Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisGanta 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.
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Opening Theme"One Reason" by DWB feat.fade
Ending Theme"SHINY SHINY" by NIRGILIS
I have got to hand it to this anime. And by that I mean literally give it my hand because I'm afraid they're going to cut it off like they did the rest of the characters in this show. All joking aside, let's talk about the Wonderland.
I feel this anime could have had the potential to evolve into a burgeoning 48 episode Shounen or something, but it's unfortunately just the main 12 episodes and a single backstory episode on one of the characters. Even without reading the manga, I could tell that some severely important details were left out that really just leads to a disassociation with the characters. While I won't deny some of the premises were really cool, the faults of this anime really lie with whatever sorry bastard decided they could fit a fictitious Japanese universe + character development + plot in a mere 12 episodes. These factors combined lead to a notoriously disappointing "resolution." Also, the main character's voice makes me want to shoot myself. read more
one word about the anime: IIIIINCOOOMPLEEEEEEEEEEEETE
fuck all the "ill make a good start and then stop the anime so that theyll read the manga" anime. and no, it didnt stop because of low budget, the anime made a critical success outside japan, so they would still have profit if they continued it.
STORY 3 / 10 : great story, amazing story. B UT FUCKING INCOMPLETE
ART 8 / 10: great art style, amazing animation
SOUND 7 / 10: some nice ost's not memorable tho, but bro.. that opening was EPIC
CHARACTER 8 / 10: the characters were great and unique, the mc got developed dramatically, from a scared pussy to a strong hero. i really liked that
ENJOYMENT 8 / 10 : i loved it... until i found out its INCOMPLEEEEEEEETE
VOICE ACTING 8 / 10 : good english dub, EPIC japanese dub. freackin romi paku did miracles again
OVERALL : 6 / 10 read more
I think the story isn't well done, the beginning was good, but as the story was progressing it felt more and more forced. The backstory about the prison and the sins are poorly explained in my opinion. Now with the ending it wasn't the worst ending I've seen but it felt, like the rest of the anime, a little bit forced.
The animation and art are decent the only thing that keeps this from getting higher is the quality drop in episodes 11 and 12.
The soundtrack of this anime is (in my opinion) not memorable and boring.
The characters that were introduced in the first 5-6 episodes were mostly well written and they had a good backstory in my opinion with exceptions being: Shiro, Tamaki Tsunenaga and Yoh Takami the problem I find with these characters is that the motivations don't make sense to me (for the most part). The characters that were introduced after that the good guys were (for the most part) one dimensional and boring and the villains got better. read more
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 are on. The next event is a lethal variation of Takeshi's Castle.
Welcome to Deadman Wonderland.
Based on the manga by Kataoka Jinsei (story), and Kondou Kazuma (art), the story begins with middle school student Igarashi Ganta, a fairly normal teenager with a reasonably mundane life - going to school, hanging out with friends, etc. All of that changes when his entire class are slaughtered while still in school, and as the only survivor he is found guilty of mass murder and sentenced to death. He is sent to Deadman Wonderland to wait out the time before his execution, but the powers that be in the prison have their eyes on Ganta so he must now navigate a labyrinth of conspiracies, greed, betrayal, murder, revolution, gladiatorial combat, and enough blood to make a clan of vampires drool.
Which immediately brings up the first problem with this series.
At its heart Deadman Wonderland is nothing more than a bloodier version of the common or garden shounen tale, but bolted onto the framework concept is a plot that has been worked over far too many times, so much so that it's highly predictable and almost barren of any original thought. Far too much importance has been placed on making the content "cool" in an effort to appeal to viewers who just want violence, blood and explosions, and with the added yet pointless melodramatic scenes designed to elicit audience sympathy, the storyline never really picks up enough narrative pace to maintain the viewer's interest. There are also a few critical errors that anyone with a basic understanding of investigative techniques would immediately spot and question, but we'll get to that in a bit.
Now this may confuse some people because Deadman Wonderland does have a lot going on in each episode, so an explanation is probably in order. This anime uses an event driven plot rather than a character driven one, and because of that the protagonist and his fellow inmates are simply along for the ride. They become nothing more than reactionary elements in the storyline, and in an effort to compensate for that the author and his adaptation colleagues have thrown as many different ideas at the series as they could. In truth, the only thing holding the entire narrative together so that it could be considered a story instead of a collection of random events, is Ganta, which gives an idea of the scale of the problem.
That said, Ganta isn't really terrible, but the nature of the plot ensures that his characterisation remains linear and one dimensional, and while it may appear to some that he matures as an individual, this is actually a forced measure that serves only one purpose - to make his win against the next big bad opponent a bit more believable. Unfortunately, Deadman Wonderland isn't really about developing the characters in any meaningful way, and this is borne out by the fact that the supporting cast only get a few paltry flashbacks even though some of them have a lasting effect on the storyline. The oddity is that probably the most intriguing character is Ganta's childhood friend Shiro, a resident of Deadman Wonderland who isn't a prisoner. She is an anomaly who appears to have a childlike personality, but her very presence in the storyline, together with her looks, is enough to set alarm bells ringing for anyone who knows the trope about mysterious white haired characters.
Given that this is an adaptation of a manga there's automatically a severe limitation placed on design, but Manglobe have done their best with what has been given to them, and the results are actually pretty good. The animation is smooth and there are some nice visual effects scattered throughout the series, the character movements are fluid and have a natural feel, and the action set pieces have a visceral edge to them that the manga lacks. There are a few issues though, but these lie in the smaller details as there are some design influences from other works (Ganta's likeness to Renton Thurston from Eureka 7, which is also a work by the Kataoka and Kondou). In addition to this, there's a tendency to fall back on certain stereotypes (the rather obvious musclebound oaf who likes nothing more than fighting strong opponents), which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can get tedious to see certain character archetypes all the time. Thankfully these niggles aren't really enough to prevent viewers from enjoying the series, especially if one is able to move past the rather slapdash storyline.
