Shiro is a anime/manga character in the Deadman Wonderland franchise
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A mysterious albino girl who is locked in Deadman Wonderland. She was a childhood friend of Ganta until she was forced into an experiment that caused her to become the Wretched Egg an alter ego of mass destruction thanks to Rinichiro Hagire.


Shiro playing with Ganta
Shiro playing with Ganta

Shiro is an albino girl that was used by Sorae Igarashi for her experiments on the Nameless Worm because she couldn't preform the experiments on her son, Ganta who she gave birth to so she could experiments on. Ganta and Shiro are childhood friends who lived at a facility where Ganta's mother works with Hagire Rinichiro. Unknown to Ganta, Hagire and Ganta's mother perform countless experiments on Shiro. Hagire has Shiro amputated and stabbed many times to test her branch of sin and other abilities. She hates those experiments. During her time with Ganta, she doesn't play with Ganta since he is weak. She gets along with Ganta after saving him from a rabid dog. The two became close friends. However, their friendship ends temporarily when Hagire took his experiments to the extreme. When the scientists try to make her bleed more to kill a sheep, Shiro simply kills everyone. Ganta sees her in the bloodbath and runs away after calling her a monster.


Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1 JPN (Sep 2007)
Deadman Wonderland Vol. 1 JPN (Sep 2007)

The character of Shiro is a main character of the manga/anime series Deadman Wonderland that was written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou. The series first began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten Shōnen Ace magazine in July 2007.

Her first appearance was in Deadman Wonderland Volume 1 CH. 1 "Who Killed Cock Robin", and her first anime appearance was in Deadman Wonderland - Episode 1 "Death Row". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Kana Hanazawa. Her Funimation dub actress is Monica Rial.

Although she has no information regarding any inspiration used to create her, her name "Shiro" means white in Japanese. The "white" refers to her albino like appearance with her white, translucent skin, hair, and suit.



  • Hair Color: White
  • Eye Color: Red
  • Skin Color: Pale White
  • Other: Several serve scars under her outfit.
  • Outfit: Tight spandex with red spirals. And bulky yellow gloves.


Normally Shiro appears to be a naive, carefree person who loves sweets. In moments of danger, she becomes overprotective about those she cares about. When Ganta was in a depression, she did whatever she could to get him to his old self again.

Split Personality: Wretched Egg

Unknown to both Ganta and Shiro, she is the Red Man who killed all of Ganta's classmates. Apparently whenever Shiro goes into this split persona, she can't remember anything. As the Red Man, she wears a costume which makes her appearance: taller, evil, murderous. Yet, she still retains her care for Ganta. It explains why she only killed his classmate hoping he would be framed so he would be put in D.W. with her.


  • Ganta's Friend

Shiro actually knew Ganta before his imprisonment. Years ago, they were childhood friends. Ganta only remembers minor moments of their friendship, making Shiro upset. Overall, Ganta and Shiro renewed their friendship in Deadman Wonderland. Unfortunately, their friendship has had several bumps; mostly with Ganta getting upset at Shiro because she has done something he believes was wrong. At the end Shiro usually forgives Ganta (because she actually knew more about the situation).

Story Arc

Shiro tells Ganta that they are friends long ago
Shiro tells Ganta that they are friends long ago

Shiro is first seen singing a lullaby about a woodpecker in a high place above Deadman Wonderland. As soon as she senses Ganta, she bursts through his cell's window. She asks Ganta if he really wants to die and grabs a piece of window glass. Shiro exclaims that she will make Ganta happy as she tries to stab him. Then, she stops when Ganta dodged her. Shiro presses her head against Ganta's chest to hear his heart. She finds out that Ganta is lying. Shiro tells Ganta that they are friends, but Ganta doesn't believe it because Ganta swears he will never kill his own friends. Later, Shiro finds Ganta working and hands him a cookie. A group of thugs try to bully Ganta due to Ganta's reputation in the school massacre. Shiro defends him only to get knock out. When the building explodes and a pile of construction beams fall over Shiro and Ganta, Ganta uses his branch of sin to destroy it.

