19+ Manhwa like Legend of the Northern Blade (RANKED)

Manhwa like Legend of the Northern Blade

The Legend of the Northern Blade gained tremendous popularity lately. All fans are awaiting the new chapters eagerly but unfortunately, the author is taking his sweet time providing us with the rest of the story.

To make the wait less excruciating, I offer you Manhwas similar to the story of Jin Mu-Won that are sure to excite you just as much.

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20. Bowblade Spirit

Bowblade Spirit
Similarity Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
4/10
19/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Historical, Manhwa, Martial Arts, Seinen, Supernatural

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

The weapon of the hunter, the bow. It’s a weapon that lets you take control of everything in your line of sight. A weapon of terror that aims for the enemies lives without them ever figuring it out. In ancient times, the bow was the most feared weapon. Difficult to believe that this puny weapon could be so powerful right?

In order to master the bow, the MC underwent a hellish training regimen created by his grandfather. Years and years have passed and an ultimate technique was born. A technique that was going to throw the entire Murim world into chaos. That technique was called the Ki Guided Arrow. By the name itself, I guess you already got the idea, it is an arrow that you can control from a distance, an arrow that is sure to hit!

Like in the Legend of the Northern Blade, the story is set in the Murim world. It is not a story of vengeance but a story of hard work and determination to get stronger, just like the hardship Jin Mu-Won had to overcome at the beginning of the Manhwa.

 

19. Dain Ironworks

Dain Ironworks
Similarity Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
5/10
20/40

Genre: Action, Comedy, Historical, Martial Arts

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

The Iron Forge Village is a village of warriors. Even though they were thrown away by the nation, they managed to overpower the feared and undefeated Mongols.

This feat did not easily occur. The two rising stars of the village, the hot-blooded ‘Ji Gwi’ and ‘Oh Sa Hwa’, an emotionless general, had to combine their strength in order to prevail. Those two couldn’t be more opposite and they would rather kill each other than the enemy. But as the proverb says, opposites attract and they finally turn into the most deadly partners and ultimate weapons of destruction against the Mongols.

Like Jin Mu-Won, they started off as loners who prefer to do the work themselves and without leaning on anyone.  As the story develops, they will realize that alone they cannot accomplish anything and start to accept the help of others.

 

18. The Live

The Live
Similarity Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
6/10
21/40

Genre: Drama, Horror, Psychological

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Yun-Jae was happy. Surrounded by his loved ones, his life turned into despair when a tragic accident took the lives of his wife and daughter. Now all alone, like a certain protagonist who lost his entire clan in a single night, he became a shut-in who gave up on life.

A ray of hope illuminated his colorless world when he obtained a diary written by his future self. There is a chance he can bring back his family. He just has to win a game set in another world. Easy enough, right?

 

17. Lightning Degree

Lightning Degree
Similarity Action Art Total
9/20
5/10
7/10
21/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Manhwa, Martial Arts, Shounen

Chapters: 92

Manhwa Storyline:

After losing his father at a very young age, Ryu-Yeon started using the skill and knowledge passed down to him in order to survive. He obtained the ability to carve the most sophisticated and real-like sculptures.

When he got the necessary level of mastery, he created a sculpture of his family and that sculpture caught the eyes of a mysterious old man. He took him as his disciple and this is when Ryu-Yeon’s adventure begins.

Although the story sounds nothing like The Legend of Northern Blade, the spirit of the MC will remind you of Jin Mu-Won multiple times.

 

16. Tale of A Scribe Who Retires To The Countryside

Tale of a scribe
Similarity Action Art Total
10/20
5/10
6/10
21/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Manhwa, Martial Arts

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Son Bin was a writer. He applied to undergo the National Exams but failed miserably. Instead, he was taken in by a martial artist who asked him to write the story of his life. As he was following this Master, he learned how great he actually was. 

By watching him and learning about his adventures, he slowly started taking in all his knowledge and skills. Ultimately, he started walking the same path and left the way of the pen to learn the way of the fist.

A simple story, but simple doesn’t mean bad. Like Jin Mu-Won who first dedicated himself to his studies, they both dared to leave their comfort zone to try and excel in something new.

 

15. Mujang

Mujang
Similarity Action Art Total
11/20
6/10
5/10
22/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Manhwa, Martial arts, Shounen, Webtoons

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Set in the Murim world, the MC was nothing but a lowly slave but with extraordinary talent. He struggled through the pain and humiliation to make the world acknowledge him. He finally rose to the title of general, above all the monsters who once looked down on him.

Jin Mu-Won was treated like an outsider in his own home. All the guards that came to the north tortured him to get information out of him. When he finally declared himself the successor of his sect, all those who wronged him started trembling at the thought of his revenge.

 

14. The Greatest In The World

The Greatest in the World
Similarity Action Art Total
11/20
7/10
6/10
24/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Manhwa, Martial Arts, Reincarnation, Shounen

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

In the Murim world, there exists a martial artist stronger than anybody else. No one can defeat him, no one can call himself his equal. And yet he still trains to attain a higher level and surpass his limits. Traveling the world and overpowering any enemy that stands in his way.

