Meet the Sun Knight, the dashing leader of the Twelve Holy Knights. With his enchanting blue eyes, shining golden hair and dazzling smile he's the epitome of perfection—the perfect representative of justice and compassion. Now meet the Sun Knight's true self—the cynical, sarcastic man who would rather be anything else than be the overbearing Sun Knight who has to speak of the Light God in all his waking hours.
Its a really good read and I recommend to anyone who enjoys comedy and entertaining. The characters are all memorable, the art style is beautiful, story is simple yet original, and overall it's a great comedy.
As far as the public knows, the 12 Knights remain strong to their King that has been passed down throughout generations. In reality, every generation of the knights have their own individual personalities that they must keep hidden, even from other knights if they so desire. Our main character Sun Knight has an angel-like facade, but he really is closer to a demon-like personality.
Although it isn't tagged as comedy, I think any one who reads it will agree that it is.
For staters, the art is probably some of the best I've seen and quite different from this author's other work, 1/2 Prince. If your looking for a manga similar to that, I wouldn't recommend reading this.
Most of the characters have outer facades they work hard on maintaining. Why? Because as a guardian/knight, they each have "images" to keep. The main protagonist is Creus Sun, the Sun knight. Usually, it's quite hard to place good sarcasm in manga but here, it's very, very amusing.
As for the plot, because of
it's supernatural elements and conspiracies *ahem*, there are a few points that can be misleading which, of course, keeps it interesting especially with the humorous overtones.
If your looking for a sarcastic and witty manga, look no further and give this manga I try. It's a bit slow on updating but also one of the few manga I don't mind reading over and over again =D
WARNING: If your overly-religous, then do NOT read this manga. It doesn't necessarily mock religion but you might find it offensive it some ways. If you still insist on reading it, I won't (or rather can't) stop you but hey, I warned you.
Basically, Legend of the Sun Knight is a story that reveals the secret daily life of being a Holy Knight. The funniest thing about the Holy Knights is that, all 12 of them have their own 'predestined' character which they have to uphold in front of people. For example, the Sun Knight SHOULD BE compassionate, sympathetic, always smiling, elegant, has blond hair, blue eyes and fair skin. But in truth, except for the point regarding his appearance, the Sun Knight is the exact opposite of all the attributes. Using the first person narrative, the novel and the manga give readers access to the Sun Knight's
most secret inner thoughts, which are practically all curses, complaints and schemes.
The story takes a few chapters to build up. The beginning is admittedly rather bland and boring as it's basically all introductions - introducing the continent, the country, the religion, the church, the holy knights... But once these are over, it gets really interesting. So far the manhua has only covered the first novel, but having completed the entire novel series, I guarantee it's going to get way way way way better. The plot twists will become more and more unpredictable and one can't help but wonder how on earth did the author come up with such crazy and shocking ideas.
The first volume went a bit too far with the glittering effect and chibis, but luckily the artist toned them down considerable later. The story is full of bishies, so if you're looking for a treat for your eyes, LSK is your choice.
This is one of the strongest points of LSK. The Sun Knight alone is fascinating enough. Watching him struggling to put on a facade every day while venting his anger in hilarious ways is funny, but that's not all there is to him. As the story progresses, you will realise how intelligent and unfathomable he really is. He is an expert at using (often dirty) schemes to achieve his aims, but ultimately he is a kind and extremely loyal person. Simply put, he is a wonderful friend and a horrible enemy to have. As for the other characters, each of them has their own quirks, but all of them (except the old King) are charming folks.
If you have read 1/2 Prince, you'll know how humorous the author is. Reading LSK will bring you much joy and laughter. Though only in later volumes, when the story gets more serious, can readers feel the full emotional impact that the story has.
The manhua of Legend of Sun Knight has a lot of potential, while the novel is simply amazing. If you feel bored after reading the first few chapters, don't be so quick to judge it yet. Carry on and you'll begin to see the charms of LSK. Just be patient.
I don't understand how so many people can enjoy this. He just goes around putting on a false face while thinking about how much he hates being the Sun Knight. Maybe i didn't get into the series enough or reading the novel would have helped but i couldn't take anymore of the dialogue the author used. Honestly just bored me out of my mind. As i am not one to judge to harshly i usually rate high even if i didn't like it that much, but for this i would never recommend it to you as it was honestly a waste of my team
to even read the first couple of chapters. The artwork was fine, but the story line just wasn't well made or enticing to me. I was tired of it by the second chapter but i pushed myself saying maybe it will be better. It never did. I don't understand why this is so highly rated as i think it's boring. Only think i happened to like was the fact that they portrayed the Sun Knight how i think heroes really are, fed up with the acting they have to do in front of others and annoyed with their daily lives. If someone ever manages to read this and can tell me it gets better then i'll go back and finish this off and rewrite my review but this could very well be an impossible challenge you'll never want to risk
Proceed with caution as you are about to read a boring and uninteresting Manhua and may want to throw up.
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