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For 820 years he had slumbered with no knowledge of mankind's advancement and scientific progress. The land which he once knew has become an unfamiliar place with new technology, attitudes, and lifestyles. Upon awakening, Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (called Rai), seeks to familiarize himself with this era. He locates a loyal servant of his, Frankenstein, who is currently the principal of a high school in South Korea. Rai decides that this school is the perfect place to help him learn about the modern world, enrolls, and begins associating with a group of good-natured students in order to 'blend in.' But this new world is no safer than the old; and the dignified, bewildered, technologically inept Rai finds himself embroiled in adventures both ridiculous and dangerous.

Original webtoon


Related Series
Noblesse S (Novel) (Side Story)

Associated Names

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Easy Going Scans
Manga Pirate
Noblesse Forever

Latest Release(s)
c.318 by Easy Going Scans (55d ago)
c.318 by MangaCow (55d ago)
c.317 by Easy Going Scans (62d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
318 Chapters (Webcomic -On Hiatus till 29/04/2014 due to health reasons)
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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Noblesse by tsubasa22
Noblesse by strixflash

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (1739 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.96 / 10.0
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 3% (54 votes)

Last Updated
April 10th 2014, 7:06am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #109 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #51 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #46 decreased(-20)
6 Month Pos #22 decreased(-8)

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WAY overrated   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by cryonox
April 15th, 2012, 4:37pm
to think this would stand above many many excellent mangas in terms of rating...truly perplexing

i believe the story is only continuing to tidy up loose ends. i would give this a better rating if it were shorter instead of beating around the bush and making the reader feel good.

But this does not mean this is a sucky junk. I had good laughs from the "elegant" tongue-in-cheek humour. The premise is an interesting twist on the "Anunnaki vs Illuminati" theory. As others have said, I myself have fallen victim to wanting to know what is going to come next...knowing full well I am simply satisfying my baser manga reading instincts. How inelegant!
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by ForteAtrox
March 25th, 2012, 1:09am
Noblesse.. What can I say... I agree with lilyann1984... It's 'overrated.'
A reason to drool over it is definitely for the art, but the art style changes quite a bit later on and it just doesn't look as good anymore (in my opinion anyway). The story is just kind of bland, in the beginning I was thinking it was almost a comedy webtoon then later, suddenly there's all this action and that still can't dig itself out of the pit the series itself in. People go all gaga over it but after about 100 chapters, I don't really know why I read it... If there were only like 10 chapters released at the time I was reading it, I would have dropped it after 3, but since there was a lot of chapters when I started, I thought it would get better... but it only improved a bit but it still isn't that great. I feel as if this series should have ended awhile ago. :/ I'm probably not the only one that thinks Noblesse isn't doing so good since Noblesse Ratings on Naver has been a bit shaky.
Should you read it or not...? I'd say give it a shot but if you drop it, you're not really missing anything.
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Rating: N/A
by goooo
March 13th, 2012, 7:05pm
Only thing that kept me going was finding out the mystery behind the main characters and the nice drawings. However the story is poor once you read on further. And after a while, this didn't seem interesting anymore.
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clearly overrated   
Rating: N/A
by lilyann1984
March 13th, 2012, 3:38am
I read this because of the incredibly high rating it gets. And I must say someone has to be very simple minded to enjoy such a manhwa/webcomic. But because most people are simple minded the success of this manhwa is understandable. I don't want to be mean, but I read manga since over ten years and Noblesse is nothing special. I stopped at chapter 64 and if someone says I should read further because later on the good stuff begins - well, why should I bother? Reading 64 chapters and being bored should be enough. The art is nice if you are a bishi loving fangirl, the jokes are funny the first time, even the second time, perhaps the third time, but... the forth, fifth...time? Seriously it is repetitive. The whole story has nothing to look forward. If you read the comments no one seems to say something about the storyline. Everything in this manga seems to be just so amaziiingggg... yeah. What exactly is amazing? I don't know and no one else seems to know. But it's so amaaaazinggg... I'm maybe to cynical to enjoy something that unsubstantial.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2012, 5:16am
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I feel like I'm *reading* a drama   
Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by Ibleda
February 7th, 2012, 11:13am
I do not understand how people got all kya kya about this. I started reading it back when it was first released in english, like early 2010 I think. I thought it looked promising, although it was my first webcomic and I couldn't tell right from left.
Now, as my list of mangas build up, I realized how Noblesse sucked. I did drop it twice already, but I'm still reading it. Why? Not because it's good, but because your curious to know the ending. It's the same feeling you get watching tv dramas that absolutely sucks, but still keeps watching while dropping it and picking it back up.

