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Ibara no Ou

Ibara no Ou

Alternative Titles

English: King of Thorn
Synonyms: Ibara no Oh
Japanese: いばらの王

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 12102 users)
Ranked: #17252
Popularity: #1213
Members: 20,985
Favorites: 66
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

"Medusa", a deadly virus becomes a worldwide epidemic. In order to escape from this deadly virus, a handful of people are chosen to be put into a cold sleep, laying in a capsule hoping for the future cure. Kasumi, a teenage girl is one of the 160 chosen for this procedure, and is guided to a Cold Sleep Capsule Center (CSCC) inside an ancient castle. Understanding that it is hardly possible, Kasumi goes to sleep still anticipating for a reunion with her twin sister Shizuku, who also is infected with the virus. As Kasumi and the others awake, they notice that the CSCC is not as they remembered. Just like the story of "Sleeping Beauty", the castle is covered with thorn, and the awaken are attacked by unknown creatures and monsters!
How long were they asleep? Where did the monsters come from? What has happened to the world?
Abandoned in the midst of an enigma, the escapade of the seven survivors begins...

(Source: kingofthorn.net)

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Adaptation: Ibara no Ou

Characters & Voice Actors

Ishiki, Kasumi
Ishiki, Kasumi
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Owen, Marco
Owen, Marco
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Seitz, Patrick
English
Seitz, Patrick
...
Alice
Alice
Supporting
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Di Pisa, Loretta
Italian
Di Pisa, Loretta
...
Ambler, Judith
Ambler, Judith
Supporting
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie

Staff

Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director
Yamaguchi, Hiroshi
Script



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Oct 26, 2009
Touka
Every now and then a highly praised manga is somehow adapted into an adequately mediocre anime, and unfortunately King of Thorn is one of those adaptations.

The manga is a perfect length to adapt into a film, only six volumes. For the most part, the pacing is just right. King of Thorn doesn't start off too fast nor too slow, however nearer the end I do feel the pacing speeds up a little too drastically and you'll have to catch on pretty fast or you'll be left behind. Unfortunately the story seems to degrade as it progresses. The first part of the film was very original read more
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Oct 28, 2009
hiruma55
When watching the trailer for this anime film I had big expectations about what I was going to see. Here you have a sci-fi/thriller with killer virus threatening society, survivors trying to stay alive and mysterious monsters inhabiting the area of the last set of people. It sounds good doesn't it? Science fiction happens to be one of my favourite genres of films and on paper his anime adaptation has the potential to be great, however this is one of those films that have a good idea but the way it is executed leaves a lot to be desired.

The first part of the film feels read more
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Recommendations

Similar themes of natue taking over, although for different causes and reasons. The main characters in both films also strike a few similarities, one being that they suddenly find themselves involved in a situation seemingly beyond their control and that they both have someone very close to them, someone they would go to the ends of the earth for.
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Both deal with a disease that threatens mankind and the repercussions to those who are frozen waiting for a cure.

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Ending Theme

"Edge of this World" by MISIA

Recent News

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