Box Office Mojo lists The Deer King anime film as having earned US$286,063 in the United States. The film made US$49,650 in its opening weekend. According to the website, the film has earned US$1,012,129 worldwide.
The Deer King is described as:
In the aftermath of a brutal war, former soldier Van toils in a mine controlled by the ruling empire. One day, his solitary existence is upended when a pack of wild dogs carrying a deadly and incurable disease attack, leaving only Van and a young girl named Yuna as survivors. Finally free, the pair seek out a simple existence in the countryside but are pursued by nefarious forces. Intent on protecting Yuna at all costs, Van must uncover the true cause of the plague ravaging the kingdom—and its possible cure.
The Deer King is a sweeping fantasy epic that marks the directing debut of Masashi Ando, whose work on such films as Spirited Away, Paprika, and your name. helped shape the world of modern animation.
GKIDS screened the film as a fan preview event in Japanese with English subtitles on July 13, 2022 and with an English dub on July 14, 2022. The film got a limited release in select theaters on July 15, 2022.