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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  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 07:13 AM)
    I should note that some of these superhero films I wasn’t keen on, did come out a good number of years ago, I suppose if someone thought I should re-assess them I might.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 06:41 AM)
    Yo Bam, I finally checked out wicked city and enjoyed it for the wonderfully trashy 80s exploitation it is, an entertaining watch.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 06:40 AM)
    =< To each there own, I liked the spiderman reboot for how I felt Andrew Garfield had more charisma to play spiderman than Tobey Mcguire and the reboot I felt captured the source material a bit better.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 06:34 AM)
    Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 2 is probably my second favorite superhero movie, then they went and fucked up the formula in Spiderman 3–which gave Corporate the excuse to come out with two shitty reboots several years later. The right thing to do there would’ve been to improve, not replace. Also, I have very mixed feelings about this news of a new Peter Parker specifically for Civil War.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 02:50 AM)
    I felt that along with returns andthe animated Batman films,that I would watch them over Dark knight anytime.
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    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 02:44 AM)
    As awful as the punisher films were and ghost rider (the first one) they wound up guilty pleasures.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 02:43 AM)
    But I mean shit taste is shit taste, I mean fuck I consider Batman returns my favourite superhero film for christs sake.
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    The 90s X-men cartoon always ruined the characters for me to where I couldn’t properly enjoy them. It was MCavoy and Fassbender that made first class work for me.
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    One of the things I particularly liked about Iron man 3 was how it dealt with the mandarin, when compared to the old cartoon this was a better take on the character I felt.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Apr 26. 2015 02:35 AM)
    But as much as I can’t get into the X-men and fantastic 4 as characters its Winter soldier I dislike the most out of the whole marvel universe stuff. A disappointment always belongs lower than something poor.

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