The Legend of Soma
Blade of Heaven
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The Legend of Soma

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Synonyms: Shoma, Soma Shinhwa Jungi, Myth of Soma
Japanese: 소마신화전기
English: Blade of Heaven
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 15
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: 1993 to 1997
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Yang, Kyung-il (Art), Hwang, Yong-Su (Story)


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After an imprisonment of five days in Heaven, which equals five years on Earth, Soma is sent to the human world to recover the lost sword. Under the supervision of the heavenly princess Aroomee, Soma must deal with the chaos that his deeds have produced.

(Source: Tokyopop)


The Legend of Soma had ten volumes published in English as Blade of Heaven by Tokyopop, from March 1, 2005 to August 7, 2007, before the publisher became defunct.




Nov 15, 2010
Blade of Heaven was one of the first manga (first manhwa, though I'm not particularly clear on the distinction between the two...) series I read when I was just getting into manga and anime in general, and as such I have a particularly nostalgically biased viewpoint. Nevertheless, I'll try to give a fair review...

Without going into too much detail, the story was both well written and unique, though admittedly cliche. Despite it's cliche nature, I can certainly tell you that the entire series was a real page turner that kept me eager to learn what happened next all the way to the very end. Unfortunately, ...
May 15, 2022
I still remember many years ago, I bought a 15 volume Soma series, at that time I had a feeling that this series was special. With the first episodes, I felt very satisfied, a fantasy world with a lot of resources to exploit, a lot of relationships that affect each other, from the gods in the heavens to the demons in the hell. Although the main character's story is still simple, as well as the world that has potential but looks like a "post-apocalyptic" world and is surrounded by monsters and gloomy scenery, in Soma I still see creativity in the drawings and many things ...


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