Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1
ISBN: 1421555484
EAN13: 9781421555485
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
Pages: 216
Dimensions: 0.79" H x 7.48" L x 4.96" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Framed for the brutal murders of his classmates by the mysterious Red Man, middle-school student Ganta Igarashii finds himself sentenced to death in the bizarre and fatal theme park/prison known as Deadman Wonderland. The inmates of this insane penitentiary fight for survival every day to provide entertainment for the masses. Ganta is determined to survive Deadman Wonderland and clear his name, but the price may be his soul.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.

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   Creepy Japanese Dystopia
Off to a fantastic start! This is at its worst creepy, unsettling, horrific Japanese dystopia. Add here a paranormal element and everything you could want. Wonderland is a most unique world. An amusement park on the top of a privatized prison, the park is run by the inmates and the death row inmates are particularly heinously controlled and made to participate in events that result in life or death. A little like Hunger Games is only more violent. While futuristic and dystopian, the story easily crosses into horror. In this first volume, numerous cast members are introduced, but the focus is on the main two characters, Ganta wrongfully imprisoned for a massacre he did not commit and Shiro, a strange girl with white hair who befriends him. New and awesome series!
   Simply Breathtaking
I was honestly blown away by this series! The artwork is very unique and is pleasing to the eye. The concept is of course EXTREMLY original as well as the setting. But what kept me back into this story was the characters. All of them have very distinctive and memorable personalities. Throughout the story, the reader will see these characters'fears, hopes, aspirations, scares, etc. I felt that I bonded with these characters, and this makes it all the more heartache when a character would fail. The first book perfectly establishes the main character's motivations and backstory and gets you enthralled in the crazy world he is now forced to endure. In short, Deadman Wonderland is an awesome manga series and I would highly recommend the first volume to any fan of Gore and psychological dramas.
   An Interesting Story with Pretty Artwork
An innocent 14-year-old boy is wrongly convicted of mass murder of his friends and thrown into prison. The prison is also an amusement park where the prisoners compete for cp to live better. It reminds me of The Running Man by Richard Bachman, writing as Stephen King. It was also made into a film in the 1980s. The mysterious Red Man, however, lands in a different twist in the manga.
   A nice surprise
I bought this while I was on the break at work and originally bought it for the interesting name and the fact that the back said horror. I flipped through it and decided to purchase it, and to my surprise, this is one of the most interesting mangas I ever read. The graphics in it are good and the storyline following this book keeps you interested and enticed to read more.
   A deadly beginning
He goes to a place called the Dead Man Wonderland and has to win competitions to live.
   So in love.
I love this manga ''. It took the first chapter only and I was hooked. The quality of the book is pristine and art is marvelous. My girlfriend bragged the next 3 chapters as an early Xmas gift after I bought this chapter.
I couldn 't find a place to read DmW for free, so I decided to give it a shot on a whim. However, I get the feeling that the similarities are going to end real quick, as the anime was a huge disappointment. I love DmW and I really hope that this turns out better than the anime. It is very interesting for those who love blood and gore, and DmW has a lot of dark themes and a very dark tone, so go with caution. The story follows Ganta Igarashi, who is trying to survive in the privatized prison of Deadman Wonderland, the cruelest prison in existence. Ganta has been sentenced to death, but soon discovers the power to use his own blood as a projectile weapon. In fact, he is one of the many deadmen in the prison. In all, a great start, concept and so far a good execution. Can 't wait to read more.
The story goes through the life of a school boy named Ganta : one day when he was in school and a bad man in red killed all his classmates and left him alive. When the cops came, it looks like Ganta had killed his classmate. He is sent to a prison called Deadman Wonder Land, and its up to him to escape. Prosgreat story good character development good art style plot twist consnone.
   Glad Viz Media reprinted this!
I've originally watched the anime and although the anime is not bad, it is... lagging at the end to say the least. I therefore decided to read the manga to get some more answers as to what happens. Unfortunately, TokyoPop ran out of business and the only Deadman Wonderland copies I could find were sold on eBay for ridiculous amounts. I was really excited when I found out that Viz Media is reprinting this series and I bought it as soon as it was released. I have to say that I'm really impressed. The art is great, the storyline is intriguing and the characters really draw you in. I don 't want to just give a summary, because that would be repeating what the other reviewers wrote before me. I can say, all I can buy is! You won 't be disappointed.
   I love this Series
I read the first volume only, but I know that I will love this series. The death games are so memorable and the characters are so energetic.