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Mass D. Gray-Man Omake Post!

D. Gray-Man Omake
Well, it was my nice surprise to find out that the omake in D. Gray-Man are nice, informative Q&A things complete with a cute little drawing sometimes and good character profiles. But for the most part, only the cute little drawing is up and not the interesting text too. Or only a few of the profiles are translated. SAD. ):
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge, and the scans are yours to use.

Volume 1

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Height: 168 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Birth Date: Unknown
Allen was found and adopted by Mana on December 25th (Christmas). He’s about 15 years old.

As a general rules, I tend to like rambunctious, rude idiots as my main character, so I have no idea where Allen came from. The part where I was really stuck in doing D. Gray-Man was deciding Allen’s hairstyle. Allen is based on the main character of “Zone”-my debut manga-but that was a girl, so I decided to make his hair longer. I debated if Allen should be more masculine, but in the end…well, this design looked the best with the Black Order’s coat, so…maybe I should just keep making his hair grow? That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

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The Millennium Earl

The Earl is based on someone who really existed. I can’t say his name, but he was one of the most peculiar people who had ever lived. He commanded several languages, was a master of several academic fields, and an accomplished artist. He was also a prophet who was rumored to be immortal, as his appearance did not change past the age of 50. Ever after several decades. That’s amazing. He referred to himself as “The Alchemist who Travels Time”. According to legend, he’s still alive somewhere in the world today.

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Komui Li

Chinese, 29 years old
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 79 kg
Birth Date: June 13th
Gemini, Blood Type: AB
A young genius scientist with an endless need to fill his curiosity…

Why did Komui end up being so strange…? I patterned this character after Yoshida, my editor. I wonder if it’s okay to say this…

In bubble/smoke:
The “scientists” of this time were mainly magicians and alchemists. Golems and other strange things at the Black Order were made by the magicians from the Science Department.

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Linali Li

Chinese, 16 years old
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Birth Date: February 20th
Pisces, Blood Type: B

She was created a while back, just like Allen. No…before Allen. It took a while until I was satisfied with her female uniform design. But thanks to all that brainstorming, I’m now very happy with it. Linali is my ideal. She’s also based on a real person. My editor laughed through his nose when I told him, so I swore I’d never tell anyone again.

Volume 2

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Yuu Kanda

Japanese, 18 years old
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 61 kg
Birth Date: June 6th
Gemini, Blood Type: AB
Favorite Foods: Soba, tempura
Doesn’t Like: Too many to mention

It’s not easy drawing beautiful people.

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Reever Wenham

Australian, 26 years old
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Birth Date: September 8th
Virgo, Blood Type: A

Dislikes alcohol and cigarettes.

Even though Reever runs around and puts up with Komui’s selfishness everyday, he still admires him. But lately, this 26-year-old has considered changing careers for real. Well, sort of…

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Indian (Jerry is his nickname)
Height: 192 cm
Weight: It’s a secret ♥
Birth Date: November 7th
Scorpio, Blood Type: O

When he was younger, his father pressured him to take over the Muay Thai school. Defiant, he ran away from home. He traveled around to foreign countries and in China, his motherly instincts and passion for cooking were awakened. He and Komui seem like friends.
Age Unknown

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Old Man of the Land and Aria of the Night Sky

I loosely based this story on the Noh play called “Koi no Omoni” (The Heavy Burden of Love). It’s about an old man who falls in love with a young maiden. I got Guzol’s name from “Klingsor’s Magic Garden” from Wagner’s opera “Parsifal”. Lala is a songstress; hence, Lala.

Volume 3

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Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 1

Q1. The characters come from various countries. What’s their common language?
A. They speak in English, the universal language. Even Kanda speaks in English.

Q2. What’s that rabbit that appears from time to time? Does it have a name?
A. I made my editor Y into an animal. Its name is Yoshi. Yoshi appeared in a one-shot manga but I liked it so much I kept using it (just to tick him off). Maybe one day I’ll have an akuma that looks like him…just maybe…(looks off into distance)

Q3. What does the title, D. Gray-Man, mean?
A. It’s a word that I made up and has various meanings. It could apply to Allen and the other characters as well…On a separate note, I was thinking “Dolls” for the title before I came up with “D. Gray-Man”. Other titles I came up with before that were “Chronoa” and “Zone”.

Discussion Room Vol. 2
Q1. Is the Timcanpy that was on Master Cross’s head the same one that’s with Allen now.
A. They’re both Timcanpy.

Q2. Timcanpy looks like it’s getting bigger.
A. He’s growing bigger every day (I think?). I got Editor Y’s approval, so I’m going to start making him bigger still!!

