Although the first 5 KnK movies are not the best motion pictures of all time, they are definitely time well wasted. I will admit that I have never read through KnK and most of my knowledge related to KnK is forum-derived, but I don't think you need to be an expert in the area to tell the movie is badly-made. The entire movie is made to appeal to Azaka fans, they did not attempt to hide it. I have no problem with that. Azaka has a brother complex. This is typical of manga and anime, I have no problem with it. However, if you are going to shine a spotlight on a character, at least make a good attempt to develop her. Azaka's reason to love her brother is an important element of the movie, and it is a memory that Azaka treasures. However, the unveiling of this reason/memory is so anti-climatic, it makes you wonder "that's it"?
Also, Shiki is reduced to playing second fiddle, and frequently ran off by herself or was told to "go search over there" to give Azaka more screen time. The only part that slightly quickened my pulse was when God's Word Mayday was introduced. His ability is very intriguing and his style of doing things resemble Souren (manipulate others), which led me to believe the last fraction of the movie was going to be good. However, the battle with this puppeteer behind the curtains was rushed and left inconclusive. It almost seem like it was placed there just for the sake of telling you "Hey, here is a 30 second clip of Shiki battling the boss after we showed you Azaka fights the small-fry for 5 minutes. We know the boss was more important than the small-fry, but Azaka was so cool."
I want my Araya Souren back.
Are we Beast's Lair Lite? Are we?!