Seriously, would it kill anyone to use some real world stereotypes, maybe something like the bad tempered little guy who doesn't know how to fight properly but makes up for it in sheer ferocity?
Deadman Wonderland has a rather eclectic variety of background music on offer that ranges from dramatic heavy metal blended with techno, to a few simple notes played on a piano. The quality of the audio, both the music and the effects, is surprisingly good, and the choreography shows that some thought has gone into the implementation and timing of each track. The opening theme is a heavy metal piece called One Reason by DWB (featuring Fade), that has been set to a well designed sequence that utilises a three colour base, in this case red, white and black. The end credits feature a slow moving ferris wheel accompanied by images of many of the characters from their lives before they became inmates of Deadman Wonderland, all set to the tune of Shiny Shiny by NIRGILIS.
To be perfectly honest, this anime doesn't really test the abilities of Paku Romi (Ganta), Hanazawa Kana (Shiro), or any of the other cast members to any great degree, but part of that is due to a relatively lackadaisical script. The dialogue lacks a degree of intuitiveness that can make conversations seem forced, and while the cast are capable seiyuu in their own right, they seem to struggle with several scenes in an effort to get the emotion across to the viewer. It's never a good thing when an actor or actress tries too hard, and this fact is borne out during a number of conversations in the series.
But then, that's pretty much the story of Deadman Wonderland - it tries too hard.
On the surface this appears to be a rather slick production with some high quality audio and visuals, but no amount of beautification can hide a plot that is more focused on currying favour with audiences than it is with actually telling a story. The narrative can often seem like a train wreck (i.e. bits flying off everywhere, people screaming and running for cover, etc), as many of the plot elements have simply been attached without any real thought given to integrating them into the story proper, and this is why many events can feel like they're nothing more than fillers. In addition to this, the idea of weaponizing blood isn't actually new as Wei Zhijun from Darker Than Black can blow things up using his blood, while Saya from Blood + must use hers to kill Chiropterans.
That said, one has to remember that the story itself is incomplete as this is only an adaptation of the manga up to a point, and this is one of the reasons why there are inherent issues that have yet to be resolved. Unfortunately that excuse cannot cover certain flaws that really do stand out, the chief among them being Ganta's conviction. The series makes a point of showing a confession by him and this is given as proof of his guilt, but what happened to all the witness statements? What about the forensic evidence like the direction in which the windows exploded, or the angle of the attacks on the classroom? While the viewer clearly knows that Ganta is innocent, the apparent ease of his conviction is dependent on his confession, but nothing is mentioned about the physical evidence from the scene of the crime.
Deadman Wonderland looks and sounds great, and if all you're after is a series that has lots of violence, blood, weird characters and a storyline that requires you disengage your brain, then this may be for you. The series may have it's problems, but the concept is interesting even if the implementation leaves a lot to be desired, and it does retain a degree of entertainment value for its action set pieces.
In essence though, Deadman Wonderland is nothing more than a potato that has been painted by Michaelangelo - it looks stunning, but it's still just a potato. read more
Both series have a young protagonist who is given/discovers he has an unusual power and is required to fight similarly powered people to survive. Both have similar art styles and rather stylishly violent action on top of its inherent moral dilemmas and pervasive air of desperation.
As soon as I started watching Mirai Nikki, I noticed a big similarity to Deadman Wonderland. In both series there's a strange girl that will do anything to protect the boy, both have everyone playing a life or death "game" where you either kill or be killed, the characters are very similar, and in both the main girl is yandere.
There are many other little details that make them similar, but so far those have been the biggest similarities I've seen. I felt the same sort of feeling while watching both of them, aswell. Despite the fact that the art is quite different, they're very much alike.
There's a style of horror in them that I don't see in many animes, which makes one a must watch to anyone who liked the other!
same theme and similar characters but different setting.both have a main character with a weird girl in bizzare situations in a weird world and both have violence ...
The principal caracters are in a ''game'' where they have to kill each other. Some want to participate, other have to fight against their will. Ganta and Yuki are quite similar, they are both weak at the begining and become more stronger through the story. They both are protected by a strong girl...
Very, very similar to Deadman. If you like one you are almost guaranteed to like the other.
The atmospheres of both shows are extraordinarily similar, possessing a common darkness and near-constant suspense. Deadman Wonderland tends to be a bit flashier about the gore, but both are undeniably gory. Both have supernatural elements to them, and the protagonists of both appear eerily alike at certain times (Ganta and Yukiteru, and Shiro and Yuno, respectively). There is also a common theme of survival, and, sometimes, being forced to cruelty and murder in order to continue living, as well as deception. The main characters are never quite sure who to trust, and they suffer greatly if they put their trust in the wrong hands.
These shows are far from being copies of each other, but they both demonstrate multiple commonalities and similarities and divert greatly from most anime even in their own genres, making them rare finds for the fans of this type of anime. If you enjoy one of these two shows, you’ll most likely enjoy the other, as well.
Similar from the very first episode - main boys are very similar, main girls too - sweet&deadly, both contains some kind of survival game and are kinda bloody. Also, both aren't very good
protagonist is a scared cat, some mentally deranged girls protects them but the guy also makes effort to be a hero, violence, released around same time.
Young, silent protagonistis drawn against his will into an unusual game for life and death. And strange girl follows him. And both titles are pretty bloooody.
Both are dealing with deadly games.
In both, there's a strange girl that will do anything to protect the boy. It's also unknown why the girl wants to protect the main boy so much. Both have everyone participating in a survival game. Lots of kill or be killed situations. There's gore scenes in each. They both offer the same kind of suspense for the viewer.
Both are intense, bloody and engaging shows that center around survival. Shiro and Ganta's relationship is very similar to that of Yuno and Yukkitteru-- both female leads have the dominant personality, mixed with mystery and more to them than meets the eye. Similar art between the two. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other, guaranteed.