Q3. Does the Earl really have rabbit ears?
A. I wonder…heh heh heh.

Discussion Room Vol. 3
There were quite a few non-D. Gray-Man related questions, so…

Q1. What kind of conversations do you have with your staff members, like Oi-chan? Who do you hang out with the most?
A. We show each other out earlier manga creations and laugh about it. I think I hand out with Oi-chan and Miyazaki the most. We’re always playing around and imitating Ghibli and Gundam characters whenever we’re working.

Q2. Is your assistant Oi-chan or your nephew?
A. No, he’s my buddy.

Q3. Do you wear a toupee?
A. WHAAAAA?! (Slams desk!) I DO NOT! I used to get teased about that when I was young…

Q4. What kind of music do you listen to while working?
A. Final Fantasy soundtrack and Dragonball CDs, etc.

Discussion Room Vol. 4
Q1. Please tell us your profile.
A. I was born in Shiga Prefecture on April 21st. I’m a Taurus and my blood type is O. I like curry, baths, the color black, and curling up in bed. I hate bananas, milks, and miso soup. I hate bananas so much I’ll scream and toss it somewhere if I see one. I listen to Porn Grafirri, L’Arc en Ciel, and jazz. I’m fantastic at doing a Ghibli imitation. It’s gotten a lot more fun since my assistants Oi-chan and Miyazaki joined in. I drew my first manga when I was twenty-one.

Q2. Which character is the easiest to draw?
A. The Earl and Hevlaska. The ones that are hard are Allen, Kanda, and Master Cross…(Lots of main characters)

Q3. Where do you come up with ideas for D. Gray-Man?
A. While taking a bath. I have a tendency to fall asleep for six hours in the tub. My editor Y told me to stop the other day.

Q4. Which pen do you use to draw?
A. I use the zebra G-pen and circle pen. I use their standard models.

Discussion Room Vol. 5
Q1. What kind of tempura does Kanda like?
A. Pumpkin, sweet pepper and lotus root tempura.

Q2. Out of a 100%, how much trust does Komui command from his staff?
A. 99% trust and 1% murderous hate.

Q3. Is Komui a coffee snob or does he drink instant coffee? Please tell us what kind he drinks.
A. He’s a coffee snob. He drinks Blue Mountain coffee.

Q4. Who’s the dumbest and smartest out of Kanda, Allen, Rabi, and Linali?
A. (Dumbest) Kanda->Allen->Rabi->Linali(Smartest)

Q5. How much does the Millennium Earl weigh?
A. 85 kg.

Q6. What’s the Gatekeeper’s Name?
A. Alestina Drow Joanason P. Robathan Gia Amadeus No. 5.
He’s the fifth gatekeeper.

Discussion Room Vol. 6
Q1. Where did you get Timcanpy’s name from?
B. It’s the name of a silver accessory brand name. I really like their stuff, so I’ve taken some other character names from them too.

Q2. If section leader Reever were to make a career change, what would he do?
B. He’d be a private detective or a schoolteacher.

Q3. What kind of shampoo does Kanda use?
A. He uses soap.

Q4. Did Allen really eat all that food in ten minutes in volume two?
A. Yes he did.

Q5. What is love?
A. …I hope to draw that in this manga.

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Rhode Kamelot

My profile details are still a secret.

The question I got the most about Rhode was if she was a boy or a girl. She’s a female, a girl. Her favorite things are candy and the Earl. She hates humans. She likes to be mean to the akuma and likes to play jokes on people, especially the Earl. She takes Lero all the time while the Earl takes a nap.

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Miranda Lotto

German, 25 years old
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 45 kg
Birth Date: January 1st
Aries, Blood Type: O

I had no intention of making Miranda an exorcist at the time I drew the first chapter of the rewinding city. After I drew her, I started to see that we’re similar inside, and she grew on me. I’m looking forward to drawing Miranda in the Order’s uniform in battle. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon, Miranda.

Discussion Room Vol. 7
Q1. Why is Komui always wearing slippers?
A. He wears them because they’re comfortable. He also wears them because his feet start to stink if he wears shoes for long periods of time and Linali won’t come near him when they do.

Q2. Does the Earl wash his favorite coat?
A. Yes, he washes it. The Earl takes good care of his things so he takes good care of his coat too.

Q3. Why does Allen eat so much?
A. In fact, all parasite-type exorcists have a big appetite. They require a lot more energy as they have an innocence lodged within them, compared to the exorcists who equip their innocence, such as Kanda.

Q4. Is Kanda a guy or a girl?
A. No doubt about that one. He’s a guy.

