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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.


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Continue (Spin-Off)
D.Gray-man Reverse (Novel) (Side Story)

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

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Latest Release(s)
c.227 by MangaStream about 1 month ago
v.26 c.227 by Starbuds about 1 month ago
v.26 c.226 by Starbuds 5 months 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); Vol 17, Chap 165 (S2)
Ends at Vol 16, Chap 158 (S1); Vol 23, Chap 208 (S2)

User Reviews
D.Gray-man by Akari

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (2055 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
 33% (684 votes)
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Last Updated
September 22nd 2017, 6:22am 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 (25 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #428 increased(+73)
Monthly Pos #749 decreased(-18)
3 Month Pos #305 decreased(-139)
6 Month Pos #241 decreased(-67)
Year Pos #181 decreased(-23)

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On 7626 reading lists
On 1237 wish lists
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Forum Posts
D.Gray-Man Resumes From Hiatus 8 months ago
D.Gray-man Gets New TV Anime Series in 2016 With New Cast over 2 years ago
The art...? over 2 years ago
D.Gray Man Returning after a 2 year hiatus over 2 years ago

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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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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.

... 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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love it!   
Rating: N/A
by goodgirl94
October 9th, 2009, 6:28am
my fiend told me about d.gray-man and told me it was violent. i don't really like just violence manga's so i forgot about it and i went to the back of my mind. until i saw an amv with kanda yu

i decided that it wouldn't hurt to take a look so i tried it. and not i am HOOKED i love this manga even though i kills me that its on hiatus.

i'd recommend this manga to anybody
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Highly reccomend   
Rating: N/A
by Pokeshippers
September 12th, 2009, 5:19am
Ok it isnt often that i go out of my way to actually review a manga like this but i just had to in this case.

At first the plot seems laughable in its own way, seriously a villain who is a big fat alien looking character, and monsters that look like a balloon with a canons over it, and the goal is to defeat these things... wow was the first thing i thought as it sounded rediculous.

But then it all started to change these balloons started "evolving" changing into different levels and becoming much credible things to actually fight, then the Noah come along which started to increase my interest even more and before i know it i am absolutely hooked.

The plot takes some time to actually get going but once it appears you find yourself unable to stop reading, the characters are unique such as Allen, Originally he starts of as a goody-goody which kinda annoyed me but then he changes, he starts becoming really cool and with the occurance of the "Musician" it becomes even better.

The super powers start to become more interesting as at first i was not so keen on wow look allen has a demonic arm thing yay, but then even those improve.

Now dont look down on the manga for the start, i am so glad that i have a sort of 50 chapter rule where i dont give up unless i am really finding it hard just to read a chapter due to bordom, because it really does pick up and become one of my favourite manga.

I believe that this is/will be the successor/rival of the top 3 battle manga it has the potential, the characters, plot.

It does/did go on hiatus alot but it restarts November 4th 2009 as a monthly serialization so it may not go on Hiatus as much.

Well thats all i wanted to say, i'd give it higher than a 10/10 if i could but i cant lol.

Happy reading x
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crazed_arrancar
September 11th, 2009, 7:58pm
this is one of my favorite series becus it's actually more realistic than almost any other anime/manga, it's not the typical shounen stereotype when the "good guys prevail" it's quite the opposite there are at a disadvantage and the bad guys are actually makes me think that the heroes just might lose but overall its great, at first it might be boring but the farthere u get into it u get used to it and it becomes even more better so if you read this, give D. Gray-Man a try .p.s great plot as well ^-6
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Rating: N/A
by mayerling
August 17th, 2009, 9:08pm
D.gray-man was a good manga to begin with. It might take you a while to really get into the mood but it pays off in the end. The characters are well developed and it isn't just fighting, there is a actually story to it. The story is also very interesting and a bit deep but not too angst, albeit it has his moments of pure angst, but thankfully, those are rare. It does have alot of fighting, it is a shounen after all but the story does seep through sometimes and the characters aren't mass-production clones, except a few. But its also a bit depressing as the protagonist doesn't have a huge arsenal of atomic bomb at his disposal and if someone might say that this will end like every shounen does (big battle - hero wins - happy ever after) I will seriously doubt it because the protagonist has a seriously disadvantage and its also very realistic at the same time because good things dont always happen to good guys.

But D.gray-man has been on hiatus for about three or four times already and it took the mangaka about three or four months to come back last time. The art style has also drastically changed since the beginning. The beginning was a bit round but was generally good as you could see what was going on and who was saying what. The recent art style is extremely messy and you cant comprehend what the hell is going on. The drawings are overlapping and the screentones give you a headache. You need to reread everything at least three times before realising what is going on.

Its serialization started in april 2004, same month and year as Reborn! but reborn has spanned 25 vols, while D.gray-man only 18, caused by the mangaka going on hiatus. You can blame the mangaka for going on hiatus because you'd rather have a good and late manga than a lousy quick one but it's easier to outgrow a series that hasn't published regularly.

So I'd say that starting D.gray-man is you're own risk.
The story is interesting and fresh, the characters are also nice (and bishie, almost everyone) but its now serialized in jump square, so you'd have to wait a month for a manga that's hard to follow and fries your brain.
Read at your own risk

... Last updated on August 17th, 2009, 9:11pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamer00013
August 3rd, 2009, 2:56pm
the beginning sucks.
i know. I endured the anime and began reading the manga after eps. 60 or 70, maybe?
Allen, the main protagonist is horrible in his own way. always nice, never thinks anything bad.....totally unrealistic & boring. But THIS changes. really, it's no joke.
He becomes a character that couldn't be more unique. And the others change, too. So give it a try.
There's a reason why D.Gray-man has such a good ranking!
The art also gets better, but it's always been very good - but now it has its own individual style. And I absolutely adore this art style! Story & plot were never anything to complain about, and even if I've got small difficulties predicting or understanding something, I won't complain about it.

But I still give 9/10 nevertheless because the beginning sucks, even though the rest makes up plenty for it.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2010, 5:37am
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Rating: N/A
by JoannaDesu
July 24th, 2009, 7:42am
I LOVE D.Gray-Man because it has potential to be up there with Bleach and Naruto and One Piece.

Sure enoguh, the fight scenes are hard to understand but if the mangaka gets noting but critisism, she might end the series and turn her attention to something else.

I love all the charachters and the BEST part is, the setting is all over the world.

It kind of annoys me how most manga's are only set in Japan, like Japan is the center of everything and in this, all the Charachters have English/Chinese/Japanese names!

Its a really great manga/anime which gets better as the story progresses,
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