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King of Thorn Blu-ray – rewarding to newcomers after the second or third go round

2 November 2012 4:30 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

If you are not familiar with Yuji Iwahara’s manga, King of Thorn can be one of the more confusing anime films to watch. Characters are cut and marginalized, while others get bigger roles. However, if you’re a sci-fi fan, the second and third viewing of King of Thorn can be as rewarding as watching The Matrix for the umpteenth time.

Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama (Appleseed, Big O), King of Thorn centers on a dystopian future, where the world is plagued by the Medousa Virus. No, people don’t turn into zombies like The Walking Dead. Instead, they turn into stone –as the virus’ name suggests.

When a worldwide pandemic emerges, a lottery is held to save 160 members of the human race. The plan is to put them in a castle, where they will be cryogenically frozen until a cure can be found. Unfortunately, their cryo-sleep is interrupted and »

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