Username/Email: Password:
Manga Info
Reborn as a Scholar  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
A martial artist, claiming himself to be a "murderer" is defeated by a suicide attack in battle and is reborn as a first born child to a local lord. Having a fresh start, a warm family and a little sister to protect - he decides to become a better person in his new life.

Original Webtoon

Official Translation:
English, Indonesian, Japanese, S.Chinese


Related Series

Associated Names
Reinkarnasi Sang Pendekar
The Scholar's Reincarnation
The Scholarly Reincarnation

Groups Scanlating
Hatigarm Scans
Mango Translation's
Meraki Scans

Latest Release(s)

in Country of Origin
181 Chapters (Ongoing)

S1: 37 Chapters (1~37)
S2: 39 Chapters (38~76)
S3: 37 Chapters (77~110)
S4: 39 Chapters (111~149)
S5: 29 Chapters (Ongoing) 150~

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (252 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 10th 2021, 11:32pm PST



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
KakaoPage (Kakao)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #192 increased(+52)
Monthly Pos #275 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #198 increased(+47)
6 Month Pos #232 increased(+6)
Year Pos #255 increased(+99)

List Stats
On 1816 reading lists
On 239 wish lists
On 46 unfinished lists
On 259 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preload xmark preload xmark preload
User Comments  [ Order by usefulness ]
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
by tiankioo
October 18th, 2021, 9:37pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Interesting start, seasons 3 and 4 are boring, but it picks back up afterward at the end of season 4 and start of season 5. Guy below me is a massive chode. Obviously, your opinion is the only correct one and anyone else is an idiot.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2021, 11:26pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
All of the top comments are idiots. Here is why  
by Trek184
March 12th, 2021, 2:33am
Rating: N/A
Okay, so even the top comments that "like the story" dont appear to have read since they say things that straight up Aren't true. The main character reveals his identity as a reincarnator to a number of former allies and enemies. Directly contracting the top comments. I won't argue with the people who say the story is bland, I dont think it is but that's a taste thing. I think slice of life is bland and repetitive but others don't. See what I'm getting at here?

Mainly I want to make clear that the MC's reincarnation is a major ongoing plot point. Previously he was feared and hated and now the he has spent over a decade with a loving family he has changed.

To the person who said that once he begins to travel the story goes stale... I declare you an idiot.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Bland story, boring characters and cringy MC  
by deathcoy
September 17th, 2020, 9:31am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Theres a couple of demonic cultivator master reincarnated and became the good guy but with PTSD kinda manga & novels out there but this one is different in that it has a slice of life mixed in.

I generally don't like the bad guy turn over a new leaf and maybe the past catches up to him, that whole shenanigan. The whole story and premise more often than not feels so contrived with boring narrative that gets pigeonholed into the cliche plot development troupes. Furthermore righteous & upright MCs that only kill to protect but shielded by incredulous plot armor are usually the most one dimensional characters with narrow character development, are immature and naive. Plot and all the characters can only go down 1 predictable way.

Art is really good and i do somewhat enjoy the slice of life segments and banter though they are cringe worthy at times. However the plot, the character development for MC and supporting cast end up lacking, reasons mentioned above. Moreover manhwa dwells too much on the righteousness & justice plus the greater power, greater responsibility debate, its annoying shounen level philosophical crap. I guess author tried to live up to the 'Scholar' in the manhwa title but the execution is pretty bad, i'd describe it as immature.

Theres also the fact when MC reincarnates(still retains memories etc), he somehow regressed into a retard childish personality(and mentally too). Can you imagine a 100 year old grandpa trying to act cute like a friggin child? Cringe as hell, it gets better as he grew up, barely, but damn he is still childish trying to be daddy's boy even as an grown ass adult(i kid you not!!!). Seriously whut?!?! Gave me fatal goosebumps. This is my greatest pet peeve with this manhwa, a grown man with decades of experience, harden personality, went through lots of tempering and hardship, stepped into the boundary of the highest power etc, just lost his mind and turned into a cringed filled abomination of a childish immature brat, its disgusting and repulsive. The author wanted to go for a carefree, happy go lucky character with comedic elements but he missed the mark by a few lightyears. If theres a reason not read this manhwa, this is definitely it!!!

This also means the plot moves at a snail's pace as quite a lot of chapters are dedicated to the growing up phase and especially slice of life episodes. Also, author should have just dropped the reincarnation theme, cos usually it ends up being an afterthought and don't get much attention later on.

That said i do like the creative ways the MC plays around with his opponents and makes a fool of them but thats the only thing i like about him. Also the state of the murim world is pretty much at peace, different from the chaotic & perilous murim in other manga/novels. It is a refreshing change but also means that story gets quite boring and dull because well, its too peaceful cos nothing much happens. In my honest opinion, author should have squeezed in more political turmoil and power struggle in the shadows(plot is really begging for it) to make the story actually feel like its progressing and also to add some spicy to the already bland storyline.

