I Am The Sorcerer King (나는 마도왕이다) Manhwa Review

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A review of I Am The Sorcerer King which is also known as Naneun Madowangida. It is an action fantasy created by author Decaspell and illustrated by artist Miro. It focuses on a mysterious phenomenon that occurs 10 years prior to the first chapter, where a rift opens and monsters begin spawning and attacking the human race. With this said, there are also those who are awakened and have superpowers. Overall it’s a fun read and very enticing, especially if you are a fan of graphic novels such as Solo Leveing and The Advanced Player of the Tutorial Tower.

What I Am The Sorcerer King (나는 마도왕이다) Is About

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Title: I Am the Sorcerer King
Author(s): MIRO
Artist(s): 데카스펠
Known As: 나는 마도왕이다, Ore wa Daimadoushi da!, Я Король-Волшебник, 俺は大魔導士だ!, Naneun Madowangida, LE ROI DES SORCIERS
Translation(s): Raw Translation, English Translation
Link(s): AniList, Anime-Planet, Kitsu.io, MangaUpdates
MangaDex: Title Index
Status: Completed
long strip web comic adaptation full color
sci-fi action adventure isekai fantasy
reincarnation demons martial arts magic

A Small Synopsis

10 years ago a rift formed and monsters began coming – at the same time humans also developed powers and were called awakened… some were not so lucky and either didn’t awaken or fell into a coma. Lee Sunghoon is one of those unlucky few who didn’t awaken and even unluckier as his mother got ill and fell into a coma.

Where to read I Am The Sorcerer King (나는 마도왕이다)

This Manhwa is officially available in RAW on the Kakao website and the English unofficial translated version can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo along with various other translations.


What Is Good About I Am The Sorcerer King (나는 마도왕이다)


So far so good! Initially when I began reading this… I couldn’t help but notice it bared a big resemblance to Solo Leveling… but – this manhwa was made before Solo Leveling, and honestly, it’s good. I really like the way the character progresses, he’s average, trash… but then his world becomes not so small anymore and a lot more to the plot is revealed. Excellent!

Interesting Art Style

I wasn’t a big fan of the art style at first, but now that I am fully invested, I think it has some quite interesting art and the fight scenes are incredible! I have changed my mind on this one and definitely feel this is one of the good parts of this manhwa!


I’ve fallen in love with the protagonist, Lee Sunghoon, he just gives off such Sung Jinwoo vibes (although he came first!)… so as someone who loves Solo Leveling, this is a bonus for me! I also like the concepts for all of the other characters so far and with the equal share of idiots as well… cannot wait for the future chapters where Lee Sunghoon destroys them!

What Is Bad About I Am The Sorcerer King (나는 마도왕이다)


Honestly – I don’t really have any criticism when it comes to this manhwa, although – I have read some comments stating they are a little unhappy about how this is a Solo Leveling 2.0 clone… which it isn’t as this came out first.

Overall Conclusion

Overall honest opinion? If you like Solo Leveling, go give this a read! You won’t regret it! Just get through the first 10 chapters and you’ll see how good this manhwa really is!

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