By Patrick Aguda / December 22nd, 2015
At the latest Jump Festa event in Chiba, Shueisha revealed that D.Gray-man would be receiving a new TV anime adaptation in 2016. Shueisha also launched an official website for the new anime and released a promotional video for the adaptation. You can check out the PV below.
Some of the cast for the adaptation has been revealed on the website as well. Allen Walker will be voiced by Ayumu Murase and Howard Link will be voiced by Shinnosuke Tachibana.
The D.Gray-man manga is written by Katsura Hoshino. The manga has been published by Shueisha in multiple different magazines. It was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004. Starting in 2009 the manga was published in Jump Square magazine. Now in July 2015 the manga is being published in Jump Square Crown magazine. D.Gray-man currently has 24 volumes published as of November 2013. The manga is licensed for release in North America by Viz Media. Viz Media has published all 24 volumes of the manga in North America.
A synopsis of the D.Gray-man manga is provided by ANN:
Akuma, monsters born from dead souls mistakenly recalled by their loved ones to the living world, are the weapons of the Millenium Earl, who is intent on the destruction of the world. Allen Walker has been cursed with an anti-Akuma weapon as his left arm and an eye that sees the former soul of the Akuma since his youth. He is also one of the few who contain “Innocence”, a substance that allows him to kill Akuma and fight the Earl. With these powers, he joins the Black Priest Organization as an Exorcist and sets out with other Exorcists to stop the Earl’s attempts to annihilate the human race.
D.Gray-man had inspired an earlier anime adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment. The original anime ran for 103 episodes from October 3, 2006 to September 20, 2008. It is licensed for release in North America by Funimation.
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