D.Gray-man, Volume 02 (D.Gray-man #2)
Set in a fictional end of the 19th century England, the story revolves around a teenage boy named Allen Walker who is cursed with a cross mark on his hand that turns his arm into an enormous weapon, which he uses to hunt down and kill akumas. An akuma, generated by a 1,000-year-old phantom, is implanted into a human's soul duri...more
Synopsis: The plot revolves around Allen Walker, an Exorcist, in the end of the 19th century Europe. Allen is a member of the Dark Order, a group of Exorcists connected with the Vatican. Their mission is to stop The Millennium Earl, an evil ghoul intending to cleanse the world by destroying all the humans in the manner of Noah's great flood. In the first volume, we get some back story, learn that exorcists kick ass, have a clubhouse, and don't play well with others.
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Allen Walker is a likable character, and the villains are cool as well, it just feels like a garden-variety plot. I'll probably try the next volume in the series to see if it improves a bit.
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.
After I read the first volume of D. Gray-Man some time ago, I didn't quite get all the hype, which comes from everyone from the expected otaku right down to the reviewer at Publishers Weekly, who calls the series “...a fantastic vision of Victorian England.” I'm starting to get it a little more, having now read the second volume as well, but it still doesn't rank with the classics, IMO. I'll give it a f ...more
As I wrote in my review for Volume 1, this series is similar to many other supernatural manga series. I was expecting some real character development in this volume, though I did not see much of any character except Kanda, who I did not find to be very likable, but who I guess serves his purpose for supplying Dem Hot Yaoi Ships(TM). The art style was still rather hard to follow, as there was a ...more
D.Gray-Man: Old Man of the Land and Aria of the Night Sky, Vol. 2 sends Allen Walker and Yu Kanda off to Italy to retrieve an Innocence discovered in the region. They encounter a creepy akuma with the ability to evolve its eerie powers.
This volume is full of action, but the drawing is so confusing that it's often times hard to figure out what is going on. The doll storyline was meh. I did enjoy Walker and Kanda butting heads. The contrast of Walker's kindness and Kanda's cold-hea ...more
Allen is cursed to see the soul of any human trapped wi ...more
Allen és Kanda kapnak egy küldetést.A két fiú nem igazán jön ki egymással,bár ez inkább Kanda miatt van,mert elég mogorva és magának való.De nekem ő az egyik kedvencem! :-)
Megérkeznek a küldetés helyszínére.Állítólag egy Innonence van abban a városban.
Megjelennek az a akumák is.És a harc kezdetét veszi.
Kanda persze kijelenti,hogy nem fog segíteni Allen-nek.De végül mégis segít neki,bár akkor is morogva.
Megtalálták az Innonence-t,de eléggé ...more
As always the plot and characters are wonderful. I was enraptured by this volume and loved the little tidbits we got not only about Allen but about Kanda as well. The art style seems to get a bit more consistent and it works really well for the ...more
Allen and Yu race to reclaim the Innoncence, but things become more complicated when a living doll and the ugly child who built her come into play. Allen has to make choices between saving o ...more
I still really enjoyed the story, or what little story was there. This one was a much faster read than the first. I just found that most of this book was taken up with action frames, and left very little for any kind of a story. Either way, I still gave it 4 stars.
Another thing I found about this vol. was the constant jumping around, it got kind of confusing.
I still gave this one 4 stars because underneath it all, I still ...more
Utter turn around from my thoughts about the first book, though I still have to adjust to the format. Manga will never be my thing. I have trouble lookin g at all the squiggles on the page.
That being said: I love Allen, I am nursing a dim fascination with Kanda, and the part with the doll's death moved me far more than I expected it too. Very impressed, and even though I'm reading these for a friend of mine, I'll be excited to read the next one.
Interesting story about Allen chasing a new Innocence and fighting a level 2 Akuna.
Katsura Hoshino ((星野 桂 Hoshino Katsura) was born on April 21, 1980, in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, as the younger of fraternal twin girls and the second of three children. She drew her first manga at twenty-one. In 1998, Hoshino moved to Tokyo. She dreamed of bringing her mother to the city and was able to in 2006.
She made her debut with her comics in July 2003 with the publication of her first m ...more