User Reviews

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    07.20.19
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    Such a shame this is no longer being updated. It was a great story with gorgeous art. One star taken off due to the story being incomplete. Hopefully the creators will come up with a story they can finish next time. Looking forward to it!

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    5
    11.03.18
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    This is currently the ne plus ultra of Wann manhwa. There is no other manhwa as Wann as this one. Beautiful people, obsessively, destructively in love, with much passion, fear, fury, danger, violence, and the very highest drama with a splash of humor. If you’re only ever going to read one Wann manhwa, this is the one to read. (You should totally read her other series, though!) MAJOR CONTENT WARNINGS for sexual assault and suicide, though, so if you may be sensitive to such content, please read with caution. I wish this were available in hard copy in English. The formatting here is not very good on a phone, and the double-page spreads are cut up awkwardly on this app. I read this back when in a scanlation and still paid to “buy” this legally, and still would pay again to have this on my shelf. A 21st-c. classic.

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    5
    10.20.18
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    Legitimately love this series of short stories. Wann uses science fiction and fantasy to tell stories that explore different facets of love, romantic and maternal, mortal and immortal, straight and gay and beyond. The characters are so well-defined, even in the short format, that the reader winds up caring deeply for them and what happens. Great stories, great early Wann art. Highly recommend this series!

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    4
    10.20.18
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    Early Wann, so you can see her style develop. Fun depiction of modern life from three different urban, urbane career women in Seoul from about 15 years ago, but also has some antiquated, deeply `80s takes on men and women that skeeved me out with how awful the attitudes towards men and women were. So, yeah, just like “Sex and the City”, including spending lots of time on fashion (some of the gendered takes in that section are so old, they’re covered in mold and rust), and depicting women unabashedly enjoying sex. This series ends better than that show did, which says something for Wann’s superior writing and better takes on the future of how men and women will relate. Interesting, kinda sexy series with funny, compelling characters that probably captures life from fifteen years ago pretty well, but I wouldn’t say it’s worth sinking a ton of money into. Rent, don’t buy, and try to get that discount.

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    5
    10.09.18
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    Has this been optioned to be adapted into a drama? Because it would make an excellent drama series! (And they’d be able to flesh it out the way the creators couldn’t.) Even the secondary couple is well-done. Lots of pretty fun and just the right amount of feels in this one. It’s a shame they didn’t get to tell the full story they wanted to tell, but I really enjoyed the story they were able to tell us, particularly having a female lead be so career-minded and independent. She’s not owned by anyone! Fantastic! Stands up well to rereading, so if you can manage to buy instead of renting, do so.

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    4
    10.08.18
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    You can see the seeds of Wann’s later works in this story, the men who all fall for that one girl, the true love who is obsessed to the point of psychotic break when separated, the gorgeous people, the cross purposes, the violence without viscera, and a bit of sex. (A tiny bit.)

    The story itself is rather compelling, if slightly disjointed in sections, and you can see why men would fall in love with the girl. The characters are interesting and as compelling as the K-drama-via-Greek-tragedy story. The men who fall in love do so with kinder, more respectful hearts than you’ll find in Wann’s later works, but there’s still one sexual assault (not rape) that I would suggest a content warning on for those matters. (A content warning label for much of Wann’s work, to be honest.) This is not as sweeping or ambitious a story as 100% Perfect Girl, Give To the Heart, or Collide, and you can tell Wann is still developing as a writer and an artist, but it is a good, relatively short dramatic ride of the kind that only Wann can provide.

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    5
    09.23.18
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    “I’m just an average-looking girl,” says the gorgeous girl drawn gorgeously by Wann. The potato reading sighs deeply, goes on to read the next chapter.

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    5
    09.22.18
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    Definite content warning on sexual violence and rape, as well as suicide attempts. I thought it was worth it, but if you are sensitive to this kind of material, I’d avoid this series.

    This is the usual Wann hot men and women being awful to each other, emotionally and physically, as they learn and grow, as people and as members of society, with some existential questions thrown in for good measure. Lots of sex. Lots of shirtless god-like men. Lots of blood splatter, though no viscera, that I can recall, and corpses. And an honestly compelling story with fascinating characters in a way only Wann can produce.

    I enjoyed the world-building and science fiction, which was introduced in an interesting piecemeal manner and built to a fascinating conclusion.

    I honestly wish I could buy hard copy volumes of this series, because it’s worth a reread outside of this cruddy app.

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