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That Summer (KIM Hyun)  
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Description
Kim Jumi's life is like that of any other teenager preparing for her CSAT's: all work and no play. But one summer day, she witnesses something on the rooftop of her school... From then on, she finds herself getting progressively more tangled up with two boys who are in a complicated relationship.

Original Webtoon

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
那年夏天 (金炫)
그 해 여름

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
90 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (44 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 25th 2017, 8:43am PST


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Year
2015

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comico Korea (Comico)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #470 increased(+55)
Monthly Pos #494 decreased(-304)
3 Month Pos #76 decreased(-61)
6 Month Pos #31 increased(+44)

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On 207 reading lists
On 72 wish lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 71 custom lists

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For the not-too-big-a-fan-of-BL   
Rating: N/A
by sasxxitaga
June 4th, 2017, 11:56am
Tbh I'm not a BL fan but this manhwa is really neat. I like the story, the plot, the characters. There's hate and love. For a change, the female MC isn't the type to be blushing or dying out of nervousness all the time. She's confident and strong and REALISTIC. I think this manhwa relates a lot to real life. Like how it actually works. There are characters whom you will absolutely hate and then there are characters you'll adore. That's life. You don't love everyone. You don't hate everyone. Girls don't turn tomato red around their crushes. Also Yoo Won is really hot ehehe~ he's real smooth. In addition, the translator's notes in this manhwa is something worthy enough to be mentioned. It takes the manga a step higher in humour.
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One of my favorites.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by herosusan123
May 30th, 2017, 6:50am
I know there are readers who are just looking for BL or shoujo, but I hope you can disregard the genre (step out of the box for once) and just try it out. Before reading, I was honestly expecting this to head in one direction or the other like a typical webtoon/manga. Its actually kind of unpredictable, and as a result, very fun to read. Rather than focusing on developing one romantic relationship, the story is spread out and appropriately divided in developing each main character and their relationships with each other/side characters. A character that initially seemed rude/sassy becomes pitiful or one that was mysterious/manipulative turns out to be greatly misunderstood. I tend to read more shounen ai or BL, but I can say for sure that I'll be satisfied with whatever outcome in this webtoon. At this point, I honestly want it to be a polyamorous relationship because either route will leave me with fists clenched.
Usually, I leave a lot of critiques in my reviews so I can remember details, but I'm surprised that I have nothing bad to say about this webtoon.
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Incredible and super recommended   
Rating: N/A
by Shimma
May 25th, 2017, 1:46pm
I love this webtoon.
The characters are realistic and interesting, in a character driven kind of story.
Jumi is a normal student, some might even say she is plain at first, which I agree, but she doesn't need to have a Haruhi Suzumiya personality to be a good character.
She is normal, sweet and nice girl who gets to be in the middle of two attractive boys, but they seem to be gay say so its REFRESHING not knowing since the first chapter that they will fall for her. Their interaction isn't force, and you will be wanting to know more about them.

I have to say that I dont like yaoi or shonen ai, but its seems more like a shojo than a shonen ai. You will even relate to some situations.

The character desing improves a lot, its so nice.

... Last updated on May 25th, 2017, 1:58pm
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It's new   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by aiish
May 19th, 2017, 2:45am
First the first time, as a fujoshi, I wasn't cheering for two guys to end up together. Yes the love isn't 100% new, but it's refreshing. To see how love with grow between two guya and a girl, with the guys being interested in each other. If the love for them had deepen in any other way, I wouldn't had rooted for the female lead anymore; but she was just lovely and I just had to root for her. I love how the storyline is going and still don't know whats really going to happen if the story continues. I wish for happiness for all the character regardless and hope the story doesn't get ruined.
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Nostalgic, Suspenseful, and Quietly Defies Stereotypes   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kiearah
May 7th, 2017, 3:29pm
That Summer should be read with no expectations. Yes, it is considered both "shoujo" and "shounen-ai"; but, more than those confining categories, it's very much more a slice-of-life, coming of age drama between a host of characters whose friendships and relationships (platonic and otherwise) develop in the midst of the one summer before they choose their paths.

