Synonyms: D. Gray-man, D. Grey-man
Oct 3, 2006 to Sep 30, 2008
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisToward the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of "Innocence," a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl's ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "INNOCENT SORROW" by abingdon boys school (eps 1-25)
#2: "Brightdown" by Tamaki Nami (eps 26-51)
#3: "Doubt & Trust" by access (eps 52-76)
#4: "Gekidou" by UVERworld (eps 77-103)
Ending Theme#1: "Snow Kiss" by NIRGILIS (eps 1-13)
#2: "Pride of Tomorrow" by JUNE (eps 14-25)
#3: "Yume no Tsuduki e" by surface (eps 26-38)
#4: "Antoinette Blue" by Kitade Nana (eps 39-51)
#5: "Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu" by Rie fu (eps 52-64)
#6: "Wish" by Sowelu (eps 65-76)
#7: "Regret" by Hoshimura Mai (eps 77-89)
#8: "Changin'" by Stephanie (eps 90-103)
On the surface, D. Gray-Man sounds like just another shonen anime with an organization of good guys with special weapons fighting evil monsters. Yeah, that's the base of it, but DGM turns into something more, something deeper than many other shonen anime series. In fact, I feel that it sneaks around seinen territory.
While the setting is standard shonen all the way, you'll find yourself surprised when watching this show. It starts off a bit slow, with many fights, small arcs (~1-4 episodes) and nothing special to it. However, it quickly picks up, and some way into season 2 or 3, DGM starts to show its qualities. The story soon blends in action, emotions and last but not least, realistic power-ups. The story is overall more deep and serious than most shonen anime, and builds up and only gets better towards the end, where it meets it demise with an unfortunate canceling, which, together with its slow start, may ruin the experience of the show for many.
The characters are without a doubt the strongest point of DGM. I mentioned earlier that DGM is sneaking about in seinen territory, and the reason for this is the characters. They don't think "You bastard! I need to suddenly get stronger so I can defeat you" and get stronger and defeat the bad guys. The characters here aren't all about brawling against the evil guys. They have emotions. Emotions which they have to face. And that's what makes it into a semi-seinen series; it's a bit more character-driven and not so much plot-driven.
The animation quality of DGM is also astounding. There's a lot of detail put into the environments, and character designs are great too. Special effects are really great, and the same can be said about lighting effects. When you consider that DGM is a bit dark and serious, the coloring is really great too; it's just as dark as it needs to be to fit in with the series.
The soundtrack is definitely the weakest point of DGM. The background music isn't especially memorable, and not really great. I hope they decide to get a new soundtrack soon so I can get something better. Also, using the same stuff for 100 episodes is a lot. OP and ED themes are okay though, and I like the more heavy style of the OP themes - it fits with the tone of the show. Voice acting and sound effects are great though.
Final thing which I should mention is that the fillers in DGM are actually good. "What fillers?" you may ask if you've watched the show. To be honest, I asked the same question when I first heard that there was a lot of filler in the show. The thought never even came close to my mind. So that's a plus.
All in all, I feel that DGM mixes shonen and seinen into something special and unique. It may not appeal to all shonen fans, but those of you who like more serious action anime will enjoy DGM even more.
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I'll be honest here. I don't usually go for long running shounens. Since my younger days of pokemon, digimon and yu-gi-oh (back before I'd even heard the term anime and just thought of them as cartoons), the longest anime series I've watched was 50 episodes, and that was only one show and took me forever to finish. High episode counts put me off. I like my stories to have an end. I like my battles not to drag on for five episodes. I like my plot arcs to end before I've had enough of them. When my characters have to get stronger, I like a training montage with the Rocky theme playing, not five episodes of them agonising over what it is that's holding them back, only for them to then repeat that process after the current villain is defeated and the next villain has presented itself. So why do I love D. Gray-Man? Because for a 103 episode shounen, it keeps it's use of the above shounen tropes to a minimum, and on the occaisions when it does use them, the other elements of the show keep the formula fresh.
I'll start with the plot, which is far darker than your average shounen. From the very first episode, we are shown a merciless enemy that will exploit any weakness, who's main weapon, the Akuma (demons) uses the souls of the dead. These are not zombies, just mindless corpses. These are weapons which pull a soul back from heaven and torture it as their power source. A lot of shounens gloss over the concept of death, bad guys are captured alive or shown the error of their ways, people fall unconscious but can be healed, etc. In D. Gray-man, death is very real, and resting in peace is only for the fortunate ones who's loved ones are strong enough not to be tempted to call them back.
Against the Akuma and their creator, the Millennium Earl, are the Exorcists of the Dark Order. Exorcists are those chosen by God to use 'innocence', a mysterious substance which can be used to form weapons capable of destroying the Akuma. The series follows Allen Walker, a new recruit with the ability to see the souls trapped within the Akuma. The plot itself begins slowly, with short arcs in which Allen and his comrades are dispatched to investigate mysterious phenomena which are thought to be caused by innocence fragments. After a few of these arcs, the Noah Clan, allies of the Millennium Earl, begin to be introduced and the focus turns to the war between him and the Dark Order.
The plot is, for the most part, very well paced. Early arcs are kept short, about 4 episodes or so long, with a single 'filler' episode in between. Don't be put off when I say filler. While the plot could easily go without these episodes, I found them all to be entertaining (if somewhat silly at times) and they served well as comic relief within an otherwise serious plot. And if you don't enjoy them, they do become fewer and further between as the war intensifies and plot arcs become longer. With one exception, none of these longer plot arcs drag on to the point that the viewer just wants them to get on with it. In the one arc in which this does occur, it is saved in part by having another plot running at the same time. Battles often do last across multiple episodes, but in most of these, the battle changes and develops over those episodes, unlike drawn out battles in other shounen which just get repetitive, where the middle episodes can often just be skipped entirely.
