The new English teacher, Chun-Woo, is not your ordinary teacher. Shioon, a victim of constant bullying, unexpectedly witnesses Chun-Woo's fighting power, and begs him to make him his disciple. Chun-Woo claims he can teach Shioon only if he is truly determined, and Shioon must jump off a bridge into a deep river in order to prove it!
It turns out, however, that Chun-Woo and his powers are more than meets the eye. Shioon makes a grand entrance into the hidden world of martial arts, and he is about to be taught by the best there is!
This manhwa is one of my favorites. I started reading it and within a day i was finished and wishing there were more chapters out. so i read it again.
Story - 9
The story starts out like so many other fighting manga or manhwa with a kid whos a little different getting picked on by a bunch of bullies until some adult teaches him some moves. While not starting out very unique it becomes a story about much more than. You start seeing a whole new world that was hidden to normal people that Shi Woon is stepping into. One of the good/bad things about this particular story is that it starts off a little slow, so it may take a few chapters to get into. I say this can be a good thing because it feels a bit more realistic plus it really builds up your anticipation and when it does take off it doesnt dissapoint.
Art - 10
Character - 10
this is where it really shines in my opinion. There are so many interesting characters and they are all so different. Plus they really really develop during the story and i can tell that at this point of the story theres still much more they can achieve and its really exciting for the reader. Characters who start out being there mostly for jokes have a much darker history and really get to show you how integral to the story they are. One of my favorite character relationships in this manhwa is the protagonist Shi Woon and his rival So Chun Hyuk. The first time they meet each other changes both of their lives by so much, and at the risk of giving anything away ill stop there. very cool.
Enjoyment - 10
There are quite a few spots in this manhwa where i stopped reading and reread the same few pages a few times over before continuing. The whole story was just a lot of fun to read, and i cant wait to read the rest of the chapters as they are released.
Overall - 10
This is the kind of story that makes your friends mad at you for introducing to them because they cant stop reading it. Its a perfect blend of comedy, romance, and most of all action. Highly recommended.read more
Although this is ongoing , at 45 chapters read I think it's fair that I write a review at this point in the story .
Story : Although not completely and utterly unheard of [lol ,and what is ,in our days ?! ] it certainly has it's unique points.It takes the story of martial arts to a new level ; one with many epic battles and small details.You will find the story easy to digest ,yet not boring ,mysterious and slowly being formed like a puzzle ,not too fast ,not too slow in development. It also has very good humor sometimes and some romance [my perfect combination] 9
Art: well, i can't say anything here except : flawless .A great,clean art ,perfect for martial arts manwa.Err..i don't really know what to say more since I think it's perfect...so 10.
Character: Well this is another nice trait in this manwa.I can guarantee you that these characters are not flat.Each character has something special ,but now i will only focus on the 3 main characters :Woo Han Chun ,Lee Shi Woon , Lee Shiho [ don't ask me why they seem to have the same names...i have no idea cause i don't know corean ]
Woo Han Chun: Well besides he is a total hottie....I think his personality is one of the most complex in this series.In him, a battle of many different feelings is taking place , and you can see that throughout the series,as he ,as an individual , changes with the advancement of the story .I personally love all the sides of his character: the dark, vengeaful ,merciless,but also the kind ,funny ,bit flirtatios part , and especially , the way his kindness and caring towards his disciple ,Lee Shi Woon and Shiho ,grows throughout this story.
Lee Shi Woon : Another character that you will love.This highschool kid grows so much in this series thanks to Woo Han .A cheerful guy ,yet with a sad background , and sad circumstances .He grew in this series so naturally from a character you pity and feel sympathy for to a strong character you just have to support and admire.His change was the most smooth done, i believe.
Lee SHiho: The 'dame' in this series.At first you see her as a femme fatale ,but I think there are also so many sides to her ,that....I will let you discover by reading this great manwa. 10
Enjoyment : Funny ,full of action , a story with a ferm grasp ....I don't see why someone could dislike this.
