Deadman Wonderland: Volume 7 review
By Leroy Douresseaux
February 8, 2015 - 21:24
|Deadman Wonderland Volume 7 cover image is courtesy of barnesandnoble.com.
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Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”
After 14-year-old Ganta Igarashi
was framed for the brutal murders of his classmates, he was sentenced to death and imprisoned in Deadman Wonderland
. This is a privately run, carnival-like penitentiary built on the ruins of Tokyo. This bizarre and fatal theme park is a place where the prison bosses force the inmates to perform in notorious gladiatorial fights to the death. This is the near-future, ten years after the Great Tokyo Earthquake put 70% of Japan underwater.
As Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 7
(Chapters 27 to 31) opens, Ganta looks for his friend, Azami Mido
. She was turned into one of the Ninben
during a publicly viewed “Carnival Corpse” show and lost her mind. The Ninben are man-made Deadmen, created by Warden Tsunenaga Tamaki
, through horrific human experimentation.
Meanwhile, the residents of “G Ward” band together to confront Tamaki's Ninben. Chief Warden Makina hatches a plan to stop Tamaki. She calls its “Ende Faust
,” and it involves the creation of the Deadman Wonderland's “Special Jäger Squad
.” Ganta will go all out to save Azami from a Ninben fate, but will he suffer the same fate?
I like that the Deadman Wonderland
manga is published on a bimonthly basis. Every time I read one volume, I cannot wait for the following volume. So we come to Deadman Wonderland Volume 7
; it is the half-way point in VIZ Media's plan to publish this series in 13 volumes.
As open rebellion dawns in the prison called Deadman Wonderland
, I wonder where this series is headed. How close are we to the end of the prison (assuming that it will be destroyed)? Will the story become a series of pitched battles, stretched over the remaining volumes? I hope not. Deadman Wonderland
's setting speaks to the oligarchies and dictators that seem to be gaining more ground and more control in our real world. I want some smarts with my violent fighting. Anyway, like other volumes, Vol. 7 ends with a cliffhanger that demands that I plan on a return to this prison.
Readers looking for shonen science fiction action will want a sentence in Deadman Wonderland
Rating: A- /10
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