Legend #1 by Kara & Woo Soo Jung Manhwa Review

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Title: Legend #1

Author: Kara & Woo Soo Jung

Publisher: Ice Kunion

ISBN:  9788952746122

May Contain Spoilers

Eun-Gyo  Sung is no stranger to trouble.  She gets terrible grades, falls asleep in class, and gets into fights.  When she’s suspended for fighting, she runs away from home to escape her mother’s wrath.  She falls onto the subway tracks and is saved by a mysterious boy  She’s instantly smitten with him.  She learns that his sister has been taken captive, and agrees to help him save her.  Soon she finds herself propelled back to the past, a prisoner of the high priest Ho-Dong.  It seems that the spirit of the lake has demanded a sacrifice, and Eun-Gyo and her new companion, No-Ah have been volunteered for the job!

Legend gets off to a promising start.  When No-Ah impetuously challenges his sister’s kidnapper, he learns of the seven blade sword that was used to destroy the monster Bulkirin, and was then broken into pieces.  In order to save his sister, he must locate the seven scattered fragments.  Eun-Gyo seems to be the key to finding the pieces.

I liked Eun-Gyo.  When she discovers that she’s been flung back in time, is she upset?  No!!  She’s positively ecstatic that she doesn’t have to go to school anymore.  She’s disturbed after she’s taken captive by Ho-Dong and told that he intends to kill her, but No-Ah promises to protect her.  This results in another wave of giddy affection for the handsome warrior.  She might be considered a little simple minded when she doesn’t question why No-Ah chose her for his time traveling companion, but I’m hoping this will be covered in the next volume.

The art is dark and a little cluttered, but the pretty boys with their long flowing locks makes up for the occasionally jumbled panels.  The page layouts had a lot of variety and really kept my attention glued to the pages.

Grade: B

Rated for Teen 13+

9 thoughts on “Legend #1 by Kara & Woo Soo Jung Manhwa Review

  • October 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    I LUV dis manga! Da only problem is dat it’s soo hard 2 find at bookstores like Barns&Noble or Borders, nd da 3rd vloume is already out.

  • October 5, 2007 at 3:43 pm

    I don’t know if the 2nd volume was ever released.  It’s one of the Ice Kunion casualties, unfortunately.

  • December 4, 2007 at 10:55 am

    Hi, I luv this one and Chocolat and i can’t wait for the new ones come out! So please hurry up Please!

  • July 14, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I saw vol. 2 today at borders books.

  • August 24, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    ^-^ I love this manga. I read up to Vol. 9 and it’s SO good~!!!! 😀

  • December 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Ayako!!! how did u read up 2 vol 9?!!! plz tell me!!!AYAKO!!!

  • May 13, 2009 at 2:45 am

    I have up to vol. 4… haha

  • July 29, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    oh man i am in love with this manwha No-Ah is adorable yet fierce at the same time and why is it so hard to find in book stores i havent gotten used to the net yet so havent bought any online i order this manga from forbidden planet i got part 1 2 years ago then ordered 2,3,4 got them all at the same time when they came and had read em all in one day then wanted more since it finished like that and i cant find a site that will let me read the damn things i wanna know what happens to No-Ah!

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