How do you see The Breaker (Part 1 & 2) in terms of consistency of power levels, plot, characters, etc.
The Breaker is very consistent if you ask me. We haven't seen Shioon getting a mid-battle power-up and overwhelming his opponents. All his battles with stronger opponents like So-Chun or Ji-Gun have marked by growth in his character. We didn't see miracles happening in most of the battles. Similarly, the plot is progressing / developing more realistically. In most of series, Shioon might have recovered / repaired his Ki center. Yet, in The Breaker, he regained his will and he is recovering more steadily.
What are your thoughts?
My initial thoughts are as you have stated. I think everyone knows that his ki center will be repaired eventually and hope that it happens soon. I personally would like to see Shioon improve his body continually and because his body and blood is saturated with ki he just becomes a monster physically. Even not concentrating ki in any one place within the body.
As for the progression of Shioon. If he owns these leaders of SUC then I think his progression is too unreal. A little meditation and tada you are master class. But I in general have little problems with that because we know somewhere along the way he and 9AD will clash. And Shioon will need to be a master of masters like 9AD.
u say a little meditation but Sera said even after 10years some peeps can't master it. So yeah it's not a little meditation.I won't be surprised if he reach the level of a SUC master if he keep training like that and if he recover his KI center, i think the author made him loose his KI center so that'll make some kind of weakness and he won't progress too fast. Actually i like the current pace, to me it'll take him the whole part2 to recover his KI center and to become a real murim and the real thing will start in the part3 of the breaker.
The whole genius thing with Shion kinda irks me, but that's not a big deal.
I do like how the entire narrative feels more tightly woven. from what I've heard the authors plan on making this a 3 part series and it shows. You can tell that character appearances and actions are intentional. That's opposed to a series like Bleach or Naruto, which I still love but a lot of the plot twists suffer from the effects of any ongoing serialized series in that what's initially planned out changes dramatically after a decade's worth of material.