King of Thorn

Alt title: Ibara no Ou

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Blue Gender

Blue Gender

In the early 21st century, the emergence of an incurable condition known as B-cell growth led some of the affected to become "Sleepers" - people put under stasis until a cure could be found. Yuji Kaido is one such Sleeper who awakens, several decades later, to a horrifying new reality. Giant bugs known as Blue have invaded the Earth, eating everything - and everyone - in sight. Now, all Yuji can do is escape from the city with the ones who saved him from his inevitable death, and make their way towards Second Earth: mankind's new home in space.

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Sttaarr Sttaarr says...

Both King of Thorn and Blue Gender feature a protagonist that is diagnosed with an incurable disease. They then go into a cyrogenic sleep of somekind, before being woken up to find everything around them is in a state of total chaos.

If you enjoyed the plotline of one, you'll likely enjoy the other. Both are fantastic series.

Rawrcore Rawrcore says...

Mysterious and incurable disease, cyrogenic sleep until cure is found, awaken in a post apocalyptic future (moreso in gender)....fight monsters....fight lots of monsters.

Imo, blue gender was 10x better and made way more sense.

Kruszer Kruszer says...

Both of these have similar premises of diseased characters put into cold sleep and being rudely awakened into the middle of a disaster.

casandra29 casandra29 says...

If you liked King of Thorn or Blue Gender, you'd like the other because both have main character who is put to sleep because of an assumed uncurable desease. When woken up both have to deal with difficult situations and end up in a small make shift group trying to survive.

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.

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LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

While Jin-Roh and King of Thorn have different plots, the plots of both movies are interesting and have plenty of twists and turns.  Also, both movies have references to fairytales ('Little Red Riding Hood' in Jin-Roh and 'Sleeping Beauty' in King of Thorn).

niotabunny niotabunny says...

while the plots are not all that different, there are a lot of twists that lead to think one will be liked over the other.  faced with terrorism, your own nightmares, your inability to stay alive even when you're programmed to reach your point of importance, then look no further than these anime.  in the end, the endings are quite the same, sad and leaves you feeling sorry for everyone involved and angry at the "higher powers".

casandra29 casandra29 says...

If you like King of Thorn or Jin-Roh you will probably like the other because they are both loosely based on a fairytail. They use the telling of the fairytale in both of the movies in order to drive home certain similarities and it works very well. In addition the endings both have tragedy and loss in them. 

Origin: Spirits of the Past

Origin: Spirits of the Past

Agito was born into a world that is quite different than our own. Many years ago a brilliant researcher attempted to save humanity from its excessively damaged environment by altering the DNA of plants. However, these mentally-awakened plants recognized the inherent threat of humans, and attacked them; the end result was a stalemate between the forest and the few remaining human centers. Agito's home city is green with life because the forest controls it. There is an uneasy peace which is facilitated by a small number of humans that allowed the forest to alter them to be in concert with itself. Being that his father is one of those, Agito's view of the forest is not one of fear but rather one that respects the human dependency. Agito will be challenged to prove this relationship when a random event gives the humans, who still see the forest as an enemy, a new perceived advantage in their war.

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RinoaAeris RinoaAeris says...

Humanity is about to be destroyed by living organisms that came from space (a deadly virus in KOT, mentally awakened plants in OSP), so a big corporation decides to put in cryogenic sleep some humans claiming that they do so in order to save humanity.The movie also pictures people with supernatural powers awakened by the 'alien' organisms.

jpikachu45 jpikachu45 says...

I recommend Origin: spirts of the past because it is an anime worry 5 and 5 stars.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

faced with a horrible past, these anime center around a trauma that is dark, with an even darker secret once discovered.  a threat to humanity, but what greater threat than mankind itself.  a must watch if you're into not just the gore, but also the scfi horror that comes about when a person's own mind can become their worst enemy.

Resident Evil: Degeneration

Resident Evil: Degeneration

It’s been some time since Raccoon City, the origin of the T-Virus outbreak, was wiped off the map by the military. Umbrella Corporation’s stock plummeted and a new pharmaceutical company called WilPharma has risen in its place; however, unlike its predecessor, WilPharma is working on a vaccine for the illness that turns humans into bloodthirsty zombies. Claire Redfield has just landed in WilPharma’s town to visit a friend when she finds herself in the center of a zombie-filled bloodbath. Leon Kennedy and members of the Special Response Team are called in to save Claire and the other survivors from the airport, saving an important member of WilPharma in the process. What has caused this new recurrance of the T-Virus? Claire and Leon must get to the bottom of things before nefarious foes are able to carry out their plans...

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KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both movies focus on a virus of somekind infecting people and ulimately killing them.  Though in the case of Resident Evil the people who get infected turn into zombies and in King of Thorn the infected people turn to stone.  But besides these differences they both begin to play out somewhat similarly.  People start to get infected and then some amount of time later monster/zombies depending on which one you are watching begin to appear and start killing.  Then from that a small band of people must fight for their survival against the zombies or monsters.  Throw in some conspiracy involving a large company and these two titles look fairly similar.  So if you liked one then you'll probably like the other as well.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

If you found yourself drawn to the survival type story found in one of these movies of a deadly virus gone-wrong, then you'll find the other equally appealing. They both feature a group of people, confused and banding together for survival as they try to get to the bottom of a conspiracy.

Gyo

Gyo

The country is being invaded by ferocious fish with sharp metal legs, hell-bent on death and destruction! Amidst the carnage, Kaori embarks on a desperate quest to find her missing boyfriend before he is lost to the mayhem that is sweeping the land. Facing four-legged killer sharks, machine driven squid and the myriad dangers of Tokyo, now an urban war zone, Kaori must find the truth behind these mechanical monsters and face an evil greater than she ever could have imagined.

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ofall ofall says...

In both of these animes, we have a female protagonist that, with the aid others, must survive against deadly creatures they know nothing about. Another similarity is that in both, they also have to face the threat of a certain disease.

Noriko Noriko says...

In both of these there's that feeling of uselessness (?) you get while watching.Also they are fighting a deadly pandemic.