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Noblesse  
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Description
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 / Original English Version

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
Noblesse S (Novel) (Side Story)

Associated Names
Дворянство
النبلاء
大貴族
โนเบลส
노블레스
Kilmingieji

Groups Scanlating
Easy Going Scans
LINE Webtoon
Manga Pirate
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Latest Release(s)
c.369 by LINE Webtoon (4d ago)
c.368 by LINE Webtoon (11d ago)
c.367 by LINE Webtoon (18d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
362 Chapters (Ongoing)
16 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Noblesse by tsubasa22
Noblesse by strixflash

Forum
55 topics, 422 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1899 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.86 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
August 19th 2015, 12:49pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #197 increased(+14)
Monthly Pos #172 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #164 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #153 decreased(-18)

List Stats
On 6392 reading lists
On 1278 wish lists
On 196 unfinished lists
On 662 custom lists

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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 series...it 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 is...in 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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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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Errrr....   
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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Average   
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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