Deadman Wonderland, or Deddoman Wandārando, is a Japanese manga series which is illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, written by Jinsei Kataoka. In the first season, Ganta Igarashi is convicted of a crime he never committed and incarcerated in Deadman Wonderland where he is made to partake in lethal gladiatorial matches when the jail authorities find out about his ability to control blood. The story will get more thrilling the second season as Ganta goes on a mission to find the strange Red Man. He also meets a girl named Azami Mido who asks him to remember everything about the prison and why he always wants to receive tips to get food. There are new characters added in this season such as a transgender called as Masaru “Chaplin” Sukegawa and Idaki Hatakari who is a one-eyed man. Both the characters have an elaborate arc in the show that is sure to interest fans.
Deadman Wonderland Plot:
Japan’s mainland gets destroyed by an earthquake, and it wrecks down the city of Tokyo. Half of the city sinks down the Pacific Ocean because of the massive destruction caused by the natural disaster. After ten years, the story follows around a boy named Ganta Igarashi who is a school student in the Nagano Prefecture. He is a survivor of the great earthquake, but he has zero memories of the tragedy. He is living a normal life, but everything changes when a freakish person, wearing armour and covered in crimson blood floats through the windows of the classroom. This causes chaos in the classroom and students. The Red Man damages the entire classroom, and everyone dies except Ganta. Red Man inserts a red crystal piece into Ganta’s chest. A few days later he waked up in a hospital and suspected as the person behind the death. He is arrested and subjected to Kangaroo Court.
After the court passes the judgment, he is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland which is a huge prison run by prison authorities. In addition to that, the prison doubles as a theme park as well. As he arrives at the prison, they fit a special collar which can monitor his location along with other vital signs. They daily inject a lethal poison through his collar into his bloodstream. The effect of the dosage can be lessened by consuming a medicine, once every three days, which strangely tasted like candy. To get that medicine they have to do various performances as well as work backstage. In order to survive, they have to collect Cast points which is a type of currency among the prisoners at Deadman Wonderland which can be used to reduce the years of their sentence and buy a wide variety of items such as normal food, fancy furniture for their rooms, but not the freedom of a Deadman. In order to earn Cast points, an inmate must take part in the facility’s deadly games and manage to survive. A mysterious albino girl named Shiro aids him. Moreover, Shiro’s existence is not known to other inmates of the prison. He plans to find the “Red Man” to clear his name, but later on, he develops an ability to control his own blood and becomes one of a Deadman. He even becomes capable of turning his blood into a weapon. There are many Deadmen in the prison who have powers to control their own blood for personal uses as they are possessors of Branches of Sin. Ganta unknowingly becomes a part of this secluded group of inmates at Deadman Wonderland.
The prison authorities discover his ability and force him to participate in deadly gladiatorial matches. These matches are held in Carnival Corpse; audiences pay hefty amounts of money to watch the match. He tries to fight and survive in the arena and befriends those who lose against him. He makes the team and continues his expedition to expose the real identity of Red Man. He also tries to uncover the truth behind his turning into a Deadman and unravels the dark secrets of the prison authorities which are hidden from the prisoners. He realizes this is a massive theme park where prisoners have to entertain the public by involving in deadly games which sometimes even lead to loss of lives of many inmates.
Furthermore, the prisoners who lose but survive have a part of their body removed for research purposes. Hidden from the audience, the Deadmen are kept in the G block where scientists perform lab experiments on humans and harness their special abilities for political and monetary gain. The guards of the prison are given the freedom to punish the inmates in whatever way they want, and it often results in the carnage. In the end, Ganta and his Deadman allies, along with the help of the chief of the guards manage to defeat Tamaki. The chief orders the Deadmen to invade Deadman Wonderland and completely seal the Red Man. Most of the prison is annihilated as a result of this battle.
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Deadman Wonderland Characters:
Ganta Igarashi: He is a fourteen-year-old middle school student and the main protagonist of this series. He is sentenced to death and sent to Deadman Wonderland. While serving his time in the prison, he develops special abilities and becomes a Deadman himself. He wants to find a Wretched Egg who is called as Red Man in the series of Deadman Wonderland.
Shiro: She is a mysterious albino girl, and Ganta mistakes her for his dead friend called Mimi. Shiro is the adopted daughter of Rinichiro Hagire and a childhood friend of Ganta Igarashi. Shiro has intimate knowledge of the jail because she has spent most of her life there. She possesses inhuman physical abilities and helps Ganta, but other prisoners do not know about her existence.
Rinichiro Hagire: He is the main antagonist of this series and the creator of the prison, Deadman Wonderland. He was a doctor at a Medical Center who used to experiment on humans, but after The Great Tokyo Earthquake, he uses certain Branches of Sin to gather Deadmen for experimentation purposes in his lab. He is also responsible for her daughter’s Wretched Egg persona as well.
Deadman Wonderland Season 2 Release Date:
The first 14 chapters of the anime collectively formed the first season of Deadman Wonderland. While some are of the opinion that season 2 will be released in 2019, others believe that the first season didn’t impress the audience as much that it should be warranted for a second season. The rumours are more inclined towards Deadman Wonderland getting a season 2, but no source throws light on what the air date could be. Nothing as such has been announced by Manglobe Inc as well. We will be updating this section with any relevant details that come forward. Stay tuned to find out what happens.
Deadman Wonderland English Dubbed:
You can stream and watch all the episodes of Deadman Wonderland in English dubbing on Funimation and others in high quality. You are bound to enjoy the series like no other.
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