Manga: Deadman Wonderland
Story/Illustration: Jinsei Kataoka / Kazuma Kondou
Publisher: Viz Media
Deadman Wonderland was recommended to me a couple of months ago by a fellow blogger and follower who has been very supportive of my blog since I started it. As a token of thanks I decided I would pick up Deadman Wonderland and write a couple of posts about it.
The series follows eighth grade student Ganta Igarashii as he enters the crazy world of the death row prison ‘Deadman Wonderland’. After a mysterious red being kills his entire class and leaves him as the lone survivor, Ganta is sentenced to death in a quite trial. The prison is located in a former theme park in the ruins of Tokyo. At the prison inmates fight for survival while providing entertainment for tourists.
The whole idea of the film reminds of the old cult movies from the 70s and 80s like Death Race where people fight and kill in mass numbers as a form of entertainment. A little like Hunger Games too, but a fair bit more awesome. Honestly, I don’t know what to expect as the series goes on, but I look forward to seeing what way the author decides to take the concept.
As I said before, Deadman Wonderland was recommended to me by another blogger, and I would recommend going over to his page and checking out his review of the series and other series. His review is available at: http://manganiche.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/down-a-different-rabbit-hole-deadman-wonderland/
Let me know what you guys think of this series. I’ll post more about Deadman Wonderland after I finish the first volume. Until then
Check out Deadman Wonderland for yourself, available from: http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9781421555485/?a_aid=turtlemanga