D. Gray-Man Paperback
Part of the D. Gray-man series
Teen exorcist Allen Walker is given his first assignment, and his perilous mission takes him to southern Italy, where an Innocence has been located.
Along with fellow exorcist Kanda, and Tom, a "finder" - one of a support group for exorcists - Allen must vanquish the akuma that covets the Innocence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, chiefly Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 03/02/2007
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421506241
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Review by tiamatq
This volume was an awful lot of action with not a lot of plot. I found the fight scenes difficult to follow, simply because it was hard to identify who was doing what. The use of sound in the fight scenes was funny, but also added to the confusion. I really enjoyed the first volume and the amount of backstory it gave for Allen, but I feel like this volume decided it wasn't going to give anything away except for annoying little lines that seem really cliche ("I can't die until I find that person"... dun dun dunnnnn!). Yes, I get Kanda has a past that makes him a hardass, and yes, he has some sort of limited time to live. These lines weren't subtle. Volume 1 reminded us that, even though these akuma are monsters, they're also victimized souls. This volume just showed them as giggling, creepy monsters. I think the only touching part of this storyline was between Lala and Guzol, and even that was a little overdone.I'm hoping that volume 3 will pick up with the character development of volume 1.
Review by wickedshizuku
We start off with this vol. with Chapter 8: Mission Start.<br/>Kanda and Allen set off on the wrong foot in the cafeteria. Their opinions completely differ like opposites of the same coin. Elsewhere near an abandoned city an innocence has manifested itself, and the Akuma have been drawn to it. Kanda and Allen are assigned to find the innocence. Also the Akuma are starting to evolve and get stronger. Read for yourselves to witness an excellent story.