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See also: Katsura Hoshino, Universe, and Canon

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Logo of the D.Gray-man series.

D.Gray-man (ディー・グレイマン, Dī Gureiman) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino, published by Shueisha and currently appearing in the quarterly magazine Jump SQ Crown a special issue of Jump Square. The series was initial released every monday of the week in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump but has been placed to the monthly magazine because of Hoshino's health issues which the series had to go a lot of times on hiatus evenly sometimes for a long time. Before it was released in Jump Square, few chapters had been released in Akamaru Jump. In total, there are 25 volumes released and 223 chapters, since it's release on Monday 31 May, 2004. The manga series got licensed in North America by Viz Media. In total they published 24 volumes of the series.

The series has also been adopted into a episode anime that aired from October 3, 2006 to September 30, 2008 in Japan, and two seasons has been released which season two called "Second Stage". The anime series has been licensed by FUNimation but only showed the first season of the anime series. In 2016 the anime was offered a continuation of 13 episodes with the name of D.Gray-Man Hallow.

Synopsis

Allen Walker Full

See also: Timeline and Story ArcsAllen Walker a 15-year old kid whose left arm can transform into a monstrous claw and destroy Akumas, evolving machines created by The Earl of Millennium to help him destroy humanity. He got trained by one of the Black Order generals Cross Marian which he told him that he can become an Exorcist, humans who can destroy Akuma, for the Black Order, an organization attempting to stop the Earl. Allen became a powerful asset for the organization because he can detect disguised Akuma's with his Cursed Eye. During his battle, Allen meets others exorcists namely Lenalee Lee a young chinese girl, Yu Kanda a japanese swordsman and Lavi heir of the Bookman Clan and makes many friends. But The Earl gathes the Noah Family superhuman descendants of Noah who can destroy Innocence. Both side start to make their search for the Heart the most powerful piece of Innocence that will ensure victory to the side that finds it.

Influence

Reception

Popularity

The manga has been popular in Japan. One of Weekly Shōnen Jump's bestselling series, individual volumes have appeared on annual Japanese top-50 manga sales lists; in 2008, volumes 14, 15, and 16 were on the list.Later volumes were also Japanese bestsellers.[99][100][101] In October 2016, the series had a Japanese circulation of over 22.5 million copies. Manga author Katsura Hoshino is grateful to the editors assisting her to the point of saying that she owes the series' success to them.[1]

Volumes of Viz's English version of the series have appeared on bestselling manga lists in the New York Times and Nielsen BookScan. In its summer 2008 and Q3 2008 lists, ICv2 ranked D.Gray-man the 15th-bestselling manga property in North America In 2009 and 2010, the series was North America's bestselling shōnen property and the bestselling manga overall.It was ranked as the 24th and 23rd North American manga property on ICv2's Top 25 Manga list in 2011 and 2012, respectively.[1]

Zassosha's manga magazine, Puff, ranked the series the seventh-best long-story manga of 2006. In France, it received the Best Manga Series of 2006 award at the Anime and Manga 2007 French Grand Prix (organized by Animeland) and the 2006 Manga of the Year award from Webotaku.[114] The anime DVDs have also been popular, ranking high on several Japanese animation DVD lists from 2007 to 2009,[115][116][117] and the series was listed as a most-watched anime of the week.[118] Its novelizations were also well-received; the second volume was the third-bestselling novel in Japan in 2006.[119]D.Gray-man's characters have also inspired cosplay.[1]

Critics

Reception of the series has been generally positive. In his review of volume one, Carlo Santos of Anime News Network said that certain plot points "come out of nowhere" and the story was kept from its full potential due to finding some points like the designs generic. However, he enjoyed the series' quick-moving plot, exposition, and backstory.[123] A.E. Sparrow of IGN also reviewed the first volume, comparing the series' antagonist to three of Batman's villains due to his likeability despite his role. Sparrow also enjoyed Allen's characterization based on his tragic backstory.[124] Calling the early volumes an "amateur comic", reviewer Leroy Douresseaux of comicbookbin.com noted that the plot and art improved significantly with each volume.[125] Ross Liversidge of the UK Anime Network enjoyed the first three volumes; Hoshino had "an excellent quality of storytelling" in juggling dark plot, light comedy and appealing characters.[126] According to Brian Henson of Mania Beyond Entertainment, the series became better over time; although some elements seemed derivative, it developed a unique identity.[127] Yussif Osman of Japanator said that the characters were some of the deepest seen in shōnen manga, citing Lavi's backstory and the Noah Family.[1]

Later volumes were also praised; Otaku USA's Joseph Luster appreciated the series' battles and Allen's development.[129] The revelation that Allen would be an enemy of the Order and the 14th Noah was well received by Grant Goodman of Pop Culture Shock and Chris Beveridge of the Fandom Post. However, Goodman criticized early-volume reliance on comedy rather than plot.[130][131] Beveridge and Erkael of Manga News were impressed with Kanda's dark past.[131][132]Douresseaux liked Allen's situation in volume 21 (due to the character's connections with the Noah), and wanted to see more of that and less of Kanda's fight with Alma Karma.[1]

Hoshino's art received mixed reviews. According to Casey Brienza of ANN, as of volume twelve, the battles were "practically unintelligible" yet liked the rest of the artwork. She described Hoshino's drawing style as the "aesthetic yet dynamic, superbly beautiful yet super-violent" style made famous by female manga artists arising from the late-1980s and early-1990s dōjinshi subculture, citing Clamp and Yun Kōga as examples. Brienza also talked about Hoshino's character designs, believing fans of both sexes would find them appealing.[134] Douresseaux called Hoshino's art "highly stylish" and reminiscent of work by Joe Madureira, Kelley Jones, and Chris Bachalo.[135][136] Describing her backgrounds as eerie and Lovecraftian, Douresseaux wrote that Hoshino made appealing scenes that combined both gothic and violent elements.[135][136] Brian Henson criticized changes made to the Viz Media version, such as the replacement of Japanese sound effects with less-appealing ones and awkward translations of character names. [1]

Media

See also the associated category: Media.
  • D.Gray-man (2004 - онгоинг)

АnimeMain article: Anime

  • D.Gray-man (2006-2008)
  • D.Gray-man Hallow (2016)

Databooks

See also the associated category: Databooks.
  • D.Gray-man Official Fan Book -Gray Ark- (2008)
  • D.Gray-man Official Character Ranking Book CharaGray! (2011)
  • D.Gray-man Official Fan Book -Gray's Memory- (?)

Аrtbooks

See also the associated category: Artbooks.
  • D.Gray-man Illustrations Noche (2010)
  • D.Gray-man Visual Book -Gray Walker- (?)

Novels

Musics

See also the associated category: Music.
  • D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 1 (March 2007)
  • D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 2 (March 2007)
  • D.Gray-man Complete Best (September 2008)
  • D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 3 (December 2008)
  • D.Gray-man Extra Soundtrack (2009)
  • D.Gray-man Hallow Original Soundtrack (2016)

Video Games

See also the associated category: Games.
  • Jump Super Stars (2005)
  • Jump Ultimate Stars (2006)
  • D.Gray-man: The Apostles of God (2007)
  • D.Gray-man: Requirements of a Instrumentalist (2008)

Magazine Covers

Main cover

Trivia

  • Fans claiming that "D.Gray-man" full name is "Devil" or "Demon Gray-man". The name D.Gray-man is a reference to Allen Walker, the main protagonist of the entire series due to his white or grey hair, demonic hand and eye.
  • The "D" means "dear"[2]

References

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