The time has come for 20-something Sunyool Lee, the daughter of a famous politician, to tie the knot. Though she takes her impending arranged marriage mostly in stride, Sunyool is understandably distressed when her father presents her with three potential husbands-to-be. They’re all so cute, she can’t pick just one! A few awkward dates later, Sunyool agrees to marry Sihyun Park; while the two barely know one another, they resolve to build a connection before consummating their relationship. Will Sunyool and her new hubby stumble upon marital bliss or will their romance be over before it even starts?
Review Status: Complete (3 volumes/3 Volumes)
Licensed: No, this manhwa is unlicensed in the US. Originally published by Naver.
Serialized In: N/A – it was originally a webcomic.
Summary: After losing his job as a city gardener, the main character only seems to care about one thing, his home garden full of rare plants. But when a mysterious man burns down his garden and home, the protagonist barely manages to escape alive. When he wakes up in the hospital, he learns he has lost his eyesight. With nothing left, the man just lies in the hospital bed with seemingly no hope left, until the sudden regaining of his eyesight causes him to realize he has been transported to a strange new world covered in a mystical forest. (MAL.net)
Review: The movie Avatar was an interesting one (take it or leave it as you will). I adored the interesting world that it presented, where there were some fantastical creatures and interesting technology that it had. While my initial comparison to Avatar might turn off those who weren’t that fond of the environmentalist blue cats, KissWood manages a solid take on the environmental fantasy story with an overarching story about needing to connect to others. Like Avatar, this is a visual treat. Originally a webcomic, this is in full-blown, gorgeous color. Normally this isn’t much to comment on, but the coloring and shading is simply outstanding, and the art is top-notch. This manhwa is the Avatar of published webcomics. Thankfully, it’s got the story to back it up!
Review Status: Incomplete (3 Volume/6 Volumes)
Licensed: Yes, this manhwa is licensed in the US. I read it at NETCOMICS.
Art: The art looks like fairly typical shoujo art, but I’m highly impressed by the quality of the pictures I’m reading. It’s almost as good as having the physical volumes! Anycase, the art. The girls are pretty, the boys are bishie, and there is lovely detail on clothing but not so much on anything else. There is an interesting, sketch-like quality to the art that makes it more visually interesting than some of the other manhwa I’ve read.
Summary: Jay Jin is the headstrong teenage rebel, determined to prove she’s serious about making art. J. Max is the tall debonair foreigner, in Korea on business, with more–much more–to his background than he lets on. On the surface, it would seem as though Jay and J. have nothing in common…until a chance encounter in a hotel lobby sparks a mysterious attraction. Will true love prove strong enough to overcome the language barrier, not to mention the thousands of miles separating two attractive people? Then there are the interventions of friends and family who think they know best…as well as a disastrous encounter with spicy chicken kebab! A giddy romantic fable for our ever-shrinking world, 100% Perfect Girl demonstrates the power of chemistry to conquer all. (amazon.com)
Review: 100% Perfect Girl is a manhwa I’d been hearing a lot about, and when I got the chance to read it, I grabbed it! First off, I want to make something clear; this is an utterly idealized fairy-tale romance. It’s the stuff of romance novels crossed with teen novels with a dash of fairy tale thrown in. It is utter fluff. This isn’t really a bad thing, necessarily, and manages to throw itself into the fluff with all it has. If you’re going to do it, do it all the way, right?