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Noblesse  
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Description
For 820 years he had slumbered with no knowledge of mankind's advancement and scientific progress. The land which he once knew has become an unfamiliar place with new technology, attitudes, and lifestyles. Upon awakening, Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (called Rai), seeks to familiarize himself with this era. He locates a loyal servant of his, Frankenstein, who is currently the principal of a high school in South Korea. Rai decides that this school is the perfect place to help him learn about the modern world, enrolls, and begins associating with a group of good-natured students in order to 'blend in.' But this new world is no safer than the old; and the dignified, bewildered, technologically inept Rai finds himself embroiled in adventures both ridiculous and dangerous.

Original webtoon / Original English Version

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
Noblesse S (Novel) (Side Story)

Associated Names
Дворянство
النبلاء
大貴族
โนเบลส
노블레스
Kilmingieji

Groups Scanlating
Easy Going Scans
LINE Webtoon
Manga Pirate
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Latest Release(s)
c.369 by LINE Webtoon (2d ago)
c.368 by LINE Webtoon (9d ago)
c.367 by LINE Webtoon (16d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
362 Chapters (Ongoing)
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Noblesse by tsubasa22
Noblesse by strixflash

Forum
55 topics, 422 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1899 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.86 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 19th 2015, 12:49pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #209 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #179 decreased(-12)
3 Month Pos #170 decreased(-12)
6 Month Pos #152 decreased(-17)

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On 6391 reading lists
On 1277 wish lists
On 196 unfinished lists
On 662 custom lists

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Entertaining   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by spacehead
January 12th, 2014, 12:55am
It's got a little something for everyone - pretty protagonists, superhuman fighting, detailed world setup, and a sense of humor that makes me snort every time. Art has gotten more sparse and minimalist (due to artist's declining health?), but still has enough detail to hold my attention. Storyline is better when they aren't introducing random bad guys that are there just to get beaten down/show protagonist power-up (looking at you season 4).

I personally like the flashbacks, they introduce more depth to the characters, especially the baddies. Of course most of the main characters have a tragic past, but they don't beat you over the head too much with it (yet - it's getting heavier-handed in this recent arc). The human kids have receded into the background of the storyline because they're basically useless except for humanizing the superbeings, but still provide some funny moments (kind of like Bleach).

My only peeve is the fight formula is rather repetitive - someone gets into trouble (humans kids/enhanced humans), lesser nobles show up, if they can't do the trick Frankenstein shows up, if even he can't take care of it Raizel cleans the whole thing up as the super-noble. Finally in this last arc they're mixing it up and there is actually some risk for the main characters (also like Bleach!).

What really makes this stand out for me is the insertion of random gags amidst super serious plot points - nothing too obvious or crass, or out of character - always making me giggle out loud.

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I DON'T CARE   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lolkika
December 23rd, 2013, 10:24am
i don't care if some say the drawing is getting bad or that it's not detailed enough. But this webtoon is being updated every dammit week, and the mangaka has been showing time and consideration through out the all story, and you guys are bad mouthing about it!!! do you guys know how hard is it to be a mangaka? and yet most of us read it weakly for FREE and YET not being at least a bit GREATFUL? OR are you saying that you can come up with a better story well draw and that's also getting updated weekly for free? if so i take what i said BACK!
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extreme pacing problems   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by Jeshua
December 3rd, 2013, 6:00am
This series is weekly but I only read it once every trimester, so there is enough content to keep me happy for more than one hour. Yes, it's that devoid of content, and the infinite flashbacks (to explain things that were made crystal clear many chapters before and didn't really need to be shown/drawn), sometimes flashbacks inside flashbacks... 10+ chapters flashbacks to explain why character X behaves in Y fashion towards character Z... ...

... It's interesting after you put up with all the "let's make it longer without really adding content / advancing the plot, so that we can milk our fans a bit more and do other RL stuffs" that the creators pull on you, so I'll give it a good rating.
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One Word   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Moonpuzzle
November 23rd, 2013, 2:56pm
Damn~

This has to be one of the funniest and yet serious stories I've come across. Still...
Has he even figured out yet how to eat a banana yet?
I'm so curious~
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Enjoyable, but no... just no   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by RexIX
September 24th, 2013, 12:10pm
This manhwa is truly enjoyable when you just want to see light, but fun, humor and some utter humiliation for despicable characters, but at no point it deserves an ideal rating.

Main problem with this manhwa is that it is repetitiveness in every way.
Most of the first half is spent introducing new characters in completely identical ways
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the introductions of the white haired vampire pair and the pair from Korean national security was almost identical, and even before that it had already been used
, though I did enjoy it, but it is a cheat to reuse the same introduction method like an old joke even when keeping periods between them.
Speaking about jokes, they are repeated over and over again with the same formula “said something silly”+ “awkward silence”=laugh.

Characters are very varied, but too often they receive the same old Naruto & Co treatment. They are introduced, colored and showed aside. Really, there are human kids who leave more of impression of pets that are kept for enjoyment and nothing else, they show up to entertain everyone and then get lost. They play utterly no role of importance in the story other then entertaining the godly vampire.