A boy finds himself involved in a game in which participants need to fight each other, and a girl helps it survive
1. Both have the same setting of modern day Japan
2. Feature weak-willed boys who eventually become hardcore through various hardships but maintain their humanity
3. Lots of gore, plot twists, and other messed up stuff
4. Has a female character who constantly saves the boy and is hiding secrets from him
Overall amazing animes really worth watching
Very similiar vibe, main characters are pretty much the same. I feel that Mirai Nikki is a combination of Higashi no Eden's cell phone game and Deadman Wonderland's theme and atmosphere.
- They are both involved in a game in which they risk their life.
- The main boy and girl characters are VERY similar, with the girl being crazy about the boy.
- The main boy protagonist is a coward and got in the situation because someone set him up or he has to do it.
Really similar yet different, you'll probably like DWL if you liked Mirai Nikki in the slightest.
it's both about survival...a whiny main character a crazy female chick and other characters that try to help him
Deadman Wonderland is a dark series where the protagonist is in very real danger and could die at any moment in a high-stakes 'game'. It's a lot more bloody than Mirai Nikki, though to me, they share similar themes and concepts.
A survival game, a mysterious girl helps him, both have very similar feelings.
Mirai Nikki has a similar feeling to Deadman Wonderland. Both involve a 14 year old boy in a survival game fighting for his life. Also, the main girl in both animes appear to be crazily in love with the boy and is constantly looking out to protect him from danger. Both shows are violent (DW is more violent).
Oh God, these two series. You just can't help but think about Mirai Nikki when watching Deadman Wonderland as well as vice versa. Let's break this down here and see what they have in similarities:
1) Both series has a weak protagonist (at first) that gets their life turned around forever after the pilot episode as well as special circumstances. The main protagonist in both series then meets a young girl who has an interest in him.
2) Both series main female protagonist at first seemingly playful has a darker side to themselves as well as a holder of many secrets.
3) In both series, it's all about power and nearly every one where its usage is essential to survival.
4) Both series contain psychological themes that is presented both physically and mentally with some thriller like endings.
5) Both series contains drama, action, as well as gore presented in various ways to portray the reality of the characters' survival/deaths
6) Both series contain supernatural elements
Overall, both Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland are two series that should be watched only if one enjoyed the other and vice versa, at least to some extent.
if you love watch deadman wonderland , may be you love this anime to
Both revolve around death. Both have similar protagonists, and even the partners of the protaginists. Both carry similar concepts about survival.
I haven't watched the other recommendation yet, but it does resemble Deadman Wonderland A lot.
Both are a nightmare survival game, filled with blood and gore.
Both have the main character as a shy boy.
Both main characters have a girl that has strong emotions for the boy.
Both the girls are extremely strong and take anyone and anything that targets their crush, no exemptions or thoughts about right and wrong, if you touch their crush you'll be torn to pieces.
Both anime have sort of wimpy character who just gets thrown into a survival game. They both have a dark feel to it. They both have really impacting story with cool characters and fun animation.
Your average wimpy teenage boy, thrown into a game of life and death. Turning his life upside down. Accompanied by a psychotic girl that only cares for him. Yandere for short. With all this to stand by, both anime are precisely the same.
Same atmosphere and greatness of story.DW is less Grus-um and more happyish you could say
Both girls love the main character and both girls have like a split personality were there nice normally, but when something happens they go INSANE
Same as in Mirai Nikki there is a lot of fighting in both of them, but in Deadman Wonderland the characters have powers (that involve minipullating their blood into some insanely cool weapons
•both have the strategic/determined to win streak in the main protagonist,
•both have a weak/pitiful/too nice, young boy, which he is partnered with a powerful, motivational young girl which has the intent to kill, while she keeps secrets
•both is given a power, that they have to win to survive the 'game' by killing off every other supporting character
•both have lots of blood, twists, and wicked laughing
•both show the characters mentality as they kill others for survival, in which their personalities change throughout the show, toughening up as the plot/story develops.
•both are similiar in which its a survival game with blood, twists, and the protagonists are personality wise the same.
Both are dark and violent death game anime centered around a young, yet fairly innocent boy and an eccentric young girl.
The two animes are a litte heavy and with a bit of gore action. (Spoil Alert) One of the main characters in either one of them is a girl with a disturbed split/bipolar personality. Another similarity is the fact that in either one of the plots, the characters have to forcely kill or fight each other.
Both series revolve around a forced "survival game" of sorts with prominent themes of trust and betrayal, and involve an inexperienced young boy and a mentally abnormal love interest that protects him. They also have a central theme about becoming strong through the destruction of innocence.
Both have frequent bloody violence, mild fanservice, a large cast of odd characters, and an overall "twisted" feel. However, Deadman Wonderland is more action-oriented and Mirai Nikki is more psychological.
Both have a young protagonist that recives unusual power,and must fight other opponents with the same kind of power,similar art style,nice story and lots of gore~~
Both involve a game to the death, and both involve a yandere. Though in this case, Mirai Nikki takes both to the extremes. If you enjoyed the thrill and suspense from Deadman Wonderland, you'll most definitely crave for Mirai Nikki.
Very similar male protagonist, dark themes, very unpredictable, great consept.
The MC is somewhat useless but grows some balls later on. The main female heroine in both animes have a somewhat similar relationship with the MC
When I first saw Deadman Wonderland, my first impression told me: Hey, I've seen something like this somewhere before.
Both animes are set in a 'futuristic' supernatural fantasy world, featuring a 'strong' female protaganist and 'weak' male protaganist who struggles to overcome the shock of sudden change in their life.
Personally, I prefer Mirai Nikki over Deadman Wonderland. Deadman Wonderland is too straightforward and shallow, it lacks the deep, thrilingl, filling plot/storyline and the strategies and the conspiracy that Mirai Nikki offers. Also in Mirai Nikki, the male protaganist's battle for his change in life is more evident.
