What I liked most about this series, is the storyline and the concept of a circus-like prison, where people have to constantly fight for survival. I also love that, despite the series having few characters compared to other book series’, they all get developed well and let the reader form an emotional attachment to them. The gore might steer some people away but I encourage to give Deadman Wonderland, by Jinsei Kataoka, a shot, it’s a really entertaining story that is sure to leave the reader wanting to read more, with a satisfying conclusion.
Ganta Igarashi, a normal middle school student, was enjoying an ordinary day at school. However, things take a dark turn when in an instant, the peaceful classroom suddenly changed into a bloodbath full of the corpses of Gantas classmates. Only he was spared, the killer standing in front of him called “The Red Man”. When police arrived, the true killer disappeared, and falsely accused Ganta of the crime. Following a swift trial, he is sent to the ultimate prison for criminals on death row, Deadman Wonderland.
Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 9