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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 / English Version by Naver


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Easy Going Scans
LINE Webtoon
Manga Pirate

Latest Release(s)
c.428 by LINE Webtoon (3d ago)
c.427 by LINE Webtoon (10d ago)
c.426 by LINE Webtoon (17d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
426 Chapters (Ongoing)
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Season 1: 92 Chapters (Completed) 1~92
Season 2: 62 Chapters (Completed) 93~154
Season 3: 46 Chapters (Completed) 155~200
Season 4: 38 Chapters (Completed) 201~238
Season 5: 48 Chapters (Completed) 239~286
Season 6: 41 Chapters (Completed) 287~327
Season 7: 98 Chapters (Ongoing) 328~426+

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Chap 1
Ends at Chap 78 (Abridged)

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Noblesse by tsubasa22
Noblesse by strixflash

58 topics, 452 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1999 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
 52% (1038 votes)
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 3% (61 votes)

Last Updated
October 6th 2016, 8:08pm PST



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Original Publisher
Futabasha (License in Japan since 2015)
Naver (Korea)

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #97 decreased(-38)
Monthly Pos #61 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #67 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #70 decreased(-1)

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On 6658 reading lists
On 1332 wish lists
On 125 completed lists
On 237 unfinished lists
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Some cult following for this webtoon 88 days, 22 hours, 17 minutes ago
Noblesse Awakening! Official Animation! +New Spin-off series 258 days, 17 hours, 22 minutes ago
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Badass Main character!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bleach-No1-Manga
August 12th, 2012, 7:50am
Unlike other Shonen Cliche mangas this one has an Uber powered main character

i also like the sidekick characters Franky and MK4

Deserves the ratings and Popularity!
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The Artist who made this manhwa!   
Rating: N/A
by miamidori
July 17th, 2012, 4:12pm
OMG! I think i see the name Lee Gwang Soo (LOL), The 1st time i read it, yeahh it's Lee Gwang Su, but maybe different name in 'Su' (i forget too hehe).
what i want to say is, when i read it, i think its Lee Gwang Su in Running Man, ahahaha, *speechless at d 1st time* .
and then i tried to see the info of the artist, but its different person *hahahha*

when i read the artist name, i wanna try to read it 1st. i hope that the content not make me dissapointed ! smile Fighting both who make this manhwa!!
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Entertaining...but way overrated   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
July 10th, 2012, 10:55pm
The story is simple, which isn't a terrible thing, but don't expect anything particularly deep. Typical tropes abound, making enemies into friends, etc. For most of its run its been pretty much monster of the week fighting stronger and stronger opponents. Shounen action junkies should love it. I think it took the authors a bit of time to figure out where they wanted to take this story and actually develop one. Once we started to get close to the 200 chapter mark things started to develop, still it was a long wait. The art has its problems. For example, some of the characters have shadows on them, but they cast no shadows themselves. This is basic stuff. When you only have some of the panels colored, but lets say not the floor and of course no shadows the characters will look like they are floating. Someone seems to have discovered the blur tool in their image software and lost control. Everything in a background should not be blurred. Also some backgrounds jut into the foreground and if you blur that the result is that you have a sharp character that looks flat against a blurry background and some blurry foreground as well. Please use some restraint with that blur tool, you are overpowering your art with it. I could go on and on about weaknesses in the art. Their primary strength seems drawing bishies, which I must admit looks good. Some of the humor is entertaining, but very light which is a good way to describe the series. I think its a work in progress and the artists will undoubtedly get better considering how much work they are putting into it. Its light entertainment and fun entertainment, but nothing that deserves a 10. That's way overrating it. Right now its average maybe 6 to 7.
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Noblesse grows on you...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by melloh
June 12th, 2012, 10:16pm
I recently started reading Noblesse and I must say I am addicted. The art definitely gets better as the manhwa progresses and the story is developing nicely, though I must say at a slow rate. I agree with many of the reviewers that comment on Noblesse's slow pace. Even though I finished 238 chapters worth of the manhwa I feel that the story has just started to pick up. Character development also seems to be lacking now that I think about it, but I guess more than the main character developing, his already complex character is slowly being revealed? Though it has some faults there is just something about this manhwa that compels you to continue reading.
Also, the jokes in this manhwa are truly funny. I definitely had a good laugh throughout my time reading Noblesse.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2012, 10:19pm
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Why you must read Noblesse?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by saxenas1
May 29th, 2012, 1:49pm
Its Good but ....

1. Its awesomeness is wearing off, when they started again after the one month break the story background was awesome, to come back to present day with a different angle was too soon.

2. The same cliche battles, I want Rai to be beaten or someone to power up or something dramatic to happen.

Its still an awesome webtoon, but.... its like at 8.93 on a scale of awesomness out of 10.

