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Deadman Wonderland is a TV series that was written by Jinsei Kataoka and airs on the Adult Swim network. The show is illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also illustrated and wrote Eureka Seven, published by Shonen Ace. The anime adaption features content from 21 chapters of the story.

The story begins after mainland Japan is rocked by a massive earthquake, destroying most of Tokyo, much of it sinking into the ocean. Ten years have passed, and student, Ganta Igarashi is attending the Nagano Prefecture middle school. Ganta is an escapee and earthquake survivor, however, he does not have any memory of the devastation that had occurred.

Ganta lives a normal life until a stranger covered in crimson armor and blood floats through the windows of his classroom. The Red Man kills the entire class except for Ganta, but he embeds a crystal shard into his chest. Ganta is declared the sole suspect a few days after the massacre. After a fast trial, Ganta receives a death sentence and is then incarcerated at a huge prison resembling a theme park, called Deadman Wonderland.

Deadman Wonderland is the only privately operated Japanese prison. Built on ground zero after the earthquake, its prisoners are from the entire region. The prison is used as a theme park for unwitting tourists and public to raise funds for city redevelopment.

The prison and theme park is run by the prisoners, however, the general public is not aware of this and also does not know about the cruel survival games that inmates are subjected to. Prisoners are regularly maimed or killed for entertainment purposes.

The prison also hosts a game called Carnival Corpse. Kept secret, the game involves anonymous, wealthy donors who pay to witness death matches between prisoners called Deadmen. These inmates have been defeated, survived and had parts of their anatomy removed for research. Losers of these games spin a slot machine that chooses what body part is to be removed. The live show is simultaneously broadcast to other prisoners. Winners are awarded large amounts of Cast Points, candies that can save their lives and other kinds of prizes.

Inmates and death row prisoners wear special collars serving as locators, life monitors and stunners that follow their every move. For example, if a prisoner does not eat the candy antidote every three days that is provided in exchange for Cast Points, he or she will immediately die. The prison guard staff has autonomous power to discipline inmates, which very often ends in bloodshed and is sometimes fatal.

The Deadman Wonderland series has been licensed by Funimation Entertainment and is scheduled to be released in 2012.

Deadman Wonderland is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 17, 2011.

Where do I stream Deadman Wonderland online? Deadman Wonderland is available for streaming on FUNimation, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Deadman Wonderland on demand at Apple TV, Crunchyroll online.

1 Season, 13 Episodes
April 17, 2011
Action & Adventure, Anime
Cast: Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak, Monica Rial
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Deadman Wonderland Full Episode Guide

  • Before he was an inmate at Deadman Wonderland, Senji was a police officer who used his special powers to fight crime. When he encountered a ruthless gang leader with similar abilities, Senji was forced to fight for his life.

  • What exists in this dark world? Sometimes, the only thing you can see is the fear and despair. Sometimes, all you can do is be silent or fall to insanity... But sometimes, there is a light that can blow all of that darkness away.

  • After Shiro destroys their hope, the members of Scar Chain return to the hideout defeated. Ganta ends his friendship with Shiro and leaves her in tears. While the Undertakers finally begin to move, Ganta slowly drowns within his own pathetic self.

  • In order to get the truth out into the world, Ganta and the others continue their jail break. As Nagi and Rokuro take over the control tower for G Block they come in contact with the little Undertaker, Hibana. Slowly, the finale for Scar Chain begins.

  • The rebellion group Scar Chain has come to recruit Ganta for their plans to overthrow Deadman Wonderland. But a new enemy has appeared, the anti-deadman Undertakers. What will become of Ganta and the others, as they participate in this dangerous gamble?

  • The lullaby stops momentarily and the Wretched Egg laughs again. Realizing the absurdity of the situation, Makina begins her stand to correct it. And amidst the destruction, Ganta is hit hard by new strangers that are recruiting for a cause.

  • Welcome to the festival of carrion, Carnival Corpse. While Shiro tries to return to Ganta's side, Ganta has to survive against a frightful opponent. Shiro worries because Ganta has always been weak, but... she also knows what makes him so great.

  • Ganta lashes out against Crow for Yamakatsu and Mimi's revenge, only to find that he has mistaken the man's identity. Tamaki has now shown his face, welcoming Ganta to the REAL Deadman Wonderland and introducing him to the deadly games to come.

  • Rules. Rules. Rules. In order to survive this horrible prison, Ganta must collect the prison currency, cast points. Welcome to the dog race show, a deadly attraction for all to enjoy. With Shiro by his side, it is time to begin the race for his life.

  • Middle school student Ganta Igarashi is the sole survivor of a great classroom massacre. Blamed for something he didn't do, he is sent to the privatized prison theme park, Deadman Wonderland. There, a strange girl waits for him.