K - Recommendations

Alt title: K Project

If you're looking for anime similar to K, you might like these titles.

Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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DarkEmerl123 DarkEmerl123 says...

Both series have a similar atmosphere and setting (both are set in a big city) and both have a large amount of characters  and you get to find out about each of them, although Durarara!! has more. There are also gangs involved with both anime. If you liked one, you should definitely check out the other.

Gavia Gavia says...

Both K and Durarara have plots involving students who get themselves involved and large power struggles between rivaling gangs. Both casts are large, but full of memorable characters. Both contain supernatural elements as well. Furthermore, both of these have the setting be a large city.

Karasune Karasune says...

In both K and Durarara!!, you get to see things through the viewpoints of various characters. Numerous questions are raised. Who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Is this character as innocent as they claim to be? What do they have to do with anything? With large casts and lots of stuff happening at once, you may want to remember names and faces. The story doesn't make much sense in either series until later on as things start to come together, so be prepared to buckle up. 

There are still a few more things these two share - both are set in a large city, there are different gangs going at each other, and there's even some supernatural stuff going on to spice things up. It's undeniable - if you liked one, you should definitely be interested in the other. 

TropicalSwirl TropicalSwirl says...

If you enjoyed the interworking of groups and relationships between characters in K, you will surely enjoy Durarara!! K is more colorful and aesthetically pleasing, but the animation and darker feel of Durarara!! suits the anime perfectly. Durarara!! provides more developed characters and a quirkier, more engaging plot.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Durarara!! and K are similar in the fact that the protagonist gets involved in wars between big groups ruling the city

hotspot hotspot says...

When I started to watch K, I got an instant Durarara!! vibe to it! They both take place in a city, both of them have similar themes, such as gangs, different people that have different goals. Some characters even look similar to each other! Kusanagi is the spitting image of Shizuo!

Both anime's have the same type of vibe.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

A bit of the supernatural, a lot of gang fights, and some kid caught in the middle. With the view point constantly shifting, these anime let the cast tell the story. The big city is up for the taking and everyone wants a piece of the turf, but you don't have to pick a side when you pair these anime up.

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both anime are set heavily in the criminal underworld. Stories focus on interactions between different "gangs" or organizations that have competing goals about how the city should be controlled and managed. Both have a fantasy component, and an abstract storyline within a modern Japanese setting. 

OverlordOop OverlordOop says...

A seemingly innocent high school student ends up getting involved with a massive conflict between rival gangs, encountering a large cast of colorful characters in the process. The gangs in these series also all have a different color assigned to them (Red, Blue, and Silver for K; Red, Blue, and Yellow for Durarara). Both series also have supernatural elements, such as possession and non-human characters, and are set in a big city.

Rashmisan Rashmisan says...

They both deal with groups of individuals fighting off against each other in the premise of a city. Theres an element of magic in both but it's the mind games played out in both animes that really stood out for me as similar. I really liked the overall balance of dark and comedic themes in both animes as well. 

StellarStuff StellarStuff says...

they both are about eccentric gang clash with wonderful cast of characters, stories, and mysteries.

kacchaan kacchaan says...

One word: GANGS. Both of these anime have big gang stories with a hint of supernatural aspects. There is a surplus of great and memorable male characters and the relationships in both would definitely make you happy and sad at times.

Karneval

Karneval

Nai’s friend Karoku is missing, and the only clue to his disappearance is a mysterious bracelet. One day while travelling, a young thief named Gareki saves Nai from a monster and takes an immediate interest in the trinket he carries, as it is the insignia of Circus, an elite group who travels the world capturing notorious criminals. Together, the two decide to track down Circus and see if they’ve taken Karoku, but luckily, the group finds them first. Unfortunately, they have no idea who Karoku is or why he had one of their identity bracelets, but in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the matter they offer their assistance. Now, Nai, Gareki and their new friends set forth to find Karoku, but with more questions piling up each day will it be possible to achieve their goal?

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KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series center around a white haired boy who is protected by a badass. The white haired boy and his bodygaurd are thrown into a battle between two supernatrually powered groups of people who both take an interest in the white haired boy. The white haired boy is more then what he appears to be which forms part of the plot for these series.

snivets snivets says...

If you like a show about a cute male lead, protected by strong male characters, and fought over by various strange organizations AND you don't mind a haphazardly thrown together plot, then these two shows will be great for you.

randomredneck randomredneck says...

Supernatural type deals. Sweet animation. Good theme songs. Ho Yay vibe between a white haired bishie, and the dark haired guy. If you liked it in one, you'd enjoy it in the other,

LinkSword LinkSword says...

Bishonen-filled shows (with plenty of fujoshi bait) which have a confusing premiere that makes one think the plot is going to be much more complex than it actually is. So if you like your action with a simple storyline, well animated and full to the brim with eye-candy, do give either of them a chance.

panikinga panikinga says...