Overall:...well it's kinda obvious I give it a 10read more
So for those that don't know I like to learn something every time I read a manga or watch an anime. Case in point 'The Breaker' is a Manwha which is a Korean manga and a Manhua is a Chinese manga, just so you know what those mean, now TO THE REVIEW.
The Breaker, at first, looks like it's going to be one of those bully revenge stories, but thank Christ it wasn't, it's about (correct me if I'm wrong) the world of underground martial arts and what happens when people who have apparent monstrous amount of Ki fight. I only thought Ki was the fundamental part of Buddhist medicine and that one martial art I've forgot (Good job brain), But if you can manifest Ki the way they do in the manga.... I want right now.
To the art, it's really fucking good, the time and effort that someone put into it is evident, from the comedy moments where everyone looks like those chibbi vinyl figures you can buy, to the moments when the person speaking is getting serious, and when someone gets REALLY. FUCKING. ANGRY. At the end, the art just brings home the same feeling that those in the actual manga would be feeling, the sense of "I really do want to be near this guy right now."
The characters, okay at first I thought the teacher was a dick but he turned out to be alright, the student filled the role of "Guy who has potential and doesn't know when to quit." really well and that nurse chick was also kinda fun.
I am willing to say that The Breaker is probably my favorite manga to date, above even Tokyo Ghoul and people who know me know I LOVE Tokyo Ghoul. Also this manga probably has one of the single best ending arc's ever, wrapping up most of the problems presented while setting up for the sequel The Breaker: New Waves (Go read it if just as good if not better). If I had to nit-pick the one thing I didn't like was the fact that the student didn't really have a love interest, I mean there was a girl that he obviously cared for but the lad didn't even get a kiss, a minor thing compared to the rest of the manga though.
So if you have a spot for a action-martial-art-finding-oneself manga The Breaker will most definitely scratch that itch.
Goodbye me brethren, see you in the next one.read more
I have this tendency to read the first chapter of a manga / Manwha i find interesting from the synopsis and cover art and if I'm not intrigued by the first chapter i move on, but do not fear The Breaker was not something that i "moved on" after the first chapter. This Manwha had me up from 11:30pm all the way to 6:00am!. I'm sure you have all had some sort of anime or manga that has kept you up through the night, making your eyes betray you forcing your eye lids to close as if your eyes were pulling the curtains down, shutting out the light telling you to sleep. BUT!, all of a sudden a new character or plot develops snapping those eyes back into action. The Breaker is one of those things.
From the very first chapter the story had my eyes glued to my Ipod ( Yes i read manga / Manwha before i go to sleep on my Ipod. ) making my brain force my fingers to swipe the screen down to advance the story, and i gotta say during the entire time i was reading "The Breaker" i had a smile plastered on my face. I'm not a Veteran when it comes to judging stories, considering i haven't read much Manga / Manwha but i can't deny that i enjoyed the story immensely.
The Artwork can be described in just one word. A Masterpiece. Well...Two words >.> and it only gets better and better as the Artist grows familiar with the Protagonist and the antagonists of the story.
The protagonist Yi, Shi-woon goes through amazing character development and there is absolutely 0 dull moments when following the Protagonist and same with his fellow companions. The synopsis already tells you the basis of the story ( If you are reading this review without reading the synopsis, Read the synopsis then come back -_- ) and Chun-Woo is exactly the same 0 dull moments with him. Same can be said for Lee Shiho.
Look i read about 50 chapters from 11:30pm - 6:00am and i gotta say the entire time i just had a smile plastered on my face and even while waiting for the bus to go to school i was smiling remembering all the hardships the Characters went through and no anime or Manga / Manwha has done that to me before, so yeah 10/10 for enjoyment and when i finished all the 72 chapters i had an even bigger smile on my face knowing that there was a Sequel.
I'm gonna keep it simple. 10/10 by far my favorite Manga / Manwha and i know i cant compare a Manwha / Manga to a anime but in terms of enjoyment it surpasses a lot of anime, if not all.
Thank you for reading my First review ill be doing a review on The Breaker: New waves ( The Breaker's Sequel ). Once Again thank you for reading my first review and i promise to improve on my writing >.>. read more