We have been waiting for six tedious years, hoping to watch a second season of Deadman Wonderland one day. Unfortunately, our supplications were in vain, since there has been no official news on the subject. In spite of this, millions of fans continue to keep hoping that Deadman Wonderland will return for Season 2. Besides, numerous media outlets claim that the second season will happen without a doubt. Moreover, they even know the exact release date, somewhere in 2018. But what's going on with this anime in fact? Do we need to expect a next installment or the franchise is completely dead? Let's try to figure out.
First of all, let's deal with the rumors. Honestly, they have a basis since there, actually, is enough source material for another season. Season 1 of Deadman Wonderland covered only fourteen chapters of the original manga series by Kazuma Kondou. At the same time, it contains thirteen volumes consisting of fifty-eight chapters. Moreover, there were lots of mistakes in the television adaptations. Thus, Season 2 apparently will have to fill in the gaps, as well as extend the storyline. So, we admit that this anime must have the second installment.
Furthermore, the series was popular among the target audience. Deadman Wonderland has a score of 7.43/10 based on 331,700 votes on MyAnimeList. The anime has a huge fandom besides. As a result, all the fans demand the next season. But can this truly happen? Unfortunately, the right answer is no. Here are the reasons why presented below.
The primary reason why there won't be the next season is that Manglobe Inc. went bankrupt in 2015 due to a debt of about 350 million yen. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit this Wikipedia page. Therefore, the show's creators can't produce one more season physically since they are unemployed, at least at the current job. As a result, our the only hope for Season 2 is if some other studio decides to pick up Deadman Wonderland for the next installment.
However, as we may see, no movements were made towards this decision from any studio within two years since the bankruptcy. Thus, there is no studio which might consider this project commercially expedient, whence such a long-term hiatus. So, even if there is a foggy chance that Deadman Wonderland will be getting Season 2 someday, it is so scanty that is closer to zero.
As a result, each of us must admit that we will never see Deadman Wonderland Season 2. We better get the exciting news in the future that some studio decided to pick up Deadman Wonderland for a next television adaptation than sit and waiting for renewal. This fact is sad, but this is true.
Deadman Wonderland premiered in April 2011 on TV Kanagawa. Later, Tokyo MX, MTV, CTC, and other Japanese networks began airing the series. Manglobe Inc. served as a developer of the television adaptation. FUNimation acted as a licensor of the anime in North America. The first season of Deadman Wonderland consisting of twelve episodes came to an end on July 3, 2011. An OVA kicked off on October 8, 2011. Since then, there have been no official reports on the subject of renewal.
Deadman Wonderland SummaryIf you had no chance to get acquainted with this anime, here is a brief overview below.
The story focuses on Ganta Igarashi, a typical student, who was going to go to an amusement park titled Deadman Wonderland together with his classmates. However, his life radically changes, in a flash, when a mysterious man in red kills all his fellows. As a result, Ganta is the only suspect. Therefore, he was sentenced to death and sent to Deadman Wonderland, the place which he previously visited for amusement. Here, in prison, he will have to participate in the deathly games alongside with other inmates. But his real goal is to find and punish the bastard who made his life a nightmare, as well as to clear his name.