Let me start with saying this is a fifty-fifty series. You’ll either like it or you wont. I am in love with this series so much and because I have not yet finished the entire manhwa this is all to tell you lovelies to give it an honest try. So please bear with my personal fangirling and try to enjoy the information below. Then by all means you are welcome to share your own opinions and thoughts about it.
This is a manhwa written by Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee. As you read you will notice the art subtly changes as the artists and authors skills become more and more developed. Is English not your preferred or first language? No worries it’s been officially translated by professionals into several other popular languages and the fans have even done unofficial translations into even more different languages. This series has gathered enough popularity to earn a short thirty minute Aeni going very quickly through the key points of only the first chapter. It’s not in English but there are subtitles. The manhwa first debuted in 2007 and is still on going, so far as to be past six volumes. Also happy to say they have a prequel story about Raizel and Frankenstien called “Noblesse: Rai’s Adventure”. Maybe I’ll do a review about this one as well soon. As I am merely 212 pages in I felt it time to share it with all of our readers. Mystery, suspence, action, all sprinkled with a lovely layer of comedy. Supernatural beings roam the shadows of the human world with us none the wiser. Vampires aren’t all what the stories say they are and the more you read the more is revealed to you, like most well written works. These aren’t your regular vampires either and as beautiful as they are this is no where near like ‘Twilight’. It’s not so easy to explain without giving too much away, but even the strongest of creatures need protecting from time to time, that’s were the Nobelesse come into play (please do not ask me how to pronounce this. I try and I swear I am saying it wrong cause I just sound plain silly).
Follow Cardis Etrama Di Raizel (Our main character and my cover art favorite). after he has awaken from his mysterious 820 year nap. Meet is gorgeous and loyal servant Frankenstien who is equal parts beautiful as he is terrifying. Shinwoo, Yuna, Suyi, and Ikhan, four high school students caught in the middle of all this mayhem still kept in the dark about the truth. Along with more beautifully developed characters to come. My personal bias being M-21(silver hair and scar on his lip, top left corner). In order from M-21 would come Seria and Regis, followed by Tao and Takio. Here’s the catch, you have to read past the first chapter to meet that top row of characters, but they are important and truly well developed. I am honestly so excited to keep reading more and more. It’s well worth the wait to meet everyone, in the first chapter and after.
(In left to right order the characters names: M-21, Seria, Regis, Tao, Takio, Frankenstien, group picture, Cardis Etrama Di Raizel (Rai), Shinwoo, Yuna, Suyi, and lastly Ikhan. )
Each chapter is set up rather similarly till the end of chapter three; meaning here’s the good guys, some conflict, bad guy that’s too powerful to beat, then the ever predictable triumph, and repeat. You’ll come to learn more about who Cardis Etrama Di Raizel is and how powerful he is further into the series. Till then just enjoy his clueless and equally hilarious moments trying to adapt to modern society, followed by how much of a badass he and his servant really are. Small warning you may find similarities to Ciel and Sebastian between Raizel and Frankenstien. Frankie is more than just one hell of a butler, and there is a real, strong, and caring relationship between master and servant here, making it heartwarming and entertaining.
Our authors surely know how to throw a wrench in your suspensful cliffhanger with some form of domestic hilarity, which has to be the main reason I say give this a read. Even though these characters aren’t all human anyone can easily relate to one or more of them. By now you must be asking where can you read this masterpiece? Easy, most manga/manhwa reading sites carrying it, but it’s home site is webtoons.com (links will be provided at the end,) or as I read it on the webtoons app.Nice and comfy on my phone. That Aeni I mentioned back at the beginning can be watched on Crunchyroll and Youtube. Bonus good news you don’t need to pay to read or watch on any of these sites, but if you do like it you can always give your support on their patreon.
So here is my big question for all of you, What do you think of it? What are you looking forward to seeing more reviews on?