Okay, this show is insane, straight up. But it’s like Higurashi insane, where nobody wants anything more than to ax-murder people and occasionally indulge in the random slice-of-life or comedy scene. Although most of the series is focused on the obvious horror aspect of the show, when it does take a lighter turn, it rarely feels lame or forced, which most other series that switch between being serious to humorous fail to accomplish. But that doesn’t change the fact almost every single person in this show is completely batshit crazy. People are blowing up buildings, pulling motorcycles out of nowhere, wearing gaint eyeballs on their head, making their cult followers rape someone, electrocuting people, and plenty of other weird stuff.
Yuno freaks the hell out of me, and if I was Yuki, there would be absolutely no way I wouldn’t have had a nervous breakdown and bludgeoned her to death by now. I mean, she was going to kill his mom if she didn’t like her, and I bet that she already killed her parents, because they probably didn’t liker her stalking some loner kid. The series is also taking a rather fast approach at killing off the diary owners when compared to something like Fate/Zero, but then again, you can’t really compare those two in the same way.
But as good as the series is, you have to suspend your disbelief for a lot of this stuff. I’m not talking about stuff like the diaries or Deus or anything like that, because that’s explained as reality in this show. However, this show does still exist in the real world, so some limitation on things have to apply. For example, how in the world does a 5 year old kid get deadly poison gas, and how does he know how to rig a package to open it? Why would a 5 year old kid even be given a chance to become a god? Where the hell did Minene pull a motorcycle out of a smoke cloud? And most importantly, Why did they kill off the crazy black-suit-eyeball guy?!?!? He was so legit.
AW HEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLL YEEEAAAAH. Holy fuck, I needed a testosterone IV after watching the first episode, been a while since I could say that. So, Deadman Wounderland is about Ganta, the unluckiest son of a bitch in the entire universe; not only does his entire class get murdered in front of him, he’s convicted of the crime and sent to Deadman Wonderland, a theme park that uses prisoners as employees and attractions. When he gets there he meets a warden who’s a bigger douche than the one in Cool Hand Luke, and another C.C. wannabe named Shino (lookin at you too Erio), who wears C.C.’s white jumpsuit, but with a bunch of red circles on it. Ganta must now follow the rules of this messed up place if he wishes to live and prove his innocence.
Firstly, I just wanted to say that even though his conviction was obviously staged, it was still complete bullshit. Surely some one saw the pictures of the crime scene – entire exterior wall blown out, blood on THE FUCKING CEILING, heads cut off – and said, “There’s absolutely no way one kid could’ve done this, other classes would’ve heard, he’d have been quickly overpowered….”. But no, can’t think for ourselves can we? And you could argue about that fake tape, but keep in mind, that was after his conviction. This whole episode should have been the trial, because I would’ve loved to see what rediculous evidence the writer could’ve come up with for me to say, “Yeah, that could convict an innocent kid”, but nope that’s not what we get, probably because no one could think of any good evidence. Anyway, this was really kickass; blood, gore, violence abound, and I’m glad to see something hardcore in the midst of all the Narutos and Bleaches out there. Will definitely watch to see the anime adaptation, even though I’ve read the manga.
Also the “candy” thing is what death row inmates need to stay alive. The collars of prisoners on death row periodically send a poison throughout their body, and can only be stopped by eating a special kind of candy every so-often. This candy can only be obtained by cast points, which are obtained by participating in dangerous prison games.