The Deer King / Shika no Ō

The Deer King / Shika no Ō


Plot Summary: Van is the head of a group of soldiers who expected to die fighting for their lands against a large empire looking to incorporate their home into its kingdom. Instead of dying, however, Van is taken as a slave and thrown into a salt mine. One night, a pack of strange dogs attacks the salt mine, and a mysterious illness breaks out. During the attack, Van takes the opportunity to escape, and he meets a young girl. Elsewhere, rumor is spreading that only immigrants are coming down with this mysterious illness. The medical scientist Hossal risks his life to search for a cure. Doctors also study a father and child who seem to have survived the illness.
Vintage: 2021-09-10

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Shika no Ō Novels by Moribito’s Nahoko Uehashi Get Anime

posted on 2018-06-21 07:35 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Fantasy novels center on empire that deals with breakout of mysterious illness

Production I.G Produces Shika no Ō Medical Fantasy Anime as a Film

posted on 2019-03-24 23:22 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Based on Moribito/Beast Player Erin author Nahoko Uehashi’s novels

Production I.G Reveals Shika no Ō Anime Film’s Staff, September 18 Opening

posted on 2019-12-10 01:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji direct medical fantasy off Taku Kishimoto’s script

Production I.G’s Shika no Ō Anime Film Delayed to 2021

posted on 2020-08-06 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film based on Nahoko Uehashi’s novels was slated to open on September 18

Production I.G’s Shika no Ō Anime Film Reveals Cast, More Staff, Full Title, September 10 Debut in Teaser

posted on 2021-03-31 22:21 EDT by Egan Loo
Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ryōma Takeuchi, Anne Watanabe star in film of Nahoko Uehashi’s novels


GKIDS Licenses Production I.G’s The Deer King Anime Film

posted on 2021-06-18 04:01 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film screens in N. America with subtitles, English dub in early 2022

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The Deer King Film’s Trailer Previews milet’s Theme Song

posted on 2021-07-08 20:35 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
milet created theme song “One Reason” for September 10 film

The Deer King Anime Film Promo Highlights milet’s Theme Song

August 13, 2021 11:01am CDT
Preview “One Reason” ahead of the film’s premiere

The Deer King Film Delayed Again Due to COVID-19

posted on 2021-08-26 00:22 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Production I.G film of Moribito author’s novels originally slated for September 10

ANN Review - The Deer King

by Kalai Chik, Nov 5th 2021

The Deer King Anime Feature Film Rescheduled For February 2022 in Japan

December 05, 2021 5:39pm CST
Film previously postponed due to COVID-19


The Deer King Film’s 2nd Trailer Announces Rescheduled February 4 Opening

posted on 2021-12-05 18:56 EST by Egan Loo
I.G film of Moribito author’s novels was slated for September 2020, then September 2021

The Deer King Film Debuts at #7 at Japanese Box Office

posted on 2022-02-08 01:33 EST by Adriana Hazra

The Deer King Film Screens in U.S. Theaters in July

posted on 2022-05-10 16:30 EDT by Alex Mateo
Film opens on July 15 with fan preview events on July 13-14

THE DEER KING | Theatrical Announcement Trailer

From Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji, and Production I.G
Exclusive Premiere Event July 13 & 14
In Select Theaters July 15
Follow @GKIDSFilms for more updates!

The Deer King Film Reveals English Dub Trailer, Cast

posted on 2022-06-10 10:51 EDT by Alex Mateo
Ray Chase, Griffin Puatu, Erica Schroeder, Luciana VanDette, more star

THE DEER KING | Official English Dub Trailer

From Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji, and Production I.G
Exclusive Premiere Event: July 13 & 14
Continues in Select Theaters Nationwide: July 15

THE DEER KING Official Clip | Van vs. the Boar

The Deer King Film Crosses US$200,000 in U.S.

posted on 2022-07-25 17:00 EDT by Adriana Hazra
Film made US$49,650 in its opening weekend

The Deer King Anime Film Hits Digital and Blu-ray/DVD This October

August 01, 2022 2:15pm CDT
GKIDS reveals home video plans for Masashi Ando’s directorial debut

This Week in Anime - The Deer King’s Beating Heart

by Monique Thomas & Christopher Farris, Feb 2nd 2023