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Ares  
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Description
The story takes place in an era similar to that of ancient Rome in a country called Chronos. It follows a group known as the Temple Mercenaries. In particular, the manhwa is about Ares, Michael and Baroona, three young warriors with mysterious pasts and surpassing skills...

The manhwa is notable for its subtle use of anachronistic elements (Ares' shoes are similar to that of classic Adidas), as well as very dynamic and fluid action sequences.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Странствующий воин Арес
떠돌이 용병 아레스
떠돌이 용병 ARES
Ddeo-dol-i Yong-byeong Ares
Kiếm sĩ lang thang
Vagrant Soldier Ares

Groups Scanlating
A-Team
Korean Manga Translations
Ne Neko Scans
Nibo
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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.205-207 (end) by A-Team (1345d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1393d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1419d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (959 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2013, 4:52am PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher
BB Comics (vols 1-26)
Seju Cultural Co., Ltd (vols 1-17)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #453 increased(+127)
Monthly Pos #698 increased(+14)
3 Month Pos #654 decreased(-109)
6 Month Pos #540 decreased(-39)

List Stats
On 1881 reading lists
On 1075 wish lists
On 1491 completed lists
On 135 unfinished lists
On 362 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 660 days, 18 hours, 12 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1324 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2891 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes ago

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close your eyes and feel the heat of your computer   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by krosko
December 13th, 2008, 2:45pm
What is Ares ?

Ares is THE shounen, THE ultimate comics.... that's all^^
More seriously ares is really the best comic that i have ever read (I use comic because i mean any kind of comic that exist eastern like western kind).

The art is one of the point people say that it's bad but it's not, it's just different and it's really good, well if you spend all your time reading japanese mainstream shounen (bleach, naruto...) you will find it strange but after the first volume you will love it, it express the feeling of the personnage so well, the fight are splendid and without super-power-of-the-death-if-i-use-it-i-win like in huh... naruto, bleach^^

About the story... here too it's really good, the story begin from nowhere and continue using the element you read before unlike other manga where the story continue with element who come from nowhere... no it come from the past of some guy... no i don't speak about naruto, no, no...'^^.

PS: i don't have anything against naruto or bleach.
I like to read useless junk from time to time too, it make me dream that in a few years i could become an author.
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Best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flapple
May 6th, 2009, 12:45am
Best manhwa ive read so far. There is a little bit of romance, which adds some funny comedy, but what really shines is the character development. Each character has a huge background with lots of detail. Oh, and Ares is really cool and i love how he acts around Ariadne.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2009, 11:02pm
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Simple   
Rating: N/A
by klamz
March 21st, 2009, 10:00pm
I'll make this short and simple for yah! This is an amazing series, so read it! The author actually takes time to develop his characters in this action packed story.
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One of the best!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jadewtch
February 14th, 2009, 4:41pm
I love this series. The artwork is really great, although different from what you'd normally see in a manga. I think this is what makes me like it so much. It's not any more cliche or unrealistic than Naruto or Rurouni Kenshin which are a couple mangas that it really reminded me of.

I'm doing my best to make sure everyone I know finds out about Ares. It's a shame that it's one of the hidden gems out there, and I'd really like to see more people enjoy it.

Some people have said that they didn't like it so much. *shrug* What can I say? We all have different taste. I just hope you read more than a chapter before coming to a decision. It's been a while since there was an update, so I don't know if this series will continue, but until then I'll be re-reading the volumes that i have. (all the way up to 18)

I've read lots of manga. I read Kenshin and loved it. D-gray man, and Black Cat are really good too. Battle Royale was fascinating in a really sick and twisted sort of way so of course it was also great. I read Naruto all the way up to chapter 150 - 200 or so and stopped because the story seemed to go on, and on, and on.... I can tell that Ares is one of those that will stay interesting no matter how long it continues. Even after 18 chapters not one situation has been the same as another.

