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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/6/17
For prior conversation in anticipation of the show, see /forumtopic-997151/sama-game-kings-game-tv-anticipation




Synopsis

Kanazawa Nobuaki has transferred to a high school far from where he used to live. Due to an incident at his old school, Nobuaki is afraid of getting close to his new classmates and keeps himself at a distance, but he starts opening up because of a sports day inter-class relay. Then, a single text message from someone calling themselves the "King" is sent to everyone in class. Nobuaki’s classmates think it's a simple prank, and don't take it seriously-- but Nobuaki knows that a death game is about to begin, and struggles to oppose it...


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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Seven
Source: Novel
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Drama, School
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Sounds like Danganronpa...or the various other Battle Royale media out there
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Episode 1 is now out: http://www.crunchyroll.com/kings-game/episode-1-begin-again-break-again-749293

Episode 1

Damn, that was totally brutal. It's bad enough that these students are being forced into this game, but they can't even get any sleep. And now, students are starting to die right off the bat with Yuichi exploding. It turns out Nobuaki has played it before and was the only survivor in that one. Well, this show has intrigue to it as there are lots of mysteries presented off the bat. And those kids were quite the rowdy bunch. So right off the bat 10 kids are dead and people are doing exactly what that GEICO commercial about horror flicks says they do: make poor decisions.
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Some of the dialogues is really cringe. I'm not sure I'll like this but will give it a few more episodes. The premise of the show has the murder mystery feel to it with violence. At least they're keeping the blood and violence it to give the reality of this game.

Visual wise, I guess it was fine. The main male MC might take me some time to get used to....he's really generic.

I'm not feeling the romance aspects of this show at all. First episode and one of the girls already falls for him.
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Sounds like the basis of the show is shock factor. Sounds like something I would pass on. Movies like Saw do nothing for me.
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Episode 1

Nobuaki being the survivor of the last King's Game transfers to a new school and everyone tries to get to know him. However he doesn't want to get close to anyone but Honda who is nice to everyone tries to get close to him. Things start getting complicated when the first King's order comes and he and Honda have to kiss by midnight. Everyone in class thinks he is behind it just so he can kiss Honda but no one believes him. At midnight he waits for the punishment but Honda finds in time and kisses continuing the game. New orders are given out and one of them is to not go to sleep. The result of this rule ends up with 10 people getting hanged by breaking it and the remaining class think Nobuaki is behind it. They even start attacking him and thats when another rule was broken and the punishment was given out. Everyone sees their classmate bleed out and this clears Nobuaki of being a serial killer.

Things will get complicated with one of the rules as it says Honda has to hook up with one of her classmates.

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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
so this is a sequal...

" " This is like the third iteration.

spin off not spin off
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/20/17

AnimeKami wrote:

so this is a sequal...

" " This is like the third iteration.

spin off not spin off


Yeah it is which is a shame. I would've like to see the first two installments get an anime before this. Guess I'll have to read the manga to know how things played out.
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So far i'd have to describe it as.. very average. It could be good, but it could just as well be bad or.. just average. We'll see. I'll give it a few more episodes.
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17

eddie1255 wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:

so this is a sequal...

" " This is like the third iteration.

spin off not spin off


Yeah it is which is a shame. I would've like to see the first two installments get an anime before this. Guess I'll have to read the manga to know how things played out.


The manga where the MC was in is the "second" game, if you will, left you hanging at the end. Now that this is airing, I can accept the manga ending but this is the continuation.



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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Pretty cheesey stuff. I can see the "punishments" being hangings as that wouldn't arouse outside suspicion but exploding from the inside out? How are the police not going to become involved thinking the class got together and murdered their classmate? I realize it was for shock value but explaining that away, I have a feeling, will be eye rolling
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
DAK!
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That was just horrible.

Some of the scenes I had to watch multiple times because I couldn't believe how badly written the script was. It honestly feels like large chunks of the plot and dialogue were ripped right out.
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
Woo, gorn that utterly fails to build any comprehensible drama or tension. I'm not even sure how I managed to sit through the entire first episode, this is just gross.
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Posted 10/5/17 , edited 10/5/17
"Alright new transfer student. Why don't you have a seat over there?"



"Also right next to the girl looking at you like she's looking at her future husband. Can't miss it."

So far it's generic but still entertaining enough. I didn't see the supernatural tag before watching this so I just assumed the deaths would be some elaborate set up by someone like in Danganronpa. Something about Natsuko seems off. She's way too nice and calm for someone in this situation and is instantly "in love" with the MC. Maybe I'm thinking too much of that. Maybe she's just like this because of her parents' deaths.

I wonder what reason they had for choosing to make an anime of this when this isn't the first King's Game Nobuaki has played.
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