King of Thorn

Alt titles: 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.

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.

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.

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both of these anime surround the idea of a disease which is a threat to the human race, this disease can turn people into a substance like stone and then make them perish we that is what I thought it was like. Anyway both have these sci-fi elements and the main character is a bit out of the ordinary in one way or another. Anyway King of Thorn is to me a darker version of Guilty Crown and if you liked one you should like the other.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you enjoyed King of Thorn's story of a group of survivors fighting the onset of a terrifying and terminal disease while also overcoming attacks orchestrated by an enemy organizations, you should check out Guilty Crown.

Both anime have groups working together to save themselves from a world gone to chaos, and feature the development of bonds and friendships and alliances formed by people who wish to reach a common goal. Both anime show the struggles each group faces overcoming nearly insurmountable obstacles in order to find and reach a safe haven.

If the high level action and dangerous fights with friends working to reach a goal aspect of King of Thorn is what you enjoy, then for more of this, check out a longer version with the series Guilty Crown.