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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:22 am Reply with quote
Important note: There are a ton of prequel/midquel manga and novels that have not been licensed, but that are crucial to understanding the characters. Five of them are getting movies, as well as the idol AU and one thing TBA (the Seven Stories series they've been talking about). It's entirely possible that the series will continue after that.

No, but especially the SaruMi-focused prequel Lost Small World... it even got a stage play. It's really important to the series, and I can't wait for the movie to come out, because I just want people to see it in some way. I wish they'd license the novels, though...
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Greed1914



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:06 am Reply with quote
Overall, I found K very entertaining. The clan dynamics were interesting, and it was certainly pretty to look at.

A small note, regarding the review: it wasn't the entire cast back. It isn't in ANN's encyclopedia page, but my ears tell me that wasn't Carrie Savage playing Kukuri. But, that was a small role in this season.
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pachy_boy



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while designs for prominent female characters other than Anna emphasize sex appeal; the camera also continues to be fond of crotch-level shots of Seri from behind

Yeah, that rose to distracting levels. Also, correct me if my memory's off, but I swear there was vastly more boob-bouncing this season than there was in the first, like as if the guys running the series thought, "Ah, heck with it".
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Greed1914



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:07 am Reply with quote
pachy_boy wrote:
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while designs for prominent female characters other than Anna emphasize sex appeal; the camera also continues to be fond of crotch-level shots of Seri from behind

Yeah, that rose to distracting levels. Also, correct me if my memory's off, but I swear there was vastly more boob-bouncing this season than there was in the first, like as if the guys running the series thought, "Ah, heck with it".


There was, and there seemed to be more opportunities to see what happens with Seri and Neko's outfits if they were to lean over. It didn't distract me much, save for that opening scene, since I'm pretty used to second seasons increasing the fanservice.
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jrockfreak



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:32 am Reply with quote
I honestly loved the first season of K but the second season was a letdown
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Animechic420



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:16 am Reply with quote
Greed1914 wrote:
pachy_boy wrote:
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while designs for prominent female characters other than Anna emphasize sex appeal; the camera also continues to be fond of crotch-level shots of Seri from behind

Yeah, that rose to distracting levels. Also, correct me if my memory's off, but I swear there was vastly more boob-bouncing this season than there was in the first, like as if the guys running the series thought, "Ah, heck with it".


There was, and there seemed to be more opportunities to see what happens with Seri and Neko's outfits if they were to lean over. It didn't distract me much, save for that opening scene, since I'm pretty used to second seasons increasing the fanservice.

Japan clearly had sex on the brain when making this season. The fanservice was barely noticeable in the first season because it was subtle, but second season's fanservice killed it for me. Seri's proportion were all kinds of wrong. Why must they keep doing that?! Mad
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