If you enjoyed this anime, i guarantee you'd definitly love Mirai Nikki.
Both have a weak male lead who is dragged into a deadly survival situation where he meets a strong female lead who is always protecting him.Both male leads get stronger in mind and body as the series progresses and both series have tons of blood and violence.
Wants to protect each another at all cost.
To sum it up, Deadman Wonderland is a not-as-good version of Mirai Nikki.
both have gore and similar survival aspects. they also have two developing male leads which are covered by the more stronger yet unstable female counterparts
The male protagonists start off as whiny, nervous wrecks once they're thrown into life threatening situations and against impossible odds, but eventually grow some balls.
Both have a main character that is a pathetic and whiny cry baby, as well as a horribly annoying love interest.
Also violence and crap.
Both are hards. However it is hard to explain in English. I totally love both main girls.
I can fell the same sensation of reality and the same emocion when I see both.
Both main characters start out pretty weak and after a while get the hang of things as they move along in the twisted fate that was cast upon them.
Both are almost the same, a survival game of life and death. Even the characters are much alike. Overall if you are looking for an anime with thrill and excitement and bloody, I recommend to watch them both.
Same artstyle, the main characters are basically the same person, and very similar story. If you like one you'll like the other, because they're the same show, pretty much.
because both of them have as background a Survival Game
The gory wonderfully whacked out setting is a pure pleasure. Also the main heroins in both are complete yanderes
Deadman Wonderland is like Mirai Nikki but better. It's like Akira but better. It has the same dark and bloody aspect with twisted personalities and interesting back stories and an archetypally cute girl for a young boy who suddenly finds uexpected powers, but like gasai yuno, shiro is so much more than she seems.
both have main characters that are weak and are either romantically involved with or friends with a yandere that fight and defend them, both are survival tactic animes (i.e. you have to fight to survive), and both have awesome supporting characters that befriend the protagonist and help them in some way (uryuu minene in mirai nikki, senji kiyomasa in deadman wonderland)
One of the MCs is Yandere. The other MC starts out as a major "Beta" male but grows to become braver as blood, death and time passes by. These are two main things they have in common, but they both also have the "kill or be killed" kind of plot. Blood will be spilled, and if you're into that kinda thing, you will be into this.
Both are bloody anime and have similar characters (Yuuki - Ganta; Yuno - Shiro). The story of both anime talks about a group of people who have to kill each other. The relationships of YuukixYuno and GantaxShiro are similar.
both involve a life threatening 'game' of sorts , where the main character (school boy) is thrown into it unwillingly & is accompanied by a female companion who feels she must protect him.
As many of you above I too go for this same crazyness, not too much of my favourite as plot and telling style but still too many similarities with characters to miss this one out!
Both have crazyy crazyy bitch to kick HIS ass !!
Stomachable amounts of gore, good stories, main character pushes away female character
Both shows plots revolve around survival of the fittest. Both main characters are forced down a path that pushes them deep into the insanity of their lives that they must live and survive in.
I see so many recommendations for Mirai Nikki I dont have enough facepalms for it. I spend hours ( days even ) to search for something similar and the only thing I found was deadman wonderland. Dont believe other recommendations for the love of god ^^
Mirai Nikki is an excellent anime that has a storyline well-crafted and that makes you hate a character after you come to love them and then hate them again. At the end of the episode it leaves you wanting more, to see more and to know more. It has a little comedy bits, jokes here and there that really add to quality of the series but mostly is a psychological thriller that is rich in bloodshed and warped love story’s.
Both focus on gore-fests and shock values to amuse the viewers, and horror fanatics alike. The art style is similar too, and the main males have personality traits that are in common with each other. Both shows have a good survival feel to them, and characters that have mental issues. The only difference is Deadman Wonderland feels more unfinished than Mirai Nikki.
Both anime have main characters that are suddenly faced with a situation of life or death, accompanied by a girl with a dark secret.
-Both main characters start off as innocent students and have a power thrust upon them
-Both can't grasp how to use their power
-Both MC are protected by a strange female character
-they are both manipulated by a "higher power" to play a game of survival with others
-diary owners are similar to deadmen in that are chosen and can both be created on will
in mirai nikki. the main characters are very alike. they are both wimps who man up at the end of the film. they both develop a deep connection with the viewer. if you liked deadman wonderland, chances are you will like mirai nikki too. they are both gorey and have a similar cast. both have great plots with few plot holes.
+Both MC are weak
+Both are about survival
+Both protagonist are protected by a girl
+Both shows have a lot of blood and gore
Both Series involve survival of a weak main character and a strong girl protecting him.
It's almost the same thing. The main character begins from being and ignorant dipshit with a normal life and then all hell breaks loose.He meets a girl with mental issues who he actually has met before and she is way stronger than the main character.And someone loses an eye.
Each anime offer a competition, where you must kill to survive. Thus display themes of survival tactics and death/misery. Both male MCs suffer from the same lack of courage and understanding of the world/competition they have been dragged into and are useless without help. This help comes in the form of the female lead MCs who make up for the male MCs lack of survival skills. Both female MCs display an unhealthy interest in the male MCs and these female MCs are the best aspects of both anime. (the male MCs tend to convey annoying traits and dialogue)
If you like one, you may well enjoy the other. Some differences to consider is the length of the two shows. (Deadman Wonderland = 13 episodes, Future Diary = 26 episodes) And Deadman Wonderland also has an open ending. (room for another season)
Character development is very fast paced from wimpy to hero. They are both gory and darker, but also have some comedic aspects to it. Mirai Nikki is more a comedy where as Deadman Wonderland is more a thriller/horror. Both star a yandere character, as defined by the anime community. Strong females. Both are highly recommended.
