Deadman Wonderland
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Deadman Wonderland

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Japanese: デッドマン・ワンダーランド
English: Deadman Wonderland
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 26, 2007 to Jul 26, 2013
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Gore Gore, High Stakes Game High Stakes Game, Survival Survival
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Ace
Authors: Kondou, Kazuma (Story & Art), Kataoka, Jinsei (Story & Art)


Score: 7.931 (scored by 9539195,391 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8832
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #36
Members: 202,501
Favorites: 9,088

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MangaShounen AceKondou, Kazuma (Story & Art), Kataoka, Jinsei (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /13
Chapters: /58


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?

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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.



Nov 20, 2023
I was a big fan of the Deadman Wonderland anime and really did crave more since finishing the short season. I decided to give the manga a go and if you are in the same boat, I would recommend reading from chapter 1. The anime leaves out a lot (including one of the most important details) and doesn't introduce you to all the characters. This is absolutely an instance where I would say the manga is superior to the anime adaptation.
The manga is split into three arcs. The anime covers the first. I enjoyed all three of them as much as I did initially watching ...
Apr 19, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Teenaged angst in full form. Deadman Wonderland is a manga fueled through its unashamed edge and absurd premise. I personally really like its ideas however its flaws really contribute to it being just an ok series overall.

The basic plot is the most interesting thing about Deadman Wonderland. It stars Ganta, a 14 year old boy, getting sent off to a fantastically grim prison/theme park where all prisoners must compete in sadistic games and combat to stay alive. Along the way, Ganta meets friends, gains a superpower, uncovers the secrets of the prison, and plots to get revenge on the mysterious "Red Man" who is responsible ...
Jun 30, 2022
Deadman Wonderland is a manga with some good ideas. Not incredible ideas, but good ideas nonetheless. The problem is, as good as these ideas potentially were, the quality of storytelling and characters is so bad that all potential is rendered useless.
The cast of characters must be one of the most uninspired I've seen in any manga: made up almost exclusively of underdeveloped, shallow, edgy anime character tropes that we've already seen a thousand times, frequently changing their personalities on a whim or having a huge development in a ridiculously short amount of time only to accomodate the new story direction that the author wants to ...

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