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D.Gray-man  
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Description
Set in a fictional 19th century England, D.Gray-man is the story of Allen Walker, a 15-year-old boy who roams the earth in search of Innocence. Washed away to unknown parts of the world after the Great Flood, Innocence is the mysterious substance used to create weapons that obliterate demons known as akuma.

Type
Manga

Related Series
D.Gray-man Reverse (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
ディー・グレイマン
ดี.เกรย์-แมน
驱魔少年
Dī Gureiman
D·格雷少年
D-Grayman
D. Gray Man
D. Grayman
D.Gray Man

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Latest Release(s)
c.218 by MangaStream (917d ago)
c.217 by MangaStream (930d ago)
c.216 by Imperial Scans & Mangaholic (1034d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 16, Chap 157

User Reviews
D.Gray-man by Akari

Forum
43 topics, 353 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1950 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 3rd 2015, 6:16am PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)
Jump SQ.Crown (Shueisha)
Shuukan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (24 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #282 increased(+114)
Monthly Pos #436 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #413 decreased(-31)
6 Month Pos #417 decreased(-71)

List Stats
On 7110 reading lists
On 1119 wish lists
On 365 unfinished lists
On 559 custom lists

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Forum Posts
DGRAYMAN RETURNS JULY 17TH 2 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes ago
D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus 37 days, 22 hours, 11 minutes ago
Cancelled? 52 days, 22 hours, 49 minutes ago
The art...? 497 days, 23 hours, 3 minutes ago
Allen looks lilke Vash here... 518 days, 10 hours, 9 minutes ago

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It all just went... downhill   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yami Ongakuya
December 28th, 2010, 6:41pm
Overall: Great art, confusing story line. Lengthy story, and requires a full out attention span and to start from the beginning- and if you're hooked, you'll be stuck on the bandwagon forever... unless you're like the rest of the DGM fans, and find that latest chapters have been... ugh.
The art is amazing. You won't get sick of them, unlike others of which you take one look at a stony face and turn away. By itself, the art is a masterpiece. She has her style, but it changes every so often. It sadly isn't always clean, but that's because of the heavy contrasting of darks and lights. (Not the scanlations bigrazz )
The plot line is like a maze. Just when you think you understand it some, she turns some other way, confusing you further. At first, it goes kind of slow, but it soon picks up the pace with fighting and handsomely drawn action scenes.
The sense of humor that follows certain characters can never leave one's mind. Each character has a different personality, obviously, but it's very simple to keep one separate from another, and very clear in aspects. At least one character will come to your liking.
It isn't ecchi, and it isn't dirty. It's humorous, sometimes with adrenaline pumped action, sometimes with playful way-too-strong-but-won't-kill hits. It isn't some boring love story either, filled with lots of horror sometimes, but not at all scary. It brings out the sad and true morals of life... just sometimes interpreted in different, chaotic ways.
Lately: You can call it a fall-back manga now. It used to be... it the top thirty's? But people just can't keep up anymore. Someone wouldn't understand if you started to read at chapter 200... and now, well, someone wouldn't really enjoy it either.
I would recommend this to someone who likes dark humor and some action fighting, not someone who likes blood on every page.
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Excellent!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by darkness_angelz
December 21st, 2010, 3:44pm
I watched the anime first before reading the manga and I thought both the manga and anime were excellent! The art is beautiful in the beginning but towards the latest chapters it's gotten worse however that doesn't downgrade the manga. This is one of my favorite mangas because the good guys don't always win which makes it more realistic.
Art:
The art the beginning was so good but allen always looked a little timid, as chapters gone by i'm not sure if the author decided to change the hair style but he looked more healthier. Overall, the art is beautiful and is very detailed. One of my favorite art in the mangas I've read.
10/10
Plot:
The plot was well thought through and executed well. Even though there are some gaps here and there the plots isn't too confusing. You may get confused the beginning but later on it will make you want to read the next chapter. The innonence was very creative and there was different magic abilities! biggrin Also, the "good guys" didn't always win so that made it more realistic.
9/10
Characters:
There wasn't a lot of character development through chapters but there has been some though the past. Each character was unique in its own way, but allen had a more "good" personality. He always want to save everyone but overall the characters were pretty realistic. 10/10

