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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
Dī Gureiman
D. Gray Man
D. Grayman
D.Gray Man

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Latest Release(s)
c.218 by MangaStream (847d ago)
c.217 by MangaStream (860d ago)
c.216 by Imperial Scans & Mangaholic (964d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Hiatus)

Completely Scanlated?

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

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D.Gray-man by Akari

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1944 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 10th 2015, 2:48am PST



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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (24 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #408 increased(+37)
Monthly Pos #417 decreased(-34)
3 Month Pos #386 decreased(-43)
6 Month Pos #321 decreased(-99)

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On 7101 reading lists
On 1101 wish lists
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D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus 69 days, 3 hours, 2 minutes ago
The art...? 427 days, 11 hours, 15 minutes ago
Allen looks lilke Vash here... 447 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
On hiatus again? 467 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes ago
218 838 days, 16 hours, 23 minutes ago

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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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Great "manga":>, anime no :(   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by souless_cat
July 18th, 2008, 12:39pm
At first i watched the beginning episode of the anime but when it started to feel like fillers, i then wanted to read the manga to see how it was. It was way more better than the anime. I then got addicted to reading the manga i just dropped the lame anime. Wow i feel bad for thinking d gray man was boring but the manga made me change my perspective.

... Last updated on July 18th, 2008, 12:39pm
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ederreu
July 8th, 2008, 6:33pm
I've been following D.Gray-man pretty much since it began and i have to say i liked the series a lot, the characters were unique and different from all those others the shonen stories show us, there has been some speculation about the author's (Hoshino Katsura) gender, and indeed the author's style doesn't quite looks like that which a man would have, anyway, D. Gray-man has suffered many trouble during it's publication, hoshino katsura has been disabled about twice, and so placed in hiatus for a long time, tough katsura has gladly recovered and resumed D.-Grayman's publication i'll have to say the series is facing a very rough time, First of all, as we know, magakas tend to improve their drawing style during long publications, but katsura's style is morphing (altough improving as well) into something more like a yaoi-esque styled story like those of Kaori Yuki which i do not found wrong or faulting in any way but rather no appropiated for it's demographic, this has been reflected in the surging number of D.Gray-man fangirls nowadays , that aside, we also have some truly noticeable lessening in the story's quality, at such expense that one cannot say where did the seriousness of the series is, the latest chapters of this manga suffer from a terrible and inestable art variation and plot thickness which those of us who followed this series from the very beginning cannot bear.
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