Reading Logs · seinen

Yuutai Nova (mild spoilers)

I am so unlucky these days. I keep bumping into manga/webtoons that got rushed or axed. Sigh.

So, yeah, heed my warning: don’t get too engrossed, this series got chopped. And just when it started to get interesting, too!

Okay. Here we go: The manga tells a story about a 20-year-old college student who can perform astral projection. He first uses it to spy– okay, my bad– to let go of his longing toward his ex-girlfriend whom he hasn’t met for a few years. As things progress, he ends up finding things he is not ready to see and meets a mysterious girl who possesses the same — but stronger — power as him.

In my honest opinion, I think this guy starts off as a sore loser. (Here is the start of the SPOILERS.) He was being such a jerk toward his ex. And that, more or less, might have contributed to make whatever she is now. But, he does feel guilty, and knows that he was being a complete asshole. Isn’t that a recipe for a good character development?

But forget character development. There is no room for that. The manga got axed in chapter 20, just when you’ll think it might turn into something great.

What is this power? How did he get it? Who is that mysterious girl? What’s her story? These are a few questions that will, sadly, never get answers.

In the pen-ultimate chapter, the mangaka made this short comic about a pathetic, talentless mangaka. Not sure what happened, but I feel like he was feeling underappreciated at that time. I am not familiar with him. The manga itself was created in 2007 and he made more titles after that, so I guess, things look up?

Even if this manga did not get axed, I don’t think I would be fan. Depending on the development of the story, tho. However, I do agree with most people out there, this could be something good for people who love titles with darkish, supernatural ecchi hint.

Will I read again? Sigh. What for?

Drama, Romance, Seinen, Supernatural


Reading Logs · Webtoon

Timing & Again

“Timing” might not have the best art, but I assure you it has one of the most beautiful stories out there (and it is surely not a bitch). In facts, it is one of the best webtoons I read in recent years.

Timing circles around a group of people with supernatural gifts. A woman that can foresee a coming disaster. Another that is able to see a tragedy 10 minutes before it happens. A student that can freeze time. A man that can rewind time by 10 seconds.

 A series of mysterious high school suicides binds them as they race with deaths to unveil the truth behind.

A warning for those who love beautiful arts, the drawing might appall you. But if you can take some time to read and put outer appearance behind. I promise you this series is seriously thrilling and may invoke your curiosity till the last page. The plot is deep and can be rather mind blowing. The story is, as I said earlier, beautiful.

Its sequel, “Again” has a much improved drawing. This time, the story introduces a group people who cheated deaths, and will cheat times and again, even if it means killing innocent souls to achieve it. A man, who can always position himself in a safe spot to avoid dangers, has to protect his immigrant pregnant wife from the ferocity of the group. The story can be a tearjerker, just a heed.  

Each titles have around 30 chapters, and I gobbled them in one go. What amazes me from these series are most chapters are short but they somehow deep that it feels like so many things happen in only a few panels.

If anything, tho, the plots (of both series) can be confusing. Especially with all those time jumps and handful of characters. But I still think they, in a way, make sense. I seriously think that Kang Full, the man who penned these series, is genius. As expected from the first generation webtoon artist,

Will I read again? Yes, definitely a yes.

Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Tragedy