In the doctor's office, Shiro finds Ganta and together. She gets excited when Yo mentions about a dog race since she wants to play with Ganta and eat anpan (a sweet bread), and she and Ganta participate in it. During the race, Shiro protects Ganta from Kouzuji's men (who are trying to kill him) by doing all sorts of things such as bumping Ganta and riding animals When the final game approaches, Shiro helps Ganta with the ball. As soon as Ganta tricks Kouzuji to step on a crumbling platform, Kouzuji throws the ball which Shiro catches. At the same time, Kouzuji throws a knife at Ganta, but Shiro shields Ganta with her back. Unfortunately, the platform under Shiro crumbles. Instead of catching of the ball, Ganta saves Shiro. At the end of the game, Shiro asks Ganta why he did it. When Ganta tells Shiro that they supposed to eat anpan together, Shiro smiles contently.

Shiro stops Crow from hurting Ganta
Shiro stops Crow from hurting Ganta

After Ganta has collapsed from attacking the Red Man, he wakes from his nightmare in the doctor's office and startles Shiro in the process. Shiro chases Ganta who is heading off to G Ward to confront the Red Man. Shiro, Yoh, and Ganta get chased down by a robot, Necro Macro, which was sent by Makina. Shiro and the others arrived to a dark room where Crow attacks Ganta. Shiro knocks down Crow and subdues him easily since Crow blushes from Shiro's tight body suit. Suddenly, the gang gets attack by the prison guards. Shiro and Yo are taken to above ground while Ganta and Crow are taken to G Ward. With Yo, Shiro searches for a way to get into G Ward while Yo is trying to figure out how to get back his stolen cast points. They find a ventilation shaft, but the fan is too dangerous to pass through, so they have to shut off the electricity. Shiro volunteers to go into the control room. Suddenly, Shiro stops in her tracks when the lullaby stops. Then, a massive explosion follows with torn body parts. Interestingly, Shiro killed all those guys without knowing what she did while Yo looked in fear of Shiro.

Later it is reveled in the story that she has a dark side and another personality The Wretched Egg the one who killed Ganta's friends and caused the Earthquake in Tokyo.In the story onwards her identity as the wretched egg was revealed she changed clothes and she has her Wretched egg persona took control but she still has strong feelings for Ganta.

Powers and Abilities

A Deadman!?

In chapter 26, Shiro actually manipulates her blood just like a Deadman. When she shows Ganta to cheer him up, he gets very upset and say that he hates her in an attempt to protect her from those wanting to harm deadman.Since she is the wretched egg she is holding back much more power and regeneration thanks to the lullaby but now Wretched egg has taken over Shiro but cares deeply for Ganta.

Other Media

Japanese Version of the Lullaby

  • One mischievous little woodpecker
  • Another day, pecking your holes
  • Ruining the woods, tree wrecker
  • The angry old forest god turned your poor beak into a poison knife
  • Poor little wood pecker, your nesting holes are all tainted
  • Your food with toxins rife
  • Touch your friends, and they all will die falling at your feet
  • Oh, sad little woodpecker
  • Poisonous tears, shining brightly, as they stream down your cheeks

Funimation's Version of the Lullaby

  • Naughty Birdie's song is made
  • by pecking holes in trees
  • willows, cedars, sycamores
  • and proud oaks reduced to cheese
  • woodland gods, all in a huff
  • have forever cursed your naughty beak
  • what it pecks, it poisons now;
  • your food, your nest even your young
  • your friends now all fear you
  • But your tears ring clearly through the wood
  • even as they taint the dew
  • such a sad, sad, little birdy
  • Maybe someday this song will lift the curse
  • and set you free.

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Meeting Ganta - In the manga, Shiro meets Ganta in the prison cell. Compared to the anime, she meets Ganta during his work in the construction yard. For the weapon, it is a shard of glass in the manga while in the anime, Shiro uses a metal pole to attack Ganta.
Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Kana Hanazawa
Monica Rial
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Name: Shiro
Name: シロ
Romanji: Shiro
Gender: Female
1st manga book: Deadman Wonderland #1
1st anime episode: Deadman Wonderland #1
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Aliases Wretched Egg
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