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The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor  
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Description
The man forsaken by the world, the man a slave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined. Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3 billion 90 million won ($2.7 million), bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with new found resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road.
This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body and the talent of hard work backing him.
This is the legend of the lowest becoming the strongest. This is the legend of WEED.


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Note: Season 1 (Chapters 1-52) adapts up through volume 2 chapter 7 of the novel.

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Manhwa

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Associated Names
Dalbic Jogaksa
Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
Legendinis Mėnulio Apšviestas Skulptorius
달빛 조각사

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Game of Scanlation
Hyakkiyakou
Japtem
Lone Manga
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Latest Release(s)
c.117 by Meraki Scans about 1 year ago
c.116 by Meraki Scans about 1 year ago
c.115 by MangaCow about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
117 Chapters (On break)

Season 1: 53 Chapters (Complete) [0-52]
Season 2: 65 Chapters (Complete) [53-117]

Completely Scanlated?
No

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N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (358 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2018, 4:16pm PST


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Year
2015

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KakaoPage (Kakao)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tapastic (53 Chapters)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #18 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #24 increased(+6)
3 Month Pos #29 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #28 increased(+12)
Year Pos #58 increased(+84)

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On 314 wish lists
On 38 completed lists
On 48 unfinished lists
On 314 custom lists

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Pretty interesting with a fairly unusual character   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Seregosa
November 3rd, 2018, 8:02pm
This mc is, no doubt about it, quite unusual. He's greedy to ridiculous levels. He doesn't want to give anything anything unless he earns something from hit. He'll stoop to any level to get what he wants. It's pretty good, but it'd be nice if he was a bit smarter(he's not really smart at all although he's not stupid either, I've yet to see a single instance in this manga where he did anything that could truly be called brilliant in terms of brainpower) and wasn't as greedy or selfish as he tends to be sometimes. I like his traits, but sometimes it's overdone. I also can't understand why he'd whine about things like adding an egg to cheap ramen, an adition of around 200 won, far less than even a single dollar. Surely he should realize that his body is first priority if he's going to use it to play and earn money, right? But he doesn't. Oh, and he can be pretty petty and violent for no reason. I personally dislike his attitude against his summoned beings that serve him.

Anyway. The first season had pretty crappy art, a bit too realistic and dramatic for my taste. The second season had much more preferable art, well, until the last several chaptesr where the drawer decided to say "f*ck it" and copy-paste screenshots of bad game graphics into the background, the type of crap you'd see a more than a dozen years ago, chunky and polygonal. It really stood out and made things less amazing.

As for the characters, I guess they're pretty good. Can't say I hate any of them, at the same time I can also say that I don't care much about them. They can be funny when they show up but contribute with little else. The comedy is so-so, sometimes hilarious enough for me to laugh out loud, sometimes enough for me to smile and sometimes just not hitting home, missing completely. The comedy and light-heartedness is essentially what makes this an interesting enough manga(and novel) to read.

Overall, it was pretty good, at least I didn't feel bored when reading through all 2100+ pages in half a day. The setting is pretty interesting and it somehow works despite some flaws here and there. It's not anything truly exceptional though. I've read over 20 volumes of the novel version before deciding that it was turning to garbage and I wanted to drop it because it gave more boredom than enjoyment. This is what happens with unnecessarily long novels, they lose steam and crash, a crash that never seems to stop as it gets worse and worse. The author could've paced this differently and finished it in 20 volumes, going for more wasn't a good decision. Too bad he didn't. I actually feel like the manga is superior in many ways because it's much faster to read and we can see everything happening quickly. The novel is full to the brim with exposition and useless information that we never wanted to or needed to know. Some of it is nice, like details about his crafting and thoughts which we don't get to see here, but much is just sheer garbage.

So, I recommend the manga, it's a good and light read. If you've read the novel and wonders where season 2 ends, you should know where if I mention "grass porridge" and "tomb/pyramid". It never got to any romance parts yet, I guess some of that might happen in the next season.
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Completly disagree   
Rating: N/A
by tearsax
February 4th, 2018, 3:14pm
I have to completly disagree with some users comments about this being an inferior work compared to the novel coz it drops lots of details.

