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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

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Korean Manga Translations
Ne Neko Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.205-207 (end) by A-Team (1445d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1492d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1518d 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 (966 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2013, 4:52am 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 #523 increased(+44)
Monthly Pos #622 decreased(-79)
3 Month Pos #468 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #486 increased(+41)

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On 1889 reading lists
On 1094 wish lists
On 1522 completed lists
On 137 unfinished lists
On 375 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 760 days, 3 hours, 5 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1423 days, 9 hours, 9 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2991 days, 3 hours, 30 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by CelverFrances
May 31st, 2011, 7:17am
Honestly one of the best mangas/manhwas I've ever read. The story is great, concise, it knows what it wants to accomplish and it does it ever so eloquently.

I know some people get turned off by the art, but give it time. The story is the real gem of this manhwa.

Having following it for years.. i'm a bit saddened to have finally put it on my complete list...

... Last updated on June 27th, 2011, 1:46pm
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The plot is great   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by ejusdemgeneris
May 8th, 2011, 12:11am
The art is not so good since it's an old manhwa, but the plot is great! There were intense scenes where nothing but raw emotions drove me to reading it until its end. This is not your typical shounen where the main character has an unfailing sense of justice. It spares no time in giving war readers such as me a fair share of justified blood bath in the name of true justice, which is vengeance. =)
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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'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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