The show also boasts one of the best sets of characters of any anime I have seen. Each hero is flawed, and the Earl and Noah are far more fleshed out (in more ways than one in the Earl's case) than most villains. It says a lot about the quality of a series' characters when the villains mourning a dead friend can evoke sympathy. They also managed to inspire doubt as to whether the exorcists are in fact the good guys, thanks to the show's religious imagery.
As for the heroes, each has their own motive, each of which is more complex than the standard shounen motives of just saving the world or becoming the strongest and the like. Allen wants to save the souls of the Akuma, to the point where he can even show disregard for his own or others' lives at times. Lenalee, the series' main female character, fights for the sake of her friends and brother, and her past reveals that she may not support the Dark Order's cause even as she fights for them.
My personal favourite characters were Lavi and Bookman. These two are a master (Bookman) and apprentice (Lavi) of a clan of historians who became exorcists to be close to history as it occurred so that it could be recorded, and while they do fight, they try to minimise how much they interfere. Lavi's conflict between his duty as a Bookman and as an Exorcist, the loyalty he developed for his friends despite Bookman's orders to become close to no one, and his doubts as to whether the cheerful, friendly, fun guy is the real him or a mask that he should remove was probably my favourite aspect of the series.
So, here I am singing the series' praises, yet it got a 9, not a 10. Why? Well, in complete contrast to what I said at the beginning, because it ended. A lot wasn't able to be explained before the series was cancelled. The last ten episodes or so suffered from trying to rush one of the story arcs after having taken their time over previous ones. The battle in the last three episodes was amazing, but it also wasn't the final battle that I wanted to see. There is a lot of potential for a sequel, including a development at the end that virtually screamed "to be continued". I do sincerely hope that there will be a sequel. But if there isn't, the show ended in the best possible place it could. A clear cut ending is often unrealistic, and endings in which the heroes won but the villain is there in the shadows, not as dead as they thought, muttering "This isn't over" gets old quickly. Maybe the abiguity was for the best.
All in all, the show is well worth watching, even if you don't usually commit to long running shounen. Just don't go in expecting to not have any questions at the end. read more
This is my review of the episodes which I have seen which is up through 58.
Im not going to dull people with a summary of the story its on anidb and other such websites and they do a better job than I would. However if you want a short summarized version of what Im going to say, here it is: Want a series that start out as typical shounen series that transform into a powerful epic that twists and turns in unexpected ways? Then I would recommend D.Grey-man.
The story starts off pretty good, but takes some time before it kicks into overdrive so be prepared. I found myself liking the series, but for the first 40 episodes or so it felt pretty mediocre after that point the story starts to flesh out and go in some pretty unexpected directions. I felt probably one of the stronger points of the story was how episodes which appeared like fillers at first turned out to introduce important characters which return again and play very important roles in terms of the story. At heart though D.Grey-man is still a shounen so dont watch it if you absolutely hate these types of series, but it has a different taste than other series such as Naruto or One Piece.
The Animation is top notch and it improves as the series progresses. Characters facial expressions are superb especially when considering the huge cast of both good and bad guys. I love the unique look that the bad guys bring to this anime: evil, yet at the same time they are appealing in their own way. The same is also true of the good guys cool but, at times, ridiculous. Any filler episode had at least average animated action scenes. However whenever the series gets to the story pertinent battles the action scenes are stepped up a notch.
The sound is by far the most troublesome area. All the intro or ending songs are excellent and fit the series very well. However during the actual episode the music is far less memorable. Not that it is absent or that it is per say bad, but there was never a moment where I really noticed it particularly like I have in other series. The sound effects themselves are alright, but there are several characters with really annoying sound effects attached to them when they use their abilities and that is by far my biggest complaint worth noting.
The characters are by far D.Grey-mans strongest point. They have an absolutely lovable cast. From the main characters to the side characters there hasnt been a single one I found annoying or wishing they would go away. Quite the opposite I found many times hoping these characters would make a return and too my surprise many did. The series takes its time to flesh out as much as possible all the characters, of course with the emphasis being on the side characters, but I felt satisfied with all of the side characters back stories as well. It really doesnt get much better than the characters, in terms of growth and depth, than in this series.
The Enjoyment of this series is really watching the characters grow. This in my opinion is where D.Grey-man strongly resembles most other shounen series, but not in a bad way seeing as I love these types of series. The story is there in the back of your mind, but in the usually the focus is on the characters. I have found that as the series has progressed I began enjoying it more and more much like an acquired taste.
Overall D.Grey-man does start out like a standard shounen. However after the first 40 episodes I found it getting increasingly more fun to sit and watch. And while its hard to say what the future will bring the series is entering what I would consider the second story arch and it has gotten really good, much in the same way that Bleach or Naruto did. So basically if you like shounen then you will dig this series, but if you typically dont go for those type of series I would still recommend giving D.Grey-man a try because it does vary from your typical series enough to make it a unique experience.
When i originally wrote this review (after watching the 72 episodes that had aired at that time), D.Grayman was #42 in "Popularity" on myanimelist.net and a very Popular Manga (#10). The show had a score of 7.8..BUT You might have noticed that the score and popularity you now see is much higher reason being the anime starts off fairly slowly and takes a while to kick into gear and progress the plot. But once its does you just might be a fan...
