Shin Angyo Onshi
Blade of the Phantom Master
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Shin Angyo Onshi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Phantom Master: Dark Hero from Ruined Empire, Shin-am Heng-uhsah, The New Secret Royal Inspector
Japanese: 新暗行御史
English: Blade of the Phantom Master
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 76
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 19, 2001 to Aug 18, 2007
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X
Authors: Yoon, In-Wan (Story), Yang, Kyung-il (Art)


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Ranked: #2892
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Popularity: #492
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In Jushin, there once lived secret government agents called the amen osa (or angyō onshi in the Japanese version), who traveled the countryside in disguise. They were charged by the king with finding and punishing corrupt government officials, and bringing justice to the country's citizens.

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Shin Angyo Onshi was serialized in both Japanese and Korean; chapters were released in Japanese first in Sunday Gene-X, and then in Korean in Young Champ. The series was rereleased in webtoon format on Naver Webtoon from November 18, 2017 to August 5, 2019. The webtoon version has been published digitally in English as Blade of the Phantom Master by Webtoon Entertainment since June 9, 2022.

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Oct 17, 2020
The series is about a wandering Shin Angyo Onshi, a government issued special warrior from the now destroyed city of Juushin that is meant to take down corrupt official and bring peace to the world. Its a mouthful. However our main character is doing more than just bringing peace (in a very tsundere like fashion). He also deserves vengeance on the man who has wronged him. Together with his Sando, a scantily clad woman and a midget he must find peace not just for the world but for himself.

First lets talk about what i don't like about the series. Because this series is ...
Aug 5, 2016
This is a series that started off pretty strongly, with an intriguing anti-hero protagonist. However, somewhere in the middle it became too draggy with all those tedious flashbacks and an abrupt switch in focus to the relatively boring backstory of the main character and his quest to defeat his archenemy. It didn't help that said archenemy had a less than compelling presence and personality. IMO, It would have been better if the author finished this series in 10 volumes, then put the revenge arc into a new series or spin-off.

The art is above average, but not really to my taste. The main characters are ...
Apr 30, 2014
I was not expecting this Manhwa to be as good as it was. The first half is slow and episodic but it quickly gets better.

The story is complex and is set in an interesting world filled with demons, ghosts etc. This is one of the first times I've felt so completely mind****** from reading a story. The story starts out vague but soon starts to make sense once you start to piece the story together as you read more of it. The world is filled with demons, ghosts and other creatures derived from Korean folklore. This makes each chapter exciting as the main character wanders ...

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