Okay I have no idea why this manhwa webtoon is so underrated. Even though it is not as popular like a series like Noblesse, it still gets a lot of love for the people who do now about it ( including me ).
Story: So if you read the synopsis, the story follows Jang Gwang-nam, the leader of a gang. after he died in an vehicle accident, he is then sent to the afterlife. In the afterlife you are given a black ticket around your wrist. This means you are going to Hell. If you collect 100 black tickets, you can exchange it for a white
ticket to go to heaven. So I know there are a lot of series that have a similar setting like this. However this series does it a bit differently. It focuses on the adventure and encounters that the protagonist faces in the afterlife. However it also focuses on what is going on with his gang back on earth and the drama it causes. It has and interesting concept when it comes to the hold after life story. However it does have some awesome battles as well. You will most likely be intrigued because this is a lot different than your regular supernatural series.
Art: The art is a bit unusual, especially if you have not read a webtoon. However after reading a few chapters you notice that it is not just unusual, but also pretty creative in terms of design. In most webtoons, everything is drawn in color. However this series is basically black and white with a few bright colors like red, blue and green etc. This goes well with the story considering that the characters are in hell and also most of them are drawn wearing black clothing. Its not like the art is super detailed, but in terms of originality, the art is pretty good.
Characters: The characters designs aren't just there for show, it also goes good with characters personality. For example there is a character called Sese. It you read up to chapter 30 you will be really surprised why she walks around dressed like she is. Also the Jang is just awesome. He has a funny personality and also a really interesting catchphrase. He is not just some every day cool character, he also has a big heart. I don't want to say to much about the characters so you will have to find out yourself.
Enjoyment: If you have read webtoons before, you will definitely enjoy this. I know a few people who say this is the best, in my opinion, no it is not the best, but it is definitely close and I am enjoying it while I read.
Yeah If you are new to webtoons start of with something else before you read this, because this series will increase your love for other webtoons.
This is a very unique, obscure series that doesn't get the attention it deserves.
The plot of Hellper is unlike anything I've personally ever seen in manwha/manga/anime. Basically, it depicts the adventures of a man who is abruptly sent to limbo as a result of death. This man must fight others in limbo to attain tickets which will allow him to ascend to heaven, or return to earth as a baby, all the while avoiding repears whom aim to eternally destroy him. It sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Actually, this isn't all that's going on, back on earth we get to see
the protagonists gang/family which is easily some of the highlights of the series.
Probably the best facet of the series, is the beautiful art. The art from this series, aswell as the color, contrasts depending on the location within the series. Simply, if in Limbo, the color tends to be muted, and if in the real word there is an abundance of color. Shapes and symbolism are also shown quite often, making each chapter refreshing and keeps readers on their toes.
Hellper focuses primarily on two characters, however there are a bunch of other characters who get their time too. I really liked the uniqueness of the characters in Hellper, especially that of the gang members, all of which were special in their own way. The protagonist is Jang Gwang-nam, boy is he cool, and reminiscent to that of Kamia from Gurren Lagann. Gwang-nam isn't your typical shounen protagonist, he is quirky and has flaws, I really liked this about him. The second protagonist is Sese, another flawed character, one who struggles with her very existence. Sese on the surface is a quirky and flamboyant individual, however deep down suffers with the reality of her existence (I don't really want to spoil anything x-x).
This series has it all, beautiful art, an engrossing plot and some of the most unique characters in manwha, needless to say, it's very enjoyable. What's especially enjoyable, are the high octane, and often bizarre fight scenes. Coppled with some distinctive powers and fast paced action, it's hard to fight battles as enjoyable in the medium.
Definitely check out this series if you haven't already!