The Misconception around the Kings game!
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Alot of people are going into the thriller/horror anime Kings game with a lack of understanding as to what to expect. People are not willing to actually think about what is happening before them, and are formulating opinions that really are effecting the ratings of this incomplete show! This anime along with all animes, is art, and is trying to shed light on many things and commentate on the world we all live in. The kings game has a lot to say besides its intriguing plot, dark gritty theme, and killer soundtrack! I just really wish people would give it more of a chance, and watch it correctly! That being said America did elect trump so I mean rip people LOL!

The Kings game is getting a lot of flack for its "lack of writing" but I really think people are going into this show in a very closed off way. A lot of the complaints I'm seeing are very ignorant! The main character is showing decent character development so far and is starting his metamorphosis (a must for a protagonist.) What this Anime is really trying to depict is that humanity is the evil in this world and that everybody is one King away from dropping their morals and becoming animalistic in order to survive. This is shown when one of our (probably) antagonists was introduced. A lot of people think that it is stupid that Honda "did a 180" when it comes to her character but that is exactly what this anime is trying to display, similar to what the joker wanted to prove in the killing joke!

This anime is reinforcing that this would happen to anyone, even your beloved classmates. Kings game so far is driving home the fact that everyone has their breaking points at which they leave their morals behind to guarantee their survival. This show is well written and has a team of writers who wrote this, they know what they are doing! Please watch this anime with your brain on!

Let me know what you think below and if you agree please go upvote my review so people thinking of watching kings game dont think its shit, because its not!

Thanks for the read,
Bryan
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han7777 wrote:

Alot of people are going into the thriller/horror anime Kings game with a lack of understanding as to what to expect. People are not willing to actually think about what is happening before them, and are formulating opinions that really are effecting the ratings of this incomplete show! This anime along with all animes, is art, and is trying to shed light on many things and commentate on the world we all live in. The kings game has a lot to say besides its intriguing plot, dark gritty theme, and killer soundtrack! I just really wish people would give it more of a chance, and watch it correctly! That being said America did elect trump so I mean rip people LOL!

The Kings game is getting a lot of flack for its "lack of writing" but I really think people are going into this show in a very closed off way. A lot of the complaints I'm seeing are very ignorant! The main character is showing decent character development so far and is starting his metamorphosis (a must for a protagonist.) What this Anime is really trying to depict is that humanity is the evil in this world and that everybody is one King away from dropping their morals and becoming animalistic in order to survive. This is shown when one of our (probably) antagonists was introduced. A lot of people think that it is stupid that Honda "did a 180" when it comes to her character but that is exactly what this anime is trying to display, similar to what the joker wanted to prove in the killing joke!

This anime is reinforcing that this would happen to anyone, even your beloved classmates. Kings game so far is driving home the fact that everyone has their breaking points at which they leave their morals behind to guarantee their survival. This show is well written and has a team of writers who wrote this, they know what they are doing! Please watch this anime with your brain on!

Let me know what you think below and if you agree please go upvote my review so people thinking of watching kings game dont think its shit, because its not!

Thanks for the read,
Bryan


I think it would be wise to include examples for your argument. Merely using generalities, and positive adjectives and adverbs like "This show is intelligent" or "This show is hilarious". The problem is that one hasn't clarified what makes it hilarious, or intelligent, or well written. It is simply using a vague praise word. Of course, you definitely do want to avoid spoilers, but you cannot convince anyone without a bit more of an introspection of why one finds the show great.

It may also be imperative to address common but critical complaints often levied at the show, explaining why they are not justified, or acquiescing when they are legitimate in some manner.

My main problem here, is the simple regurgitation (Please do not take this the wrong way. ) of the praise for cynicism that everyone has seen again and again. (Namely, your second paragraph.) Especially praising cynical acceptance as being realistic or reasonable.

From what I have read, I think you need to reason why Honda did a 180 degree turn in the story, other than saying it exemplifies The Joker's view in The Killing Joke, and importantly, why it is well done. An understandable intent to do something with a fictional element does not mean it is a well written usage of said element.

Also, I never voted for Donald Trump. Best of luck to you.

Note: Just a caveat, but you may also get flak due to your youthful age of 16, praising such an anime like King's Game.