Many shounen mangas are all written on the same type of plot setting (not necessarily a bad thing fyi) The hero will get some power - beat up monster - get more power - fight stronger monster... and so on... Ares doesn't really do this which is why it's so fascinating. All he's gaining is experience, both mental and physical, without the pressure to get stronger so he can fight the next big bad guy down the line.

... Last updated on February 14th, 2009, 5:19pm
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This is what you call non-mainstream success.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jessicali12
June 3rd, 2010, 6:11am
If you like the same old protagonist who has awesome-super-duper powers that can kill everyone in one strike - don't read. If you can't stand war, and strategical tactics and taking time to actually check the details, don't read. If you want perfecto art (and doesn't give a crap about anything else) don't read.

For the love of hell, Ares stands out as a progressing story with uniqueness, not the same recycled plots which you can go read in Naruto or Bleach. Its art quality, plot and characters develop together - so really, if readers would just put a little patience in and keep reading instead of deeming it "crap" and dropping it at the first few dozen chapters, they'll be rewarded with reading a good manhwa. And enjoying it.

So would those who want to slam this manhwa actually give some decent negative points about the manhwa instead of slamming those readers who actually like this story?
You ain't getting more cookies that way, ya know?
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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itzshux2
July 4th, 2008, 5:24pm
at first, the art is unique, and different from what are in most mangas, but it grows on u. its actually pretty cool after u read the first few chapters. the story line is probably the best thing about this manga, the fights come one after another. the characters are unique and each of them are amazing in their own way. it is TOTALLY a book worth reading biggrin
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This manga is fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kiron-
April 1st, 2008, 12:00am
First of all I'd like to clarify something. The art isn't "sub average" or " decent" or
any other degrading term everyone wants to tag it with. To begin with its above average and once you're engaged (several volumes into it) into the story it's absolutely stunning. Not only is detailed but the art is symbolic. It uses frames angles and graphic images in order to make the story that much more engaging.

Heres an example of his art. He doesn't cut corners either. The only time I've felt disappointed was with the Cygnus vs Ares fight and it turned out that was worse than usual because of unusual humidity that wouldn't allow him to concentrate on his work.
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/72/22-23/
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/77/29-30/
spoilers on the next one
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/57/02/

The story itself is impressive. You'll almost never hear me say that about a manga. A manga is for the most part a japanese comic that has the artist and the writer be one in the same instead of seperate individuals like in the United States or Europe. If the artist happens to also be a gifted writer (exceedingly rare) then the manga is an artistic success (there are many mainstream mangas that aren't even though they do happen to be commercial succeses).

The story is slow to start with but becomes a true gem as it progresses. Its similar to cowboy bebop which introduces the characters and then reveals an extraordinary unbecoming past for each individual. Don't take the series at face value. You might be expecting a graphic One Piece rip off from the initial impression that the first chapter tends to have. Don't. This manga is much better and brings new meaning to the phrase you can't judge a book by its cover.

Also I've read many mangas and the philosophy in this one is the closest thing resembling the truth that I've seen so far. (Its not tolstoy but its certainly acceptable)

Side Note(skip if you don't want to read. Its rather lengthy):
Some series have the most ridiculous explanations for human behavior. Tite Kubo went as far as to suggest that the difference between a king and his horse was instinct. He failed to mention that a human is a million times smarter than a horse and can therefore capture enslave and manipulate their primal instincts into serving him (By feeding him when he's done good and punishing when he's done bad. conditioning.). Its the ability thats different, certainly not instinct. Our primal instincts are almost a carbon copy of a horses. No such philosophical pitfalls here (In ares).