What I truly found similar with those two anime of confirmed distinguish topic is not only how the genres of blood, gore, dark, horror and devotion of hopes pops out from their veins to your eyes but how the interactions and reflections of the characters and the atmospheres of these anime links them together has pairs of pillars. The two main characters and protagonists of these series (Yukiteru and Ganta) have so much in common I would say they are the same. As well as for the support characters with almost same order or position in the scenario.
Main Characters start off weak and pretty hopeless. But they both start to build confidence further into the anime. Both have lots of murders with plenty of blood. Both MCs have a supporting female lead. And they both revolve around a twisted game where the MCs are forced to murder the other "contestants".
These two shows are similar in that they are quite dark shows, focusing on teenage characters as they are overcome with a similar issue (that means life or death for them) and follows them as they deal with the issues, with many sympathetic side-characters dying along the way.
-Both include survival games
-Both reasonably gory
-Both MCs seem pretty weak on their own at first
-Both MCs are protected by a girl
-Both anime will give you a thrill if you like survival game anime
-Ganta and Yukiteru have a sense of desperation that's made clear to the viewer
-Both include a yandere girl
-Both could be put under the 'psychological' genre
-Both explore 'dark' themes
The list can go on but I'll stop here. If you enjoyed watching one, I think you will enjoy watching the other.
Both the anime have mysteries that reveal themselves as the story progresses, and have an identical ominous atmosphere. The degree of action in Deadman Wonderland is similar to that of Mirai Nikki.
In Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland both main characters get caught in a game about life and dead. The story differs as in Mirai Nikki one must become a God and in Deadman Wonderland they must survive in the sick games of the prison owner. Deadman Wonderland however is only half finished, for the full story you can continue with the manga.
Both anime have a psycho female character obsessed with the MC, the MC is given an unexpected power that forces him into a Battle-Royal scenario, in which the female characters will practically serve as their support during the whole anime.
They both feature a protagonist young male who appears to be weak at first but then develops friendship with other characters and becomes stronger and is able to make it through their demise.
Both anime have a male MC with a female MC who causes trouble for them, they also both possess dark themes and in both the male character lives a life he does not wish for.
The main character lives a peaceful life until the day when his life changes into a survival game.
Blood, horror, weak main character in the beginning, a strong and weird girl who love the main character, and a lot of madness !
I think if you appreciate the one, you should appreciate the other one.
(The anime adaptation of Deadman Wonderland was a springboard for the manga, so read the manga because is much better and the anime is not complete.)
The main characters of Mirai Nikki and Deadman Wonderland have much in common: The male protagonist, Ganta, begins as a bit of a wimp, no friends and forced into a crazy contest to the death with other users of a special power he and they wield. He also meets the female protagonist with a crazy knack for killing, who undoubtedly loves and trusts him. As for the story, both involve fighting elements of "only one winner who lives." Its themes of romance may be a bit less extreme, yet the personalities of the characters tend to be just as crazy. The power each character wields reflects their personality, much like that of the future diaries. The blood-bending powers are all used differently, however for the same effect, as with Mirai Nikki. Some characters appear to be allies while actually being enemies. Personalities range from pure terrorist to fighting for revenge. Ganta, similar to Yukiteru, fights to avenge the deaths of those close to him. Also to be noted, a large incident in which many students die in a school are important events in both animes.
Both animes consist of the characters playing a survival game. Both contain gore and the characters fighting to their deaths to achieve a certain goal, in Mirai Nikki's case, it is to become God.
They are both gory and really good anime. They focus on someone trying to survive a wronged death.
Mirai Nikki (The future diary) is similar to Deadman wonderland because they both have aspects of powers and a weird romance between the main charters.
Both of the main characters are weak but come through in the end.
There are more reasons but I won't spoil it.
The main heroines, Yuno and Shiro, are quite similar in terms of personality (both act/are usually innocent but can get pretty violent) and always try to protect their friend, Yukiteru and Ganta. Both animes share a dark theme, but Deadman Wonderland has a more eerie atmosphere. The main protagonists are very weak at the beginning but develop in the course of time.
If you enjoyed Deadman Wonderland with its bloodiness and violence, you will probably also like Mirai Nikki.
Bloodshed, gore, can shock an average viewer, and both of them pretend to be something they are not - EL does it way better though, since many people think it's actually deep, while DW's stupidity is obvious to most.
Both depict cruelty extremely well. Both have lovely characters which have a dark, violent and cruel side.
Both animes are very bloody and stories are similar with a sense of saving in both animes.
Also they both can become very emotional. I recommend Deadman Wonderlan to any one who likes Elfen Lied.
This series do have differences but once you take a deeper look, you just can't ignore the similarities...
1) Flying, bloody body parts everywhere
2) A girl with split personality
3) Main characters who lost his family/friends by the hands of someone he knows
4) They even both have eye violation scene!
These animes are both emotionally deep. Both animes involve a powerful female character with split personalities (Shiro/Wretched Egg and Lucy), who are attached to the male lead.Both are fastpaced and 12 episodes long.
If you can handle the gore of Elfen Lied, you can handle Deadman Wonderland a bit easier.
Both have the same feeling and both are very gory. Many plot twists that will make you scared for what's to come
Equally bad for the same reasons, if you liked one you'll probably like the other.
A lot of blood, flashbacks, supernatural skills, similar female protagonists
Elfen Lied is the most violent show I've seen in anime. Deadman Wonderland, while not nearly as graphic, is still pretty gory. Other than gore, these 2 shows also share another similar trait. Both girls in the 2 animes have another dark personality.
They're both awful, trying to be deep with gore and nudity, and a complete waste of time.
both animes are sick and twisted in their own ways. They are dark and have some insanity that comes with it. It's violent, bloody and has gore obviously. Both very interesting though they have different settings and stories, if you're into this type of dark genre, then this is without a doubt for you. so check it out, you won't regret it.
