The Breaker: New Waves
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The Breaker: New Waves

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Synonyms: The Breaker 2, The Breaker: NW, The Breaker: Part 2, The Breaker: Martial Arts City
Japanese: 브레이커NW


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 203
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 8, 2010 to May 8, 2015
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Authors: Park, Jin-Hwan (Art), Jeon, Geuk-jin (Story)
Serialization: Daum Webtoon


Score: 8.461 (scored by 4094140,941 users)
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Ranked: #1302
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Popularity: #91
Members: 72,143
Favorites: 4,282


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Jun 2, 2011
MinM66 (All reviews)
(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

Story -
The story revolves around the kid this time around read more
Nov 30, 2014
RarestProGamer (All reviews)
~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 read more
May 5, 2012
ikasama-shoujo (All reviews)
(Edited as of 8/23/2013)

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, read more
Sep 22, 2015
Yarub (All reviews)
I'll keep this short and simple.

The premise of the story is amusing, very unique and enjoyable. It surpassed my expectations, at first it was really annoying how Shi-Woon (MC) was defenseless, naive and weak; I thought it would be Tokyo Ghoul-esque battles all over again. However, Geuk-jin brings back focus on Shi-Woon again with him being somewhat competent in the series.

The art was satisfactory for the most part. While detailed and attractive to the eye, the only problem is that it's monochromatic. I haven't read much manhwa, but the ones I've been exposed to have been poly-chromatic. Doesn't hurt the manhwa itself but the read more
Feb 5, 2015
Darkryhr (All reviews)
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 read more
May 30, 2011
musumane (All reviews)
Updated ( 10/6/2013)

A lot has changed since my previous review of New Waves. Let's get started.

Story 8/10
The story of New Waves is that Shioon, after the events of The Breaker, has to cope with life without martial arts. However he is still be targeted for being NAD's ( Nine Arts Dragon) disciple. During one of these encounters Shioon meets the fiery red head Jenee, who is ordered to protect him by the people of the Sunwoo clan. Later it is revealed that the Sunwoo clan wants Shioon to be their new leader, and thus begins the story of New Waves.

The overarcing plot of New Waves read more
May 12, 2015
SirHellfire (All reviews)
So I was surprised when I went to my manga reading site to find that this manga, sequel to one of the my favorite manga's ever, had a 'Completed' tag. As a loyal fan that read the weekly release I feel a sense of duty to review the sequel, having already done the first entry.

(*DISCLAIMER*I HIGHLY recommend that you read the prequel 'The Breaker' to have all the necessary knowledge going into this one.)

The short version:
(+)The majority of the characters are well done.
(+)Story leads in well with the prequel.
(+)Fight scenes are the best of they're kind.
(+)Arts gives great emotion weights when it's needed.
(-)The MC read more
Jul 20, 2015
Xistance (All reviews)
Hello this is my first review so please give me pointers because this review will probably be trash.

Story 10/10

Where do I begin nothing I say can do this masterpiece justice. This manga or manhwa is the pinnacle of story telling I don't want to spoil anything but let me tell you this much this story is a thrill ride from start to finish and I just could not get enough of it.

Art 10/10

The art in this manhwa was stunning. It is the first time that from just looking at the art I could tell how the characters felt without looking at their facial expressions. read more
Mar 8, 2018
XxPOPTARTxX (All reviews)
After reading the breaker tbh i had high expectations from the breaker new waves. I literally red the whole season 2 in 2 days cause i was soo goddamn hipe for this 2 season but after reading 200 chapter i would say that they f up the story, it was soo long and soo bad that i literally cried cause i invested so much of my time and they did nothing good in this season.

The story starts with shi-woon losing his ki- center by his own master and he was not able to use his powers again but the most annoying thing was in this read more
Sep 27, 2013
BBQ_Chicken (All reviews)
(Read The Breaker before moving on to this) - 129 Chapters as of writing.
*TL;DR versions underneath the long ones :P

After I finished The Breaker in about a week and loving it I moved onto New Waves with a hopeful expectation it would live up to the original story. For me, it's done more than that.

Story - 10

The story carries on directly from The Breaker, with Shi-Woon losing his Ki Centre (allowing him to control the flow of his Ki, allowing him to use Murim-esque abilities).

After Goomoonryong's departure Shioon is trying to adjust to a normal life once more, although due read more
Jul 28, 2012
Rebels (All reviews)
First you must read THE BREAKER as this contains a lot of information that will help you understand the problems Shioon is facing. I accidentally read this one first and had to go back because A) slightly confused on what was happening & B) THE BREAKER was a great read and gave me new insight and info on the sequel.
The story is fine but all it really is about is Shioon having to relearn to use his powers though it has taken an interesting turn as he may have found a way to fix his broken core. Kinda takes a History's Strongest Disciple read more
Dec 15, 2015
SpiralOfErebos (All reviews)
The Breaker will be considered the prequel and New Waves the sequel.

