The Breaker
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The Breaker

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Japanese: 브레이커
English: The Breaker
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Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1, 2007 to Jul 20, 2010
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, School School
Serialization: Young Champ
Authors: Park, Jin-Hwan (Art), Jeon, Geuk-jin (Story)


Score: 8.411 (scored by 6675666,756 users)
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Ranked: #1832
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Popularity: #71
Members: 135,390
Favorites: 6,140

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Yi "Shioon" Shi-Woon's everyday life at Nine Dragons High School—which consists of beatings from fellow student Ho Chang and his gang—is far from ideal. But one day, a mysterious man named Han Chun Woo spots one of these beatings and instead of offering support, brands Shioon a coward for refusing to fight back, adding insult to injury. To Shioon's surprise, he finds out that Chun Woo is the new substitute English teacher at his school.

Tired of the daily abuse, Shioon decides to enroll at a martial arts academy to learn how to defend himself. On the way there, he stumbles upon Chun Woo in a predicament—cornered in an alley by a group of angry men! Provoked, Chun Woo suddenly dispatches them using martial arts techniques, which Shioon covertly records. Later, he uses this recording to blackmail Chun Woo into teaching him to defend himself. Reluctantly, Chun Woo agrees, and Shioon is soon thrust into the world of martial arts, known as Murim. However, Shioon is naive and unaware of his master's shady past and the unseen underbelly of society. How will Chun Woo manage to teach Shioon and help him survive in the world of Murim?

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The Breaker has been published in English by Ablaze as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes since June 30, 2021; in Polish by Yumegari from February 2013 to January 2015.

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Nov 16, 2019
Mixed Feelings
The short version:

If you've ever experienced any modern day asian martial arts drama, you have already experienced The Breaker. Unless you're fan of the genre, there isn't really a reason to read it.

The long version:

The Breaker is a bit weird manga-manhwa hybrid. It's made by Korean authors, it's released in Korean magazine by Korean publisher and yet it's made to be read right to left, as a regular manga would be. While I don't know what the reason for this decision was, just be check if you're reading it the correct way if you're getting confused.

The reading direction isn't the only odd, crossbreed thing ...
Nov 8, 2014
Following our protagonist, we are taken through the vast world of a secret martial arts society, the Murim; where the top of the food chain are the strongest practitioners of martial arts. The general plot of this manwha seems to be linear, hero vs villain, hero pulls through in the end; yet there are many surprises. The art and character development are lacking in finesse, but are made up with strong emotion and iron-clad wills. Overall I would rate 10/10 for this based on how easily you get sucked into the story, wanting to see more of our heroes war on evil.
Mar 9, 2015
I have this tendency to read the first chapter of a manga / Manwha i find interesting from the synopsis and cover art and if I'm not intrigued by the first chapter i move on, but do not fear The Breaker was not something that i "moved on" after the first chapter. This Manwha had me up from 11:30pm all the way to 6:00am!. I'm sure you have all had some sort of anime or manga that has kept you up through the night, making your eyes betray you forcing your eye lids to close as if your eyes were pulling the curtains down, ...

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