Ranked #1377

Deadman Wonderland

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 214,896 users)
Ranked: #13772
Popularity: #41
Members: 351,802
Favorites: 3,576
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Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope—until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He's determined to see justice served—but first he'll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.

(Source: FUNimation)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Igarashi, Ganta
Igarashi, Ganta
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Takami, Yoh
Takami, Yoh
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki
Senji, Kiyomasa
Senji, Kiyomasa
Katou, Masayuki
Katou, Masayuki


Kouchiyama, Takashi
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Yokoyama, Akitoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Death Row Inmate
Shikeishuu (死刑囚)
Apr 17, 2011
2 Antidote (Candy)
Candy (解毒剤(キャンディ))
Apr 24, 2011
3 G Block
G Tou (G棟)
May 1, 2011
4 Crow Claw
Crow Claw (クロウ・クロウ)
May 8, 2011
5 Carnival Corpse
Carnival Corpse (死肉祭(カーニバル・コープス))
May 15, 2011

Opening Theme

"One Reason" by DWB feat.fade

Ending Theme


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Aug 6, 2011
Strange things can happen to a person when they're in prison so the general rules of thumb are to keep a low profile, stay out of the way of other people, and avoid dropping the soap in the shower. For the inmates of Japan's only privately owned prison (which for some reason is run as a theme park and is built on Ground Zero of the Great Tokyo Earthquake), the ablutive antics of their fellow "guests" are the least of their worries, especially when the warden takes the term "punishment game" to a whole new level. The stage is set. The "Running Man" style collars read more
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Jul 11, 2014
Hold up your hand if you've heard this story premise before.

Naive, innocent and painfully average teenage boy is thrown into a violent game of life-or-death, having no choice in the matter. He is forced to fight, and discovers he has a mysterious, hidden power. Over the course of the show, he learns to control that power.

You can put your hand down now.

While the story to Deadman Wonderland is, of course, not going to be winning any awards, it still does make an attempt at telling it. The entirety of the plot revolves around the many characters in the infamous Deadman Wonderland prison, a place where read more
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Dec 24, 2011
There was a trend back in the Good Old Days of anime (as in you only thought they were Good because you weren't Old enough to know any better) of hyper violent OVAs. Deadman Wonderland feels like a tread back to those days. It has the over-exaggerated violence, the ridiculous amounts of blood, the awkwardly crowbarred in sexiness and, most noticeably of all, it’s utterly shit.

Time has changed a few little aspects though. The OVA market of old has turned into the late night 12 episode anime series of today. This means it has more space to tell a coherent and fulfilling story, a capability read more
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Mar 2, 2014
Have you ever been framed for something that you believed you wouldn't have the capacity to do, and were punished for it? That unlucky scenario is shared by Ganta, the protagonist of the 2011 anime Deadman Wonderland. Deadman Wonderland revolves around the horrifying trials Ganta has to go through after he is sent to a prison camp sharing the title of the anime. The themes used in this anime include finding hope in a hopeless situation, and moving on from your past.

Story: 5 – The story of Deadman Wonderland primarily revolves around the main protagonist Ganta, and the many horrible things that occur in read more
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