Reverse Villain - Reviews

Reverse Villain
Manthika's avatar
Jun 3, 2020

Imo, don't bother.  Started out with a lot of promise (and gay UST vibes tbpfh) but then it was a bunch of ugly children fighting??  I get that there has to be backstory of ‘growing up’ but they didn’t do a very good job of it.  Skipped the development and went straight to ‘kindergarteners beating up other kindergarteners with superhuman strength’ like… in the most boring manner possible.  I’m sorry, but why in the world is a supervillain with many adult lifetimes under his belt fighting a child?  Not even the reincarnated hero, just a schoolyard bully.  Yeah!  Terrible start.  Honest to god, it only gets worse.  Bad enough they started at an awkward point in his childhood, a very sudden skip leaves a TON of unanswered questions on what happened next as he grew up and then they’re just pointlessly posturing testosterone-filled teens.  Suddenly he’s given up on being a villain?? (with no real explanation) and it’s all nonsense.  I wouldn't bother.  Nothing makes sense, nothing is consistent, it's just not good. 

3/10 story
5/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
theliongirl's avatar
Jan 31, 2021

The story started out a bit jumpy (still understandable) but once you get into the current timeline the story gets a lot smoother. The art is nice, has a lot of beautiful panels and is generally quality but once in a while someone looks a little wonky. I find myself laughing over the hairstyles sometimes. 

The plot is interesting enough; I really like learning about what happened in Jung-woo's past lives. There's some conflict between different groups, ect. But I keep waiting for him to meet his rival - I think that's when it'll start to get really good. In the action scenes it's easy to understand what's happening.

What I find unique about this story in comparison to a lot of other "underdog gets op powers" stories is how connected to other people he is. He has family that he actually spends more than two scenes with (Sorry, Sung Jin-Woo, I love you but I'd rather have Ha Jung-woo as a big brother) underlings he bosses around, and even a best friend! He has a girlfriend that he meets up with and picks up from work (even if he's killing assassins on the way). He even tells her what happened. Amazing. Incredible. Never been done before.

Anyways, what I'm getting at is that the prevalence on secondary characters throughout the narrative leads to a sense connection and humanity that a lot of "I'm as powerful as a god and just as lonely" stories are missing. 

Ha Jung-woo himself is interesting. He's not so devoid of morals to the point where you don't like him, but he's still obviously 'villainous'. He's smart, competent, and I never felt annoyed by him. 

I'd say that this is a story you should give a try. 

[Read up to Chapter 63.]

7/10 story
8/10 art
9/10 characters
8/10 overall
tempesthorne99's avatar
Apr 11, 2021


Ok story and awesome art. At least the harem here is bearable. The girls ain't clingy and he has a proper girlfriend. I do like his Sect members character/personalities. But the others outside that so and so. Good fight scenes, although I think it kind of lacks the "umph" im looking for. 


Jung Woo has been reincarnated multiple times in the past to conquer Murim as his conquest. But everytime he nearly finishes his goal, his rival Shin Ryong, kept getting in his way. He always dies together with him. Now, reincarnating in the Modern world, his passion and dreams begin to change, and now only seeks finding the most powerful enemy to engage with. Will he be able to pursue the life he wants or would circumstances hinder him?

6/10 story
9/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall
MonarqueCeleste's avatar
Aug 6, 2020

This manwha does a bad job introducing the world and the characters. There is seemingly a difference between magic power and martial arts power but no clear power level established, there are plenty of organizations but you don't know who does what and for what, random characters who appear left and right so the general plot gets lost. The art is really good and the fight scenes are well drawn. But plotwise I'm not so sure that this adaptation is good. They skip on introducing so many things and just leave you guessing what's what. Overall good manwha but not the type I'd be excited to wait for the next chapter.

4/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
5/10 overall
PhoeniXi's avatar
Nov 5, 2022

I only gave this a two because I liked his "I'm about to unalive you" smile other than that this was TRASH🤷🏾‍♀️.The girl was annoying asl like really annoying,story was jumpy feel like it was missing certain details,& just very watered down.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
2/10 overall
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