the art style and animation are just???? so fun and so amazing
the theme song reminds me of all those dubbed animes they ran as saturday morning cartoons when i was kid, where they translated those theme songs to be about the power of friendship when the original japanese version was about fighting for glory or whatever
THE CHARACTER DESIGNS ARE SO IMAGINATIVE. WHERE DO I START.
the jokes are actually funny
the main character k.o. is the literal definition of “pure cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure”
one of the main characters is literally named “rad”
rad and enid (k.o.’s coworkers) genuinely value and respect k.o., but still recognize he’s a little kid but not in a patronizing way
no one questions the female heroes doing stuff???? there’s been none of that “lol okay that was pretty cool…FOR A GIRL” bullshit
k.o. loves his mom a lot and still calls her “mommy”
the only romance in the show is the crush mr. gar (k.o.’s boss) has on k.o.’s mom
like i’m serious, there’s not even any MENTION of romantic endeavors at all
well except if count enid getting nervous when k.o. asked her if she knew a cool girl to which she started stuttering and was like “haha NO but omg she is so COOL i wish”
the main setting is a convenience store
while the main trio all slack off on their job a lot, they all look up to their boss and really respect him
their boss also really respects and likes them all too, and one time even kicked out a customer for giving enid a hard time
enid is like. super cool. and no one downplays that AT ALL, even rad who is kinda like her rival at times.
in fact, enid breaks a lot of stereotypes in regards to female cartoon characters. she’s not the voice of reason. she’s just as goofy as rad and o.k. she kicks ass and is given credit for that. rad admits it when she does something better than him. k.o. looks up to her just as much as he looks up to rad.
rad is your typical muscle-y meathead dude, but he also likes kittens and babysitting and knitting
he’s also an alien from another planet
no one is mean to k.o. which is, like, refreshing because it’s become like a trend to see older character be mean to younger characters even if they’re “”friends””
the main robot villains are just nerds who have a sibling rivalry and try really hard to impress their dad
k.o. is exactly 6 to 11 years old
so. many. anime references in this show.
they even SWITCH ART STYLES at a few points
i think there’s an overwatch/junkrat reference too at one point but i don’t know enough about overwatch to confidently say that
there’s literally one scene were a villain starts quoting iconic emo songs in his dialogue. he actually said at one point in that scene “wake me up inside”. it was glorious.
there’s an entire episode where k.o. becomes friends with a heavily autistic coded character and never says anything bad about their “quirks” or different ways of thinking (in fact, he even says it cools that they can see things in a different way)
the character’s name is dendy and they’re also possibly nonbinary because they’re pretty androgynous and none of the characters have used pronouns for them yet
the characters all genuinely care about each other
the main messages are just your cheesy the-power-of-friendship and kindness-is-the-best-policy and it’s beautiful
this show is just feel good and always has a happy end. no drama. no angst. just pure happiness. it’s good for a binge watch if you’re sad or bored.
i just watched the entire thing and i need people to talk about it with