The Age of Barbarous – Another great Blue String manhwa

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. Another story of the Blue String universe, this one is also connected to Hanlim Gym and is better than I thought it would be, those plot summaries can be really unreliable. MILD SPOILERS AHEAD.

The story is about Majino, an orphan in high school who is extremely good at fighting. He meets with 1st year girl Yeji who clicks a picture of him and finds his look-alike on SNS. Intrigued, the two go to meet Majino’s body double, Jin Jintae who is from a good family but is bullied heavily in his school. However before their meeting can take place, Majino is mistaken for Jintae and is picked on which leads to a beatdown by Majino while Jintae takes drastic action. Majino has a meeting with Jintae’s father who offers Majino a deal, until Jintae is well, Majino will act as his body double and pass off as him in school. However, Jintae’s bullies as well as Jintae’s family all have secrets that leave Majino looking for answers. What does he find at the end of his search ? What is his connection to Jin Jintae ? That is what we find out in this gripping tale that starts as a revenge on bullies but develops into something much more.

The characters might seem generic and boring at first glance with Majino being the delinquent orphan, Yeji being the enthusiastic friend who always helps out and Jintae being a weak bullied kid and while this is how they are at the beginning of the manhwa we gradually get to see more sides to these characters and how they actually are. Majino who seems to be only a delinquent is shown to be sympathetic when he feels the pain that Jintae felt in the life that he lived, we don’t see just a delinquent but a normal orphan who is also a person. There’s Jintae who is surrounded by secrets and while he seems straightforward at first, at the point I’m at in the story, I can’t help but feel that he has secrets of his own. There’s the seemingly main antagonist of this manhwa, 3rd year student Seongmin who is the leader of the delinquent group Iljin that runs in the school. Some of these characters are really interesting to watch and some are quite forgettable.

The manhwa obviously has extremely good fights because it’s connected to Hanlim Gym and that makes for some good fights with proper tactics. The amazing plot twists of the story are another plus because with every few chapters new people are introduced and characters who we feel we know have secrets revealed. I personally also liked the good tactics Majino used in order to follow the rules set for him which led to some funny and smart situations. The bad thing about this manhwa is that it ignores some things for the convenience of the plot and doesn’t explain a few things that well, while these are translation errors or just bad writing I don’t know.

The manhwa shows us that no one’s life is easy. We see Majino whose life as an orphan is tough and normally one would assume that Jintae’s life is easy but his life isn’t easy either, rather his life is also a different kind of mental hell and when compared one could say that Majino’s life was easier. The point is that no one’s life os easy, we all need to go through struggles and we have our own challenges and who knows, the one that you think is living an easy life may just be having a worse life than you.

The manhwa is finished at 50 chapters and the finale was amazing, it had everything from drama to action and most of all our beloved Yeongha Jeon showed up. If you’ve liked any of the Blue String universe manhwa you’ll like this and if you are a fan of school life bully beatdown types of stories with a very intriguing and constantly moving plot, you’ll love this.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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