Faaithfull adaptation of the Original Manga
Scott W. Reppell | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"D. Gray Man has a very interesting concept. Allen Walker serves the Black Order and along with other exorcists must defeat the Millennium Earl and his minions the Akuma. More of the Clan of Noah, those that serve the Earl are introduced.
D. Gray Man began as a manga series in 2004, and currently in Japan the manga has reached double digits with volume 18 released a month ago. The series, very faithfull to the original story, tends to incorporate material from the novels called D. Gray Man Reverse. As the story continues, the characters are more "fleshed out," given more backgrounds than were in the orginal material. The first and second season explore some elements that were not covered in the original manga, but the last 2 seasons really take the anime to a new level, faithfully recreating the story in animated format. Some characters are even introduced earlier in the story and also get more screen time.
Since I am a fan of this series, I must say that I rather enjoyed it, but I had some small problems with some of the elements. The voice acting of the English cast kind of put me off, but that is quickly dispelled as one becomes more accustomed to it. The Clan of Noah are also a stange gray tone that seems too dark, they just do not look quite right, but at this point I am just nit-picking.
The entire series goes to episode 103, roughly covering almost up to the end of volume 16. I enjoyed the fact that many elements present in the later manga stories was also incorporated, not just editing them out like some anime adaptions do. All in all, I do recommend this series and hope that as more chapters of the manga come out, that the story may pick up where it leaves off and continue into a fifth season. Very Enjoyable"
Must have more!
Alex Vogeler | 07/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let me just start off by saying that this is truly one of the greatest anime's I have ever seen. It's got a little bit of everything, action,comedy, romance, horror. While Part two does leave you hanging, it doesn't leave you with a cliffhanger. The series is still ongoing but the anime is taking a break as it has almost caught up to the manga. I hope that within a year or so they will be able to continue the anime. Until then I definately recommend this series for all dark anime lovers."