediately called fujoshi.

    Anyway.
    I liked the plot. I grew up with Dragon Ball, where they spent 20 minutes screaming their lungs out while powering up to defeat evil supervillain number 9000.

    I don’t think the guys were overly feminine. I would rather say they were ‘graceful’ and that fit quite well with the scenery and the overall atmosphere of the film. In Vampire Knight the boys were all shiny and glittering and it was really weird.

    And with the bl hints. Well, noone said the anime wasn’t stereotype? Pretty guys for the girls, and huge boobs for the guys. And no, I do NOT assume that present persons are in favour of big breasts, it’s just how marketing goes. At least they didn’t overdo it like in History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi- it should be about Martial Arts, but it’s actually about half naked, mostly underaged girls -.-

    To close this comment: I’m utterly into Yaoi. I very much appreciated the cuteness between Kuro and Shiro. And maybe it’s because I’m biased, but I think Neko was pretty much unnecessary for the plot.

    Now come at me, haters! >:-D

    • Seven says:

      “Seriously- there was that one dude praising the anime, and being very emotional about it, and he/she was immediately called fujoshi.”

      Was his name “yaoi1gay1love”? Because everyone here who likes this series seems to either admit their fujoshi status themselves, like yourself incidentally, or make it rather clear by things like their username.

      ——

      Another piece of evidence that fujoshis don’t even recognize their own existence.

      You say this:
      “Or that my head is filled with pointless bl romance.”

      Then admit this:
      ” I’m utterly into Yaoi. ”

      And then apparently, while you liked the fujoshi elements, it was just the female character who was unnecessary to the plot:
      ” I very much appreciated the cuteness between Kuro and Shiro. And maybe it’s because I’m biased, but I think Neko was pretty much unnecessary for the plot.”

  • Anonymous says:

    I liked this anime enough to watch a second season, although it’s not one of the best I’ve seen. The art was outstanding to me (although I can see why some people might not have liked some of the artistic choices) and I think the plot and characters were interesting. I do feel like things were kept at a somewhat superficial level at times though, so maybe a second season could give more insight into the story and the world they live in. If they do this well and have more screentime to work with, I think it has the potential to become an excellent series.

    As for the fanservice, I thought it was a bit excessive – both the one directed at males and the one at females – but it wasn’t so bad that it put me off the series altogether. What does puzzle me a bit though is why so many people here are complaining only about the fanservice directed at girls and not the one directed at boys? The homoerotic subtext between several of the characters did give me pause, but I thought Neko’s running around naked 90% of the time – to say nothing of the lieutenant’s ridiculously large chest and revealing clothes – were just as bad as the first.

    • gargamesh says:

      “but I thought Neko’s running around naked 90% of the time – to say nothing of the lieutenant’s ridiculously large chest and revealing clothes – were just as bad as the first.”

      2 Females of fanservice, and the rest of the cast are bishounen boys, with the MC’s blushing a lot, for each other.

      • Anonymous says:

        “2 Females of fanservice, and the rest of the cast are bishounen boys, with the MC’s blushing a lot, for each other.”

        I don’t see how this makes the male-oriented fanservice insignificant or something that does not need complaining about. While the number of female characters was clearly fewer than the number of males (there were only four), all of them spent most of their time catering to specific fetishes – big boobs, loli, panty shots (+ thigh-reaching stockings), nudity etc. The amount of time they gave this fanservice – particularly considering the amount of screentime these characters got in the first place – was quite high, in my opinion.

        This is not to say I didn’t think the female-oriented fanservice wasn’t obvious or excessive – I thought the subtext between the guys got ridiculous at times as well, but at least those characters got more fanservice-free screentime and a more active role in the plot of the series. I quite liked the girls in this series – except for Kukuri who I don’t think gets enough screentime to get a good idea of her personality – and would have liked to know more about them.

        Finally, it suprises me how so many anime comprise mainly male-oriented fanservice and everyone finds that normal, while series with as much or more fanservice directed at girls get so many complaints. By the way, I’m not talking just about anime with over-the-top fanservice like High School of the Dead, but also mainstream anime like One Piece. Even anime with strong female characters like Black Lagoon – which I like a lot – sexualize the female characters a lot more than the male ones.

        • Seven says:

          “Finally, it suprises me how so many anime comprise mainly male-oriented fanservice and everyone finds that normal, while series with as much or more fanservice directed at girls get so many complaints. By the way, I’m not talking just about anime with over-the-top fanservice like High School of the Dead, but also mainstream anime like One Piece. Even anime with strong female characters like Black Lagoon – which I like a lot – sexualize the female characters a lot more than the male ones.”

          For your own sake, I’d like to hope you’re not directing this generalization at anyone here.

          • Anonymous says:

            “For your own sake, I’d like to hope you’re not directing this generalization at anyone here.”

            Actually, I’m not. I’m stating my opinion on the matter in general, not directing anything at anyone in particular.

            • gargamesh says:

              “Finally, it suprises me how so many anime comprise mainly male-oriented fanservice and everyone finds that normal, while series with as much or more fanservice directed at girls get so many complaints”

              Then tell me, who is “everyone”?

              • Anonymous says:

                By “everyone” I mean the general reception of a series – for instance opinions on forums, amongst people in real-life, etc. I’m sorry if I don’t express myself clearly, English is not my first language.

