|Publication date|| October 24, 2008 (Japan)
February 1, 2011 (USA)
|Published by|| Kadokawa Shoten (Japan)
|Cover character(s)||Azuma Genkaku & Hibana Daida|
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Volume 4 is the fourth volume of the Deadman Wonderland series.
The chapter opens with Karako and Ganta aiding an injured Yō back to safety. Shiro warns Ganta that she'll eat his share of the pudding and he pleads with her not to. He then asks her where she actually gets the treats and she explains that they just appear next to her whenever she wakes. At the base of Scar Chain, Nagi welcomes and introduces Ganta to the members. He informs Ganta that Karako is the assistant leader and Rokuro Bundō as the one in charge of intelligence. Ganta notes that the members are fairly laid-back for their type of organization when another member asks who Shiro is. One also notes the similarities between Yō and Minatsuki and concludes that they are siblings. Ganta states that neither Shiro or Yō are Deadmen and Rokuro asks them to not bring any trouble as that will disturb his plans. Nagi reassures him by saying that Shiro was the one who drove away Azuma Genkaku and that she's Ganta's friend so, there should be no trouble. Ganta and Rokuro's eyes meet and Rokuro grins sinisterly. Nagi offers Shiro a selection of teas but, she ignores him and cheerfully asks for candy and another unnamed object afterwards which confuses Nagi. Ganta asks the medic who had tended to Yō's injuries of his welfare and the medic informs him that it's best for Yō to rest after giving him painkillers and sedatives. The bartender impresses Shiro after skillfully concocting a drink and he says that he's never seen. He then asks if Shiro came from outside Deadman Wonderland as she isn't a deadman but, she obliviously corrects him by stating that Deadman Wonderland has always been her home to which he, Ganta and Nagi declare as sad. However, Nagi states that it's right before a plan and asks Ganta what kind of freedom he's looking for which puzzles him. In D Ward, Makina and Kasuga prepare for an undercover mission and Makina informs her about the inspection (being Kasuga's first time) that happens over a period of one week once a year due to DW being a privately run prison. She also says that they can't allow the inspectors to leave without giving them an in-depth report on Tsunenaga Tamaki and Kasuga questions whether they should do this as it is a crime but, Makina thoroughly dismisses it. Karako explains the foundation of their mission and Nagi declares is as a mass prison break. Karako continues to explain the mission then, states the mission's 2 objectives: Taking over G Ward's central control room and securing the elevator. Rokuro states that it'll be a problem if the Undertakers got involved and Nagi explains what an Undertaker is to Ganta. When Ganta realizes that Azuma is an Undertaker, he then realizes that, that is why his Branch of Sin didn't work against him which shocks everyone. Nagi worriedly asks Rokuro to look over the security footage of Ganta and Azuma for a confirmation. However, the video shows that Azuma had just dodged Ganta's bullet shocking Ganta but causing the rest to laugh. Ganta tries to explain the situation however, Rokuro interrupts and uses this to prove that they couldn't trust Ganta as well as his uselessness to Scar Chain so that, there would be no point in telling him the plans. One member asks Rokuro to not be so harsh on Ganta when he suddenly bursts out in a fit of rage exclaiming that he didn't even say he was going to join Scar Chain and accuses them of being too care-free and declares his departure. Ganta then calls Shiro along whilst he carries Yō over his shoulder. Kōmoto asks if it's alright to let Ganta leave like that in case he revealed their secrets and Nagi states that he'll go talk to him. Chan and En are shown arranging bowling pins to Tamaki's perfection and he bowls stating that today is a celebration as the Undertakers can do whatever they want. The twins silently stare as the ball Tamaki is using is revealed to actually be Hagire Rinichirō 's severed head and Tamaki declares Deadman Wonderland as his own. However, a close up of Chan's hands reveal them to be shaking. Senji works out and answers Ganta's question referring to his knowledge of Undertakers. Ganta asks hims if his BoS has ever burst. Senji however, misinterprets this and states that it's blood so of course it would splatter. Ganta rephrases his question and doubts whether or not he actually saw what he thought he saw when, Senji suddenly enraged, slices his punching bag in half. He then turns and confronts Ganta and rhetorically asks if he's fought an Undertaker then orders Ganta to tell him every fight he gets into. Ganta tries to explain that Nagi was there and things just happened which causes Senji to calm down. Senji explains Nagi's past, much to the horror of Ganta, revealing that he was faced against his pregnant wife in a Carnival Corpse match. Due to the circumstances, he deliberately lost and therefore lost his vocal cords in the penalty game. However, Nagi was betrayed by Tamaki (who was the promoter at the time) and he ordered Azuma to kill Nagi's wife in front of him. Ganta returns to his cell to find Shiro and Nagi there. Nagi begins to apologize for the previous events when Ganta interrupts him and pleads for his forgiveness as he explains that he knows about his past and concludes that Nagi wants to get revenge on the Undertakers. Ganta goes on to explain that he also wants revenge and says that he thought Scar Chain were more irresponsible than he was. Nagi corrects him stating