Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.691 (scored by 105013 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
No tags found
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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Deadman Wonderland
Side story: Deadman Wonderland OVA
Characters & Voice Actors
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 Deadman Wonderland. The story relies on blood, insanity, and intense moments to keep itself going, leaving proper story-telling at a bare minimum. As you can tell by the synopsis, the story concept (deathmatches) isn’t very original either, and often comes off as cliche. The anime switches its focus around 3/5ths into the series, but the speedy pacing and lack of originality leave the audience unable to properly settle into the show. As with other shounen anime, dues ex machina and plot armor take full effect in Deadman Wonderland, rendering life/death situations trite and unnecessary. Due to the show’s cancellation, the show remains unfinished and so the ending suffers as a result. Deadman Wonderland doesn't appear to run on story, instead running on finding different ways of torturing the characters involved in it.
Art: 7 – The production studio responsible for this series, Manglobe, are also responsible for shows such as Ergo Proxy, and Samurai Champloo. The character designs are slightly bland, excluding Shiro’s design which symbolizes her strange appearances on the show. The art used in this show is somewhat dull and colorless, clearly emphasizing the color red. The animation is somewhat above average, and is especially evident during the battle sequences. Overall, despite the good animation, the art department takes a hit for its general blandness.
Sound: 7 – The opening song used for the anime , “One Reason”, is a medium-paced hard rocking piece, easily exuding the dark and gloomy feel of the show. The ending song, “SHINY SHINY”, on the other hand represents Ganta’s life before the events of the show and is a lot more cheery as a result. The insert songs used are usually metal-themed, matching the dark tone of the show, but are easily forgettable. The music in the show generally does a good job of being in the background. The dub, done by Funimation, did a pleasant job in the voice-acting department matching their characters effectively with well-acted vocals.
Character: 6.5 – Like the story, the characters of Deadman Wonderland are hit or miss. The protagonist Ganta is your typical (sym)pathetic, spineless, yet good intentioned kid who just happened to be put in a horrible situation, however, I will give him credit for developing a backbone by the end of the series. Shiro’s role in the story is the mysterious inmate who provides comic relief to an otherwise dark and cruel show and because of that, she easily became my favorite character. A lot of the supporting characters each have their own backstories told through flashbacks given during certain parts of the anime. Some of these characters end up being fairly well-developed while others are shafted for the more important characters. Due to the general cruelty of the show, there is a possibility that you will end up not caring much for the characters, as a lot of their time on the anime is limited.
Enjoyment: 7-7.5 – Deadman Wonderland is a pretty entertaining anime. The sheer amount of craziness inside the Wonderland keeps the audience on its toes and interested in watching the story unfold. If you enjoy blood and gore, then you will definitely enjoy watching Deadman Wonderland.
Overall 6: Deadman Wonderland is a flawed anime with a clear focus, to shock and titillate. Due to the clichés, unfinished ending, and done to death concepts, the show may come off as underwhelming and hard to take seriously. However, I recommend Deadman Wonderland to those who like their anime, short, zany, and not too serious. Just don’t go into the show expecting a complex storyline and really interesting characters.
Overall 6: Deadman Wonderland is a flawed anime with a clear focus, to shock and titillate. Due to the clichés, unfinished ending, and done to death concepts, the show may come off as underwhelming and hard to take seriously. However, I recommend Deadman Wonderland to those who like their anime, short, zany, and not too serious. Just don’t go into the show expecting a complex storyline and really interesting characters. read more
To me, i'm very fond of the concept of this anime. Being able to control your own blood as a weapon would be very nice. However, the main protagonist of the anime gets framed. He gets stuck in prison and is forced to fight other people who can also control their blood, but in a different way. This people are referred to as a "deadman." A lot of people love watching other people fight and see their suffering. This anime is truly one that can show the horror of pain and suffering.
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 are about games of survival between a group of people.
Both have an underdog male protagonist with a powerful female protagonist
Both have blood
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
Both animes have many people that controll some sort of power, for Mirai Nikki its the future diaries and for Deadman Wonderland its the branch of sin. They both have a main male character whos afraid and not ready for the power they hold, have a female character following them, both are competitions to the death.
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.
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 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.
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.
blood, music, special powers, a hidden past.
both are very similar.
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.
Blood and cut limbs galore.
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.
Opening Theme"One Reason" by Fade
Ending Theme"SHINY SHINY" by NIRGILIS
Which fansubbers do you like the best? Click + to approve of their subs for this show. Click - if you don't think they did such a great job.
Related ClubsFOR GOD SAKE MOST OF YOU PEOPLE FROM MAL! START WATCHING GREAT ANIME OVER "PIECE OF SHIT" ANIME PLEASE!!!!!!!, Split Personality Fan Club, Traditional Friends Card Club [TFCC] [Hiatus], Secret Paku Romi Fan ClubXD, Deadman Wonderland, Role Players Unite!, Animeloverz, English Dub Fanclub, Hikikomori, ~Familia Anima~, Yuuki Kaji Fans., Suwabe Junichi Fan Club, GANTA MUST DIE!, Baldwin High Anime Club, Will Of Fire, Oppai-Lovers69, Branch Of Sins Deadman Wonderland's Playground, Otaku Dreams [In-active], Overrated or Underrated Animes and Mangas, Brother Complex & Sister ComplexOne-eyed characters, 1st timer Anime helpers, Anime Fun Club, Hanazawa Kana's Fans!, The Always Hungry Characters Club, Turk Anime Fans, Suits and Military Uniforms are Sexy Club, Mainstream Anime/Manga Club, Anime Girl Lover, OtakuCy, The Waiting-For-Uncensored Club, The Anime Uber-Elitist Club, Otaku Central, Toonami Faithfuls, Polski FC Deadman Wonderland, Sakigami Toto, ⚓ The Madworld of Anime⚓, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Anime Music, Epic Anime Soundtracks!, Kingdom of Insanity, Sol's Worst Anime, Otaku Crazed, Daisuke Ono Fan Club!, hardcore violence and gore, Blood was everywhere, The Good Times Club, DARK AND BRUTAL ANIME CLUB, !Anime Horror & Psychological Squad!, Jigoku Gang, Advent Anime Club, Yandere, The Fukuyama Jun Fanclub, WORLDS MOST PoPULAR ANiMES, DeadMan Wonderland Rp, Mature anime & manga for mature people, Toonami Faithfuls Unite!, Yandere & Yangire, Anime Only, Anime Infinity, AnimeServ Club, Senji Kiyomasa FanClub, The Gentleman's club., ♥Anime~Lovers♥, Anime discussion club, Shiro-Alucard, *Anime*Love*, fade, Minatsuki Takami, (Psycho) Anime grins, Deadman Wonderland to become a October 2010 anime, Funniest Anime Pictures, AnimeHQ, Scary Girls Club, R rated animes, Shiro Fanclub. see all
Recently Watched By