            • Seven says:

              Good to know, I don’t like generalizations of anything, reason being:

              “Finally, it suprises me how so many anime comprise mainly male-oriented fanservice and everyone finds that normal, while series with as much or more fanservice directed at girls get so many complaints. By the way, I’m not talking just about anime with over-the-top fanservice like High School of the Dead, but also mainstream anime like One Piece. Even anime with strong female characters like Black Lagoon – which I like a lot – sexualize the female characters a lot more than the male ones.”

              It’s not that there isn’t anyone complaining against series like High School of the Dead, it’s just that you’re completing ignoring them in your statement. You’re also ignoring how the predominance of the fanbase is surely male to begin with, how those sort of series are more obviously targeted at males as evidenced by genre, and how it doesn’t serve as an excuse to the fact the fanfare is unacceptable. It’s not just detestable because “ohhhh fanservice is bad”, it’s detestable because it’s destroying the story – K-Project being a prime example of that.

              Black Lagoon’s “sexualized” female characters achieve more than all of K-Project combined.

              • Anonymous says:

                “It’s not that there isn’t anyone complaining against series like High School of the Dead, it’s just that you’re completing ignoring them in your statement.”

                As I said, I am not talking only about these kind of over the top fanservice-filled series, but also about more mainstream anime. To give just an example, I haven’t seen many people complaining about or finding it strange that the women in One Piece have enourmous boobs or wear revealing outfits. To me, this kind of fanservice seems just as obvious, if not more, than the majority of the male cast being bishounen.

                “You’re also ignoring how the predominance of the fanbase is surely male to begin with, how those sort of series are more obviously targeted at males as evidenced by genre, and how it doesn’t serve as an excuse to the fact the fanfare is unacceptable.”

                Could you please define “those sort of series” and which “genre” you are talking about?

                “It’s not just detestable because “ohhhh fanservice is bad”, it’s detestable because it’s destroying the story – K-Project being a prime example of that.”

                Actually, I also find it annoying when fanservice becomes too obnoxious to make it possible to enjoy a series. However, in my opinion the amount of fanservice – be it directed at males or females – in this series was not so bad that it made it impossible for me to keep watching it. As stated before I thought the plot and the art were good, but I understand this is subjective and it might not be worth getting through the fanservice for you. What did catch my eye about the article in this page though, is that it mainly cited the female-oriented fanservice, and not the one directed at guys, as being a problem with this series.

                “Black Lagoon’s “sexualized” female characters achieve more than all of K-Project combined.”

                I am unsure what exactly you mean by “achieve more” in this context, but I have already said that the female characters in that story are strong. They are amazing fighters, they have an important role in the plot and they are interesting. However, that doesn’t change the fact that they are very sexualized while I can’t think of any male character in that series who is to a similar degree.

              • Seven says:

                “As I said, I am not talking only about these kind of over the top fanservice-filled series, but also about more mainstream anime. To give just an example, I haven’t seen many people complaining about or finding it strange that the women in One Piece have enourmous boobs or wear revealing outfits. To me, this kind of fanservice seems just as obvious, if not more, than the majority of the male cast being bishounen.”

                And as I said, you can’t classify everyone into a general group to begin with – One Piece is a shounen series, targeted at shounens, who are the largest demographic. If they like colossal breasts, it’s no surprise they won’t complain. But FYI, there are people who do complain – you can’t just target what you perceive as “the general” view.

                “Could you please define “those sort of series” and which “genre” you are talking about?”

                By “those sort of series”, I assume you mean works along the lines of High School DxD and similar – given that you mention High School of The Dead. The genre would be seinen, or shounen, both male targeted – not to mention, ecchi.

                “Actually, I also find it annoying when fanservice becomes too obnoxious to make it possible to enjoy a series. However, in my opinion the amount of fanservice – be it directed at males or females – in this series was not so bad that it made it impossible for me to keep watching it. As stated before I thought the plot and the art were good, but I understand this is subjective and it might not be worth getting through the fanservice for you. What did catch my eye about the article in this page though, is that it mainly cited the female-oriented fanservice, and not the one directed at guys, as being a problem with this series.”

                Now we’re getting somewhere, good point you have there – although the reason the female service isn’t pointed out is because it’s just irrelevant. It goes without saying that the Neko service is petty and needless – but even more so, it’s impossible to watch an action scene in K without a sudden bishounen hug and blush moment. Not to mention, there’s a difference between skin revealing, and two person intimacy – the latter of which the K-Project has a lot of, albeit near-exclusively between bishounens.

                “I am unsure what exactly you mean by “achieve more” in this context, but I have already said that the female characters in that story are strong. They are amazing fighters, they have an important role in the plot and they are interesting. However, that doesn’t change the fact that they are very sexualized while I can’t think of any male character in that series who is to a similar degree.”

                It means that I’m agreeing with you that they are strong characters who do a lot in the story.

                “male character in that series who is to a similar degree”

                So how would you define a sexualized male character? Many of the males in Black Lagoon were portrayed as “macho” or some other expected male stereotype. Is a sexualized male character supposed to be a feminine one?

  • Anonymous says:

    “And as I said, you can’t classify everyone into a general group to begin with – One Piece is a shounen series, targeted at shounens, who are the largest demographic. If they like colossal breasts, it’s no surprise they won’t complain. But FYI, there are people who do complain – you can’t just target what you perceive as “the general” view.”

