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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:46 pm Reply with quote

King's Game The Animation (TV)

Genres: horror

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An entire high school class of 32 people receive a message on their cellphones from a person known only as the "King." The messages contain orders that the students must obey, or they risk the punishment of death. With their lives on the line, the students soon find out that the orders are getting more and more extreme as time goes on.


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Survivor horror anime series based on the manga of the same name.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:55 am Reply with quote
Episode 1:

I'm not a fan of the MC so far, he seems really generic and not interesting based on the first episode.

They're keeping the violence in this as expected so be prepared for more of that.

I'll give this a chance but the story feels like it can easily be a hit or miss (I'm leaning towards the miss side right now). Hope they can give the more prominent characters (not including Nobuaki) more characterization. There seems to be a lot of characters in this anime (as expected though)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:12 pm Reply with quote
For some reason I feel a little queasy over the hint of bloody violence in this one that I would not have over some others, kind of like with Psychopass. I might watch it, but I foresee myself being pretty sensitive to this after just the first episode. It is like a certain kind of gore, that something like Made In Abyss does not evoke, but churns my stomach.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:30 pm Reply with quote
This is giving me a Danganronpa-esque vibe, with how disturbing it's going to be. We'll see how long I can put up with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 pm Reply with quote
Episode 2:

How nice of them to help lighten the mood by giving whatsername an "evil manipulator" switch. Having her deal with what was going on as a normal human being might have been dark.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 pm Reply with quote
I am disappoint. I was hoping we'd see what the next day in class would be like with, you know, 10 out of 32 students dead. I don't get MC's attitude. He keeps on saying that to survive the class has to be unified and talk stuff out. Uh, how exactly is that going to help?

Also, Round-heels, sudden switch to homicidal maniac isn't completely out of the blue. Her sudden love for bland MC for no good reason was an early indication of mental instability, imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 pm Reply with quote
This is definitely starting to remind me of Another. I just hope the deaths get creative.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:03 am Reply with quote
Blood- wrote:
I am disappoint. I was hoping we'd see what the next day in class would be like with, you know, 10 out of 32 students dead. I don't get MC's attitude. He keeps on saying that to survive the class has to be unified and talk stuff out. Uh, how exactly is that going to help?

I believe it would be setting up some rules to survive. Like no making any orders of own to kill another, but also following orders without it being held against them by other people, maybe even the class helping to cover for members to allow them to complete the tasks without making some big problem.

Agreed that the one girl doing a 180 from being harmless to being a full blown psycho is groan worthy, it makes her not even feel human. Even if she is that on the inside, why would she suddenly start to show her true colours at this situation rather than keeping up the act to use it for manipulation, instead she just up and shows she is crazy. Everyone saw her trying to really hit on the main character, begging him to take her, and then everyone believes that he is the one attacking her when they walk off alone all of a sudden. It is poor characterisation or scene awareness.

This could work as some nice campy stuff though going forward. Do we have some indication that the game ends only after one person left, or some time period?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:06 am Reply with quote
Very poor writing for the second episode..
I'm pretty disappointed.

The way that the flashback was told didn't even made me it was a flashback until near the end. I also don't feel anything for Daisuke (the victim) or any of the other cast at the moment. The main protagonist isn't fun to watch and neither is the main girl.

Speaking of which, Natsuko's character personality change didn't really surprise me. Even from watching the OP song once, it showed that she showed a different side to her character.

Too many characters...I don't have high hopes for this show. It was also recently announced the anime will be 12 episode so I expect the story will be rushed.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:21 am Reply with quote
@ DP: according to MC, game only ends when there is one person left. He was the sole survivor of the last King's Game (and apparently the deaths of almost his entire class didn't make any news reports...)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:50 pm Reply with quote
Episode 3:

And they said rape couldn't be funny. I have to admire the technique. 1 minute with an unconscious person? Even the initial 10 minute timeline was going to be a challenge. We just have to accept that Chiemi is a god at manipulating male sexual biology.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:00 pm Reply with quote
This is one of twenty-three shows that I'm following this season. Why haven't I dropped it yet? Because it is so self-righteous and takes itself so ridiculously seriously that I find it amusing to watch. It is utter trash but doesn't know it, which makes it all the more funnier.
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