Too lazy to find someone? Use a killer robot.
Did you guys see our Deadman music post? It is a post. Of music. From Deadman Wonderland. I’d say that’s a pretty good thing to snatch up and assault your eardrums with. I’m a huge fan of the opening song (that ED song might as well not exist) so I highly recommend it!
This week on Deadman Disneyland, Tamaki has a meeting with some very important people, who don’t seem to be able to do a whole lot about him killing off prisoners willy-nilly. His trump card is that they need his facility to house the Wretched Egg who is none other than the Red Man.
Meanwhile, Ganta enjoys his last meal with Shiro before slinking back to his cell. Yoh enters his cell and offers him a candy as per his orders. As Tamaki’s informant and inside spy, he’s given cast points in return for doing dirty work. He has to protect Ganta and relay any “odd activity” back to Tamaki. Ganta sees it as an act of friendship and suspects nothing at all.
Yoh sweetens the deal and even treats the kid to ice cream. Instead of enjoying it properly, he has a flashback of happier times with his friends, which hits him like a ton of bricks when he snaps out of it. Oh right. His friends all died. As if mocking him, the Red Man appears in the court yard and stirs up a whirlwind. Ganta becomes enraged and uses his blood powers again, but the Red Man easily blocks it like one would a friend request from your high school teacher. He grins then leaps away. It seems the security system is back in place now to make it easier to recapture the escapee.
Shiro wakes up in the infirmary with Shiro watching over him (and eating all his chocolate). He hears the other people in beds beside him talking about the Red Man incident and how one of them saw a guy with powers just like his a while ago in the prison. He’s rumoured to be held in block G. Ganta completely ignores Shiro, and decides on his own that he must go to this “G Block” and kill the Red Man with his own two hands. Except he doesn’t really know where to go.
NOOO KYOKAI NOT THE DUNGEON, PLEASE DON’T…Oh, it was just a nightmare, whew.
Makina determines that Ganta is an extremely dangerous criminal after realizing he has crazyass superpowers and sends a ballistic robot after him. Because THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! The prison is changed to lockdown mode, but Ganta is still determined to find the Red Man right this moment and kill him. Yoh, trying to keep his end of the deal with Tamaki, tries to talk him into giving up since there is no G Block…to which Shiro insists she knows a way to one.
Remember the rampaging robot I mentioned? It finds Ganta in no time and starts charging its lasers to shoop da woop the hell out of his ass. Shiro only tells them how to escape to the G Block after a lot of begging, finally kicking open an air duct for them to crawl through. They all squish in and avoid the attack, ending up in an odd, dark, neon-green lit area.
Well, of course the robot just follows them there and tries to kill them AGAIN. Yoh manages to short circuit the thing by ripping out one of the wires with his amazing thief skills. Instead of going back, they decide to venture further into this G Block area. But one wire wasn’t enough to stop the robot, so it comes after them again and causes an inferno. Trapped!
Just as the robot is about to kill them for the 4th time or so, Shiro kicks it. Yes, she kicks it out of nowhere and then calls Ganta a baka as if the channel was suddenly flipped to a rom-com. But wait, the robot revives AGAIN! The deus-ex machina this time is a G Block prisoner who has the same powers as Ganta and the Red Man. But…he doesn’t look like the Red Man…Who is he?
Time to show off how sexily I can eat this ice cream! *slobber gulp drool*
I don’t understand! We used nonbulletproof glass and everything…HOW DID HE ESCAPE?
Tch, do you have any idea how long it will take to de-frizz my hair from this humidity?!?!
End Thoughts: This show just keeps going a mile a minute, huh? Last episode, Ganta was in a dog race from hell and this episode he not only meets the Red Man face to face but he has to escape from a killer robot. I’m all for action, but does it really need to be back-to-back? Couldn’t we get more perspective on how horrible and demented Deadman Wonderland is? Maybe I’m expecting too many psychological aspects out of a show that wants to be more shounen in nature, but the pacing seems a bit brusque nonetheless. Given the 12 episode span, I guess it’s to be expected though. :/
I started to suss out the manga to see what I’ve been missing. Some events are shuffled around, but it still seems to be following the same storyline. I didn’t read ahead too much since it introduces a character that’s not yet in the anime, and I don’t want to spoil anything for myself quite yet. For now, I can say the anime is quite a good adaptation and once the censoring is gone, could probably pass as being MORE bloody than the manga.
Aside from feeling far too jam-packed with content, this episode still delivered some interesting tidbits. As per usual, any sort of face-offs or battles are interesting. Ganta never fails to look much more admirable when he busts out those blood controlling power. Dat blood magic. As long as Shiro doesn’t end any more battles with one kick, I will be fine. Seriously, what was up with her this episode? Was she demoted to an emoticon-faced girl used for comedic relief? That sort of humour really does not work well for the tone of this show. It’s like putting a puppy in the middle of a murder scene – horribly out of place.
I am really bugged by the fact that Shiro just sort of wanders around without any guards caring and that the robot didn’t even acknowledge her presence. She has no prisoner ID number. Is she even an inmate there? I guess she has to be, but she’s definitely some sort of special prisoner in that case (especially with that weird jumpsuit…why does she need to wear that thing?). I bet she’s some super dangerous criminal despite her demeanor. I want answers about Shiro specifically! I know everyone is allowed to wander around as they please, but she’s the only girl I’ve seen so far. The girls would have to be separated from the guys, right?
Preview: It doesn’t look like Yoh, Shiro and Ganta are getting out of that G Block yet. This preview was actually dreadfully vague, only showing the characters sitting around and talking and a glimpse of a bleeding hand. I’m guessing there might be a blood battle and some flashbacks. We’ll see next time! Remember, if you read the manga and are writing spoilers in the comments, PUT IT UNDER SPOILER TAGS.