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    Deadman Wonderland





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    Brief summary
    A massive earthquake ravaged Japan's mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of it into the ocean. Ten years later, the story starts with Igarashi Ganta, a seemingly ordinary, unassuming middle school student attending Nagano Prefecture's middle school. An escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a simple, normal life. This all changes one day when a strange man covered in blood and crimson armour appears, floating, out of his classroom windows, and massacres Ganta's entire class and, instead of killing him, embeds a red crystal shard in his chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is convicted of the crime, following a suspiciously quick trial, is sentenced to life imprisonment in Deadman Wonderland, a massive theme-park-like prison.Like many of these kinds of series, being sensible and down-to-earth is not in DW's modus operandi. We have a setting where prisoners find themselves used and abused, often violently, for the amusement and satisfaction of others and there is very little subtle about it. The story unfolds pretty typically with Ganta being our bright-eyed but terminally angsty hero who finds himself imprisoned on false charges and Shiro being the mysterious albino genki girl he meets there. The stage is set early on, that Ganta is seeking to find out the truth behind the massacre of his friends and the find the means to clear his name. Super-powered action scenes punctuate the rest of the series as Ganta digs deeper (and often blockheadedly) into the mystery of Deadman Wonderland.


    Why is it so good?

    So what's good? First of all the action is good. It is not the best animation you will ever see but the choreography is sufficiently intense and the powers used are varied and interesting. The art and design of the show certainly won't make you sneer. The character designs are immensely detailed and both hideous and pretty when appropriate, the muted colours of the prison are atmospheric and act as an effective contrast compared to the world outside and the general detail put into the environment certainly gives the prison a life of its own that many settings never manage to have. The characters too stand out. Even if he is a little whiny, Ganta is not easy to hate and is certainly moderately sympathetic. He also has enough badass moments to make up for a great deal of his whining as well as having a pretty decent excuse compared to many a dark action animé lead. Shiro is an interesting take on the mysterious girl archetype, a niche normally filled neck high with Rei-clones and other stoic stereotypes. Shiro is anything but stoic, seriously. Loud, energetic, childish and cute, even her bright white costume is at complete odds with the dark, dingy atmosphere of the series.

    Overall rating

    I personally think that this is a great anime and everyone who has time should try to read it rather then watch the anime (the anime was kind of unfinished )

    characters: 9/10

    Art: 9/10


    Story: 8.7/10


    I give many credits to @Color he inspired me to make this and hopefully its ok if i make a thread like this to

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    I'm really 50/50 on these types of threads.


    On one hand, I like that people are taking the time to suggest stuff in detail.

    On the other, I'm fucking pissed that they can't just describe it in their own words and have to copy-pasta from other sites.
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    I mean not only are you copy-pasting, but you're giving a review other than the original reviewer. (3/5).
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    Just going to run through this real quick.

    Characters are not 9/10. Just no. This series characters fit the bill, but are not good characters in their own right. Most of them are shallow tropes and remain as such till the end. It's also worth noting that a *lot* of the characters are one dimensional "psychopaths".

    Art is not 9/10. I admit the author can draw, but the art isn't exceptional and is again, textbook shonen.


    Story: The story of DMWL is so shit it's really not that funny considering how long the series went on.
    >First they were trying to escape the prison(fine)
    >Then it turns into straight battle shone (ugh)
    >Then they were trying to fight the evil guys(fine IF they are still trying to escape)
    >Then shiro became evil for reasons that are still incredibly shallow given that shiro's ONE trope was being on Ganta's side.
    (fucks sake)
    >Then they need to stop the MORE evil guys( Not even about the prison at this point)
    >Then it's a love story between shiro and him, which this whole time he just repressed his childhood memories or some shit.
    (Sure why the fuck not. I literally didn't care about the series or it's characters at this point).


    All in all DMWL is exactly what you'd expect from the opening chapters. You know that the prison shit isn't going to last but a couple of chapters until this turn into full blow battle shonen where even the original restrictions of their powers is completely ignored by the end because of power creep, and everyone is using what is generally just like every battle shonen's powers.





    Deadmanwonderland gets a 6/10 from me.



    >Decent art, decent original chapters, but it just devolves into the battle shonen with this half-assed "childhood memory" shit way, waaaay to fast.





    Again, it's probably a decent read for a lot of yah, but really guys, don't be expecting a 9/10 manga
    Last edited by Empire; 09-07-2015 at 12:17 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Empire View Post

    I'm really 50/50 on these types of threads.


    On one hand, I like that people are taking the time to suggest stuff in detail.

    On the other, I'm fucking pissed that they can't just describe it in their own words and have to copy-pasta from other sites.
    =============================

    I mean not only are you copy-pasting, but you're giving a review other than the original reviewer. (3/5).
    ====================================
    Just going to run through this real quick.

    Characters are not 9/10. Just no. This series characters fit the bill, but are not good characters in their own right. Most of them are shallow tropes and remain as such till the end. It's also worth noting that a *lot* of the characters are one dimensional "psychopaths".

    Art is not 9/10. I admit the author can draw, but the art isn't exceptional and is again, textbook shonen.


    Story: The story of DMWL is so shit it's really not that funny considering how long the series went on.
    >First they were trying to escape the prison(fine)
    >Then it turns into straight battle shone (ugh)
    >Then they were trying to fight the evil guys(fine IF they are still trying to escape)
    >Then shiro became evil for reasons that are still incredibly shallow given that shiro's ONE trope was being on Ganta's side.
    (fucks sake)
    >Then they need to stop the MORE evil guys( Not even about the prison at this point)
    >Then it's a love story between shiro and him, which this whole time he just repressed his childhood memories or some shit.
    (Sure why the fuck not. I literally didn't care about the series or it's characters at this point).


    All in all DMWL is exactly what you'd expect from the opening chapters. You know that the prison shit isn't going to last but a couple of chapters until this turn into full blow battle shonen where even the original restrictions of their powers is completely ignored by the end because of power creep, and everyone is using what is generally just like every battle shonen's powers.





    Deadmanwonderland gets a 6/10 from me.



    >Decent art, decent original chapters, but it just devolves into the battle shonen with this half-assed "childhood memory" shit way, waaaay to fast.





    Again, it's probably a decent read for a lot of yah, but really guys, don't be expecting a 9/10 manga
    Yeah well i was reading stuff online about some good mangas i should read and found someone who described deadman wonderland so good almost EXACTLY like i would have worded it so didn't see anything that i would have changed (i thought and from own experience )
    and your right it might not be perfect or even That good but i think for first timers its a great story to read

    And about copy pasta i did not find whoever made it originally and i wasn't sure if i should post the Full review, I would gladly like to know the O.g of it and give credits

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    Ill be sure to word it better if i ever make a thread like this again @Empire
    Last edited by Arrow; 09-07-2015 at 06:18 PM.

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