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The Deer King (movie)

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Alternative title:
El Rey Ciervo (Spanish)
Shika no Ō: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi (Japanese)
The Deer King - El rei cérvol (Spanish)
The Deer King - El rey ciervo (Spanish)
The Deer King - Il re dei cervi (Italian)
鹿の王 ユナと約束の旅 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Van is the head of a group of soldiers who expected to die fighting for their lands against a large empire looking to incorporate their home into its kingdom. Instead of dying, however, Van is taken as a slave and thrown into a salt mine. One night, a pack of strange dogs attacks the salt mine, and a mysterious illness breaks out. During the attack, Van takes the opportunity to escape, and he meets a young girl. Elsewhere, rumor is spreading that only immigrants are coming down with this mysterious illness. The medical scientist Hossal risks his life to search for a cure. Doctors also study a father and child who seem to have survived the illness.
User Ratings: 28 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
 Very good: 7 votes (dub:6, sub:1)
 Good: 9 votes (dub:5, sub:4)
 Decent: 6 votes (sub:4, ?:1, dub:1)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 35 users, rank: #6979 (of 9406)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.179 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.2832, rank: #2928 (of 9514)
Weighted mean: 7.200 (Good+), rank: #2684 (of 9514) (seen all: 7.20)
Bayesian estimate: 7.294 (Good+), rank: #2140 (of 7150)
Running time: 120 minutes
Vintage: 2021-06-14
Premiere date:
2021-06-14 (France, Annecy International Animation Film Festival)
2022-02-04 (Japan)
2022-06-09 (Spain)
2022-10-13 (Colombia)
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Script: Taku Kishimoto
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Original creator: Nahoko Uehashi
Character Design: Masashi Ando
Art Director: Hiroshi Ōno
Chief Animation Director: Masashi Ando
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Director of Photography: Hiroshi Tanaka

Animation producer: Keiko Matsushita
Assistant Director: Taisuke Mori
Chief animator: Toshiyuki Inoue
Color design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Prop Design: Akira Honma
Theme Song Performance: milet
Visual Concept: Hiroki Shinagawa
Background Art:
GK Sales
Studio Fuga
Editing Studio: Jay Film
Online Editing: Sony PCL
Photography Cooperation:
Asura Film
Japanese cast
Anne as Sae
Hisui Kimura as Yuna
Ryōma Takeuchi as Hossal

Atsushi Abe as Yotal
Chado Horii as Toma
Hiromi Kawakami as Kiya
Hiroshi Naka as Ohma
Isamu Yūsen as Yoki
Satoshi Hino as Shikan
Shinshū Fuji as Orphan
Tesshō Genda as Akafah King
Tooru Sakurai as Makoukan
Yoshito Yasuhara as Tohrim
Yutaka Aoyama as Utalu

Fumiko Orikasa as Van’s wife
Gidou Tsujioka as Hossal's assistant
Makoto Tanaka as Yoki’s son
Rie Kawamura as Yoki’s wife
Rina Sasazaki as Kazan woman
Ryō Itō as Kazan man
Sayuri Sadaoka as Ohma’s wife
Souki Matsumoto as Van’s son
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Carrie Keranen
Translation: Don Brown
Additional Translation: Jake Jung
ADR Writer: Kyle McCarley
Casting Director: Stephanie Sheh
Dialogue Editing: Fahad Rahman
Printmaster: Gary Coppola (C.A.S.)
Production Assistant:
Anjali Kunapaneni
Tristan McKenzie
Production Supervision: Clark Cheng
Griffin Puatu as Hohsalle
Ray Chase as Van

Chris Hackney as Yotalu
Doug Stone as Tohlim
Frank Todaro as Kenoi
Luis Bermudez as Makoukan
Neil Kaplan as Aquafa King

Doug Erholtz as Utalu
Edna Larsen as Ohma's Wife
Grant George as Hohsalle's Assistant
Larissa Gallagher as
Van's Wife
Marc Thompson as Yoki
Michael Deaner as
Van's Son
Yoki's Son
Stefan Martello as Tohma
Stephanie Sheh as
Kazan Woman
Yoki's Wife
Steve Kramer as Ohma
Xander Mobus as Shikan