Q5. Is Allen left-handed?
A. He’s both.

Q6. Is there some contraption in Komui’s beret?
A. That’s a secret. Apparently one of his assistants heard something coming from around that area, but who knows…

Volume 4
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He gave up his real name when he decided to become bookman’s successor.
Race: Mongrel, 18 years old
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Birth Date: August 10th
Leo, Blood Type: O

Originally Rabi was going to be the main character of a series called Book-man. Which didn’t happen. But I really liked him so I’m glad I finally got to use him. The secret history of the world and the role of the Bookman are key points in the story of D. Gray-Man. The reason Rabi wears a patch over his right eye will be revealed eventually (if the series lasts). Please be patient.

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His real name was deleted from all records when he became the Bookman.
Nationality: Unknown, but the same as Rabi’s.
Age: 88
Height: 140 cm (not counting the hair)
Weight: 38 kg
Birthday: August 5th
Leo, Blood Type: A

Like Rabi, this old man was originally created for another manga. I like him mainly because he’s the easiest character to draw. I hope to reveal a number of the Bookman’s secrets as the series progresses. By the way, the black around his eyes is makeup.

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Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 1

How do you do? I’m Allen Walker. Due to the sudden illness of creator Katsura Hoshino, I’ll be handling the discussion room for this volume. Thank you. Now let’s begin.

Q. If Allen, Lala, Kanda, Linali, Rabi, and Bookman were to arm-wrestle, who would win?
A. Can we use our innocence? If so, I think I might win. :) Oh, but I couldn’t use my full strength against the girls, so either Linali or Lala would win and I’d come in second. Everyone else would be below me. :)

Q. Why does General Cross dislike the Black Order?
A. I really don’t want to talk about my Master. I think I’m going to be sick.

Q. In the 1st Night, why is Allen wearing that piece of cloth on his head?
A. I was wearing it as a hat. (Actually, he was hiding his white hair.)

Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 2
Q. Why does Kanda call Allen “Bean Sprout”?
A. I have no idea! It’s really rude, don’t you think? That’s darned ponytail! What part of me looks like a bean sprout?! (Hmph!)

Q. Just how deeply is General Cross in debt?
A. Ugh? I’m feeling sick again…

Q. What color are Allen’s eyes really?
A. I get this question a lot. Well, let’s see. They’re really silver-gray. If they look blue or red in some color pages, that’s just Hoshino and his editor having fun. But I hear that my official eye color was recently finalized as silver-grey.

Q. What do people in the order do about baths? Do all the living quarters have baths?
A. Baths? We don’t have baths in our rooms. Would you like to have a look? (Getting up out of chair) Why don’t you come with me now?

Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 3
((There’s a drawing of an onsen here. I couldn’t get a good scan.))

Sorry to keep you waiting. These are the baths of the Black Order (Men’s). Aren’t they amazing? From what I’ve heard, the living quarters used to be equipped with showers, but when Komui became the chief, there was a major renovation and these baths were put in. I guess people from the Far East like taking baths. The water seems fine today, but occasionally Komui adds unknown substances to it, so one has to be careful.

Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 4
Q. What kind of girls do Kanda and Allen like?
A. Huh?! (Blush) Girls? I dunno. Um…I like girls who are good cooks. I love a woman in an apron. (Happy sigh) I might even fall in love if she’d make me sweet dumplings every day. As for Kanda, I don’t know. Maybe someone who’s good at making soba noodles? (Noncommittal)

Q. Do they have girlfriends?
A. Of course not! (Waving hands vigorously) I don’t have time for that with all the missions I have to complete. As for Kanda, I think he’s in love with his sword. (Noncommittal)

Q. What foods can Jerry cook?
A. Jerry can cook almost anything. And it’s all really delicious too! (Happy sigh)

Q. Chief Komui wakes up instantly when you say “Linali is going to get married”. Is there any other way to wake him up?
A. Not that I know of. Which must be hard on Reever and the others. I wish them the best.

Q. How often does Komui clean his desk?
A. I have no idea. I don’t go see him every day, but when Komrin rampaged through headquarters, Reever and other cleared Komui’s desk in the clean up. But the very next day, it was a mess again.

Komui’s Experiment Room Discussion Vol. 5
Q. What does Allen think of Linali’s tantalizingly short skirt?
A. I think all men like miniskirts. But I wonder if it doesn’t get a bit cold sometimes.

Q. The uniforms of the Black Order seem to vary considerably. Are they all customized?
A. I suppose so. The science team makes them for us, but they ask us what designs we’d like. In my case, I wanted a hood so I’d have some place to hide Timcanpy. It was all right when he was little, but he’s getting so big that he’s starting to attract attention. (*Actually, it’s to hide the white hair.)

