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King of Thorn Flick Looks Awesome

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How many people here have read TOKYOPOP's King of Thorn (Ibara no Ou) manga? It's a very popular sci-fi survivor series. In a future where everyone is dying from the Medusa virus, 160 people are sent into cold sleep until a cure is found. They awake to a world with almost no other humans and assume that many years have passed-- only to find that it hasn't been nearly as long as they thought.

The manga is being made into an anime film aimed at a *worldwide* release in 2010, directed by Appleseed OVA and Big O director Kazuyoshi Katayama. And an English-language trailer just launched for the flick!
 
 
How awesome does it look? We don't know at the moment what studio has been animating it (Enterbrain's Comic Beam publishes the manga), but I'm sure more info will start coming out as we near the release date. ( Via AICN Anime.)
Sonata moderator on Sept. 1, 2009 at 10:13 a.m.
When I saw the people in those pods I automatically though about the Matrix lol but This Looks very good though I definitely will check this out:)
HeeroYuyon Sept. 1, 2009 at 10:26 a.m.
Uhhhhhhhhhh Cool?
 
I have no clue what the heck was going on in the future bit, which seems like their intention, so I guess that's good?
lanaswifton Sept. 1, 2009 at 10:36 a.m.
Gorgeous animation. Looking forward to it.
Kuroon Sept. 1, 2009 at 10:58 a.m.
Looks fucking awesome.
AgentJon Sept. 1, 2009 at 1:53 p.m.
Didn't the creator of the manga die recently,leaving it unfinished?
MoonStormon Sept. 1, 2009 at 2:55 p.m.
Dam! count me in on this one.
transgojoboton Sept. 2, 2009 at 7:52 a.m.
It looks very cool; I can't wait to see it. However, some of the "revelations" in King of Thorn really ticked me off, so my excitement is tempered a bit.
TheSweetHartKid08on June 8, 2010 at 2:03 p.m.
@gia: i read the manga and its AWSOME but i wunted to get some info on it...if thats ok???

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