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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.


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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
Korean Manga Translations
Ne Neko Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.205-207 (end) by A-Team (2017d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (2064d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (2091d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (1004 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2015, 8:01pm PST



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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #650 decreased(-19)
Monthly Pos #755 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #773 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #729 increased(+11)

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On 1887 reading lists
On 1189 wish lists
On 1647 completed lists
On 144 unfinished lists
On 402 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 1332 days, 14 hours, 15 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1995 days, 20 hours, 20 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 3563 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes ago

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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sellega
February 1st, 2009, 7:13pm
This is a fascinating story. The endless pages of battle sequences could've easily become tiring fast, but this is a character-driven manhwa. Though I would say one particular character makes this a memorable read: Michael. Incredibly strong and with an unquenchable blood lust, Michael is one of the best Temple Mercenaries and considered a best friend by Ares, the main character. Only Baroona, another friend of Ares and Michael, is wary of Michael. And with reason. The writer also does a good job of introducing interesting and multi-faced secondary characters; you want to know the motivations of these secondary characters, what drives them to be warriors and killers.

The art style is also unique. Although the story is evidently set in an Ancient Rome-type setting, the characters are seen to wear modern articles of clothing (such as hoodies and cargo pants). When I was reading this series, I was so invested in the story and characters that I hardly paused to think about why some characters were garbed in modern day attire; I just went with it.

Anyway, I highly recommend this remarkable series (now one of my top 3) completely.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2009, 7:25pm
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Best Ever   
Rating: N/A
by Rikarion
June 27th, 2008, 11:24am
ARES is the Best Ever. Best along any other manwa

This is sure thing, and I propose also> best Manga'on, for me it is just the best "oeuvre", piece of art, ever made. A mong Stanley Kubrick's movies, Door's, nirvana, Joy division music's, Feodor Dostoievski books, and Muhamad Ali Fight Rumble in The Jungle against Foreman , Lol, SUre thing for me.
When I observe the face of this manwa heroes I see so many things revealing their spirit of the moment, same thing as the ares' eye that change completely when he becomes deadly; is it not magical? ART is the best. I was caught directly. It so lively.
Plot? Incredible, no time to lose, evry next fight come one after another beetween some funny moment of relax or revelation that are also realllyy cool. Fight design are so great, movement, speed, charisma. Actually, Flashback, about Genasis is so greaaaaaat.

There's PURE GENIUS about this Ryu Geum Chel.

RYU GEUM CHEL a name to remember.

There are not much many man like him alive.
Best thing is I know that this manwa is still long where i am up to now (chap 119) and I know that it continues to be incredible (seen and agrreed on diverse forum). VERy bad thing is slow translation, driving me crazy, but I thank them thousands time more, of course
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Michael is well made   
Rating: N/A
by Chap
August 5th, 2006, 7:34pm
Nice fights... Michael is a very good character. My favorite.
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LOVE IT!!!   
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by Anonymous
July 23rd, 2006, 2:20pm
this manga will be on my favorite-manga-list!! hope this will go on!
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yeay!! its not discontinued   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 4th, 2006, 6:34pm
cant wait to read on
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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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cool and awsome   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nickmanger
February 27th, 2012, 10:53pm
this manhwa should be on ur readin table if u like war battles with strategies with little martial arts plus sub romance plus betrayal plus friendship n etc...

The art needs a little bit gettin use to and there are no good vs bad crap, both the heroes n villans hav some good and and lots of bad in them... This will blow ur mind just giv it a try :-)
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mixxyum
October 1st, 2011, 7:16pm
This was so coool! For a manga with a Roman theme to it, I kind of pictured the wars like that but really Ryu Keum Cheol did an amazing job with all the plots and all those to die for moments.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Mikael's death and his treasures was one of the best moments :'
People say the art is bad because it looks sketchy or whatever, but I really like the art it makes Ares, Baroona, and Mikael look adorable...even though their killling people. lol Ares became the commander anyways. I really like his perrsonality throughtouthte whole series, goofy but serious at the crucial times. Barooon was just the cool guy, like how Mikael was in the beginning. Anywaysss, this was aweeeesome and def recommendation biggrin
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