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: 7.951 (scored by 9336493,364 users)
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Ranked: #8452
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Popularity: #35
Members: 197,740
Favorites: 9,107

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MangaShounen AceKondou, Kazuma (Story & Art), Kataoka, Jinsei (Story & Art)
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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.

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Mar 8, 2014
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 ...
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 23, 2019
Deadman Wonderland has over the top characters with absurd motivations and a lot of blood, but still fails to make the plot remotely interesting. This is more of a battle shounen than a seinen or a psychological story. So expect many of those tropes. I don't have anything against shounen, but when you add dark backstories for the sake of being dark and when the fighting mechanics revolve around bleeding, it comes off as edgy.

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I found more bad things than good in this manga. Let me write about all the good first -

The premise is interesting. The protagonist ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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