As I said in the beginning this is light manhwa with predictable plot twists, but the story because of its lightness is very enjoyable, but at no point it is perfect and at no point it deserves a 10.

... Last updated on September 24th, 2013, 12:14pm
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Long but Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
August 15th, 2013, 5:16pm
Not everyone might want to read this story. It has good points and bad, much like the others stated.

This story has a long start, that was boring at first. It began to get better as the story went, with it's plot thickening. At first the art was awesome with detailed male leads (which are a lot of them), but around chapter 210, the artwork began to get less detailed. This might because it's updated weekly so there a shortage of time, or the lack of work. I don't really care much now than it first started since I'm used to it.
As well the art lacking around 200 chapters, that where the back story shows. At first, there wasn't much back story into this, but after reading many chapters, there was.
The main lead began as the strongest; but unlike others, he doesn't show it till it's needed. He gives the others a chose wherever he interferes with the others. He lets others have their own path, and doesn't bother unless it's harming someone that isn't him. Rai is one of my favorite characters because of these facts. He doesn't interact much, but watches from afar.
Franky, or Frankstein, is another one. He has a mix personally that shines wherever he's in a fight. He's loyal to Rai, it shows throughout the story.
The jokes aren't the adult type, it's well placed and new than other stories. It's mostly about the characters' peeves, rules, and knowledge (Franky being mad because his house is ruin). It's funny that will make you giggle throughout the story.
All I can say, this story is different to everyone who reads it. This story is long, so you better have patient (which I don't have much of but I still read it). I almost dropped it two times, but it was short and I began again.
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From Hilarious to Interesting to Draggy   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sherryl
July 30th, 2013, 6:29pm
Noblesse started out funny and interesting with an intriguing plot that showed a lot of promise. I liked that the main character was strong from the start. His interactions with Frankenstein, the students and how the enemy always underestimated him were amusing. The art in the beginning was really pretty and detailed...now not so much. It was one of the great things about this webtoon, what happened? Noblesse has become repetitive and boring, with dragged out fighting scenes and lack of character growth.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2014, 6:50pm
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Took me a while to give it a shot...but when I did, I loved it!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by PinkShippuden
June 23rd, 2013, 4:59am
At first, when I read the first few chapters, I dropped it.
But a few months afterwards I gave it another try, because so many people loved it. And this manga completely surpassed my expectations!
Even though Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (Rai) is like the strongest being on earth, he doesn't go around just killing all his enemies, if he did, this story would be over long ago. I just love stoic characters like his that say some funny things (without realising themselves) with a serious tone (It's hilarious and cute...).
I Love all the main characters, even like a few of the antagonists.
I usually HATE misunderstandings in a manga (Manhua, Webcomic, etc.), but for this story it just added to it's charm.

If you're the kind of person who decides not to read a manga if it's not interesting in the beginning, then break that rule for this awesome webcomic, You won't be disappointed, I'm sure.
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Main chara is the charm!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pyonk
May 13th, 2013, 11:41pm
What makes this manhwa special and draws me to love it (and maybe most reader) is Cadis Etrama Di Raizel and Frankenstain's personality. As for the plot and story, there are a lot manga/manhwa like this. It really is the two main chara are the charm in this manhwa.
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The Elegance of the Noblesse   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Sogno
April 30th, 2013, 8:28pm
The number one reason I read Noblesse: Cadis Etrama Di Raizel.

Never, in all my years of reading all genres of fiction novels, short stories, epic poems, mangas, etc, or in all the movies or shows I've watched, have I ever seen such a self-sacrificing, loyal, and absolutely astounding show of character as I've seen in Noblesse. Here you've got the most powerful being on the whole planet from the get-go, who only uses his power at the last minute to protect those who care for him, and also to punish those who abuse their power even when it pains him to do so.

I can't write enough praise about Rai so... Frankenstein, his servant, is the second reason I read this. His devotion to Rai is awesome, and he's super powerful and wonderfully sadistic... really the opposite of his master.

The other characters are great too, even the "regular" human kids. I love the story and the plot. There's the traditional nobles on the 'good' side and the up-and-coming Union on the 'bad' side, though neither are really good nor bad.

It's not a mainstream shounen, but it is a shounen. Again, the MC is the most powerful guy on the planet, so he easily destroys those in his way. But he doesn't want to, he doesn't scream and yell about it, and it hurts him.

There are some flashbacks, but what makes them so great is they're just long enough for the reader to understand more about the present but yet not get bored with and stuck in the past. Some even only last a few panels, but much is told with just those few.

And the last bit of why this is my absolute favorite manga/manwha/etc is the humor. It's original, all of the characters show a bit of it, and it's fairly clean. It also comes at unexpected moments. Humor is a must for me and Noblesse does a fantastic job of delivering it.

Also... this is the ONLY manga/manwha I have completely read more than once. ^^

... Last updated on April 30th, 2013, 8:29pm
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