Dark Air captured me solely by it's art, at first, but I stayed for the characters and the action scenes.
This fantasy world is set in medieval-themed-times with a twist of magic and mythical creatures. Melrose, a young boy with a gift, is traveling with his companions/protectors to get answers for what happened to all the magic, caused by this so called 'Dark Air'.
Frankly, the plot gets put on the back burners as the action scenes tend to control the panels for many arcs. Fights last for chapters as our heroes fight different villains, growing stronger each time, learning new abilities, advancing and discovering; it's very entertaining, however, sometimes I forgot what everyone is fighting for and it wasn't until everything slowed down that the story started to unfold, slowly.
The art is mesmerizing. Dark shading and tones with clean lines. The characters are attractive not only in looks but with their costumes and appearances; lots of eye-candy. The fight scenes spray across the panels with different angles showing the characters in all forms. Every chapter was a joy to view and I found I took my time in awe over the art.
This has light comedy, however, it's more a comical relief from all the testoserum-filled monologuing fights. I enjoy this manhwa for it's action. In recent chapters though, I found myself becoming bored with the story as I wasn't getting any answers and felt that we were going in circles.
If your looking for an intense fighting manhwa that has worthy art, you will be pleased. Although, the story is slow paced and you won't get many answers, and I heard whispers that the series may be dropped after volume eight? That being said, read it because it's very entertaining just don't expect a conclusion or resolve. read more