@GeneralVan: Hisoka would lose to Esdeath, Kurome or Wave if they were serious.
How would any Chimera ant deal with time stop and getting flash frozen or cut apart? Wave and Kurome are powerful in their own right. Are you current yet?
@Marshal Victory: The other place i saw the Noah (in anime/manga at least) was Soul Eater, but the introduction was later than D. Gray man and Black Butler if I'm not mistaken. But I like both series quite a bit. D. Gray Man inspired more series than i think it's given credit for, not the least of which is the character design of Qwaser's Alexander Hell. Pretty much copy and paste of Allen Walker.
They ended the anime series without showing the full end of the story arc in the manga. Time for me to read the manga then. I feel we been cheated by the anime a bit.
I caught up to the manga a few weeks ago. The story doesn't move very quickly but it's better later in the series than earlier in the series in my opinion.
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@taichokage: I watched the anime of D.Gray-man tho never got to finish it. How does this remind you of that? Circus kinda aspect?
The main characters Allen and Ciel are both British. They both have grey hair with a curse mark on their eye. They're both also orphans.
They both had an antagonistic group by the name of Noah. Very unusual. I've only seen that in one other series. They both also take place in the late Victorian Era. The art is very similar and there is a Shounen Ai emphasis on both with unusually soft-looking male characters. Then as you also say, the Circus theme is relevant in both.
The biggest difference has got to be the theme. Black Butler is more of a psychological/mystery series D. Gray Man is more Dark Fantasy. But everything else is strikingly similar.
P.S. Sorry for the late reply. Somehow I didn't notice this.