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DEADMAN WONDERLAND #6 -- Watch & Learn

Ganta learns an important lesson about girls.

If all these ghoulish hysterics in Deadman Wonderland are just supposed to be a veiled metaphor for Ganta’s coming-of-age, then I suppose it was only a matter of time before he learned a valuable lesson about how deceptive the popular, all-too-innocent girl next door can be. Granted, there’s a whole world of difference between a gal who’ll play innocent to, say, break up a couple and one who’s covering up her homicidal record… but analogies are all about the broad strokes anyway, right?

It’s always fun whenever the shows I’m covering for Watch & Learn have some sort of thematic overlap. It says something about the fundamental commonalities of human experience and art and whatnot. In this case, Hummingbird’s bipolar act certainly recalls that SAMURAI CHAMPLOO two-parter from a few episodes back where Mugen, Fuu and Jin were hoodwinked by an assassin posing as a poor, blind balladeer. Once again, I’m reminded of just how much I loathe individuals who’ll put on a pitiful guise in a calculated ruse to play on people’s sympathies and exploit their better nature.

As such, I especially enjoyed watching this little demoness get her bloody comeuppance. More than that, I got a real charge out of watching Ganta wag his steel spine again by shaking off the emotional throes of her manipulation rather quickly. Once more, I can just imagine how other heroes would still be all out-of-sorts over the betrayal when the time for decisive action was upon them - - and how Ganta’s too big for that shit.

I only wish they’d come up with a better gimmick then these blood powers. I dig the Murderworld-style gladiatorial bouts, the creepy bird codenames and all that… but these Carnage-like symbiote powers just feel so dated.

Watch this episode, “Hummingbird” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk

Nightwolfon Aug. 21, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.

All I can say is derpry derp.

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Deadman Wonderland is a dark-action series about a young boy who's framed for the slaughter of his classmates and sentenced to the privatized prison that doubles as an amusement park for the public called The Deadman Wonderland.

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