D.Gray-man Encyclopedia

Matera (マテールMatēru ) Mateel or Mater is an abandonned seaside town in Southern Italy. Allen Walker for his first mission and Kanda Yu were sent there to investigate about the ghost of Matera.

Landmarks and Architecture

Matera is a seaside town seemingly built next to a cliff. The  buildings are in bricks even though they are now decrepit and the streets are paved. Under the town, there is a very vast network of tunnels designed to protect the people of the sun. One of the tunnels passes through the seaside hills and lead to the sea. Some passages are very narrow and other are large. The underground is supported by columss . There is one particular vast room that is filled with many columns and sand.


Matera used to be inhabited  but someday, the town started to undergo poorness. It finally was nicknamed "the land forsaken by the gods". To forget their misery, people started to make dolls designed to sing and dance. Lala was one of them. Lala was apparentily given a shard of innocence which gave her the ability to think before everyone in the town finally left. During 400 years, only few people wandered in the town. Unfortunately, they each time met Lala who asked them if they wanted a song. Out of utter horror they attacked the doll and she killed them. This caused the eerie legend of the Ghost of Matera. 81 years ago, a deformed child Guzol came to the town and asked Lala a song. They have been living together in the town since this moment. 

The Town is the scene of the Ghost of Mater arc. The Innocence inside Lala is spotted by finders and they call exorcists to retrieve it. Allen Walker and Yu Kanda are led by Toma to the town.  They face  a level 2 akuma and finally defeat it in the underground. They make a huge all in the floor that opens to the underground in the process.

After the Artificial Exorcists arc, Allen Walker send Kanda and Alma Karma in Matera with the Noah's ark. Alma spends his last moments with Kanda before dying.

Known Inhabitants


  • Matera is nowadays inhabited. The city is accurately represented by the author in D.Gray-Man safe for the huge network of gallery she took the freedom to imaginate.