Allen Walker is an exorcists and works for the Black Order to defeat the Millenium Earl. There’s a lot of other details about Akuma and Innocence and to be perfectly honest if you haven’t watched the original 103 episodes you aren’t going to be jumping on board here so hunt them down and watch them because it is so worth it. (In case you haven’t picked up on it I am a big fan of the original.)
So D.Gray-Man Hallow (other than adding even more punctuation to the title than I remember) tossed us straight into the narrative. We get a brief fight sequence where we see our core exorcists fighting (just to remind us what their weapons are and that they are awesome) and then we are heading to the new exorcist headquarters (the old one was kind of destroyed – watch the previous episodes). No time to breathe as we get into the usual Allen/Kanda bickering before Allen is hauled away to continue the ongoing plot where the Black Order suspect him of having ties to the Noah and the Millenium Earl. It works and doesn’t stop for any explanations or recaps so it isn’t friendly to the uninitiated but it gave me exactly what I wanted and that was the story to keep moving.
There’s also a great cliff-hanger ending and some more hints about what the Bookmen are up to. Yay!
Still not 100% sold on the new character designs but it isn’t as though they are ugly, just different.
Loved this episode and really looking forward to the next.
D.Gray-Man Hallow is available on AnimeLab.