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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 (1354d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1401d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1427d 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
10
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9+
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8+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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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)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #597 increased(+42)
Monthly Pos #689 increased(+23)
3 Month Pos #662 decreased(-117)
6 Month Pos #628 decreased(-93)

List Stats
On 1882 reading lists
On 1075 wish lists
On 1492 completed lists
On 135 unfinished lists
On 363 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 669 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1332 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2900 days, 3 hours, 39 minutes ago

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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
January 19th, 2007, 8:33pm
i've only read the first two volumes so far but im hooked. try reading, you'll like it too.
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best.manhwa. ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miss hu
February 1st, 2010, 8:09pm
i love this manhwa. i love this manhwa more than life itself. (if i'm a nihilist, that means less than it might.) if i catapulted to the moon with but one story, it would be this one. i will learn my mother tongue just to read this in its original form. i will most certainly do that before i learn greek to likewise give due to "the odyssey".

the art of "ares" is loose and rangy and full of motion, as if the artist snapped out his wrist before drawing an entire volume in one go. the story is spare and well-paced and capable of pathos. each character sparks. every frame speaks - even those without word or action. that is, ryu geum chel is a great storyteller who also happens to draw stylishly well.

lucas and tolkein annoy me with their cultural rewrites, whereas ryu's modern and roman munge adds color because the story is his own.

i love "the breaker", and "ares" reminds me that i only _like_ "the breaker".

that blur between shounen and seinen, it is the best. if you have a grown-up attention span, read "ares". the god of stories will never forgive you if you don't.
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amazing   
Rating: N/A
by Baroona
November 26th, 2005, 5:41pm
the story´s not the best nor the . But I really love the atmosphere of this manhwa. It´s like sucking you into the Kingdom of Chronos.
And the drawing of Ryu Kum Chel, especially fighting scenes, are somewhat of special.
Highly recommended!
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Surprising depth and realism in a shounen adventure story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 狂気
October 26th, 2013, 2:15pm
A typical shounen adventure manga, right? That's what it is for most readers, I'm sure. But Ares has surprising depth. It doesn't go into detail in any of the serious parts which is what I like about it.

The over-the-top fights, fantasy weapons, superhuman-like strength. They are all plot devices. What's the point of them being realistic? This is, after all, a shounen adventure. The only criticism I've read here seems to be on very shallow things like these. It's natural that the story seems immature for someone who is immature themselves.

The character relations, motives, personalities, warfare, the psychological and social effects of war, politics. All of them are more realist and complicated than most anything you'll find it modern popular fiction. Most of it is on the background and it just follows Ares and his friends on their cliché-ish quest. But this is a good thing. It's kind of a light hearted story and with all the drama and tragedy it doesn't lose that light heartedness. The ending does have melancholy but it is also a happy ending. A deep story doesn't need to be a dark tragedy. Ares doesn't gloat on it's depth but focuses on the simple drama and slice-of-life.

You don't need to over-think itit is simply an adventure story after all. But it's the detail what makes that simple adventure story a small masterpiece.
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Has a unique feel   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zimzimbadabim
August 24th, 2012, 8:34pm
The art is very unique, and might take some getting used to. The story is also told in a way that most manga/manhwa aren'tit's more serious and dark than any shounen manga I've read. The characters are really this storie's selling point. Each one is unique and relatable. The author captures human behavior brilliantly.
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Shame about the Art.   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by PepperPia
July 25th, 2011, 3:50pm
Don't be put off by the art! Sure it's not amazing but the story makes up for it 10x over. It's got a great plot,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
even after Michael dies it still manages to hold itself together.
Although it does become a wee bit rushed. But it's a really gripping read, I get abit annoyed with his girlfriend but it only really comes into the main story a couple of times. But the relationship between the three of them is great. Definitely read it!

... Last updated on July 29th, 2011, 4:51pm
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Very, very good.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tiankioo
June 5th, 2011, 9:59pm
I have a very hard time sticking to mangas. I find myself bored easily. I read Ares all the way through with very little breaks. It is definitely one of the best I've read. This manga spares no one's feelings. It has the feeling of doing what it wants, and the best part about it, is it doesn't waste time! There are no drawn out fights or anything. Read it while you can smile
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The art....   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by achyif
February 15th, 2011, 8:18pm
The art is probably the biggest hurdle in this manga. If you can get past that, it's fine (when I first looked at the cover, I thought that it'd be shojo-like.... Was I any more wrong. I'm okay with the art, I think it adds an interesting feel to the manga.)
The first 100 or so chapters of this manga were decent, enough to keep me hooked. But past that... Ares becomes addicting and amazing. (if you can get that far) This manga probably brought out the strongest emotional response I've had to any manga, ever.
Overall, I think it's worth checking out.
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???   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dise922
December 30th, 2010, 5:11pm
I understood the manhwa perfectly, maybe because i read from 1-190 in 2 days. i don't understand whats the big deal with the art >_> its not an eye-soar it's just an art style that the author chose.
The story was pretty good and at the end my head exploded because of the twist :'(
I laughed at some points but it was a very serious story and remember not all manhwa or manga are supposed to be a comedy. the story is about vengeance and war. oh and i could distinguish who was who easily.
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great series   
Rating: N/A
by mirelle384
November 8th, 2010, 2:39pm
simply put, this is the best series i ever read. sure, it can be a bit confusing, but i like having to think a little. i love how the author goes into detail over EVERYTHING. war is confusing, and it plays a huge role in the story. so, people who think this is a confusing series, you're just stupid or you dont think. the characters are great and have awesome pasts, the art is nice because it is so different, and the series is even funny at times and serious when needed. the fight scenes are great and i like how there is no fantasy or magic and crap in it. its my absolute favorite thing to read, i just wish the chapters came out quicker. XD

... Last updated on November 8th, 2010, 2:42pm
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