However, I was very disappointed by the latest chapters. I was no longer excited and everything seemed to be getting worse and worse. I can understand the art because the author injured her wrist but I just don't feel excited reading the manga anymore.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2010, 7:02pm
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it was so great   
Rating: N/A
by Lumana
November 30th, 2010, 4:03pm
I'm starting to think that its actually not Hoshino drawing this manga at all... after the hiatus because her wrist she just accepted that she cant draw anymore and got into a big slump, so she just passed the whole project to her assistant(s) who gambled on it, but lost, cause the last chapters are just terrible. Its caos. Where are the beautiful fighting scenes? The fine art? This could be explainded with the wrist problem, if this was the oly problem. But the style, the story and even the characters changed so much that I just cant believe that this is tha same mangaka who started the whole story. I'm dissapointed, and Im so sorry that one of my fav manga is destroyed.
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I'm telling myself it will be ok in the end....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by asrodeia
May 13th, 2010, 8:46am
I just am totally confused by the plot jump from the chapter before the hiatus and after. I really couldn't understand how they got to such a panicked scene... but oh well. I decided to give it some time to get much more chapters out, so that I can read and dissect it at my leisure... so I really haven't read much of the new art style.

I understand she hurt her wrist, but I just can't help but be wistful about the old style.... I was really in love with it.... oh well... I just have to get over it. Maybe, as she recovers, it will slowly morph back into the old style (big maybe)? Change in general is something I have issues dealing with, but I'm trying to keep an open mind.

I was just totally confused by the first post-hiatus chapter..... If you haven't gotten that by now.

... Last updated on September 5th, 2012, 11:26am
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Flame, Flame, Go Away   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Renbeau
April 25th, 2010, 3:11pm
There's been a lot of complaint about DGM's changing art style and plotline. Guys, changes like that are natural in a series, and show how the characters are changing. A looser representation of Allen in a panel, for example, represents his laziness or noncompliance. Just because he's losing his cute, naive demeanor in the course of the war doesn't mean you can attack the author and her prize series.
I myself have been happy with the latest chapters. We ARE in fact solving some of the mysteries of the series as we move into the 190th chapter (Alma Karma and Kanda's lotus, etc) and even earlier (Cross' disappearance and the appearance of the 14th). Pay attention, readers. Notice the captivating plot that is developing.
My only question is: where has Lavi gone? We havent seen him since before the Kanda/Allen paris mission. I hope he enters the story again soon.
For readers starting the series, the 16 volumes that are available is the US now are INCREDIBLE. they are my favorite manga and I'm sure you'll enjoy them too. <3
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It was so good...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Deva
April 23rd, 2010, 1:54am
The manga used to be one of my favorites but now it has corroded to your run-of-the-mill shounen manga. But what really killed it for me was the new art style which came with the serialization change. Most of the time you can't say whats going on, in fights the scenes are so messy I have absolutely no idea what the characters are doing most of the time.
I can't say D Gray man is awful but there are dozens of mangas like it is now out there, it's a pitty I really enjoyed reading it.
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better and better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by luna selene
April 4th, 2010, 5:34am
I feel that I can not agree with some of the latest comments about DGM quality being worse. In my opinion it got SO MUCH BETTER. Especially the art, it's so beautiful I could stare at it for hours! The plot is much more interesting, too. It got more serious and complex. I mean, at first it was just some average shonen manga, that I could just read from time to time and forget about it in an instant. Now I wait impatiently for every chapter. It's a pity I can read it only once a month, but on the other hand chapters are longer <3
Overall, I'm glad for the change in plot and art, I like it so much better now <3
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goes downhill   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by wait321
February 15th, 2010, 4:13pm
I really liked this manga at first but it kind of just spiraled downhill. Everything from the story to the art became a jumbled mess. The current artwork looks like it's some distorted blob style. Just compare the latest chapter and the first chapter and you'll know what I'm talking about.

