Monday 30 May 2011

Book Review: Ragnarok by Myung-Jin Lee

Title: Ragnarok
Author: Myung-Jin Lee

Publisher: TOKYOPOP

Published: November 2002

Length: 192 pages

Notes: This is not a manga. It’s a manwha! (This basically the Korean manga [manga made by a Korean person] and it has a different name). The version I read was flipped…

Summary from goodreads: The winds of change are blowing in Midgard. After a 1000-year slumber the Wolf Goddess, Fenris, has been reincarnated in the body of a beautiful warlock. As she searches the land for the reincarnation of the god Balder, she is hunted by the arrogant young Valkyrie, Sara Irine. Her quest will take her to the far corners of Midgard where she will meet and be joined the magical princess Iris, the air headed thief Lidia, and Chaos, a powerful warrior with no memory of his past

Review: A relatively complex manwha, “Ragnarok” is a dark fantasy which I sadly don’t plan on reading again. No, it’s not because I haven’t read 1, 2 and 3, but because to be honest, it’s not really my thing. The fight scenes are a bit too long, covering large sections of the volume, and there is too many panels where the characters are running around and not really doing much. The characters' RPG style equipment is very strange thing to do and is quite hard to pull off but has been done well. The background has been done in a way that it blends into the foreground and the hair looks rather… wet and shiny. But I would say that the overall art was very good (there was a guy with make-up! It takes courage to draw men with excessive amounts of lipstick!).

Rating: 2

Other note: The main character, Chaos, is really unique. I've never seen a main character who looks very, very evil. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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