    Just to clarify, is your reasoning here saying that male-oriented fanservice will be easily accepted but female-oriented will be rejected, because the audience is mainly male? (To be clear, I’m not being sarcastic or anything, if I understood uncorrectly please correct me.) The main problem I have with this reasoning is that in the same way you critize my targeting what I perceive as “the general view”, I feel that you may be generalizing a bit as well about the audience of anime genres.
    The reason why mainstream anime like Naruto or One Piece have such an incredibly big following in the first place is because they are highly attractive to both male and female people. What I mean is, even if these series are aimed at boys, I don’t think the audience is anywhere near strictly-male. Also I realize that my point of view is subjective and based on my experience online and in real life, but I’m guessing yours is too, unless you have some sociological research on the matter (in which case I honestly would like to read it, it could be quite interesting). Another problem I have with this reasoning is that from the moment a series includes fanservice for both men and women – which is the case in K – it’s clearly aiming to have a female audience as well, not just a male one.

    “Now we’re getting somewhere, good point you have there – although the reason the female service isn’t pointed out is because it’s just irrelevant. It goes without saying that the Neko service is petty and needless – but even more so, it’s impossible to watch an action scene in K without a sudden bishounen hug and blush moment. Not to mention, there’s a difference between skin revealing, and two person intimacy – the latter of which the K-Project has a lot of, albeit near-exclusively between bishounens.”

    I do see where you would be irritated by some of the random fanservice moments – even if enjoyed the series overall, I have to admit that seeing the ridiculous amount of subtext between Mikoto and Reishi (the red and blue kings) made it kind of hard to take seriously a couple of conversations which would otherwise be quite plot-important and serious. However, I’m confused about your comment that the Neko fanservice is irrelevant – in what way do you mean that? I ask this because I thought a big part of the homoerotic fanservice was quite random and irrelevant myself – for instance, all the moments in which Shiro randomly blushed near Kuroh or even a lot of the subtext between Mikoto and Reishi felt quite pointless and pasted on for as a bonus for the women in the audience.
    I’m also curious about your comment about the difference between skin revealing and two person intimacy – by the last 2-3 episodes, there is more intimacy and romance implied between Shiro and Neko than between Shiro and Kuroh, isn’t there? There are also strong hints between the lieutenant and Kusanagi, if I remember correctly, and while Mikoto and Reishi do have a lot of subtext, I don’t think you could quite call it emotional intimacy. All in all, I thought the fanservice was slightly annoying on both sides, but I didn’t get the impression that the female-oriented one was worse than the male-oriented one in this series.

    “So how would you define a sexualized male character? Many of the males in Black Lagoon were portrayed as “macho” or some other expected male stereotype. Is a sexualized male character supposed to be a feminine one?”
    Actually, I just expressed myself uncorrectly there I think, I just meant that I didn’t feel male characters were sexualized in the same way females were when watching that series. It’s an interesting question though, I had never thought about it. In general lines I don’t think a male character needs to be femenine to be sexualized but they would have to at least be attractive in looks or personality, wouldn’t they? I know for instance that the character Naruto is quite popular with my female friends, yet I don’t think you could call him feminine – I guess whether you can say the same about Sasuke, who is incredibly popular, is more debatable though.

    Thank you for the discussion by the way, it’s turning out to be quite interesting since I hadn’t thought about a lot of these things consciouly while watching anime series before.

    • Seven says:

      “Just to clarify, is your reasoning here saying that male-oriented fanservice will be easily accepted but female-oriented will be rejected, because the audience is mainly male? (To be clear, I’m not being sarcastic or anything, if I understood uncorrectly please correct me.) The main problem I have with this reasoning is that in the same way you critize my targeting what I perceive as “the general view”, I feel that you may be generalizing a bit as well about the audience of anime genres.”

      Correct – it’s a general view as well, but it’s going off the premise the genre is male oriented to begin with. That’s much different than just approaching the subject from your own subjective viewpoint. And it’s not disregarding the individual, because as mentioned, there are individuals who complain about service and those who don’t. We’re nearly contributing to the same idea here, because as you say, the series is “highly attractive to both male and female people” – and you can be sure that amongst these people, regardless of gender, there are some more accepting of service than others.

      “Another problem I have with this reasoning is that from the moment a series includes fanservice for both men and women – which is the case in K – it’s clearly aiming to have a female audience as well, not just a male one.”

      You’ve got it backwards because the K-Project is a female targeted series to begin with, as indicated by the manga genre. If anything, it’s trying to also have a male audience by the occasional oppai intercession – but such scenes aren’t the route to attracting a good audience to begin with. “Good” meaning an audience that appreciates story and similar quality aspects, versus lesser content.

      “However, I’m confused about your comment that the Neko fanservice is irrelevant – in what way do you mean that? I ask this because I thought a big part of the homoerotic fanservice was quite random and irrelevant myself – for instance, all the moments in which Shiro randomly blushed near Kuroh or even a lot of the subtext between Mikoto and Reishi felt quite pointless and pasted on for as a bonus for the women in the audience.However, I’m confused about your comment that the Neko fanservice is irrelevant – in what way do you mean that? I ask this because I thought a big part of the homoerotic fanservice was quite random and irrelevant myself – for instance, all the moments in which Shiro randomly blushed near Kuroh or even a lot of the subtext between Mikoto and Reishi felt quite pointless and pasted on for as a bonus for the women in the audience.”

      The homo scenes were irrelevant too, but the K-Project was attempting to pass off some sort of yaoi relationship between the characters – whereas Neko’s screentime was just “look at my oppai”, with no ultimate purpose behind it.

      “All in all, I thought the fanservice was slightly annoying on both sides, but I didn’t get the impression that the female-oriented one was worse than the male-oriented one in this series.”