that everyone is really scared despite looking cheerful but also that Scar Chain aren't fighting for revenge but for freedom. Shiro asks what freedom is and Nagi explains that his idea of freedom is holding his child who is alive on the surface as his hands shake with emotion. Nagi delivers a short but powerful speech then apologizes for talking so long. As Shiro sleeps and Ganta rests on a futon, Ganta thinks about his idea of freedom. However, he soon questions he cannot take revenge on the Red Man and becomes angry. This causes Shiro to stir and ask him what wrong to which replies saying nothing. Ganta then proceeds to ask Shiro if there's anything she wants to do or want and she childishly replies saying she wants to eat candy. Ganta points out that she already eats a lot of candy and she then says that she wants the "shiny round thing that spins" and Ganta figures that she's referring to the Ferris wheel. He asks if she's ever rode one which surprises her as she hadn't know that was possible. Ganta then informs her that it's impossible as it's only for the visitors of DW and not the prisoners. Ganta then says that they should ride on it when they get out returning Shiro's excitement and she makes him promise. She then returns to sleep and Ganta rests with a contented smile. Azuma lazily strums an air guitar as he sits on a couch and complains because his actual guitar is still being repaired. A young girl, lying on her front and writing, tells him to stop complaining as he's too loud and therefore preventing her from doing her homework. Azuma pays not attention to her and leans back cursing Shiro (referring to her as "white woman") and wonders if she's Owl's (Nagi's) friend. He then insults Nagi as he states that he never learns and the girl states that all he needs to do if punish him again much to his delight. A man walks in and Azuma asks how the preparations for said punishment is going and notes her replies saying he's added a new member but that's not an issue regardless of how many it could've been. The man cracks his neck and explains that it's his plan after all and is revealed to be Rokuro.
Opening with a short re-cap of the inspection committee arriving at Deadman Wonderland. A woman broadcasts this and announces a ceremony that will be held to mourn the loss of those in the earthquake to which Karako suggests holding a mock-ceremony to mourn the loss of Deadman Wonderland whilst she eats a abnormally large plate of various meats. Other Scar Chain members comment of her food-intake and generally joke with her and one comments on how she and Senji have changed from being hell-bent on killing each other whenever they met. Nagi enters and warns Karako to not push herself to hard then points out that he still doesn't know her idea of freedom despite creating Scar Chain together and is worried that she's only doing this for him and not herself. Karako playfully grins and declares that she'll never tell him. Nagi tries to persist but is interrupted by Kosugi who wanted to go over the plan again who is in turn interrupted by Ganta entering the room and sheepishly apologizing for his actions the other day. Karako eagerly welcomes him back then notices Shiro standing at the door. Ganta explains that she just followed him and that it might be difficult for her if she joined as she isn't a Deadman which Karako agrees to stating that anything complicated would be too difficult for her as the two watch Shiro flail her arms around. Ganta tells Shiro to go back to her room which she refuses causing Kōmoto wolf-whistle and embarrass Ganta. He reminds her that he promised to ride with her on the Ferris wheel after the plan goes through then tells her to wait for him until then much to her disappointment. Karako tries to comfort her as she escorts her out of the room and tells her that Ganta is only doing this because he cares which make Shiro very happy and skip away. Once Shiro leaves, Karako looks down at her bell which jingles. Kosugi goes through the plan and says that he doesn't mind people taking notes (as most of what he will say will be the first time they hear it) as long as they burn them after memorizing them. He also says that the success of the mission depends entirely on a data-chip full of evidence supplied by Rokuro and that they'll split up into groups. A voice over alerts guards, prison members and Undertakers alike of an emergency that requires the assistance of the Undertakers, specifically Azuma who lazily sits on a couch and strums his guitar. Some lower-ranking guards are confused by some Scar Chain members who say that they wish the Undertakers were as easy to trick. Karako remains undeterred by this and states that she's looking forward to seeing Ganta in action but, he replies saying he's not that strong. On the contrary, others point out that he can't be weak either as he defeated Senji and place their hopes in him which restores Ganta's confidence. Somewhere else, the inspectors wonder if they're running late. Two guards are shocked to find that all of the security cameras have been tampered with and are then attacked by Nagi's Branch of Sin: Owl's Eyeball, and he and Rokuro fight together to defeat them. A Scar Chain member places contact lenses in hs eyes to gain access to a sealed of bridge however, they realize that the flooring is pressure-sensitized and will only allow a single person to cross. The problem is soon solved by the same Deadman who wore the contact lenses as he creates a rope-bridge made of blood for them to walk on. However, when they cross it, one of the joints that was attached to a crack in the piping over-head breaks and they all fall