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The Breaker: New Waves  
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In the aftermath of the desperate battle between Goomoonryong and the Martial Arts Alliance -- Yi Shioon's ki-center was destroyed by his own master Goomoonryong, leaving him unable to practice martial arts...

Even though Shioon is no longer a murim-in, more assailants continue to pursue him. Through his encounter with Goomoonryong, the bullied boy has grown in to a respectable man. However, Shioon must now learn to survive in this chilly world of Murim without his master...

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Related Series
The Breaker (Prequel)

Associated Names
Сокрушитель: Новые волны
The Breaker 2
The Breaker New Waves
The Breaker: NW
The Breaker: Part 2

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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1524 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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March 12th 2014, 9:15am PST

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Daiwon (paperback volumes)
Daum (digital)

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Daum (Daum)

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Weekly Pos #49 decreased(-32)
Monthly Pos #4 increased(+1)
3 Month Pos #5 increased(+1)
6 Month Pos #4 decreased(-1)

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What is up with this guy? 121 days, 6 hours, 2 minutes ago
Hiatus? 253 days, 20 hours, 16 minutes ago
Am I supposed to read The Breaker before New Waves? 348 days, 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
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The Breaker: wuxia culture 389 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes ago

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k at best   
Rating: N/A
by gregis
September 2nd, 2011, 5:44am
i loved "the breaker" and followed this one because of it but seriously so damn slow its a second edition it should have no need to explain so much and there should be more speed. just read ch 42 its crazy that it managed to give almost no information and the guy isnt even close to being ready to fight even though it has about half of all chs that the breaker did
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Love it!   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by JacobMcClean
August 26th, 2011, 10:50am
I loved the first series but im not too sure on this one, its gotten better and it seems it's going to get better yet. Its still not as good as the first series but is getting closer, you must remember this is still a hell of a lot better than the average popular manhwa/manga.

I'm still hoping Nine arts is a good guy or someone is impersonating him and he will come back as a good guy and im pretty sure one of those scenarios will be revealed to be true.

... Last updated on August 26th, 2011, 10:50am
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Not good at all   
Rating: 4.3 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
July 24th, 2011, 11:38am
The first series was pretty good but sucked near the end. This one is just deplorable. good guys are now bad guys, the characters are weak, great characters from the first series are completely gone, and the writing plays right to the lowest common denominator. Don't waste your time, just forget about ever reading this; It'll do you good.
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The reset will annoy some (many), but it's still good   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by alphaGulp
July 23rd, 2011, 12:25pm
If you think back to the first series, you'll remember that it took FOR EVER for the freaking story to move on from examination of the protagonist getting abused by the bully. In the end, we (action/development fans) all know it was well worth the wait, and I'd say the same will prove to be true in this series as well.

Already now (chap 36) we have seen fun developments and I like how the protagonist keeps thinking, how he changes his mind as a result of his environment, and especially how he serves as a positive role model, especially given the rotten world we live in: we may all be small peeps, but we can all grow and improve if we want and we can fight to make the world a better place smile
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i can't handle it   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by yuno19
July 22nd, 2011, 1:00pm
i can't understand why so many people give it such a high score. yes, the original breaker is cool, quite dark, and despite unconnected story elements (or maybe, yet to be explained) still being a page turner. the sequel, in the miserable contrary, has nothing really nice happened. i've waited until teens of chapter, i can't handle the boredom, i dropped it. i check it again at 36th, no luck. this title is now nothing but pictures of beautified girls and boys. just like korean pop entertainment as i know it, "it herp so much it derp."
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Sadly not a Seinen anymore   
Rating: N/A
by manslayer
July 19th, 2011, 2:47pm
I honestly hate the mangaka, because he turned it after a seinen into a shounen. The Breaker was darker and more mature than this sequel and i liked it. But The Breaker NW is so fucking annoying shounen if you compare it with the prequel
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getting awesome   
Rating: N/A
by bluesoul
June 10th, 2011, 10:29am
1-20 was boring after that it gets really good and i like the concept of how he can have his power back temporarily or maybe permanently o.O idk... but its getting good i just hate these cliff hangers though D:
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The first 15 so 20 chapters were kind of slow, but aferwards it,s getting better and better   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kjellv
June 3rd, 2011, 8:08am
just readed chapter 32 and, it's kind of funny and baddass at the same time bigrazz biggrin , I am wondering if shioon becomes his old self a little more after getting punched through a window bigrazz smile , but it's a masterpiece of a manga biggrin

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2011, 8:10am
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Was decent, now starting to drag   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
May 31st, 2011, 10:58pm
The first Breaker was pretty great and it started off with a lot of humor. Goomoonryong acted like the classic pervy sensei who also dispensed tough love on Shioon. The series pretty much had Shioon getting his butt kicked most of the time and the action didn't really become epic until the end. It also had some tragedy with certain characters dying. The story was really about the master and student relationship which included Shioon and his master and Goomoonryong and his master too.

New Waves takes place within a few weeks after that climactic battle. This story of course focuses on new characters as well as Shioon. So I expect somethings to take time to flesh out. The story seems in part dealing with the story behind the Sunwoo clan which was severely weakened because some had supported Goomoonryong after the famous tournament (this was first mentioned in the original Breaker). Its going to take time for Shioon to develop new abilities (as of chapter 29 we seem to have gotten a hint where this is going), introduce new characters and I'm sure reintroduce old ones from the original breaker. We may see Sosul reappear but I'm sure it will take time for her to get healthy and that will probably be later than sooner.

So far New Waves is not bad. Shioon is finally showing some backbone and he seems to be developing a potential harem (Sahee, Sosul, Jini, etc.). My only complaints are that we don't see enough of Sahee. Shioon goes thru a lot to protect her, and he credits her and his master as changing him but she's almost never around. My other complaint is he may be developing the talent of making people like him or changing people, this sounds a little too Naruto-like. Its also not quite as funny as the first chapters in the original and I think the story is a little choppy having moved to a weekly schedule. I tend to wait until there is 4-5 chapters out and read them together and I find the story is a bit smoother that way.

However, I do not find it boring. I think it still has a lot of potential. Some of the critics here seem to forget it wasn't action every chapter in the first Breaker and Shioon was a punching bag for most of that series. However, he put up a helluva fight towards the end of that series. If people just want endless fighting chapter after chapter (sometimes hundreds of chapters) with no character development or almost no plot beyond "he's the bad guy, must beat him up!" Then go ahead and read Bleach or Dragonball there's plenty of that in those manga. Me? I will stick with New Waves and give the author and artist a chance to develop the story, they deserve the chance after creating the excellent original.

As of now I will give it a 9, subject to change if the series gets better or takes a nose dive.
Ok, so it was starting to look up briefly (Shioon's fight with sword boy was pretty good), but now that I'm at chapter 75 I'm wondering if its ever going to stop dragging. I think the new weekly format might be really hurting it. The original Breaker had a good balance of comedy, action and drama. I'm finding the comedy in NW lame, the action meh, and the drama forced. I'm downgrading it to an 8 and we will see if it continues to drop or if it can right itself.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2012, 8:40am
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Slow But Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Whimsical
May 25th, 2011, 8:46pm
I've loved this series since reading part 1 and I actually think that the pace for part two is perfect. It sort of reads like a novel and I like how the author slowly sets things up. Of course, waiting for Shioon to get his powers back can be nerve-racking but we finally see the beginning of this in the recent chapters. I do wish that the author had super powers as well though. Then we could get 10 chapters a week. *coughs*
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