One of my favouritest arcs in manga ever continues with the Exorcists versus the Noah’s! Allen makes it out of the Asian branch to join the fray and the volume offers plot, emotion, backstory and fights! We always like all that in one volume. Continue reading
Back to reading the D.Gray-Man volume releases. I was concerned Allen Walker’s training arc would start to get heavy on me and training arcs are the worst! Thankfully I came back to intense action and beautiful art.
I read volume 9 of D.Gray-Man after reading volume 28 of Bleach and the quality between the two is huge! I never really realised it but Bleach feels like an empty wasteland of pretty poses while the gothic somewhat messy look of D.Gray-Man seems leagues ahead. Characters have detail and backgrounds plus the story is top notch managing to create a frantic and dark atmosphere. No character feels safe and the way power ups and motivations are handled is far more refreshing and entertaining. It may help that Allen is a much more well rounded character than Ichigo of Bleach. Enough with the vs fights though, I just wanted to point out that this volume feels like a lavish of love and imagination while Bleach is a retread of lazy. Continue reading
It has been a while since I’ve read D.Gray-Man seriously. The series has gone monthly in Japan and after a pretty hefty hiatus beforehand I got a little lost with the story and, dare I say it, lost interest. I picked up volume 8 finally however and was taken back to when I started to love the series. Continue reading
D.Gray-man what does it mean? Nobody knows though the manga is pretty good. It is about a group of exorcists in the 19th century who take down akuma, evil demons which are half machine/half person, when you wish someone to be brought back it is formed by the Millennium Earl a strange man who demands the demon wears the person’s skin who asked for the person to be brought back. It is a pretty dark series with a gothic art style though does have funny moments which you can usually spot a mile off as the detailed drawings suddenly become simple. The main character is Allen Walker who fights back with innocence. Innocence is the anti-akuma weapon, little cubes which take shape of weapons. Allen’s is an arm claw thing. The exorcists and the akuma are fighting each other in hunt for the heart innocence… ok this is mind-boggling nonsense isn’t it? Continue reading