They weren't bad or anything but they just weren't for me. With Ares I had a hard time with the art and with Shin Angyo Onshi the main characters just never grabbed me very well.
Unforunately some of the Manhwa that are suppose to be good, like Nobless, Breaker, Tower of God, etc are not completely scalanted. I hate waiting LOL
Veritas is probably one of my ALL time favorite. The characters, the actions, the powers! Everything! Only bad part was so many of my favorite characters died and the manhwa was discontinued. What a shame considering how those that read it love it.
Angyo is another I liked. Started off slow but got a lot better. Some of the chapters were very moving.
Ares was also good. The art wasn't superb but the plot and action were quick and not drawn out like the typical Shonen
My favorite, of course, those two mentioned above. Besides them, I like Orange Marmalade as well. That reminds me that I need to catch up with it and check for new series. I really need to find more 'shoujo' manhwa, since I like Orange Marmalade quite much, I wonder if there are more of them. :P
I think Pinocchio and Crepuscule can be considered Shoujo web comics. There is another girly fantastical web comic which seems to have success on Batoto called Kabura but I find it rather ugly.
In traditional manhwa, there is the bride of the water god.
It's pretty long so it might be little while before I'm all caught up but thanks for mentioning it.:verily
my favourites in no order:
1. Tower of God
3. Breaker New Waves
4. Legend of Tyr
5. Gwisin Byeolgok
6. Legend of Maian
My #1 favorite would definitely be Noblesse. In fact, it very well might be my favorite series of anything right now. :)
I also always look forward to each chapter of Magician! It might take a little while for people to get into it, but if you read it up to the current chapters, you will NOT, I repeat, NOT be disappointed. (If you are, you aren't human! :verily)
There are some others that I've recently read through and keep up on (Soul Cartel, Crepuscle, TAL, etc).
And some of the more popular ones I've read a few chapters, but just couldn't get into them (Tower Of God, The Breaker: New Waves, etc).
Noblesse is definitely the top for me. I never expected I'd like it at all. It has some truly excellent, original, non-cliche characters, engaging plots, and well-placed humor. Just the humor alone makes me appreciate it so much. It's not the goofy 5-year-old type humor that Naruto has. It's more low-key, and put in when you don't expect it. Simple little jokes at times, but done so, so well. It's not supposed to be that funny, but the occasional humor thrown in never fails to make me laugh while reading it. Whereas, I very rarely laugh at the attempts at humor from Bleach or Naruto, for example.
Vagrant Soldier Ares for me. But Noblesse, the Breaker (and New Wave), Veritas, and the City of Dead Sorcerer are close behind
Tower of god is a masterpiece, by far the best manhwa in fact its a crowning achievement in the Comics genre in general...
the breaker , is one of the most solid manhwa ... ( takes a little longer time to start than most titles though ... right now its a little confusing were the title is going but it s still interesting and i m thinking it s probably a little less dev. just because its summer )
after those 2 :
you have other titles that are pretty cool like :
- magician ( little slow pace, but its an amazing adventure , close from a fantasy book LOTR style mixed with badass and asian influence :
- god of highschool ( a little simple and straightfoward but pretty cool un fun to read) :
- noblesse ( it becomes more interesting once vampires get involved , but it s a little repetitive in term of story dynamic , it feels like it s waves after waves of new people coming to crash on the noble rock... but it s still really cool ;) , not my fav fav but i always like to read it , and enjoyed reading it.,, doubt anyone would be disappointed. )
- ID fusion is pretty cool also
- legend of tyr is a nice read , its pretty quick , nice little story of about 70 chapters... with lot of action , reminds me a little of fairytail but with a little more coherent, yet small plot
after that you have interesting reads like :
Ares ( very good but very repetitive ) / shin angyo ( its a classic , and a father of manhwa genre , but the story get messy a little .. and i dont really like "monsters" driven stories ... ) priest ( got to like the style..very serious ) ...
Trace is ok , im not sure how i feel about it.
i might forget some at the moment ...
but in my opinion stay away from : veritas .... its very generic and its like the breaker but less interesting (u better of with GOH if u want more fight or go to some other genre like manga or manhua ---> feng shen )
also , king of hell is pretty boring , it seems the story never lift off ...
Noblesse Forever! Totally biased opinion, but it's my fav. comic despite its flaws! <3
Top spot is still a tie between Tower of God and Noblesse, no matter how they're going now. :XD
I realize those are more the 'shounen' manhwa. As for 'shoujo' manhwa, I actually like Orange Marmalade. Guess I have a soft side for story like that, much like with Twilight, but I think it's been quite a fun journey with the characters and the plot so far. I hope it won't end in strange way, especially like Twilight. ^^;
TOG takes the top place srsly
after that i think i ll say Breaker NW and Magician... thats my new present
I stopped reading the breaker. I have no idea where the story wants to go and after several year where the hero didn't progress because of his broken ki center, he becomes almost invulnerable. And since it is not funny to compensate I lost interest.
Unfortunately HA Il-Kwon series which is my favourite manhwaka are not update and Trace is in hiatus so I don't read much manhwa recently. Maybe I should restart orange marmalade.