D.Gray Man Collection DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.0
Video 8.5
Audio 8.0
Total 8.0
Distributor: Madman
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

8.0


D.Gray Man Collection

This Gothic anime series is set during the 19th Century and is heavily influenced by this period, including a touch of the Renaissance as viewers are drawn into a never ending battle between good versus evil. Interestingly enough, this series is steeped quite deeply in Christianity in relation the links to certain key events in the bible.

With that said, the main theme of D.Gray-Man is the battle between the exorcists (humans) and the Akuma (demons) who were created by the Millennium Earl. The main character in the series is Allen Walker who was adopted early on life by Mana Walker, his foster father and mentor. It should also be noted that Allen's hand is deformed which he believes may have been the reason his birth parents left him.

To compound the situation for Allen, his adoptive father Mana dies and the mysterious being known as the Millennium Earl offers him a chance of reviving his father that he accepts. Unbeknown to Allen, his father returns, however not as a man but rather an Akuma. Allen's curse does not stop there and his curse also allows him to see Akuma's disguised as humans which makes for some great story telling.

As the battle between the exorcists and Akuma continues around Allen, he discovers that his deformity is in actual fact a blessing from the divine and just like the exorcists use this substance called "innocence" to defeat the demons, Allen is now part of this legacy. Through some magical nature, the shard inside Allen causes it to be transformed into a deadly weapon that allows him to battle the Akuma.

Finally, we have a dark priest named Cross Marian who takes Allen under his wing's in order to groom him to become a Black Priest, the exorcists and from there, this never ending battle begins. Joined by a group of other exorcists, Allen is on a journey to stop the Millennium Early from raising an army in order to recreate Noah's great flood and vanquish humanity once and for all.

The characters in the series are quite relatable and distinct from each other, even though at times the series is quite stereotypical of this genre. Apart from action, the series has some romance between Allen Walker and Li, one of his companions and a healthy amount of drama, intrigue and mystery.

To compliment the wonderfully diverse and rich storyline, the animation of the series is quite dark and vibrant at times which features some impressive battle scenes and special effects. The contrast is almost like hell and heaven. I do commend the artists in this series as at times it's almost like a painting come to life.

In conclusion, the series is well plotted and scripted that features some wonderful diverse characters and a storyline that draws you from the very first moments of this series. Complimented with some impressive animation, this is the perfect series to keep you entertained. Highly Recommended! 






 
 



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