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King of Thorn

Oct 23, 2010

Seen at the 'Madman Anime Reel 2010' in Canberra.

Story: 9/10

At first glance, King of Thorn looks like your typical horror movie; Evil monsters fighting a varied cast, everyone but one or two people dying, etc etc.

But if you look a bit deeper, you'll see the detailed backstory. The many twists and turns, each revealing just a little of the big picture, leaving you guessing. And just when you think its all over; it takes one last jump to surprise you again.

Animation: 9/10

The animation is your typical modern style, leaning towards a more realistic style if anything. Intricate details make every moment visually stunning.

Sound: 8/10

The sound wasn't anything new or spectacular, but each piece fit perfectly with the scene, enriching the experience.

The voice acting was also very good, each voice fitting in with the character.

Characters: 7/10

A motherly figure, a young boy, a protector, the man that knows more than meets the eye, and the girl stuck in the middle of it all.

The cast had a good amount of backstory; Not enough to bog down the rest but enough to give you more understanding about them and their motives.

That said, I do feel that the creators tried too hard to include a character from each nationality; One from Africa, one from America, one from England, One from France... It was almost as if they had a quota to fill in that regard.

Overall: 9/10

In the end, it was a very enjoyable movie. A great story, interesting characters, and an ending that ties up all the loose ends.

9/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
7/10 characters
9/10 overall

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aussie88 says...

if u want english subs heres the link:

http://www.animecrazy.net/king-of-thorn-watch/

 

Dec 20, 2010
saintjimmy says...

yeah me too the only way it could have been seened if u have gone to the film festival that it was in

Dec 11, 2010
Galadriel says...

Question: This movie been translated to english? Cause i searched like mad for a while to see if it has been translated and i haven't found anything, other than the raw version.

I really want to watch it, so can you help me with a link or something?

Dec 11, 2010