As a light hearted martial world story with a side of slice of life, this is a barely OK read. If you expect a more engaging story or looking for something serious or different, then you'll be severely disappointed. The concept has potential but the execution is horrible.

... Last updated on September 17th, 2020, 11:50pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by rorikon
October 31st, 2019, 5:47pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
I don't understand what all the praise is about. I read 25 chapters and nothing really happened. I don't care to read a slice of life about a young lord. Also the main character acts way different than his supposed badass past.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2019, 8:10pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Very good  
by PZcolo
January 9th, 2019, 6:19am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Definitely among the best reincarnation stories imo. The world is set in an old Korea style setting with impressive martial arts, so murim with no cultivation or magic (so far at least), so being the MC a reincarnation of the previous strongest man on earth and him starting practice martial arts sice 3-4 years old, its actually believable that he is very powerful when reaching adulthood, that's a big plus.
The story is progressing slowly which might be an issue for many but I don't mind and has been slowly setting the world and players of the story. There is clearly a story unfolding regarding the princess but it's too soon to know anything.
The second is that the MC is good, he doesn't go overboard bragging, doesn't go on killing rampages, is measured and hides his talent while doing the "dirty work" behind the scenes maintaining a low profile and he uses his brain for a change, also, he may sound like a goody two shoes but he's quite brutal at times and doesn't flinch from killing which is always a plus in my book. Furthermore, his interactions with other chars are interesting and feel natural, well except for that pathetic guard that should have been fired in the first 10ch or so. As for ohkimch comment regarding sexism, all I can say is "what do you expect?" this is not set in modern age, equality of gender didn't compute in those times, I would actually say they are quite liberal given the setting.
Last but not least, the artstyle is very good, the flow is good and the use of it for comedy is both funny and charming/cute.
All in all, this is one of my favourite manhwas at the moment and really hope it can keep it up.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
by ohkimch
April 11th, 2018, 4:46pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Art is nice, and the comedic expressions are very well-done.

Characters are well-developed as well. MC is an OP youngin', but there are valid reasons for his ridiculously strong martial arts. It's not like his skills just popped out with a simple "he's a genius" explanation.

That said, I do have to note his reincarnation really only comes into play regarding his otherwise inexplicable skills. His is kinda childish (through progressively less-so) and his attitude towards his parents in this life is respectful and surprisingly loving. (The family fluff is adorable and heart-warming.)

He does refrain from calling his mother "mommy" in favor of the more formal "mother" (which I suspect was '엄마' and '어머니' in the original), but otherwise, his age/experience does not carry much weight in his interpersonal relationships or general bearing. At least until he starts meeting people from his old life.

His mentality being closer to that of his current physical age is actually a blessing imo, though, because his love interest is around his age. If he behaved as his cumulative mental age, any romance would come off more than a bit pedo-/ephebophilic. So. It's better to think of him as a teen with the skills of a grown man.

His family and even some of the servants (especially Kyungho) have their own personalities, and their interactions with the MC don't feel forced or one-dimensional.

I even liked the female characterization (mainly represented by his younger sister) up until chapter 36. The rest of the female characters are the hackneyed "to be admired and protected, but rarely seen or heard" type, but Seoyeon's determination, eagerness, and aptitude in martial arts was refreshing.

It's not often you have a female character physically talented without her body being exploited for fanservice.

Then came the usual sexism - which was obviously disappointing after being spoiled(lol) by decent female characterization. The mother's character is wholly unremarkable and part for the course in terms of soft, genteel maternal figures in manga, and she is the one to ruin Seoyeon's character for me.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
At chapter 36, her mother forces her to begin learning "feminine" things, like horticulture, cooking, and refreshments. At Seoyeon's understandable protests and insistence on continuing her physical training, their mother says, "You can, my daughter. You are a a girl even on the inside."

This, on its own, is irritatingly gender role restrictive and sexist, but worse in light of what the mother says to admonish the father about letting their son choose his own path in Chapter 5.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I'm speaking of when she says, "We should first respect his decision to pursue what he wants to." This is in response to the father seeming overexcited about his potential genius as a scholar (rather than a martial artist).

I will say that the female characterization is marginally better than what we normally see in vaguely historical fantasy manga/manhwa, but...

Well, chapter 36 was about when I dropped the series last time, in favor of Gosu, but hopefully I'll be glad to stick with it on the re-read.

Atm, would rate it about a 6 or 7?

Edit: glad I did a re-read, if only for the characterization and development of the main character. His personality is refreshing, too, in terms of shounen archetypes. He's jovial, but not an idiot, and friendly, but not a pervert. It's super fun to see him curbstomp his adversaries, too.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2018, 6:36pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Simply Glorious  
by firefox1234
February 17th, 2018, 6:44am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Hats off to the author and artist for making a very entertaining manhwa! The premise is very simple but the execution is stellar. The characters may not seem that interesting but the interactions they have especially the with the MC gives them so much life! 50 chapters in and hoping to read another 200...

... Last updated on February 26th, 2018, 6:16am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
 per page 
You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.