Q. In the author’s comments at the beginning of volume 2, what’s the name of the kitten that’s got Timcanpy?
A. Oh, that cute little kitty? (Happy sigh) That’s Hoshino’s beloved Koro.

Q. How many Valentine’s chocolates did you receive? Who got the most?
A. I got the most---115. (smiles) Thank you all very much. Well, that’s it for the discussion room for this volume. I had a wonderful time, thank you. So, until next time.

Volume 5
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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 1

Hello, Reever Wenham, Section Leader of the Black Order’s Science Division here. This is actually Komui’s job. But that son of a gun dumped it on me! Unfortunately, he had other commitments. Though, I’m just as busy as he is, so the duty has fallen to me. Shall we begin?

Q. Why is Komui called “chief”?
A. An excellent question. Centuries ago, when the Black Order was first formed, the staff wasn’t very large, and there weren’t as many sections as there are now. There was just a command center, and the man in charge was called the “chief”. That title is still used today, even though the Order is enormous now. Given our current chief, you might not think that this is a very high position, but if you look at the hierarchy chart of the Black Order, you’ll see the importance of the chief. Have a look at the chart in vol. 2 of the Discussion Room! (Now if only Chief Komui would behave like an officer. Mumble mumble…)

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 2

This chart ((Not really)) shows the hierarchy of the Black Order. Over the centuries of fighting the Millennium Earl, it’s grown very large.

What is the Black Order?!
Centuries Ago, when the cube was discovered in Northern Europe, the Vatican formed an organization of people attuned to innocence called “accommodators”. These people scour the world for innocence. Within the organization are agents of the Vatican sent to observe the order.

<tr><td> Grand Generals They give orders to the generals and other officers. Rumor has it they have links to the Vatican. </td> </tr>
Active Services
Generals: Generals rank higher than standard exorcists and often go on solo missions.

Exorcists: Though nominally under one of the Generals, day-to-day orders come from Komui.

Secret!: A covert group may exist in the active services…

Support Services
Chief: He is the chief officer and the brains of the Order, and directs the exorcists.

Within the Order
There are seven departments within the order, each led by a section chief. Main duties are overseeing Europe and coordinating with the various worldwide branches.
Science Section: Responsible for the R&D of the innocence, and designing Order uniforms.
Intelligence Section: In charge of the Finders, who gather the information from around the world.
Medical Section: Responsible for the general health and welfare of the Black Order personnel
Signal Section: In charge of all communications between exorcists, finders, and the Order
Security Section: They guard all entryway points (Gates, waterways, etc.) into the facility.
Diplomatic Section: They handle affairs with various countries and arrange for support and cooperation.
Logistics Sections: In charge of the day-to-day functioning of the Order, including meals, cleaning, and accounting.

Outside the Order
The Black Order has branches throughout the world to support the exorcists wherever they may go. Each branch is overseen by a branch chief.
Asia Branch
Middle East Branch
Africa Branch
North America Branch
South America Branch
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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 3

Q. Why does Komui refer to himself as Science Section chief?
A. Hmm…That’s probably because he used to be in the science section before being appointed Chief. And even now, he still does work for the science section, so he decided to adopt the title…Or so I’m told. I mean, he is important, but does he have to flaunt it? By the way, I’m the section leader of the Science Section, so I’m supposed to be in charge. But getting a position of importance just means more work. (sigh) Well, as a scientist, I have to admit it’s really great to work here. If only we didn’t have to deal with that selfish chief…

Q. What kind of work do Section Leader Reever and the others usually do?
A. Mainly we analyze the data collected by the survey section from all over the world, and develop weaponry and equipment. The science section has numerous specialists and researchers assigned to various departments. There’s physics, astronomy, biology, archeology, geology, linguistics, anthropology, psychology, chemistry, mathematics, mineralogy, mechanical engineering…The list goes on ad nauseum. It may look like we’re all over the place, but the bottom line is that we’re all striving to find out all we can about innocence. Every scientist that comes here is obsessed with it. However difficult the workplace may be, the chance to discover something new keeps us going. (Distant stare) By the way, my areas of expertise are chemistry, mathematics, and linguistics.

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 4

Q. When did Katsura first want to become a manga artist?
A. I hear he seriously started to think about it when he was 21. Until then, he was more or less a hermit who sat around drawing manga at home.

Q. How did Katsura get to be a manga artist?
A. He said, “A friend at my part-time job suggested that I try it and so did my twin sister, who used to criticize my artwork when we were kids. Because of those two, one day I found myself walking into Shueisha with my hands shaking.”

