Published: 2000 to 2013
Score: 7.981 (scored by 2566 users)
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SynopsisIn real life, Roto, Boromid and Ah-Dol are average kids with average problems, but in the virtual world of Lost Saga, they're heroes. They might even become legends...if they can stop bickering long enough to level up. Whether it's werewolves running rampant or a gorgeous pair of troublesome thieves, our boys must be ready for anything, because in Lost Saga nothing is what it seems and murder can happen with a click of a mouse.
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this is my very first review I simply had to write one for "Yureka" since for some reason there was none yet for this exceptional game manga, also bear in mind that english is not my native language so excuse eventual mistakes and flaws.
This is a spoiler-free review.
Before starting with the review i wanna mention that a lot of anime and manga fans are also gamers (like myself), so of course there have been works that implement the "game"-genre...more precisely the MMORPG aspect.
Anime like Sword Art Online, .hack // and Log Horizon (and most recently No Game No Life) have successfully demonstrated the potential that lies in this combination, but without fully exploiting it.
The Problem is that the "game" is often only used for the setting and to catch attention but has its significance decrease over the course of the plot.
Yureka tries a different approach and covers all the aspects people love about online games: leveling, classes, skills, dungeons/raids, ingame events, cheater/hacker/scripter as well as Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) combat.
Attached to this is an interesting story, really great characters (likeable as well as despicable ones) and humor that can actually make you laugh out loud at certain points if you get into it.
The art is good and fits the manga adequately.
I generally enjoyed this manga a lot and hope that you guys give it a try, you won't regret it.
Thanks for reading, please don't hold back with feedback as i am grateful for helpful and not helpful clicks! read more
I still cannot believe that nobody reviewed Yureka yet, it is such a good manhwa . Well basically
Yureka takes place in the future of Korea in which the online game called Lost Saga is the most
popular MMORPG at that time. The manga starts slow, but gets really good after a handful of chapters.
. The lead character Jang- gun is one of the better players in Lost Saga. He could be a bit
arrogant, but his quick- thinking and strategic thinking makes him one of the tougher opponent to beat, Yureka is a mysterious girl in which you learn more about her as the story progresses.
The author has introduced a lot of characters into the story, and does a pretty good job in having
the fact that each of the characters play some role in the plot of the story. The characters is really
one of the most strongest aspects of the story. Since it is a MMORPG, each character is a part of
a class or classes. One of the things that the author does is pitting characters against other. The
battles themselves are just who has the strongest spell or items, each character has his or her style
fighting in which these styles clash when they fight. It often leads to some exciting battles, but
I have to say 60% to 70% of the manhwa is filled these kinds of battles. So be prepared, but the
battles are exciting and the character’s themselves have their own beliefs and ego in which they play which adds enrichment to the story.
I am not myself an art critique. The art is really good, but nothing fantastic.
Like I said earlier, there is going to be a lot of player(s) vs. player(s) battles, but I feel that each
battle adds some kind of character development to each of the characters which adds to the plot.
Well the plot itself is basically about the mysterious character Yureka and the future of Lost Saga
in which they are going through some big changes. As you read the plot gets bigger and bigger, however there are some darker elements that arrive later in the story that adds some depth overall to the entire story.
In conclusion, I think Yureka is an enjoyable MMORPG which has many interesting things
about the story. Unlike another story like cough..(SAO), I feel that the characters have real
feelings and have real society impact. It is basically a serious and more realistic SAO.
Both Manhua fall under the virtual reality MMO (VRMMO) category.
Yureka leans more towards the action adventure features of what you might find in a MMO, while 1/2 Prince comes with the addition of romance.
Both series have the virtual reality game aspect, with ample amounts of humor and game technicalities/mechanisms. Similar in almost every way except the transvestite part. 1/2 Prince also seems more shoujo while Yureka is more shounen.
Centering around the online fantasy-scape of popular virtual MMORPGs, the plot centers around the main character's group of friends/usual party members and their adventures in the online game they play. Both leads have a similar air about them where they both try to shoulder burdens and act tough. They both have their moments of fun and seriousness intermingled.
the main char in each of the story is really strong and i'm sure when you read it, you'll find the similarity~~
They both involve going into an online game. Even though this is the novel version I'm recommending compared to the manga, I did that because I think it's the best version of the .Hack series that have the true story line in it.
Both art styles are attractive (even though AnotherBirth is a novel it does have some images in it at times)
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