I've read one piece, death note, bleach naruto, tenjho tenge, Prince of Tennis, Full Metal alchemist and many other mangas but nothing that made me want to write a review as much as this one. The fact that its probably the best manga I've read coupled with how undervalued it is made me create an account on this website. All of the volumes on one manga amount to about a 300 page book. It took me a day and a half to read and I absolutely love it. Everyone should read this manga or at least sample it. Don't be fooled by the initial appearance though. This manga becomes better as it progresses. Almost like the artist had never drawn a manga prior to this.
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I am in love with this manhwa <3   
Rating: N/A
by jellymarshmallow
June 27th, 2011, 11:22pm
I absolutely love this series so so so so so so much.
People say the art is a BAD point of the manga? crazy. The art is one of the many great points about this manga. It's beautifully flowing, and the action scenes are amazing- the fluidity is beautiful too. I love how all the characters are drawn rough but manly too- it emphasizes the toughness of the mercenaries, but doesn't take away the potential for fangirling :3
All the characters are cool... and they develop and grow and really the reader can't help but get so attached to them. I didn't think they were all that in the beginning, but that changes FAST. I became a diehard fan of Baruna, Ares, Mikael, Robin, Icarus, Cygnus, Carnival XD, and more.
The plot was so intricate and amazing- although there is quite a bit of politics/strategy between countries involved in between all the fighting going on, so if you prefer not to read too many little blurbs..... jk LIVE WITH IT it's worth it biggrin I hated reading them at first too, but eventually I realized they are actually quite important as well as interesting, and I grew to embrace and accept them smile Plus, the action scenes and overall plot make reading them 1000% worth it.
The action scenes are a work of art, and are absolutely beautiful and stunning and compelling and awe-inspiring.
There is a bit of comedy in this manga too, along with parts that are just plain TRAGIC and so many parts that made me hold my breath or hyperventilate biggrin
Overall, if you are an action fan, READ THIS MANGA!!
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This is an amazing manhaw   
Rating: N/A
by greyscale
April 19th, 2011, 1:44pm
The plot is awe inspiring. It is war, complete with, betrayal, revenge, battles on the scale of thousands, Strategy, tactics, and that final little bit comedy that adds a realistic flare to the lives of the characters. Yes, the plot can be a bit confusing at times, but that is what war is like. No single person ever knows every little detail about what is happening. The King or the General may know the overall state of the battle, but what exactly his soldiers are experiencing he knows not. If the reader wishes to really know what is going on then they should not skip the pages where the author explains the geography, or the politic state of one of the countries, because usually that is important, and he only goes into detail about them when that country becomes important( like they are about to become a major ally or enemy). If the little details of the plot are confusing try focusing on the big picture. That happened to me the first time I read ARES, but the next time I went to go back and read it everything was easily understandable.( I've probley read this manhaw about 12 times now.)
As to the art, yes it is different. It is not the uber realism of Vagabond, or Vinland Saga, nor does it have the ultra-reflective absurdly large eyes of many shojo manga; it is not even the somewhere in between of naruto. Instead it is a loose style that perfectly fits the setting, and the emotions that are involved in ARES as a whole. Yes at first the art is a little acward, especially to someone who really only reads the mainstream mangas like Naruto, bleach, or say Skip Beat.( especially Skip Beat) but you will get used to it. Whether it is because your brain gets corrupted by it, like someone said awhile back, or it is because you actually begin to enjoy and appreciate it. I, personally, love it, and as someone who is majoring in art, and minoring in lit, truly admire the freedom in which the author possesses in his style.
Truly, despite what others might believe, there is actual skill in his art. They are not doodles. I personally favor they uber-realism in my art. I can draw paractly anyone's portrait, shaded and everything and you can easily tell that it is indeed so-and-so. His style is almost a mixture of realsim, anime/manga style, and surrealism ( for anyone who does not know what surrealism is go to Google and type in Dali)
Overall I really love ARES. It is my absolute favorite manga/manhaw of all time. I have been following it for about 5 years now and am sad it is over, but I absolutely loved the ending. Do not stop after the first chapter. Like any prolonged manga the art evolves with the storyline.

... Last updated on April 19th, 2011, 1:45pm
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Great manga   
Rating: N/A
by jackknight
January 2nd, 2011, 3:04am
Anybody giving this manhwa less then a 5 is retard and can't grasp a great storyline. The art may not be pleasing but it doesn't give you fairy tale bull. The manhwa is not confusing if you actually READ, and not just look at the artwork
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