D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man
A young silver-haired teenager with a red hand, wearing a black-and-white outfit, accompanied by a clown-like man in a brown jacket and a black-and-purple hat.
Cover of the first Japanese manga volume, with Allen Walker and the Millennium Earl
ディー・グレイマン
(Dī Gureiman)
Genre Adventure, fantasy [1], tragedy [2]
Manga
Written by Katsura Hoshino
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump (May 31, 2004 – May 11, 2009)
Jump Square (November 4, 2009 – December 29, 2012)
Jump SQ.Crown (July 17, 2015 – Present)
Original run May 31, 2004 – present
Volumes 25 ( List of volumes)
Light novel
D.Gray-man: Reverse
Written by Kaya Kizaki
Illustrated by Katsura Hoshino
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Male
Original run May 30, 2005December 3, 2010
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Osamu Nabeshima
Nana Harada
Written by Reiko Yoshida
Music by Kaoru Wada
Studio TMS Entertainment
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Original network TV Tokyo
English network
Original run October 3, 2006September 30, 2008
Episodes 103 ( List of episodes)
Anime television series
D.Gray-man Hallow
Directed by Yoshiharu Ashino
Written by
Music by Kaoru Wada
Studio TMS Entertainment
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo, TVO, TVA, BS Japan
English network
Original run July 4, 2016September 26, 2016
Episodes 13 ( List of episodes)
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D.Gray-man ( Japanese: ディー・グレイマン, Hepburn: Dī Gureiman) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. Set in the 19th century, it tells the story of a young Allen Walker, who joins an organization of exorcists named the Black Order. They use an ancient substance, Innocence, to combat a man known as the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma who intend to destroy humanity. Many characters are adapted from Hoshino's previous works and drafts, such as Zone. The series is noted for its dark narrative; Hoshino once rewrote a scene she thought too violent for her young readers.

The manga began serialization in 2004 in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha. Production of the series was suspended several times because of Hoshino's health. D.Gray-man made the transition from a weekly to a monthly series in November 2009, when it began serialization in Jump Square. On December 29, 2012, the series went on indefinite hiatus. It resumed serialization on July 17, 2015 after the release of Jump SQ.Crown, a spin-off from the magazine Jump SQ. The manga's chapters have been collected in twenty-five tankōbon volumes. By August 5, 2014, Viz Media had released 24 volumes in the United States.

A spin-off novel series, D.Gray-man Reverse by Kaya Kizaki, explores the history of a number of characters. The manga has been adapted into a 103-episode anime series by TMS Entertainment which aired from October 2006 to September 2008 in Japan and is licensed by Funimation in North America. A 13-episode anime series, D.Gray-Man Hallow, was produced by TMS Entertainment. It aired in Japan from July to September 2016 as a sequel to the first D.Gray-man anime series. Several items of merchandise have been produced, including two video games about the series.

The manga has become one of Shueisha's bestsellers, with over 22.5 million copies sold. In Japan and North America, several individual volumes have appeared in weekly top-ten lists of bestselling manga. Although most reviewers found it similar to other series for the same demographic, they compared its moments of originality and well-developed characters favorably to other shōnen series. Hoshino's artwork has received mixed reviews; critics commented that her characters are visually appealing, but her fight sequences are difficult to follow.

Plot

Set in an alternate 19th century, the story focuses on an organization of exorcists, named the Black Order, as they defend humanity against the Noah Family, reincarnations of Noah and his twelve apostles whom bear hatred towards humanity and God led by a man known as the Millennium Earl. The exorcists' main weapon against the Noah Family are sentient holy artifacts called Innocence. Innocence comes in a variety of forms, varying from everyday objects such as boots to grandfather clocks, to weapons such as swords and guns; regardless of their form, each Innocence possesses unique offensive and supportive abilities and will only work for the wielder of their choosing. Out of the 109 Innocence hidden and scattered throughout the world, one of them is the master Innocence; whichever side obtains this Innocence first will win the war. In contrast to the Innocence, the Noah Family's weapons are derived from a power source known as Dark Matter. Dark Matter, grants the Noah superpowers, along with the ability to create and control demons.

The central character is Allen Walker, a new recruit to the Black Order who started training to control his Innocence after it destroyed the Akuma of his late guardian, Mana. The story begins in a villain of the week fashion, where Allen teams up with various members of the Black Order to search for Innocence while battling Noah's demons on the way. Later, Allen and his friends are ordered to track down exorcist General Cross Marian, Allen's missing teacher. Their search concludes with them stealing one of the Noah's transportation device, referred to as the Noah's Ark; this was made possible since Allen has been instilled the consciousness of Nea, the exiled 14th member of the Noah Family who the Earl wishes to have back. During the Third Exorcists insurrection story arc, Nea's consciousness begins superseding Allen's body. Now hunted by the Black Order, the Noah Family, and a humanoid Innocence called Apocryphos, Allen goes into hiding as he searches for a way to end Nea's resurrection.

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