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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.


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

Associated Names
디 그레이맨
Dī Gureiman
D. Gray Man
D. Grayman
D.Gray Man

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Latest Release(s)
c.222 by MangaStream (69d ago)
c.222 by Starbuds (71d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1(S1);
Ends at Vol 16, Chap 157(S1);

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D.Gray-man by Akari

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1996 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 13th 2016, 6:33am PST



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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (24 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #391 increased(+109)
Monthly Pos #561 decreased(-60)
3 Month Pos #303 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #310 decreased(-36)

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On 7407 reading lists
On 1166 wish lists
On 381 unfinished lists
On 595 custom lists

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Forum Posts
D.Gray-man Gets New TV Anime Series in 2016 With New Cast 189 days, 12 hours, 13 minutes ago
The art...? 345 days, 12 hours, 56 minutes ago
DGRAYMAN RETURNS JULY 17TH 355 days, 8 hours, 35 minutes ago
D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus 396 days, 6 hours, 32 minutes ago
Cancelled? 411 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago

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D.gray-man ROCKS!!!!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mercurystar
May 14th, 2009, 5:51pm
D.gray-man is one the best manga i read so far.Its one of the shounen that I'm reading and doesn't seem so predictable. You can't just compare this with Bleach or Naruto.You just can't. It's so on a league of its own. It has a genius story plot that keeps you wanting more. Not like other shounen for instance bleach (i like bleach and all but you can't deny)that it keeps on going on in circles with the same people and same events. The characters and story evolve. You see struggle and heart break but you also see characters that keep on going when all the outcomes say "we are so going to die" and still find away to keep sane so how win with their pride intact. D.gray-man is a moving story that has an edge of darkness and whole alot of cool superpowers.
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fights weak, story strong   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by serobins
April 13th, 2009, 5:49pm
In a lot of ways, D. Gray Man just follows the same old shounen formula that we all know so well. In fact, the fights and the sidekick characters can be downright tedious sometimes. I've caught myself skimming the endless secondary character battles more than once.

What sets D. Gray Man apart for me is the protagonist and his story. The more it develops, the more achingly sad it becomes. There are plenty of manga where the good guys are pretty much doomed from the start, but most of those manga just leave me feeling sick and apprehensive about what's going to happen to the characters. The mood for this one is more bittersweet and poignant. It's worth reading for the main character's low-key but heartbreaking past and (probably) doomed future.

In tone, D. Gray is more like a tragic fairytale or a children's fantasy novel.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2009, 4:54pm
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Slow At First, But...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Verarose
April 10th, 2009, 1:36pm
Okay got to admit most of the beginning chapters aren't the most exciting, though if you stay loyal to it, you will find more then a typical Shounen manga...To everyone who says its boring, umm, maybe you didn't give it a chance? It is a Shounen manga after all, it will have a lot of side things thrown in. I think the author could of made her beginning chapters a bit more better though-If you go read to the last ones, and then look back at those you'll be confused at the difference in everything.
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So promising...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mizka
March 17th, 2009, 1:21pm
D.Gray-Man is a manga that thoroughly disappointed me - not because of how awful it is, but because of how wonderful the beginning was compared to the mediocre chapters following it.

The D.Gray-Man world pulled me in... the characters were interesting to me, and the premise seemed promising. The beginning sets you up for a surreal, gothic tale.

But that's not what you get.
I was anguished to see such a wonderful start head down a typical shonen path of cliches, accompanied by poorly drawn fight scenes and flat-as-cardboard, underdeveloped characters, which twists together to create a confusing jumble of ink on paper.

If you enjoy typical shonen manga as well as the darker side of entertainment, and you aren't confused easily, you'll probably enjoy D.Gray-Man.

