List Of D.Gray-man Episodes (season 1)
The first season of the D.Gray-man anime series is named the 1st stage. The episodes are directed by Osamu Nabeshima and produced by Dentsu, TMS Entertainment, Aniplex and TV Tokyo. The animation was produced by TMS Entertainment and Aniplex was responsible for the music production. The plot of the episodes is based on that of the D.Gray-man manga series by Katsura Hoshino, and follows the adventures of Allen Walker, an exorcist that wields the power of "Innocence" in order to fight against the Earl of Millennium, an ancient sorcerer seeking to destroy the world with monsters called akuma.
The episodes aired from October 3, 2006 to April 3, 2007 in Japan on TV Setouchi and TV Tokyo. The English adaptation of the first season has been licensed by Funimation and is slated for release in 2009. Thirteen DVD compilations of the season have been released by Aniplex between February 2, 2007 and February 6, 2008.
Six pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: two opening themes and four closing themes. The two opening themes are "Innocent Sorrow" by Japanese rock band Abingdon Boys School, used for the first twenty-five episodes, and Nami Tamaki's "Brightdown", which is used for the remainder of the episodes. The four closing themes are "Snow Kiss" by Nirgilis, utilized for the first thirteen episodes, "Pride of Tomorrow" by June for the next twelve episodes, Surface's "To the Continuation of the Dream" (夢の続きへ, Yume no Tsuzuki e?) from episode 26 to 38, and the remainder of the episodes use Nana Kitade's "Antoinette Blue".
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