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Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Alternative Titles

Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 162173 users)
Ranked: #12392
Popularity: #41
Members: 265,806
Favorites: 2,833
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Deadman Wonderland
Side story: Deadman Wonderland OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Shiro
Shiro
Main
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
...
Igarashi, Ganta
Igarashi, Ganta
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Ayres, Greg
English
Ayres, Greg
...
Takami, Yoh
Takami, Yoh
Main
Dismuke, Aaron
English
Dismuke, Aaron
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki
...
Makina
Makina
Supporting
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Clinkenbeard, Colleen
English
Clinkenbeard, Colleen

Staff

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



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Jul 11, 2014
Kakikesu
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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Mar 2, 2014
Evatallica
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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Aug 6, 2011
Archaeon
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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Dec 24, 2011
5camp
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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Recommendations

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.
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.
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.
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..
reportRecommended by chanz - Add to favorites
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.
Ignoring a Naruto movie and Ashita no Joe (not a series about prison life, but the lead does spend time in prison), the only two prison anime in known existence. Shawshank Redemption they most certainly are not. But Rainbow at least tries to be taken semi-seriously with its 1950's setting and anti-moe 'WHERE GIRL?' approach to prison life. Deadman, on the other hand, blends a prison theme park (!?) and shounen power-ups into a bizarre yet entertaining mix. Shallow and with little planning beyond shock value, but definitely fun.

Rainbow does, deceptively, seem like it's actually going to be anime's attempt at one-upping Shawshank at the very beginning. There's even gay rape (taken to anime extremes: fat 1D doctor x ladyboy). But if the TEEN opening theme didn't already give the game away, Rainbow - in its more subdued-realistic way - is just as over the top as Deadman. The macho cheese, aided by guitar riffs, as a band of bros gather around their invincible alpha male "aniki" is quite something. The lead in Rainbow is like Kamina from TTGL without the vibrant colours and glasses--an inspirational heroic man's man that can't help but make everyone around him turn slightly homosexual. The soundtrack makes the cheese even more intense-funny.

Deadman is so far out there it's impossible to even view at is a prison drama with its ill-defined post-apocalyptic setting and school trips where people cheer as prisoners get dismembered. It's a glorified shounen fighting series where blood is used as a weapon, with prison just used as decoration. Prison life soon gives way to death battles and rebellion, so it doesn't even try to mask what it is. I can't knock it for being what it was intended to be but its stylised opening did make me expect more than what it had to offer.

Opening Theme

"One Reason" by DWB feat.fade

Ending Theme

"SHINY SHINY" by NIRGILIS

Recent News

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