Posted by psgels on 26 June 2011 with categories: Deadman Wonderland




Holy crap! Now that’s some awesome animation worthy of the label of Manglobe. This episode was really well produced, the camera angles were strong and the animation for once was dynamic throughout the entire episode, instead of leaving that just to the money shots. That really was the kind of animation that brings something extra to the characters.

And this entire episode was just wonderful. It had neat ideas, and even though Ganta’s new powers made no physical sense whatsoever they were damn well animated, and I like that the creators used his anemia to just prevent him from going all out. This should have been used better by other characters though, like how does the Branches of Sin armor work? that also looks like it drains a lot of blood there.

But… unfortunately we’re nearly at the end. The problem with this episode was that it asked some really intriguing questions that it’s never going to be able to answer in just one episode, even if they go with an original ending. There are like, what? nine villains left at this point who all still need to be wrapped up? Yeah, that ending isn’t going to be pretty. Not to mention that little girl, who I just realized has a father in the ED that looks a bit too much like one of the members of the resistance.

What especially intrigued me abut this episode, aside from the obvious excellent direction and characterization, is the scars on both Mockingbird and Shiro. What happened to them? How are they still fine after the crazy kinds of operations that this show likes to perform on its prisoners?

Oh, and take that, Sailor Moon!
Rating: *** (Awesome)

10 Responses

  1. kazukifafner says:

    To be honest, it’s because of all the loose ends that I think a second season is being planned. Even though characters were written out, there is still a lot from the manga that they’ve introduced, and I just can’t see them trying to conclude their entire adaptation with only one episode left.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    kazukifafner: oh, there have been plenty of series who concluded with even more loose ends…

  3. lHyDrAl says:

    You gotta love that Hironori Tanaka.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD4vqGApayU

  4. tomphile says:

    Huh, it’s weird how you’re so positive about this series. The characterization feels stereotypical and the amount of mental problems are amazing.

  5. AidanAK47 says:

    @tomphile,
    I will give you the stereotypical characterisation. That’s true. But honestly, this place is a prison that forces it’s prisoners to work and compete in deadly rides for the amusement of complete strangers. On top of that it’s darkest depths contain a deadly death-match game where the loser get’s part of his body surgical removed.
    And you were expecting people without mental problems?

  6. Machi says:

    Well it is possible to go with an original ending but a huge gaping hole will be left – and Ganta’s new ability is one of those keys necessary to solving that huge gaping hole. The huge gaping hole of course in the name of the Red Man that got him stuck there in the first place XD

  7. Chris says:

    Haha that last line was random.

    Seeing as Sailor Moon is one of my favorite mahou shoujos, can anyone spoil what happened in the episode?

  8. psgels psgels says:

    Chris: ah, that’s just a small pet peeve I have whenever a character with a disguise with an obvious flaw gets recognized easily. It’s referring to the mysterious way in which Sailor Moon (and a lot of other mahou shoujo by the way) managed to keep their identity secret.

  9. mojave says:

    it’s generic, boring shit in comparison to Ergo Proxy.

  10. Chris says:

    @psgels: Haha thanks for clearing that up. Yes, Sailor Moon has loads of plot holes but I still can’t help loving it. Especially the season where Utena’s director worked on it.

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  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 05:08 AM)
    @Kaiser As Tom Lehrer said, “always predict the worst, and you’ll be hailed as a prophet.” Not putting that movie down or anything, but the 70s was a period of time when it was rather easy to pick on the middle east in the middle of the OPEC embargo.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:22 AM)
    Loosely related but damn, I remember when Network called out (though briefly) America’s relation with the saudi’s.
    Brave 70s movie.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:20 AM)
    They pretty much own a chunk of our economy, we can’t afford that shizz right now. Granted their own economy ain’t hot enough to pull their investments, but oil countries stay afloat as long as they have oil.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:17 AM)
    Saudi Arabia was involved you say? Nonsense! Only 9 of 12 perpetrators were Saudi, and you know only the other three matter.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:01 AM)
    @Kaiser Oh yeah, I have a huge problem with how Saudi Arabia’s been skirting around those issues and making backdoor connections they knew they couldn’t uphold. Lucrative deals dating back to FDR, the Gulf War, and now they’re fighting some bullshit proxy war in Syria with their money.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:49 AM)
    @K-off: I see the Saudi’s are pretending they weren’t in on 9/11.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:47 AM)
    @K-off: On a funnier side of politics though, Gerry Adams got in trouble for shitweeting about Django Unchained, trying to compare black oppression to Irish being oppressed, also people went apeshit because he jokingly said nigger.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:44 AM)
    @Kaiser and then there’s Turkey, which wants in on the EU really badly but can’t seem to behave itself when it comes to oh-so-stable caucusus region.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:39 AM)
    Though Britain leaving the EU is a curious thing…as Northern Ireland would have to go along with that…
    …I would be then in a country that is partially in the EU.
  • K-Off
    (Thursday, May 26. 2016 02:38 AM)
    @Bam Granted, hitler thought that his modern weaponry would be enough of a force multiplier to do what Napoleon couldn’t do with horses.

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