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Ibara no Ou (Manga)

Ibara no Ou

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 2002 to Oct 2005
Authors: Iwahara, Yuji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Beam


Score: 7.931 (scored by 4051 users)
Ranked: #12062
Popularity: #429
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Two twins, separated by fatal illness and a selective cure. Kasumi and her sister, Shizuku, were infected with the Medusa virus, which slowly turns the victim to stone. There is no cure, but of the two only Kasumi is selected to go into a sort of cryogenically frozen state along with 159 others until a cure is found. At some point in the undetermined future, Kasumi awakens to find herself and others who were in suspended animation in an unfamiliar world with violent monsters. Resolving to unlock the mysteries of her current situation and the fate of her twin sister, Kasumi struggles to survive in a treacherous world.

(Source: Tokyopop)

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Jun 28, 2013
Given the recent popularity of the horror survival genre in games and live action in the west, it’s a bit surprising that the east hasn’t shown too much keen in this rich genre, needless to say there will be some oddballs such as Iwahara Yuji who try to give it a go, and he achieved this with a few shocking results.

With a cure yet to be discovered, the disease Medusa scourges through the human race, leaving only suffering, sorrow and ultimately death in its wake. It is in such a world that Kasumi finds herself in, and with the disease already plaguing her, it’s only read more
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Aug 25, 2008
This is one of those series that keep you hanging and wanting more. The plot has such great twists and is EXTREMELY original. Though there are a few things that are hard to understand, but its a great series and deserves to have more readers. I HIGHLY recommend this series to any action/adventure sci-fi manga fans.
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Based on rather disasterous events, characters are stranded in a world unfamiliar to them. A world filled with monsters and a strong lack of control. These two publications depict the struggles of their characters as they try and survive in primitive situations.
Both are about survival and strange monsters that threaten the characters.

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