      Three episodes don’t stack up to the entire series. For the entire series, K is shoving together male characters in a yaoi filter – whereas it was just providing the occasional Neko emphasis here and there. Even if the neko emphasis was excessive, seeing her chest is not the same as seeing her getting intimate with another girl, is it? Even though K began having a more proper romance in the final episodes, it doesn’t change the imbalance in the series as a whole.

      “Thank you for the discussion by the way, it’s turning out to be quite interesting since I hadn’t thought about a lot of these things consciouly while watching anime series before.”

      If only there could be more frequent discussions like this.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Correct – it’s a general view as well, but it’s going off the premise the genre is male oriented to begin with. That’s much different than just approaching the subject from your own subjective viewpoint. And it’s not disregarding the individual, because as mentioned, there are individuals who complain about service and those who don’t. We’re nearly contributing to the same idea here, because as you say, the series is “highly attractive to both male and female people” – and you can be sure that amongst these people, regardless of gender, there are some more accepting of service than others.”

        The problem I still have with this is that since we are discussing the attitude of the audience towards fanservice (keeping in mind, as you said, that we only have our subjective perspective of the matter), it seems that the point should be who is watching the series, and not who the makers of the series think should be watching it.
        That is to say, even if a popular shounen series like One Piece is originally targeted at boys, given that the actual audience they got is made up of girls to a substantial extent, it would seem that a big portion of those girls (although as you said I’m sure there are exceptions) don’t have a problem with the fanservice to the point where it would stop them from enjoying the series in anyway.
        In other words, I was surprised that the fanservice in K would be considered such a problem for enjoying the series, since I didn’t feel it was too extreme – the only thing that seemed different about it was that said fanservice was just as much, or more, oriented towards girls as towards boys.

        “The homo scenes were irrelevant too, but the K-Project was attempting to pass off some sort of yaoi relationship between the characters – whereas Neko’s screentime was just “look at my oppai”, with no ultimate purpose behind it.” and “Three episodes don’t stack up to the entire series. For the entire series, K is shoving together male characters in a yaoi filter – whereas it was just providing the occasional Neko emphasis here and there. Even if the neko emphasis was excessive, seeing her chest is not the same as seeing her getting intimate with another girl, is it? Even though K began having a more proper romance in the final episodes, it doesn’t change the imbalance in the series as a whole.”

        Reading this, I realize we may have a slightly different concept of what fanservice is – I consider it as “gratuitous titillation”, meaning something irrelevant pasted on as fan bait, with little to no consequence to the actual story or character. In other words, if the interactions had actually seriously implied or led to a “yaoi relationship between the characters”, that would have actually stopped being fanservice to me. Basically, I guess that depends on how you define the term, but I think a relationship being homosexual or lesbian doesn’t make it fanservice by default – from the moment it crosses from subtext into text and is treated as a serious element in the story or the character, it’s something else, I think.
        I’m not sure I’m explaining myself well, but to give an example, while several lesbian undertones in the interactions between the characters in Madoka Magica (for instance the wife jokes between Madoka and Sayaka etc) did seem like fanservice inserted as a bonus, by the end of the series I’m not sure you could consider Homura’s attitude towards Madoka as fanservice. Simply put, it was much too relevant to the plot as well as an important part of the character’s psychology to be dismissed as an irrelevant bonus for the audience.
        Where K is concerned, I think the blushing and suggestive body language between Shiro and Kuroh, as well as between the two kings, was in no way seriously implying or leading into any sort of romantic relationship. To me, it really felt like they were just randomly pasted on details to give a treat to the women in the audience – not too different from the service given by Neko, the lieutenant etc, really.
        The only difference I could see was that there might have been more fanservice aimed at girls than at boys, but I didn’t think either one was too excessive to enjoy the anime overall – although I realize that is essentially subjective and will depend on each person.

        • Seven says:

          “That is to say, even if a popular shounen series like One Piece is originally targeted at boys, given that the actual audience they got is made up of girls to a substantial extent, it would seem that a big portion of those girls (although as you said I’m sure there are exceptions) don’t have a problem with the fanservice to the point where it would stop them from enjoying the series in anyway.”

          You’re only guessing that there’s girls who like it – for all we know, they like it until ep 10 and get sick of it, for example. Ultimately, the fanbase is too varied to treat everyone as if they were one person. And it’s also a matter of what kind of service – but that just goes back to skin revealing in comparison to relationships.

          “Basically, I guess that depends on how you define the term, but I think a relationship being homosexual or lesbian doesn’t make it fanservice by default – from the moment it crosses from subtext into text and is treated as a serious element in the story or the character, it’s something else, I think.”

          So you answer this yourself:
          “Where K is concerned, I think the blushing and suggestive body language between Shiro and Kuroh, as well as between the two kings, was in no way seriously implying or leading into any sort of romantic relationship.”

          When it comes down to it, the matter is settled – I concur with this entirely:

          “there might have been more fanservice aimed at girls than at boys, but I didn’t think either one was too excessive to enjoy the anime overall – although I realize that is essentially subjective and will depend on each person.”

          • Anonymous says:

            “You’re only guessing that there’s girls who like it – for all we know, they like it until ep 10 and get sick of it, for example. Ultimately, the fanbase is too varied to treat everyone as if they were one person.”

            I definitely agree that the fanbase is too varied to treat everyone’s attitude as if they were one person, but I am also fairly certain that there at least a high number of girls in it. Going simply by the major forums of series like Naruto, I think you will get a good idea when you see the sheer amount of girls debating in the romance, plot or character sections. A number of my real life female friends like this series too, although that could be a coincidence.

