The second season of the D.Gray-man
anime series is named the 2nd stage
. The episodes are directed by Osamu Nabeshima and produced by Densetsu, 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 of the second season started airing on October 2, 2007 in Japan on TV Setouchi and TV Tokyo. Seven DVD compilations of the second season have been released by Aniplex between March 5, 2008 and September 3, 2008. Aniplex has announced the release of four more DVD compilations between October 1, 2008 and January 7, 2009.
Six pieces of theme music are used for the episodes: two opening themes and four ending themes. The two opening themes are "Doubt & Trust" by Access, used for episodes 52 to 76, and Uverworld's "Gekidō" (激動, "Gekidō"
?), which is used for the rest of the episodes. The four closing themes are "The Reason Why You Are Here" (あなたがここにいる理由, Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyū
?) by Rie Fu, utilized for episodes 52 to 64, "Wish" by Sowelu, utilized for episodes 65 to 76, Mai Hoshimura's "Regret", utilized for episodes 77 to 89, and Stephanie's "Changin'", for episodes 90 to the final episode 103.