The official website for the anime film adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's King of Thorn science-fiction action manga is now streaming a new two-minute promotional video in Japanese. (The earlier two-minute English video is also still available.) Director Kazuyoshi Katayama and Sunrise's film follows Kasumi, a girl who was infected by a pandemic virus along with her twin sister Shizuku. Kasumi — but not Shizuku — was chosen to be among 159 other people who were placed into cryogenic suspension until a cure is found. The 160 wake up in the dark future populated by monsters, and Kasumi must survive while she searches for clues on what happened to the world and her sister.
The new promotional video features Misia's "Edge of this World" theme song. Even though the film held its world premiere at Spain's Sitges Film Festival on October 9 and ran in London that same month, it has yet to open in Japan. Tokyopop published the original manga in North America.
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