The art for Noblesse is known for being absolutely beautiful, I thought so too at first. However, that was because of my limited experience with manga. Yes, people have different styles, some suit my taste and some don't. But the thing with webcomics is that, they are amateurs. Not pros. The art is inconsistent, panels are simple and not thought out, and the tones are simple ugly gradients. If you haven't noticed, the author changed the style a few times already. It got better probably, but the anatomy still looks very awkward in my eyes. Well... that's to be expected for a manhwa, a webcomic too. And I don't exactly prefer her latest style...

On top of that, even if the setting is good, what happens is the author lacks the skill too keep it interesting all along. This is with regular manhwa too, they start out interesting, but along the way you get bored and tired of it. Often what I find with online chinese novels as well. As a result, the plotlines for webcomics end up really simple, there's nothing that can keep you going for a long time. I'm rather amazed how Noblesse turned out popular, and look how impossibly high that rating is...

I'm starting to think of this as more a drama that's dragging out than a manga... although quite a few manhwas and most webcomics are the same way. My conclusion is, this sucks, but while hating myself I'll continue to read it to kill time. In all my embarrassment that I'm actually reading something that's connected to Korea, I'm still curious of the next. Not eager, but curious.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 12:46am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by natines
January 10th, 2012, 7:29pm
At first I was like "It has colors, and the format is strange" since it was the first web comic I've read, then just after some chapters I was completely in love with the story. People may say that the characters don't grow, and when I read it I thought maybe the story wasn't good. But unlikely it gave me a very pleasant feeling and I could love each of them knowing they are like this, and the more I learned about them the more I liked.
Even though Rai is pretty much a different protagonist he doesn't lose to any shonen manga protagonist, with time I just fall in love with him. Frankenstein wasn't a problem either since he has the kind of personality I like. All the other characters who came afterwards pass me an incredible nice feeling and make me cheer for them. I like the fights and I read lots of shonem, so the fights are good and even though the fights of Noblesse aren't the usual "find the strength in you", but it doesn’t lose to other stories. The story is surprising, I mean, even though I'm not the type who guess what is going to happen I didn't find any clue of what was going to happen in the end. Noblesse has all the things I could hope for a shonen and more, it's original and addictive. Noblesse is worth reading if it's not a need. I approve completely!
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Invicible protagonist...   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
November 15th, 2011, 1:54pm
This is actually pretty rare in a shounen.

Usually, when starting a fight or meeting a new adversary, the typical protagonist is lagging behind at first, then he(she) is on the verge of destruction and despair and it seems that, really, this time, everyone is going to die, THEN he(she) gets a flash of inspiration and discovers a whole new and brilliant technique/sees his(her) nakama in great danger, and loses it, thus gaining super anger-related strength/lets some random philosophical principle resurface from the dephts of his(her) heart, and it gives him(her) peace of mind and the power to crush the villains, etc, etc.

HERE, the male lead is unbeatable from the start (pretty much godly, in fact) and each ennemy that comes at him (underestimating him, of course because that's a lot funnier!) miserably fails...
Well in its own way, it's quite refreshing. Sometimes it's good to just be the epic undisputed overlord.

Concerning the art, the plot, the (other) characters, and the rhythm, it's all nice, other reviewers have already sung the praises of all that, I agree about most of it.

And maybe it's also due to the outstanding efficiency of both the author (fast writing) and the scanlators (fast releases), but this is COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE, really.

(PS: I realized I may seem bitter in my description of typical shounen. Don't get me wrong! I love shounen. Not all are like that, and when they are, I love it! I was just exxagerating a bit to make my point. ^^)

... Last updated on November 15th, 2011, 2:10pm
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How i ended up reading this manga?   
Rating: N/A
by raminex
November 8th, 2011, 2:22am
This is a really interesting, awesome manga. I never thought i would end up reading. I wanna tell you guys how i ended up reading this manga. First i was looking through the list of adventure mangas. From such huge manga list, this one ended up at 10th place. Since it was at 10th place, i did not pay much attention. Then i just continue looking. The next day i went to find again at mangareader page. Then i saw the cover of this manga again, i was hesitating a little bit. And what got my attention was the expression of Rai. I think it had a psychological impact on me that's why i choose it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Krimson
November 1st, 2011, 3:07am
Initially I did not want to pick it.But it is finest pick so far! enjoyable story line, no sappy characters. It's amazing!

This might not be a manga for everyone, but, for those who develop a taste for it are in for a fun ride!

... Last updated on October 22nd, 2013, 7:27am
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So Awesome.   
Rating: N/A
by anime_lover122488
October 19th, 2011, 11:59am
Since this was getting so much attention, and me being a Korean, I decided to give it a shot, and I ended up catching up to the latest chapter in two sittings, not without a couple of sleep deprivations. Everything about this is just so great, the characters, plot, action, humor, and so on. There are so many facepalm moments (in a good way) that keeps you holding your gut, and the epic strength of the protagonists just keeps you on the toes, making you wonder just how long the enemies will last until their realization of powerlessness and impending doom.
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