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Deadman Wonderland: Akai Knife Tsukai

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Synonyms: Deadman Wonderland OVA
Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド 赤いナイフ使い


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 60,243 users)
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Ranked: #35052
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Two years after the catastrophic tidal wave that swept over Japan, police officer Kiyomasa Senji is trying to make the world a safer place. Using his Branch of Sin powers, he stops criminals in whatever ways he can. After rescuing a boy named Izuru Tsukiyoshi from a gang called Goreless Peace, the conflict between Kiyomasa and his adversaries heats up rapidly, to the point of being explosive.

Offering a glimpse into the past of the future Deadman, the story follows Senji, helping to further develop the reasoning that drives his actions later in life.

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The Deadman Wonderland OVA is an anime-original story that is only referenced in the original manga.

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Nov 1, 2011
Nasty001 (All reviews)
Ok, whether or not there will be a 2nd season of "Deadman Wonderland" or not, one thing is sure, this OVA is what it is said it is, very obvious that this OVA is simply a prequel spin-off of the original anime and it focuses on Senji Kiyomasa's past, just the plot alone is good enough to such point that this OVA has a potential to be a full length anime in terms a prequel from the original "Deadman Wonderland" anime , so for the story I'll give it a "Good" rating of 7.

For the art, well, since the art used is the read more
Jul 6, 2014
softbank47 (All reviews)
This is a mini-review since it's roughly 30 minutes long, and there are some minor spoilers.

There's not a lot to say about this one. It's a short OVA that focuses mostly on Senji and his days as a police officer before he got sent to Deadman Wonderland. It reveals some backstory, but it doesn't solve the underlying problem of Deadman's story being criminally incomplete. It's backstory and nothing else. It's got some of Deadman's trademark action, yes, and it's always fun, but this OVA isn't much at all.
Aug 13, 2014
cubelet (All reviews)
I do allude a bit to the quality (though not the content directly) of the main series' ending in this review.

Right from the beginning I had a strong suspicion that nothing good would come from watching this OVA. The original series was just disappointing, after all. Of course, I didn't realize when I started watching that it was called "Red Knife Wielder," which would have pretty much let me know that it would do nothing to actually tie up any lose ends left in the original series. Worse than not completing anything that was started in the series, it didn't even provide read more
Nov 27, 2015
NemesisReaperX (All reviews)
This review can contain some spoilers.

English is not my native language so, excuse my grammar errors.

Well, I finished this OVA the same day I finished the anime of DW. Now, where shall I begin?

This OVA presents us Senji (aka Crow) as the main protagonist and it focuses in his past. Pretty interesting, huh?.

Sadly, this was nothing but a complete filling OVA. There can be some scenes that are not filling but almost all the OVA was it.

There are many characters that do not appear in the manga, although some of them were created to give more depth to Senji's personality and relationships, most of them read more


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