Ganta Igarashi (五十嵐 丸太) a.k.a Woodpecker is the main protagonist of the series. He is the son of Sorae Igarashi and the childhood friend of Shiro. Ganta is mistaken for murder and imprisoned in Deadman Wonderland after his entire school class was massacred by the "Red Man". Implanted with the Red Man's Branches of Sin, Ganta earns the nickname Woodpecker, becoming a Deadman. It's really because of his Deadman powers, he was sent to Deadman Wonderland. Wishing to gain freedom, Ganta meets the cheery Shiro, a long lost childhood friend, and tries to survive in the prison against the other inmates, Deadmen and the Red Man. There, he swore vengeance on the "Red Man", for framing him of murdering his classmates.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 8-C

Name: Ganta Igarashi, Woodpecker, N° 5580, Maruta

Origin: Deadman Wonderland

Gender: Male

Age: 14-15

Classification: Deadman

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Blood Manipulation, poison resistance (resisted a body exploding poison), pseudo-flight

Attack Potency: Large Building level (His Ganbaru Gun can create an explosive power which can devastate a large room)

Speed: Peak Human+; Supersonic+ with his Ganta Gun

Lifting Strength: Peak Human

Striking Strength: Street Class

Durability: Likely Building level (Tanked getting knocked through the floor, many walls and various other damage soak)

Stamina: Superhuman (Endured a lot of cases were a regular person would die from enormous pain. Such as cuts, deep wounds, anemia, constant pummeling, chest stabbing, being electrocuted and being hit with all sorts of Branches of Sin.)

Range: 10+ meters

Standard Equipment: Blood

Intelligence: Academically average for a middle school student, otherwise skilled combatant

Weaknesses: Since his ability allows him to shoot blood like bullets, any excessive use can kill him due to lack of blood in the body, it doesn't help due to Ganta's small stature.


Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Branch of Sin: Ganta Gun (丸太・ガン, Ganta Gan): His Branch of Sin which he can manipulate his blood into a bullet and fire it like a gun. Even tho he can use both of his hands, Ganta collects his blood in his right hand and shoots it away (similar to a bullet, hence the name Gun). He can draw his blood from any part of his body into the palms of his hands. He first used this ability at the first day he was in Deadman Wonderland. A boulder was thrown down at him with the intent to kill him. Refusing to die before getting revenge on the Red Man, his strong will to live awakened his Deadman powers. Ganta then fires his Ganta Gun, shattering the giant boulder to pieces. Depending on how much blood he uses, the stronger the shot. He can compress his blood to make a more powerful bullet which can deal more damage. By using both of his hands, Ganta can form the bullet faster and make it stronger then the regular one, strong enough to repel him into the air. The bullet can also ricochet against other objects, thus changing its course. Its power varies on him. After the training he took, he can fire off supersonic blood bullets casually. He can also fire blood blasts faster than the speed of sound.
Ganta Gun


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  • Ganta vs Crona

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    • This is an awesome battle. Their needs to be more Soul Eater threads. Anyway, I think Crona would take it with greater range and versatility.
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