Toward 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. – My Anime List
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Now I will continue to watch the rest of the season, but I am a die-hard fan. If you have never saw D.gray-man this is not a good place to start. Now my advice to anyone thinking of picking this show up is to go back and watch the original in DUB and pray to the gods that when Funimation brings out the dub they will manage to get the original actors (I’ll prob rewatch it myself in dub).
This brings me back to what I originally said: Who is this show for?
We know why it is airing and that is to bring more light to the manga as it has a new serialization, but the show clearly had a really low budget.
Ultimately this is a very average show, BUT for a D.gray-man fan this is the best thing since sliced bread.
While a bit heavy on exposition, “The Fourteenth” does a great job at balancing fun and lighthearted character moments with its otherwise dark overarching plot. It may not be the best entry point for newcomers to D.Gray-man and may require a re-watch or two for those returning after the eight-year wait, but the premiere of Hallow manages to squeeze in fast-paced action, slower character beats and enough backstory to have me excited to find out what lies ahead for Allen and the Black Order.
Its a bit of a mixed bag for me really. I’m glad to see D.Gray-man back, and with better visuals and production values, but the lack of care in the transition between series seems to have impacted the experience, at least this week. I still like the show, and am eager to jump back into this franchise, so lets just say that this is a rough way to do that. I’ll be curious to see how much this one cour series is able to push forward, and how rushed the pacing is. Hopefully the show will just take its time, and adapt the source material with respect and care.
There’s too much new anime to watch out there that doesn’t require that level of commitment, and it wouldn’t make sense to offer analysis of a show I know nothing about and have no emotional connection to.