Deadman Wonderland 11 by Jinsei Kataoka, Kazuma Kondou

With Volume 11, we finally get the full story of Shiro and the Wretched Egg. It’s expectedly twisted and sad. Senji, meanwhile, fights a bitter battle to the death, taking out the twins and Toto – but at a huge cost.

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Story: Ganta has been captured and imprisoned. He is to be used as a body for which Hagire Rinichirou will assume and overwrite his memories. Ganta will remember what happened with Shiro and their shared history together – and then his mind will be completely destroyed. Senji, meanwhile, is badly injured but decides to fight on to free Ganta – the kid he has come to respect. As the group in the submarine and Ganta come to understand all that happened to Shiro (and why Ganta purposely wiped her from his memory one night), the horror may just sink them all.

There are quite a few revelations and, of course, some great battles as Senji armors up higher and higher, against all odds. We also get more background on the mysterious twins and a lot of pathos from Ganta’s mother as she watches in horror what is happening to Shiro but has to accept Hagire’s mad and vicious experiments.

We still don’t know what happened to Ganta’s mother. That Hagire took over Toto and wants to do the same to Ganta is enough to keep both Senji and Ganta fighting for their freedom to the bitter end. But who will survive? Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

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