Many fans have been awaiting a sequel for Deadman Wonderland, will that wish ever be fulfilled? What are the chances of Deadman Wonderland Season 2 airing? Read on to find out more.
Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series authored by Jinesei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou. Manglobe adapted it into an anime consisting of 12 episodes, and Funimation licensed it. This anime has received mixed feedback from the community with both positive and negative ones pertaining consistently. It does have a score of 7.36 from 400,00+ users on MyAnimeList (as of the writing of this article).
The Plot of Deadman Wonderland
The Deadman Wonderland anime adapted the first fourteen chapters of the manga. The story follows Ganta Igarashi, an ordinary student who attends Nagano Prefecture’s middle school. Both he and his friends were preparing for a field trip when tragedy struck. A mysterious man covered in red massacres his whole class excluding him.
Ganta gets framed for the incident and is given a death sentence and is sent to Deadman Wonderland – a prison amusement park where inmates perform dangerous acts for the entertainment of the observers. The exciting thing about Deadman Wonderland is that it is an amusement park which doubles as a prison. It was the destination of Ganta’s field trip.
The plot of Deadman Wonderland shows the life of Ganta as he struggles to survive at Deadman Wonderland with a collar around his neck and by performing dangerous acts to sustain himself. Ganta must put his life on the line to see another day while spending time with people from which there is no telling friend from foe: going through all these trials all the while searching for the mysterious ‘Red Man.’
What Fans Are Saying About Deadman Wonderland Season 2
can i PLEASE get a Deadman Wonderland season 2 pic.twitter.com/DYToYk3BoW— DIGiMOM (@SPOOK_TUNE) June 21, 2019
Sooooooo when are we gonna get Deadman Wonderland Season 2? pic.twitter.com/aT7h2c8Ls3— Cory Vaughan (@CVaughan247) June 25, 2019
Deadman Wonderland needs a season 2— OG (@OGchurgs74) March 5, 2019
ME WAITING FOR DEADMAN WONDERLAND SEASON 2… http://t.co/GXDV3Yl82h— expelled account (@therealigarashi) June 6, 2015
Deadman Wonderland Season 2 Will We Ever See a Release Date?
It has been over eight years since the first season of Deadman Wonderland has aired back in Aprill 2011, and there still has not been any announcement or confirmation from the officials regarding the airing of a sequel. We think that the possibility for Deadman Wonderland Season 2 airing is pretty slim.
One key factor is to check the amount of source material available. In Deadman Wonderland’s case, there is plenty of source material. The first season only adapted 14 chapters of the manga. The manga has 50+ chapters in total. So, the adequacy of the source material is not an issue.
Another critical factor to take into consideration is the anime’s popularity. Deadman Wonderland is a pretty well-known anime with a huge fan following base. It has received a lot of attention from the community in both good and bad ways. Fans have been eagerly waiting for a sequel since forever but in vain. Deadman Wonderland has its fair share in attention, whether good or bad.
Despite having adequate source material and enough popularity, we still feel that Deadman Wonderland will not be receiving a sequel. First of all, even though the anime is popular, it has a lot of mistakes, big ones. Those who read the manga will know that the first season has skipped on a lot of relevant information that was in the manga. Manglobe failed to adapt the manga into an anime appropriately. This failure may result in the show:
a) Getting a remake
b) Having to fill in the gaps in the sequel by extending the storyline
c) Or even end in the cancellation of the show.
Not to mention, Manglobe went bankrupt a few years ago. So, they probably won’t be doing the sequel. Usually, most anime are given attention in some sort (sequel, prequel, movie, etc.) within 1-6 years. The fact that no other studio has taken the initiative strengthens the chance of Deadman Wonderland getting canceled. We don’t rule out the possibility of Deadman Wonderland Season 2; anything can take place in the wondrous anime community without warning. So Deadman Wonderland may receive a sequel, but the chances seem very low.