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Old 2008-08-25, 22:13   Link #1
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King of Thorn


By: Iwahara Yuuji

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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.

Too bad this didn't get animated.

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ANother works by author:
- Koudelka (manga)
- Chikyuu Misaki
- Gakuen Sousei Nekoten!
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Old 2008-09-12, 22:22   Link #2
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Just read 2 chapters, it seems kind of Jurassic Park-esque, but the disease makes it a lot more interesting.
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Old 2008-09-13, 18:34   Link #3
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One of my favourite mangas of all time. Since the german publisher is already finished with it, I know how it ends. ^^

The artwork is simply beautiful...
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Old 2008-09-13, 20:02   Link #4
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It's finished?!? There is up to chap 28 on a site I read it on...tell me there's more??!?
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Old 2008-09-17, 05:35   Link #5
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no, it's a relatively short series, 6 tankobons. I like it, though it reminds me heavily of Blue Gender, which has almost parallel story to it
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Old 2008-09-17, 10:32   Link #6
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The plot looks kinda interesting. But how's it really like? That girl can fight the monsters or what? It looks pretty old though...
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Old 2008-09-17, 10:35   Link #7
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Without giving to much away, the initial hook is the same. Fatal illness only some of them get, deeps sleep till the cure, awakening to find the waolrd overrun with critters and wildlife etc etc etc.

Not saying it's bad, because it isnt. I enhoyed it a great deal, but the similarities are there. some of them are just to obvious as well.
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Old 2008-09-17, 13:42   Link #8
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I just started reading this series and I'm really enjoying it. I really like those kinds of end-of-the-world/apocalyptic type of stories. Not looking for spoilers but just tell me this, does the ending have a kind of rushed feeling? Like where there's still a bunch of things left unanswered or unexplained?
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Old 2008-09-18, 16:19   Link #9
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No, I get the feeling that the ending ist quite well explained. But it seems that there is little left of the horror athmosphere. It goes into Sci-Fi territory, with Zeus trying to control the Medusa.

But it is a definite closure.
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Old 2008-09-18, 22:45   Link #10
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That's good to know. Now I just need to wait for the rest of it to come out here.
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Old 2008-09-19, 04:44   Link #11
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sounds like one of those where it turns out that the virus they got actually turns humans into monsters and the monsters are actually humans. then she finds out the monster queen/king is her sis.......

or maybe the sis was the one who brought these monsters to earth and she'll turn her sis around to banish/kill all the monster?
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Old 2008-09-19, 11:37   Link #12
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Extreme spoilers, beware...^^

Spoiler for the purpose of Medusa and Kasumis sister...:

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Old 2008-09-23, 10:11   Link #13
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Extreme spoilers, beware...^^

Spoiler for the purpose of Medusa and Kasumis sister...:
Just check vol. 6 raw
Spoiler for ":
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Old 2008-09-23, 15:36   Link #14
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Yes, that is...obvious.

By the way, Zeus rocks. Such a refreshing villain...^^
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Old 2008-09-23, 19:23   Link #15
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Yeah ain't that truth. Anyway, awsome manga.
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Old 2008-12-01, 15:14   Link #16
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Well, finished reading...

I would say, final score-8/10

It was quite interesting and a thrilling ride throughout, but the end left me kind of hanging...
Zeus was disappointing at the end...

My... Didn't end up saying much...
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Old 2009-04-14, 08:50   Link #17
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Can anyone help me complete this?
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KingOfThorn

Thanks for attention
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Old 2009-10-28, 21:12   Link #18
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King of Thorns Spoilers

Yeah, I know this is old stuff, but I just finished reading this pretty awesome survival horror/scifi manga. One thing's been niggling me:

Spoiler:


I'm really excited about the movie. Anyone else?
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Old 2010-08-21, 03:52   Link #19
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And btw, why does Shizuku have bandages around her neck at the very end? Or was that actually the original Kasumi's body?[/spoiler]
Spoiler:
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