The Story has a very original plot. When I started this anime I immediately liked the concept of chosen humans + "innocence" = akuma (demon) butt-kicking "Exorcists"! I knew nothing about it but i decided to watch it based on its good animation and I was not disappointed at all. The characters and their uniforms/weapons all look outstanding!
I found that all of the op. and end. songs are excellent songs that you wouldnt mind listening to each episode. Normally I would skip songs but I listened to all of D.Gray-man's because they really do suit the anime and sound good! Background music could be a bit better tho...
Character is one of the best aspects of the anime. Each and every character is Amazing! Each main character is lovable, unique, strong, nice-looking and they all have mysterious pasts and secrets. I have found fan clubs for even the evil characters. You wont find out about the evil characters until late in the anime but they are surprisingly loved as well. There might be a few characters you dont like but those would likely be side characters..all the main characters are great! The development of the ALL the characters through out the series always amazed me...
Try not to give up on this anime too early...after watching about 30 episodes I started to get a little bored... But since I loved the characters and was curious about the plot I decided to go read the manga. I was instantly hooked and it became a favorite! The point is that at the start of the anime there are a lot of filler-type episodes (especially before episode 38). Dont get me wrong, these are not the typical useless filler episodes. All most all these episodes are either action-packed or show some character development.
Even in the most serious of times there are humorous moments and great weapons/abilities/battles..
D.Gray-man finished with 103 episodes and not many fillers..In my opinion do not be disappointed with the end of the anime. There are many amazing battles that lead up to the climatic end but a lot of things are left unexplained. I don't think its confirmed but I am expecting a second season in the future after a lot more manga chapters are released (when the anime ended, it was very close to manga and i guess they decided not to go into fillers...)
Overall this anime is excellent [9-10] and covers almost every genre;
A worthy watch! It can be compared with the popular shounen anime Naruto and Bleach but I found more interest in D.Gray-man which is a bit more serious and in depth. (And a lot less out-stretched if you know what I mean...)
Both shows take place in about the same time period (early 20th century for FMA, late 19th century for D. Gray-man) in Europe in a world similar to our own. They are both about unique abilities, with an organization of alchemists in FMA and an organization of exorcists in D. Gray-man. They are Shounen as well as some comedy mixed in and are both very enjoyable to watch.
Similar style of storytelling. Black Order kinda like State Alchemists etc. Both Ed and Allen have arms that aren't their original arms.
Both series are about someone who tried to bring someone important to them back to life… and failed. Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) was cursed and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) lost his right arm and left leg, which could be considered a curse. After that they both joined an organisation. Allen Walker = Black Order; Edward Elric = State Military. They both seem to have a cranky teacher (sensei).
Last but not least; they are both short… ^^
The main characters both seem similar and their beliefs are also similar. The excitement of the plot and the action are very the same. Both animes share the same excitement and it will be a very nice experience.
Young heroes whose childhoods are marked by tragic events, their limbs altered to become weapons, fighting to redress an error in their past: these are the main elements that tie Fullmetal Alchemist and D. Gray-man together. Plus, both series draw a world that resembles ours with some crucial differences, deliberately dabbling in anachronisms. Both have a focus on action that does not hinder character development, allowing for doses of humour to lighten up the mood.
Both have main characters with arms that functions as weapons. Both characters' childhoods featured a tragic loss for them, and the retribution they faced for trying to bring back the people they lost taint them to this very day.
The main characters of each of these shows end up losing someone who is very precious to them, changing their destiny in the process. Also, they both have unique arms due to those events.
Firstly, both main characters have some sort of abilities (Ed - alchemist, Allen - Exorcist), they are both nicknamed as "short" and both hate being called that. Secondly, both series features the main character being part of an organisation/order (Ed - State Alchemist, Allen - Black Order), fighting against an opposing group of enemies (Ed - Homunculi, Allen - Noah). Thirdly, both series have a lot of action and fighting scenes, bound to keep you entertained.
Allen Walker is like a mix between Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric. He has Edward headstrong personality with Al's compassion. He even looks like them (just with gray hair and slightly older). He also has a messed up arm like Ed. The Black Order is very reminiscent of the National Alchemists organization.
Any Fullmetal Alchemist fan would love D.Gray-man. The characters are similar, the themes are similar. The difference is that D.Gray-man is going to be a long anime and the storyline is slightly different. A must watch!
Now i know that people might ask why even bother? But i i thought that someone new to anime might need some help. Now the connection from FMA to D.Gray Man might be easy to see (they both have a messed up arm). All of the connections are not so cut and dry. Ed and Allen are very similar. first of all they carry a huge wait on their shoulders and they hate being called names. there are other similarities but they might ruin the surprise.
These two anime are so similar it's scary. I've avoided watching D Gray Man before because it looked too much like any other generic shonen, but only 10 episodes in and it hooked me good. If you liked Fullmetal, don't hesitate to give it's darker sibling D Gray a try.
Well, for starters both these titles are the shounen, action-packed with PG-13 violence type. And there's a really obvious similarity between the main characters in these two shows--both have 'the arm'. That's right, if Allen Walker has his Anti-akuma weapon arm, then Edward Elric has his mechanical arm. Speaking of characters, both titles have unique variation among their character and you never get tired of them. What I mean is that in FMA, the Alchemists had different abilities same with the Exorcists in DGM. Each of the characters had their own way in contributing to the unfolding of the plot--which makes the plot (for both anime shows) really unpredictable, thus exciting. So, if you're life has been dull and you've been craving for some action, then go watch these two shows. They both left me with no regrets and they were definitely not a waste time for me.
