In the post-apocalyptic aftermath of a war between machines and their creators, machines rule while humans exist in a state of servitude. Titular character Karen leads Resistance Group 11, an eclectic group of humans who find themselves fighting for their lives as they are hunted by the robots in each episode. Is this the end of humanity? Are they fighting a losing battle? Through Karen, we delve into a struggle between right and wrong, between indifference and love that explores some of the deepest questions about humanity. What is the difference between a thinking machine and a human being? What is a soul?
Type: TV (10 episodes x 11 minutes)
Studio Next Media Animation
Aired: Sep 27, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014
Watch Online: Google
Karen Senki Episode Synopsis
Episode 1: Flower
When we first built them, no one would have guessed that in the future. Machines got their own consciousness and in just 5 years, the world is fallen into the hand of Machines.
Episode 2: Watch
Machine Commander SEEK tenaciously watches every single move Karen takes. The reason behind it, no one knows. On the other hand, there are some humans who connect to Machines behind the scenes. In the midst of these, Karen meets a young man called Xiaogang.
Episode 3: Trap
Getting information from Xiaogang, Karen heads to a point in the city to look for Machine’s weakness.
Episode 4: Guilt
Machine Soldiers rush and attack Karen as she tries to free herself.
Episode 5: Card
Xiaogang makes a visit to Karen, who just got her Wizard Gun fixed. Xiaogang leaves with a warning to Karen: watch out for Machine General called Jay
Episode 6: Pivot
Disorder and dissociation spawn even among supposedly disciplined Machines. A Machine General X-22 rebels against the system and leaves while he “feels” attraction to Eleanor’s songs.
Episode 7: Life
What is the human evolution that SEEK expects? The Commander gives a hint as saying “Dandelion puffball that chooses to fly to grab its own future.
Episode 8: Speed
Do we all need ravage and re-birth for evolution? Junkshop Owner finds his own way to survive through these repetitions of ravage and re-birth in the war between Humans and Machines.
Episode 9: Ambition
One after another, the secrets behind the attack of the Machine Army are revealed. So do the formation of Eleven.
Episode 10: Record
Eleanor realizes her end is near, as this is almost completing her repetitious re-birth. The trump she’s held is “Death”.