Published: Dec 30, 2007 to ?
Score: 8.731 (scored by 5105 users)
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Sep 24, 2011
The story revolves around a vampire theme, and (without spoiling it for you) I find that although it is not some drastic change and new look into vampire manga, the Noble look at vampires is the focal point concerning the vampires, nobles, and the humans. The story is building up well (currently at ch202) and there is the potential for many more hundreds of chapters to go before the series can be concluded.
If you enjoy the bishounen feel and noble-like win of a main character, you will surely love this manwha. read more
Oct 18, 2011
the story line itself is filled with twists and turns and it's great as you have no idea where the story leads which is great for a break from the predictable storylines that can be found. It is honestly a great read... and is unusual in it's art which is surprisingly in colour, that was a surprise to me when i started to read it, but it doesn't take away the awesome feel to the Manga... it is one that i believe doesn't get boring. read more
Dec 11, 2011
Time to discuss the story. Reading what the synopsis says and what you get kind of don't match in my opinion. Comedic slice of life is what I pulled from the synopsis, what I got was a deep story full of epic battles with dashes of comedy. Each epic scene and plot twist is linked together by slice of life, school life events and are seasoned with lots of comedic moments (even some epic scenes are laced with comedy for great effect). I'm not going to mention any details about the story to avoid even any TINY spoilers, every part of the story should be savoured.
Now it's time for the art, all that needs to be said is that don't be fooled by the art at the start of the manhwa! It improves vastly and is actually gorgeous. The battle scenes are so well drawn and easy to follow that it makes you enjoy every moment. The whole manhwa is coloured which I think is great and another aspect that I like is the lay out, it isn't tile after tile, there is breaks between images and it isn't strictly squares, it's hard to describe but you will enjoy it.
The characters, I'm pretty much going to start by saying that some of the characters are incredible. The main character Rai is so 'elegant' and mysterious, his right hand man changes from nice and lovely to sadistic and mad in a matter of seconds, there is a character for everyone and the cast is so big and rich, grows over time as well! There is a level of friendship and comradery that I haven't really felt from many, manga, novel, shows or anything... Closest in recent times would be One Piece.
Enjoyment, enjoyment is a matter of opinion but for me this is a major 10/10, I couldn't stop reading it! As I realised I was approaching being up to date I panicked because I just didn't want it to end. That is a sign that you are enjoying something, when you just don't want it to end! Every chapter was enjoyable, from awe at the battle scenes to the giggles at the humour.
Overall the whole of this manhwa has something for everyone and giving it your time isn't going to be a waste. By far one of the best things I have read from here and I will have it in my favourites forever. To anyone who is reading it now or read it, enjoy it my fellow noble fan haha. read more
Nov 1, 2011
Cadis Etrama di Raizel (i.e. Rai), a powerful vampire who was in hibernation for 820 years, wakes up abruptly to find himself in a completely foreign world, so he decides to learn about the current state of affairs by attending a school that his servant, Frankenstein, created for him while he was in his slumber. Little does he know that human society has advanced far beyond his imagination, while vampire society has made little progression at all, much to his dismay. Because of his delicate position in both societies, he runs into conflict wherever he goes.
One thing that I find particularly fascinating about this manhwa, is that it throws in all of the supernatural (vampires, werewolves, and all), yet tries to mix it with science (genetically modified humans). Much like in Bram Stoker's Dracula, this ends up being a rather successful mix. With the development of human society, mankind has found a way to retaliate against the vampires which they both feared and respected. I totally did not see that coming. Aren't vampires supposed to be all-powerful creatures? Apparently not always true in Noblesse.
I must say, I found it rather difficult to adapt to the author's style because I'm used to reading Japanese manga, and the author of this manhwa is Korean. The style of art is completely different, it's read from left to right, and it's in colour!!! (You get used to it after a while.) At first, I was very disappointed with the artwork, but it does improve significantly throughout the series. What I mean to say is, the art is no longer hindering my enjoyment of the series, in fact, I'm actually quite fond of the author's style now.
In Noblesse, you get exposed to a diverse array of characters - all unique in their own right. You have Rai, your typically "silent and strong" protagonist, who probably holds some dark secrets that you aren't aware of. Then you have his servant, Frankenstein - a curious man who acts in ways that always seem to raise suspicion, yet he still displays an unwavering loyalty towards his master. You also meet a group of genetically enhanced humans and some noble vampires, who you can't help but pity and admire simultaneously. The characters are, for the most part, well explored. Every now and then, you are taken on a side story which gives you a glimpse of a major character's background: you really learn to empathize with them and you even find yourself cheering them on sometimes.