Let's see, both Edward Elric and Allen Walker tried to bring the dead to life with devastating consequences. Besides that, they joined a military organization and look their arms!! One has a metal arm the other has a..unique arm which doubles as a weapon. Both are really young. Oh, both Ed and Allen has lazy/cracky superiors (Roy and Komui) too.
Alchemist organization is familar to Black Order imo. Main charas- Ed and All are short teenagers-ppl make fun of their height lol. both of dem has unusuall arms and they fight because of paren's loss.
Both protagonists turn one of their loved ones into a monstrous creature. Both Edward from FMA and Allen from DGM have an arm that is not normal. Also both stories revolves around looking for precious stones.
Both of these animes have been compared in the past and for good reason too. D. Gray Man and Full Metal Alchemist both have a strong main character with a sad, messed up past but even so, they gain strength from this. Both Edward and Allen are going for a goal and to do so, they must overcome many scary, supernatural challenges. Edward has to might the Homunculus while Allen has to fight demons/akuma, the Noah, and the Millenium Earl. Both shows are on my top 5...this is my recommendation for both D. Gray Man fans who have yet to see Full Metal Alchemist and also for Full Metal Alchemist fans who haven't seen D. Gray Man. *note* D. Gray Man starts off slow, but, it will get REALLY good really fast after that.
The hero with a difficult past, together with their friends is trying to change the world
CREEPY similar. First...
1)Edward/Allen suffer consequences for trying to bring dead back to life.
2)Both have teachers they are afraid of: Izumi/Cross (Hm, I wonder what would happen if they met each other? XD)
3) Komui reminds me of Hughes, what with his attitude to family members.
4) Edward/Allen both have special arms.
5) Noah family is like the homunculi; the way they just kind of come as collectibles ^^ Oh, and I believe there are seven Noah/Homunculi?
6) Lenalee kind of like Winry- aka romantic tention between her and the hero.
7) Dark Order similar to State Alchemists- most of their members are pretty young and what they do serves the community.
8) Exorcists=Alchemists- although not every alchemist is in State, they're both "selective practices", per se.
9) Milliennium Earl could be a personification of "the Gate".
10) And last but not least, the mangas were published in the same year. 0.0
I believe FMA is better overall, though. -nod-
Both shows are about 15 year old main characters with a fake arm and a tendency to be referred to as "beansprout". They both take place in the 1800's, though D.Gray-man has a more gothic feel. If Fullmetal Alchemist and Tim Burton had a lovechild, it would be D.Gray-man.
Edward and Allen both tried to bring someone they cared about back to life, both have special arms and both have english names.
The main characters are both child prodigies, excelling in combat and hiding a mysterious past. Edward Elric joins up with the Military of Amestris, while Allen Walker joins the Dark Religious Organization. Both series include comedy at some times as well as blood and death at others. They can be shockingly similar to each other in some ways, while being different enough that they each have a unique flavor.
Basically, FMA with Alphonse as the main character in place of Ed.
Alan is a sweet, mellow, trusting boy with life experiences behind him and supernatural abilities, all at the age of 15.
He knows of stuff the average person is unaware of and fights to combat this.
As stated, his personality is similar to that of Alphonse FMA, quiet and submissive.
The reason I compare these series together is down to them being so similar:
- Victorian era
- Child fighter
- Ed's automail arm and Alan's demonic arm
- Supernatural abilities
- Troubled past
Both Series take place in the age of where Technology isn't develop very far yet, though D.Grayman takes place in the early 18th century as both main characters are short and hate being called short or rather hate being called Bean Sprout, join Allen Walker as he joins a organization that is similar to a army of special people called Exorcists much like State alchemists, as the organization known as the Black Order tries to defeat a rise of the supernatural army as Allen like Edward has a traumatizing past that follows him wherever he goes as its literally on him reminding him of his past. as he tries to find the way to stop the demons known as Akumas from taking over and destroying human kind
Very similar feel. Both have a setting with the feel of Industrial Revolution England. Both protagonists have a dark past that led to deformations/enhancements to their bodies. Both join organizations designed for people with special abilities to maintain order. They also have similar art styles, though D.Gray-Man is a little more "realistic."
Both main characters try to bring someone back to life with big consequences. Both main characters have a different arm than normal. Dark atmoshphere but can have some little funny moments.
This show battles like the seven deadly sins,reapers in the future . Both main characters have something to do with there arm.
Both are similar because both have to do with a young teenage boy fighting enemies with one arm that isn't normal. Also both boys have a power that everyone doesn't.
They are both kinda in the same mood... They are really great and they both have this kid with a weird arm! There is a bit of romance but also alot of similar kinda fights ! :D
I know it's not much but i am sure you will like it! (:
Similar theme of "old real life job given fantasy elements".
These anime share a similar atmosphere; they're both quite dark and have the same kind of mystic feeling to them. Both are also prone to lightening up the mood in fun ways.
The character portrayals appear very alike. Edward - protagonist of FMA - and Allen - protagonist of DGM - share inner strength and sensibility. The need to protect the weak and their friends are also present in both of them. They also share a troubled past. FMA puts more emphasis on Ed's past than DGM does on Allen's, though.