English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Distributor: Shout! Factory (North America)
Licensed by:
Anime Limited (United Kingdom and Ireland)
GKIDS (USA and Canada)
French staff
French cast
Translation: Jean-Philippe Dubrulle
French companies
Licensed by: Anime Limited
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Domenech Farell (Catalan dub)
Judit Moreno (Spain dub)
Maite Madinabeitia (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Yuna (Catalan dub)
José Manuel Oliva as Van (Spain dub)
Majo Montesinos Guzmán as Yuna (Spain dub)
María José Chabrera as Sae (Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Van Gansa (Catalan dub)

Álex Moreno as Yotalu (Spain dub)
Boris Sanz as Makokan (Spain dub)
Carles Teruel as Hohsalle (Spain dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Sae (Catalan dub)
Josema Soler as Kenoi (Spain dub)
Marcel Navarro as Hossal Yugraul (Catalan dub)
Paco Alegre as Tohlim (Spain dub)
Pep Ribas as Orphan (Catalan dub)
Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta as Ohfan (Spain dub)
Sergio Capelo as King of Aquafa (Spain dub)

Albert Forner as Ohma (Spain dub)
Aram Delhom as Hossale's Assistant (Spain dub)
Cari Monrós as Van's Wife (Spain dub)
Daniel González as Shikan (Spain dub)
David Jenner as Shikan (Catalan dub)
Domenech Farell as Rei Akafah (Catalan dub)
Enric Puig as Yoki (Spain dub)
Francesc Belda as Narrador (Catalan dub)
Gabriel Pareja as Utalu (Spain dub)
Gloria Gonzalez as Arisa (Catalan dub)
Joaquin Casado as Tohrim Sforsam (Catalan dub)
José Garcia Tos as Tohma (Spain dub)
Lucía Aránega as Kiya (Spain dub)
Mark Ullod as Kenoi (Catalan dub)
Marta Aparicio as Ohma's Wife (Spain dub)
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Rimuell (Catalan dub)
Nina Romero as Yoki's Son (Spain dub)
Pau Ferrer as Slave Master (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals as Makoukan (Catalan dub)
Silvia Cabrera as Van's Son (Spain dub)
Xavier Casan as Toma (Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández as Yotal (Catalan dub)

Aitana Ferrer (Spain dub)
Cesar Lechiguero (Spain dub)
Fran de la Torre (Spain dub)
Germán José (Catalan dub)
Guillermo Genovés (Spain dub)
Ivan Canovas (Catalan dub)
Jordi Pineda (Catalan dub)
José Luis Siurana (Spain dub)
Luis Gustems (Catalan dub)
Rafa King (Spain dub)
Rafa Nacher (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: Sik Estudio (Catalan dub)
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video (Spain)
Anime Box (Spain)
Google Play (Spain)
Movistar TV (Spain)
Rakuten TV (Spain)
Licensed by:
KEM Media (Latin America)
Selecta Visión (Spain)
Theatrical Distribution: Cinépolis (Latin America except Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Dominican Republic and Venezuela)
Theatrical Releaser: Cinépolis (Latin America)
Translation: Daruma Serveis Lingüístics (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Francesca Bertuccioli
Translation: Ruben Baita

Dialogues: Olivia Costantini
Dubbing Assistant: Federico Stucovitz
Dubbing Engineer: Alessandro Marziale
Synchronization: Paolo Brunori
Italian companies
Dubbing: CDR
German staff
German cast
David Nathan as Van Gansa
Markus J. Bachmann as Hossal Yugrául
Rubina Nath as Sae

Daniel Welbat as Makoukan
Jochen Langner as Yoki
Josef Tratnik as Thulim
Martin Bross as Shikan
Robert Dölle as Orphan
Rolf Berg as König von Akhafa
Stefan Krause as Toma
Tanja Schumann as Kiya

Ari Leber as Vans Sohn
Demet Fey as Vans Frau
Gerhard Fehn as Tomas Vater
Hans-Gerd Kilbinger as Alter Mann
Hildegard Meier as Tomas Mutter
Johnny Naas as Yokis Sohn
Oscar Leber as Kranker Junge
Ralf Drexler as Adjutant
German companies

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