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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
English Version by Naver

Type
Manhwa

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Associated Names
Благородство
النبلاء
大貴族
โนเบลส
노블레스
Kilmingieji

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Easy Going Scans
LINE Webtoon
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Latest Release(s)
c.467 by LINE Webtoon (3d ago)
c.466 by LINE Webtoon (10d ago)
c.465 by LINE Webtoon (17d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
467 Chapters (Ongoing)
25 Volumes (Ongoing)

Season 1: 92 Chapters (Completed) 1~92
Season 2: 62 Chapters (Completed) 93~154
Season 3: 46 Chapters (Completed) 155~200
Season 4: 38 Chapters (Completed) 201~238
Season 5: 48 Chapters (Completed) 239~286
Season 6: 41 Chapters (Completed) 287~327
Season 7: 77 Chapters (Completed) 328~404
Season 8: 63 Chapters (Ongoing) 404~467+

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Chap 1
Ends at Chap 78 (Abridged)

User Reviews
Noblesse by tsubasa22
Noblesse by strixflash

Forum
58 topics, 452 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (2037 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 17th 2017, 2:10am PST


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Year
2007

Original Publisher
Futabasha (License in Japan since 2015)
Naver (Korea)

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #139 increased(+63)
Monthly Pos #155 decreased(-20)
3 Month Pos #126 decreased(-21)
6 Month Pos #107 decreased(-47)

List Stats
On 6740 reading lists
On 1348 wish lists
On 133 completed lists
On 261 unfinished lists
On 738 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Some cult following for this webtoon 361 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes ago
Noblesse Awakening! Official Animation! +New Spin-off series 531 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes ago
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WHAT IS THIS?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ms_nobody
August 3rd, 2011, 1:52pm
Why wasn't this the first series for me to leave a comment on?
I need to take a breath...

Noblesse is, to sum it up in one word, 'SOOMFGOODNESSAWESOMEZ'.
Never is there a boring arc, it has the good cliches instead of the bad ones, the characters aren't boring, and my god... THE ART. The art is probably my favorite webtoon art (minus Annarasumanara). At times it reminds me of the kind of stuff you see in western action comics (well only at the beginning, because of
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Jake's and M-23's transformations
). But don't let that turn you away, it's actually a mix done right. It's nothing like the failed attempts you see in the graphic novel section of a library (look up the manga version of X-Men to see what I mean). Then it becomes more and more sparkly bishounen/bishoujo stuff. Still very pleasing to look at.

And the characters, I love them. The females are capable of things, the guys have distict personalities, and my god they're all hot (fanservice for all sides). I wish there were more females, but hey... it is a shounen manhwa.
Rai is in a whole dimension of his own. Yes, he does seem perfect on the outside and has godly powers, but his actions have made me laugh so many times. He get pwned by Math, he can't figure out how to use a door, and what the hell... Banana? xD
Plus, it's refreshing to see a lead who's strong and stays strong.

Anyways, to end my ramble about how much I love this series, I must say I reccomend it to anyone who wants a break from the standard 'OMgesh I BE uberstrong power... FRIENDSHIPz... gurls cant fight durr' kind of shounen manga. smile

... Last updated on August 6th, 2011, 8:38am
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Ordinary in a fantastic way   
Rating: N/A
by intemango
December 19th, 2010, 10:33am
This is pretty much your average shounen series bundled with an overly dreamy bishounen cast usually found in a shoujo setting, which is a very good formula to *cough* appeal to readers of both genders . The fights themselves are pretty much what you expect, we have power levels (I think the main character himself refers to some kind of 'eye-level'), constant one-upping, scrapping the power limiter, more hidden powers, and then power levels a few more times, and then the overpowered final boss steals the spotlight, every single time.

But of course, we're not here for some kind of realistic combat or a struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. We're here for handsome elegant vampires doing elegant things, badass scientist fighting in mid-air, our most venerable protagonist dazzling every girl within sight, and inappropriate humor. Did I mention it is fully colored and gorgeous?
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Finally   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gattzu
July 20th, 2010, 2:44pm
It's been a while since a new manga came out that was this interesting and addictive. There are very few mangas that I will rate a 10 out of 10, e.g. Berserk, but this one thoroughly surprised me especially with the most recent chapters which have added a great deal of depth to the story. The style that the manhwa presents is new and fresh, and although the storyline might seem like it's been done before by other authors this is one of the more interesting vampire stories.