The novel have WAY TOO MUCH useless information, basically the author repeating one time after another after another after another how sad was the MCs childhood, how great he is now, how superior is he to everyone else, how he can do things better and faster than anyone else, how much of a moneygrubber he is, how every good guy respects him, every beautiful lady falls for him and anyone that oppose him has to be a bad guy.

The novel is a continuous, non stop, masturbation from the author to his own character. Its gross and sad at the same time and makes you lose A LOT of time reading the same thing one time after another. Believe me, it was CRYSTAL CLEAR that the protagonist had a sad childhood the first 100 times you said it, i dont need another 1000000 times ffs.

The adaptacion drops all that useless stuff and goes directly to the point.
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Can't keep it up   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
September 18th, 2017, 1:24pm
Leaving aside the terrible 2 or 3 first chapters, it started great, unfortunately it didn't last long, from the get-go there were some interesting stories, the depicting of the world, new characters, parties, interesting romance prospects and so on but soon enough this became as most every other similar manhwa, same concept, it's all about how awesome the MC is, and how powerful, and talented and how fast he learns, crafts, gains money, how all the world loves the MC (who is by the way a prick), etc. etc. etc., the posible romances make no further appearances, the secondary chars rarely get a few panes (expect the sword instructor) and there is a fight once every 20 chapters, the MC just keep doing boring stuff leveling all his ridiculous skills and so on. This reminds me too much of Gamer, it's better but still, I'm disappointed at how this progressed.
The good: Art-design, the game for a change is cool, I'd definitely play, the rules and skills are relatively consistent and I like the non mainstream class of the MC.
The bad: the things mentioned above. Time management in-game suck (the writer forgets this is a game, ej: no one would spend 3 month resting in a cave and just practicing skills; ej2: weeks to travel between cities. This are all real life time... leaving the MC aside people play games to have fun imagine sitting doing nothing hours to move arround). The chatting or whispering system logic is flawed again, it's a game, how come they can't speak in secret when wanted? Actually they can when far away, why can't they when they are close? The MC seams to have his leveling curve set apart just because he's the MC, he levels 5 (and eventually more) simultaneous crafting/gathering skills and in a few month reaches what the TOP players reached after over 1 year and few month in only 1 skill... Also, how can someone go 10 days straight without sleeping? the author is retarded... also his body is still fit after that, there are more.
Still it's probably the best MMORPG I read since Log Horizon (I watched the anime actually of that one).
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There is a reason why there are many who rates this on 8-10 rating, and yes, they are correct.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by charioles
August 30th, 2015, 3:59pm
Look at all those reviews below which are full of negativity and complain on how the adaptation story is too fast paced and that the art is bad.



Story side:
Well, I'll be fair here. The story adaptation is not that too much rushed. If you want to see some really rushed manga/webtoon adaptation, see Zhan Long, Overlord, and Doulu Dalu.

That said, this LMS adaptation is not that rushed, the story is upright close to the novel with only slight differences that's practically only flavor texts. Please don't say that the story is being "skipped", the correct term is "summarized". The reader of the adaptation will have around 80-90% content compared to novel readers and no major plot/content is skipped, so story-wise it's truly still acceptable.



For the art style side:
Those reviewers below complains that the art is mediocre, characters not like the depiction in the novel, and such.

Well, Although it's not the best ever, this adaptation is by far really well-made. I mean, see Doulu Dalu & Coiling Dragon/Panlong adaptation then I dare you to come back here and complain again. In case you still say that the art in this LMS adaptation is poor, then you people are being ungrateful bastards.

Look, it's in full-color, and unlike other adaptation where even old men have baby face, this one clearly show actual facial line that's rich in expression.



Someone actually complain that MC's depiction is different than what the novel depicted. Apparently he/she thought that MC is a big, muscular athlete.

Then on my understanding, MC is not depicted as big muscular guy at all in the novel, well duh, *minor SPOILER alert* the big muscular guys are his dojo mates... MC really was depicted as athletic and has stamina, but he never was depicted as big brawny guy. Although he does dojo training, it would not make him a big muscular guy with ripped-chest and visible bicep. He is clearly depicted as your average around 20yo korean gamer boy on appearance, and yeah the novel stated that he does not look handsome but also not ugly.