Main characters have simmilar looks and characteristics. In both animes they are being involved in the war of two competing organizations.

lsabells lsabells says...

Adorable and meek male leads with unique and mysterious abilities, origins, and flashbacks. Both require protection, and those around them seem more than eager to fulfill that need. Shiro (K) and Nai (Karneval) are both amiable and considerate. Their foils are a little trigger-happy and proud. Everybody gets caught up in some violent, grand scheme that's way bigger than themselves. Chaos. Organized chaos. With attractive babyfaces.

Starletka Starletka says...

K and Karneval have similar main characters (in looks and behaviour), both involve a lot of fights using supernatural powers, and both have way too complicated plots where you won't know what is going on even in the later episodes.

xCanaxCherry xCanaxCherry says...

Both anime/manga have airy white-haired boys with unknown secrets as the main characters and both said white-haired boys have strong people protecting them, aka, one serious person and one childish person, as well as groups chasing after them. The main characters, Nai for Karneval, and Yashiro for K, are pretty similar.

Both anime have organizasions with strange powers and both take place in a technology advanced setting.

Plus, both animes have great animation and art work.

I recommend reading the manga of both as well if you like the anime ^_^

Seisa Seisa says...

They're both mystrey and have magic in them!!!! Plus they're both really good anime that are interesting and are not boring to watch! They both have really colorful animtion as well! Also the characters are sorta similar i mean cute white-haired boy protected my badass black-haired boy in both anime!

thirteenturnips thirteenturnips says...

1. Very similar animation styles. 

2. Main characters experience the same identity confusion.

3. Coupling of main character with initially antagonistic, cold tsundere. 

4. Mystery premise. 

5. Fast-paced, supernatural. Karneval does focus more on character development. 

Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs

Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the "Armed Detective Agency" said to solve incidents that even the military and police won't touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that's been terrorizing the population... In the virtual city of Yokohama are individuals bearing the name of Bungo, "literary masters," who possess unusual powers likened to that name. Now begins the battle between the mysterious Bungo powers! 

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

In these anime, the main protagonist is thrown into a world where people have special powers. He's joined by an eclectic group of individuals, hunted by a gang/mafia of powered people, and over the course of the anime, he comes to accept this strange new life. so, if you liked one, you just might like the other. 

pandalianxx pandalianxx says...

Both shows are beautifully constructed and rich in plot, character and world development. K and Bungou Stray Dogs both have a large cast, supernatural powers, and several factions fighting against one another. The tensions between the Port Mafia and the Armed Detective Agency mirror that of Homra and Scepter4, where they are pitted in a constant struggle to maintain peace (from Scepter4 and the ADA) versus the need to fulfill one's own desire (from Homra and the Port Mafia). 

panikinga panikinga says...

Both animes have got simmilar aura,sense of humour and some mystery. I think it's really probable you will like both if yu liked ne of them.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Two (or more organizations) figthing each other to maintain peace in a city,  battles between supernatural power wielders and beautiful beautifully, complex constructed plots that will keep you to the edge of your seat. If you watched one, you most definitely have to watch the other.

soleilsun soleilsun says...

- uhhhhhh... good looking characters and great fight scenes

- both involve superpowers 

- both involve teams fighting against each other

Rntt89 Rntt89 says...

Both anime have two or more organizations that fight each other im order to keep the peace in the city. Some (or most) of characters are users of supernatural abilities which make the battles even more impressive and stunning. In both anime start as another manga about gang fights but later the plot starts to become more mysterious. 

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, you should also like this! Both feature faction conflicts between superpowered humans. 

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both anime are set heavily in the criminal underworld. Stories focus on interactions between different "gangs" or organizations that have competing goals about how the city should be controlled and managed. Both have a fantasy component that the main characters have special abilities or powers that they use to fight and gain power over other groups. Animation styles are also similar. 

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

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snivets snivets says...

K is puzzlingly unique, but Eden of the East comes to mind as a similarly exciting title. K has sets of rival gangs competing in a power grab but doesn't focus so much on the stakes of the game, while EotE has rival individuals competing with a much higher set of stakes. In both, the main male character has amnesia which is tied into the plot--if you liked either of these shows, I'd say give the other a go.

neuver neuver says...

As Person A above said, they both have amnesia about their pasts, but end up as major players to how events unfold. Although I have to say, the situation in 'K' could have become as dire as the ones promised in 'Eden of the East,' so the struggles of the characters are fairly significant.  Their personalities are fairly similar as well, in that they're a bit silly, but strong in a strange way, and  very serious about their goals (once they recall their memories, that is).

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Let's make Japan great again! Whether through magic or money, both of these anime are about larger forces working to bring peace and prosperity to the land of the rising sun. A student finds himself caught up in the schemes, and has to fight for his life, even if he doesn't know why. 

lilmissrush lilmissrush says...

Its a really good anime, and its really compatible with you if you liked K-Project.

