IRE’s All-New Korean Manhwa Debuts On Top Webtoons Platform

Lezhin Comics, South Korea’s largest paid platform for digital comics debuts IRE’s En Garde, a new sport series following two close friends and fencers.

En Garde tells the story of Shin Yunwoo and Yoo Mir. These two teens are competitive fencers in addition to being the best of friends, but while Shin Yunwoo is the more experienced and mature competitor, his counterpart seems to demonstrate something more. When Shin Yunwoo suffers defeat, two seemingly sinister recruiters approach him with a proposition.

“Lezhin proudly offers stories for every kind of comic book fan around the world,” says James Kim, President of Lezhin Entertainment. “En Garde is a fun story of friendly competition where things are not always as they seem, and friendships are put to the ultimate test. I think readers are going to love this new series.”

En Garde was created by IRE, a young Korean comic book artist, who has developed a devoted following online. The series debuts today at www.lezhin.com, with 10 of the 18 chapters available to read for free. Lezhin readers can purchase additional chapters for 3 coins each. Sample chapter is available here.

This week’s debut follows last week’s premier of Lee Yul’s A Compendium of Ghosts, a beautiful and haunting story rendered to reflect a Korean folklore influence, with five chapters available to read for free. The series was a recipient of the 2013 Korea Content Awards, honoring creatives, and presented by Korea’s prime minister.

About Lezhin Comics:

Launched in 2013 by Han Hee Sung, Lezhin Comics is the largest paid webtoons platform in South Korea, with over 8 million registered members worldwide. Lezhin publishes digital comics primarily in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese. Popular titles include Killing Stalking, Blood Bank, and Something About Us. Lezhin is available to read on the web, as well as Google Play and the App Store.

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