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Manga Tuesdays; Crush On You

Manga: Crush on you 
Written by: Lee Kyun Ha
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen Ai  

Volumes: 5
Chapters: 17
Anime: no
own/ library/ borrowed/ read online
completed/ ongoing

Seung Hun is a boy who has never been in love. Yi Woo is a girl who wants to be loved for herself and not her beauty. Jongyi is the mysterious person who will become their object of passion. Right from the start, a strange love triangle forms between these 3. But as always love is long painful path especially if the object of it is completely oblivious to your attentions.from: http://manga.animea.net/crush-on-you.html 
Really cute and pure manhwa. I really loved Jongyi and Seung Hun. The rest of the characters where a bit too mainstream... It's like every manga has them. Seung Hun is actually also quite a unoriginal guy (well if you compare him to other mangas, manhwa's and what so ever) but I always like his type of guys. 
Jongyi is a very original character though. He acts like a child but from the inside he is quite mature and almost always in pain, because a traumatic experience in his past (well okay I admit, that's not really original).
I really don't think Yi Woo was needed for the story. She doesn't put anything extra in the story and to be honest, she annoyed me quite a bit. 

Overall I liked the story, though it was quite average. The art was really different though. The mangaka really has an original drawing style, very cute. The end was a bit unsatisfying, but that's probably just me.

3 stars

Some things about Manhwa for non-manga readers :P :

Manhwa is a Korean cartoon or comic. There are lots of them in all kind of different genres. Of most Manhwa's  there is a new chapter released every month, so that's why some are ongoing (it also can be that the translation group is a bit slow. DON'T EVER GET ANGRY BECAUSE OF THAT THOUGH! Manhwa's are translated by volunteers, and not very much people speak both English and Korean well enough to translate them. If your bothered by it, join such a group! They are always looking for new members! Also editors and cleaners are needed!).

some terms:
Shoujo= Manga for mostly teenage girls (it can be very childish, it can be really mature)
Shounen= Manga for mostly teenage boys (example: Naruto )
Josei= Manga for older women (the manga site says: late teenage and adult audiences, this is usually because the characters in the manga are not in high school anymore, this doesn't mean it's not fun to read if you are younger)
Seinen= Manga for older men (also for late teenage and adult audiences, also usually fun to read if you're younger)
School life= is sometimes quite interesting because the japanese school life seems very different than what I am used to
Shoujoai= girls love
Shounenai= boys love
Yuri = let's just say: the more advanced version of girls love
Yaoi= the more advanced version of boys love


emaginette said...

Thanks for the review. I need to stay on top of these things. :-)

Mar said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, as always, emaginette :)