If you enjoy the darker side of entertainment only, steer clear, lest you end up disappointed like me.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2009, 1:22pm
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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Sanrein
March 15th, 2009, 4:57am
It's too idealistic for my taste. Even the name crack me up. "Innocene". To use innocence to fight. I couldn't stand it. I even have the anime dvds but couldn't finish the first disc.
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Disappointly formulaic   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Cheesyhoboe
February 13th, 2009, 4:01pm
I had high hopes for this manga after hearing good things about it, but unfortunately, as far as shounen manga goes, this is definitely on the weaker end of the spectrum. The problem with D. Grayman is that the story moves at much too far a pace for it's own good, leaving completely undeveloped and boring characters in it's wake. The story itself is nothing to write home about, and the world that D. Grayman is set in is definitely not as fleshed out as it could've been. That said, being an action manga, much of the focus on D. Grayman is on the fights instead of the story, but it even falters in this area. This is yet another manga where characters get power ups out of absolutely nowhere and people gain powers they usually wouldn't from the power of friendship. Another problem with the fight scenes in this manga is how absurdly cluttered all the manga frames are. I often found myself not being able to make head or tail of what was going on. The art itself is quite decent, though, with nice, clean and detailed backgrounds and characters, although the character design is incredibly generic.

Still, even with all the downfalls that D. Grayman has, I still found myself reading it up to the very current chapter, as it's not so bad that it's completely unreadable. It's just utterly mediocre as far as shounen manga goes with no above average qualities whatsoever. Read it on a day when you have nothing better to do.

... Last updated on February 13th, 2009, 4:03pm
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It hooks you in and won't let you loose   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Merlerna
January 5th, 2009, 8:49am
A intriguing manga that really have original ideas, characters, weapons, and plots. The emotions are real and the growth of EVERY character is noticeable (I hate it when only the main characters improve and everyone else is sitting duck or vice versa) The manga sometimes get really dark and serious but I think it's the way Allen and the others pull through it that makes it memorable.
I'm looking forward to Hoshino Katsura's future work!

... Last updated on January 5th, 2009, 8:50am
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Give D.Gray-man a try/   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
January 1st, 2009, 9:29pm
The manga is in no way boring or confusing. D.Gray-Man is my favourite shounen manga by far. (With the exception of Pandora Hearts and a couple others). Why you ask? Well for starters:

1)No Romance- romance totally RUINS shounen mangas as far as I'm concerned. It's fine if it's friendship or whatever but when every other page is like "I'll save you *insert girl name here*" I just want to kill someone (there was a tiny bit of it with Lenalee, but that was more friendship than anything).
2)It has a slightly more dark and real-world-esque/old-euro feel to it. It does wonders for the manga in this case, and I love the style. The themes also compliment the characters nicely, and vice-versa.
3)Original concepts. I haven't come across another manga that has "Innocense" or "Noah", both are original concepts/terms (in this context) created by the author. The church thing and "akumas" has been done before, but I think Hoshino-sensei has done an great job with it. It all fits together nicely.

If that isn't enough, the art is good (although I prefer the middle art style as opposed to the newest style), the characters are good (and not annoying, not even the girls...) and the plot is intriguing enough.

UPDATE: As of 2012: The new art took some definite getting used to for me. The manga went on haitus right after a new ark began and that kind of threw me off. I'm not sure why, but the manga just doesn't have the same feel now as it did originally. The latest chapter (April 2012 issue) seems to be getting things back on track and shows a bit of promise on bringing back some of the original feel. The plot is still good even after a bit of a rough patch and it is still one of my favourite shounen manga. Imma gonna keep reading!

... Last updated on April 29th, 2012, 2:30am
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Pitiful akuma...   
Rating: N/A
by shiroiyume
November 8th, 2008, 12:55pm
I've read a lot of shounen manga and I must say that this series does stand out from the typical shounen formula. The plot and atmosphere of the manga is a lot darker and sadder than most. I find that a great aspect of the series is the way that the characters really feel for the enemies they face and the tragic stories surrounding them. The Noah family contains many interesting villains to read about. Like others have said, the manga drags sometimes and characterization is a bit static but if you like the main character, it doesn't feel much like that. The art is beautiful and progressively gets better, although the gag filler didn't do much for me.

Check it out for a darker side of shounen and check out the anime, too, if you like the manga. It's surprisingly well-made for a shounen series and while there are filler episodes, what shounen anime doesn't?

... Last updated on November 8th, 2008, 12:56pm
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Good but not captivating   
Rating: N/A
by Splintered
October 9th, 2008, 7:15am
It has all the elements of a good shounen that I would enjoy, but for some reason it just can't keep my attention. Earlier chapters were great, the art is beautiful, there's a decent plot, distinct style, and amusing characters, but despite my best efforts I could not fully enjoy the later chapters and it became a chore to keep up with. The story didn't draw me in and everything became incredibly convoluted so that the story seemed to trip over itself.
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