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Ares  
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Description
The story takes place in an era similar to that of ancient Rome in a country called Chronos. It follows a group known as the Temple Mercenaries. In particular, the manhwa is about Ares, Michael and Baroona, three young warriors with mysterious pasts and surpassing skills...

The manhwa is notable for its subtle use of anachronistic elements (Ares' shoes are similar to that of classic Adidas), as well as very dynamic and fluid action sequences.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Странствующий воин Арес
떠돌이 용병 아레스
떠돌이 용병 ARES
Ddeo-dol-i Yong-byeong Ares
Kiếm sĩ lang thang
Vagrant Soldier Ares

Groups Scanlating
A-Team
Korean Manga Translations
Ne Neko Scans
Nibo
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Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.205-207 (end) by A-Team (1256d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1303d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1330d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (950 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
10
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4+
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2013, 4:52am PST

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Year
2001

Original Publisher
BB Comics (vols 1-26)
Seju Cultural Co., Ltd (vols 1-17)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #499 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #460 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #501 increased(+60)
6 Month Pos #497 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 1881 reading lists
On 1066 wish lists
On 1470 completed lists
On 136 unfinished lists
On 353 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 571 days, 16 hours, 3 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1234 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2802 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by kiron216
January 13th, 2009, 9:56pm
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The only decent character (Hell hes above decent he's f-ing awesome is Kiron who is Ares's dead master. Its also has an incredible impact when Kiron as accomplished as he is states that his life's mission was to put a sword in the hand of Ares. Ares himself is annoying and has one eyeball which is a constant reminder as to how unrealistic this manga this sometimes is. Depth perception is important damn it, its not something you can overcome with skill and willpower. Better than most but thats not saying much when it comes to manga. I've waded through to the letter N on onemanga and there are many mangas better than this one. If it wasn't for kirus kiron and michael this manga would get a 7.

As a sidenote I think many people say that ares is the best shonen manga out there because when they start experimenting with other mangas (besides bleach and naruto even though I think naruto is better than this manga. Bleach sucks period. If you think bleach is the best then you're only paying attention to artwork and tite kubo's fashion sense and his fame is as ridiculous as Picasso's and that Asian singer from American idol) they start with A and with such a tiny range of samples come to the conclusion that it is the best shonen manga out there. It isn't. Its good but it isn't the best to name a few others that are better there is vagabond, hajime no ippo (the best manga ever), majin tentei nougami neuro(debatable for this one), Biomega (a kickass manga that steadily gets weirder. Best action stunts I have ever seen). Those are the ones I can think of off of the top of my head anyways.


... Last updated on January 13th, 2009, 10:08pm
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close your eyes and feel the heat of your computer   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by krosko
December 13th, 2008, 2:45pm
What is Ares ?

Ares is THE shounen, THE ultimate comics.... that's all^^
More seriously ares is really the best comic that i have ever read (I use comic because i mean any kind of comic that exist eastern like western kind).

The art is one of the point people say that it's bad but it's not, it's just different and it's really good, well if you spend all your time reading japanese mainstream shounen (bleach, naruto...) you will find it strange but after the first volume you will love it, it express the feeling of the personnage so well, the fight are splendid and without super-power-of-the-death-if-i-use-it-i-win like in huh... naruto, bleach^^

About the story... here too it's really good, the story begin from nowhere and continue using the element you read before unlike other manga where the story continue with element who come from nowhere... no it come from the past of some guy... no i don't speak about naruto, no, no...'^^.

PS: i don't have anything against naruto or bleach.
I like to read useless junk from time to time too, it make me dream that in a few years i could become an author.
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epic level   
Rating: N/A
by dwennon
December 10th, 2008, 10:19pm
this series is so great the story, drama, action, and art which gives it a gritty live feel, and the bad guy they reveal later is just someone that you really like to hate, and for good reason, with a main character who is probably manwha jesus for what he does
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Worth reading   
Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 9th, 2008, 11:22am
However it's just at such a crucial and confusing point right now that lacking updates is unforgivable sad Not a single one since June.

Worth a read though, very beautiful art portraying fluid fighting.

IS VERY NICE! (borat thumbs up)
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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by itzshux2
July 4th, 2008, 5:24pm
at first, the art is unique, and different from what are in most mangas, but it grows on u. its actually pretty cool after u read the first few chapters. the story line is probably the best thing about this manga, the fights come one after another. the characters are unique and each of them are amazing in their own way. it is TOTALLY a book worth reading biggrin
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Best Ever   
Rating: N/A
by Rikarion
June 27th, 2008, 11:24am
ARES is the Best Ever. Best along any other manwa

This is sure thing, and I propose also> best Manga ever...com'on, for me it is just the best "oeuvre", piece of art, ever made. A mong Stanley Kubrick's movies, Door's, nirvana, Joy division music's, Feodor Dostoievski books, and Muhamad Ali Fight Rumble in The Jungle against Foreman , Lol, SUre thing for me.
When I observe the face of this manwa heroes I see so many things revealing their spirit of the moment, same thing as the ares' eye that change completely when he becomes deadly; is it not magical? ART is the best. I was caught directly. It so lively.
Plot? Incredible, no time to lose, evry next fight come one after another beetween some funny moment of relax or revelation that are also realllyy cool. Fight design are so great, movement, speed, charisma. Actually, Flashback, about Genasis is so greaaaaaat.

