Some days I’m sitting on my couch and then it hits me that the Noah Clan are the big bads of the series, and that in any other series they would be demonized in an attempt to show that there are only two sides. Good guys, the Absolute Pure, vs Bad Guys, the Absolute Evil. Black and White, there’s no in-between, no wiggle room. Bad is bad, good is good. End of story.
D Gray Man changes that. We see the Earl helping Road with her homework, and, ( bless Hoshino), Tyki fishing in a creek and hanging out with his friends. We see Sheril having a family (in his own words “playing house”) and running a state.Wisely having a bath with the Earl (and Gamako, cannot forget Gamako). Hell, the EARl EVEN KNITS, which is…well…so innocent for someone who in another blink will use someone’s grief against them. We see the normal, relatable sides to each of the antagonists. Hoshino isn’t afraid to show us that the people the Order are fighting, while strange and outlandish at times, are still very, very human. And its absolutely brilliant that in the same breath she’s been showing us that the Order isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s done terrible things to not only innocent people, but the people that are loyal to them.
There is no black and white here. There is only different shades of gray, and it’s why I truly love the series in all its brilliance.