Bunny-B’s Anime Review 02

It has always been thought for generations that hell was an eternal place to fear and to essentially experience after death in relation to human nature during mortality. Dreading each gut-wrenching minute. Insanity at its finest when being framed of mass murder and thrown into a prison where “customers” pay to watch you survive in a penitentiary disguised as an amusement park. “Friends” use you for a chance of survival, or a participating in a point system upon which buys a hot meal, cigarettes, or even freedom. The funny thing is…You are still alive.

In Deadman Wonderland, Ganta Igarashi (or more rather Woodpecker) experiences this first hand, witnessing his entire class being slaughtered by a mystery character referred to as “Red Man”. He is later thrown into “Wonderland” where everyday is a fight for his life, and a fight to reveal the true character that is responsible for the massacre, and buying his freedom. Soon he opens up doors that expose much more than what he had bargained for.

dmw02By the creators of Eureka Seven, Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou released DeadMan Wonderland through Shonen Ace starting in 2007. Viz Media then acquired rights and released the English adaption of the Manga in February of 2014. Between April and July 2011, Deadman Wonderland made its appearance on television as a wonderfully constructed anime. The characters against and assisting Ganta are, and not limited to, Wretched Egg/“Red Man”, Tamaki Tsunega (the Warden of Wonderland and Ganta’s “lawyer”), Shiro (Ganta’s mysterious and forgotten childhood friend), Takami Yoo (Ganta’s ally and Tamaki’s secret informant) and Makina (the very cold chief of the prison guards). Revealing other characters would simply ruin the surprise of the storyline.

There was one character in particular that always raised a red flag to me, and it is not because of the seemingly lack of clothing she exhibits or the odd coloring of her skin, but the quirky attitude she always possesses. Shiro shares with the audience a rather odd sense of childlike innocence even during blood shed life-taking games. Why is she like this, why is she so calm? How can she have such a cheery disposition when slaughter and chaos is nigh? Simple, there is definitely more to her character than meets the eye.

dmw05Deadman Wonderland is definitely an anime that I would highly recommend watching. Not only is there constant action and gore, but let’s face it, the opening theme alone is quite catchy. For those with a strong gore/survival complex, like myself, then this is the anime for you. Be warned though, the language is fairly strong, the content is very graphic and there are indeed some twisted sexual instances strung throughout the show. Honestly though, what good horror production doesn’t possess such qualities?

Now it’s time to hear from you guys. Let me know what you thought of my review Nerd Nation and if you have anything that you would like to add about this series. Feel free to give me your feedback by leaving me a comment below or on the Facebook page!

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2 Responses to Bunny-B’s Anime Review 02

  1. CPalart says:

    Always looking for a good anime to watch and this one is pretty good. With your review it makes me wanna watch again. Nice view 🙂

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