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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