Japanese: 불멸의 레지스
Published: 2006 to 2008
Score: 7.921 (scored by 5026 users)
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2 based on the top manga page.
Popular Tagsaction shounen supernatural
Jul 8, 2008
Well to go into more detail the story follows an average teenage boy (Chae Jae Hyuk), living a simple life but that life then suddenly comes to an end, when he gets caught up in the battle of a Denizen of Chaos/demon necromancer (Serin). Now he must cast away any earthly attachments and follow his new master to the world of Chaos, with a specific goal in mind. From that point on the story moves at a rapid pace; introducing numerous characters and supernatural concepts that anyone reading this must get accustomed with. However it isn’t long before the direction of the story moves to the typical adventurous quest. Though in this case it proves to be an effective plot-device for all the shounen fans, reading this manga and the story only gets better as it progresses through this quest, developing as it goes along.
Immortal Regis has some fairly interesting, all-round, shounen characters, with most of them being some kind of extraordinary supernatural being. The main protagonist Chae Jae Hyuk is a decent guy who’s forced into a dreadful situation. Sure he has some annoying traits but this can be forgiven, as he develops through numerous trials and expresses his determination. Not to forget the enigmatic girl who started this all, Serin who’s a competent fighter and very appealing when she does things that are out of character. There’s also a plethora of supporting characters no one can get bored with and some of them play a major part in the story (e.g. Depore), while the rest are just there for convenience sake.
When looking at the artwork for Immortal Regis, I can certainly say that it’s one of its strong points. This manhwa goes for the gothic look, which suits the theme perfectly but the artwork can be a bit sketchy and difficult to follow, during fight sequences. The character designs in general are very simplistic, with them having some round chibi features however there are quite a few imaginative ones, most notably the main characters.
Overall Immortal Regis is a very enjoyable manhwa that is certainly worth the experience for any shounen reader. Sure almost anyone here can, of the top of their head, name a few similar shounen manga (Bleach, Soul Eater, etc.) but that doesn’t mean this manhwa can’t produce a story of its own. Before beginning this manhwa make sure you know that there are still quite a lot of unexplained mysteries about the story that may take some time before they’re all explained.
May 21, 2008
THE STORY : Great!The idea of making a zombie the main character of a manga/manwa never occured to any other author as far as I know.That's what I like about it : it's unique and original.The plot is full of adventure and mystery at the same time.There are many things covered in mystery which makes the story even more captivating.
THE ART : Great!That's something I've noticed at almost all korean artist.They have a different way of drawing characters compared with manga artists.As far as I'm concerned I've read many manwa that have better art than some manga.Well it's just my impression maybe.Coming back to the subject,this manwa's art is extremely good!I liked it a lot!
THE CHARACTERS : The relashionships between characters is still evolving.Like I said,the whole story is mainly covered in mystery.However,one thing is for sure : there is definitely something between the two main characters ^_^ .On the other hand,the story mainly focuses on Jae Hyuks mysterious ability to awaken the De Pore power (it seems he isn't an ordinary boy;of course,this happens in all fantasy/supernatural manga - he's the main character after all XD).His uniqueness atracts many enemies,but he also encounters people that want to protect him , like Serin and Infinity,for example.However,Jae Hyuk's destiny is extremely important for Chaos' future!(sorry for the spoiler,but I'm sure you would have figuered that out too XD)
ENJOYMENT?You'll definitely enjoy this manwa!Trust me!
All in all,you MUST read it!It's fantastic! read more
Aug 6, 2010
The pacing on the other hand is quite remarkable as it usually moves fast and drags little. If you can stand the typical plot, you will definitely not be bored while reading. Each chapter seems to progress the plot and it’s only the battles that end up being the main source of dragging.
Also, the scenario is made in a way to present problems and obstacles that are usually of mental nature and not of big bad monsters. The lead boy for example only struggles in order to save his life and that of his brother, while his mistress fights for honour amongst the various clans of creatures roaming the magic world and is even ordered to kill him herself is he messes up. In fact, all the characters just want a piece of heaven and that makes it feel far more likable than brain-dead muscular oafs who just want to rule the world or become the best fighters or something boring like that.
The art is quite good for a mawha, as the characters are both drawn simple and interesting in the same time, while the backgrounds are dressed in magic and goth motifs. I kinda dislike how always in such stories the females are oversexualized and the males are presented as macho but I guess I need to get to the right mindset. Anyways, the artwork is splendid if you are into magic and fantasy. The only real grip is the action scenes which are usually confusing as a loot of stuff happen at the same time where blood and clashes hide most of your view.
As much as I liked the fast pace and the deep character immersion, I still found a big chunk of the story as too contrived. I’ve seen the same things happening in so many similar shown in almost the exact way and usually with a better presentation that I ended up feeling like I am reading an imitation of other shows. Direct comparisons can be found in 3X3 Eyes, Bleach, D.Gray Man, and Rosario to Vampire. Also, most battles with secondary or mook enemies could be simply left out entirely. Furthermore, the ending of the mawha is not even an ending but a cliffhanger of sorts, proclaiming a sister series to continue the story. Only half of the objectives are resolved and usually only through the usual sudden power-up fad.
In overall, it is an enjoyable reading if you are not alienated by the typical tropes found in it, as well as the open ending. I wouldn’t say there is much reread value in here or not even many memorable scenes or characters, just because you have probably seen the same archetypes doing it elsewhere in a fancier way. read more
Nov 23, 2008