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I just think it's a bit of a tryhard show. I don't really feel it's bringing anything new to the table.I love shows like this usually. Mirai Nikki is one of my fav shows. This show pales in comparison imho.

That said I will still probably binge it later, but a must watch week-to-week for me it is not.
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Thank you for your feedback, this is my first post on crunchy roll forums, Im more accustomed to arguing over which graphics card is better! Im by no means saying that Kings game is a perfect anime, I just do not believe that it should be getting as many one- star reviews as it is!
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Thank you for your feedback, this is my first post on crunchy roll forums, Im more accustomed to arguing over which graphics card is better! Im by no means saying that Kings game is a perfect anime, I just do not believe that it should be getting as many one- star reviews as it is!
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Oh yeah. It's definitely better than a 1* show. But, this is CR. And CR anime reviewers are dumb for the most part.
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CR and MAL reviewers are sometimes idiots when it comes to reviews this show is no worse then other shows this season like black clover.

Just ignore them
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I tried really hard to enjoy King's Game as a horror/thriller type of anime, but I just couldn't get into it. The pacing seems a bit weird (a mix between slow character development with fast paced deaths per episode) and nothing about the show really grabs hold of me to keep me interested. I can't really say I feel attached to any one particular character in that respect, either.

If King's Game is trying to depict that evil exists woven into humanity, it is really trying too hard. None of it feels natural. If one is trying to make an impacting statement through an artistic medium, its better to attempt it through subtle means. I don't really see anyone acting (or, more like over-acting as happens in the anime) that way in real life.

If it fails to portray realistic reactions, how can they relate the message to real life? If anything it is just portraying the world of "King's Game" and not real life, which defeats the purpose of trying to correlate it to real life.

If that was really one of its goals, you would think they would try to get us to identify with the cast of characters to some degree (all of them, not just the main character), see their flaws and line of thinking while also allowing us to contrast it to our own lives. Its why I feel like they should've tried harder to make characters more relatable before thrusting us into the thick of the King's Game.

And as a side note, I didn't actually rate the anime at all, since I don't really base my opinion of anime on what others think of it. And in that same line of thinking I don't want to influence others opinion of an anime on a contrived 5 star rating system. If I had to, though, I'd say its about a 3 so far.

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han7777 wrote:

Alot of people are going into the thriller/horror anime Kings game with a lack of understanding as to what to expect. People are not willing to actually think about what is happening before them, and are formulating opinions that really are effecting the ratings of this incomplete show! This anime along with all animes, is art, and is trying to shed light on many things and commentate on the world we all live in. The kings game has a lot to say besides its intriguing plot, dark gritty theme, and killer soundtrack! I just really wish people would give it more of a chance, and watch it correctly! That being said America did elect trump so I mean rip people LOL!

The Kings game is getting a lot of flack for its "lack of writing" but I really think people are going into this show in a very closed off way. A lot of the complaints I'm seeing are very ignorant! The main character is showing decent character development so far and is starting his metamorphosis (a must for a protagonist.) What this Anime is really trying to depict is that humanity is the evil in this world and that everybody is one King away from dropping their morals and becoming animalistic in order to survive. This is shown when one of our (probably) antagonists was introduced. A lot of people think that it is stupid that Honda "did a 180" when it comes to her character but that is exactly what this anime is trying to display, similar to what the joker wanted to prove in the killing joke!

This anime is reinforcing that this would happen to anyone, even your beloved classmates. Kings game so far is driving home the fact that everyone has their breaking points at which they leave their morals behind to guarantee their survival. This show is well written and has a team of writers who wrote this, they know what they are doing! Please watch this anime with your brain on!

Let me know what you think below and if you agree please go upvote my review so people thinking of watching kings game dont think its shit, because its not!

Thanks for the read,
Bryan

the show is average. it's plot isn't that interesting, the main development is kinda boring, the characters are unreal and annoying and there are too many flashbacks (I don't want to know about each classmate he had that died). this show isn't as good as it could be. every moment that was supposed to be emotional was just done in all the wrong ways possible. if you love it than okay, but this show is garbage (you are allowed to love garbage just like I am allowed to love shitty shows like eromanga sensei ).
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I've closed this because there's already a thread for discussing this show. Please share your thoughts there:

/forumtopic-1002565/kings-game-the-animation-discussion

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