Q. Do you use a mapping nib when you draw your characters?
A. I understand that the author normally uses a G Nib and a Mapping Nib for detailed work. But the only place I use a mapping nib is on my beard.

Q. Does the author have a significant other?
A. Yes, his cat “Koro”.

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 5

Q. Is there anything that Allen can’t eat?
A. Something that Allen can’t eat, eh? Well, come to think of it, Linali offered him something sweet that she didn’t want to finish and, surprisingly, he declined. I think it was a chocolate cake. Could it be that Allen doesn’t like chocolate?

Q. Allen, on the 18th night, thinks that Linali is “cute”, but was he serious? This question keeps me up at night!
A. At the time I was busy repairing the damage that Komrin caused. Well, since they’re about the same age, wouldn’t it be natural for him to notice her?

Q. What kind of boys does Linali like?
A. Hmm…I have no idea.

Q. Does Linali wear anything under her skirt (But over her underwear)?
A. Give me a break. If I answer a question like that, who knows what Chief Komui will do to me. (Sweat drop) If you want to find out more about Linali, ask Head Chef Jerry. There aren’t many women in the order, so Linali seems to like talking to Jerry because he understands how women think.

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Q. Can you tell me the names of the guy with glasses, the fat guy, and the ghost in the science section?
A. Glasses and the fat guy? Oh you mean them. (Laughs) They are…
Glasses-Johnny Gil, Fat guy-Tap Dop, Ghost-Sixty-five
They’re really good guys with lots of guts.

“Section Chief!!!”
R: Huh? That sounds like Johnny. What is it?
J: W-We found Chief Komui!

(Chair falling over) What?! Catch him! I’ll come too! Oh, I guess this is the end of the Discussion Room for this volume. Sorry about the commotion. Oh, I almost forgot. The designs for the Earl’s top hat that appear in this volume were based on the ideas sent by these kids. Thanks again!
Candles- Little Devil Jiro of Hokkaido
Hana from Saitama Prefecture

Piano- Rio from Akita prefecture
Bisuko Meito of Miyazaki Prefecture

Lastly, please send your questions regarding D. Gray-Man to “Komui’s Discussion Room”. All right then, see you next time!

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Arystar Krory III

Romanian, 28 years old
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 77 kg
Birthday: December 1st
Sagittarius, Blood Type: AB

The idea of having a vampire-like exorcist has been around for a while. But Krory’s personality and details came much later. This story arc came about because I wanted to draw a castle with a vampire in it and have a scene where Allen has to dig up a graveyard. (Hmm?) By the way, the model for Krory was actor/singer Yusuke Santamaria.

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Tyki Mikk

Nationality: Portuguese
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Age: Probably 26
Blood Type: O

He enjoys leading a double life as a human and a Noah. He came about because I wanted to draw a handsome guy like Beckham. I really enjoy drawing this character.

Volume 6
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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 1

Hey, what am I doing here? You want me to answer questions from the readers? Why me? What happened to that Hoshino guy? A bellyache? How long is he going to milk that excuse? He’s been saying that since Vol. 4!

He should stop eating all those hamburgers and eat soba noodles instead. They’re good for you. Really. Well, fine. It’s a pain, but I’ll do it. What do you want to know?

Q. What are the correct spellings of the names of the D. Gray-Man characters?
A. What an annoying question. Okay, I’m only going to do this once, so take note.
Yu Kanda, Lenalee Lee, Lavi, Allen Walker, Komui Lee, Reever Wenham, Bookman, Miranda Lotto, Arystar Krory, Noise Marie, Cross Marian, Froi Tiedoll, Hevlaska, Suman Dark, Daisya Barry, Kevin Barry, Kevin Yeegar, Jerry, The Millennium Earl, Lero, Road Kamelot, Tyki Mikk, Timcanpy

That’s it! (Phew)

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Q. Does Kanda like any noodles other than soba (Like udon and such)? Does he consider noodles that aren’t soba an abomination?
A. What kind of stupid question is that?

Q. How much sleep does Reever Wenham get on a typical day?
A. How should I know?

Q. Who does Allen fear more, General Cross or Chief Komui?
A. Don’t ask me questions about that guy.

Q. If Allen, Lenalee, Kanda, Lavi, Krory, and Bookman were to run the 100-meter dash, who would win?
A. …(After a moment of thought) Probably Lenalee.

Q. If Allen and Kanda were to fight each other for real (using their innocences), who would win?
A. I’d cut him in two.

Q. What does Kanda’s room look like?
A. None of your business.

Q. Isn’t it difficult to draw the rose cross all the time?
A. How should I know?

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 4

Q. Reever’s cup had the kanji for bubble/foam on it. What was in it?
A. Lemon soda. I don’t get it, but it’s supposed to be good.