- both plays in the same time period (end of 19th century / beginning of 20th century)
- both main characters have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon
- their childhood had tragical situations
- allen (dgm) and edward (fma) are called 'short'
- there are organizations in both animes (excorcist for dgm / state alchemist for fma)
- special enemy group (noah for dgm / homonculi for fma)
First Of all Full Metal Alchemist has Edward Elric wanting to become a state alchemist this is similar to D.Gray-man because the character Allen Walker wants to become part of the "black order" Edward has a auto mail arm which can be formed into different shapes such as a sword. As in D.Gray-man Allen has a possessed arm which can form into different objects to like a gun, sword and all other range of weapons.
Ao no Exorcist is very similar in storyline to D. Grayman. The main protagonist is a young boy named Okumura. He however is cursed with being the illegitimate son of Satan. He then is rescued along with his twin brother by a society of exorcists. A priest, who Okumura calls father raises him, in hopes that he Okumura will use his powers for good, and not evil. After Okumura's foster father is killed, he pledges himself to train to be an exorcist, and defeat Satan's forces. In D. Grayman the main protagonist is Allen Walker, who is becomes cursed after he turns his dead relative, and father figure into an akuma, by being tricked by the evil Earl. However Allen's relative instead of killing Allen fights the urge, and then curses him. Allen then leaves after destroying his relative to then be found by General Cross, an exorcist of the Black Order. Allen then after a time of apprenticeship goes to the Black Order to be trained and become a full fledged exorcist. So if you like Ao no Exorcist then you will love D. Grayman.
Both are shounen action series where the protagonists are Exorcists with special powers who fight and defeat demons, and who are regimented in an academy setting with their comrades. Both are battle series with strong biblical themes and dark gothic art.
Same feeling to it. A bit of gothic/dark art and exorcists. Both created from a female manga artist. Also, both have cute main characters!!
Both animes are connected with exorcists and demons.Both animes offer great art and story.
The characters who fight the demons/akumas are called Exorcists. Also, the demons take advantage of the weaknesses of people.
well if you love demons and love the exorcist that train to combat them and save the world, you are gonan love ao no exorcist but its a little more kid friendly then d. gray man so your mileage may vary
D.Gray-man and Blue Exorcist are action anime that feature exorcists that all have unique powers and are part of an organization that protects the innocent people of their world that don't know about the existence of demons. Both series have main protagonists who are mistreated despite being kindhearted at first but as both series progress they find family and friends within their organizations. The main characters also have father-like figures who passed away but influence them greatly. The only downside is that D.Gray-man is a bit long as a series. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
Both talk about demons and exorcisms but each one have their own vision of it
I really recommend it
They both have this Exorcist vs Demons theme in them. There are Exorcists and Demons + the main characters are kind of similar.
They both are themed after the catholic church (or entity closely resembling) doing battle with demons. Both deal with super powers, and both have a unique main character that brings others close to them. Both are filled with a ton of great characters, though one is darker than the other.
Ao No Exorcist (a.k.a. Blue Exorcist) is the lighter more fun series
D.Gray-man is dark and kind of brutal at times
Having nakama to help you are huge themes in both stories. Overcoming pain and defeating demons are key themes.
Well... it's clear that they're both supernatural shonen genre-wise... but D.Gray-Man seems a bit darker atmosphere wise in my opinion... both are Great series which display an organizational structure against opposing forces (akumas/demons) and the main characters of both series respectively (Allen & Rin) seem to have a daunting character growth ahead of them....
The MC in both show are Exorcist who wants to save people by defeat their 'father' and fight for the people they care about......similar plot so if you like one you'll probably like the other
Both anime have themes that relate to the dead and the occult. Both are about fighting and has nice cliffhangers. Both don't have a huge romance aspect.
Both are about exorcist fighting demons,both have biblical themes,and get very emotional at times,whit D.Gray-man being more emotional,and darker than Ao no Exorcist.
Also they are both great shounen series which are worth a try.
Both anime have exorcists who are the "good side" and demons who are the "bad side."
Both anime are centered around a group of young demon hunters, or exorcists. The main protagonists of both anime are young boys that have been outcast from society, and eventually become one of the strongest exorcists of their groups. Okumura Rin and Allen Walker are also very similar in personality traits and overall attitude, though Okumura has a slightly darker view and Walker will act more mature when the time comes. Both boys posses a power that set them apart from everyone else and add to the main plot of the anime.
-Both are great exorcist series
-They hunt demon and do exorcist stuff ^^
-Simmilar style + both are made by a female magaka
-Both MC join an exorcist organisation + have an adoptive father :p
-They fight demon with weapon!
They're about exorcists who fight off demons/akuma. The main character in both of them are exorcists who are involved with a demon in some way. In Ao no Exorcist, the main character is a demon himself. In D. Gray Man, the main character has been cursed by a demon.
Both series have a religious theme and are about exorcists and their fight against demons. However, D.Gray-man is a bit darker. The main characters are young boys who are training to become exorcists. Their goal is to defeat the bad guy and avenge their relatives but apart from that, the main characters aren't very much alike. Rin (Ao no Exorcist) is hot-headed while Allen (D.Gray-man) is quite calm. However, if you liked the story of one of these animes, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other as well!
both anime take place about in same time and both anime character has a unique powers .both anime is about the exorcist and they are very interesting.i recommend u to watch the both animes
Kill the demons! Morally questionable protagonists!
No spoilers. Both anime are about exorcists.
D. Gray-Man and Blue Exorcist are both amazing anime that most people have at least heard of them. They make you laugh, cry, and everything in between! These two anime are very similar because:
-Both anime deal with exorcists and demons
-Both main characters have a crazy boss (DGM, Komui BE Mephisto)
-Both have a dark plot and the same feeling
However, in DGM, the MC is more mature and childlike, while the MC in BE is immature and gets in a lot of trouble.
