I have to admit, when I first starting reading D-gray man the first thing I thought was that he reminded me of Ed from Fullmetal Alchemist in the way he is far stronger than he initially appears and somewhat in looks too. Sometims I can't help make comparisons to other anime - when reading the first volume of D-gray man to me was a cross of Fullmetal Alchemist and Chrono Crusade (the whole church/holy side vs. the evil side). But the more I read the more I realised that there was ar more to the series and it by midway through volume two I was really getting into the series and read on with anticipation of a slowly unfolding, interesting and intriguing story line. I a highly recommended read, in particularly by the fact that people have different skills and abilities, making the fight scenes far more interesting than just a simple fist fight.