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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 (1257d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1304d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1331d 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 (950 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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5+
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4+
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3+
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2+
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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 #532 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #460 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #501 increased(+60)
6 Month Pos #497 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 1881 reading lists
On 1066 wish lists
On 1470 completed lists
On 136 unfinished lists
On 353 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 572 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1235 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2803 days, 16 hours, 45 minutes ago

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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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Loved the ending.   
Rating: N/A
by 2snobal
April 18th, 2011, 12:11am
This was quite a good manwha. The art itself was most likely intended to be drawn that way, but even so contributed to the epicness of the storyline. I can easily say this is one of my favorite series, and I hope the author quickly comes out with a sequel, or something of this caliber. Brilliant.
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One of the BEST!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ares90
April 17th, 2011, 4:04pm
This is one of the best manhwa/manga series that I ever read!!!! It has a great story and very good characters. I`m a little bit disapointed about the ending, it seems a bit forced. Hope that they to a sequel to this!
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This is....not good at all   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by BoxBox
April 14th, 2011, 9:58pm
I don't get it....why do people like this manga? Why is it rated so high? I don't like the art...it's more like doodle. I can't even tell the characters apart. Also the characters seem more android than human, no feeling.....and of course....what's up with the plot? It's like...wth?!?!
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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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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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???   
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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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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Greatest Ever? Buh?   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Artimidorus
June 1st, 2010, 10:46am
TaoPaiPai said it well. I have to give it some points for starting okay, but after that everything really just goes down hill, fast. I am very confused by people giving this 10s, and saying the art is great... what? What is great about the art? Is it because you can usually tell that a person is being drawn, simply because sometimes you can make the arms and legs out? Is that what makes this art something wonderful?

One more thing, for people who think it is really -just- the art that makes people label this as crap: You had to read far into it, and possibly several times.. a ~little~ bit of understanding of the human mind would explain why this crap starts looking good. It is the same reason that listening to a really really horribly offensive, in all ways, song it will start to sound good if you listen to it often enough. Something like 10 times and the song will start to sound good.
The same with really bad smells, if you are stuck in them your body will adjust so you don't smell it anymore, or so it doesn't smell bad to you. Hence, this is crap. You forced yourself to trudge through this crap more than a normal person would. You were rewarded by your mind adjusting to the crap in such a way that the art might seem good to you now, or the convulted story might make as much sense as a twisted picture. Good job masochists. ^_^ This is for people slamming the negative reviews, thinking that people who don't like this series assume we are brain dead bafoons who only saw the cover and never attempted to actually read this stupid thing.
Look at the guy down a few posts who mistook a panda for a skull, but still gave a 10. Come on!

Anyways, besides the absolutely horrible art, and the fact that all the characters have the same look on their face of "Hrm, well, today happened... yup" and the art making it so you can't really tell to many characters apart, add in the fact that so many characters are introduced that look the same, and it becomes one big mess of characters and talk. Eventually it breaks down to just looking at the pictures and trying to make up a story to go along with it, because the story itself is so inane.
So yeah, art = bad. Story = confused and annoying. Characters = Characters, where? Overall = Find something else to occupy your time. After the first little bit of "this could be interesting" it swiftly turns into a giant mess that makes the Gordian Knot look like child's play.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2010, 9:55pm
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