Noblesse - Reviews

ali0889's avatar
Sep 17, 2012

Shounen, supernatural, comedy, action, mystery, drama


Noblesse is an amazing Korean manhwa about a man named Rai who awakens after being asleep for 820 years. After he awakens he takes on the looks of a high school student and unknowingly meets an acquaintaince of his, named frankenstein, who also happens to be the chairman of the highschool he wandered into.  From then on Rai decides to stay enrolled at the school as a student in order to learn about the 820 years he happened to miss.  All the while making new friends at the school, learning about the new technology, customs and of course the food(you will understand that later)!! The story may sound dense but in fact is very entertaining. The main characters eventually take on enemies and little by little their identities are revealed.  This manhwa literally had me laughing outloud at some moments, and at others cheering on the main characters during their battles. And as the story progresses so does the dialogue.


The art is fantastic!! First and foremost it is in COLOR, so what don't love about that?? The art flows and I notice as the chapters progress it becomes better and better!


The characters of this manga are very interesting, I will say that there isn't alot of depth into any of the characters families or past lives, but most of that is irrelevant to the main story.  Most of what you know about the characters is what you see, but all of them work together wonderfully and I personally think that there are good underdog-like characters that prove themselves and eventually kick some serious butt!! And there are the anti-hero's, as well as the devious or mysterious characters that are really appealing to watch and see how they eventually grow. You will seriously be rooting for these characters!!!!!


This manhwa is a must read!!!  At first I was hesitant to read it after the first couple of chapters but it became really hard to just stop reading after a while. All of the characters display such passion and at times it is kind of moving lol!!! After catching up and reading it all so far, I am glad that I decided to peer into this little treasure!! I would have to say that this is by far one of my favorite mangas!!  I would suggest that even if you are just a little curious to check it out!! And as a little side note, a new chapter comes out weekly, even though the chapters are a little bit shorter than mangas, the fact that you dont have to wait months for a new chapter is what makes it better!!!! lol

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Ahobaka's avatar
Nov 7, 2015

You should read Noblesse if you're looking for a laugh. Or if you just want to stare at ridiculously handsome men for hours. Where the story lacks excellence and quality, the humour and nice faces mostly compensate it. This is a manhwa I would recommend to read if you want to kill some time and laugh (though it mostly depends if the humor is your style).

The characters are good - and different. There are a lot with different personalities which I find quite pleasant. And everyone has looks to kill for. The character development would still use some work in my opinion. They are good, but not awesome or great.

The art is like your ordinary manhwa. It isn't bad at all, the style is actually really good - I like it. But it is a bit boring at times. I, however, like how expressive the characters are drawn sometimes. And the coloring is really nice too. (I'm not gonna mention the handsome men. Nope.)

It doesn't really feel like there's any strict plot going on which was a bit annoying. It felt like something was lacking and it got boring to read in-between everything essential to the plot. Though it wasn't anything major and didn't really disturb the reading.

I feel like I've been really hard on Noblesse now because it's really good and I gotta say I enjoyed it a lot. I had a blast reading it and it cracked me up more than I'll admit. I don't really think there's any reason not to read Noblesse so you should definitely give it a try.

6/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
lilabear27's avatar
Jan 17, 2016

I'm not going to make this a long review. For now I just wanted to say that i love that each chapter ends with some humor. As previous reviewers have mentioned, it really does depend on your sense of humor, and this matches mine completely. I find it completely entertaining, and I can imagine it as an anime.

As for the rest...story, art, characters... I don't have much to say in depth.

The story is captivating so far. I think the humor keeps me eager to read the next chapters.

The art was a little different for me because its not like the mangas I've read (this is my first manwha). The art isn't bad. The action scenes are drawn clearly so I can actually tell what's going on unlike some comics where its impossible to seperate the bloodiness from everything else.

I love the characters. They're funny. They're developing well- they're not just suddenly maturing out of nowhere. You can see how different events shape their personalities. Their relationships with one another are developing well- there are comics that skip vital interactions between characters. This is not one of them. I like to see their friendships form the way they do here. And I think its a nice group of individuals with varying personalities. RK-5 lol. (You'll know what I'm talking about by chapter 237).

Overall: 8 because 10 is too perfect, 9 just doesn't seem right, and 7 seems a little low. But I've still plenty left to read so these scores may change.


(I guess this review was long after all) ^_^ 

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
8/10 overall
Ponyo18's avatar
Jul 18, 2020

It was good at first but the main character takes to long to reach his destination (when a fights happening). I got bored after binging a couple of dozen chapters and its a slow-paced webtoon. I'm definitely going to pick this up again because of the intriguing art and story. Plus, sometimes I randomly get bored so maybe I'll be interested again in a couple of days. (BTW, I started this webtoon a while back, like in 2017.) It's also funny and the protagonist's reactions to modern technology are so cute.

6/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall
thor123's avatar
May 11, 2020

Noblesse is a manhwa about Cadis Etrama di Raizel (or Rai), a guy belonging to a race of not-vampires, who wakes up after sleeping for 820 years.

The start of the series is honestly quite charming, despite the rough art. There’s a lot of humor, and the characters are funny and/or mysterious. Rai decides to go to the school that was built by his servant/butler Frankenstein, and it’s nice to see him trying to live a life in a modern world and interact with some of the children of the school. It’s very much a slice of life with some slight supernatural elements.

However, it swiftly turns into a rather average battle shounen, as bad guys kidnap the kids and Frankenstein and Rai have to go save them – and this repeats several times. The villains seem kind of intimidating at the start, but over time this just becomes laughable.

Luckily, Rai and Frankenstein get other allies/friends – so at a certain point it’s no longer the kids who get kidnapped. Sadly this also means they get less screentime, and the frequency of fight scenes increases while the slice of life elements gradually disappear.

It’s honestly quite sad to see how the quality of the art inversely correlates with the quality of the plot: as the art gets nicer, the plot gets more repetitive. It becomes a sequence of fights without any time for developing characters. So you get often drawn out battles against cartoonish villains who spout lame dialogue about how they’re much stronger, the good guys can never defeat them etc. … and then have them end it with pathetic lines like “I can’t die here” or “no way will I be defeated by this guy!”.

At a certain point these battles also become extra terrible due to regeneration abilities – making fight redundant until the killing shot or one of the many last-minute saves. What is extra annoying because of this, is when characters use a sneak attack – and cut off an arm rather than their head or some other vital part.

Power creep is also a real problem… not to mention the idiotic designs of some enemies.

In the end, it’s only the characters that kept me reading until the end. Frankenstein is a cool “not very good” good guy, and Rai is interesting enough as well. All the others are mostly unnecessary kids and lame villains.


I’d say you can give it a try if you’re looking for a formulaic supernatural battle series. It’s not the greatest thing ever, but at least the first couple of arcs are enjoyable enough. But don’t be afraid to drop it if you stop liking it: it doesn’t get better, only worse.

5/10 story
7/10 art
5.5/10 characters
5.6/10 overall