There's been so many mysteries: Noahs, Innocence, Akuma, generals, some guy who looks like Hitler, traitorous clown, teleportation ship, disappearance of generals, half-Akuma, 10 more Noahs, the Millenium Earl changing his appearance. The list keeps growing every chapter with no attempt to shed any light on them, so it's become impossible for me to even remember them all between chapter releases. With so many subplots, the story seems to be shifting back and forth erratically and there's just no room for character development

I don't know what happened, but as far as I'm concerned, the author succeeded in making this manga totally unreadable. I dropped this manga, but if you want to give it a try, just be prepared for it to get frustratingly bad.

... Last updated on February 15th, 2010, 4:25pm
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Lovely   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by shoufuu
February 9th, 2010, 10:43pm
Well, it's really a good read, I think. I mean, yes, the beginning is all sorts of jumbles of characters, but once you actually get an idea who all the characters are to begin with, the story line flows on smoothly. The evolving weapons are also not "suddenly in 5 days I could do something mashed up together that took everyone their whole lives to make because I'm so smart" thing. I don't like that, so...OK, whatever.
The story might seem boring at times, but that's only [I think] because it's one of those "in between-ark chapters," so naturally, it's more boring.
I like how the mangaka slowly goes one by one cover the character's history. It's really interesting, if you ask me. Especially the Kanda ark. That's a big one (as a fan of Kanda, I was kawing and gawing over everything [in the recent chapters].)
Some people don't like the art style. OK, well, I mean, it's changed, but doesn't Allen (in my point of view) look more HEALTHY? He used to look...really ill (maybe mentally cracked [JK]) and well...pitiful. Let's leave it at that. Plus, is the drawing style really THAT bad? I mean, come on, it's not horrible...
Also, the art (again). The fuzziness. Yes, I understand the confusion. But there's not a whole ton of detail, so you really don't have to read it once or twice over again. Plus, you can tell who's who by the words and stuff (and by the drawing, it's not HORRIBLE, as I've said. Actually really good.) OK, one more thing about the art. D. Gray-Man's been on hiatus because the mangaka hurt her wrist, so it might be a little shaky and stuff. In my opinion, she's doing really good. Plus, she probably really wants to keep the manga going. (Also, if it's quick, at least it'll keep going. If it stopped for a long time [making a "good quality manga"] maybe she wouldn't have sponsors and whatever helping her. Then it'd STOP.) Back to the point, hurting your writs is a big one for a mangaka, and it'll be really hard for her to come back to the original drawing. A little change won't hurt. Plus, it puts a lot of pressure and strain on the mangaka to ink the stuff and reach ultra high-critique standards. Did I mention this before? SHE HURT HER WRIST.
*o*

... Last updated on February 9th, 2010, 10:44pm
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I love DGM   
Rating: N/A
by pikopiko10101
October 30th, 2009, 7:43pm
I picked up this series long ago when I had seen a preview of it in Shonen Jump. I was immediately drawn to how lovely the art and characters looked. Then one day, a year or so later, I saw the series at my local bookstore. I opened it and didn't close it until I was finished. I stayed in that bookstore for a while reading the different volumes. It's a great series. Allen is a tad too goody-goody at the start, but as you read on, he matures. There is great storyline and character development. Even the evil characters are lovable (I mean come on! The Earl is a jolly old fat guy with a different top hat every time) I really love DGM. To this day it's my favorite manga/anime series. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes shonen manga, or just manga with that lovely historical flare. I just hope it doesn't get a bad rep because it's a popular shonen series...
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