This has got to be one of my favorite anime.
Igarashi Ganta was living a normal middle school student life before the “Red Man” appears and murders Ganta’s entire class. Ganta is arrested, charged guilty and is sent to a special prison called “Deadman Wonderland”. It’s a prison, where tourist can come and watch prisoners perform. As he tries to survive the nasty challenges he is discovered to have a special power, a power that allows him to manipulate his blood and use it as a weapon. When the warden finds out, he makes Ganta fight with other people with the same ability until one of them loses or is killed.
I hate Ganta, with a passion, he’s a crybaby and a wuss. But all the other characters are fine, especially my favorite character, Shiro. The animation is well done, storyline well written. The anime finished with only 12 episodes, the manga still being written, so the ending was a huge cliffhanger, many strings were left untied, etc. Regardless, I loved it, except the ending of course. Be warned, it’s not really a comedy, only Ganta’s crying face is.