Well hello and welcome again, I M have returned with another installment of my grand quest to review all of Deadman wonderland there is to explore, and this quest stops for no man, podcast finished and uploaded my quest returns and I set my sights on Volume 3. Now let’s rip this up and see what’s inside this next volume.
Dead man wonderland volume three continues the series of carnival displays in the forms of fights to the death this time with the Hummingbird, a seemingly sweet and innocent little girl with a tendency for the ferocious. It also goes into some other stuff with shiro and her past, and a bit more awkwardly out of nowhere story beats at the end however for the most part this volume focuses on the fight between woodpecker and the hummingbird.
From the get go my main complain with deadman has been its inability to stay to one thing for too long before like a schizophrenic child after a mouse. It always seems to lose focus and forget what it was even about before it was too long which made volume three particularly nice that it took its time with the carnival corpse even if it does end with a plot shift alluded to it still remained focused on the dealings at hand. Also giving your best characters (Crow and Shiro) quiet a lot of screen time helps definitely.
The negatives are mostly the same, the hummingbird is to say it conservatively, silly, when it comes to the attempt and being mature, often lewd and cursey to try to make her seem edgy, but that could all be the translation, but I’m not buying it, the main attraction of this event isn’t that pleasing but that surprisingly isn’t that much of a negative when everything else manages t keep it together.
All in all the candy is still sweet in volume three of deadman, but I can definitely see where things could get much better or worse, however that’s yet to surface. Dead man continues to be an enjoyable 4 blood whips out of 5 but unless it starts picking up deadman is going to start to sink, but for now they can celebrate. That’s all for today’s carnival folks, hope you enjoy the ride just as much as me.