The greatest in the world is a title that suits him to perfection. But there is always a greater force hiding in the shadows ready to take everything you worked so hard for.

Jin Mu-Won is undeniably overpowered. No mortal enemy has been able to hold a candle against him. He only hit a wall when the warriors of the Silent Night appeared and made him realize how weak he really is.

 

13. The Wanderer

The Wanderer
Similarity Action Art Total
12/20
6/10
7/10
25/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts

Chapters: 70

Manhwa Storyline:

Being a Vampire gives you a lot of benefits. Faster and stronger than anyone, vampires can also fly. A dream that most humans have still yet to achieve. But having an eternal life means you have no real identity. You have to recreate yourself in order to stay off the radar.

Wandering the battlefield all alone for a long time. Yui has only one goal in mind, find the one who turned him.

Reclaiming your name, your identity is not an easy feat. Jin Mu-Won hid his origins and his title for a long time before having the opportunity to declare proudly to the world that he is the northern sect leader. Yui is struggling for the same purpose.

 

12. Fist Demon Of Mount Hua

Fist Demon of Mount Hua
Similarity Action Art Total
12/20
7/10
6/10
25/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Martial Arts

Chapters: 70

Manhwa Storyline:

Dam-Ho is weak. His physical condition makes him completely unfit to become a martial artist. And yet, after his entire village was decimated and he was the only one left alive, he has the role of protecting and spreading their knowledge and techniques.

Training harder than anyone, his futile dream of becoming a respected warrior may not be completely impossible to achieve.

Like Jin Mu-Won, the sole survivor of the Northern Sect, he is the only one who knows the secret techniques of his clan and those techniques are the things that are going to make him rise to the top.

 

11. Journey of The Hidden Blade

Journey of the Hidden Blade
Similarity Action Art Total
13/20
7/10
6/10
26/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Manhua, Martial Arts

Chapters: 62

Manhwa Storyline:

Wulin was annihilated by “Blade Ghouls”, humans possessed by The Demon Sword.

That sword was lost and after many years made its return. A blacksmith by the name of Pei Lie was dragged by pure coincidence into a conflict between good and evil that is going to determine the fate of the world.  Way over his head, how will a blacksmith manage to fight against the dark forces?

The quality and strength of your weapon can determine the outcome of a fight. Jin Mu-Won trained to be a blacksmith to create his ultimate weapon. His sword that he forged from a dark meteorite turned out to be a demonic sword that only he can wield. And Pei Lie is determined to do the same.

 

10. Descent of the Demonic Master

Descent of the Demon Master
Similarity Action Art Total
14/20
7/10
6/10
27/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Manhwa

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

This is the story of a soul that can be endlessly reincarnated. During his first life, he lost his loved ones as well as his legs. Then came his second chance, he became the Red Demonic Master but was betrayed and died.

Now is his third shot at life and he is now in the world as we currently know it. Instead of achieving greatness, Gang Jinho decided to lead an average life. Comfortable and peaceful. But because he retained the memories of his past lives, the mindset of the Red Demonic Master remained carved in his mind and soul.

Trying to hide his strength, knowledge and abilities, the protagonist struggles to blend in a modern world he has yet to fully understand.

Jin Mu-Won lived as a recluse, away from society, for at least 20 years. Upon leaving his hideout, he was hell-bent on keeping a low profile and fly right under the radar. It’s just that power is very difficult to hide and it’s very difficult for those who possess it to hold back.

 

9. The Undefeatable Swordsman

The Undefeatable Swordsman
Similarity Action Art Total
13/20
7/10
7/10
27/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Cultivation, Fantasy, Historical, Manhwa, Martial Arts

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Song Woo Mun was cursed by a painting that a sage gave to his father. Because of it, his body became frail and weak and his intelligence even decreased. His curse turned into a gift when he turned 20.

He went through some kind of awakening and the weak boy turned into an overpowered martial artist who has yet to understand his destiny.

From extremely weak to the strongest in the world, it’s Jin Mu-Won with less training.

 

8. Memoir of God of War

Memoir of God of War
Similarity Action Art Total
12/20
8/10
7/10
27/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Manhwa, Martial Arts

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Merely existing doesn’t actually mean that you are living. Dan Sa Yu, the undefeated martial artist. The only disciple of Goryeo. The God of the battlefield has yet to find an adversary that can make his blood boil.

If Jin Mu-Won didn’t have supernatural beings that transcend human power he would have been just like him.

 

7. The Great Mage Returns After 4000 Years

The Great Mage Returns
Similarity Action Art Total
14/20
8/10
7/10
29/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Frey Black was born as the son of an esteemed family. With no magical ability whatsoever, he was treated as the black sheep of the Blake House. Bullied and humiliated on daily basis, he finally gave up on life and committed suicide.

Instead of dying, his body became the host for the soul of The Great Mage Lucas Traumen who was trapped in a parallel universe by a Demigod for 4000 years.

Now back to the world of the living, Lucas has only one thing in mind, get revenge against the Demigod and save the world along the way.

A story of cold-blooded revenge, just like in The Legend of the Northern Blade, both MCs will stop at nothing to destroy those who wrong them. And both of their actions will decide the fate of the world.