Q. There was a rubber ducky floating in the bath in Vol. 4. Did Kanda put it there?
A. Grr…

Q. In Volume 4’s ‘Discussion Room’, Allen thanked the reader for the Valentine’s Day chocolates, but in Volume 5 Reever says that Allen doesn’t like chocolate. So which is it?
A. I told you not to ask me questions about that guy!

Q. I’m seriously in love with Allen!!! I’m even learning how to cook so that I can cook for him! I bought a book on making mitarashi dango and I’ve been practicing! If I learn to make them well, will he go out with me?
A. Twitch

Q. Allen is a boy, right? But he’s so pretty!! I love Allen!
A. Do you people want to die?!!! (Grrr…)

Due to Kanda drawing his sword, this installment of the Discussion Room is now over. (Hoshino)

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The story of the Fallen One turned out to be very tragic. Drawing it took a heavy toll on me emotionally. However, this isn’t the story of a traitor, but of a man who loved his family more than anything, a man who was forced to make terrible choices. Don’t hate Suman, pity him.

Volume 7
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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 1

(Lavi) Well, here we are with another segment of the Discussion Room, which Komui never seems to be around for. This time Allen and I are in charge.
(Allen) Um…I did this back in Vol. 4 already.
(Lavi) Well, Kanda made a mess of things when he did it. So this comic’s creator has ordered the two of us to do it.
(Allen) What?! Why do I have to clean up after Kanda?! (Grrrr!!)
(Lavi) Take it easy, Allen. Here, have this. (Hands him a dango)
(Allen) *Mitarashi Dango! Okay, I’ll do it!
(*Rice dumplings on a stick with sweet soy syrup.)
(Lavi) Okay then, let’s go!

Q. Does Lavi have a thing for cute girls with big breasts?
A: (Lavi) Whoa Boy! (Sweating)
(Allen) He’s a menace.
(Lavi) Hey, hold on! People think I only care about looks, but I’m pretty picky about personality too. But, hey, sometimes you see a girl and it just hits you. I mean, I am a man.
(Allen) I think we should move on.

Q. Why isn’t Lavi interested in Lenalee?
A. (Lavi) Huh? I am.
(Allen) What?! You are?!
(Lavi) Yeah. What’s with the sweat, Allen?
(Allen) N-Nothing. (Munch, Munch)
(Lavi) Sure. (Smirk)

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 2

Q. In the Discussion Room in Vol. 4, in response to the question about Valentine’s Day chocholates, Allen said, “Thank you very much,” but in Vol. 5 Reever said that Allen doesn’t like chocolate. Which is it?
A. (Allen) Hey, this is from the same person who sent the question about the Valentine’s Chocolates.
(Lavi) Yeah, but we get this question a lot. So, what’s the answer?
(Allen) Hmm…I think the misunderstanding happened when Lenalee was practicing making a birthday cake for Komui. I saw that it was a chocolate cake so I tasted it only to discover that it tasted like liquor!
(Lavi) So it was a cake with liquor in it. I guess cakes are for grown-ups in the West.
(Allen) I felt bad for Lenalee, but I just couldn’t ear it. I don’t like liquor.
(Lavi) What? You don’t drink? (What a child.)
(Allen) During my travels while I was in training, I was so hungry that I ate some liquor-filled chocolates that my Master had hidden. When he caught me, he made me swear I’d never do it again. It’s not like I can’t drink it, but it makes me remember the punishment my Master inflicted on me. Now even if I smell liquor I feel sick. But it was a beautiful cake.
(Lavi) (Hmm…I wonder what General Cross did to him? {sweatdrop})

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 3

Q. If Allen, Kanda, Lavi, and Lenalee weren’t exorcists, what would they be?
A. (Lavi) I’d be a Bookman. I have no interest in being anything else.
(Allen) I’d be a traveling entertainer. I used to like being a clown and making people laugh.
(Lavi) Lenalee would be a…housewife?
(Allen) As long as Komui’s around, I don’t see that happening.
(Lavi) As for Yu?
(Allen) …
(Lavi & Allen) A noodle maker?

Q. Does the weight of Lavi’s hammer change when it changes size?
A. (Allen) I was wondering about that myself. I’m surprised he can swing it around when it’s so big,
(Lavi) Of course its weight changes with its size. The bigger it is, the more damage it causes. But I don’t feel the weight because I’m its accommodator. It would be too heavy for anyone else, though.
(Allen) Wow…

Q. Timcanpy is often seen chewing on something, but what is its normal food?
A. (Allen) Tim doesn’t eat. Golems aren’t really alive.
(Lavi) Then why is it always biting things?
(Allen) Itchy teeth?

