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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.


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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
Korean Manga Translations
Ne Neko Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.26 c.205-207 (end) by A-Team (1445d ago)
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team (1492d ago)
v.26 c.199 by A-Team (1519d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
26 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

3 topics, 22 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (966 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2013, 4:52am PST

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

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Monthly Pos #622 decreased(-79)
3 Month Pos #468 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #486 increased(+41)

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? 760 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes ago
Manga ending discussion 1423 days, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) 2991 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes ago

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One of the best current manhwa... even if not available   
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by ghinzdra
March 14th, 2007, 4:59pm
What a pity ... one of the best current manhwa is not currently available for sale ! Watch out for fights depicted : they 're REALLY awesome! And do no expect the usual stuff about love , friendship etc... even if it's shonen , you must be aware that the 3 friends are cold blood killers and that they can carry out some very cruel tricks to win.

If you must read 3 mahnwas
- Priest
- Threads of Time
-and Ares
(forget Island this a bragging and overrated crap )

- fantastic character design : this spidery drawing is quite unique and depicts perfectly the youngness of the protagonists. It can easily turns you away if you lack of mind openness but it kicks ass! it fits the manhwa in the same way than the style of Priest fits this tough and hard story of curse and farwest.
- the BEST fights you can see in shonen : very imaginative and not encroached by some stupid ultimate technique (who said naruto...) : they don't talk they FIGHT ! and i never see a fight which reminds me a previous one .
If you like Mugen style in Cowboy Bebop you'll love Ares and Cygnus way of fighting.
- a developping plot : on the beginning it clearly was not the main asset of the manga but now many blackholes around characters have appeared arousing some interrogation .
It's a bit in the wake of Berserk golden age band of the hawk and its brotherhood with the upcoming of the breakup of the two main character .
- interesting character especially Micheal , a twisted bastard and yet one of the closest friend of the hero . They're all loosely based on mythological characters and they gain some depth from it .
- To wrap up all those thing the global feeling is very surprising for a shonen : some things which are depicted in the manhwa are clearly NOT the kind of things you'll expect . The heroes are cold blood killers and yet children , the sourness and biterness of their aging opponent is easily perceived . This mix between cruelty and innocence is astonishing.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2007, 5:05pm
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very good   
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by koryu976
March 2nd, 2007, 8:21pm
i like this a lot, but i don't like ariadne or michael all that much... love almost everyone else though... especially ares's master. very cool. can't wait to read more
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GolanTrevize
March 1st, 2007, 3:10pm
terrific manga, I love when kids fight and especially when they are extremely cool
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
February 21st, 2007, 4:42pm
Judging from 2 volumes worth of reading, it's only a decent manga. The art kinda blows. But the fights are kind of cool once you get into them a bit...

But the poor art brings it down a couple of notches.

edit: After reading it a bit further I must say that it's better than I thought initially. Takes a while to get into it but after 12 volumes it's pretty good.

Don't see how anyone could rate it a 10 though. 10 should be reserved for the legendary mangas... This ain't one of them.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2007, 7:50pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
January 19th, 2007, 8:33pm
i've only read the first two volumes so far but im hooked. try reading, you'll like it too.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by imhereformanga
January 13th, 2007, 8:06pm
just read up to ch 80 and its pretty awesome.

HOW THE **** CAN THIS HAVE A LOW RATING? aside from the art, its still well done and how can you guys give it a 7 or an 8?

... Last updated on March 5th, 2007, 7:40pm
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read it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
September 26th, 2006, 6:43am
What can I say exept go and read.
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kool manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Manmankyle
September 10th, 2006, 6:02pm
this is a good manga it certaintly is readable and has nice fight
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Michael is well made   
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by Chap
August 5th, 2006, 7:34pm
Nice fights... Michael is a very good character. My favorite.
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Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 4th, 2006, 7:49pm
Not very original in terms of characters or plot, but well done and certainly an enjoyable read. While not perfect its fairer to give this manwha a full 10 or definitely nothing below a 9.
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