Deadman Wonderland

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド
English: Deadman Wonderland
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2011 to Jul 3, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 688022688,022 users)
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Ranked: #35532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #110
Members: 1,243,924
Favorites: 6,878

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It looked like it would be a normal day for Ganta Igarashi and his classmates—they were preparing to go on a class field trip to a certain prison amusement park called Deadman Wonderland, where the convicts perform dangerous acts for the onlookers' amusement. However, Ganta's life is quickly turned upside down when his whole class gets massacred by a mysterious man in red. Framed for the incident and sentenced to death, Ganta is sent to the very jail he was supposed to visit.

But Ganta's nightmare is only just beginning.

The young protagonist is thrown into a world of sadistic inmates and enigmatic powers, to live in constant fear of the lethal collar placed around his neck that is slowed only by winning in the prison's deathly games. Ganta must bet his life to survive in a ruthless place where it isn't always easy to tell friend from foe, all while trying to find the mysterious "Red Man" and clear his name, in Deadman Wonderland.

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Deadman Wonderland adapts the first 5 volumes of Kazuma Kondou's and Jinsei Kataoka's manga series of the same name. Some characters from the manga were not featured in the anime, notably the then minor character Azami Midou and the gay crossdressing character Masaru Sukegawa.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Ogura, Rie
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"One Reason" by DWB feat.fade

Ending Theme


Episode Videos


Mar 12, 2024
Deadman Wonderland is a very amusing story from beginning to end. It's a story so good it makes people complain there aren't more seasons.
The Art: You honestly can't complain. Clean shaders, amazing animation, style and effects.
Sound: Amazing. Still memorable after all these years. Intro is iconic.
Characters: very enjoyable to watch and need more of. Only the side-side characters suck. But that's in almost all anime.

The difference with the manga and the anime is that as usual the anime sometimes does not give enough screentime to other characters in this show, like giving an indepth episode to each Deadman, etc.

The story:
Some complain about this and ...
Feb 14, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This show had SO MUCH PROMISE in the beginning. I was looking forward to getting this anime off my "planned for later" list, but alas, it did not live up to the expectations that I had in mind. The first couple of episodes were honestly God Tier and made me want to binge, however, I believe this anime fell into the 12-episode curse, where so much started happening, that nothing felt important, and lost its way. By what I recall the 5th episode, this show started feeling like a chore to watch and stopped being entertaining. I couldn't tell you the premise after that episode. ...
Oct 24, 2022
Deadman wonderland, the amazing first season of a series that would never be. Chained to mediocrity not by its art, characters, or plot but by its lack of continuation. Leaving the viewer wanting so much more yet painfully asking "that's it!?"

Deadman wonderland is quite an interesting and entertaining anime. An anime with lots of promise for the road ahead. Its characters are portrayed very well, being dynamic with conflict and exciting yet with much mystery as to their full motivations and backstory. The story is captivating and entertaining to watch unfold, yet also holds an air of mystery as to how the story will end, ...

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