King of Thorn (2009) (en)
- Original title: いばらの王 -King of Thorn-
- Evaluation: 6.5 (Votes: 95)
- Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Science Fiction
- Release date 2009-10-09 (2009)
- Duration: 105 Min
- Keywords: anime, end of the world, cryogenics, based on manga, mind control, religious fanaticism, virus, super power
A mysterious virus, nicknamed Medusa, is spreading around Japan, turning its victims into stone. Given the impossibility of finding an immediate cure, the government opts for cryopreserving a select group of patients until they come up with a solution. Kasumi, one of the chosen ones, has been asleep for years and her awakening, more than a bed of roses, is a bed of thorns, and happens in the midst of total chaos where monstrous creatures lie in wait all around.