If you’re reading this, then you are looking for guidance on a watch order guide for the K anime series. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this series, let’s explain it a little.
K is an anime that combines everything you want from the world of anime. It has superpowers, supernatural characters, and plenty of action.
While it may seem somewhat average from certain perspectives, K’s beautiful visuals and wonderful, versatile soundtrack makes it an amazing spectacle.
Yes, there are some cliched stories within the K series but that is what you can come to expect from many anime series. What sets K apart from many others in the field is its unique and stunning animation.
If you’re on the lookout for anime with some of the best visuals around, the K series may be what you have been searching for.
With movies and episodes to watch, it can be a little confusing for viewers to choose what to watch. Two seasons of TV shows and seven movies (six are classified under the umbrella ‘K: Seven Stories) means you have a lot to watch.
But, where do you start? Well, we are here to help!
In this article, we will guide you through the watch order guide of the K series so you can enjoy each episode and film in chronological order (first to last releases). Read on if you want to follow the whole series and not get confused ever again.
K Anime Series: Is It Worth Watching?
If you start searching for reviews on the K series online, you will undoubtedly come across some very negative comments.
One reads “K Project might be the biggest letdown of an anime I’ve seen all year” but the same reviewer goes on to state that “the animation is gorgeous and the art direction in the first episode had a setup for a series that was going to be epic.”
This seems to be the general consensus with many K viewers. It is certainly beautiful to watch but the storylines are lacking something special.
However, when K gets good, it gets very good. That is why we recommend you start watching the series as soon as possible. As we said, it is visually extraordinary and around the halfway point of the series, the story becomes pretty interesting, to say the least.
If you love anime, you have to try K out. Some people love it, some people hate it. You never know, you may be one of the people who adores this series of anime.
K Series – Watch Order Guide/Release Order
For first-time K viewers, we will begin with a list of episodes and films based on the storyline and continuous timeline. These are not necessarily in chronological order. But, don’t worry, we will discover the true chronology of the series later on.
This list will help you understand each plot and detail of the K story so far.
Season 1: K/K-Project
This is the first season of the K anime series. Entitled ‘K’ or K-Project,’ this is where you should start your K journey. You can catch up with later episodes in the series once you have watched this season.
Movie: K: Missing Kings
You may have been expecting to see the second season immediately after the first. That’s how it usually works, right? Well, not always!
If you want to follow the storyline and timeline accordingly, it’s better to watch the movie ‘K: Missing Kings.’ This is what made the most sense to us, anyway.
Season 2: K: Return Of The Kings
Once you have watched or binged the first season and followed that up with the first movie, it’s finally time to watch the second season entitled ‘K: Return of the Kings.’
Trust us, everything will be making a lot more sense by the end of this season after watching the movie in between.
There are just two seasons of the anime K but, thankfully, there are seven movies in total. Once you have watched the first movie ‘K: Missing Kings,’ and the second season, you can move on and enjoy the remaining six movies.
While these movies do not follow the storyline or have any recaps from the seasons, many of the characters remain and they are each a great watch.
If you decide to watch these movies, we must reiterate! If you’re a first-time viewer, only watch them after the two anime seasons and the K: Missing Kings movie.
Below is a watch order of the K movies known as ‘Seven Stories.’
Movie Watch Order
Lost Small World
Memories of Red
Remember, these are not necessarily in chronological order at this point. These are the order in which we believe makes the most sense for first-time viewers.
If you have already watched the K series but want to revisit it again, you probably just want to know the chronology of each episode and movie.
Here is a list in order of releases from first to last:
Seven Stories 4: Lost Small World (Movie)
Seven Stories 1: R: B (Movie)
Seven Stories 2: Side: Blue (Movie)
Seven Stories 3: Side: Green (Movie)
Seven Stories 5: Memories of Red (Movie)
K/K-Project (First season)
K: Missing Kings (Movie)
K: Return of Kings (Second season)
Seven Stories 6: Circle Vision (Movie)
As you can see, the chronological order is quite different from the recommended order of viewing for first-time viewers.
But, as a second-time watcher, you can get away with understanding what is happening in each episode or movie as you have seen it all before.
If you were to base the K series on animation and soundtrack alone, it would be up there with the very best of all time. Yes, the storyline is not always the best and is pretty cliched in areas but, on the whole, it is a very enjoyable watch.
For first-time viewers, we recommend following our first guide but if you want to watch the series in chronological order, that is fine too. We just found that our watch order gives viewers a better understanding of the whole story.
We hope this guide has helped you understand what order to watch the K series and that you enjoy watching the beautiful production of this anime.