            “So you answer this yourself “Where K is concerned, I think the blushing and suggestive body language between Shiro and Kuroh, as well as between the two kings, was in no way seriously implying or leading into any sort of romantic relationship”.”

            As I said, I think the details between these characters is mere fanservice. What I was answering here is your statement that “The homo scenes were irrelevant too, but the K-Project was attempting to pass off some sort of yaoi relationship between the characters – whereas Neko’s screentime was just “look at my oppai”, with no ultimate purpose behind it.”. What I mean is that the two things are not so different.

            • Seven says:

              “What I mean is that the two things are not so different.”

              Apparently not. But the oppai intercession was just more sporadic. It’s a series of flashy bishounens, close to one another, and getting dirty in action scenes – it’s more expected there’d be some yaoi details mixed in. Whereas Neko in entirety was just an injection for the sake of it. That was my point.

              • Anonymous says:

                “Apparently not. But the oppai intercession was just more sporadic. It’s a series of flashy bishounens, close to one another, and getting dirty in action scenes – it’s more expected there’d be some yaoi details mixed in. Whereas Neko in entirety was just an injection for the sake of it. That was my point.”

                I guess we’ve reached an agreement then.

              • Seven says:

                Interestingly enough, a fine discussion.

  • hikikomori says:

    Wikipedia confirms this a yaoi.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wikipedia has also confirmed that fan fiction is just a mere compilation of crap, crap, and more crap coming from obsessed-romance fanatics. I believe they found the page and scrapped it a while back, users recreating a new one, but do you get my point? Wikipedia ain’t always right.

  • Anonymous says:

    Shiro should just do Neko so we can confirm he’s a guy and have a better approach at men.

  • Anonymous says:

    For startes, I really enjoyed K. I thought the art/style was well done (the brightness didnt bother me) and the music was pretty good also. THe character/plot development on the other hand was either rushed, confusing or just didnt work. Dont get me wrong, I actually loved K. I will admit that I do personally like a “gracful” (as someone else said) lead. The relationship between Kuro and Shiro didnt really phase me. I thought it was subtle enough to be cute.Although there was a bit of fanservice (admit it people, it was there)I think that that innocent relationship added an intimacy with the audience, I mean, after seeing the nicer, sweeter, side of Kuro made me get more attatched to his character. And the contrast of them and ,lets say Yata(with his constant rage) balanced it out quite nicely. Going back to the characters, I thought Neko was quite annoying….. I dont know if the fact that I liked the hinted bl makes me biased, but to be frank, she didnt forward the plot,AT ALL,and I do agree with the idea that she was only there to interest the male viewers (seriously, its a fact that most guys will watch a show with a ditzy half naked girl)

    Alright after that little rant, I guess I do want there to be a season two. Again someone already pointed out all of the random relationships and that if they were developed could really make this a good anime. For example, how is it that the bad ass Red King has Anna by his side?!? If they fixed up the storyline but kept the art the same way this could change K from a well done anime, into a spectacualr anime.

  • Anonymous says:

    After reading the whole forum, I can calmly state that I am thoroughly confused and yet full of understanding at the same time. Quite a strange feeling, I must admit.

    Getting to the point. I am not a fushijo or whatever you call fans of yaoi and shonen-ai. I typically watch animes along the lines of Durarara!!, Kuroshitsuji, and the such. ‘K’, I felt, was a nice change of pace from the waters I usually tread.

    The art style didn’t bother me too much and neither did the colors. Brightness I can handle; just dim down the light setting on your laptops, why don’t you? Better for your eyes that way too. Anyways. I liked the character designs and landscapes, as well as the pace the animation took. Sometimes it was choppy, like in a chase, and other times it was languid and relatively smooth. Kind of like a puzzle that you put together without having the correct pieces, and while your end result isn’t as neat as a manufactured puzzle, there’s a certain artistic feel to the whole thing. I appreciate that. The one thing that bothered me was the excessive… Ah… The excessive emphasis on some female’s body parts. That bothered me…

    On to character development. It was nice, I suppose. After watching the anime, I look back and I can see the little hints they placed in the first few episodes that Shiro really wasn’t what he seemed; like when the girl that was possessed by the Colorless King in the last episodes commented that Shiro wasn’t really close to anyone, but pretty popular. When I heard her say it the first time, I brushed it off that Shiro might just be kind of anti-social-ish (even though he seemed friendly enough), but now I can see that the makers were saying, ‘There’s something up here, something wrong. Ha, we won’t tell you what yet~’ There were other things too, but I’m lazy, so I’m not jotting them all down. Can anybody else name some other stuff that you guys spotted?

    There’s one pair of characters that really jerked my tears though. Reishi and Anna. My goodness, that was such a heart wrenching relationship… Just like protective older brother and adorable little sister. Don’t know what else to say about that, other than how Anna brought out Reishi’s good side. Just… *sigh* I’m sad that Anna had to see her ‘older brother’ go. And without so much as a proper good bye! Well, he did say, ‘I’m sorry I won’t be able to show you that lovely red anymore’, but still!

    And I’m reading all this stuff about ‘BL’ (What does that stand for? It means Bi-Shounen, right? So why is it ‘BL’ and not ‘BS’?) and this is where I’m really confused. Sure, Shiro blushed at times and made cracks about Kuroh being his wife, but I felt that it was just the producers sense of humor. Like, to make audience laugh? Or ‘awwww’? I don’t want to take sides in THIS particular argument since getting flamed – I hate. But is blushing, helping each other up and stuff, joking about things ’cause your friend likes to cook; does that really amount to anything?

