D.Gray-man Hallow – 01

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You know how sometimes you can jump right into the middle of a story without any foreknowledge and still become engaged and enthusiastic about the story and its characters? Yeah, this isn’t one of those times.

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D.Gray-man Hallow is the sequel to what looks like a Fullmetal Alchemist clone that lasted 103 episodes from 2006 to 2008 (pre-dating RABUJOI’s inception by more than a year). Now it’s back. I thought I’d give it a try, but frankly, I was mostly lost and uninterested.

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While lots of previous events were mentioned in passing, in an attempt to catch the audience up, it seemed more for the crowd who, you know, actually watched the previous show than newcomers. Which is perfectly fine.

So I felt like a tourist in DGm, and I just don’t have the time to back-watch the story that came before, so I won’t be reviewing this. 

There’s too much new anime to watch out there that doesn’t require that level of commitment, and it wouldn’t make sense to offer analysis of a show I know nothing about and have no emotional connection to.

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Author: magicalchurlsukui

Preston Yamazuka is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

3 thoughts on “D.Gray-man Hallow – 01”

  1. Calling it a Fullmetal Alchemist clone seems oddly mean-spirited. And if you’ve never seen this show before, what on earth where you thinking of randomly jumping into it now?

    1. No mean-spiritedness intended! I actually enjoyed FMA when I first watched it many years back. It was just the first show I thought of when watching this. Others include Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater.

      Also, “Randomly Jumping Into Things” is RABUJOI’s unofficial motto! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

  2. D-Gray Man was created by mangaka Katsura Hoshino, who also designed the characters of Valvrave the Liberator (which Rabujoi also covered, IIRC). You may note how some characters may highly resemble Valvrave’s cast.

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