D. Gray-Man, Volume 1

D. Gray-Man, Volume 1

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by Katsura Hoshino
     
 

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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 during a moment of devastation and despair

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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 during a moment of devastation and despair. The phantom uses the demons to then carry out his goal: destroy all humankind.

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Publishers Weekly
Hoshiro's fantastic vision of a Victorian England stalked by the evil Millennium Earl is a true original, although the action takes place more than a hundred years before the turn of the millennium. A wonderfully strange destroyer of worlds, the Earl wears a top hat and tails, and bears a passing resemblance to both the Joker and the leader of the Blue Meanies. His strategy is to overrun the earth with legions of akuma, demons created through blasphemous rage. Against these nightmare soldiers are ranged the forces of good, human wielders of something called "innocence," a substance that was washed away long ago when Noah was in his ark. Chief among the good guys is our hero, Allen Walker, who has a concentration of innocence in his left hand. In his quest to keep the world safe, Walker recruits friends to his cause and seeks out the Black Order, a mysterious band recommended by his unseen master; this gang of do-gooders is also committed to fighting the Millennium Earl. Although the story line is imaginative, what makes Hoshino's work outstanding is the art, a fabulous collection of images both elegant and macabre, that should have much appeal for the crowd that reads Hellsing and similar goth adventure manga. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421506234
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Series:
D.Gray-man Manga Series, #1
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
724,017
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

"Shiga Prefecture native Katsura Hoshino's hit manga series D.Gray-man has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jumpêsince 2004. Katsura's debut manga, ""Continue,"" first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jumpêin 2003.Ê Katsura adores cats."

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