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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 (1099d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1146d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1172d 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: 8.5 / 10.0 (925 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 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)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #492 increased(+48)
Monthly Pos #647 decreased(-41)
3 Month Pos #547 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #510 decreased(-61)

List Stats
On 1879 reading lists
On 1031 wish lists
On 1393 completed lists
On 133 unfinished lists
On 331 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 414 days, 8 hours, 23 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1077 days, 14 hours, 28 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2645 days, 8 hours, 48 minutes ago

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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!!!   
Rating: N/A
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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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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Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
August 26th, 2007, 2:39pm
This is a pretty good manga. The violence level is quite nice, although the art style for people runs a bit strange. They are all too skinny, if you know what I mean.

If you like Claymore, then I suggest you read this manga. Its really good.
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Perfect   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sujinj523
January 31st, 2013, 4:42am
Now THIS is a perfect manga. I love the plot, the characters, and the art. I admire how the manhwaga doesn't forget about any of the characters, giving each of them a definite ending. The manhwaga has an eye for detail so all the questions I ask about are answered by the end of the manhwa. I adore the characters and their growth. The manhwaga skillfully portrays emotion and focuses enough on how events affect the characters. I thought each character was fully developed and I liked seeing how each on matured. The story was fun and always interesting. I never got bored reading it. There's enough of everything smile And I actually like this type of artwork. I couldn't ask for more. All my expectations were met by Ares. Although it's not a classic like Rurouni Kenshin, I will dare to say that Ares is on the same level.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2013, 4:44am
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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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Awesome!   
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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Really Great.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Egg Tart
September 9th, 2011, 1:56am
The art isn't anything to rave about but the plot is!

The events leading up to the major conflicts were well developed and the importance of each character was really stressed. Its not hard to fall in love with the characters and be absorbed into their struggles. The main plot was a pretty big hurdle but when it was wrapped up at the end you really felt like this was going to be a manhaw that left an impression.
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