City of the Dead Sorcerer
Title ID:
3021
Alt name(s):
  • City of Dead Sorcerer
  • City of the Dead Magician
  • Dead Sorcerer's City
  • Город Мёртвого Мага
  • 죽은 마법사의 도시
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  • 7.52
  • 7.08
  • 76
Pub. status:
Completed
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The year is 2014, a new substance, SDE01, commonly referred to as "Mana" is discovered by a group of Russian scientists. The world plunges into a development race to find uses of this new seemingly unlimited source of energy that cannot be seen or felt.

16 years after the discovery, it's now the self-proclaimed Age of Magic, where you can download an App to your very phone and cast magic. However, heavy restrictions have been imposed over the available spells, and the required paperwork to even use a high level spell are astronomic.

Among the citizens of this new world, a red robed mysterious man seems capable of wielding extremely powerful magic in a way that should not be possible. It's unknown what his aim is or what he wants to accomplish. All that's known about this mysterious person is that he has been using forbidden level spells to kill evil-doers throughout the city.

But detective Kim is in charge of catching this murderer/hero. And he doesn't plan on giving up.
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  • Chapter 0/236

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i remember reading this years ago lol
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I'm done marathoning all of Carnby's work in English (except for Hanged Doll, which we'll redo from scratch because the original translation is insufferable).

I have to agree with his former partner, Aruani: he's not made for long-winded action works. Psychological thrillers that end before chapter 100 are his strength. Melo Holic and Bastard are masterpieces. Gorgon and Superior Day are also great. PIGPEN shows great promise.

Not that this is not enjoyable. When the author is good, even when they're not in their element they can do something that is above average. But this is nothing more. What I like the most about it is the humour.

Perhaps he'll prove me wrong with Sweet home, which has great pacing, characters and premise, and is already beyond chapter 120.
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8 chapters in, the detective is such a stupid character
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I don't even recall I placed this one on my read list, but here I am.
Decent read half-way through, but got real boring at around chapter 60. The arc in chapter 40~50 was especially filler-ish and needless. The story just seemingly has no idea what it wants to focus on, the initial topics that were presented as interesting or mysterious, ended up being completely trivialized and rendered meaningless.
A few dozen chapters in, the comic feels more like a stream-of-consciousness of any random character the author chooses to throw in, with a dash of setting info-dumps. I just started skipping text until chapter 80, and honestly didn't had any problem following after the story.

At least this one was fun for a while...
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Good
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@Vuubik Final chapter of the arc, the other arcs have (Final) chapters too
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>Beacon(Final)

EXCUSE ME WHAT THE FUCK, THERE WAS MORE TO THIS THAN THAT WHEN I WAS READING THIS ON BATOTO

EXPLAIN
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dropped @ chapter 13. I was hoping it would get interesting and that the characters would give you a reason to care about them and the world but everything is boring and dull
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Sigh. I get so damn depressed when I read stories like this one. Great premise, decent art, etc... aaaaaand then the characters go completely braindead. Seriously, the flashback-story that explains why everything happened and how magic was spread to humans is the dumbest garbage I've read this week. Not ONE character seemed capable of engaging a SINGLE brain cell...

It's too late for me, I have to keep reading since I've invested this much, but I'd recommend those who want plots to make sense to stay away from this.

EDIT: still, thanks to anyone that's been a part of scanlating. The translations and edits have been really good, I just really can't stand the source material.
Last edited 2 years ago by MangaDex.
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EGS still translates this on their own, slightly broken reader, if you want to read up to this point

EDIT: NVM, the rest has been uploaded.
Last edited 2 years ago by MangaDex.
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No official translation yet. Some of their other stuff is up though.

http://www.webtoons.com/en/thriller/sweethome/list?title_no=1285
http://www.webtoons.com/en/thriller/bastard/list?title_no=485
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WOAH. I haven’t seen this since all the Korean Webtoons were DMCA’d! Did it ever get picked up for an official translation?