This is likely one of the most enjoyable manhwa I have stumbled upon recently. I must say, the author's humour totally blew me away. You can't help but laugh when Rai beats up bad guys with no problem, but can't play first-person shooter (FPS) games for his life. The reoccurring gag with his strange attachment to ramen (instant noodles) is also hilarious. By the end of the first 20 chapters or so, I already knew that I could expect a bad joke at the end of the chapter, but the author still managed to make me laugh with every single one of them.
I think this is one of the better ones I've read recently. I don't think it's for everyone, but it's definitely worth a try at the very least. For those who are technologically illiterate and require an instruction manual for everything, Rai is your best friend. read more
Mar 16, 2013
It's about Cadis Etrama di Raizel,a vampire who slept for 820 years so when he awakens the whole place changed. Wandering around he follows Shinwoo to a school. The principal seems to be his loyal servant Frankenstein and since he got interested in the school Frankenstein enrolls him into it. In the beginning its not really fighting,more high school,comedy and a bit of romance. Later though the fighting increases and so do the enemies. The story is deep and detailed and keeps you curious for whats coming next.
Though it may seem quite bad in the beginning,be patient.As you progress in the series the art becomes much better. The characters are well-drawn and the fighting scenes detailed.
The mangaka makes the personality of the characters clear,thanks to which you get to understand them.There's plenty of character development too.Still,Rai stays my favorite.
I really enjoyed reading every chapter and was eager to read the next. It's not something you should read if you don't have much time, because it will keep you reading.
There's a lot of fighting scenes and beings like vampires and werewolves and superhuman power,so if you like things like that then I'd recommend it.There are moments in this manga when you can't stop laughing and moments when your on the edge of your seat. Either way,it's really enjoyable and a must-read. read more
Feb 13, 2012
First: The chapters are too long. I barely ready a manga that's got a 100+ chapters. How much more if it's a manhwa?
Second: Right, it's a manhwa.
But my curiosity won over me. It's one of the top manga weekly, so I tried reading it. And just like that. The very first time I read the first chapter, I was already hooked. I can't stop reading it. And I always look forward to new chapters every week. I always wanted to be one of those people who read it first.
The story is great. It's always entertaining. It gets you thinking about the next chapter, about what will happen next. It leaves you hanging and excited every time.
The characters aren't all bad. There isn't a single character who you would dislike. Even the villains, they're likable as well. Rai is so cute, every drawing of him really portrayed his expressions especially if he becomes ignorant on something.
The fighting scenes are the best. Every fight scenes are exciting. Their soul weapons are awesome it makes me think I wanna have one as well :)
The art is great. Two thumbs up.
Over all: this is just an amazing manhwa. After I have read this, I've been reading a lot of manhwas already :)) read more
Mar 12, 2012
Seriously.. this manga.. err manhwa is definitely one of the best stories.
A friend of mine recommended this to me a long time ago but didn't read it as soon as possible because I had a problem with my computer. But when I finally got my new laptop, I downloaded it right away. But after seeing the first page, I stopped reading it. Not because I didn't like it nor because it's a manhwa. (Though I'm still quite picky when reading manhwa)
The reason is because of the format. No. I'm not talking about the LEFT-to-RIGHT panel. It's because EACH PAGE is freaking long. LITERALLY. I had to scroll waaaaaaaaaaaaay down and it's really bothering me. Because my hand gets easily tired.
Oh boy. Now I regretted not reading it ASAP.
The story is really unique. So thrilling. Not your ordinary vampire-related story. In fact, there was hardly a vampire-related scene in there. Even the sense of humor is really nice. The gag in this manhwa is so natural. Always making me laugh.
The art-style at first maybe a bit off. But as you read it all the way, you will definitely love it. It really improved and all pages were colored! XD
I just love all the characters. The protagonist, Rai, is so mysterious and so cool. Even his loyal servant, Frankenstein. All characters are well portrayed.
It was so exciting to see the characters who were, at first, their enemies and later on became their comrades.
I really enjoyed it. I've read chapters 1 to 226 for only 3 days. I couldn't stop myself from reading it!! It was so amazing! *O*
It's really been awhile since I became this excited after reading a wonderful manga/manhwa. Give it a try. It's definitely worth it. Don't judge it until you've read EVERYTHING! read more
Jan 11, 2012
The drawing from the very beginning was verry comic-like which put me off but I the art gets better further on so I skipped a hundred chapters or so just to check the art improvement. The art did improve and got sharper but still had the comic feel which was one of the reasons why I dropped it. Ares wouldn't get a gold star for the art but it went well with the story which was very good.
The speech areas and bubbles were stupidly big for pages with very little content. A full chapter feels more like a half with all the empty spaces.
The story even I didn't read much of the manhwa is good and the chars don't look so bad to. If the art was more ruff-like as in Veritas and more content filling then I would think again before dropping it.
This does not mean that Noblesse should be avoided as we each have our own liking and one mans trash is another mans treasure or so to speak. read more