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From Easy Going Scans:

Once... Humans and Orcs peacefully co-existed, but at some point humans got greedy and started a war claiming the Orcs' territory. The diety-Lord who created all, got angry with the humans' greed and decided to punish them with 3 catastrophes. One of them was the "Dragons", divine creatures blessed with magic capable of doing almost anything. Now the Orcs, with a "Dragon" by their side, seem to have the upper hand. Will humans just sit back and see their land get destroyed? They are too devious for that... Their only good plan at that point is to abduct a "Dragon" to even things up. But how are they going to manage the capture of a being with so much power?

Note:Manhwa adaption roughly covers 2 volumes of the original novel Dark Mage (Novel).


Related Series
Dark Mage (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
다크 메이지

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.21a (end) by Easy Going Scans over 5 years ago
v.6 c.21 by Easy Going Scans over 5 years ago
v.6 c.20 by Easy Going Scans over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Discontinued)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (191 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 23rd 2013, 7:28pm PST



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Pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by Raizen07
June 23rd, 2012, 5:12am
It was pretty good this manga, never expected somthing like that, it starts slow but it gets better i really wanna mooooore of this awesome manga.
I really liked it because of the magic and martial arts stuff, the art is really good and the plot is pretty simple so it's a fun read.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
April 21st, 2012, 8:41am
the manhwa is awesome, the development is slow, but it's very good development
even for revenge and power the main hero is never forget about loyalty
I dare to give 9 point for this

but when the manhwa discontinued and stop in the very beginning, it make it worst
so i'll give 3 point for the publisher T_T

DON'T READ THIS= if you dislike discontinued (this is not axed and ended) manga, when the story just began
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Rating: N/A
by nesfe
April 20th, 2012, 1:54pm
Up till the latest chapter,I find this series average at best.

it tries to do too much. The author introduces too many characters, plus the complex plot of the world events in the first 2 volumes. And off course flashback galore.

Basically it was literally like this. Flashback -> fighting. Flashback-> fighting. Flashback -> fighting. flashback-> beginning of a fight. manhwa discontinued.
Still i continued to read it because i thought that after the latest chapter of volume 6, that the chess pieces were finally in place for a great story to start. Unfortunately it got discontinued. As the story is right now, it's only an introduction, so I don't recommend it to anyone.
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So Far very Good, Really promising   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mowres
April 11th, 2012, 8:40pm
The graphic is so cool, the character good, the story is epic, i like it
i think this one will be the biggest manga in the future, there is still a lot unreaveaked hidden character.
the story line have a deep meaning cheer for this mangaka


... Last updated on April 26th, 2012, 1:00am
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Painfully slow   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
March 7th, 2012, 7:56pm
Its hard to comment on this story since its incredibly slow to start and so many characters, factions and subplots are introduced so early.

To give you an idea of how overwhelming and slow paced everything is; in the first chapter (not volume) the reader is introduced to a minimum of 3 factions (the main character, the ones chasing the main character and mysterious recruiters), over half a dozen named figures, magic, "spiritual" techniques/powers/abilities and multiple fights. And again, I remind you, this takes place in the first CHAPTER and does NOT involve the Orcs or Dragons mentioned in the story description.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leifman
March 2nd, 2012, 6:20pm
seriously... i started reading it with only the "art" and "setting"(fantasy/LOTR) + genre making me want to read it, and at the beginning i saw potential for epicness, which sorta went off after half of the first volume since i thought i was missing something but BOY WAS I WRONG!
if u think u are missing some "location names" or "character names" and what they mean or who are they, keep reading... its supposed to be a bit overwhelming at first but now after finishing reading volume 2 i can say that it is built PERFECTLY and EPICLY. i can truly say i have no idea where it is going and i LOVE IT (predictable shounen/seinen's are easy around) and i can honestly compare it in epicness to LOTR movies or in manga wise it is most similar to berserk, simply a MUST. 10/10!!
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Rating: N/A
by mercio
February 15th, 2012, 1:06pm
@Ascension its similar but each of them is awesome in their own way...its not a copy just the same setting...

and who cares about the hunchback at least he have a handsome face...just think of it as an extra shoulder.. biggrin
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Huge similarity with Id.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Ascension
January 26th, 2012, 6:32pm
Artwork(even the font they write with at the beginning of the chapters on the first page).... and plot... is extremely similar to Id. D: Only bad idea is the hunchback hero idea the mangaka is using... I'm guessing he did that to...distract the readers even a little if possible from not thinking that the manga is similar to Id. But even so, it's a good read. My rating... 8.
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like this   
Rating: N/A
by caitnap
December 20th, 2011, 11:01pm
I like this a mix between eastern and western
if you like this,you will surely like ID it a mix like this too
super strong main character from another world
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Original, strange, but good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ghostmage
December 18th, 2011, 8:05pm
Its a weird blend of martial arts and magical fantasy with a disfigured, anti-hero main character. The originality alone of that set up makes this story interesting enough but the characters are also well thought out. The main character actually has a genuine reason to be angry at the world and reasons for his strong will to fight, unlike the emo and weak characters of cliche manga often seen in this genre (where they suddenly get strong and beat the evil demon lord and everything's peachy after that). I really want to see this hunchback kill some arrogant dragons.
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