In the modern age, there still exists some martial art clans from long ago, vying for power. Amidst a fight, the son of a security man meets a mysterious girl who kisses him out of the blue... (Source: mangaupdates)
Well Well Well, what do we have here? Does it look like another version of The Breaker and Veritas? In some ways, it does and in some ways, it doesnt. Lets look into it.
Story (7/10) Good
The story is very much similar to that of Veritas and The Breaker. The story involves martial art schools betraying one another, the death of close relatives/friends, and the protagonist getting stronger. Sounds unoriginal right? Well, you ARE right. What we have here is the typical martial arts/ action genre of a manhwa. The titles and names of people/techniques are ridiculously long and overrated (Holy Wind Crusher, Divine Water Strike, etc).
This Manhua has tons of action, so thats a good point there. Plus a hint of romance and a sprinkle of some ecchi. Dont let the "ecchi" part get you down; manga/manhua's with action that involves ecchi are known to be bad but in few cases such as this one, it is acceptable. It has enough to relieve the intense mood of the manga so it is kind of needed. All in all, the plot was okay and is good enough to keep you wanting more.
Art (9/10) Great
The art was Great. The way Kyong, Chu Lee drew every character with so much detail really got me on. Although I dont blame him, and this cant really be called a fault, when he draws a crowd of people, they tend to look the same (as with the monks). However, individually everyone looks different and beautiful.
Character (8/10) Very Good
The characters were unique in their own different way. The main protagonist of this series is Kang Gi - Mu. Gimu is a tough guy; always looking for fights and is never one to back down. However, he tends to let his emotions get to him at times which burdens him down. He is seen to have a very unique, rare power in the Ping world, and so he is a special person.
Shiya is as beautiful swordswoman with long hair about the same age as Gimu. She is seen as the same as Sasuke from Naruto: bent on revenge. However, this doesnt stop her from caring about her friends and suboridinates. She doesnt back down from any challenge, the same as Gimu, and so this willpower is one that made her very tough.
Seung is one of the followers of Shiya. He is very cold and often turns to violence to solve his problems. He is very quick to care for Shiya and has earned her trust.
Pung is the other follower of Shiya. He is very tall and burly, but is the compassionate and forgiving type. He acknoledges his opponents for their good points but also points out their bad points. He is very quick to care for Shiya and has earned her trust.
Enjoyment (7/10) Good
The enjoyment is satisfactory. The elements that make up this story goes only so far as to make me just read and click and not take it in and enjoy it. It was just way too trendy like other korean martial art mangas. All in all, it was enough enjoyment to at least write a review about this.
Overall (8/10) Very Good
This manga would probably take around two days for someone to finish. But if someone is going to read it continuously, it will probably take around 1 ~ 2 hours, depending on the reader. If you have that kind of time, then I encourage you to read this manhwa. Time will fly by, and your head will be stuck with kung fu moves and such. read more
This is one of those really good classic Manhwas. That means plenty of action , suspense , drama , awesome fight scenes ,hawt babes and plots within plots, and have you rooting for the home team.Bit of romance there as well.
Reminds me in some ways of Veritas , however it has its own unique vibe.
Anyways , its worth the read. so enjoy