The Beginning After The End (Korean: 끝이 아닌 시작, Japanese: 最強の王様、二度目の人生は何をする？, Mandarin: 三岁开始做王者) is a Tapas Original seasonal comic, based on the novel of the same name, is written by TurtleMe and illustrated by Fuyuki23. The release schedule is 3 times a month for Season 1 and weekly for Season 2 and Season 3. It’s currently available in English, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese Mandarin and French.
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed through martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of a man, devoid of purpose and will. Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.
Appearance The Beginning After the End
As King Grey, Arthur had a pale, short blonde hair. He had a large build from extensive training and was seen wearing a pale, yellow robe or tunic with long white pants that end just before his calves paired with brown sandals. During times of war, Grey is seen in a full-body armor suit.
Born as Arthur Leywin, Arthur had short auburn brown hair, and large bright azure eyes. He had a small round face and was generally dressed in solid-colored fabrics by his mother. As he grew older, Arthur’s hair started to grow longer, with short bangs sweeping across his forehead. At the age of eight, Arthur had grown taller and his hair had grown significantly, extending just past his ears, above his neck. Once he had returned from Elenoir, to Xyrus City in Sapin, Arthur had a hair cut which left him having short hair with long bangs that sweep across his forehead. He often wore solid-colored shorts matched with a button-up shirt. His shoes were typically brown and he opted to wear long socks although this is only on the cover of the Tapas and manga4all comics. In the comics themselves, he would often wear a white button-up shirt with a string necktie and grey shorts with brown suspenders. As for footwear, he would wear black dress shoes likely without socks.
As an adventurer, Arthur wears a black turtleneck long sleeve paired with black pants and boots. He wears a loose, pale, argyle shirt beneath a hooded, navy blue jacket with grey markings across the sleeves. His face is covered with a white, full-face mask with a blue half note printed alongside his left eye hole. Arthur wears black, spiked aurochs skinned, fingerless gloves with three green, single-use healing spell gems embedded on the knuckles. Along with his gloves, he also wears a silver ring on his ring finger, a matching pair with his mother’s red jeweled ring. He also carries a dark olive hiker’s backpack with a green sleeping bag rolled up beneath it and his two swords strapped on both sides of his waist.
Arthur Leywin, as a teenager, was of above-average height, taller than many of the adults around him, with auburn hair and azure eyes. He has a well-built body due to his continuous training.
Using Realmheart causes his eyes to turn into a lavender color while his hair goes white and grows beyond his neck, and golden runes spread throughout his whole body.
After several battles against various enemies, his body was covered in scars, the ones in his neck and left hand from his fight against Jagrette standing off the most.
At the start of Volume 8, however, Arthur has changed physically. He now looks to be in his early 20s and described his own traces as sharper, while his skin is now a cream-white tone with no scars and calluses at all and his once auburn hear is wheat-pale. His eyes are now golden, instead of blue, and although his body is still toned, he is a bit thinner.
Arthur Leywin as he was reincarnated into the world, he kept his memories from his past life. This allowed him to be skillful in swordsmanship and to be a great strategist at a very young age. Compared to his previous life, where he had few friends and no family. In his new life, he protects his family and those who are close to him at all costs. He has difficulties in expressing his emotions since, as a King, he needed to seal his emotions from everyone to protect himself from his enemies. Arthur also has been known to get really angry sometimes, due to his being a king in his past life. Arthur has gotten mad at King Glayder but later was composed.
In his previous life, Arthur lived by the name Grey. He lived on a distant future, dystopian Earth, where he was an orphan and lived in an orphanage with his childhood friends, Nico and Cecilia. Due to the miserable situation of the orphanage, they had to make money by stealing. After the assassination of the Headmaster of the orphanage, whom Grey loved as a mother, he swore vengeance; he enrolled in cadet school intending to become King; all that to find those who are accountable for the Headmaster’s death. As Grey, he never dated nor loved, due to dedicating his whole life solely for the sake of becoming the strongest. Soon after the wars were replaced by Paragon Duels, Grey retired from being the king.