Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Amusement Park Prison
First aired: Spring 2011, 12 episodes
Summary: It is a seemingly normal day for Ganta until a mysterious man in red slaughters everybody in his classroom. Ganta is framed for the massacre, sentenced to die, and sent to in the most twisted prison/amusement park ever built: Deadman Wonderland. At Deadman Wonderland, convicts pay their debt to society by helping the tourism industry. They are forced into death matches for the amusement of the visitors. If they survive, they gain prison currency to buy the necessities to survive. While Ganta is attempting to convince anyone and everyone that he is innocent, he befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate. As if that was not enough, Ganta learns that he now shares a skill similar to the mysterious man in red.
Deadman Wonderland starts off strong and keeps the viewer entertained throughout the season. It is constantly explaining the mysteries while introducing even more mysteries. Just when you think you have everything figured out, it will switch it up. In other words, the show is not as predictable as you would think. I watched Deadman Wonderland shortly after watching Another, and while the storylines of the two anime are very different, there are a lot of similarities between the two.
As a final note, I feel must mention that the song during the closing credits of Deadman Wonderland fits perfectly. It is a beautiful calming song that helps bring you back from the intensity of the episode.
You might enjoy this if: You enjoy violent, spectated, fights to the death, i.e. Hunger Games, The Running Man, etc.
You might not like it if: You are part of the younger audience or are turned off by blood and gore. They spare no violent expense in Deadman Wonderland.
Note to the Viewer: You will know by the end of episode one if this anime interests you.
Deadman Wonderland Ending – Shiny Shiny
(This is one of my favorite ending credit songs in an anime)