We saw in the previous chapter that 003 is hunting down the SW President, which means he will have to confront her soon. So far, there has been no direct confrontation between Ijin and 003, as she only sent her team to ambush the Chairman. However, we can expect that to happen in the upcoming chapters.
003 appears to be very manipulative and toxic, to the point that she can do anything to get what she wants. It’s probably safe to assume that she won’t be an easy person for Ijin to deal with, but we’re sure he knows that too. Let’s see how Ijin deals with this situation in Chapter 172 Mercenary Registration.
The Chairman and Director were both impressed by Ijin’s quick thinking as he undoubtedly saved their lives just by being alert. Not only that, Ijin is also a very impressive warrior and dealing with the army sent by Jacal and 003 was easy for him. He basically wiped out everyone who had infiltrated the hotel building.
003 sought to recruit Alice and Jacal for her work as they were both talented fighters and would make effective pawns. Jacal basically fell into 003’s trap because she only decided to make him work for her after she realized that he had been eyeing her for all the wrong reasons.
Mercenary Enrollment is an action and drama manga series about a teenage mercenary. MC was involved in a plane crash and lost his memories as a child, only to be stranded in a very dangerous and remote place. MC decides to become stronger and takes a job as a mercenary just so he can protect himself.
Well, MC recalls his memories and goes back, hoping to live a normal life as a high school student but of course things don’t go as planned and MC has to show off his fighting skills once and for all. Again. Today, we will discuss the Mercenaries Chapter 172 release date, recap what happened previously in the series, and where you can find it.
In the previous chapter of Mercenary Enrollment, 003, Alice and Jacal came up with a plan to break into the hotel where the SW President was staying and kidnap him. They only want the SW President but since Ijin is one of the bodyguards, of course a clash between him and his former teammate 003 is basically inevitable.
003, who also goes by the name Quinn, recruited Alice, who was said to be an excellent marksman, and Jacal, whom she wanted to make a pawn. Essentially, they release a toxic gas through the hotel’s vents to knock everyone unconscious, so their kidnapping can go smoothly.
Well, Ijin actually noticed when the gas escaped and asked the Director and Chairman to be careful and cover their noses to stay awake. The two teams entered the hotel to carry out their plan but because Ijin was awake, he started shooting at them. He takes advantage of his enemies’ confusion and takes them down effectively.
He removed their gas masks and gave one to the Director and Chairman before putting one on himself. Of course, he hadn’t destroyed the entire team yet and there were many members who were still conscious and looking for targets with guns ready in their hands.
Ijin also took them out, and the Chairman was really surprised. The director said he wanted to be first, but Ijin refused quite firmly. He tells the Director that he doesn’t have the ability to protect one-on-one so the Director should just focus on protecting the Chairman while he takes the lead, clearing the way.
After they had successfully destroyed the enemy force, Ijin checked on the other SW guards and found that they were all still breathing and only unconscious. Ijin leads the two out the back door of the hotel and Jacal is upset when he realizes the two teams have been destroyed and failed in their mission.
Release date and where to read
Mercenaries Chapter 172 will be released on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 12:00 am KST.
- Japan (JST): 12:00 a.m. Sunday, January 21, 2024
- Korea (KST): 12:00 a.m. Sunday, January 21, 2024
- United States (EST): 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2024
- United Kingdom (GMT): 04:00 pm Saturday, January 20, 2024
- Australia (AEST): 01:00 am Sunday, January 21, 2024
You can read Chapter 172 of Mercenary Enrollment on Naver Comic.