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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 over 6 years ago
v.26 c.200-204 by A-Team over 6 years ago
v.26 c.199 by A-Team over 7 years 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 (1017 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.34 / 10.0
 31% (314 votes)
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 23% (232 votes)
 11% (111 votes)
 5% (50 votes)
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 1% (12 votes)

Last Updated
November 21st 2016, 8:24pm PST



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

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #464 increased(+60)
Monthly Pos #688 increased(+130)
3 Month Pos #879 increased(+31)
6 Month Pos #912 increased(+21)
Year Pos #947 decreased(-106)

List Stats
On 1911 reading lists
On 1233 wish lists
On 1696 completed lists
On 152 unfinished lists
On 418 custom lists

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Forum Posts
ares ch 24 vol 000? over 4 years ago
Manga ending discussion over 6 years ago
Discontinued (Was Mistaken Still Going) over 11 years ago

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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by DearGodWhy
June 4th, 2007, 11:01am
Uh...what!?!?! Yeah, that is my question to all who have said this manga is good. Being a huge Claymore and Berserk fan, I went into this manga hoping that it would have some dark themes and well a damn good story lines. Unlike many of my female contemporaries, I don't need sexy bishie to make my world go round. All I need is plot, which is sadly something this story is lacking. Okay maybe I'm being unfair. I mean I've only read till volume 5. Then again, no. I am being more then fair and actually I read further then I should have had to to determine whether this manga was worthy. A good manga should capture you no later than volume three and this manga fails to deliver. Like someone else pointed out, there are definitely a lot of fight scenes, but what good are fight scenes when it's messy and indescernable? Kind of defeats the point. Oh and the art is what One piece and Shaman Kings bastard progeny would look like if these two series were crossed, only shoddier. The only good point I see to this manga is, well, I don't see a good point. The mangaka seemed like he had a good idea but just doesn't know how to deliver it. If you're looking for something to bore you to tears, this manga is it. Out of ten Ares gets a 3 for effort, and I'm being generous.

... Last updated on August 15th, 2007, 8:38pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Pervserk
May 22nd, 2007, 1:41am
Art sucks a lot, otherwise this would be one of my fav manhwas..
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One of the best current manhwa... even if not available   
Rating: N/A
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   
Rating: N/A
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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