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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: New Waves

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c.199 by A-Team (1d ago)
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c.198 by A-Team (8d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1657 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 7th 2015, 11:27pm PST



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Original Publisher
Daiwon (paperback volumes)
Daum (digital)

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Daum (Daum)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #72 (No change)
Monthly Pos #55 decreased(-19)
3 Month Pos #28 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #27 decreased(-3)

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yi shioon questions. SPOIL IT FOR ME 181 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
The Breaker: New Waves? 316 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes ago
What is up with this guy? 488 days, 9 hours, 57 minutes ago
Hiatus? 621 days, 0 hours, 11 minutes ago
Am I supposed to read The Breaker before New Waves? 716 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes ago

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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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Rating: 2.5 / 10.0
by shmigelpuf
May 7th, 2011, 4:42pm
So overrated just because the 1st one was good. .Well i don't know about your opinion but for me. . this is really boring now. . slow plot development, stupid kid protagonist(i miss the sensei) and other yada yada yada. . unless they do something mind blowing. . i might drop this soon(already dropped it). . the author isnt really good at making the readers want to look forward to what happens next cause even the cliff hangers suck!. .

... Last updated on November 30th, 2011, 9:52pm
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Patience-less idiots   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Xenophon
May 4th, 2011, 9:00pm
To all the retards who are complaining about "slow" plot development and "lame" characters, please move out of America. Learn to enjoy the full game and don't just thrive on the highlights.

NW is not just about Shioon. It's also about Jini. It's about the Murim and the Murim world. If Shioon could just recover from the "destruction" of his Ki centre that quickly, there would not be much point in it, right? If you want to complain about dodgy plots and plot-points, complain about the rather contrived point of how Shioon got access to the SunWoo medicine ball in the prequel or with the whole SUC business in this sequel.
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about the bad critics   
Rating: N/A
by jelzin89
April 30th, 2011, 4:48pm
I can't understand where your problem lies.the serialization was increased from monthly to weekly so of course the development will be slower.I think some people should consider this fact before saying the manhwa turned bad suddenly.
I don't agree that shion has regressed to the sissy he was in th breaker 1.he isn't back to being a coward he just hasn't the power to be awesome in an ordinary way like beating up people left an right.
the manhwa couldn't continue with his insane growth since it would have become boring very soon and the amount of possible chapters would also decrease by far.
It is false that there is no character-development but the focus isn't on shion right now since he developed so much in the breaker 1.the characters around him are developing since they weren't introduced before.shion will probably develop further when he has to make decisions as the sun-woo clan-leader for which the "political" situation of his world has to be explained first what is done right now.
For the thing "teenagers who save the world"'s a bit nervewrecking but the older and therefore stronger murim-in can't be made to take him full with a broken ki-center so his enemies can,at first,only be enemies of his master or people his own age.
the manhwa has much potential so it is a bit rash and unfair to abandon it just like that
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Enough is Enough   
Rating: N/A
by Baka Rocky
April 29th, 2011, 12:14pm
I'm officially putting Breaker New Waves on my hold list.
27 chapters in and he's still like this!?!?!
I'm sick of excitedly expecting each new release to bring awesome news and being let down EVERY TIME! I'll come back to this Manwha in a few months and hope that the author has made something happen.
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Are you kidding me!!!!???!!!!   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by damnice
April 29th, 2011, 11:08am
We are past chapter 27 and still it's boring as hell...! Nothing like the prequel, The Breaker. We know Shioon will be able to do martial arts again and somehow his ki center will heal or something exceptional like he'll be able to use his ki eventhough his ki center is broken.....

But just get on with it already!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's frustrating to wait for the inevitable for soooooooooooo long! And i want Chunwoo/Goomoonryong back simply 'cos he was badass+ goofy that made this manhwa entertaining.... now it's just one sloppy chapter after another trying to drag out the time when we finally get to see Shioon in his full powerful glory...!
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