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King of Thorn Film to Run in London on October 24

posted on by Egan Loo
Also at Sci-Fi-London Octoberfest: Eva 1.0, Time of Eve, Sky Crawlers, Eureka 7 film

The Sci-Fi-London Octoberfest 2009 event will screen Kazuyoshi Katayama's anime film adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's King of Thorn manga on October 24 at London's Apollo Piccadilly Circus theater. King of Thorn's story follows Kasumi, a girl who was infected by a pandemic virus along with her twin sister Shizuku. Kasumi — but not Shizuku — was chosen to be among 160 people placed into cryogenic suspension until a cure is found. The 160 wake up in the dark future populated by monsters, and Kasumi must survive while she searches for clues on what happened to the world and her sister. Even though the film held its world premiere at Spain's Sitges Film Festival on October 9, it has yet to open in Japan.

The event will also screen the British premieres of Hideaki Anno and Khara's Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Jo), Yasuhiro Yoshiura and Studio Rikka's Time of Eve net anime, Mamoru Oshii and Production I.G's The Sky Crawlers, and Tomoki Kyoda and Sunrise's Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers.

Image © Yuji Iwahara, Enterbrain, Inc./Ibara Committee
© Khara

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