 

6. The Return of the 8th Class Magician

Great Mage Returns
Similarity Action Art Total
15/20
7/10
8/10
30/40

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Ian is a wizard. His name made history when he was the first to become an 8th-class wizard. No one can be called his equal in the entire world. If he wished to, he could destroy an entire country in the blink of an eye.

Ian served Emperor Ragnar and together they took control of the empire. They were friends, at least that’s what Ian thought. The Emperor betrayed him and poisoned him by fear that he would someday turn against him.

By using a secret spell that no one knows about, Ian turned back time and got a fresh start. This time he will not repeat the same mistakes. He will make sure that Ragnar never gets the throne and maybe this way he can atone for all the sins he committed in his name.

Another Manhwa about retaliation, about getting justice against those who wronged and betrayed you.

 

5. Gosu

Gosu
Similarity Action Art Total
15/20
8/10
8/10
31/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Manhwa, Martial arts, Shounen, Webtoons

Chapter: 233

Manhwa Storyline:

The MC’s master was betrayed and killed by his own disciples. As the faithful student that he is, he only wishes to get revenge in order for his master’s souls to rest in peace.

He is the only one who knows about the secret technique that his master taught him and as soon as that will be revealed, the Murim world was thrown into chaos. But when that happened, he learned that the people he was after had already died. He has no more purpose in sight. What will he do now?

We can’t deny that almost all stories about retribution are very familiar to the story of the Northern Blade.

 

4. Sword Sheath’s Child

Sword Sheaths Child
Similarity Action Art Total
16/20
8/10
9/10
33/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Manhwa, Martial arts, Shounen, Webtoons

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Bira lives in the forest with his grandfather. One day, his grandpa tells him to wait for him in the North which he does. He waited for years for his return but never came back.

To pass the time he became friends with wild bears and fished to survive. As he was wandering in the forest, he happened to save the life of a kid called Tanyu. Tanyu was on a mission, a mission that will most probably cost him his life. Upon learning this, Bira decides to help him and finally leaves the forest for the first time.

As the story develops, the common points with the Northern Blade will become clearer, but any more details will mean major spoilers.

 

3. Volcanic Age

Volcanic Age
Similarity Action Art Total
16/20
9/10
9/10
34/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen

Chapter: 188

Manhwa Storyline:

Joo seo-cheon lived a miserable life full of regrets and mistakes. Mistakes that he could never fix. As his time was drawing near, his only thoughts were how a waste of time his life was.

As he opened his eyes once more, instead of waking up in hell, he was back to the past. This was his chance, his chance to a new life, a life he will look back upon with pride.

Jin Mu-Won’s life was filled with remorse. Even if he didn’t get another chance, he had the strength to at least make it better as his time went on.

 

2. Chronicles of Heavenly Demon

Chronicles of Heavenly Demon
Similarity Action Art Total
18/20
10/10
9/10
37/40

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Manhwa, Webtoon

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Hyuk Woon Seong is the Spear Master disciple and the heir of his Sect. They were set up and accused by the Orthodox Sect of learning the Demonic arts, a forbidden technique. An act that is punishable by death.

It was the end of the line for Hyuk Woon Seong when his Master’s lit up and granted him a new beginning. He became the 900th apprentice of the Demonic Cult. All his enemies think he is dead, it’s the perfect opportunity for the MC to exact his revenge.

He took control of the Demonic Cult and killed the ones who framed him. But more trouble will come his way as he continues to gain power and influence over the martial arts world.

The Northern Sect was once the strongest of all Sects, and martial artists are terrified that Jin Mu-Won will someday bring it back to its former glory.

 

1. Poison Dragon: The Legend of an Asura

Poison Dragon
Similarity Action Art Total
20/20
10/10
9/10
39/40

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Manhwa, Martial Arts

Status: On Going

Manhwa Storyline:

Yakmun was a member of The Hundred-Flower Valley of Sorrow Sect. He wasn’t a fighter nor particularly strong. He had no special attribute and led a very normal and peaceful life.

His whole world went into chaos when the Poison Sect betrayed them and killed all the disciples in the most gruesome ways. Only Yakmun was left alive but it would’ve been much better if they just had killed him on the spot.

They discovered that he had extreme resistance to poison, so they took him in as a subject for experiments. They tortured him for almost a year, tried every kind of painful and deadly poison on him. They never let him rest and always made sure he would be conscious through every second of it.

Over time, his body changed and he acquired the ability to store and concoct poison in his own body. Using this new skill he managed to escape. Wandering the world all alone, the only thing he wishes to do is avenge his family and friends by massacring all members of the Poison Sect and make sure they die the most painful and slow death he can give them.

Out of all Manhawas, this one can be considered a parallel version of The Legend of the Northern Blade.

 

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Legend of the Northern Blade

When we say something similar, it’s not just the content of the story that matters. The mindset and personality of the MCs are as important. Although some of those Manhwas aren’t about revenge, all protagonists have a thirst for power and an unwavering determination to achieve their goals just like Jin Mu-Won.

 

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