Excited to be on his first mission, Krory is joined by Lavi and Bookman in investigating a case of disappearing villagers. Krory thinks that solving the case will make him a hero and expects great things. When the group arrives in town, they find the place relatively peaceful, so Krory goes asking around for clues. A pair of children tell him about a monster and lead him to what is clearly an Akuma, but it’s acting very friendly towards the villagers. The villagers have come to accept and trust this Akuma, so they don’t let the Exorcists hurt it. Because he remembers how Eliade was, Krory starts to think that it’s possible for this Akuma to have a good heart too. However, the killings in nearby towns continue, meaning that there has to be a hostile Akuma around, and Lavi continues to suspect the friendly Akuma. He sends their Finder Toma to watch over the Akuma as the rest of the Exorcists guard the village surroundings for the night. Toma sees the Akuma return to its cabin, but he also senses that something has changed in the atmosphere. Krory meanwhile finds another town under attack and chases an Akuma into the forest. He manages to hurt its arm and gets a glimpse of what appears to be the friendly Akuma, but it then gets away.

The next day, as the villagers are trying to move the stained glass of the church that’s a symbol of the village, Toma explains that the Akuma stayed in his cabin all night. Lavi and Bookman can’t understand why this village is the only one that hasn’t been attacked, but the answer becomes clearer when the villagers accidentally drop the stained glass window to reveal an Innocence that was hidden in it. Because of this, a ton of level 1 Akuma show up and the friendly Akuma suddenly turns hostile. After Krory stops the Akuma from hurting the children, Lavi explains that the Innocence was protecting the village so that the level 1 Akuma couldn’t get past a force field and the level 2 Akuma who did manage to enter got its personality changed to the exact opposite of what its supposed to be. The reason the attacks continued everywhere else is because the friendly Akuma exited the force field to return to its cabin, and the evil personality returned each time. Krory wanted to believe that there are good Akuma, but he’s now willing to defeat this one. Although the children of the village still want to protect it, Krory uses his teeth to destroy the Akuma, ending the threat. However, the villagers aren’t grateful and blame the Exorcists for what happened. After being kicked out, Krory looks depressed, but he ends up telling everyone that he’s glad he became an Exorcist since he saved all those lives.


Well, like many other D.Gray-man episodes not based on the manga, it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t that horrible either. My main problem was that this episode again didn’t really introduce anything new and even the character development for Krory felt a bit recycled. All in all, you could probably skip this episode and not lose anything from the main story. Next week, however, looks more interesting with Allen and Lenalee in the first half of a two-parter.


  1. Man this episode was a fucking CRAP DUDE how can you say it was not that bad as a host from this blog….that only review about animes???
    B I G – S H I T , as most of the animes from tuesday!! except from death note and claymore!! T_T OH CRAP

  2. If you liked this CRAP go watch Tonari no totoro that it´s a better kids show from master miyazaki DUDE !!

  3. ^
    I was more overwhelmed by the fact that he managed to say alot, but were really all full of ‘nothing’ at the same time 🙂

    Also, remember that the manga’s not finish yet as well.

    Ah well, I’ll return later to throw his ‘crap’ back at him once I finish watching the episode…

  4. Owww, no fair, seems only fillers and more fillers and no
    Show Spoiler ▼

    or nothing that follows that. Well seems is an all anime original. As for me i’ll just stop watching till something good comes out.
    Maybe the show is not bad but D-Grayman is supposed to be darker not so barney style, by that i mean there is just too much filler with exorcists doing job and being nice, which brings me to where is kanda >

  5. I doubt that d gray man the anime is gonna follow the manga storyline all the way to the end. Its only rumored to be 52 episodes, so unless they pick up the pace drasticlly 2 episodes, they arent going to have enough time to fit in everything that needs to be brought in from the manga, which leads us to an anime original ending blah x_x

  6. @Minami
    I disagree, I like this episode alot. Btw, have you notice the ending of the OP? Why the hell are you still complaining about Tiki then?

    Also, had you been watching this episode, you’ll know that the ending isn’t exactly all happy. They’ll forever be hated by the villiagers for doing their jobs.

    Actually, I figure that the ending of the Ark’s arc would be a good place to stop.

    @brooklyn otaku & tensai_otaku
    I want you to name me 2 things that is wrong with the anime, and if all you can say is ‘doesn’t follow the manga to the letter’, I’ll deem you as a narrow-minded troll like the others.

    Btw, had you been watching the episode, instead of just blindly flame, you’ll realize that this episode is quite the development for Krory, something that the manga missed out.

  7. Quite a development for Krory? As if, it’s just rehashing things they’ve already touched upon just a few episodes ago… hey maybe the townspeople will like me, oops I guess they don’t, QQ but I’m glad I became an exorcist!.

  8. @Mantus

    He has done NOTHING for the villiagers in his former home, and had cause them hardship, of course they won’t like him!

    This is different because this time Krory WANTED to help them. And was FULLY expecting that the result would be to be treated like a hero. There is no ‘maybe’ in his thoughts.

    In the end, he learn that this is quite the ‘gray’ world and that even if you know you’re doing the right thine, you sometimes won’t be thanked for it.

  9. @chaos2frozen
    okay okay, simmer down it is not something to get all mad about. I am just expressing my opinion as everyone else. And i don’t think i’ve been aggressive to anybody so calm down, it’s just a show. 😉

  10. IMO, he didn’t cause them hardship, in fact he was helping them getting rid of the Akumas hiding in the village.

    anyways i’m just gonna look at RC for screencaps until something interesting catches my eye.

  11. @Chavenz

    Ah~ While that was true, the villagers didn’t know anything about it and were living in fear everyday 🙂

    I feel sorry for Krory, it’s always painful to do the right thing but would be hated for it.

  12. I actually found this episode kind of interesting. As a standalone episode, it wasn’t too bad – a bit of character developement. And the Akuma was sort of interestng this episode, too. Better design than the heap of junk from the Leaf Arc, anyway XP It’s kind of interesting that the Innocence could influence the Akuma’s behavior like that. ^_^ Anyways, that was just my two cents XP


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