onto the bridge setting off an alarm which releases a Necro Macro. The Necro Macro then spews an incredibly strong acid on Kōmoto then crushed him to death as it rolls over it. The group run for the exit and the machine spew out more acid that just misses a woman but, melts part of the bridge causing it to fall. Karako quickly grabs the falling bridge with her Branch of Sin: Fists of Blood and passes the data-chip to Ganta with her teeth. A man pulls Ganta away who fears for Karako's safety knowing that she could die and others apologize for this. Karako suffers a few injuries from a few drops of acid but grins nonetheless stating that it's up to Ganta now. As Ganta leaves, Karako has a flash-back of her past anti-social self when she was new to Scar Chain. Her bell jingles as she leans against the wall listening to other members talk behind her back and is greeted by Nagi who compliments the sound of her bell. She retorts saying it's just a bell but he continues saying it's the sound of a friend who is nearby and that when he hears the sound, it reminds him that the sun can shine even in a place like this which touches Karako. In the present, Karako calls him a fool then notices that everyone has finally crossed. The Necro Macro spits out more acid, but Karako bites her arm and forms a protective layer over herself then forms a hard, spiked layer on her fist then goes to attack the machine. During which, Karako thinks to herself stating that no matter how false that hope Nagi believes in, she will help the man she loves achieve his dream. She then destroys the Necro Macro as they both fall into the darkness. The remaining members of the group wait by an elevator wondering about Karako's welfare and if the guards know of their presence. Ganta looks to the elevator and acknowledges that it won't work unless Nagi's group turns it on manually in the control room which will also be proof that they got through. Nagi and Rokuro stand above the defeated guards and Nagi suggests going to turn the elevator on when a young girl carrying a large case in the shape of a dog enters the room. Nagi, initially confused by this, asks the girl if she's lost and how old she is. She bows to him then informs him that she is in the second-grade and had done all of her homework so can do her work. Nagi crouches down and compliments her on how responsible she is but warns her that it's dangerous. He then tells Rokuro to turn the switch on who cracks his neck and replies stating that the elevators aren't going anywhere. Nagi questions his words and Rokuro darkly replies saying that everything is going according to plan. At that second, the young girl drops her case and pulls out a huge sword as she introduces herself as the third squad leader, Hibana Daida and that she punishes bad boys and girls. Nagi understanding the situation unleashes his BoS and states that it's a pity but it'll rain today.
A flashback of a playground shows a young boy lifting the skirts of various girls who then does this to a younger Hibana Daida. At some point, Hibana kills the boy and crudely buries his cut up remains in a flowerbed and police come to the school and take her into interrogation. They ask her why she did this and she innocently replies saying that he did something bad. The face of the woman that was displayed on the front cover is shown revealing her to be nothing more than a skeleton and the mother of Hibana who evidently had always said that bad people should be punished. In present time, Shiro makes her way back to her room whilst covering her ears and complaining about a loud noise that is preventing her from sleeping as well as being hungry. Yō awakens and asks of Ganta's whereabouts and Minatsuki tells him not to get up. Minatsuki replies saying that she doesn't know where he is and then accuses him of worrying about Ganta instead of her which he denies. Yō then trails off about having to tell Ganta something, he then enters a flash-back of his semi-conscious self overhearing Azuma and Tamaki's discussion.The two talk about a substance that instantly oxidizes the Nameless worm thus rendering it useless. Nagi and Hibana engage in battle and as she lunges at him, Nagi uses his Branch of Sin but then realizes that the balls break apart on contact with the sword and is smashed against the wall. As Nagi recovers, he realizes that this is what Ganta had said and accuses Rokuro of editing the footage. Hibana explains that any Branch of Sin that makes contact with an Undertaker weapon is instantly dissipated. Nagi thanks her for the explanation which she happily replies saying that it's expected of a lady and Rokuro jeers at him. While Nagi tries to formulate a plan to get the elevator working, the Scar Chain members become increasingly nervous. Hibana begins to lecture Nagi about his lack of manners and how it will prevent him from growing into an adult while he simply stares at her amazed at her strength especially at her age. Hibana notes that Azuma told her not to kill people so she settles for torturing Nagi with a method called "Lingchi" and then explains what is after scolding him for not studying enough. As she cuts him, Hibana attempts to reassure him that the wounds she inflicts won't have a particularly negative effect on his life by comparing him to Sonpin, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein and Steven Hawkins. She also states that this is what her mother told her when she "trained" her. Hibana picks up a piece of Nagi's flesh and takes a bit out of it as she states that maybe he'll grow into an adult after slicing off some "bad" meat. Nagi then remembers her story and she replies saying