If you still complain that the art is ridiculous, I dare you again, go read Coiling Dragon adaptation. Now that's what I'd call "bad art style" that miss the novel depiction by a huge margin which will make fans cry when they see it. The artist of Coiling Dragon's adaptation is like a Stormtrooper and the artist of LMS adaptation is like a Boba Fett. Don't you even dare to put them on the same league.
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Shrug   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
June 23rd, 2015, 10:45pm
The artwork is technically lovely. Whoever is adapting this series has a good deal of skill, but the problem is that he's really just not a very good storyteller. The dialogue and exposition are really over-simplified, as if talking down to the reader (like I don't know what a quest is!!), and I would almost rather the beautiful paintings weren't quite so beautiful, since that leads to a lot of panels where people are just posing around for the sake of looking good.

As others have mentioned, Weed is also really a little too boyish. His character is a grown man in his early twenties, who does martial arts and a good deal of physical, blue-collar labour work - hardly a pretty boy - and this is rather jarring.

Basically, while I did expect the adaptation to cut a good deal of detail from the novel, part of being a good adaptation is knowing how to portray the same story in a different way. This adaptation would probably do better as a series of illustrations for the novel, and not so much a story on its own.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2015, 11:04pm
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Art doesn't do justice to the characters   
Rating: N/A
by junaid_9j
May 19th, 2015, 1:23am
Although I like the adaptations I must say the art is below average. Although Kim Tae-Hyung had average art in Planet Blood the art got degraded in this one...with winks often showing on characters expressions and many times mouth and nose missing ....the only reaction i can get from their character depiction is =.=
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Disappointing   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mercio
April 13th, 2015, 12:50pm
The art is not as great as I thought it would be. The story well, it's rushed. They skipped the part that made the story flow so well. I get if you skipped unimportant stuff but this is just too much. I've read a few webtoon adaptation of a novel non of them are this bad. The thing that made me read and re-read the novel is not there.

----UPDATE-----

@charioles

No, the story is rushed. I guess they were on a deadline or something. Yes, you can still understand the story but the feelings that we novel readers felt is gone. It's like watching a movie adaptation at 10x the speed.

And the art is terrible because of the hype before the release. You compare this to a chinese manhua adaptation that is made for kids. The story and characters were made "kid friendly". It was deliberately done that way. Cutesy art and stuff...

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Because the novel is so good people have really high expectation for the webtoon. It didn't live up to the hype and failed still it manage to attract new fans (Non book reader fans...) and some people who actually read the novel still enjoy the webtoon. It just failed a lot of the Novel readers who expect something more.

On side note regarding the MC physical build. Do you remember the MT part in the novel? He lifted logs and others were commenting on his muscular body. He's not BIG MUSCULAR but he's SUPER FIT. Also he's looks too cute and round in this webtoon.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2015, 4:05pm
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Great story not as good adaption   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by thevampirate
March 23rd, 2015, 9:01pm
Cakeland had it right. This version is very rushed and they drop a lot of details and simplify the story for time constraints. The art is way off from the novels illustrations and it makes weed look like a wimpy kid instead of the older athletic man that he is. The at the core the of everything story is still good and if you enjoy what you read (or even if you don't) give the light novel a shot its about 300 translated chapters ahead and has a much better story where the pacing isn't so rushed. I like LMS but I'm not sold on this version.

While this version isnt as bad as the Terrible Coiling dragon with its cutsey art style and complete Rewrites of events and characters or Douluo Dalu's modifications to the story to make it child friendly. It's still not Good its just average. Also if you think Weed isnt muscular look at the Manhua's novels. he is muscular, he may not be as muscular as the geomanchi but he's defiantly not a pipsqueak that they show him to be. Also his age is quite far off when he goes to college as a freshman everyone thinks he's a senior student if the webtoon version walked into college I'd think that he was a highschooler on a tour.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2015, 9:42pm
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Rushed   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by cakeland
March 13th, 2015, 6:01pm
So far, the story is rushed (compared to the book). The book's best aspect is character development. The webtoon does none of this. Everyone looks pretty as well, a bit contrary to the book.
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Awesome webtoon adaption   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Drageath
March 9th, 2015, 5:24am
This is looking to be an extremely promising webtoon. Hopefully it will live up to the epic story its based on. But even if it doesn't, it will still be a great read. I love this Korean Lord of the Rings.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2015, 5:24am
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