“The new HR teacher, Chun-woo, is not your ordinary teacher.
After unexpectedly witnessing his great power, Shin-woo, a weak pushover, begs him to let him become his disciple so he can become stronger. Chun-woo claims he can only teach Shin-woo if he is truly determined, and to prove that, he must throw his body into a deep river from a bridge to prove his will. However, it turns out Shin-woo wasn’t aware of the power his master possessed. Shin-woo is about to enter a world of martial artists hidden from public eye, and he is to be taught by the best there is!” - Mangaupdates.com
This is technically a manhwa. Notice the names — Chun-woo and Shin-woo. Noticed the -woo at the end? It is a Korean suffix. Without giving out too much I can start off by saying that Shin-woo does end up jumping off of a bridge in order to get Chun-woo to teach him martial arts. From that point on the manhwa starts to pick up and everything gets focused around martial arts. A good or bad point, depending on the reader, is that there are very few chapters dedicated to training. Most growth is experienced in battle. The action is fast paced and sucks you in very quickly.
The art is drawn wonderfully which is one of the reasons why I put four pictures here instead of the usual two. I collect panels from manga to use in backgrounds I make, and I have collected more than a few panels from here. The plot is wonderfully woven. Certain points that you may dismiss when they first show became increasingly more important as the manhwa moves on. Some points may not be mentioned for a while, only to pop up here and there with more and more importance and a large effect on the plot.
The characters are also wonderful. Shin-woo is easy to relate to. And Chun-woo is not your ordinary “sensei character”. He also encounters trials he has to overcome and has his own share of problems and weaknesses. Not to mention a dark past of his own. I mean, someone has to have a dark past. If Shin-woo doesn’t then some other main character has to. Sure not every story needs a dark past but this one does; it fits the style and mood of the manhwa overall. I recommend this manhwa to anyone looking for a fast paced action story, it will not disappoint.
GO Rating: 5/5
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