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
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
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 you can trust no-one, where death roams around every corner and ironically, where the people are very boring. If I had a dollar for every character in this show with a tacked-on, forced, and extremely underdeveloped back-story, I would have enough cash to supply the pen and paper to write better ones. Even Senji Kiyomasa (The Crow), a character that got an entire OVA post-season, feels underdeveloped. I do not care for any of these people, and most importantly, don't like these people. It's amazing that a series like this with such a long list of characters manages to fail to capture my interest. I recommend that you tune in for the fights and the plot developments, and tune out during the back-story segments.
The first episode starts off like an episode of the 1990's American television show, Goosebumps. A generic high school boy named Ganta is thrown into an absurd, nightmare-esque situation where every person in his class is killed violently in a mass murder by a figure affectionately nicknamed by him as ''The Red Man''. Being the only survivor, the police officers and detectives put their brilliant minds together to come to the conclusion that Ganta killed everyone, based on the evidence of being the only person found alive. Terrific. The only apparent evidence suggesting he did it is a 30 second recording of him laughing off the murders as nothing. This hardly believable work of CGI is the only piece linking him to the murderer, and suddenly, it's off to prison, on a death sentence. Super.
Once there, he learns of the dark secret behind the prison. Morals go out the window as Ganta is forced to participate in childish games to survive. Apparently this is still an episode of Goosebumps. He forms a close friendship with a creepy, pale girl named Rei, uh, I mean Shiro. Stuff happens. People die. Shinji, no... Ganta does a complete 180° in character development, and by the finale of the season, he is back to a snivelling, pathetic mess. We are introduced to characters who get killed off episodes later, with no back-story. At all. The show is an under-cooked mess, and as for the ending, disappointing.
The art was handled by Manglobe, the animators for The World God Only Knows, and Samurai Champloo. The art style is very reminiscent of their work on Ergo Proxy. Nothing to write home about, but it gets the job done. The animation in the opening, especially some of Shiro's segments, is pretty neat. The art is uncomfortably inconsistent, often very lazy during the dialogue and slower scenes, and well done during the action scenes. At least it's not the other way around.
The sound is nothing special. Overused, cliché blood splatters and other shock-value sound effects are rife throughout the season. The opening song is a very cheesy and teenage hard rock number, which ultimately got on my nerves on the mere second viewing. The closing however, is something else. A gorgeous song that invokes some powerful and melancholy emotions about life before Ganta was forced into the prison. The background music throughout the series is fairly forgettable, excepting a bittersweet piano melody that I heard often during the slower scenes. Regardless of that, nothing outstanding.
Overall, if you desire to watch it, watch it. It's an incredibly average story, with many flat, bland characters (excluding Shiro, the only character in the entire season who I was genuinely infatuated with. She is very reminiscent of Lucy from Elfen Lied). Don't take this show seriously. It's zany, heavily-stylised, nonsensical and very gory. It relies on basic shock-value and gross-out moments to capture the audience's attention, but ultimately, comes across as childish and edgy. They are a few moments that made me smile, though. Just know, if you're not planning to watch it, you're not missing out on anything special. If you did enjoy it, hope you like waiting for season two. It's either that or the manga. read more
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 which Deadman Wonderland approaches by totally ignoring it. 12 episodes are enough to tell a neat story with a beginning, middle and end. It gets the beginning right, tossing our protagonist into a scenario in which society have become so totally ignorant of the prison sector, so that even when hell is being created right in front of their eyes, they think it’s an elaborate piece of CGI.
However, upon reaching the 'middle' segment, Deadman Wonderland tosses that whole story aside and becomes about super powers. Instead of developing the characters introduced in the beginning, it decides to quadruple the size of the cast, each and every single one having a hastily constructed backstory introduced right in the middle of a fight to the death that ends up having either little or no relevance to the actual battle happening in the present day. Neither does Deadman Wonderland get the 'end' part right either. This is partly due to the fact this is an ongoing manga, but plenty of other adaptations of ongoing manga have managed to construct some sort of conclusion in their respective stories. Usually this is in the form of the main character growing and learning something (see Arakawa, Spice and Wolf or Genshiken), which Deadman Wonderland tries to do, but royally cocks up because the main character has fuck all personality.
Yes, this is something else that comes with modernity. Instead of the macho men that spout 'witty' quips like they're in an American first person shooter game (that is, when they ever talk at all), Deadman Wonderland sports a bland spineless teenage boy as its main character. To be fair to Ganta, he does actually do something other than make reaction noises while other characters monologue exposition at him, as is the trend in certain other modern day anime. He reacts to situations by either whining, crying or sobbing. It really isn't much of a personality, as any bland male would react to the cartoonish level of hell that exists in that prison in a similar fashion, and he really has nothing beyond that. There is chance for him to grow into a hero, and Deadman Wonderland tried to do that. Other characters would spout lines as to how much he's grown a spine and standing up for himself, but I failed to see that myself. He started off as a crybaby who could shoot off magical blood bullets when he felt threatened. By the end, he was a crybaby who shot off magical blood bullets when he felt threatened, except this time he could shoot off his magical blood bullets even faster than before. That's not character development! That's like saying a character has developed because he is now slightly better at picking his nose.
