It looked like it would be a normal day for Ganta Igarashi and his classmates—they were preparing to go on a class field trip to a certain prison amusement park called Deadman Wonderland, where the convicts perform dangerous acts for the onlookers’ amusement. However, Ganta’s life is quickly turned upside down when his whole class gets massacred by a mysterious man in red. Framed for the incident and sentenced to death, Ganta is sent to the very jail he was supposed to visit.
But Ganta’s nightmare is only just beginning.
The young protagonist is thrown into a world of sadistic inmates and enigmatic powers, to live in constant fear of the lethal collar placed around his neck that is slowed only by winning in the prison’s deathly games. Ganta must bet his life to survive in a ruthless place where it isn’t always easy to tell friend from foe, all while trying to find the mysterious “Red Man” and clear his name, in Deadman Wonderland.
I’d never seen this anime tho I knew about it because it was a popular title, so the lovely Pink decided to rectify that with a rabb.it session and my god, am I glad I finally watched it! She’s a surprising big fan of dubs, so I was like “okay let’s see this train-wreck”, but I was pleasantly surprised that the dub was great.
This show is filled with swearing, of the kind I’ve never heard before on an anime, and I was super shook and amazed, AND I WISH MORE ANIME GOT THIS KIND OF TREATMENT BECAUSE WOW. Tho tbh, MC’s voice was kinda…not that good at first, but it grew on me.
This does end in a “to continue”/we haven’t finished the story kind of ting, but I was told it’s cause the studio went bankrupt, so can’t be helped :V I do wish they’d outsource it to another studio, but the manga is already over OTL
The anime had wonderfully vicious scenes of skin melting, and chunks of meat getting ripped, AND IT WASN’T CENSORED, IT WAS AMAZING. Plus the character design was great, and I liked how some characters weren’t what they looked like. Especially being foul motherfuckers once the penny dropped and they turned vicious~
This was really engaging, fast-paced and never bored me, so if this sounds like the type of show you enjoy, GET ON IT, YOU WON’T GET DISAPPOINTED. I recommended watching the dub because it’s not censored, at all, so it’s always great to see it!