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
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, HorrorHorror, ShounenShounen
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.001 (scored by 6508665,086 users)
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Ranked: #35702
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Popularity: #1165
Members: 112,950
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

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Opening Theme

"One Reason" by DWB and Fade

Ending Theme


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
May 24, 2013
x5thStProdigyx (All reviews)
Deadman Wonderland was an alright anime overall sure it did its job where it need to but I feel that it fell kinda short. Deadman Wonderland OVA however does quite a lot for the one episode that it is. This revolves around the bad ass character Crow and his pre-Deadman existence which was kind of skimmed over in the manga but was non-exsistant in the anime.

I won't go into detail but there's quiet a bit of character development not just for him but for the few people around him that kinda mattered but only in the OVA. The story was the best part if read more

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