Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi

The Deer King

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Japanese: 鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅
English: The Deer King
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 4, 2022
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.891 (scored by 50135,013 users)
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Ranked: #48042
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Popularity: #4166
Members: 28,186
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In the years following a vicious war, the Empire of Zol now controls the land and citizens of rival Aquafa—except for Aquafa's Fire Horse Territory, where wild dogs that once carried the deadly Black Wolf Fever continue to roam free. When a pack of dogs race through a Zol-controled mine, Van, an enslaved former soldier, and a young girl named Yuna are both bitten, but manage to escape as the sole survivors of the attack. Finally free, Van and Yuna seek out a simple, peaceful existence in the countryside. But as the deadly disease once again runs rampant, they find themselves at the crossroads of a struggle much larger than any one nation.

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Aoyama, Yutaka




Orikasa, Fumiko


Naka, Hiroshi


Andou, Masashi
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director
Miyaji, Masayuki
Director, Storyboard


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Feb 28, 2024
Before discussing about each aspect of the movie, I'm gonna reiterate this - "This movie doesn't really belong & feels like a movie of 2021-22. Its a through & through late 80s or 90s movie in every way".

Now coming to the discussion about this movie, its gonna be broken into 5 broad aspects: Art & Animation, Sound, Character Development, Direction & Story;& Enjoyment.

Let's talk about art & animation. It doesn't really belong to a movie in 2021 or 2022. For a movie, its a through & through late 80s & 90s style. It has similar art style found in Ghibli movies of those times & ...
Oct 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The Deer King is not like Princess Mononoke. It is not trying to be. It is not about the same things as Princess Mononoke. This movie has a character that rides a deer and there are wolves, but that does not make it the same. Don't let all the media-illiterate reviews drawing parallels between this movie and Princess Mononoke/Studio Ghibli movies bias your attempt to understand The Deer King. Trying to view it through that lens will just decrease your ability to understand it.

Visually, this movie looks very good.

There is some interesting world building and a decent story.

The most glaring issue is that this is ...
Jul 15, 2022
I'm upset because this movie could have been great. However, it somehow managed to make me feel like I was watching a cheap imitation of itself.

Story: Awful pacing. They wanted to show a lot and didn't have the time. Also, this feels like someone not trying to copy other Ghibli films as much as someone who tried to learn from them and missed the mark. It was clear what every scene was trying to convey and how we were supposed to feel about the characters and that was the problem. This movie somehow managed to commit the tell not show error by showing too ...

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I hate the ending, and I wunna rant some where
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