After his master, Goomoonryong, destroys his ki-center, Shioon decides to leave the world of Murim for a normal life. But as the person who holds the Phoenix Medallion of the Sunwoo Clan, and the only disciple of the infamous Goomoonryong, the Murim world will not let Shioon leave so easily...
(if you didn't read the prequel don't read this contains major spoilers for prequel)
Decided to re-edit this since i couldn't express why I rated this so highly.
I was trying to hard not to spoil anything i ended up writing nothing so here's my second attempt
First off one thing i loved about this is that he doesn't need to relearn to fight he knows how to fight however he can't because of his ki center being broken. I'm sure as soon as he gets his ki center fixed he'll be back to his old self
The story revolves around the kid this time around instead of his master.
It starts off exactly at the ending of the breaker with the Sunwoo.
Where he is asked to be the Sunwoo Leader because of the Talisman he received from before, while adamant in his decision not to involve himself with Murims he is warned that he is still infamous and targeted by those who seek revenge for what his master has done even though he was deemed normal from the Association.
The Association has their hands full with Goomoonryong so they are unable to help.
Goomoonryong has also attracting many followers who are causing more problems by rampaging the streets brawling with normal people and committing heinous crimes.
after the first few chapters it picks up much quicker than the prequel
perhaps a bit less comedy though it is still there with a touch more romance.
With so few chapters out it is hard to give it an accurate score at this moment however i feel this story has more potential than the prequel (this was when i was at chapter 31) now i can safely say this is probably one of the best things i'm currently reading and look forward for every new chapter that comes out
Loved the artwork it is so detailed, you are never left thinking... Huh? what happened while starring at the artwork trying to decipher it. it is just as good if not better than original.
while you may miss some of the old characters like i do
it introduces new likeable characters quiet well. Certain things that happen in main story trigger memories for the new characters and i found this to be very nice while not interrupting the pacing of the main story it gives more info on the new characters.
After i got past the rocky few chapters that felt a bit surreal i absolutely loved it I cannot wait for the next few chapters was left at a cliffhanger... woe is me
~This series just keeps on getting better and better from the very first chapter. Now, this MANHWA (korean manga) is at a point that it is on my fav. list. Before, I start reviewing I need to say 2 things.
1. This is a sequel so make sure to read "The Breaker" its prequel before reading this.
2. I will try to be less plot revealing and make it more temptating, so you guys can read it.
Plot 10/10- If you thought the prequel was good then the sequel is just even more awesome. I mean just name even 10 stories where sequels were good as or even better than the prequels! Surely, The Breaker:New Waves is in that list. It picks right after where the prequel ends. All that bully that Shi-Woon faced in the prequel is back because his ki-center is destroyed his enemies no longer fears him even though his Ki-center is shattered he still remembers all the basics and fight his way through from the brink of death that's the best thing about our main lead Shi-woon he never gives up. I think I have said enough about the plot and Trust me, The best part is yet to come, He goes master level later for that you have to read this gem. This series have that unbreakable pace that makes you want more chapters every week, Since this is a manhwa creators tend to take 2-3 months break to gather enough source material and this sequel is on my on-going list from last 3 years.
Art- The art is just so beautiful, It feels like you are watching an animation (though I would love to see an anime version of this). The epic and detailed fight scenes in the series is something that gives this series high re-read value.
Characters- Needless to say anything, If you have read the prequel All characters are back with some new characters that fits perfectly right into the story as for our main character Shi-Woon goes through all different kind of hardcore situations that gives him badass personality development in this sequel.
