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D.Gray-man (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: D.Gray-man
Synonyms: D.Grey-man, D. Grayman, D. Gray-man
Japanese: D.Gray-man


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 31, 2004 to ?
Authors: Hoshino, Katsura (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ.Crown


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Towards 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.


Originally serialized in Shounen Jump between May 2004 and April 2009 (2004 #27~2009 #22+23), but after a hand injury of Hoshino Katsura, moved to Jump SQ on November 4, 2009 (2009-12) and continued irregularly until January 4, 2013 (2013-02), after which was put on indefinite hiatus that continued for more than two years. Serialization restarted in quarterly magazine Jump SQ.Crown Vol.1 (2015/7).

The manga has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint since May 2, 2006 and in 3-in-1 omnibus editions since July 2, 2013. It has been also published in Spanish, first the first 23 volumes by Glénat until August 2012, when Shueisha broke the contract with Glénat, and then by Ivrea since July 2013, re-editing the first 23 volumes and simultaneously publishing new volumes.

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Apr 30, 2008
I first got into D. Grayman out of curiosity because a lot of my friends were reading it and gushing about it. I expected it to be just another basic shonen title with little to captivate me, but I quickly found out that I was wrong. The first volume hooked me like none other, and I found myself with an obsession warranting catching up to the Japanese release on scans. Anyone that knows me (which isn't many of you) knows that I hate reading scans for many reasons, but it was a necessity for D. Grayman because I couldn't wait for the volumes to come read more
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Mar 8, 2008
Another misundersanding here, but why is this manga not reviewed?! Second review for manga! Here it goes!

Story: There are stories where we can skim over a few chapters and still understand what's going on; there are stories where we can skim over a few volumes and still get what is happening. D.Gray-Man doesn't fall into either category. If you miss even two- three pannels at first, if that subject rises up a again, you will be lost. Everything is thickly intervoven; you won't find mentions of something just random, and you won't find side-plots ending up with a dead end (in turn with you wasting read more
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May 3, 2009
There is something strangely compelling about D.Gray-man. Perhaps it is the cast of characters that grows, not one obviously faster than the others, but together, or perhaps it is the emotional rollercoaster the mangaka has managed to take the readers on.

But whatever the case, D.Gray-man has this mysterious air about it, this feel of something apocalyptic and yet real, as though the characters are losing while it is clear that they are winning. [But are they winning? Winning? Or losing?]

There is something about D.Gray-man that makes you think, that makes you wonder, and that makes you shocked and surprised at the littlest of things.

The main read more
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Sep 20, 2015
I believe that I first started the anime and it took me some time to really get hooked on this series.
After the anime ended, I simply had to continue the manga - it is too good not to.

Story 10/10
Maybe some people would say that the story/plot isn't enough to get full points, but nonetheless, the individual stories and past of each character shown up to date are (in my opinion) really amazing, exciting, sad and have some kind of uniqueness to them. (You'll be surprised, because there's always more to come.)
You'll even find yourself enjoying the past of the antagonist(s), their being and the whole read more
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