Q. Is 65 human?
A. (Lavi & Allen) Of course not!

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 4

Q. Are the people in the science section married, or do they have girlfriends?
A. (Lavi) I think most of them are single.
(Allen) The work being what it is, after all.

Q. In the “Discussion Room” in Vol. 6, Kanda said that Reever’s drink was lemon soda, but in the profile in Vol. 2, it just says it’s a soda. Does he drink other flavors of soda in that cup, or was Kanda mistaken?
A. (Allen) Kanda was wrong.
(Lavi) Now don’t tell lies. (Sweating) I heard that Komui kept mistaking Reever’s cola for coffee, so Reever had to switch to lemon soda. Actually, Reever seems to live anything that’s carbonated.

Q. What are Allen, Kanda, and Lavi’s rooms like?
A. (Allen) I don’t know about Kanda’s, but I got a new room after Komlin destroyed my first one. It used to be a storage room, but it’s nice and big---About 80 square feet. Oh, and it’s the closest room to the dining hall! ♫
(Lavi) Closest to the dining hall? You mean that creepy room that you found at the end of Vol. 1?
(Allen) I don’t care how creepy it is! Location, Location, Location! (Eyes shining)
(Lavi) I share a room with the old panda. It’s about 120 square fee.

Q. When Allen activates his innocence, his sleeve seems to disappear. Where does it go?
A. (Allen) Hmm…I have no idea.
(Lavi) You don’t?
(Allen) I’m just glad it doesn’t rip.

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 5

Q. If you were to whisper into Komui’s ear, “Allen and Lenalee are getting married”, or, “Lavi groped Lenalee”, what would he do? Would he kill Allen and Lavi? Would you give it a try?
A. (Lavi) Whoa! Here it comes…(Sweating)
(Allen) I knew we’d get something like this eventually.
(Lavi) I can’t take it?
(Allen)I don’t want to die for a silly experiment.

Q. After the phone call in Vol. 5, the picture of Yoshi that Komui starts to draw is holding a ball. Is that a Dragon Ball?
A. (Lavi) What would you wish for once you found all seven?
(Allen) Hmm…I’d wish that all the debts my Master transferred to me would go away.
(Lavi) You’re still paying his debts?!
(Allen) Hey, is this the Dragon Ball that lets you have three wishes?

Q. How do the change gatekeepers when the time comes?
A. (Lavi) Oh, this is something I’ve wanted to see! It sounds really interesting.
(Allen) Yes, I wonder how it’s done? Then again, Alestina (The Gatekeeper) doesn’t seem to like me very much.
(Lavi) He’s grouchy and holds a grudge.
(Allen) The Black Order is full of strange things the readers have never seen. I’d like to take them in a tour one day.
(Lavi) Allen, did you know there are ghosts in here?
(Allen) R-Really?
(Face going pale)

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 6

Q. What type of woman does Lavi go for?
A. (Lavi) Hmm…My type? I like widows.
(Allen) I bet Lavi likes older women. (Glare)
(Lavi) Not exactly. After all, I’m interested in Lenalee. Mostly I go for ladies between the ages of 18 and 40. (Glinting Eyes)
(Allen) …

Q. If Lavi and Allen were to have a staring contest, who would win?
A. (Lavi) Hey!
(Allen) Shall we?
♫Let’s have a stare off. Here we go!♪
(Allen & Lavi) … (Making faces)
…10 seconds pass
(Allen & Lavi) … (Lavi activates his special facial expression)
…20 seconds pass
(Allen & Lavi) … (Allen activates his special facial expression)
(Lavi) Wa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
(Allen) I win! (Making fist)
(Lavi) W-Wow, that was some look. (Tears in eyes)
(Allen) You were pretty good too, Lavi. But it looks like I’m out of Mitarashi dango, so can I go now?
(Lavi) Yeah, I’m out of snacks too.
Okay then, this installment of the “Discussion Room” is over. Bye-Bye!

Volume 8
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Bak Chan is a Chinese descendant of a German wizard, one of the founders of the Black Order.

Height: 168 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Birthday: November 11th (Scorpio)
Blood Type: A

I've always wanted to show some of the branch offices of the Black Order, but I didn't expect the head of the Asia branch to show up in the D. Gray-Man novels before the manga. But, actually, I'm glad it happened that way. Writer Kaya Kizaki and I came up with Bak Chan together. We're very fond of him. And now that we've shown Asia Branch, I'd like to show you the other five branches. Just kidding.

