Thousand Sword Techniques - Reviews

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Thousand Sword Techniques
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Carreau's avatar
Jul 11, 2022

TLDR: Cliche story you've read before with bottom barrel characters, pretty forced humor, but with amazing art. In 20 chapters, I literally despise the MC and no one else really gets enough screentime to matter or have too generic and one note of a personality. There is also a fair bit of rewarding awful deicision making with absolutely zero consequence.

MC has been trained by a bunch of super masters to be sent back in time to save the world. The problem is because he was too young when the world was seemingly conquered by the minion of chaos, it leads him to take his mission very lightly. He is arrogant, naive, greedy, and has no real redeeming qualites as a character. He has three goals upon returning. Regain his strength, stop the villain from getting key items/winning important battles, and finding and training his future masters so they can better fight the villain. While he does try and regain his strength quickly, he is omega fat when he reincarnates as a different person. He needs spirit medicines to gain strength unlike normal people and despite his new family being very very rich and influential, while also doting on him heavily, he seemingly takes next to zero advantage of this opportunity to ask or get even mid level spirit medicines to gain strength quickly. He finds one of his former masters early and more bullies and acts haughty to him instead of helping him simply because his future master who he has met would beat the ever loving sh*t out of him to train him faster as they only had a finite amount of time to all train the MC. So he is already going against one of his original goals and working against helping the future. Then after losing weight he goes to steal the virgin ginseng, which was the starting point of the villains rise to power. He then proceeds to get distracted with saving some innocents from mountain bandits. It's literally 2 of them, a woman and girl. Yea there are others, but they are going to be sold off so they are in no immediate danger, he could get the ginseng and come back for them (he ends up going back and killing all the bandits after he gets the ginseng anyway so what was the point of all this stupid risk?). Even those two are not in danger of death. He rolls the dice to save them, despite admitting he can't handle fighting the whole fortress of bandits, or it's multiple martial artists. Still, he risks the entire future and all his masters effort for a few innocents in front of him. Even while all this is happening and we know the villain is on his way to get the ginseng, the MC barely escapes the bandits and magically appears at the hidden ginseng after falling off a cliff to escape. He gets it and slows the villain with no consequence to his god awful actions and decision making of risking potentially thousands to tens of thousands of lives if the villain got the ginseng and preoceeded to conquer the outer towns as he did in the previous timeline. With this, chapter 20 ends and I drop this. 

4/10 story
9/10 art
1/10 characters
4/10 overall
PZcolo's avatar
Jul 8, 2022

Too much disruptive humor, it gets in the way all the time, ruins the art-style every other panel, throws sense out of the window to be funny, spoils serious moments and makes it hard to take the story as anything other than as a joke. It was funny the first 3 chapters, and sure, there are a few funny moments here and there but it's mostly just annoying, the artist/author could have managed the same thing while taking the story seriously if it wasn't so "in your face".
Story is nothing new, but it's interesting enough, similar to "Star Instructor, Master Baek" setting wise. Regardless, I recommend that one over this one any time.
Characters... can't say since you can't take them seriously (mostly), the sister and her bodyguard are cool but they are not even secondary chars. The MC is annoying and dumb for someone who has lived one life already, at least he's not rotten, even if he's unruly but then again, he's not interesting enough to carry the story imo.

Since the humor is engrained into the story to such an extent I doubt it'll change in the future so I doubt it will get any better. So unless you like that kind of comedic storytelling it might be a better idea to look elsewhere.

5/10 story
5/10 art
3/10 characters
4/10 overall
MangaXexperts's avatar
Jul 10, 2022

The murim is in chaos and there is bloodshed and dispair everywhere. A certain disciple who has six masters has been entrusted with the fate of the whole world. Main character gets reincarnated inside the body of a fat noble kid. His mission is to save the murim and the whole world from bloodshed. In order to do that he has to find the guy who will be the future devil sect leader and stop him before he becomes overpowered, but after getting reincarnated the main problem he faces is that he is a fat guy who can't even walk properly. This murim manhwa is really wholesome. There is light comedy in it. The art is loaded with cuteness at least until the main character succeeds in reducing fat and becomes overpowered. Side characters are written really well. Give this a try if you want somethin unique in murim genre. 

8.5/10 story
7.5/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
frootsauce's avatar
Jul 3, 2022

Can't say too much right now since I've only read the start of the series, but it's pretty good except for the fact that the name of it is as generic as every other martial arts series. The art is pretty nice, the characters are enjoyable so far and I'm not sure about the story yet

6/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
6.6/10 overall
uniDJar's avatar
Nov 12, 2022

This one is really funny starting from the start and before we know it we'd have binged the complete chapters. 

Waiting for chapter 38.

9/10 story
9/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
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