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Jinsei Kataoka & Kazuma Kondou (Eureka Seven) | DW TO GET ANIME

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Ten years have passed since the 'Great Tokyo Earthquake', a massive natural distaster that sank over 70 percent of Tokyo into the ocean. Ganta Igarashi is an unassuming 14-year old middle school student in Nagano Prefecture. Ganta is an 'escapee', a Tokyo survivor of the earthquake, but he has no memories of the disaster and simply wishes to play soccer and live a normal life. All that changes one day when a mysterious man covered in blood appears outside his classroom window. The 'Red Man' slaughters Ganta's classmates, but strangely leaves him alive after imbedding a crimson crystal in his chest. Ganta's life goes from bad to worse when he is blamed for the grisly murders and sentenced to life imprisonment in 'Deadman Wonderland'.

Deadman Wonderland is Japan's only publicly operated prison, built after the earthquake as a tourist attraction to help revive Tokyo. The prisoners serve as staff and 'entertainment' for visitors. Due to the heinous nature of Ganta's crime, he is given DW's 'death sentence'. A metal collar placed around his neck slowly injects poison into his body. The only way to delay his 'execution' is by consuming a special candy-like antidote every three days. Shortly after arriving at the prison, Ganta meets a mysterious girl named Shiro, who seems to know Ganta from the past. He also befriends a prisoner named Yoh, a kleptomaniac with a talent for locating things.

Continuing to profess his innocence, Ganta becomes obsessed with finding the 'Red Man', who may be somewhere within the prison, and clearing his name. In the course of his search, Ganta begins to develop a strange ability to control his blood. He soon discovers a secret level below the prison that contains DW's 'Deadmen'. These deadmen, like Ganta, can control their blood and use it as a weapon. Ganta is forced to participate in secret gladiatorial deathmatches called the Carnival Corpse against other deadmen, in which anonymous people pay large sums of money to watch. The winner receives a large sum of prison credits (cast points) and a piece of antidote candy. The loser, if they survive the match, has a part of their body, selected by a macabre slot machine, removed for research. --Wikipedia


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Deadman Wonderland Manga Gets Anime Green-Lit

posted on 2009-07-30 10:10 EDT

Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou's manga to be published by Tokyopop

A retailers' solicitation sheet reports that an anime adaptation of Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou's Deadman Wonderland manga has been green-lit. The story is set after the destruction of most of Tokyo by an earthquake and centers on Ganta Igarashi, a middle school student framed for the murder of his classmates. Igarashi is sentenced to Deadman Wonderland, a bizarre privatized prison that is one part incarceration and one part public spectacle for tourists.

The anime's official announcement will be made on a wraparound jacket band on the sixth compiled book volume when it ships on August 26. The manga has been running in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine since 2007. Tokyopop lists the manga for a February 2010 launch in North America. In addition to creating Deadman Wonderland, Kataoka and Kondou adapted the Eureka Seven anime series in another manga series which Bandai Entertainment published in North America.

Source: 2channel

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-...anime-green-lit

Published by: Viz
Anime Episodes: 12

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Reviving a dead thread! I can't believe there isn't more discussion on this anime, considering it was EFFING GREAT! I loved it so, so much. Very fast-paced and a very original plot. Can't wait to see a second season of it. =D

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