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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 1

(Kanda) Hmph.
(Allen) Well, here we are with another segment of Komui's discussion room, which Komui never shows up for. I'm carrying over from Volume 7 and this time I'm joined by Kanda, who has his hair styled like a girl's.
(Kanda) What did you say?
(Allen) Kanda, I suggest we think of this as an unpleasant duty and get it over with as quickly as possible. I don't like this any more than you do. See? My hands are trembling so much that I'm about to spill my juice.
(Kanda) Well, I'm about to shatter my tea cup!!
(Allen) Calm down. I'm a gentle stream of water. Nothing can upset me.
(Kanda) You're really starting to irritate me.

Q: Do the names of the characters have any interesting stories behind them?
A: (Allen) Not that I know of. The creator just makes them up on the spor. Hoshino doesn't even remember how he came up with my name. What about you, Kanda?
(Kanda) Hmph. He got my name from the main character of a comic he did early in his career that never got picked up.
(Allen) So, basically, you're leftovers.
(Kanda) Did you just smirk?!
(Allen) Of course not.

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Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 2

Q: What happened to Komlin II after it was destroyed by Lenalee in volume 3?
A: (Kanda) Komlin?! That monster is still alive?!
(Allen) What? How do you know about Komlin, Kanda? I thought you were away in volume 3.
(Kanda) What? Volume 3? The Komlin I cut down was long before that.
(Allen) Wait! Are you talking about Komlin I? The one in volume 3 was Komlin II. What?! You cut it down? You mean Komlin I went beserk as well!?
(Kanda) It ate my soba. (Grumble)
(Allen) Kanda, look out! You're spilling your tea. Anyway, I don't know anything about Komlin I, but I heard that Komlin II was dismantled by Reever and the Science Team. I understand they took out their frustrations on it.

Below ((above)) is a picture that a tearful Komui took just before it went into the hydraulic press.

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 3

Q. Besides parasite and equipment types, what types of weapons do exorcists use?
A: (Allen) There are only the two types, but there are many manifestations of each.
(Kanda) Innocence is very complex. New types may yet emerge in the future.

Q: Where does the funding for the Black Order come from?
A: (Allen) The Vatican, or so I've heard.

Q: In volume 7, Fou mentioned that someone got lost in Asia Branch's basement. Who was it?
A: (Allen) I think it was Bak Chan. Wong looked uncomfortable when it was mentioned.
(Kanda) Ridiculous.

Q: How long as Hevlaska been in its current form?
A: (Allen) A very long time, so I've been told. Hevlaska is a mystery to me. She appears to be female, but I wonder...
(Kanda) I have no idea.

Q: Is the Millennium Earl human? I hope he remains a mystery for a long time. I love it.
A: (Kanda) Well, do you want to know, or don't you?!
(Allen) Did Kanda just try to be funny?

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 4

Q: The other day I was reading volume 12 of GinTama, and I thought I was seeing things. I noticed a picture of Lavi from "The 59th night" in the letters section. The artist, Sorachi, said it was just a misunderstanding and that "It looked like Lavi had been suffering and needed a break." How do you feel about other artists commenting on your characters?
A: (Allen) I heard the story from one of the assistants. I had a good laugh about it.
(Kanda) It's not unusual for postcards and illustrations to get mixed up.

Q: Is Mahoja a man or a woman?
A: (Allen) She's a woman all right. She's also the first woman ever to pick me up and carry me like that.
(Kanda) Pathetic. (heh)
(Allen) Grrr...

Q: Is Bookman's panda-like makeup protection against something?
A: (Allen) Huh? I don't know.
(Kanda) I don't know and I don't care.
(Allen) I'll be sure to ask Lavi the next time I see him.

Komui’s Discussion Room Vol. 5

Q: When did Komui develop this strange attachment to his sister?
A: (Allen) Hmm...I don't know. Maybe it's because the Order took her away when she was a child, If so, then maybe it's not so strange after all.
(Kanda) Don't make excuses for his weirdness! He's sick in the head!

Q: Who do you think is the most popular with the opposite sex?
A: (Allen) Well, it's definitely not Kanda.
(Kanda) I pay no attention to such things. The business of the Black Order is war! Those who have no stomach for it should get out!
(Allen) Ouch! Be careful! You're spilling your tea on me!
(Kanda) Hey! That's cold! You stupid bean sprout! How dare you splash that sticky slop on me! I'll cut you down!
(Allen) It's just mango juice!!
(Lavi) Well, they've started fighting so that's it for this volume.

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