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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
디 그레이맨
디그레이맨
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.219 by Snoozing Scans (30d ago)
c.219 by MangaStream (43d ago)
c.218 by MangaStream (972d 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

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Forum
43 topics, 357 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1964 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 14th 2015, 7:43pm 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 #480 increased(+35)
Monthly Pos #433 decreased(-192)
3 Month Pos #173 increased(+80)
6 Month Pos #286 increased(+60)

List Stats
On 7226 reading lists
On 1118 wish lists
On 365 unfinished lists
On 569 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The art...? 42 days, 12 hours, 30 minutes ago
DGRAYMAN RETURNS JULY 17TH 52 days, 8 hours, 9 minutes ago
D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus 93 days, 6 hours, 6 minutes ago
Cancelled? 108 days, 6 hours, 44 minutes ago
Allen looks lilke Vash here... 573 days, 18 hours, 5 minutes ago

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Downfall   
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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Started good   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
July 6th, 2008, 4:24pm
Well the name and the image of The Millenium Earl (the antagonist) put me off at first as I thought this manga would be too childish but I watch a few episodes of the anime out of sheer boredom and was hooked. Initially I loved it, the plot was intriguing and the characters interesting. Lately though I'm beginning to habour a deep desire to shoot Lenalee. She started off a kick-ass fighter and has degraded into a pathetic, useless crybaby. I hate it when a female character ends up being present solely to show of the chivalry of the guys and give the group a weak link to protect so they can do the whole 'I'll never forgive you. I won't give up' speech. Also the plot is lagging. They focus more on pumping lots of fight scenes into in that actually developing the storyline and it only drags the plot on. The previously fantastic art style has morphed into something unappealing to the point of being off-putting and the same themes seem to be repeated. There is still potential here as the plot thickens but this series no longer has me eagerly await new releases. It still surpasses the likes of Naruto and Bleach though.

Plot = 7/10 (fight scenes get a bit tiresome after a while)
Art = 9/10
Characters = 8.5/10
Overall = 8/10

... Last updated on October 29th, 2008, 6:09pm
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Some where along the line it started to drag.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by bbobjs
June 19th, 2008, 5:02am
Overall the characters are generally well designed but mostly static. At times the amount of characters addressed in a chapter is overwhelming and causes me to lose track of the situation. This is accented by the fact that the story is progressing rather slowly and often leaves me feeling that nothing happened in given chapters. Perhaps the flow is more consistent in volume format but I have doubt. As of chapter 165, after a noticeable 30ish chapter slump, the series appears to be back on track. Hopefully it'll stay that way.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2008, 4:51pm
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it´s getting...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zelly01
June 18th, 2008, 11:30am
I never thought I would say this but: It´s getting boring... I really like d. gray man but i thing they just can put in some other charackters like girls!!! (maybe Just because I´m a girl, too.. :-) and with it a little lovestory!!! even though lenalee is a girl I don´t like her that much... but when i think more about it love/romance would ruin the whole series... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well...   
Rating: N/A
by rubyserpent_720
May 31st, 2008, 11:30pm
I find myself getting bored whilst reading this. Somehow despite the characters (I am only reading this for Kanda appearances now) I find myself skimming the pages and glazing over when reading fights fights and more fights.
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Weak....(Not for kid, lots of sacrifies)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kazesages
May 25th, 2008, 6:32pm
Even though this series have surpassed all my expectation , the art is quiet nice and it have a decent and quiet unpredictable plot to go with it but still i fail to find it enjoyable to read.The character are full of crybabies, they're weak and emoish, they end up crying and feeling bad over anyone who dies over the course of the story which is like in the end of almost every arc, someone dies.
Overall this isnt a bad shonen manga at all, better than other one like Naruto,Op,and Bleach and stuff

... Last updated on May 28th, 2008, 4:14pm
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awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jimmy bob jim
April 18th, 2008, 8:14pm
this is definately one of the best mangas!! ive seen it all over the place but the name kinda didnt appeal to me until one day i was dying of boredom and looking at all the top manga all over the net. i was lyk yeah i'll try it and OMG it was the best!!! seriously give it a try! allen walker is such a cool name!
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Excellent   
Rating: N/A
by raii
April 16th, 2008, 9:03am
I just marathoned the entire series from chap one till the latest chapter. Man... I must say, it's excellent! My first encounter with it was "meh" not that good. i guess i must have read a crappy chapter, and left it alone for quite some time. Just happened to be bored, so i watched an episode of the anime, and man! was i hooked! Started looking for all it's anime episodes, and it led me to reading the manga as well. Lenalee pisses me off at times, but she incredibly cute! So she forgiven. The mangaka has done a very good job storytelling it. The art is good, and it is quickly replacing bleach as my favourite shounen manga. The mangaka will be having a well-deserved break now, but i eagerly await future chapters!! Gokurosama!
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Wow   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Keikoku
March 28th, 2008, 10:03am
Really, wow is all that I can say. Extremely creative and original, I absolutely love this series. I've watched both the manga and anime, and I have to say that it's definitely one of the best I've seen thus far.
What I love best about this series is its fantastic character designs and developments, and its endless humor and surprises that makes it so enjoyable. The action scenes are great, but so are the touching aspects of the series when you feel what the characters go through. The plot is well developed and surprising, and even though sometimes you can predict what happens in the end, the end doesn't justify the means: the process to reach the end is definitely most surprising and astounding, and it's something that you can't predict.
There are no boring parts, in my opinion. In some of the other great series I've read, there are times especially in between arcs where it completely bores me or lacks any flavor at all. But in D.gray-man, even non-action parts are exciting and humorous, and rather than a "now what?" pause in between arcs it's more of a time for a sigh of contentment.
The anime sticks close the storyline of the manga, and the animation and colors are also great. Overall, it's a manga that anyone would definitely not put down.
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It's good, but could've been better.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by shakylla
February 29th, 2008, 6:00am
Storyline: it's quite original, as it mostly revolves around a power source called "Innocence" & also involves goth-looking Akuma. the plot is quite compelling & somewhat complex, but it drags on after a while & you'll soon realise that most of the chapters are spent on fighting & more fighting. the setting of the entire story is what makes this series different, it's a cross between Medieval & Modern England; I commend the mangaka for that.

Characters: Just like all Shounen manga, there's an array of characters in this series. The male protagonist, Allen Walker, is quite admirable because you can see how he develops in personality and strength. I can actually witness how he's also looking a whole lot more mature & well-built as the chapters progress. However, he can be a little naive & stupid, but then most mangaka like to create their heroes that way (I don't know why either). The rest of the cast are all right (the "Chosen" ones that the story centers on are Allen, Kanda, Lavi, Linali, Crow & Miranda), but nobody really stands out, except maybe Crow & Lavi. & to be honest, I find Miranda way cooler than Linali, not to mention more tolerable too. The woman just transformed into a vision of beauty; I think the mangaka should give her more credit, rather than just focusing on Linali.

Artwork: Very gothic and dark, which is awesome to see. The art & graphics also improve as you continue reading each volume. It's a fabulous sight for me so far.

Negatives: Linali/Linalee (whatever). She's reduced to a pathetic crybaby who's sheltered and fawned over by practically every male character she meets now. Seriously, can someone return the poor girl's dignity? I try to ignore her existence unless I really have no other choice.

Conclusion: A great series worth the read, but could also be improved on here & there.
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