Besides having one of the most amazing fan base in the world, this anime is near the top of my list. The characters are so well written and there is not a character that I dislike. Not to mention the soundtrack is amazing.
In a world of death, the Millennium Earl turns the mourning into demons. The exorcists are the ones who defend the world from the demons aka “akuma”. D.Gray-man mainly focuses on one exorcist by the name of Allen Walker. This cute white haired boy goes on a journey to search for his master as he fights a number of akuma with a team of exorcist. Allen is special, he is the only one who can see akuma with the power of his cursed eye. Along with that power is his weapon, powered by innocence or the will of God is fused with his body. A rare weapon since most of the others’ “innocence” is fused with a material item. There are many arcs and battles the exorcists go through but the real battle begins when the Earl and his “family”, the Noah, begin killing off the strongest exorcists.
I find the story very original, though it’s hard to actually “win” since the Earl constantly has people turning into demons. Some story arcs I had to push myself to finish, though semi-interesting it could drag a little. The anime is balanced between comedy and action. Near the end the group the Noahs, seem a little more like comedic characters than the dark, evil villains like in the beginning, just a little.
The ending of course was a cliff hanger like most since they decided to make it while the manga was still being written. But this anime consists of 2 seasons and 103 episodes.