There's PURE GENIUS about this Ryu Geum Chel.

RYU GEUM CHEL a name to remember.

There are not much many man like him alive.
Best thing is I know that this manwa is still long where i am up to now (chap 119) and I know that it continues to be incredible (seen and agrreed on diverse forum). VERy bad thing is slow translation, driving me crazy, but I thank them thousands time more, of course
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saved by the art, mostly   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by Akaila
April 29th, 2008, 1:49pm
I can hardly believe those who say that they like Ares despite the art - I can't really see the absolute great story in Ares, actually, it's a more standard shounen manga, as all of the protaganists are pretty strong, with a bone-breaking past, battles with some blood and a lot of will-power, which is all rather clichè. Not to say that the story is completely bad, though. It's just that there are a lot of shounen clichès there. If you really hate that, you might not want to read this. However, to me, Ares is largely saved by it's art. The drawings are completely different from everything you've ever seen before, and match the story very well. It shows no sign of detorerating, like in Naruto (and Ares has a much better basis). Because the art is so original, unique and good, many of the clichès don't feel so bad, and are therefore much more tolerable. If you only have interest in the standard manga style, and dislike shounen cliches, you'll probably not enjoy this manhwa. Otherwise, it's worth to check out, as it's pretty good. P.S: As for the philosphical part Kiron talked about, it's not much there. At all. It's pretty much all shounen, and at the vert least Naruto was more philosphical than Ares (in the beginning of N. that is). Come on, read battle angel or something if you want something philosophical.
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This manga is fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kiron-
April 1st, 2008, 12:00am
First of all I'd like to clarify something. The art isn't "sub average" or " decent" or
any other degrading term everyone wants to tag it with. To begin with its above average and once you're engaged (several volumes into it) into the story it's absolutely stunning. Not only is detailed but the art is symbolic. It uses frames angles and graphic images in order to make the story that much more engaging.

Heres an example of his art. He doesn't cut corners either. The only time I've felt disappointed was with the Cygnus vs Ares fight and it turned out that was worse than usual because of unusual humidity that wouldn't allow him to concentrate on his work.
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/72/22-23/
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/77/29-30/
spoilers on the next one
http://www.onemanga.com/Ares/57/02/

The story itself is impressive. You'll almost never hear me say that about a manga. A manga is for the most part a japanese comic that has the artist and the writer be one in the same instead of seperate individuals like in the United States or Europe. If the artist happens to also be a gifted writer (exceedingly rare) then the manga is an artistic success (there are many mainstream mangas that aren't even though they do happen to be commercial succeses).

The story is slow to start with but becomes a true gem as it progresses. Its similar to cowboy bebop which introduces the characters and then reveals an extraordinary unbecoming past for each individual. Don't take the series at face value. You might be expecting a graphic One Piece rip off from the initial impression that the first chapter tends to have. Don't. This manga is much better and brings new meaning to the phrase you can't judge a book by its cover.

Also I've read many mangas and the philosophy in this one is the closest thing resembling the truth that I've seen so far. (Its not tolstoy but its certainly acceptable)

Side Note(skip if you don't want to read. Its rather lengthy):
Some series have the most ridiculous explanations for human behavior. Tite Kubo went as far as to suggest that the difference between a king and his horse was instinct. He failed to mention that a human is a million times smarter than a horse and can therefore capture enslave and manipulate their primal instincts into serving him (By feeding him when he's done good and punishing when he's done bad. conditioning.). Its the ability thats different, certainly not instinct. Our primal instincts are almost a carbon copy of a horses. No such philosophical pitfalls here (In ares).

I've read one piece, death note, bleach naruto, tenjho tenge, Prince of Tennis, Full Metal alchemist and many other mangas but nothing that made me want to write a review as much as this one. The fact that its probably the best manga I've read coupled with how undervalued it is made me create an account on this website. All of the volumes on one manga amount to about a 300 page book. It took me a day and a half to read and I absolutely love it. Everyone should read this manga or at least sample it. Don't be fooled by the initial appearance though. This manga becomes better as it progresses. Almost like the artist had never drawn a manga prior to this.
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great manga   
Rating: N/A
by blue183
January 26th, 2008, 10:18am
art my be wierd, but it will grow on you. the fights are very very good, and diffrent from any other manga. the story is also geting very good
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weird art, rest is top   
Rating: N/A
by fiva55
October 27th, 2007, 1:08pm
Hmm i will be short, if art is the main point why you like a manga, i think you should skip this, but if you dont mind a little weird art, ares is pretty good. You will get use to the art anyway ^^
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