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Shin Angyo Onshi (Manga)

Shin Angyo Onshi

Alternative Titles

English: Blade of the Phantom Master
Synonyms: Phantom Master: Dark Hero from Ruined Empire, Shin-am Heng-uhsah, The New Secret Royal Inspector
Japanese: 新暗行御史


Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 76
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 19, 2001 to Aug 18, 2007
Authors: Youn, In-Wan (Story), Yang, Kyung-Il (Art)
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X


Score: 8.591 (scored by 6214 users)
Ranked: #892
Popularity: #242
Members: 16,052
Favorites: 978
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In Jushin, there once lived secret government agents called the amen osa (or angyō onshi in the Japanese version), who traveled the countryside in disguise. They were charged by the king with finding and punishing corrupt government officials, and bringing justice to the country's citizens.

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Jun 4, 2008
Shin Angyo Onshi is a Seinen, Historical, Supernatural, Action, Adventure manhwa that takes a piece of Korean history and turns it into a superb journey for the characters and the readers to experience.

The story follows the adventures of Munsu, an Angyo Onshi, who were special envoys of the king of Jushin. However Jushin is all but destroyed, leaving Munsu on his journey to continue his duty of ridding corruption and bringing about his own form of justice. That’s the setting of this epic Korean manga and sure, in the beginning, there’s a very episodic nature to Munsu’s travelling that frequently pays homage to some of read more
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Jun 23, 2008
Shin Angyo Onshi is a great manwha.
It took me a while to find this manwha. It is not the typical popular manga that will just pop out and attract your attention. I saw it in the top and give it a try. I remember reading the begining of this manwha, a couple of years ago but it was still in translation and in that time there was only a couple of chapters. Now that I can get a hold to all the chapters (with the extra pages in the forum).

Shin Angyo is about a long adventure of a our hero, Munsu. He is similar and read more
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Aug 21, 2013
Shin Angyo Onshi is the greatest Manhwa i have ever read hands down and i have no problem or somthing else even close to its spot i would say that it is the 2nd greatest behind berserk overall and with this review (ill try to keep it short) i hope to convince you to read this spectacular story.

I was told that this was alot like berserk so a guy like me who loves it (and has been waiting like 9 months for the next realease) was drawn to it. And i was not disapointed but let me not pass this off as a berserk read more
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Feb 28, 2014
This is manga is about Munsu, who is the last Angyo Onshi, peacekeepers from the fallen kingdom of Jushun who wander the land defeating corrupt lords and generally being of benefit to the people. However Munsu is an asshole, and stands out greatly from a wide spectrum of other protaganists even in the anti-hero classification. Angyo Onshi do not have any special powers or special skills, in fact Munsu's superhuman abilities are nonexistant compared to not only antagonists but even less relevant side characters. He is however, very smart, and also has an amulet called the Mahai, something that is his badge as an Angyo read more
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Shin Angyo Onshi is the Korean Berserk. It is as simple as that. There are too many similarities to count, such as even the more superficial things like the lead, Munsu, being branded with a 'curse'. Few manga/manhwa can compare to Berserk in terms of art, but SAO even rivals Berserk in that area. Although Munsu looks... off at the start (similar to Guts in Berserk), the artist quickly became my favourite.

For the sake of spoilers, I'll avoid going into detail, but I will say this: the structure of SAO as a series is VERY SIMILAR to Berserk and Munsu's personality / actions mirror Guts'.  read more 
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Both protagonists have a tragic past, which you are introduced to in flashbacks as the story profresses. They were once powerful heroes who fought in wars for their country, against armies of evil and twisted beings. However, they were betrayed by people they trusted, and journey through their respective countries that have now fallen to ruin, seeking revenge. Both of these heroes had lost strength they once had, but Koinzell from Ubel Blatt returns with new powers and is able to use his own power to fight. Munsu from Shin Angyo Onshi suffers from a disease that permanently weakens him, and later relies mostly on  read more 
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