They have an quite similar overall feeling. Both mains are fighting with there friends against an enemy using somekind of super power.
Good organization versus evil organization, lots of characters with various weapons. Soul Eater is however much more lighthearted than D.Gray-Man.
Liek D.Gray-Man, Soul Eater has people who have supernatural "weapons" that they are compatible with. Defeating evil beings is their duty. The weapons can "level up" like the Innocence contained in the exorcists'.
They both deal with fighting off bad soul's to protect the good ones. While one has more of an emphasis on souls itself. Humor in both is very similair.
Both stories involved the theme, supernatural and good vs bad. In D.Gray-Man, the exocists are fighting against the akuma, noahs and earl who wanted to bring the world to an end. While in Soul Eater, the meisters and their weapons are fighting against the demon god, witches and humans who have turn evil.
These two anime have a similar feeling.
It's sorta dark and it's full of comedy and action. If you like D.Gray-man then you will enjoy Soul Eater too. :]
Both about an organization of people with spiritual abilities that are supposed to destroy evil spirits
They are similar because they both have teams that attack demons for innocents but in soul eater there after souls
I really recomend to peeps who have watch soul eater to watch d-gray-man!!
They are really similar in how the anime ends. They both have supernatural powers and trys to fight off a same enemy which reborns or takes a long time/hard time to defeat.
The art, humor, action and story is pretty simialar to each other and there both also made by studio Bones.
Well both need soul to create a weapon...Crona's weapon are made from blood.it's the same as Lena-lee's innocent that made from blood too(last episode). Both main character a gray haired that is Allen and Soul.. In D.Gray Man a person is stronger when the compatibility between he/she and his/her innocent is higher. The same thing with Soul Eater...in order to make a good attack the technician and the weapon must be at the same wavelength. .. it's quite the same.
They are both Shounen anime series, but with extremely heavy focus on the individual characters, and their progression mentally and emotionally, not just physically. Both have reasonable "power ups." All episodes that could be considered as "filler" seem to fulfil an important role in both shows, thus giving us few unimportant episodes. Exorcists and students are very similar, as they both fight 'demons' to save the world secretly. Both are reletively gothic in style, though D. Gray-man is much darker. They both have their serious and comedic moments. Both have AWESOME opening themes. Each character (Exorcists and students) all use unique weapon fighting styles and techniques, and the weapons tend to develop their own unique personalities, almost becoming characters themselves (In Soul Eaters' case, obviously, they are characters.) Both have eccentric leaders that give out missions (Lord Death vs. Komui) and both have tall, powerful, long red-haired, womanizing, alcohol-prone characters that have close ties with one of the main characters (General Cross vs. Spirit), as well as a crew of powerful fighters that come in and help midway throughout the series (Generals vs Death Scythes). Both series also have peculiar villains and intriguing antagonists that almost get as many fans as the protagonists (Ashura + Witches vs. Earl and the Noa). Also, they have practically identical English voice actors.
Both shows have pairs of young fighters that work for an organization committed to fight demons. Also the ambiance and styling of both shows are similar.
They both have a dark action vibe and they talk about souls a lot
Its another 50 eps longer than souleater, but its dark as well and although they dont get weapons that morph into humans like in soul eater its still just as good and they *evolve* is the word ill use to not spoil anything. through out the story. The charecters are quite indepth and youll grow to like them :s
On a side note : Both of these are somewhat like naruto / Bleach but completly different becuase there arent any fillers, and if there were then they were too well blended into the main plotline that i didnt notice.
Both animes deals with battling akuma's to protect the world. In D.Gray Man they use weapons called innocence as in Soul Eater the weapons are actual humans that turns into weapon to slay the demons. The atmosphere of the 2 animes are very similar in the aspect it can get serious or funny depending on the situation in a flash. Both animes have moments where darkness prevails (more like the sensation of darkness).
- They are both Shounen
-In both animes they fight demons in order to restore peace to the world
-They have a similar idea of using weapons against the evil
-They both have really funny and really dramatic moments in them
-THEY ARE BOTH EPIC
+both anime have a similar story
+both with organization to defense from evil and destruction
+both with Action, Adventure, Comedy, Shounen
It just seems to click. They are pretty similar Allen, the main can't turn into weapons like Soul, but his arm can transform. In D Gray Man they kill evil demons or souls gone wrong too, but here they are called "akuma". They both go after similar goals, to destroy the leaders of their enemies.
Essentially the same anime, but with different moods. If you're looking for a dark shounen with a strange sense of humour, D.Gray-man is for you. If you want a lighthearted shounen with a relatively raunchy sense of humour, go for Soul Eater. They are both action-centric anime about teenagers with unique weapons that are used to destroy corrupted souls.
These anime also share similar flaws, in that they both have quite a bit of filler (Soul Eater especially).
Both have a serious plot (though D Gray Man's anime's plot is more serious than Soul Eater, Soul Eater is more intense in the manga :P) and they have moments of humor in both animes that I really really love, plus both emphasize on friendship, teamwork and scarifice :D
D.Gray-Man has the same style. They both have a group of friends fighting a enemy that they dont really know till late in the series. Both also container alot of humor, super natural skills/weapons and a main character with a overprotective relative. All and all a fun serie to watch.
Well... Both are adventures of inumerous characters, each one with his own power and distinct personality, against the evil guys.
I didn't get this part of the anime yet, but people said me that it has fillers like all those other similar series (as Naruto, Dragon Ball, etc...). For me, these animes are all the same after all...
