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Trace 1.5  
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The story is set in contemporary South Korea. Some 30 years ago, unidentified creatures appeared out of nowhere and have attacked people. They have caused massive destruction wherever they go. These monsters are called "Trouble", and due to them the world has fallen into chaos. Along with the first appearance of the "Troubles", some number of humans were born with or acquired supernatural abilities. These mutants called "Trace" are the only ones who can fight off the "Trouble". The "Trace" are also considered freaks and are generally shunned by the community, because some of them misused the powers for their own interest.

The story starts soon after the end of season 1. Captain of National Investigation Service Han Si Hyun tries to start a research program of communicating with Troubles, but gets rejected again and again. While meeting with a friend, who is helping him in his search for Kim Yoon-Sung (Mr. Beggar), he gets the absurd idea of starting research on his own.

Season 1.5

Original webtoon (Korean webcomic)


Related Series
Trace (Prequel)
Trace 2.0 (Sequel)

Associated Names
트레이스 1.5

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Latest Release(s)
c.31-37 + Outro (end) by Twisted Hel Scans (1378d ago)
c.30 by Death Toll (1734d ago)
c.29 by Death Toll (1764d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
38 Chapters (Complete)
4 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (142 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 9th 2017, 10:26am PST



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Original Publisher
Cine 21 Books [Add]

Serialized In (magazine)
Daum Webtoon (Daum)

Licensed (in English)

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Better than the Prequel   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
April 2nd, 2015, 10:05pm
Trace 1.5 holds one of my highest rating for manga and manhwa. Unlike most manga, Trace is a rare and complex story with complex characters. Each event breaths life to the story and each experience contributes to the character's growth. Among the Trace Trilogy, Trace 1.5 is the best. It doesn't focus on petty interpersonal problems like the previous series and it does not have the stereotypical setting of "The Main Character Always Win." It is an extraordinary story of the struggle to find peace in a world that doesn't want it. A story of finding friends and family where you least expect it. It is a story that focus on the much needed bigger picture. For me, Trace 1.5 is must read for any manga/manhwa lover who is seeking a story that isn't your typical shounen fantasy.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2016, 12:08am
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Neat, but Trace was better.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MondSemmel
April 22nd, 2014, 9:42am
Hm. Trace 1.5 was okay, but I liked the original Trace series far better.
Some reasons:
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Hardly anyone dies. Trace was such a bleak story. My favorite scenes from the original were Mr. Beggar's empty eyes void of any hope whatsoever. Trace 1.5 is more hopeful.
The final fight was slightly disappointing: The main character spends several chapters getting trashed until he fights back and invariably wins - not because of superior strength, but because of plot.
And the conclusion is too open. I know this series will be followed by Trace 2.0, but still.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2014, 9:42am
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no dissapointment here   
Rating: N/A
by shines
October 13th, 2012, 7:56am
this is realy good with suspense
wonderful story
i want the next chapter
and i agree 8DrBlub comments 2 below
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So Far, So Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 8DrBlub
April 3rd, 2012, 11:39pm
Trace 1.5 introduces a host of new issues and interesting characters to the Trace world, without ruining the feeling the original gave off.

While Trace focused primarily on the relationship between Traces and Humans, Trace 1.5 seems to be focusing on the relationship between Traces and their natural enemy, the Troubles. So far, it is done quite well, and does not forget about the issues between Traces and Humans, but does not focus on them as Trace did.
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