2016 D.Gray-Man Anime Slated for July


The official website of the 2016 TV anime adaptation of Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga has revealed that the upcoming series will be titled D.Gray-man Hallow. The site has also revealed that the anime will air this July, and has also revealed a new visual, a new promotional video, the cast and the staff.


The cast is as follows:

  • Ayumu Murase (Shouyou Hinata from Haikyuu!!) will voice Allen Walker
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana (Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita) as Howard Link
  • Takuya Satou (Toshiki Kai from Cardfight!! Vanguard) as Yu Kanda
  • Natsuki Hanae (Haruichi Kominato from Diamond no Ace) as Lavi
  • Ai Kakuma (Isuzu Sento from Amagi Brilliant Park) as Lenalee Lee
  • Yutaka Aoyama (Arthur Randall from Kuroshitsuji) as The Millennium Earl
  • Masakazu Nishida (Kyouma Katagiri from Gunslinger Stratos) as Tyki Mikk
  • Yui Kondou (Furano Yukihira from NouCome) as Road Kamelot
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana (Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita) as Howard Link
  • Soichiro Hoshi (Kei Kusanagi from Onegai Teacher) as Wisely
  • Ryouta Asari (Toda from Chihayafuru) as Alma Karma

The production staff of the July anime consists of:

  • Director: Yoshiharu Ashino (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo, Mahou Shoujo-tai Arusu)
  • Scriptwriters: Kenichi Yamashita (Ketsuekigata-kun!, Jitsu wa Watashi wa), Michiko Yokote (Gintama, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo ) and Tatsuto Higuchi (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo, Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Yousuke Kabashima (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo)
  • Art Director: Kazushi Fujii (Medaka Box, Owari no Seraph)
  • Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Yowamushi Pedal)
  • Animation Studio: TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, D.Gray-man)

The second promotional video for the anime has also been revealed:

Here’s the first promotional video:

D.Gray-man is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who make use of an ancient substance called Innocence to combat the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma. Many characters and their designs were adapted from some of Katsura Hoshino’s previous works and drafts, such as Zone.

The manga began serialization in 2004 in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha. It made the transition from a weekly to a monthly series in November 2009, when it began serialization in Jump SQ until December 29, 2012, where the series went on an indefinite hiatus. The series began serialization again on July 17, 2015 in a spin-off magazine of Jump Square, Jump SQ.Crown. There is also a spin-off novel series titled D.Gray-man Reverse, authored by Kaya Kizaki, that explores the history of various characters. As of August 5, 2014, Viz Media has released 24 volumes in the United States. The manga has also been adapted into a 103-episode anime series that aired from October 3, 2006 to September 30, 2008 in Japan. The anime is licensed by Funimation Entertainment in North America. Several related items of merchandise have also been produced.

D.Gray-man synopsis from MAL:

Toward the end of the 19th century, Allen Walker officially joins the organization of Exorcists that destroy the beings known as Akuma; mechanic weapons made by the Millennium Earl with the suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both a cursed eye and an anti-Akuma weapon as an arm, bearing the power of “Innocence,” a gift given to him as an apostle of God. Allen, along with his fellow Exorcists must put a stop to the Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world and all who live on it.


You can visit the anime’s website here: http://dgrayman-anime.com/
And follow their Twitter: @dgrayman_anime

Source: D.Gray-man official website