Both are action/shonen series, with a group of good guys slowly fighting their way through the ranks of the bad guys, powering up in the process. While D.Gray-Man is often more serious than Bleach, they both have their moments of comedy to lighten up the mood when needed. Also, >100 % synch rate = bankai all the way.
Both are in a group of supernatural power fighting against evil in Bleach they fight Hollows and in D.gray-man they fight Akuma ( Demons ). If u liked Bleach you will like D.gray-man ^^
Both series have the same style.. A young boy who tries to gain more power in order to save good people on earth. Story and characters are a little similiar also.. So you wont regret it.
If you liked "Spiritual Energy (reiatsu)" .. You should definitely try "innocence"!
Both are Shonen titles with darker less cliche villains.
Both shows feature broken protagonists and enagmatic yet mysterious antagonists.
Both feature a nod to Bushido with the individuality of their weapons (be it Zanpakutoh or innocence).
Both shows feature a mirroing of their enemy, ie. Dark Matter vs Innocence or Vaizard and Arrancar.
Both shows have strong support characters whose support can steal away from the main character.
They are both well written moving between light and dark moments with a re-evaluation of whether the enemies are actually evil or just victims.
Both are fighting akuma or evil using there own methods in one its shinigami in the other its exocists both shows are great
if you like bleach most likely you'll like DGrayMan i mean it startsout boring like some animes but its halirouls and the action in it isnt so bad the down side is the ending is like a cliffy due to the fact the author got sick so unless your willing to wait for her to get better dont watch it and get disapointed
In both Bleach and D.Gray Man, the plot revolves round the protagonist and his friends as they combat an evil force to safe the people of the world. The anagonists are very mysterious yet likable characters and appear an unbeatable force. It is up to the protagonist and friends to try to beat them while they both fight with a hidden power within themselves.
Both have Demons, and similar fighting with nice power ups. Bleach is more slow paced, but they are both good.
Both of these shows focus on the supernatural and the trials and moral dilemmas the heros go through. As both series progress, it becomes clear there is more to the heros than meets the eye. Both Allen Walker and Ichigo Kurosaki are different than the other people around them and they try to deal with those differences while saving others and protecting their friends/comrades and what they truly believe in
Hero with strong/unusual powers, battles and many bishounens. Although I think D.Gray-man's animation looks better and Allen has more 'dark' secrets.
In Bleach we have hollows on whom shinigami are hunting, here we have Akuma's on who exorcists are hunting.
Exorcists could be counted as same shinigami since they are a one big, positive organization which is fighting evil. Instead of zanpanktou they have Innocence which gives each one of them a unique power.
The main character also could be considered as a hybrid between Akuma and human like Ichigo who is hybrid between Shinigami/human/hollow.
Both series have nice action and very likable characters. And both series have some story twists though D.Gray Man handles it all 10 times better.
Great shounen animes I found very enjoying. Loads of action, fights, great soundtracks, awesome characters. Both Bleach and D.gray-man have monsters to fight with, hollows and akumas. There are 'the defenders' against them too, Shinigami, who wield a Zanpakutous and Exorcists, who have Innocence. The bad guys are Espada and few other earlier and Noah with Millenium Earl. Ichigo and Allen are the ones who have some kind of enemy's powers, too.
For one, Both animes gives off the basic structures to a Shonen anime.
Many things can be related with Bleach and D.Gray man.
The soul society and the Dark Order are both organizations that the protagonist gets involved with.
Art styles are nothing too special but there are a wide variety of characters which also gives a gloomy feel.
The main connection is that in both stories the main character starts off by fighting enemies created that can be traced from humans to more cliche ones after.
Both mangas are still continuing and answers are still untold.
Bleach and D.Gray-Man are both a sort af dark shounen anime. In both shows they fight against a type of demon: the hollows (bleach) and akuma (dgrayman), with the menos showing the most similarities with the akuma. Both have an evil organisition in some way linked to the creatures. Both have many moments of humour considering the theme. If you like the hollow-idea of bleach, I recommend checking out D.Gray-Man.
both allen and ichigo are "special" in terms of the power they have and how they have it.
both of them have swords
both of them want to protect their friends at all costs, and thats where they get part of their powers from.
the people that have the powers that the main characters have all belong to some sort of organization
In both animes the main character is fighting against demons/hollow ,also there are very simillar characters and weapons.
~ Both Supernatural genre
~ In both series the protagonist goes through a lot to "power up"
~ Both have a lot of episodes
Similar 19th-early 20th century setting. Both worlds have some form of special ability (alchemy in FMA and Innocence in DGM) used by the main characters. Both main protagonists are 15-year-olds who have a strange arm. Both also have a group of villains with secret motives.
They both have characters on a quest, and are both action/adventure. They both have monsters, and have a lengthy, interesting plot.
Both main characters have a master. They also joined an organization that hunt demons or homunculi.
Both take place in the same time period (end of 19th century/beginning of 20th century), have main characters that have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon who have had tragical situations in their childhoods. Allen (DGM) and Edward (FMA) are called "short". There are organizations in both anime (Excorcist for DGM, state alchemist for FMA). Both have a special enemy group (Noah for DGM, homonculi for FMA).
Both action-packed shows have dark plots with a fair amount of comic relief and easily appeal to a wide audience. The main characters (Edward Elric and Allen Walker) have several similarities as well, a few being: their unusual arms are both gained through traumatic experiences and provide them with means to fight, they are both part of special organizations, and they are both orphaned with painfully troublesome childhoods, as well as other minor aspects of their personalities. Both shows have a wide variety of characters, each with their own unique sides and backgrounds.
