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The titular Deadman Wonderland is Japan's only publicly operatived prison, built right after the Great Tokyo Earthquake atop the ruined city to gather prisoners from all of Japan and, especially, raise money for the revival of the destroyed metropolis. To the public and the tourists that visit it daily, Deadman Wonderland is a massive theme park-like facility run by the prison population. Unbeknownst to the general population, most of the prison's attractions involve cruel games of survival where many inmates lose their lives or are maimed while struggling to stay alive for the enjoyment of an oblivious public. The prison also runs a secret gladiator-like game called the Carnival Corpse, where wealthy anonymous donors pay to watch deathmatches between the prison's 'Deadmen'. Deadmen who are defeated yet survive the game, have a part of their anatomy surgically removed for scientific research. To keep prisoners at bay in case of a riot, the prisoners are strapped with special collars which acts as monitors for their position and life conditions and to stun them. Those on death row however, are constantly administered poison through their collars: should an inmate not consume a special candy-like antidote every three days, provided to them at the cost of a large sum of Cast Points, he/she would die almost immediately. The prison's guard staff is also granted autonomy over how to punish the prisoners, which often results in bloodshed. While the threat of violence and death is constant at the prison, most prisoners enjoy a great deal of liberty inside Deadman Wonderland. Utilizing Cast Points, the prison's unique form of currency, prisoners can purchase a wide variety of items, from ordinary lunches, to luxury furniture for their rooms, even years off of their sentences. Those on Death Row also use Cast Points to purchase their life-saving candies. Despite its identity as a prison and theme park, Deadman Wonderland houses a much darker secret. Hidden away from the eyes of tourists and the general prison population is a massive underground facility known as 'Level G'. Here the prison keeps their 'Deadmen' secluded, and where the Carnival Corpse arena is located. Level G also houses numerous laboratories and rooms where human experimentation is performed and where scientists are attempting to harness the powers of the 'Deadmen' for monetary and political gain.