A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Themes explored include revenge, survival, injustice, corruption, conspiracy, freedom, and friendship.
Positive Role Models
No real positive role models. Some flawed characters, such as Senji, display some admirable qualities such as honor, loyalty, resilience, and the desire to protect their loved ones.
This Japanese anime is set in Japan and focuses on Japanese male and female characters.
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Violence & Scariness
Fantasy violence and scary imagery, including blood and gore, death, beatings, dismemberment, torture, executions, and use of weapons. Action sequences are intense and highly graphic. Prisoners are forced to compete in a deadly and bloody competitions. A character is burned to death with corrosive acid. Characters must injure themselves to use their blood as weapons. One scene shows a character hurl their severed arm at a young girl. A killer uses supernatural powers to murder an entire class. A severed head is picked up and shown before being thrown at someone. An inmate is slashed with a sword and gushes blood. Characters who lose are tortured; one character has their eyeball removed for failing a competition. There's a threat of sexual violence, with men pinning down two women, their clothes torn, and a brief exposure of one woman's breasts.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A character is shown in panties and bra for a few moments. There's a threat of sexual violence, with men pinning down two women, their clothes torn, and a brief exposure of one woman's breasts. A main character consistently wears a tight white suit, outlining her breasts and buttocks. There are seduction attempts, including a girl briefly shown naked in a flashback with partial nipple exposure. The series includes sexual innuendos and references, mostly related to masturbation.
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Language includes "idiot," "damn," "hell," "bastard," "ass," "bitch," "s--t," "f--k," and "c--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A few characters are seen smoking and drinking throughout.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese dark fantasy action anime about an innocent teenage boy who's framed for mass murder and forced to participate in an underground prison fighting ring. Violence and scary imagery include intense scenes of blood, gore, beatings, and torture. The story involves deadly competitions among prisoners. Disturbing moments include characters burning to death, self-inflicted injuries for blood-based weapons, and supernatural murders. The series also contains sexual content, including sexual violence, brief nudity, and suggestive scenes. Language includes "idiot," "damn," "hell," "bastard," "ass," "bitch," "s--t," "f--k," and "c--t." Characters are shown smoking and drinking.
Is It Any Good?
This dark fantasy anime is packed with intense violence and cool supernatural action. Deadman Wonderland hooks you with its dark and wild story, featuring some bloody and intense action scenes. But what really stands out is the unique plot, mature themes, and the mystery around Ganta trying to track down the Red Man. Fans of dark fantasy and supernatural elements are likely to enjoy this harrowing series.
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