Allen Walker is the protagonist of the Japanese manga series D. Gray-man. Allen has appeared in three light novels, two video games and several crossover fighting games. The manga was adapted for television as an anime series in which Allen was voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. In the English adaptation of the anime series, Allen is voiced by Todd Haberkorn.
About Allen Walker in brief
Allen Walker is the protagonist of the Japanese manga series D. Gray-man. He is a teenager who joins the Black Order, a group of soldiers known as exorcists. Allen uses an object called Innocence to fight demons known as Akuma. Allen has appeared in three light novels, two video games and several crossover fighting games. The manga was adapted for television as an anime series in which Allen was voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. In the English adaptation of the anime series, Allen is voiced by Todd Haberkorn. Merchandise featuring Allen’s likeness, including plush dolls, figurines, clothing and cosplay pieces, has been offered. His characterization has been praised; critics said his calm demeanor and mysterious origin are atypical of a shōnen protagonist. Allen is popular with D.Gray-man readers; he is usually ranking in the top three in the series’ popularity polls and reaction to the character in manga and anime publications and other media has been generally positive. In an interview, Hoshino complained to Allen about his change from a pure and innocent character to a hypocrite. Allen replied that the change must be due to the writing and that the character must be a “corrupted” and “dark” person. The character has also appeared in a number of video games, including a crossover fighting game called D.gray-man-crossover, in which he is the main character of a team-up with a rival group of demons called the Akumas.
He has also been the subject of several novels, including D. gray-man and D. grey-man Hallow, as well as a series of short stories and a one-shot comic. Allen was originally going to be a modified Akuma who looked like a boy. His editor advised her to make Allen more vulnerable by depicting him crying, which led to Allen’s gender being male to make a bigger impact with the readers. Allen’s clothing to resemble that of the nineteenth century, giving him a ribbon tie and other accessories to make him appear gentlemanly. He also has a pentagram-shaped scar on his left arm that he uses to fight the Millennium Earl, who created an army of Akuma to destroy the world. Allen learns he is connected to the Noah Family and might become one of them. Allen remained as a. hypocrite until the ending of the story, when he became a friend to both his friends and the souls trapped inside the Noah clan. He was introduced as a ‘gentleman’ but his characterization changed to the point that he has sympathy for his enemies, the souls inside theAkumas and the Noah family. Hoshosino based Allen’s characterization on Robin, the shorter-haired female protagonist of her one- shot comic Zone. She said she likes her main characters to be rambunctious, rude idiots. She did not like Allen because of his negative actions despite his caring for a friendly clan. She wondered whether readers would be positive if he is friendly and innocent.