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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 over 8 years ago
v.6 c.36 by Ascension & helz0ne over 8 years ago
v.6 c.35 by Ascension & helz0ne over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (545 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 14th 2016, 2:10pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Beam (Enterbrain)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #482 increased(+241)
Monthly Pos #1338 decreased(-36)
3 Month Pos #2020 increased(+111)
6 Month Pos #2168 increased(+76)
Year Pos #2406 increased(+6)

List Stats
On 745 reading lists
On 843 wish lists
On 1454 completed lists
On 48 unfinished lists
On 285 custom lists

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Forum Posts
King of Thorn Movie Promo Streamed over 8 years ago
Some Questions About the Ending... (SPOILERS) over 8 years ago
Do You Have Raws For Volume 4+? over 10 years ago

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Seen better but not bad   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by markdarkangel
September 28th, 2009, 8:39am
To tell you the truth, there are way better survival manga than this out there but this wans't bad and i liked reading it.

What i was most impressed with was the mystery that surounded the whole plot and the build up of the suspence. The next thing was the art, you can't have a good survival manga without great art in my opinion. Also, the characters and story overall were good.

Like i said before, i have seen better but this manga gave wonderfull effort.
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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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Worthy read   
Rating: N/A
by BimboSilly
November 9th, 2008, 10:53am
Though most survival mangas are exciting but I can see cliches in them...for this one, theres a loli character, all people behave just as u expect, main teenage is full of conscience, old man is a bas****, black guy IS an American soldier but still it isnt too cliched and keeps on ur toes, there are however some not done bbefore things..

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one thing that I havent seen before, is the mom- son type. They arent related but the woman is very protective of the boy (SO CUTE!!!!!).
One cute bit is where everyone is sorta hallucinating about their worst fear so theres main girl seeing her dead sister denouncing her, woman sees her dead son what do we get as the greatest fear of little boy?? Darkness :lol:

Theres also the thing that they hardly have time for introductions until the 3rd volume which is a nice believable touch- not that I can think that something like taht can happen..

... Last updated on November 9th, 2008, 11:04am
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Kyaaa *lol*   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
September 21st, 2008, 5:26am
__I think some of the comment might spoil...~

I love it I love it I love it!
This is a really great read. I think the best sci fi thing I've ever read.
Very good art, great story, great characters. Everything about this manga is great.
The characters are really well done. I love when the characters' stories are included (important parts of life and such that lead to events and so on..).
And the story. Really easy to follow.
Full of good scens and really well done story flow.
Also... Marco Owen is super cute X3 I mean, he has to be the best combo of brain and brawn! (won't spoill...)

A definit must^^
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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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Rankre
August 13th, 2007, 3:06pm
Quite mysterious, and with enough curiosity, you'll find yourself knee deep into this series before you really realize. The beginning volume and a half or so just sets up the scene, then in the later volumes the development really comes at you in torrents. Very very interesting, from a psycological perspective as you'll find out if you read far enough. Decent art, good characters - a good series in general, one of the better ones for this kind of genre. On a side note, gogo Marco! Kick some ass bigrazz
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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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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
October 7th, 2006, 11:03pm
Every moment I keep expecting to see mecha. I guess because I watched Blue Seed before I picked this one up.
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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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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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