Tomb Raider King Vol 1 [Manhwa Review]

“A Mediocre Dungeon Crawl”

  • Mangaka : SAN.G, Yuns (Story), 3B2S, REDICE Studio (Artwork)
  • Writer : Ize Press
  • Style : Motion, Journey, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Printed : November 2022

Western readers are getting spoiled with the variety of manhwa coming to bodily print nowadays, all lovingly edited to suit on our cabinets. Ize Press, the brand new print line from Yen Press, has taken cost with some good manhwa to introduce to new readers in 2022.

One such launch is Tomb Raider King, a manhwa based mostly on the Korean net novel of the identical identify—a narrative about vengeance, time-traveling, and governments racing to regulate highly effective relics from the gods. Sadly, Tomb Raider King can’t fairly escape the shadow of extra well-liked manhwa, and allow us to down with an offended and cocky major character who’s troublesome to attach with.

Be part of us at present on Honey’s Anime as we evaluate Tomb Raider King, Quantity 1!

Within the yr 2025, mysterious “tombs” start showing everywhere in the world, every haboring a strong relic from historical past or fantasy. As governments and companies race to amass these powers, the “tomb raider” Jooheon Suh (no, not the one performed by Angelina Jolie) finds a novel artifact that particulars the entire out there tombs and relics.

Jooheon’s relic earns the eye of Chairman Kwon, CEO of TKBM—a company that focuses on relic looking. When Kwon turns into distrustful of his personal raiders, he units a lethal entice for Jooheon…however by the intervention of a relic, Jooheon avoids this destiny and is as an alternative transported 15 years into the previous.

Returning to his youthful physique with data of the long run, Jooheon finds that his unnamed benefactor has given him RPG-style stat home windows solely he can see. Decided to get the soar on Chairman Kwon, Jooheon units out to grab one of the best relics as tombs start to seem for the primary time.

This time round, Jooheon is aware of precisely what to search for—however he isn’t the one one investigating the newly-appearing tombs. Brokers from the American CIA and the Japanese JSDF are each pursuing the relics, whereas TKBM makes its first transfer from the shadows. The JSDF can be helped by a future-telling relic that predicts Jooheon’s actions—so now he’ll must outwit his opponents and his personal future to return out on high!

Artistically, Tomb Raider King seems to be nice, and Ize Press have as soon as once more executed a implausible job of changing a vertical webcomic to a standard paneled format. The motion is straightforward to observe, and the particular results really feel like they’ve splashed out of an anime and straight onto the pages.

Why You Ought to Learn Tomb Raider King [Manhwa], Vol 1

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1. Motion-packed Shounen Goodness

For those who’re not too fussy about your major character, then Tomb Raider King is a extremely pleasant learn, with fast-paced motion and nice world-building concerning the relics and their skills. The frantic competitors between governments and companies might’ve come from a spy thriller, and the collection doesn’t draw back from blood and gore when it must make an affect.

Why You Ought to Skip Tomb Raider King [Manhwa], Vol 1

1. An Insufferable Predominant Character

Though we fully perceive Jooheon’s want for vengeance, that doesn’t cease him from being a completely unlikeable major character. His overt edginess and cockiness make each line of dialogue really feel like he’s mocking each the reader and his enemies on the similar time.

Tomb Raider King feels prefer it’s attempting too onerous to make a “badass” major character, however provides Jooheon no redeeming qualities, leading to a one-dimensional protagonist who’s nearly unattainable to love.


For those who love action-packed adventures, then you definitely would possibly actually love Tomb Raider King, but it surely’s a little bit onerous to not really feel just like the collection is the poor man’s Solo Leveling. Tomb Raider King’s greatest components are weighed down by an unlikeable character who’s too edgy and cocky for his personal good.

Are you going to take a look at Tomb Raider King, Vol 1? Tell us down within the feedback under, and as all the time, thanks for studying!

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Creator: Brett Michael Orr

I am a author, gamer, and reviewer of manga & gentle novels, from Melbourne, Australia. Once I’m not creating a brand new world, I will be absorbed in a superb JRPG, watching some anime, or studying up a storm!

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