Hey! Another manga from my teenage years!
Deadman Wonderland is a psychological horror, mystery manga written and drawn by Jinsei Kataoka. It’s a story about the life of Ganta Igurashi after his entire class is murdered in front of his eyes.
What Deadman Wonderland (デッドマン・ワンダーランド) Is About
Author(s): Jinsei Kataoka
Artist(s): Jinsei Kataoka
Known As: Deadman Wonderland, Страна чудес смертников, ארץ פלאות המתים, デッドマン・ワンダーランド, 亡灵幻境, 亡灵环境, 死囚乐园, 死囚樂園
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
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Genres: Action, Psychological, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Tragedy
A Small Synopsis
When student Ganta Igurashi is framed for a horrendous crime that he didn’t commit, he is taken to a prison that doubles as an amusement park.
Where to read Deadman Wonderland (デッドマン・ワンダーランド)
This manga is available to purchase from popular sites such as Amazon, however, it is also available as an unofficial fan translation that can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.
What Is Good About Deadman Wonderland (デッドマン・ワンダーランド)
Lack of Censorship
Unlike in the anime, the manga has moments that often are completely uncensored. The graphic violence is definitely more detailed. While it’s not everybody’s cup of tea, we do think this earns a spot here.
Branch of Sin
Shoutout to the power of the Deadmen!
While I know a lot of people aren’t major fans of this series, I can’t deny how awesome I thought each Deadman’s ability was. While I found Ganta’s ability rather lackluster, I really loved Karako Koshio’s Fists of Blood and Minatsuki Tamaki’s Whip Wing a great deal.
What Is Bad About Deadman Wonderland (デッドマン・ワンダーランド)
Another manga where I mention the adaptation. While I also can enjoy the Deadman Wonderland anime series, I can’t deny that the fact many characters weren’t even introduced from the manga which hurt the show quite a bit for me.
Especially as I was an avid fan of this manga several years prior.
Despite its many flaws, Deadman Wonderland is a wonderfully gritty, action-packed read that also has a large cast of several likeable characters. If you’re a fan of horror, action mixed in with some psychological thriller then perhaps it’s time for you to pick up Volume One asap.
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