    And what is that stuff about if females aren’t feminine then they’re most definitely gruff and the such? Honestly! I can say that I’m not the most feminine girl in the world, but that doesn’t mean I’m all macho-esque! Sure, I like shooting games, but if anyone tried to pick a brawl with me in real life, I’d feint to one side and sprint off in the other direction when my challenger isn’t looking; screw my pride! Purple on my face does NOT work for me.

    …If you’re going to pull some argument up on the paragraph above, please save your cyber breath and just disregard it. I’m hot headed when it comes to being accused of things, and the comment above that went ranting about non-feminine-y females having to be macho-females just pushed me over the edge. There’s not middle ground for these people…

    Er, back on track. Well. It would seem that I’m at the end of my thoughts, or my thoughts just ran away with my previous two paragraphs. Whatever. I’m betting something that this will get flamed.

    Sending vodka and sunflowers,

    X

    • Seven says:

      There’s no middle ground because there always exists people like you, who recognize the excess of female fanfare, but for some reason, deny even the very presence of fujoshi fanfare, despite how blatantly obvious it is.

      If I had to assume why, I’d say because you’re either just biased for the series, or you like fujoshi material and are too ashamed to admit it.

    • Anonymous says:

      I really liked this Anime heck it’s one of my favorites, I mostly watch Anime for the Action I’m not that into romance and things like that. I hate yaoi and I try my best to avoid it.
      I would not call this Anime yaoi at all. I showed K project to a friend of mine and she said that it’s so post to look cute whenever they blush. So I’m actually looking forward to the second season.

  • Anonymous says:

    i love this anime totally!!! cant seems to find the manga?? i am glad there is going to be a second season?? maybe the silver king revived and things~~ sooo love him!!! totally want both manga and anime~~ haha =x

  • Anonymous says:

    Lol my brother actually liked K, he never even noticed any of the bl and fan service stuff since he really doesn’t understand any of that xD so I guess if you look past the bl and stuff its an okay show.

    And im going to admit I started watching it cause I saw a picture of fushimi and I was like “oh his hot” but I wasn’t really expecting any bl and big boobs, I don’t mind it, I mean im into bl stuff but I must be blind as well cause to me only the first few episode had bl and that was about it. And I also like the art and I enjoyed the plot. But the characters do need more work and more back story of how fushimi joined the blues.

  • Anonymous says:

    If it’s okay, may I ask what is your opinion towards Yaoi/BL? Many people have different views towards this subject.

    Just curious!

    Btw, the soundtracks for K are extremely outstanding, in my opinion.

  • Anonymous says:

    I just wasn’t interested in the what some people call “yaoi” in the show I just enjoyed the fight scenes..like miskai’s fights

  • Anonymous says:

    ‘K’ totally needs a second season! The first season I feel, is like to get you hooked because of all the mystery there is to it. I wish it wasn’t 13 episodes though, I feel like it’s really limited, and it doesn’t give you enough of what you need to know.

    But regardless, I have to say that on the first season, the characters although were not shown to have much of a background, their personalities were enough to get you to either like them or hate them. Even though the series was short, I don’t think the creators were really rushing into the characters history and such. They were kinda taking it slow to get the people hooked in, and for the second season as well~

    It’s like reading a book, they won’t give you a whole bunch of information on the characters in the first 13 pages, or 5 chapters. They give you just enough to grow to like or hate them.

    Series was great, graphics are awesome, my only problem:
    13 is just too limited.

    Also, I don’t see why people are saying there’s guyxguy action in this. So they blush at each other, but it doesn’t mean they’re attracted to each other. And really, the only guyxguy thing you see is the Blue king pinning down the Red king, like really, the only ONE thing you see out of 13 episodes. It’s really no reason to complain or say that the show has so much ‘guy action’.

    The show is mostly mystery. And it has its fight scenes, which I think should be more seen upon than as saying there’s a lot of guy action.

    • Seven says:

      You have to be a moron if it takes you 260 minutes to read 13 pages of a book. I can’t believe anyone would dare even consider comparing 13 episodes of a full season to a slither of several pages.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m saying the 13 episodes wasn’t enough, like reading 13 pages of a book is not enough. My point being even though it’s considered a full season, it wasn’t enough. Like a full chapter, it’s not enough information to give you an idea into the WHOLE story.

        I’m not comparing time here.

        • gargamesh says:

          However for you not to have an idea of the story after one season of a series is just plain stupid, and admittedly a big flaw of the series.

          It’s like you said that you watched an equivalent of 4 movies, but still have no idea or information of the whole story.

          • Seven says:

            That’s why I didn’t bother responding to this guy again, if you’re even daring to compare a full season to 13 pages of a book, you’re not worth talking to.

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s the point I’m trying to make.

            I know that first it was about recovering identity in the series, but later after that was resolved I realized that it wasn’t really the “plot” of the series. So to me, I’m unclear of the true plot of the story-the only problem I had with the series.

            • Seven says:

              No, it’s not – you’re unclear of the true plot because it was a poorly developed series. And yet, you’re trying to excuse this with the ridiculous notion that a full season of anime is akin to 13 pages of a book.

              • Anonymous says:

                I’m not saying necessarily 13 pages is like a full season, because that IS blatantly stupid.

                Obviously when you’re reading a book the first chapter won’t give you enough information to get you into what the entire book will be about, so what I’ve been comparing the whole time here is the AMOUNT of episodes this series had the first season. As I was saying earlier: like a short amount of pages (or a chapter), this season was too short to even tell you what it’s truly about. I really feel they should have expanded the season more.

