Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi

The Deer King

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Alternative Titles

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: 6.881 (scored by 45754,575 users)
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Ranked: #46842
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Popularity: #4107
Members: 27,409
Favorites: 39

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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.

(Source: GKIDS, edited)


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Characters & Voice Actors




Aoyama, Yutaka




Orikasa, Fumiko


Naka, Hiroshi


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


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"One Reason" by milet


Jul 13, 2022
This review does NOT contain spoilers.

This film harkens back to the old Ghibli films in its look and themes but is very much its own thing with a modern approach to animation. The director has made a point to highlight how this film's plot echoes the current times and that it only adds to the impact this film has on its viewers. The story is interesting and the animation is beautiful.

If I were to give any criticisms it is that some of the side plots and minor characters go slightly underdeveloped to an extent where it is sometimes confusing if you are not paying ...
Nov 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Here is my review of this anime in 2022!

Story (8)
The story is about one man and a girl who survived a disease which didn't have a cure at that time. Not only that, they both got a super power and are immune to that diseases. The background of this anime is on the medieval era. There are a lot of people got that disease and died. The story becomes interesting when the girl gets abducted and the man wants to rescue Her. That's where the journey begin.

Art (10)
The art in this anime is very good! I love how they are scratching frame per frame on ...
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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the promotional poster is more visually striking than the actual movie
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