Plot: In a world littered with heroes of various powers and abilities, K.O. wants nothing more than to join them on their crusade to seek justice. He buys a bunch of hero items at the store to help him become a true hero, but quickly realizes that there’s much more to it than that.
Breakdown: I have horrible timing when it comes to watching shows like this. For some reason, I’ll hear a bunch of great stuff about a series, and only when I hear it’s ending do I go…’Hm, yeah, I’ll go check it out now.’
Now I feel bad for waiting so long.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is basically what you’d get if you mixed My Hero Academia with a more comedy-oriented western show.
Nearly everyone is a hero with cool powers, and K.O., despite having a great desire to be a hero, has difficulty becoming one because he has no powers of his own. He believes he can just buy hero stuff and instantly become a hero, but let’s just say reality smacks him into a wall really quickly.
I liked K.O. a lot. I have a deep respect for hopelessly optimistic underdogs who strive to be heroes. They’re the kind of people I wish I could be.
Several other characters, such as Mr. Gar, Enid and Rad are introduced. I liked all of them, especially Enid. She’s pretty funny, and I like that she has dry sarcastic humor without being a jerk, especially to K.O. It was also pretty heartwarming that she has such a miserable time at work until K.O. starts talking to her. She perks up and becomes more positive with just a few exchanges. It’s really sweet.
I thought the art and animation would take longer to grow on me, but, surprisingly, I got into it rather quickly. It gives off very 90s and early 00s vibes, only more fluid. Which makes sense, because this is a rarity in recent years as it’s traditionally animated. Drawn in pencil, on real paper. Man, that’s so nice to see nowadays.
(Not a sleight to computer animation, just being old and nostalgic)
From the clips I’ve seen online and episode one in its entirety, I expect OK, K.O! Let’s Be Heroes to be an awesome watch, and I can’t wait to see the rest. I’m only sorry I didn’t pick up the title sooner and that it was canceled after a relatively short run.
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Where do I watch this??
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You can catch it on Cartoon Network. There are some episodes in full on Cartoon Network’s website, and it streams on Hulu.
I’m so lost with a lot of Western animation and I haven’t seen anything on Cartoon Network in ages. Maybe it’s just my tastes changing and getting older. Good to know that you found some enjoyment in what you saw so far. I hope the Sky High fandom doesn’t bash it for “stealing” from that movie like they did with MHA even though the concept about people not having powers among other superheroes isn’t new.