Both these anime are obviously similar in many ways but are different in terms of execution. Elfen Lied focused more on drama and horror whilst Deadman Wonderland was more about action horror and the fight for freedom. Both also share the same way of infecting the victims with powers but in Deadman Wonderland it is not gender specific and the carriers or experiments are all held in a secret facility to be for experimental research that eventually drives said experiments to madness. Elfen Lied was uncensored while Deadman Wonderland was (Might just be the version I watched though). Both anime endings suffer from not being able to clear anything up and leaves some plot holes and unexplained situations.
Blood and gore, annoying main characters and lovely girls.
The keyword of both series is most definitely "blood". Blood is more or less the main character in both of the series, since we see it the most. Both stories are showing us the wish to survive, even if that means doing many brutal things along the way. With the main pair and focus being the main male lead & main female lead versus everyone, we are set into quite a splendid and similar survival ride both times.
Both have gore and a female character with a mysterious background. In both the main female character falls for the male protagonist.
I like both of them. In both the main character has a suprnatural ability. In Elfen Lied the main character, Lucy, a Diclonius, have a double personality. One is a ruthless killer and the other is a cute girl which can say only one thing "Nyuu". How about Deadman Wonderland, there the main character, Ganta, is the only survivor when his all classmates were killed by a misterious man in a red costume. Bothe of this anime are interesting. They have mystery and horror. I think you will like them.
The idea of the female protagonist with double personalities is all.
The split personality female lead with extreme superhuman powers is very similar. Both anime also have a dark undercurrent to them and general feel.
Both have characters which can cause a hell of a lot of damage to others in close proximity, one using blood another special hands. they start of with a brutal demonstration of what having the power can lead to, both in dark ways. they have twisted scientist who experiment with these powers and both have female main characters with similar personalities.
Both have a girl who seems innocent and happy but really has a split personality that is dark and cruel. Both have male leads that have a forgotten past with these girls. Both girls have secret powers, and both girls have killed people the male lead loved.
Both are very dark anime with disturbing but gripping storylines. Crazy violence perpetuated through supernatural powers. The main character befriends the evil (bad/ dangerous) character in both anime because in both cases, the evil character has a split personality (one evil and one innocent). This creates a great mix of emotions due to your desire to dislike the evil character but also your desire to like or feel sorry for their innocent other side. Both where short lived anime but well worth a watch.
it is a horror anime full of blood and misterious characters and plot twists.give it a try!
Both have a character we don't know its true identity and both includes lots of blood. Although Elfen Lied is more adult anime and have a romance, the both couples have more related than we think.
Both have a dark theme, and a small love fling. Also they both deal with human experimentation.
A world where supernatural beings are isolated and not considered equal to the rest of society. The main characters are unpleasantly dragged into a world of abyss where their survival skills are to be put to the test.
'Tokyo Ghoul' features a predator and prey hostile environment where strength in numbers is crucial in order to see the daylight tomorrow. An association is only dangerous when you do not know them...hypothetically speaking, both sides could be equally guilty in their hidden conspiracies and wrong-doings.
'Deadman Wonderland' specialises more on master and slave brutality where killing is a form of entertainment and the weak gets weeded away from the pack. Character romance are merely a form of stimulating fantasy designed to shed some light within the gruesome prison in which escaping is supposedly impossible.
Supernatural powers, psychopaths, horror and lots of blood. These two are similar action-packed series that you'll never forget!
These 2 anime are very similar. For instance the main male protagonist was living an ordinary live until something drastic happens and their whole world is turn upside down.
Both anime has the protagonist gaining powers he did not want, and a heroine basically leading him around. They're both in a situation where everywhere they go, there is just someone there who wants to kill them or attempts to.
In deadman, the protagonist was sent to a hellish jail where inmates die for entertainment or kill one of another.
While Tokyo ghoul, he was brought into a whole new world where the "Ghouls" resides. They're either eaten by other Ghouls or killed by the special force or other ghouls.
If you enjoy 1 of these anime you'll surely enjoy the other.
There are some similarity you'll find between this two anime, like how the protagonist gains grisly superpowers and had to be dragged into living where their survival skills are tested without their own choice. Both of them decided to learn being stronger for their own survival and protecting their friends. Intense fight i would say. You will also find one of the character that will make you think "well, isn't this guy power same as in TG".
- Character Development
- Blood blood BLOOD EVERYWHERE!!
- Best Op & Ed
- Amazing characters you will love at least 1
- Badass chick included
In both of them main character drawn for a world which nonaccording to him by one of the most powerfull villian. And charachter explores his powers then becomes the most powerfull character
Both animes have similar dark and tense atmosphere, both animes have unusual powers and violent action.
Both of the animes will keep you tense.
MCs are VERY similar. They're both quite weak and whiney at first and can't fight for themselves, are unsure of what to do with their new life situations and have developed some kind of strange new powers.
Both Anime, mc gets mixed up in another world
Have their own seperate group of allies
Mc unique from the rest
Both are gorefests and involve people using their blood as their weapon and power and are psychological thrillers.
The differences are that wonderlands story takes place in a prison whereas Tokyo ghoul takes place in the open city streets. Out of the two tokyo ghouls beats deadman wonderland in every category (characters, story, art, sound) but if all you want is gore then look no further.
Both animes are extremly gory with massive amout of blood, and both Protagonists lives get "interesting" in the first episode! :O And I enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul more since it was sadder.
Both of the main characters gets involved in some sort of supernatural accident and thus both of their bodies goes through changes. Through out the series you get to follow these charachters as they try to overcome the challanges that await them and adjust to the changes in their lives.
Blood will be shed ladies, gentlemen and all in between. Both are really good horror animes!
Both shows are 12 episodes long and incredibly gory shows that don't do justice to their respective manga. Deadman Wonderland is about a boy thrown into prison for a crime he didn't commit while Tokyo Ghoul is about a 19 year old who becomes a man eater because the girl he was on a date with started eating him.
