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Manga / K: Memory of Red

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"In Shizume city, there is a legend...about a Red King with demon-like abilities.
The King singlehandedly created the Homura organisation. If you are accepted into Homura, you can gain extraordinary power."

On the streets of Shizume city, rumors of a clan whose King possesses extraordinary powers circulate. If one is accepted into Homura by the Red King, Mikoto Suoh, they can gain the power of fire.

Starting with the entrance of their newest member, Shōhei Akagi, a young optimistic man, the story details the everyday lives and tribulations of the members of Homura.

A prequel to K, the manga began publication in Kodansha's Aria magazine on May 2012.

This manga shares a character page with K.

This manga provides examples of:

  • A Day in the Limelight: Most chapters end up being this, shifting the POV from member to member.
  • Always Second Best: Shōhei always surpassed Bandō in everything, which has left the latter quite bitter. It's even remarked how petty he is acting. He's mad over something that happened in kindergarten.
  • Art Shift: The art style turns into cute chibis during a comedic moment in chapter 5.
  • Bland-Name Product: Subverted with Tatara Totsuka's camera, which is of the brand Nikon.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the second chapter, Mikoto and his group barge in and roast the drug dealers before they can kill Shōhei or Bandō.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: The ever stoic Mikoto isn't likely to admit he came to the rescue of his comrades, so he remarks he just went out for a walk.
    Mikoto: I was as bored as ever, so I decided to go out for a walk.
  • Lighter and Softer: To the actual K anime, as it details more of actual Homra everyday life than focusing on a main conflict.
    • Until the final chapter, possibly, in which Totsuka's murder scene is shown and expanded on.
  • Non-Action Guy: It's stated outright by Izumo that Tatara Totsuka doesn't fight, but "everything would be easier if he did."
  • The Promise: Maria Yubikiri made one with Chitose, asking him to hug her when they wake up in the morning and then say "Goodbye."
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Anna uses this on Izumo so that the latter will reluctantly allow her to keep a horse in his bar.
  • Running Gag: Kusanagi's bar getting damaged.
  • True Companions: Homura takes pride in the relationship between its members, as hurting one of them brings the rest of the clan into action. Bandō calls Shōhei out on trying to take down the drug dealers by himself, as he didn't think what consequences that could have for their clan. He also takes great care to protect him as a member of the clan.