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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
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.281 (scored by 18,304 users)
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Ranked: #23432
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Popularity: #1338
Members: 34,277
Favorites: 106
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Owen, Marco
Owen, Marco
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Ishiki, Kasumi
Ishiki, Kasumi
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Alice
Alice
Supporting
Kuno, Misaki
Japanese
Kuno, Misaki
Laisenbach, Timothy
Laisenbach, Timothy
Supporting
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese
Yajima, Akiko

Staff

Uchida, Kenji
Uchida, Kenji
Producer
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Endou, Hirotaka
Endou, Hirotaka
Episode Director


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"Edge of this World" by MISIA



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Touka
Oct 26, 2009
Every now and then a manga well deserving of praise is adapted into a fairly mediocre anime; unfortunately King of Thorn is one of those adaptations.

The source material is six volumes long; a fine length to adapt into a film, and for the most part the pacing is handled with care. King of Thorn sees a colourful cast of cryogenically frozen characters awaken to a future ravaged by monsters. The introduction is well executed; it grabs your attention and gets you wondering. As the film progresses, it becomes rather typical of the survival horror genre, but the film exhibits a certain freshness as it isn't read more
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hiruma55
Oct 28, 2009
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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chinchaijk
Jan 5, 2016
“God does exist right? But if he does, he’s just a wicked mage”

One day, god decided to mess with this world, and introduce a rapidly spreading virus, with a lethality rate of 100%, out of no where, unleashing chaos and panic across the world. Science and politics, these were the initial foundations that the movie was developing on from the start. How an incurable, lethal epidemic could shatter relations and communities across the world. It provided a very realistic and dark view on a possible future for the world if ever such a crisis had occurred. This had made a wonderful hooking introduction.

Then came the read more
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BabyPandas
Oct 8, 2015
So my opinions is based on the anime only: Overall, I felt robbed of 2 hours. If you do not mind having some sort of twisted development that leads kinda away from what seems like an obvious plot, then you can watch it. I HATE HOLES in logic, even if its ANIME FANTASY LOGIC, I enjoy tightly constructed story lines.

The art was decent, good enough action scenes, but the main character, honestly I sometimes question why almost half the anime world is made of main characters like this one. (weak, self righteous, adds nothing immediately to crew but somehow manages to survive past more capable read more
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