I like both but I do think that they have interesting differences
Noblesse is certainly not plot driven, and depends entirely on its two main characters (Frankenstein and Rai) which, by my standards are pretty well written and drawn for your avergae shonen heroes.
Noblesse (which a lot off people who don't like it don't seem to realize) doesn't take itself seriously. The authors know Rai is ridiculously ultimate badass, and they actually make fun of it. (at least i see it that way)
The plot might seem to keep repeating itself, but I still feel as if there are no ridiculous power ups : Rai and Frank were alrdy as strong as they are now. + the M-21 and company do get beaten up pretty badly. Though it'd be nice to see one die
TOG on the other hand is a manhwa that lives in the shadow of its secodnary characters. And that's incredibly tangible from the get-go: the reason the Headon arc is brilliant is not because of Bamm but because of Headon, Yuri, and Evan. They basically make the story what it is. And that's a constant in the entire manhwa (Koon, Rak, Leroro, Leesoo Androssi ... do I need to keep up?
Which is why the whole Badass Baam of season 2 drives away from the manhwa's essence and what makes it great: Baam is not as great a character as Rai, and he suffers from too much exposure.
TOG's story is actually brilliant for one reason SIU manages to take a simple test (ie: make the ball pop) and twist it around itself, until it is totally used to its full storytelling power. (another reason why Untrustworthy room is terrible is the over complex test, with the BS ending of a plot twist).
And SIU's art is great at putting forward good punch lines.
In a sense they're two different manhwas and they succeed (most of the time) at what they do; but it's nice to talk about the differences.
Edited by Tyler Durden, 03 December 2012 - 10:52 PM.
"They got this guy, in Germany. Fritz Something-or-other. Or is it? Maybe it's Werner. Anyway, he's got this theory, you wanna test something, you know, scientifically - how the planets go round the sun, what sunspots are made of, why the water comes out of the tap - well, you gotta look at it. But sometimes you look at it, your looking changes it. Ya can't know the reality of what happened, or what would've happened if you hadn't-a stuck in your own goddamn schnozz. So there is no "what happened"? Not in any sense that we can grasp, with our puny minds. Because our minds... our minds get in the way. Looking at something changes it. They call it the "Uncertainty Principle". Sure, it sounds screwy, but even Einstein says the guy's on to something". The Man who wasn't there.