The Breaker is one of the most popular action manhwa with great art and story, so why is there no sequel so far, and will we ever get The Breaker Season 3?
In 2020, Yes, there will be a continuation of Breaker Season 3. However, it’s going to take a few more years until it releases. As Jeon Geuk-Jin & Jin-Hwan mentioned during their interview with Star Comics in October 2019.
The interview is originally in Italian, but below I have included a google translated edition as well.
Star Comics : Is this the first time you are interviewed by Italian journalists?
GJ JH : Yes, we have been interviewed by many Europeans, but never by the Italians.
SC: What was the idea behind the work ?
GJ JH: Usually in manhwa there are themes that are easily understood by Orientals, which are difficult for Westerners to understand. We wanted to make these issues accessible to a public outside of Korean soil.
SC: Given the incredible details, both in history and in drawings, how long does it take to create a volume?
GJ JH: During the first series we had about 4 months to publish each volume, while for the second series we had more or less 3 months.
SC: How do you create locations that perfectly recreate the atmosphere of some places?
GJ : Living in Seoul, during the walks I take pictures and send them to Jin-Hwan who manages to recreate them in a very faithful way.
SC : Are there some moments you like to remember?
GJ JH : It is very pleasant to think about how the opera fans welcomed us in different countries, especially in France.
SC : Is it possible to have some details on the third season?
GJ JH : We can only say that it will be released in a few years.
SC : Between the first and second season there was a profound change in the protagonist, who became more mature. Is that why in the second series you didn’t see the same passion or sexual transport present instead in the first one?
GJ JH : Actually, changing companies, we were advised to limit some scenes to make it accessible to a wider audience.
The Breaker Plot
Yi “Shioon” Shi-Woon’s everyday life at Nine Dragons High School—which consists of beatings from fellow student Ho Chang and his gang—is far from ideal. But one day, a mysterious man named Han Chun Woo spots one of these beatings and instead of offering support, brands Shioon a coward for refusing to fight back, adding insult to injury. To Shioon’s surprise, he finds out that Chun Woo is the new substitute English teacher at his school.
Tired of the daily abuse, Shioon decides to enroll at a martial arts academy to learn how to defend himself. On the way there, he stumbles upon Chun Woo in a predicament—cornered in an alley by a group of angry men! Provoked, Chun Woo suddenly dispatches them using martial arts techniques, which Shioon covertly records. Later, he uses this recording to blackmail Chun Woo into teaching him to defend himself. Reluctantly, Chun Woo agrees, and Shioon is soon thrust into the world of martial arts, known as Murim. However, Shioon is naive and unaware of his master’s shady past and the unseen underbelly of society. How will Chun Woo manage to teach Shioon and help him survive in the world of Murim?
The Breaker: New Waves
After Yi “Shioon” Shi-Woon’s master, Goomoonryong, breaks his ki-center, leaving him unable to use his martial arts, he decides to leave the world of Murim and continue on with his normal life: going to school and coming home to his mother every day. However, Murim has other ideas.
Discovered as the only true disciple of Goomoonryong and entrusted with the Phoenix Medallion of the Sunwoo Clan by Lady Sosul—making him the interim leader of the Sunwoo Clan—the world of Murim is not so eager to let Shioon leave. With his new status, enemies Shioon has never encountered before keep appearing before him, such as the organization known as Soldiers Under Command. They are intent on getting rid of him for the sake of their own prosperity, but how will Shioon defend himself without his ki-center intact?