Another thing the late night 12 episode anime has changed from the hyper violent OVAs of old is, now that they're on TV, they need to be censored. I can't really criticise Deadman Wonderland for this though, which is a shame because it's a really easy target. The gun that shot black balls of censorship through people’s chests was one of the most unintentionally hilarious things I've seen all year. But if you were to watch the dvd release, the censorship would (presumably) be removed. It would be like criticising it for the screen being upside down because you watched it while standing on your head. It's not the anime's fault you watched it that way. But the fact that it needed the level of censorship it has tells us how much blood and gore there is. Often the gore has no point other than to show how sadistic the anime is. It's really just repulsive and juvenile, like a child who tries to show everyone what a big man he is by killing the class rabbit.
Deadman Wonderland is like a modern day MD Geist. It's aggressively stupid and only appeals to those teenagers and manchildren who think sheer bloody mindedness is what is required to make something cool. People might defend this by saying a hyper violent anime is preferable to the insipid harem moe nonsense of the modern era, which is a load of cowpat. They are both as brainless as each other, just appealing to different sorts of immature mindsets. If you gave me a choice between Deadman Wonderland or, say, Fortune Arterial, I'd instead choose repeatedly slamming my fingers in a car door.
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
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 male characters that are very weak try to survive in a survival game with a yandere lover at their side
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.
-Male and Female lead have somewhat a similar relationship
-Both male leads are wimps but wield some kind of special ability/device
-Both give of the same eerie vibe
- the protagonists have to fight for their survival
- most of the time they are protected by the female leads
- both protagonists wonder why they can't fight with their own strength why they must be protected
- survival games
- similar art
- memorable openings
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 series an innocent guy is forced to live the life of a being that is different from normal people and is treated as an outcast. In tokyo ghoul Kaneki becomes a half ghoul while in deadman wonderland Ganta becomes a deadman. Both main characters are also tragic heroes as they have to fight to survive and do things that they wouldn't have done before
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
well to begin with, Tokyo ghoul has the Kagune and Deadman wonderland has the Branch of Sin.
Those 2 are powers that only a few people have in the anime.
In Tokyo ghoul they have CCG Investigators and in Deadman Wonderland they have undertakers. Both fight against those supernatural power.
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.
1.-The two protagonists acquire some powers which make gradually lose their humanity.
2.-The two series are gore.
3.- The two characters do not know how to use their powers at first but use it in extreme situations. 4.-Fights between individuals with the same powers.
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.
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.
Both main characters do the thumb bite thing and there's lots of blood.
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.
Both series' have a dark beginning, both have plenty of gore, both involve trying to escape imprisonment in some way (SnK with the walls, DW with the prison itself), and lastly both have a budding romance between main male and female protagonists that were childhood friends. The main difference lies in the MC's themselves, with Eren being more stubborn and resolute and Ganta being easily frightened and angsty.
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
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 shows are basically "fight for your life" competitions where the contestants' actions are being recorded for a game show. Some contestants are just ordinary people being forced to fight, but there are also some "crazy killer" type people too. In Deadman Wonderland the characters fight with blood powers in a prison/carnival, in Btooom the characters fight using different types of explosives on a deserted tropical island.
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.
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.
Both use a Prison setting. Rainbow is based in a realistic setting, set in the 1950s and following the lives of young criminals. Deadman Wonderland is more science-fiction, set in the future and a prison that serves as an amusement park. Both series have a dark atmosphere that stems from their location.
These anime are both about prisoners. Rainbow is more realistic in my opinion. Deadman Wonderland on the other hand, has more gore and exciting action scenes.
The both of them about the young prisoners and hardship of prison life.
Think of Deadman Wonderland as a much more violent version of Rainbow and has more action. It's also better than Rainbow.
The setting of both series is quite similar involving the prison theme and feeling of being under confinement and under watch.
And of course, in prison, the reality is harsh. The main characters in both series endure cruelty inflicted by others but at the same time also makes bonds with the prisoners.
There is violence, drama, and psychological themes in both series that confines the realism of being a prisoner.
They are both set in a prison and have the same dark theme. The prisoners both get treated very poorly. Deadman Wonderland is more science fiction because of the powers they posses while Rainbow is more realistic as it tells the story of young prisoners taking place in 1955.
+ They both involve groups of teenagers being abused in prison and they're plans to escape.
+ They people must bond together and use their different skills to escape
+ Both are very dark and include some very mature themes
- But Rainbow is set in the mid-1950s in Japan while the country is still struggling after WW2 and it is very realistic whereas Deadman Wonderland is set in a post-apocalyptic near-future where people can have supernatural powers.
- The characters in Rainbow are much better and not as annoying; overall, Rainbow is a much better anime.
Both settings are in prisons that are hell and morbid. Both shows, show how our characters persevere through the darkness.
Both anime feature teenage protagonist who end up in prison. Both anime have similar elements, such as unlikely friendships, escape plans and corrupt prison wardens. The main difference between the two anime is that Rainbow is realistic, while Deadman Wonderland has supernatural elements.
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