K Episode 3

Kitchen

With the previous two episodes being nothing short of flashy, crazy entertainment, it’s nice to take a step back and get a little story.

Unbeknownst to seemingly ordinary people like Yashiro, the world is controlled by seven kings who grant special powers to their clansmen. It is thanks to the Golden King that Japan has become such a prosperous, technologically advanced nation. However, with great power comes great danger, which is the meaning behind the Sword of Damocles. The Blue King warns that if the Red King uses too much power, then this sword would literally fall from the sky and impact Japan—or rather, that he’d kill him to prevent such a thing from happening again. Now he has him locked up and forces the prime minster to deprive citizens of their human rights just so he can pretty much do whatever he wants with him. Yeah, even the prime minster is a mere chess piece…

I didn’t expect much of a story going into this, but now it has my interest piqued! I also love how the show randomly zooms around a dozen characters to see what they’re up to. This style of introducing the characters reminds me a lot of Durarara and Baccano and is what made them so fun to watch in the first place. What is the Silver King up to? Why did that guy (who’s obviously voiced by Miyano) leave the Red Clan? Every character is interesting enough to want to know their full story. Well, maybe all except for the naked cat woman. Does she even have one?

As for that bit about Yashiro, the bishie swordsman still suspects him of being the next (evil) king, but has agreed not to do anything until after he judges his character for himself. They seem more as an unlikely pair of friends to me (Bugs and Elmer Fudd finally getting along), so they should continue to be amusing. :3

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