Both animes are similar in how each episode is often different and is one of the main characters' "cases". They keep you watching and are easy to watch even though they're both really long. Both animes have a group of people (Exorcists in D.Gray-man, Alchemists in Brotherhood) fighting some strong common enemy of the world and protecting humans from their harm. I highly recommend both of them and am sure that if you liked one, you'll like the other also.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - D.Gray-man Similarities
Edward - Allen Similarities
About the same age
Over-reacts when called short
Both have an Altered Arm
Both cry when they can't save someone
Black Order/ Military
Regular Soldiers/ Finders
Philosopher's Stone/ Heart Innocence
These are some of the many things that make these anime similar
My Opinion I strongly Recommend
Characters are basically mirrored in both anime tons of action where nothing ever goes boring, Always traveling from place to place helping others.
Both the series center around a conspiracy group trying to gain control and change the world,with a protagonist that's part of the military working with his friends to defeat them. They're both amazing story's that keep you glued to the screen.
A short kid who hates being called beansprout, has a weird arm (which he utilizes as weaponry), eats a lot, and is around 15.
Their enemies, the superhuman-type guys which it has been possible to kill (albeit not easily), and they have a leader (except Father isn't quite as fruity as The Earl is.) Also, they hate humans because they have inferiority/superiority complexes.
A funny Chinese (or Xingese) guy who is kind of a jerk but not always, and might also be a bit logically questionable.
The beansprout tries to bring a loved one back to life, only to be mentally scarred for life, and also have their physical appearance and sometimes personality altered.
And of course, they join an institute that they can use to fight the bad guys, only to find it's not too fantastic and that there is some questionable human experimentation that has been going on.
There is the mandatory funny scenes, where stupidity is prevalent in most parties.
DGM is only a bit longer (by like 30 episodes or something)
There's a 'team' of sorts, guys that are kinda like Havoc and Brosch, who don't get too much fan credit but are still cool anyways
The really fruity guy (2 in DGM actually)
The semi abusive past child mentors, which is played for laughs
That old guy who has a horrible past he hates himself for and therefore does something about it
Some mind effing, but not to the extent of School Days.
Also, lots of gore!
Little to no fanservice
Set in AU industrial revolution Europe with trains and everything
Animation is very nice, though not of the very highest caliber (It's not Aquarion Evol, that is.)
The girl who gets mad at the beansprout for being an angst machine who won't let his friends help him fight (or even express his feelings), yet is still very likable. Also, she hits people when they make her mad, which is also really funny.
I could go on forever...but I won't.
Both the main characters in these shows did something in their past of which caused something to change to them/in their life, and regret it. Setting out on an adventure to fight against an enemy whose plot is to do something sinister to the world for their own goals.
Great story line. Main characters have tragic pasts and they overcome their obstacles with gusto. Even the side-characters are well-developed. Major plot twists here and there. Once you start watching, you will get hooked and can't stop until you finish the whole damn thing.
Both D.Gray-man and FMA: Brotherhood last a little longer than the average anime show, without getting too long-spun. They're both pretty dark (but with some comic elements) and set in the late 19th/early 20th century. The plots resolve around a young boy with special powers and a strong determination. The two organizations from these shows (the exorcists and the alchemists) are somewhat similar as well.
Allen Walker in D. Gray Man is in a very similar setting: orphan child who finds a family in a military environment.
The values are similar in these two series: friendship, loyalty, honor, fighting.
The adventures are more episodic in Allen's case. But the characters are very different: Ed is a very straightforward person: his mystery is elaborated in details right in the first episode, his motives are clear and unchanging, and he is kind of selfish. He is very impulsive and very loving.
Allen is on the other hand distant from other people, but he is lovable, too. He is different in one very important quality: self-sacrifice. He is not that famous or popular like Ed, but he gains more friends than him.
Similar concept in that Claymores/Exorcists are hired/sent to destroy monsters that's been terrorizing the town (Youma/Akuma), and that these monsters can take the form of any human.
this anime is kind of similar as it evolves the characters joining an organisation and fights demons to maintain peace.. one of the best animes of all time//.. =)
Both people with special powers that kill demons....both have a dark theme, however Claymore is has more profanity
both stories have almost the same monsters.... akuma's killing people for food and for them to evolve and take form of the people they ate. claymore's youma or yoma also shows the same..... youma eat humans for food and they evolve to stronger monsters and as they say... allen W, is half human half akuma... clare in claymore is half human, half yoma.
Both involve organizations fighting against demon-like beings. Both accent on one main character with strong motives to fight and reveal other characters' backgrounds and stories while one main theme progresses.
If you like white-haired people slaying evil talking demons that can turn into and devour humans, then you will love both anime. Although Clare > Allen any day of the goldarn week.
The monster slayers from both anime can become the monster itself when overusing the power (the fall condition).
Both have the same medeival setting with a group of people trying to exorcise/eliminate for humans that have turned into akuma/yoma.
Both are about groups of people with individual special powers who fight monsters that have different difficultly levels and are able to take the form of humans. Additionally some of the voice actors are the same.
Both had very good character development, leading to outrageously crazy powerful boss fights. Isn't that how all anime should be?
If you like the supernatural aspect of d gray man fighting against akuma then you will like claymore for its world,where humans coexist with demonic predators called Yoma And its mysterious organization that created half-human, half-Yoma warriors to fight yomas
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