that's it something to do to be a proper lady. Nagi then retorts stating that the most he could ever call her is a little girl and that's she's no way near being a lady. He goes on to call her a sick, twisted little girl with a rotten heart which causes her to go berserk, cry and swing her sword carelessly at him while listing reasons why she is a lady. Hibana manages to messily cut most of Nagi's arm who pulls the rest of it off and states that this kind of punishment is laughable then throws his severed arm at her. She winces as it makes contact with her cheek the realizes that Nagi used this as a diversion to slam Rokuro's head against the wall and start the elevator. As he grasps the lever, he manipulates the blood in his lost arm then says to Hibana that it'll be raining her blood today then pulls the lever as his BoS explodes. Ganta's group cheer as the elevator starts working then board it to continue with their plan. However, as they go up, Azuma stands at the top asks them to listen to his song then uses the guitar now converted into two guns to kill a large part of the group. The remaining members use their BoS and curse the monk which Azuma corrects to super monk. The elite guards kill more members after their failed attempts at using their BoS which they now realize won't work against them. Hibana lies unconscious as Rokuro stands above Nagi and congratulates him on defeating her when he only had a 2% chance of doing so. Nagi asks if the Undertakers will be after the others and Rokuro replies by pointing out that it was obvious and the chances of them beating the Undertakers is only 1.2%. Nagi remains optimistic by declaring that even if the chance was 0.17%, it would be enough and that they will win but, Rokuro only responds by calling him an idiot and that his job is making Nagi's chances of success zero. Rokuro goes on and it becomes apparent to Nagi that there's something wrong with the data chip. Meanwhile, Kosugi orders Ganta to protect the data chip when he is killed by a guard who ambushes them. With his dying breath, he tells Ganta that the chip holds all of their hopes and Ganta runs off to fufil his duty. Rokuro leaves with a guard and Nagi takes out his communication teeth in a desperate attempt to warn them but, his message only reaches a laptop that was left behind in the Scar Chain base which Shiro enters and hears his pleas. The inspectors grow impatient and wonder when they are going to bring him the data. Ganta runs to his destination but, meets Azuma in the process and instinctively fires his BoS at him but it's absorbed by Azuma's necklace. Azuma points his gun at him but Mōzuri Gazuchi stops him by informing him that it's time and the two leave as a gate shuts behind them. The group become confused, unsure why they suddenly left when suddenly, Shiro bursts into the room. She pants heavily and seriously asks Ganta where the chip is. Ganta becomes utterly confused as to how Shiro knew about it but, has no time to question it as she takes in from him and throws it into a room that had previously been set a blaze. Ganta watches with wide eyes as his comrades voices echoes through his mind and Shiro slams the door shut as the entire room explodes. Shiro catches her breath and cheerfully asks if Ganta is okay and he stares at her completely horrified.
In a flashback, The Director gives Shiro a box of candies, saying that he'll always be there to protect her from pain and misery. After the first attempt to steal Tamaki's files fails, as none of the files are useful, Makina goes back to the control room along with Kasuga in hopes of finding out Tamaki's plans. After Shiro throws the data chip into the fire, the Deadmen gang up on her questioning her allegiance and reasons for doing so. While Shiro tries to explain that she only wanted to protect them, Ganta assaults her, listing the people who have died and what they had to go through in hopes of escaping from Deadman Wonderland. They retreat, leaving Shiro behind. At the Undertaker HQ, Genkaku annoys Nagi with his unpleasant songs, while trying to convince him to join them. At the Scar Chain hideout, Karako suggests that they make another data chip and find the inspectors before they leave the prison, while the other members, not having the motivation after the first attempt failed, fearing for their own lives and presuming that their leader had died, disapprove of the plan. Karako adds that Nagi is still alive and would have wanted them to continue without him. In the control room, Makina and Kasuga scavenge through the room as they find a strange compatibility list on Tamaki's computer. They quickly hide, as Tamaki enters the room with Major Aohi through a secret entrance to discuss an import topic with him. As Makina and Kasuga listen in, they overhear a project related to the mysterious list that Aohi funded in order to create an artificial Deadmen. The Deadmen discuss their plans and options as well as trying to find new strong members in order to have a better chance of succeeding. As the discussion unfolds, Rokuro bursts through the door in anger, wanting to know who figured out that the data chip was rigged with a bomb. At that point the Deadmen realize that Shiro had saved them by throwing the chip into the fire. While Nagi refuses to join the Undertakers, especially for the murder of his wife, Genkaku drugs him in order to bring out his true self, as well as holding Scar Chain hostage until he submits to his will. Back at the hideout, Rokuro calls forth Undertaker foot soldiers along with third and fourth squad leader. He suggest they should start picking them off one by one, starting with Ganta.