Other than that, Both shows aren't alike storywise.
In terms of Action I will give it to Tokyo ghoul. It was censored as hell, but the fights were far more varied than anything in Deadman Wonderland.
In terms of animation, Deadman Wonderland wins for being more consistent and having much better looking gore than Tokyo Ghoul.
They both have great openings that give the impression of the tone of the story. Deadman Wonderland's is far more memorable. Neither show has memorable music.
Both shows had whiny Main characters and unmemorable characters.
Tokyo ghoul is rushed as hell, and Deadman wonderland ends way before the manga.
Both protagonists were living in peace, and then an event happen that change their lifestyle.
Both have so much blood.
Both protagonists get shocked by event and their personality are simillar
Both sport plenty of gore and grotesque powers which results in the main characters struggling against their morality and their objective situation within the world they live in. Very thrilling with a lot of great characters.
The 2 main characters both seem rather weak in the beginning, but gradually grow much stronger - in both cases with the help and training of friends, who have the same kind of supernatural power.
They contain lots of blood and gore and there are suppressive authorities in both shows.
The psychological trauma that goes on within both these series' are pretty similar but also drastically different. A lot of gore & blood resides in these two animes and the fact that they are 12 episodes long & absolutely amazing makes them worth checking out! 10/10
Both have a weak character at first, so you're gonna have character development. They both are unaware of their powers at first. They are both psychologic, horror and action animes. The two are 'weird' in a good way.
Both shows include a young protagonist put in a situation beyond their control, where they get brutally beaten up. Both show have characters with some special super power which is only iconic to the character. Both shows are also very violent and gory with the main theme being death.
In both the MC has changed from a human to some sort of monster. There is also a female character that watches over the MC. The MC both have a weapon that comes from there body. They both have a lot of blood and gore. I enjoyed them both. Deadman Wonderland has more comedy.
Dark Tragic Atmosphere
Young male protagonist thrown into a crazy overworld full of blood and gore.
both have similar fight style scenes,violence and gore
both are telling stories of human monsters
If you enjoyed following Kaneki's problems in Tokyo Ghoul, Ganta will be a bit of a similar character. Locked in prison for a crime he never committed, sadly the anime only lasts for one season and doesn't have a conclusive ending AT ALL. You'll have to read the manga to get further story with Ganta and Pals but Deadman Wonderland is definitely something to watch if you need something with a little violence, blood, and depressive moments of death.
People fighting to death, found nakama. Both are from manga, and both anime ended halfway of the plot. And both made me to look for the manga to read..
Deadman Wonderland and BTOOOM! are similar because they both feature a character who is thrust into a game of survival. The surrounding characters also have back stories as to why they ended up in the game. Both anime deal with death and psychological issues. Sometimes, it is hard to tell the characters' intentions. Many characters have ulterior motives to getting what they want. There is a lot of action in each, and they can get rather violent. They both have a similar style and feel, and the survival games in both give the anime a sense of danger from episode to episode.
Both anime are about a game where people kill each other to survive; somewhat bloody.
The game of survival and a main protagonist who certainly has his life changed forever is a theme presented in both Deadman Wonderland and Btooom!
Both series' main protagonists started out with an ordinary life until it is thrown into chaos like they have never imagined before. From there, they meet with the main female protagonist who becomes their ally and friend.
Both series also a lot of action, drama, violence, as well as emotional scenes.
Both series also features supernatural elements that deals with abnormal events.
bloody and gory
People compete against eachother in order to survive.
Both series are basically "fight for your life" competitions where the contestants' actions are being recorded for a game show. Some of the contestants are just ordinary people being forced to fight, but there are also some crazy killer type people too. Deadman Wonderland involves people fighting with cool blood powers in a prison/carnival, Btooom involves people fighting with pretty cool types of explosives on a deserted tropical island. There are a lot of differences between the shows but overall they do give off a similar feel.
Both have people picked out to participate in a game of survival.
A death game with a nice cast of psychos
Deathmatch Style setting. Btooom! has a more random survival of the fittest as opposed to Deadman Wonderlands flair for diabolical grudge matches.
Action and Detail follow a particularly gory path.
Female supporting Characters that can take care of themselves but seem to have more going on and sometimes more problems then they may be worth.
Both MC's are living in a distortion, horror real life game, there's a lot of blood, and free violence. Both have the female protagonists related to MC's past
Altough Deadman Wonderman is set in a prison and Btooom on a lonely island, both Anime are about characters who got roped into a struggle for survival. Now they have to fight against different opponents to survive and escape. Moreover both Anime share very violent scenes and characters.
Both anime have the protagonists trapped in a situation where they have to play a game where they have to fight to the death with other players. Both anime also have great soundtracks.
both amines' are good actions that have no problem showing blood and both have awesome fights with crazy bad ass characters that do whatever it takes to survive and both of the main characters rebel to the game and its rules but they play it regardless because they have to not because they want to, and both get rebelled against although Btoom! doesn't get that far with the rebel due to the show being cut short, and both make you feel bad for how the characters got into the game.
These two animes have a lot in common. Both have good histories, with confined people that need to kill each other to survive in a crazy "game". And saddest, both have incompleted histories.
Both feature a character who is thrust into a game of survival.
People have to kill in order to survive
Violence, gory animes
The main characters are couples
In both anime the protagonists are being forced to play a Survival game. They also meet new people and are being tested. You also could say that both anime have some plottwists.
Both are gruesome, horrific and battle driven. Not afraid to push the limits of symbolic television.
Revenge is the main theme for both Shingeki no Kyojin and Deadman Wonderland.
The main character's peaceful life is turned upside down due to a certain event.
In Deadman Wonderland:the brutal massacre of his friends. In Shingeki no Kyojin: his village being attacked. Friends and family killed in front of him. Both series has a dark, and gory tone. Both main character's life changed forever and their is no turning back.