I ind the content so cptivating and thats what makes it exciting

Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Both anime have a similar set-up by rank. Kings rule over groups and they fight with each other. 

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series revolve around a set of kings ruling over certain terroritory and groups that fight amongst each other. The major difference is that the main character of Air Gear, Ikki actually takes part in the fighting where as the MC of K, Yashiro does not. While K is more superpower based, Air Gear is more based around extreme physics.

zerowires zerowires says...

Extreme personalities defying physics and the finding ways to blow your mind. Attractive men, clueless morons with high hopes and lovely ladies, it gets you sitting on the edge of your seat cheering for more.

Definitely both are binge worthy, like Pringles. Can't stop at just one episode.

Noragami

Noragami

Yato, the supposed God of Calamity, is so far down on the Shinto totem pole that he doesn't even have any followers or a shrine to call his own and has to do odd jobs to make ends meet. Worst of all, his aloof and somewhat goofy personality has just cost him his newest partner and best holy weapon. When the down-on-his-luck Yato is saved by an unfortunate soul called Hiyori, he's forced to take on a brand new job - to turn her back into a human and fix her supernatural out-of-body experiences! Can Yato, a Regalia-less, miserly minor god, even attempt such a tall order? And is there more to him than his ridiculousness lets on?

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Aggelos Aggelos says...

Why I recomend these two? They both start off as comedies and get more serious towards the end. Their protagonists are similarly shrouded in mystery but you get to know them better as the story progresses. Also their relationships with other people are similar (kings/gods and their followers). In the end both these anime are nothing less than a fun adventurous ride.

KragVinsfeld KragVinsfeld says...

This person is completely right. I watched K and was looking for something else to watch. I just finished Noragami and liked it even better. The review hits the nail on the head. If you liked the feal of either series, then you will like the other.

Kitt1313 Kitt1313 says...

While they each have a unique premise, both shows have this sense of magical realism that I love they each feature a "world within a world", with enigmatic and mysterious characters at the center.

The line between serious and comedic is well-balanced in both shows, and i love the animation styles of both shows. If you liked one, you'll likely enjoy the other. 

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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skyflame97 skyflame97 says...

Psycho-pass has their own mystery. Just like anime K, their own mystery are awesome. Pyscho-pass is about real world and same as K. With the one squad to protect the city, K also have it. With the best story-line, you must watch it if you want to know the real mystery and the shocking climax!

Kamishi Kamishi says...

Both set in a modern and futuristic Japan, Psycho-Pass and K explore the conflicts between various societal groups in an attempt to uncover the truth about what really happened in the past.

Accel World

Accel World

In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.

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biggkenny biggkenny says...

Both animes have "kings" and both are about different factions of people with different powers. There are some major differences but this simple fact kept reminding me of accel world when watching k

closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

Both are about different colored kings fighting for power, and have a smilar feel. If you liked the politics of one I suggest you check out the other.

Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood

300 km south of Tokyo lies Itogami Island - a man-made landmass that’s been authorized by the government to house spirits, vampires, mermaids, and other magical beings who’ve been pushed to the brink of extinction. Kojou Akatsuki is one such resident who used to be a typical high school boy, until an incident 3 months ago turned him into the Fourth Progenitor - a powerful vampire - against his will. And while he’d rather stay an anonymous teenager, things change when Yukina, a sword shaman from an anti-terrorism agency, arrives with intentions to watch over and potentially eliminate Kojou...

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

I'm making this rec based mostly on the fact that both anime have flashy well animated action scenes. The settings are similar as well. Both take place in a special city where people have various powers. Both shows have some ecchi fanservice but it's not so heavy as to take over the show.

Strike the blood has demons and vampires whereas K the people with powers are still normal humans. K's plot is very convoluted and isn't very interesting, but the show is more about the fluidly animated fight scenes.

Brad Brad says...

If you were a fan of either shows well animated fight scenes, and their settings where people with strange powers are all living together in a special city, then the other may have enough to warrant a watch. There's also a hint of fanservice in each if that's your thing.

The main difference is that in Strike the Blood, the characters are mainly supernatural in origin, so things like demons and vampires are the norm, whereas in K they are super powered humans. 

In any case, there are enough similarities between the shows to make one worth seeing if you enjoyed the other.

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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SavannahPanda3 SavannahPanda3 says...

Through the unique plot and character design of K I think that Guilty Crown would be a good fit. Guilty Crown not also goes into the military side of things but also has an interesting mystery that lingers until closer to the end of the series. The art work in Guilty Crown is superb, but in my opinion I still like the colors in K more. Guilty Crown is filled with just as much- if not more- action as K and a different but equally as cool way of fighting.

dayumdazai dayumdazai says...

Modern day societies where clans and groups are fighting each other. They also include identity crisis' of characters, so it's both watching interesting storylines as well as figuring out what the heck is actually going on.