... Last updated on July 20th, 2010, 4:39pm
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repetitive, repetitive - repetitive? repetitive.   
Rating: N/A
by serobins
January 3rd, 2017, 1:38pm
Johnjimco nails it. And the art, too. 90% of Noblesse is fight scenes, and they are ALL drawn the same way. There is never any strategy, the two characters fighting are never in the same panel together, and they never physically connect. There is never any landscape around them, and they never interact with any objects. They just fly around in poses in the sky above a perfectly featureless, flat landscape. Here's a fight scene:
Panel of character A swinging his arm in a big "whooshy" motion.
Panel of character B looking surprised and thinking something boring, like "He's strong!" or "What is this power?"
Panel of character B whooshing somewhere, presumably toward character A.
Panel of character A blocking and going "ugh."
This goes on for dozens and dozens of pages - and STILL the fight isn't over. Because the characters have to take turns getting beat up and almost losing and then randomly powering up. You know they have powered up because the character design suddenly gets exponentially more stupid looking, and because it's the other character's turn to have a jillion panels of blocking and going "ugh" and getting whaled on and wondering, "what is this power?" - until it's THEIR turn to power up - and on and on we go. Makes DragonBall Z look like Vagabond.
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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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BEST EVER!! + 5 years later revisit   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
September 15th, 2010, 8:19pm
10/10 Just started reading it the other day and it's so addicting! It starts out a little slow, i mean all that happened in the first chapter was him getting out of a coffin but the story picks up and never loses its grip. Its unique for an action series to have all the fights so one sided, but I don't think it detracts from the story because it doesn't rely so much on the fights to tell the story. (And personally I don't usually care about the battle scenes anyway.)
The art is amazing and even though its in a weird format, i think it actually helps the story telling because if you can only see one panel at a time, it shows the passage of time better.

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5 years later revisit: Okay, so I dropped this series several years ago because it was getting boring and the other day I noticed I had listed it as a 10. Well this needs to be fixed. So I tried re-reading it just to make sure I could update accurately. It's worse than I remembered.

God, what happened in the past 5 years? Was it me or the series but it's really just average. Full of tired cliches, repeating elements that got old after the first time. What did I see here?

I wrote my initial review shortly after starting the series and it seemed to have a pretty solid foundation, but neither the plot nor the characters get any deeper. It seems to suffer from "the publisher won't let me cancel" syndrome or something.

If you want something similar but actually has plot and character development, I'd go read Lessa. It's long since filled the void in my heart left by this hot mess.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2015, 4:25pm
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A must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Primer
November 13th, 2012, 10:53am
this is the first time comment here but i´ve been a reader of almost every genre for 10+ years and never felt this extreme joy of reading manga. the plot and the buildup every time gets just better and better and it always leaves an impression of much more deep plots with great fighting scenes as well as looking beautiful.
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Tried it, but it's not up to par.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Cassiopea
May 4th, 2012, 1:10pm
I am trying to figure out what the whole appeal is to this series...it truly is very simple.


The plot isn't really intriguing; it also felt too familiar, not entirely unique enough.


The male leads are painfully bishounen. Maybe I am just too old (Who knows, maybe I would have liked it back when I was 16?) but it wasn't for me. These guys are very sparkly emo pretty with eyeliner and piercings.

I will say that the art can feel quite fresh, much dibs to that, it's not like others. But sometimes the scenes can be tiresome or too "empty", and there are plenty of them. I agree with Ibleda about the webcomicy feel about the whole thing too.

I wonder if maybe the series was created to dip into a hype - offerring prettyness and a cliched storyline, thinking this was enough for a particular type of general audience. In a sense, dumbing down on purpose thinking it is for a dumbdowned group of readers. Which, in context, should feel a bit insulting.


If you do want a light, temporary and colourful read, then go for it, there is no harm in that. But if you are more interested in more a intricate, original, mature, and detailed plot with truly complex characters, reach for another series.

Additionally, if you are also a grown adult, reach for another series.

I'm sorry, but it is a bit overrated. I know some folks will likely feel all heated, defensive, throwing the usual silly "Haters" line, but have to say it like it is. (Funny how some people can get all fussy because others have legit opinions on why they don't like something. People who have read and disliked Noblesse have moved on with their lives, surely the fans can do the same thing instead of complaining or insulting)
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How can something be so freaking awesome?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarunas
July 14th, 2011, 12:01pm
This is by far the best shonen currently on air, the main character Rai fascinates me, I've always wanted a manga where the protagonist was the strongest since the very beginning, but even if he is the strongest you'll be hooked by a magnific plot and the awesome characters so as by the funniest scenes that you have and will ever see. If I had to say something bad about noblesse would be that you will die waiting for the weekly release since the author likes cliff hangers too much, well actually the only bad thing is that noblesse causes a very high addiction and dependence.
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Terrific!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleDevilChan
July 4th, 2011, 2:47pm
Pulled an all nighter reading this. bigrazz
Started reading at 10:00 and stopped at 9:30. Lawl.
Anyways, I definitely recommend this manhwa as it is one of the best that I have come across.
Awesome art and plot. 10/10. ^o^

... Last updated on July 4th, 2011, 2:48pm
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