King of Thorn (manga)

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Alternative title:
Ibara no Ō (Japanese)
König der Dornen (German)
Le roi des ronces (French)
O Senhor dos Espinhos (Portuguese)
いばらの王 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: After becoming infected by the mysterious and pandemic Medusa virus, Kasumi and her twin sister Shizuku are separated when only Kasumi is chosen to be one of a select group of 160 people to be placed in cyrogenic suspension until a cure can be found. After an undetermined amount of time in cold sleep, Kasumi eventually awakens along with a handful of others in now desolate and treacherous ruins populated by vicious creatures. While Kasumi may hope to learn the fate of her twin sister, they all hope to unravel much larger mysteries and must continue to survive after already sleeping through what may have been the apocalypse.
User Ratings: 106 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (Eng:8, dub:2, sub:1)
 Excellent: 22 votes (Eng:17, sub:2, ?:1, dub:1, others:1
1 French
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 Very good: 38 votes (Eng:24, sub:10, dub:3, others:1
1 German
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 Good: 22 votes (Eng:11, sub:4, raw:2, dub:2, ?:1, others:2
1 French
1 German dubbed
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 Decent: 9 votes (Eng:6, sub:2, dub:1)
 So-so: 2 votes (dub:1, Eng:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 224 users, rank: #368 (of 4461)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.896 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3098, rank: #1291 (of 4483)
Weighted mean: 7.746 (Very good−), rank: #1350 (of 4483) (seen all: 7.94 / seen some: 7.59 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.748 (Very good−), rank: #790 (of 2784)
Number of tankoubon: 6
Number of pages: 186
Vintage:
2003-04
2005-09-25 (Germany)
2007-06-12 (North America)
Release dates: We have 31
Reviews:
King of Thorn GN 4 (Jun 1, 2008)
King of Thorn GN 1-3 (Feb 13, 2008)
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Graphic novel
    King of Thorn (GN 1) 2007-06-01 (from $9.99)
    King of Thorn (GN 2) 2007-10-09
    King of Thorn (GN 3) 2008-02-05 (from $7.49)
    King of Thorn (GN 4) 2008-05-06
    King of Thorn (GN 5) 2008-08-05
    King of Thorn (GN 6) 2008-11-04 (from $7.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Yuji Iwahara
Publisher: Enterbrain
Serialized In: Monthly Comic Beam
Japanese cast
(none)
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Anne Marie Horne
Translation: Alexis Kirsch

Adaptation: Aaron Sparrow
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Editing: Tim Beedle
Graphic Design: James Lee
Managing Editor: Vy Nguyen
Production Artist: Michael Paolilli
Production manager: Elisabeth Brizzi
Publisher: Mike Kiley
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: TOKYOPOP
Retouch And Lettering: Star Print Brokers
French staff
French cast
Translation: Florent Gorges

Color: GB One
Lettering: GB One
(none)
French companies
Publisher: Soleil
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Jesús Espí (Spain)

Consultant: Enric Piñeyro (Spain)
Editing:
Alejo García (Spain)
Félix Sabaté (Spain)
Editorial Director: Joan Navarro (Spain)
Graphic Design:
José Miguel Alvarez (Spain)
Luis Domínguez (Spain)
(none)
Spanish companies
Publisher: Glénat España
Retouch & Lettering: Monkey Studio (Spain)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Spain)
German cast
German staff
Translation: Daniel Büchner
(none)
German companies
Publisher: Tokyopop Germany
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation: Drik Sada
(none)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: JBC
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