Deadman Wonderland – 08
「自由の鎖（スカーチェイン）」 (Jiyuu no Kusari (Sukaa Chein))
“Chain of Freedom (Scar Chain)”
Shiro steps in to save Ganta from the super priest at the last moment; Ace Man is on the scene~ While Shiro does indeed bring more joy to the dreary hell hole, I still really don’t understand why people don’t question how she sticks out like a clown at a funeral. Even Ganta doesn’t really question why she wanders around so freely, why she doesn’t have a collar, and why the heck she’s even in Deadman Wonderland. In addition, inquires from the other prisoners are limited to a question or two at most, but then it also seems Shiro isn’t completely aware of her true identity as the Wretched Egg. Unlike her alter ego, her desires are very innocent and pure, like a young child, and they seem to largely consist of eating sweets and being with Ganta.
Then there’s the recently introduced Nagi and his resistance group Scar Chain. I do echo Ganta’s thoughts that it’s a really chill resistance, complete with their own bar and restaurant in the middle of G-block. The group is either obviously being overlooked on purpose by the management and the Undertakers, or they are just doing a terrible job. It looks like there’s a lot of Deadmen involved too, but most of them seem to be throwaway characters and their powers aren’t shown. More significantly though Rokuro Bundou is introduced as the hacker and intelligence for the group — and naturally it turns out that he’s not to be trusted. He even looks like the scheming type (think Izaya from Durarara) and doesn’t take a liking to Ganta either. Ganta storms off, but given his naivety, it was quite obvious he’d be back soon enough, especially since Nagi’s ideals are rubbing off on him. I’m surprised he didn’t really bring up how the super priest stopped his Branch of Sin again, given his experience with edited video footage. He doesn’t suspect Rokuro of anything either, which is rather stupid after getting fooled by so many people already.
Ganta does tend to get blinded by his desire for revenge. However he does agree to participate in the Scar Chain’s plan to reveal to the world what Deadman Wonderland really is. Unfortunately their plan is off to bad start already when they are attacked by a crazy robot. With that many Deadman though I don’t understand why they didn’t just take out the robot. It would be extremely light work, especially since the Undertakers aren’t there yet. Instead, Karako decides to stay behind to save the others, and her fate is left as a cliffhanger. The situation is not looking good, and with a mole in their operation, things will only get nastier.