Deadman Wonderland
What would you like to edit?

Deadman Wonderland

Alternative Titles

English: Deadman Wonderland
Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 26, 2007 to Jul 26, 2013
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Kondou, Kazuma (Story & Art), Kataoka, Jinsei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Ace


Score: 8.021 (scored by 8240682,406 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6532
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #23
Members: 168,530
Favorites: 8,603
Ranked #653Popularity #23Members 168,530
MangaShounen AceKondou, Kazuma (Story & Art), Kataoka, Jinsei (Story & Art)
Add to List
Volumes: /13
Chapters: /58
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.


After a powerful earthquake nearly destroyed all of Tokyo, a prison known as Deadman Wonderland rose from what was left of the city. Privately-run through the guise and functions of a theme park, Deadman Wonderland takes in prisoners from all over Japan, using them as attractions for tourists. Little do the public know about the true purpose of this "theme park" and the horrors that take place within.

Enter Ganta Igarashi, a middle school student who has lived a normal life since the great earthquake occurred. This all changes when a mysterious masked murderer called the Red Man appears and kills his entire class, knocking him unconscious which consequently left him as the sole survivor. When he awakens, he is falsely convicted as the perpetrator behind the massacre, landing him a spot in Deadman Wonderland. What will become of this new inmate whose life depends on the bizarre "games" that this prison holds? And just what does Shiro, Ganta's supposed childhood friend who awaits his arrival, know about the Red Man?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Deadman Wonderland was put on hiatus from March 26, 2012 (2012-05) to January 26, 2013 (2013-03). During this period, mangaka Kataoka Jinsei gave birth to and raised her baby boy.

The series was first published in English by Tokyopop with 5 volumes released from February 2, 2010 to June 22, 2011 before publication was discontinued. VIZ Media republished the series to completion from February 11, 2014 to February 9, 2016. It was also published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from January 24, 2010 to February 15, 2014; in Polish by Waneko from June 2014 to June 2016; and in Indonesian by Level Comics.

Related Manga


More reviewsReviews

Mar 8, 2014
Sayuko01 (All reviews)
Deadman Wonderland isn't your typical seinen. It has quite its unique distinctions, and is a worthwhile read all right.

Story - 8 :
10 years after a great earthquake that ravaged most of Tokyo, Ganta Igarashi is the only witness of the murder of his entire classroom by a person clad entirely in red. As such, he is framed for the crime and sent in death row, in a prison called Deadman Wonderland that serves as an attraction park ran by the prisoners. His encounter with an albino girl named Shiro will urge him to live on, and discover the mysteries of the prison and of the read more
Jul 9, 2014
main_antagonist (All reviews)
Coming right off of the un-fulfilling conclusion of the anime, I never really had any high hopes for the manga of Deadman Wonderland. I thought it was going to be another "action and gore trip" just like many of the other manga inspired anime’s I had seen in the past. (I'm looking at you Tokyo Ghoul)

So you can imagine my surprise when I actually started to read it.

It really blew me away with just how much the story could go as far as it did, while still at the same time retaining its ultra-grim and dark tones as the show lead it on to be read more
Dec 7, 2014
Cajux (All reviews)
First Manga I ever read, and now I'm starting to read manga, because Deadman Wonderland's anime was very incomplete, even though I loved the concept, and so I had the read the manga to get the answers I needed. And you should do the same.

So, a unique prison in Japan called Deadman Wonderland was built after an incident which involved an Earthquake. In this establishment, prisoners are in death row, getting slowly poisoned for 3 days and end up dying. However they can participate in circus like and entertaining events to an ignorant public from the outside world, thinking they are just "pretending" deaths. Igarashi read more
Jul 5, 2015
Shioxus (All reviews)
To start things off, I'd like to inform anyone coming in off of the anime adaptation to disregard that. It was not a good adaptation, and ended prematurely while leaving out a lot of plot points. The manga is leaps and bounds better, and certainly worth most people's time.

In the world of fiction, having a piece of work involving humans with supernatural powers is definitely not rare. In fact, the market is saturated with such things. This in and of itself is not inherently a bad thing. It's all a matter of how the concept is used, and if the work can achieve something its read more

Recent News

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Feb 7 - 13

NY Times Manga Best Seller List for Feb 7 - 13

Graphic books best seller list (manga, light novel, and OEL) for February 7 - 13 *1. Monster Musume: Everyday Life With Monster Girls Vol.8 *2. Naruto: The Seventh more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for February Week 1: February 2 - 8 Anime Releases Blade Dance of the Elementalers Complete Collection DVD more

Recent Forum Discussion

Is the Deadman Wonderland manga worth the time?
Lubba_ - Dec 17, 2020
5 replies by oh-danny-boy »»
Jun 3, 7:19 PM
Poll: Deadman Wonderland Chapter 57 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
SilentTruth - Jul 27, 2013
134 replies by Ikkun_ »»
May 29, 6:34 PM