Losing a loved one is so painful that one may sometimes wish to be able to resurrect them—a weakness that the enigmatic Millennium Earl exploits. To make his mechanical weapons known as “Akuma,” he uses the souls of the dead that are called back. Once a soul is placed in an Akuma, it is trapped forever, and the only way to save them is to exorcise them from their vessel using the Anti-Akuma weapon, “Innocence.”
After spending three years as the disciple of General Cross, Allen Walker is sent to the Black Order—an organization comprised of those willing to fight Akuma and the Millennium Earl—to become an official Exorcist. With an arm as his Innocence and a cursed eye that can see the suffering souls within an Akuma, it’s up to Allen and his fellow Exorcists to stop the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot: one that can lead to the destruction of the world. -My Anime List
Based on 15 review scores:
The Outer Haven
This is one of the most iconic animes from the mid-to-late 2000s and the amount of positive reception from fans has been overwhelming. The absence of the manga was painful for all and the amount of joy over its return shows just how popular this series was and still is. If you haven’t seen or read D.Gray-man, you are doing yourself an injustice. Had this series not run into any roadblocks, there is no doubt in my mind that it would still be running today and giving shows like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Fairy Tail a run for its money.
Wakefield Express Online
D-Gray Man happens to be one of my favorite animes. I love the plot because it’s well-thought out and fully explained as the series continues; it’s easy to follow and extremely interesting. The characters are all unique, both heroes and villains, and the animation is smooth and flows well. I have to say that for once I prefered the English voice actors instead of the Japanese; the tones of the English voice actors seemed to fit the characters a bit better than the Japanese voices. Most parts of the anime are original, which adds to the appeal. Other than the voice actors, there were no flaws I can point out. I’m very much looking forward to the continuation.
If Tim Burton were ever to attempt a steampunk horror story, then I imagine the results would be something like “D.Gray-man.”
It’s very well written. One of the best anime/manga I have watched/read
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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.
Right Stuff Anime
This series has some great artwork to it. Any graphic artist would be quite happy with that. As for a plot, the series couldn’t make up its mind how seriously to take itself. One second it goes comic and the next it goes all macho serious. It ends up with lack of a coherent story line, weak character development, and super immune characters so you know there was no ‘real’ threat. Hence, battles became tedious rather than intriguing and entertaining. That said, it still had enough of a story line to lightly amuse which is why I said Okay.
Never Lost In Wanderlust
I give this anime a four out of five stars only because there was significant build up towards a confrontation with the millenium earl that never appeared, the seasons were out of the norm, and the anime felt like it was ended too early for the story line, even if it was 103 episodes.
This is one the best animations i have ever watched. It has everything from storyline, to characters, and fighting scenes.
This is a long series, but is worth collecting if you are a fan of anime with a repetitive premise and great characters and a better than average story underneath. Despite its flaws, D Gray Man has got its heart in the right place. It is humorous, dramatic, and at times, romantic and touching. While the show is entertaining and mixes a bunch of genres together, I have seen the story done better in other projects. For those looking for something more in depth, Full Metal Alchemist should do the trick!
The series is ultimately enjoyable and still has an appeal to see where it may be headed. As it is ongoing, we’re left watch the climbing action wondering a lot. Still, there are things about the series that needs a lot. The manga is definitely the way to go, as you’ll get the full story that way, but the anime is also a good way to go. Ultimately, there’s just a lot that needs explaining that can still be told as the story goes along. And as far as those things go, Hoshino is very good at explaining why certain things are as important as they are, as well as developing unique characters. As far as the series go, it’s definitely worth a try.