D.Gray-Man, also known as DGM, is a supernatural fantasy, action series created by author Katsura Hoshino. With it’s wonderful cast and beautiful storytelling, this manga is a definite must read!
What D.Gray-Man (ディー・グレイマン) Is About
Author(s): Katsura Hoshino
Artist(s): Katsura Hoshino
Known As: D.Gray-man, DGM, Dī Gureiman, Thầy trừ tà, Д.Грэй-мен, ד.גריי-מן, الرجل الرمادي, ディー・グレイマン
Official Translation(s): Japanese
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Genres: Action, Psychological, Comedy, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Tragedy
A Small Synopsis
A young British exorcist named Allen Walker joins the Black Order to combat the evil Millenium Earl and his Akuma army.
Where to read D.Gray-Man (ディー・グレイマン)
This manga is officially available in RAW and can be found on Shonen Jump. Any unofficial fan translated English version can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.
What Is Good About D.Gray-Man (ディー・グレイマン)
The Supporting Characters
Kanda, Lenalee and Lavi are well developed and interesting characters. The way they interact with other characters makes for a collection of comedic, heartbreaking and warmhearted moments in the manga.
The Main Protagonist
Let’s talk about Allen for a second.
While D.Gray-man is a shounen-genre series, Allen has a pretty unique character personality compared to the traditional shounen protagonist tropes. He’s very calm, polite and shows empathy for creatures that he’s supposed to destroy; this is due to the fact that he has a cursed eye that allows him to see the damaged spirits of the Akuma and how saddened they are at being forced to fight.
After EVERYTHING that Allen has been through, I really love the fact that he’s continuing to “keep walking” and moving forward, despite the hardships he’s faced in the past.
What Is Bad About D.Gray-Man (ディー・グレイマン)
The Action Scenes
While I love this manga, I have to admit that the action scenes in this franchise are not D-Gray-man’s strong point. How I feel though? I actually didn’t pick up D.Gray-man years ago to read fight scenes, I carried on reading for the amazing world-building and characters.
D.Gray-man still stands as one of my all-time favourite manga franchises. I love the art style, the story and the many plot-twists.
If you’re a fan of action with supernatural and mystery themes, then I’ll forever recommend this amazing manga!
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