Both characters have either their family or friends killed by supernatural beings. Also, in both animes they long for freedom in the outside world.
Both of these include the main character being a boy who has been thrown into a world of chaos and death, and has to make life or death decisions. Very gory anime not for the faint hearted, and fight for what they believe in.
Both have a similar feel to them, and ask many of the same questions surrounding loss, morality, survival of the fittest and the human condition. They even have relationship parallels in the forms of 'willing to do anything to protect a loved one, despite what/who they are', and mysterious experiments, etc.
They'll both linger with you long after you've finished watching/reading them and keep you thinking. Definitely highly recommend both for anyone who's tired of the same hero vs villain stories and want something with a bit more depth.
Both have male leads with something happening to them that cause others to panic. They both also experience memory loss which is slowly regained throughout the anime. They are both fighting for a cause (Ganta: his slain classmates, Eren: his mother who was devoured by a titan in front of him.) Both are very bloody with an excellent plot.
Both are awesome series. The protagonists from both series have similar kind of behavior. In both series, they are trying to achieve something.
If you enjoyed Deadman Wonderland, then you are sure to enjoy Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack On Titan).
- detailed and well illustrated actions scenes
- first person dolly-style animation angles during battle
- much the same story style behind each of the main protagonists
- many of the same lighting/facial effects on the characters
- gripping storyline in both that will create many attachements and anticipations of the main characters
Both main villians end up killing people close to the main character and because of that the main characters become full of rage and obsess over being able to kill/destroy the villian. Both main characters also make some friends, and discover that they are part of the people who are or are just like the who they want to destroy. Both animes have quite a bit of blood (Deadman wonderland sure has more though) and fighting.
Well both animes are resolved around a young boy protagonist, it's both clear they both had amnesia about their superpowers,some of their past, and little by little started remembering things about it. Another thing similar is that they are both are helped to adapt to community by the people that despised him. I really recommend you watch this anime because even if you like "Deadman wonderland" the slightest you really should watch this anime.
Attack on Titan revolves around titan monsters but Deadman Wonderland revolves humans that are monsters
Both of them are very violent and dark
Both have very strong themes
Lots of death, both main characters have went through something tramautic, and both have (SPOILERS) special powers. Shingeki is definitely much better than deadman though IMO
Boy with intense face and messy black hair discovers that he has powers that he can release through injury/blood.
Power struggles occurring between different departments of same institution. Also conspiracy.
Sudden, extreme violence.
Super powered girl saves boy continually.
Third blond guy is also always around with Heroine & MainCharacter.
similar themes such as helplessness, being trapped, having unnatural powers,
fairly gory but not too gory, similar to attack on titan,
both fairly short, if you don't like the ending of deadman wonderland read the manga, it is way longer and ends with a huge climax
Highly familar elements feature in both these series's, you'd think it was delibrate...
Both start with a pretty, mystery girl singing, an 'average schoolboy' who's life is about to change as he plays hero in a superpower world he's not too clued up on, the girl seems familar, the military element is displayed pretty much right away.
both the main characters are caught for something.
both have some human experiment.
both have war.
both take place in future.
both study in future academy.
both the main male character curse them self when they fail in protecting someone.
both have corrupt government.
both the main character have forgotten their past and again they meet the girl they remember it.
Guilty Crown and Deadman Wonderland - at first they seem to have nothing in common, but actually both of them have quite similiar story plot - Big Bad Thing happened in the past, main characters don't really remember these apocalypses, but are connected to them, or perhaps to a girl that started them. Then they meet this girl they know, but don't remember and go fight with the "bad guys". Deadman Wonderland is much darker, creepier and have more logical elements than Guilty Crown, though. If you liked Guilty Crown, you probably will love Deadman Wonderland!
Both characters are put under an immense amount of pressure by something terrible happening in their life. They both end up meeting a woman that is much stronger than both of them and the women end up taking care of them. Both the male characters in each story act weak but have to finally step up to the plate, but that doesn't mean they aren't crying about it every step of the way...
Both share a likeness in protagonist, of which each have a unique sense of justice compared to those surrounding them. They also have a female companion with mysterious backgrounds that seemingly have close connections to the protagonists shrouded pasts. Let me not forget to mention the unique abilities given to them against their will during the first episode.
Then there is the background story, of a massive disaster that has changed the course of life in each of their respective universe.
Rather similar if you ask me. Your typical bored to death person who is striven by circumstances and rises to meet the occasion. Both deal with conspiracy (which are strongly developed in the story) You have Inori who deep down is a physco killer just like Shiro is (Shiro is hilariously funny and strong, inori is pretty dull but very romantic). The main characters relate of course. Both weak in every sense of the word, but have great power once know how to use it...Deadman Wonderland is my top #2 anime, this anime is some serious stuff and you should totally watch it, is very worth it.
Both have a kind of disease that governments want to control
Both anime's main Heroine is somehow related to a disaster that happened in the past and is now helping the Protagonist to come to terms with a new power they gained and takes their side, regardless of how their original conscious would have acted.
Both of them take place in near future. In both of them the main protagonist used to live a normal life, until something happened to them from the girl they love. Also the protagonists abilities are the key of the plot and finally both places that the stories take places have been hitted from a tragedy.
Guilty Crown and Deadman wonderland do have a lot in common even if it does not seem like that at first glance. The main character is a high school age boy who is considered somewhat 'weak'. Throughout the series we see the main character 'grow up' or in other words become stronger.
Along with the becoming stronger they are separated from their normal school lives following someone that they love. This is not really the case for Ganta from Deadman Wonderland as he does not have a choice in the matter.
Both animes followed a weak school aged boy who becomes 'stronger' when he is thrown out of his comfort zone. There is also a love interest of the male main characters from both series. this is shown as the female main characters of both plot lines.
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