With the announcement that Deadman Wonderland was getting an airing on Toonami starting this weekend and the obvious angle of it going to have to be dubbed, FUNimation has jumped into the swirl of news by announcing who all is involved with the English language adaptation. The series is being directed by Joel McDonald and it has a pretty strong cast to it that you can see below that will bring it all together.
Line Producer – Colleen Clinkenbeard
ADR Director – Joel McDonald
ADR Engineer – Kevin Leasure
Head Writer – John Burgmeier
Script Writer – J. Michael Tatum
Plot Concept: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy.
Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.
At Deadman Wonderland, convicts are forced into brutal deathmatches for the amusement of the masses, the cheers of the crowd drowning out the screams of the dismembered. Even when Ganta befriends Shiro, an unusual female inmate, his dark fate crushes all hope – until he discovers the strange ability to wield his spilled blood as a weapon. Ganta learns his new skill might be related to the murderous man in red and uncovers disturbing secrets that could expose those who stole his freedom. He’s determined to see justice served – but first he’ll have to fight for his life in a prison that holds a million ways to die.