The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor (달빛 조각사) Manhwa Review


A review of The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor by Nam Heesung. This manhwa is focused on VR MMORPG aspects and follows a protagonist who is challenged by debt collectors. He must game to survive. A bet between them means he has 5 years to collect 3,000,000,000 Won.

Currently, this manhwa is still on-going and is available in both Raw (Kakao) and Official English (Tapas).

What The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor Is About


Author: Nam Heesung, Lee Do-gyeong
Artists: Grimza, Kim Tae-Hyung
Known As:  El Legendario Escultor de la Luz Lunar, Legende du Sculpteur Crepusculaire, Легендарный лунный скульптор, 달빛 조각사
Light Novel: Yes
Status: On-going
Genres: Action, Adventure, Gaming, Fantasy

A Small Synopsis

Lee Hyun comes from a very poor family, he has a little sister and grandmother who he needs to take care of. Falling foul of being in debt to loan sharks/debt collectors, Lee gets lucky and sells his fabled VR MMORPG Royal Road character for 3,000,090,000 Won.

When loan sharks get wind of this they extort everything from him. There the head makes a bet with him, he has 5 years to make 3,000,000,000 Won again.


What Is Good About The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

I came across The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor while looking for a similar manhwa to Solo Leveling. I am glad I gave this a chance as it’s been a pleasure to read and new chapters are always amazing!

I really enjoy the storyline which appears to be very thoughtfully crafted. It has the perfect amount of good and bad.

The characters are also pretty awesome and the way the main protagonist acts and plays his MMORPG makes it even more enjoyable to read.

What Is Bad About The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

I have to admit, sometimes the translations aren’t the best – however, with it being officially taken on by Tapas, this has improved greatly.

The second thing I feel belongs in the bad section – is the fact sometimes it takes weeks before new chapters are released.

Overall Conclusion

I will admit, I didn’t add art style to either good or bad. It’s kind of in the middle. But as a manhwa, I feel it’s pretty good and definitely one of the best ones out there which focus on VR MMORPGs. Unique idea and definitely looking forward to newer chapters!

If you enjoyed this article then you may also enjoy my recent review on Lumine.

Let me know if you have read The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor or are thinking of picking it up in the comments below! Be sure to share this with your friends and make them aware of this awesome manhwa.


The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor (달빛 조각사)
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