Martial arts has always been intriguing and looking at stories where characters who are weak, wanting to get stronger is a journey of self discovery. In some ways, media that projects this topic is relateable to viewers because most of us want to follow our bliss and find a path that truly fits us. For The Breaker, Shi-Woon is the young boy we follow to search for his path of self discovery. This review reflects the series as a whole rather than just this sequel.

I'll do my best without spoilers for the prequel read more
Apr 6, 2014
Hellbinder (All reviews)
I just going to put it out there... New Waves is not as good as it should be
No, I was not held back by my expectations, i read eagarly through 150 chapters in a sitting, but i felt that Shi-Woon was just a punching bag for about 100 of those chapters...
In terms of his progression as a character, he hasn't gone far. He is still the strong willed fighter, nevering giving up.
However, when he becomes teh elader of teh Sunwoo clan he seems to have attained leadership qualities. BUt to me it just seems like cockiness. Also his "brave" "leadership" traits are wasted when he read more
Jul 7, 2020
jaydevraol (All reviews)
While not as focused as it's predecessor, it still manages to be entertaining nevertheless.

'The Breaker' just like the character on which it focused the most "Han Chun-Woo aka Nine Arts Dragon or Goomoonryong was much more focused and clear in its vision and New Waves like it's main character Shioon lacks that clear path and goes around in circle.

New Waves certainly builds and expand upon the world that we first saw in the Part 1 of this story. But by the end I still couldn't help but feel that nothing much happen as a lot of it just felt repetitive and going in read more
May 23, 2018
nikiyasha (All reviews)
Story 5: Breaker: New Waves' biggest downfall is in this regard, where the prequel, The Breaker featured a unique and strong narrative format this one...doesn't. It kind of meanders about, without much direction until a sudden, almost out of no where plot development appears progressing the narrative for all of half a chapter before meandering again. Whats bizarre is how little the story actually develops over a long period, its to the point where a large portion feels like filler, which really hurts the series as a whole.

Art 8: The strongest point of the manwha, the art is absolutely on point. Where its predecessor had read more
Jan 10, 2014
Fantie (All reviews)
The Masterpiece is back...

The Breaker: New Waves is a sequel to the manhwa "The Breaker", and is in my opinion even better than its father manhwa.

A good warning to everyone, there might be some spoilers in this review, so if you haven't read The Breaker, i recommend that you stop reading this review right now, you have been warned.

The Breaker: New Waves keeps following our old main character, Yi Shi-Woon now with his Ki-center broken by is own master, in what seems to be Yi Shi-Woon back to his every day ordinary life... But ofcourse having the great Nine Arts Dragon, the strongest and most read more
May 26, 2014
Spacing (All reviews)
The manga as a whole is very interesting. With some interesting twists but to understand the situation of the main character you have to read the The Breaker. Read the first manga to get a feel of the situation that Shi-Woon is facing. At first it starts off with the main character as helpless as ever having lost his fighting ability. So he decides to live a normal life. But problems arise and he dragged back into the world he was thrown out of. Having to fix himself to enter back in the world. He sets out to make himself stronger. In a different status read more
Nov 25, 2012
randnCitzenS2u (All reviews)
Though "The Breaker", that is the prequel to this series, was way better, being to me a great manhwa, "The Breaker - New Waves" is still worth reading. You may get bothered by the story pace, that is sometimes slow, there's also and the novel about the girls around the main character and how you never know if he likes any of them or who he really likes. Other than that, the action and fighting scenes are great, and the relations between the organizations envolved in the plot are really convincing. Therefore, if you didnt read "The Breaker" I would not recommend this manga at read more
May 21, 2020
AerondightBlade (All reviews)
Now, I don't usually write reviews but I happened to create one because I have absolutely nothing else to do. (Not a good writer btw).

So I guess I'll start with the story first. Personally, the story was fine, I wasn't expecting much since it's a martial arts-based manhwa and not like a romance story or something. The story mostly consists of meeting stronger and stronger enemies while the MC also progressively gets stronger. I've always been a fan of these types of stories and I think "The Breaker" executes this pretty well. In terms of pacing, I think sometimes it was way too slow read more
Feb 24, 2018
tenjodan (All reviews)
Much like the story in the original series, this was fairly consistent and didn't have too many major plot holes (though there definitely were a lot of minor ones). I was a little disappointed when they did the lazy thing of making Shi-yoon practically invincible despite being somewhat weak but that was something I could let slide.

The art definitely got even better in this one, there was also a lot more cleavage and butt flashes which I can't say I disliked. Jinni and Se-ra had me smitten... but yeah both the panelling, the facial expressions and the action scenes were improved by leaps read more