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At first, the character design can be ugly and somewhat scary, and the story, silly and cruel. That's the magic of Lookism. So, if you find the main character incredible annoying and stupid (he is), keep reading. In every arc the author picks one REAL subject that students, and people in general, can go through. ¿Design clothes, body shaming, betting, problems cause because of the use of internet? We all know that they're 21th century issues, insecurities that today teens and even adult strugle. And the fantastic thing is that, no matter how cruel it is shown, its the TRUTH. I would like to remark that any of these characters is shown in an exclusive good look (except the blonde guy, who is awesome). Anyone can be a bully, and sometimes the victim becomes a bully.
... Last updated on July 25th, 2017, 12:57pm
Don't sleep on this!
These days korean webtoons are very popular and people join their fandoms actively, however, this manhwa is pure gold and I can't stress enough how much I recommend it. The author makes a societal commentary in each chapter and touches many heavy issues, one at a time, but the most important issue that is examined in this manhwa is the divergent aspects of bullying. Most of the characters are bullies at one point in the series but each one of them for different reasons. Some just follow the herd mentality, some are pure evil (like the huge guy that bullied Hung Suk in his previous school and the other guy that bullied Vasco, my cute little baby), some are drunk on the sense of superiority they feel through the abuse, etc. The setting is very disturbing, we see young minds, that are completely rotten and corrupted, stay out of prison; noone trusts the police or when they do, the police is rather useless; the teachers are never there or they don't seem to notice their blood-bathed, beaten-to-the-extreme students, they don't supervise nor monitor the situation. However, there are many comic reliefs and this makes reading this manhwa easier.
A cliche and boring premise turned into a unique, compelling and shockingly cute story. I started this story prepared to like maybe one or two characters while everyone else is an exaggerated bully but, while it does have exaggerated bullying, there are seriously precious characters that are likable, sweet and cute. Did not expect that. Which brings me to a mini rant.
Main girl has finally come into the story full time and she is handled so badly that I almost wanted to drop it. But the other characters are so likable that I'm holding out that she gets better. She's a judgmental, self-righteous, hypocrite, and in a cast where most of the characters have already gone through their redemption arcs and have learnt to let go of their prejudice, she really stands out. It's okay if she's flawed, but she looks down on and misunderstands people too, even the main character, and it's irritating how their entire plot is just one big misunderstanding. I hate contrived plot lines that can be solved by characters sitting down and discussing their problems over tea. Here's hoping her arc comes soon. I'll gladly welcome her into the cinnamon roll club. Guess that's just a side effect of bringing in an important side character so late and making them hate all the characters you love.
... Last updated on January 13th, 2017, 10:46am
thought the premise was interesting so gave it a shot read all of translated chapters in one day were to start let's see the characters are likeable, great storytelling it has great moments funny and sad it might be one of the few stories I'll read over again and again it's that good 10/10 4 now
Ok to Great.
It starts off pretty bumpy but as you keep reading it just pulls you in and you're totally hooked. The art is outstanding and it has pretty great humor. The main character is annoying at times because he's dense but he begins to grow and gain more experience. Overall, it's one of my favorite webtoons.
One of the best changes from weak to strong+hot guys
One of my favorites. Great plot and goodlooking characters with interesting back stories. One of the few stories where the bad bully guy turned good and I went from disliking him to him actually becoming one of my favorites.
The best part for me is when the MC goes from a weak guy blaming the world for his misfortunes to growing up and standing up for himself. I also applaud the author for being able to channel the really creepy parts thru the arts, I actually shuddered
amazing. STOP AND READ
It starts off as an okay kind of "ehhh" manhwa where you only read because you're bored but as the story progresses you start to care for the mc more, he came off as pathetic but now he's really willing to change. And my god is Vasco one of the best characters ever, but of course he isn't the main character. There's a lot of character development in this and it's absolutely amazing, don't drop it until chapter 5. This manhwa will become something really amazing in later chapters. It's sad that it's not so well known but that's a given because it's a webtoon. Anyways, try it out, it's a manhwa for everyone, or almost everyone, it does get creepy in some aspects but it's nicely done and doesn't romanticize things, it's realistic. It gives light to a side most of us don't want to cross with a pathetic protagonist who shames his own mother, takes his hate out on her, and blames her for his miserable life, a despicable protagonist you don't really like but once the story progresses he changes and you find that you sympathize with him and you understand him better and he becomes absolutely awesome. This manhwa will continue to look at the perspective of other characters too and I believe that everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in this series. It is quite well done and I hope you give it a try. Kudos to the author for making something so amazing.
... Last updated on March 6th, 2016, 1:20pm
Compared to a lot of manga and overall all series that I read I highly recommend this series, too keep it short overall I just really enjoy the series and am verrrrrry happy ever time that there is an update
Phenomenal except the really squicky bits
This is a story, at its core, about three things: 1) the cycle of bullying and abuse 2) appearance versus reality 3) becoming a stronger person through your own strength (individual character development and growth)
I honestly love it, with exception of the
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almost rape scenes (there are two thus far in 56 chapters), because that shit is awful and very triggery/and the artist really made it creepy, which is good because it doesn't romanticize rape, but at the same time it was awfully shiver-inducing to see those creepy expressions
. I love the characters he meets, the friends he makes, and the charm of their personalities. I have a personal weakness for nice characters in an unforgiving environment, and honestly MC grows on you, as well as the rest. Seconding Megorova, though: he does a lot of running away at first before he realizes it's in his power to change, that he wants to change.
The main character is a good character with a good heart, and the bullying is very harsh--you'll want, so much, for things to get better for him and the other characters going through it. It's shit to be judged by your appearance, bullying doesn't end (it's a continuous cycle), etc.
It's a great story. (Also really good korean fashion okay the fashion students dress up well lol). But definitely, a huge, great theme on bullying and abuse. Frankly, I think we need more of it.
... Last updated on December 27th, 2015, 7:02pm
First few chapters I wanted to drop it, because it was extremely primitive and MC was just pathetic. And not because he was bullied, but because he always took the easy way out (even humiliated and betrayed his own mother). But I kept reading and after dozen or so chapters it became better, I checked on Naver all available chapters (45 at this point), and there seems to be significant improvement both in plot and development of MC's personality and other characters. Can't rate it yet, but it sure deserves more readers.