Enjoyment- If you have read my review till now, It may sound exaggerating, but it clearly fits the hype! read more
The Breaker NW is a Korean manga or manhwa and if you're unlucky like me and read the mal description before finishing the original then you're probably really curious about this one.
well NW isn't over yet at the time of writing but it looks like its heading towards a conclusion and thought id just write some stuff i had to say about it, (ill probably update this once the series is over) so lets jump right in:
Story: when i had only started reading NW i had somewhat mixed feelings about it, the original ended very well in my opinion but at the same time it sort of set things up oddly for its successor(if you've finished the original, or once again, unlucky like me and read the description you probably know what I'm talking about), and that's not really a bad thing, it helps gives a sense that NW has its on structure as a complete series rather than being built entirely around the original and just being a continuation of it. and while that's all good it does give the series a sense of slow progression, don't get me wrong there's always action and the plot constantly moves forward its just that the plot device that was set up by the original makes it feel slow, but maybe that's just me. other than that though the story is great, the series does a great job(NW and its predecessor) of creating a world and you really feel like the murim are on one hand people but on the other hand this different race who have their own rules and code and are an entire society built in parallel with regular society with constant struggles and conflicts to maintain what is clearly a fine and delicate balance between the two. there are also plenty of clans and styles of martial arts that help expand the murim world even more and keep you at the edge of your sit wondering what the next move will be. i will say this though, and you cant take this as a good or bad thing but NW seems to often depend on not "suspension of disbelief" but rather "suspension of belief" in which no matter how many times a character does something insane of extraordinary the others just cant seem to accept it and are shocked anew each time, I personally liked this, the series knew how to make it work and did a good job setting the intervals between each time this happened.(oh and p.s the main character went through so much shit that he has transcended just zombie or badass)
characters: OK this is one aspect in which i had to debate with myself a bit, again, when i had only started reading NW i had mixed feelings, one of the reasons for this is the new characters introduced, most of the main cast has been replaced and i didn't know how to feel about the new characters, with some feeling like they were recycled or copies of characters from the original and some just feeling like the show had gotten a little bit lost in fan service, don't get me wrong I'm not opposed to strong female characters but i don't think that the panty shots were necessary, but luckily for me NW eventually set me at ease and the characters grew on me after developing beyond their first impressions and i while never felt there was much back story in the series that didn't stop me from liking them, on the contrary, that means i liked the characters based solely on their actions and personality during the present events(which is harder to pull of than it sounds and there are show that just try to give the characters a tragic past rather than making him interesting during the events).
art: OK this one should be a no-brainer, NW continues the original manhwa's tradition of having amazing art that's very detailed, but most importantly turns the fight scenes from something in between the plot into the main course and does a great job of setting the tone of the situation and expressing the characters emotions. I really have nothing more to say about it, its absolutely spectacular and i think you need to see it to believe.
so final thoughts: in case you haven't noticed i went through 189 chapters of NW in just 3-4 days and why is that? because 'The Breaker: New Waves' is awesome, its thrilling, its exciting and you don't really need all these details when it can be summed up in one sentence: the more i read, the more i want. and so with that i can honestly say there isn't a person i wouldn't recommend this series to(the same applies to the original, obviously) and regardless of how it concludes it is definitely worth reading. read more
Okay decided to edit my whole review after updating myself with it (haven't read it for more than a year)
I did say New Waves kinda disappointed me abit compared to the first one. I really really love The Breaker so I was expecting something really good with this one. At first I think the story kinda drifted off from what I was expecting but after reading it up to the latest chapter, I can say that "Finally! This is getting good." Thrilling factor is still there of course.
Art is very good. For me I think it improved alot. In the The Breaker, the art at first was really "manly" though in the last few volumes, the art "softened" a bit. But here I think the artstyle totally "softened". Well it's good for the eyes so nothing wrong with that.
Character are.. well there are lots of new characters here (mostly females) and in my first review I don't know why I said I kinda don't like them.. but now I can say I really like them. Came to like Shioon more. But lack of Goomoonryong. And not to mention that it's like he turned into the main vilain here or something. But we will see.
Overall it was still a good read! But still slow pace of story. I'm not really sure why I said in my previous review that the fanservices bothered me so much but now.. well it's okay. Anyway! If you're an avid fan of The Breaker, then don't miss this! It will get better in the later chapters!read more