Friday, 10 February 2012

Review: D. Gray-man [Manga] By Katsura Hoshino

Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Demons, Shounen, Mystery and Supernatural
Tankoubon (Volumes): 22 – OnGoing
Chapters: Unknown
Released: May 31, 2004 to (?)
Age Rating: Older Teen (16+)
Published By (US): Viz Media


Towards the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of "Innocence", a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl's ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.

My Thought:

D. Gray-man is a mainstream manga; the story begins in the end of 19th century while there is a war between the organization of Exorcists [people who fight for the humanity by destroying the Akuma (demons)] and the Millennium Earl who want to destroy the world.

Our hero is Allen Walker; a 15 years old boy who has both a cursed eye and an anti-akuma weapon. Allen is an orphan who been adopted by Mana; a man who used to work as a Crown.
After a while Mana died and there where the Millennium Earl tried to use Allen to create an Akuma by using the soul of dead [Mana’s soul]. However, the Earl couldn’t use the Akuma because Allen anti-akuma weapon has awaken and destroy the Akuma which been made by Mana’s soul.

After that Allen met Maria Cross who trained Allen and become his master. Cross who has been running form the organization because he likes to play around with women and drink all the time which puts Allen in a lot of troubles and debts since his master always run and leave Allen to bay for his debts. 

When Allen reach a cirtain level of his training his master Cross send him to the organization to become an Exorcists and there where Allen meet other Exorcists like Lavi, Kanda, lenally and many others … Allen start to go in mission for the organization to find the source for anti-akuma weapon and other Exorcists who is going to help fighting the Earl … of course,  in his many mission he is going to meet friends and enemies [Noah Clan who are in the Millennium Earl side] … and he will find the dark history of the organization and the relation between the past and the present.

The most important thing that Allen will discover is who is he really are and did he really knew his adopted father Mana and what the relationship between Mana and the 14th Noah [the Noah of destruction]. 

Seriously, I really like this manga; the art are amazing and the story it has so much adventure, action and mystery in it … I know you will like it … there are an amine for the series contact of 103 episode … the story still ongoing it didn’t finish yet … I really can’t wait to read the next volume 22. 

Rating: 5/5

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