                You can hate on it for being poorly developed, but I still think its whole concept is interesting enough.

              • Seven says:

                This actually makes much more sense when you explained it – like K’s first season was only 13 pages of a much more extravagant book than merely comparing a book’s intro to a full season.

                Very nice analogy, I actually agree, it’s just not quite clear the way you wrote it the first time.

  • Anonymous says:

    I just recently finished watching Project K; honestly it was in my “To Watch list” for a while but couldn’t get to watch it because of work and such. I finished it and found it interesting enough to watch a second season and I got surprised, when I googled if there was gonna more of K, to find this blog as the first option.

    It’s not my first time reading articles of Seventh style. When I was analyzing the nationalistic content in modern anime and how different blogs treated the series for my thesis project I ended up reading an article here. Since then, I put it on my “blog to read” list, along with other 16 blogs. OK, now I’m rambling but this is my first time commenting and, really, what gave me the push to actually participate on this commenting rampage is the way the article redeems Project K a bad series based mainly on its “majorly flopped fujoshi service”.

    Now, I AM a Fujoshi, I openly admit it, but also I usually don’t try to explain my liking on a series, despite how much I enjoyed them, just because it has shonnen-ai or yaoi innuendo. With Project K is different.

    Why? Because I found it, all fujoshi feelings aside, a really interesting work. First, regarding the “blinding colors” mentioned by previous commenters, I really have to differ. Sometimes, regarding art, the use of oversaturated colors is mandatory in order to express a meaning. I linked the saturation to the different aspects regarding the series, as the main colors where blue, red and silver, but also, I like when a series has a different style in its art. The colors in K didn’t bother me but, rather, I considered them a plus since it reminded me of the style of one of my favorite artist’s, yuumei who, coincidentally, centers on art regarding social movements. But then, I also understand if other people didn’t make the same connections I did, each one to their own. After all, art is quite subjective.

    Now, regarding the story. Most fujoshi-themed anime do center on the relationship of the characters without giving background to the story itself and I have found that to be annoying sometimes. I am not the type of fujoshi who pairs off anyone and that watches a series just because they are eye candy. In the case of K, at first I thought it would be that type of series and I was starting to mentally prepare myself to face disappointment but then I saw their interpretation of Damocles’ sword and my inner geek went giddy. Honestly, if no one has found a relation with the flying Damocles sword displayed in the anime, as well as the weight and responsibility each king has to bear, with the Greek relate, especially because, in the end, the Sword of Damocles is the one that ends up killing the kings, then they should read more Greek history and mythology. This series has, no doubt, a great amount of references to theories and legends, mixed and harmonized in an orderly fashion. I mean, honestly, if a series can be counted as an example of Weismann Theory’s concept of a probability then it can’t be only eye candy.

    Take that, add politics, because the Blues and Reds’, Scepter 4 and Homra, interaction is nothing but an outstanding example of political parties and social movement’s interaction in a society, and the serial killer investigation and I was already a goner. Now, I also saw some discrepancies when the killer’s case started. The fact that Yashiro ended up being guilty and not at the same time, in a twisted sense of reality, was an interesting point. Mainly because it questioned whether a person should be charged as guilty if his body was the one who committed the crime or not, because it was an unconscious action controlled by someone else’s consciousness. The multiple personality disorder of the silver king also added to make a good impression on a serial killer’s way of thinking, for me.

    Now, onto the yaoi innuendo themes. I honestly didn’t find them annoying or to be too much. Sure, Yashiro blushed when Kuro helped him but then again, I also blush when my female classmates have helped me out of a dilemma, because I feel embarrassed… Does that make me lesbian? Umm… not that I know of.

    I won’t go and say the authors didn’t cater for fujoshi with their fan service but, really, is that bad? Hey, Bleach female character’s obviously cater to the “Moe” factors fan boys like, and Naruto’s most like pairing is Sasuke and Naruto but that doesn’t really lessen the series value, or lack of. So… what I found is that, according to the text in this blog’s article, a series is instantly bad if it has yaoi fan service? I beg to differ. And really, you can tell me you guys don’t really discriminate or think that homosexuality is bad but the text says otherwise.
    I would like to be clarified if I’m wrong but if a text says “If it were to tone down the yaoi sentiments, as well as the senseless moments of background camera focus, and then tune up the areas of finer nature, it may actually turn out quite a grand series” then the writer is basically saying that he/she/it was too focused on yaoi to actually mind the other aspects that compose this series. Now, I AM a fujoshi but clearly, when I watched K my fangirling wasn’t centered on the cute boys or the yaoi content but rather the theory and mythology references as well as the system and plot the story had, so much so that I am currently reading the novels of the series… If a non fujoshi person only centered on the yaoi fan service then it leaves me doubting whether that person’s acceptance of difference is such that his/her/it mind would get clouded with “ewwwww yaoi” so much as to ignore everything else. As a journalist I consider the innuendos in writing to be essential. And personally, if a series makes me interested enough to keep on researching its origins and the theories it subtends upon then it can’t be only fan service trash, but then again that is just my personal point of view.

    • Seven says:

      You should have studied more on reading comprehension because you struggle with that apparently. Your comment is hilariously ironic in how you try to find meaning in phrases from the article only to totally overlook what doesn’t work in parallel with your comment.

