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Ibara no Ou  
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Twins, separated by fatal illness and a selective cure. Kasumi and her sister, Shizuku, were infected with the Medusa virus, which slowly turns the victim to stone. There is no cure, but of the two only Kasumi is selected to go into a sort of cryogenically frozen state along with 159 others until a cure is found. At some point in the undetermined future, Kasumi awakens to find herself and others who were in suspended animation in an unfamiliar world with violent monsters. Resolving to unlock the mysteries of her current situation and the fate of her twin sister, Kasumi struggles to survive in a treacherous world.


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Associated Names
Повелители терний
Ibara no Oh
König der Dornen
King of Thorn
King of Thorns
Senhor dos Espinhos (Brazilian Portuguese)

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.37 (end) by Ascension & helz0ne (2155d ago)
v.6 c.36 by Ascension & helz0ne (2156d ago)
v.6 c.35 by Ascension & helz0ne (2178d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (502 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 1st 2015, 10:21am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Beam (Enterbrain)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #813 increased(+190)
Monthly Pos #972 increased(+197)
3 Month Pos #1439 increased(+485)
6 Month Pos #1742 increased(+6)

List Stats
On 728 reading lists
On 781 wish lists
On 1348 completed lists
On 42 unfinished lists
On 250 custom lists

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Forum Posts
King of Thorn Movie Promo Streamed 1995 days, 13 hours, 22 minutes ago
Some Questions About the Ending... (SPOILERS) 2144 days, 5 hours, 58 minutes ago
Do You Have Raws For Volume 4+? 2891 days, 5 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Hackers on Steroids   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
April 30th, 2011, 6:35am
Owen character is really fresh not only he is an action hero he is really a "Geek on Steroids"
so he must be a member of "Anonymous"
oh and yes 2 years are enough to build your body like that ....

... Last updated on April 30th, 2011, 6:37am
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great series!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by prettykitty20034
August 22nd, 2009, 6:58am
It started out reminding me of Blue Gender crossed with Jurassic Park. I thought "awesome" and kept reading. It quickly veers off and does it's own thing but it no less enjoyable for it. The action, the story, the art, everything is well done. I loved this manga.
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it was good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by almozayaf
November 6th, 2011, 4:09am
i like it alot it first but in same moment in the story evry thing drag down to hell
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
super power pepoles, it turn into grunn lagan last ep, and the most part i heat was how it turn great idea that realstic horror earth die and evry one sleep fro 10000000 year and earth full of monsters that ok but what with the magic and powers of imagntion =__=

last word it was great last part ruin it but still fun
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Really awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
September 20th, 2006, 8:48am
the truth is i only downloaded this on accident but i start it reading it anyway and i was hooked! i really can't believe this isn't a more popular manga (or that no group is scanlating it anymore ;_;) i really hope some group either pics it up or my library buys it.
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Started off well but then disappointment   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
September 23rd, 2013, 6:37pm
Seinen? Please. It degenerated into something shounen within the last ten chapters or so.

Everything was moving very smoothly. I thought, here is a good manga that has a good focus of plot, and also of characters. The cast was fine, people died, and there was the mystery setting of, what is going on? It wasn't the best, but it was doing more than fine and I was curious to read up until the point where it suddenly decided to change from a survival/what-the-hell-happened-while-we-were-asleep aspect to a very protag-centric story. The "villain" was power crazy, it was degenerating, the chapters at the end literally just had them all gather and just the "big reveal" between the protag and her sister (not a spoiler, shizuku is a thing from the beginning), but just--

The big reveal wasn't a reveal, and the ending was a distasteful clusterfuck that made no sense, tried to pull a twist^2, and failed. I'm disappointed. I wanted it to be good enough to rec to my friends, and for the most of the twenty and thensome chapters, it was. The romance had no place in there (and I'm saying this because the romance REALLY could have been done away with it, it affected nothing--and it had such a tacked on feel. It developed nothing, it was just THERE, for the protag's self-confidence bolstering, really), and really, with how it was RUSHING, I thought it was a manga waiting to be axed or something.

Anyway, great to start, but you'll be disappointed by the end. You do have some good characters. Kathryn's story out of all of them was the best of all for the sheer fact that it was subtle, and we were actually shown stuff about it and how it affected her motivations and decisions. Everyone else wasn't really given enough care except Kasumi, but considering it's all focused on her (and in the end does it poorly), don't consider that a plus.

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2013, 6:46pm
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Sogoi Manga!   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
September 17th, 2005, 11:48pm
It's one of the best manga I've ever read .... the characters, the story, the action, the drawing itself everythin is great. I really like it :)
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One of my favorites   
Rating: N/A
by Siedhr
April 4th, 2007, 6:56am
This is definitely one of my favorite manga. Not only the plot is very interesting, but the characters are very well fleshed out, believable and sympathetic. And to all those who had to stop at chapter 17 (myself included) some good news. My group (Strays) has picked it up and you'll be seeing chapter 18 very soon. ^^

... Last updated on April 21st, 2007, 8:41pm
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A must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AnniL
September 2nd, 2006, 5:26pm
This is an awesome, thrilling manga that's full of great details and an original drawing style. The plot is great and I'm completely hooked, but unfortunately I can't read any more after chapter 17 mad
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OMFG! So good!   
Rating: N/A
August 13th, 2006, 12:15pm
Gory, horror-filled, scific, thriller goodness. If I could get a hold of the raws for the last couple volumes, I would translate it. And find a host. If anyone has the raws email me!!!!!
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Holy crap   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cleanlyer
September 11th, 2008, 4:05pm
The ending was amazing!! Well, the added twist a few pages from the very end... the actual ending was a little disappointing
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I was expecting a bit of a tragic ending, but it was a happy, "we can save the world" ending :(

But, over all, the manga was AMAZING!! It is still my favorite =)

... Last updated on November 15th, 2008, 9:02pm
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