... Last updated on September 12th, 2012, 6:32am
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Ranked #1 out of 1463 mangas read and reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ChocoKun
May 6th, 2012, 4:27pm
I understand Noblesse might not appeal to everyone, but the large number of votes and 66% all 10s speaks volume. With 1463 series read and reading, Im pretty sure I know the standard between a good, great, and epic manga. So chances are, you will love Noblesse

I say, if you haven't read Noblesse then you haven't truly read manga
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Tried it, but it's not up to par.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Cassiopea
May 4th, 2012, 1:10pm
I am trying to figure out what the whole appeal is to this truly is very simple.

The plot isn't really intriguing; it also felt too familiar, not entirely unique enough.

The male leads are painfully bishounen. Maybe I am just too old (Who knows, maybe I would have liked it back when I was 16?) but it wasn't for me. These guys are very sparkly emo pretty with eyeliner and piercings.

I will say that the art can feel quite fresh, much dibs to that, it's not like others. But sometimes the scenes can be tiresome or too "empty", and there are plenty of them. I agree with Ibleda about the webcomicy feel about the whole thing too.

I wonder if maybe the series was created to dip into a hype - offerring prettyness and a cliched storyline, thinking this was enough for a particular type of general audience. In a sense, dumbing down on purpose thinking it is for a dumbdowned group of readers. Which, in context, should feel a bit insulting.

If you do want a light, temporary and colourful read, then go for it, there is no harm in that. But if you are more interested in more a intricate, original, mature, and detailed plot with truly complex characters, reach for another series.

Additionally, if you are also a grown adult, reach for another series.

I'm sorry, but it is a bit overrated. I know some folks will likely feel all heated, defensive, throwing the usual silly "Haters" line, but have to say it like it is. (Funny how some people can get all fussy because others have legit opinions on why they don't like something. People who have read and disliked Noblesse have moved on with their lives, surely the fans can do the same thing instead of complaining or insulting)
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Deserving of its rating.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
May 1st, 2012, 1:57pm
Ive read quite a lot of manga, and still find the art beautiful. Also would like to mention I'm not a bishi loving fangirl either. The story has never really been boring either, it just has a slow and steady pace... which I appreciate instead of the rush and stagnation style that is prominent. Plus while some may think its stupid, the fact that they use natural humor of situations without making chars into ridiculous crackpots is refreshing. Its sad how many people jump on the "overrated" bandwagon for such ridiculous reasons. Most of noblesse is a fresh feeling from standard manga/manhwa, I think most of these negative review are probably just pompous wannabe hipsters who have to hate anything with a fanbase even if it deserves it.
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Overated - but good.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by se7a
April 18th, 2012, 11:29pm
This series is way overated. Probably thanks to the "bishies" and the vampire fad of nowadays. Or that the reading public for mangas are mostly simple minded teenagers, lol.

I for one do not follow such trends (that homo vampire thing) and bishies are just too meaningless for me. But ignoring that, the art is above average, - and if you consider that it is an web comic, pretty impressive. The plot is good, considering that you are reading an web comic for teenagers. But it gets boring fast with the "Everything in this manga seems to be just so amaziiinggg", like lilyann1984 said.

Skip this if you are looking for something more intelligent or mature, well-though-out or even manlier. If you aren't, you will surely love this.
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Think Outside the Box!   
Rating: N/A
by IndigoJuly
April 17th, 2012, 9:20am
Honestly, I am a lurker. I would have never made an account if I didn't read the comments for this web-comic-manwha. Yes it can be "over hyped" and in general, everything is a copy/similar to anything else. That's why there are genres. But all of the negativity that I see are all childish. As a particular user said, thought I am not sure how credible that makes me, I have read over 10 years of manga. Started off with Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and Naussica. Only recently have I been interested in manwha and webcomic though. This is not a manga. It a sense, not even a manwha. It is a web-comic that gets updated once a week. So of course it will be a dragging on of "what happens next?" type of story. Every web-comic is. The mentality created from reading manga which have a set number of pages to constitute a chapter, then volume, creates an illusion of solidarity. That does not allow the same comparison to a web-comic ffs. It's like comparing a movie to a tv series. The best you can get from a tv series is the previews and some episodes are better or worse than the last. In terms of story, yes, it isn't exactly wow/amazing but nowadays, not much wow/amaze me. But I do go "eek" because of how well drawn the characters are and the various moments that you appreciate it for. Perhaps I am generous in my 9 for my first post but I genuinely like this as it has the potential for a good story. As of this writing, I am on chapter 232 where things are picking up again.

It all boils down to: THIS is a korean web-comic. It comes out weekly, translated by the wonderful people over at EG. It is not a manga. It is even debate-able to not even be a manwha. It is in a long strip formatting that may affect how the story is written and planned out. Also, consider how many chapters are out. IE, whether you are following the story's twists and revelations as each chapter come out or you are allowed the sanity of reading it in one full swept. The result is quite different. Also, the men are mostly pretty. The humor is quirky. And seriously, just enjoy it and over analyze it.

Wow, that was short at all. In a summary of the supposedly summary... it is a korean web-comic that differs from ****ing conventional manga that we are used to.
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