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King of Thorn

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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

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

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

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

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Gyo

Gyo
  • OVA (1 ep x 70 min)
  • 2012

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ofall

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.

Role

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

Origin: Spirits of the Past

Origin: Spirits of the Past
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2006

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

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.

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

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Resident Evil: Degeneration

Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • Movie (1 ep x 100 min)
  • 2008

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

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

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.

Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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amara2021

Both movies deal with humans transcending their biology and  going mad with power due to their personal insecurities. Both involve shady government experiments and cover ups gone wrong and are both very gory, King of Thorn more so than Akira in terms of actual deaths, but both are about equal in terms of monstrous bio-blobs trying to squish people.

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