      “I would like to be clarified if I’m wrong but if a text says “If it were to tone down the yaoi sentiments, as well as the senseless moments of background camera focus, and then tune up the areas of finer nature, it may actually turn out quite a grand series” then the writer is basically saying that he/she/it was too focused on yaoi to actually mind the other aspects that compose this series. ”

      The one “ignoring everything else” is apparently you, because despite the fact it is explicitly stated how the art is flawed, and how the fujoshi elements are scarring the story and ruining of it, and how the series is just weak in general, instead you’re focusing on how a sentence includes the word “fujoshi”, then it must mean that’s all the sentence is about. Since you don’t do well with reading, I won’t bother arguing over that as you likely wouldn’t understand anyway – just let me say I was actually going to say you’ve done a nice job explaining why you liked the series, until you decided to show your stupidity.

      Feeling generous today however, I will also go ahead and clarify for you as per your own request:

      “I would like to be clarified if I’m wrong but if a text says “If it were to tone down the yaoi sentiments, as well as the senseless moments of background camera focus, and then tune up the areas of finer nature, it may actually turn out quite a grand series” then the writer is basically saying that he/she/it was too focused on yaoi to actually mind the other aspects that compose this series. ”

      You see, the phrase “as well as” means “in addition to”, or in other words, “and” – a conjunction. “Senseless” means without purpose, and while this is a tough one, “background camera focus”, actually means the camera as it focuses on the background, or the stuff behind the characters, you could even say it is the “setting”, but then I guess you’d have to go look up another word in the dictionary. If I see you make some progress with that, perhaps I’ll offer you part II of English for Kindergartners.

      Lastly, if you want to have a heavy discussion on quality matters, you should find an actual review of the series to reference – not just a short article mentioning a second season confirmation.

  • Anonymous says:

    i love it how they put in a busty naked girl in the show in order to keep the male fans

  • Anonymous says:

    Honestly, I only watched project K because the art is really pretty.

    You have to admit that everything in that anime is relatively easy on the eyes. Even the characters. Well, ESPECIALLY the characters. I’m a girl, so its nice to watch pretty men prance around and fight. Its an anime that’s set to please the fans, most especially the girls, and I get that. I’m okay with the BL/yaoi moments, but it would have been great if it didn’t exist in the series. It was kind of distracting, unneeded and unappealing, at some point — but as I’ve said earlier, the K project is made to PLEASE the fans, so we really can’t do anything about that.

    The plot is promising, too. I’ve read some of the chapters of its manga and it cleared a few questions in my head. But in my opinion, the creators wasted the chance to elaborate it more. So in the end, to me, it felt kinda rushed and slightly anti-climatic, even with one of the kings dying at the end.

    I’d be looking forward to the next season, because it means more pretty art to look at. But I’m assuming the plot will be as shallow as ever… Disappointing, really. But still, I’d get to look at pretty art, as a consolation.

  • avatar anonymous says:

    is K really that bad? although the storyline is really confusing… completely stopped after episode 1…

  • Anonymous says:

    Are you guys serious? after reading a bunch of comments, I’m not quite sure if we even watched the same anime.

    First of all, I’m a female but I HATE yaoi from the bottom of my heart. Even so, while watching the whole 13 episodes, I never really wondered if there were some gay hints or something.

    Oh no, Shiro and Kuro where blushing a few times, yeah they must be gay. And the cat’s just here to keep the male viewers? Oh please, almost every anime got a half naked girl. Get your heads out of your asses and tell me why that anime should be homosexual?

    Excuse my english, I’m from Germany. And I really like the characters from Homra because (in my opinion) they don’t have that “feminime” japanese touch, if you know what I mean. They’re more west.

    • Seven says:

      Your comment failed to support your view in any way, not surprisingly, because I do not think you can.

  • Anonymous says:

    I appreciate the fact that you stated the K project’s return thus I must thank you for that much; but I’d rather you not formulate your opinion in a way that makes me as a read feel as if you’re looking for an argument. I find “…opening the way for 13 more episodes of homosexuality, or perhaps a shot at becoming a meaningful series.” to be an extremely unnecessary statement. You stating this makes me feel as if you dislike this sort of theme. I on the other hand have no problem with this plot or the way the characters were developed. The anime itself was quite meaningful, had you taken the time to overlook the “yaoi” you proclaim to be there. The fact that there was an intense purpose that Mikoto strive to achieve during the entire anime was rather a great storyline. I think everything truly fits and I am excited for a season 2. I have to say I disagree with you saying it should tone down the yaoi sentiments. If there are ecchi in this world, why can’t there be yaoi? As a fangirl, I think you should tone down your opinion in terms of serving the public with actual news regarding anything. There was, for a fact absolutely no yaoi within this anime. There might have been blushes, but Neko blushed at Shiro, did that mean something? It was all a mere blush and although you are entitled to your own opinion, I’d rather you not make it appear so edgy and sharp.

    • Seven says:

      “to be an extremely unnecessary statement.”

      Sucks for you, go kick rocks.

      “had you taken the time to overlook the “yaoi” you proclaim to be there:”
      “I have to say I disagree with you saying it should tone down the yaoi sentiments”

      First you pretend it has no yaoi, then you admit it and try to justify it.

      “If there are ecchi in this world, why can’t there be yaoi?”

      You can touch yourself to whatever you want, but that’s not going to make this any better of an anime.

      “There was, for a fact absolutely no yaoi within this anime”

      You already admit there was.

      “I’d rather you not make it appear so edgy and sharp.”

      I’d rather you not make stupid comments on my website using poor grammar and a frankly pitiful attempt to employ vocabulary you don’t fully comprehend – but hey, I’m not complaining.

  • Anonymous says:

    well i didn’t see the any major problems with k-project… but i guess everyones entitled to their own opinion!

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