Kim Jumi, the main lead and a female character, is wonderful. Full stop. For a series that starts with the relationship between two guys, Jumi is a breath of fresh air for those of us used to "useless," "distracting," "mean," or just plainly not well-written female characters (especially with romantic male leads). She is realistically well-written, with flaws of her own and strengths of her own. She finds herself, over the course of the series, learns who she is and grows from that. She empathizes with her friends and the two male leads, and helps those around her as well while still being far from perfect in doing so. She also places importance on her relationships with her friends, which is super nice, and reacts to them the same way any high schooler would when they're troubled with romance, fights between friends, and more. It's all her qualities and weaknesses that make her so likeable, and looking back at high school as a time that has already passed for me, I can see a lot of myself in the Jumi as a student. So, from that, she diverges from either "shoujo" or "shounen-ai" stereotypes, and becomes a person of her own.

The two male leads, Hee Bum and Yoo Won, are also something very different than what is expected in conventional shoujo or shounen-ai. Hee Bum can be sarcastic and feisty, but also sentimental, anxious, and someone who finds it hard sometimes to express himself, especially to those important to him. Yoo Won is riddled with a handful of mysteries and a half; he clearly cares about the people around him, but he also does not reveal much and prefers to be alone despite being well-known and admired. Their relationship with each other and with Jumi is much more complex than just a love triangle (and in fact, there are none of those in here, really) or two love interests vying for the girl/guy. All three protagonists become friends, but each holds separate views of each other and themselves, and that difference in relationships and relating to one another is well-developed and explored in That Summer.

There are also other characters, given their own pace and time and importance, and though they seem minor they also play important roles in the lives of Jumi, Yoo Won, and Hee Bum, and thus an important part in this story as well.

That Summer is chock-full of small events in life and big ones that ultimately make up what it really feels like to be a high school student in the summer before you "have to" move on with your life and begin a new stage. Though every chapter has a new and suspenseful revelation, and each reveal keeps you guessing at where the story will go, it's amazing because it feels just like life at that age; you will never know where it will go from there. It's full of nostalgic moments (for those old enough to have left high school behind), with fights and breakups and jealousy but also in-jokes, sweet romances, a world too big to truly understand just yet, and equal worry about both your future career and the person sitting beside you as you grab lunch together or meet each other on a bench outside at 3 a.m. to talk about everything and nothing at all. That Summer really, in the end, talks about "that summer" that everyone still remembers years on from now, and I'm sure I'll be remembering this story years from now as well.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2017, 3:29pm
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Coming of age vibe   
Rating: N/A
by kira6
April 1st, 2017, 4:37pm
This webtoon gives off a coming of age vibe even though it only spans one summer of these characters' lives. The first 10 chapters are interesting and leave the reader wanting to know more, but afterwards the pace really slows down (which gives off the slow, lazy summer vibe but sometimes it just felt too slow). The shounen ai aspect is the catalyst that starts everything, but it's not the main focus of this webtoon. It's more about the reader witnessing a friendship form among the main characters, and it's always a breath of fresh air when a female character is not villianized in a story that involves boyxboy.
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But there is one unfortunate arc about a jealous girl that kidnaps the main character??? this part was ???
It's not the most interesting or newest of stories but all in all, I liked it. (Did I mention the friendship is hella cute? Cuz it's hella cute.)

... Last updated on April 1st, 2017, 4:47pm
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So sweet >___< ... for the time being ( ̄▽ ̄' )   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sylvina
November 19th, 2016, 10:15pm
Gosh!! this manhwa is so new to me, i mean, all the plot development is new to me (at least, i don't recall to have read something like this before) is so sweet, the drawing, and the relationship between the characters. I only hope that this doesn't end bad. Up to now, i think it's so pretty, i recommend this one to shonen-ai's fans, it's not the usual lovey-dovey thing we read on yaoi mangas. I think that's why i like this much biggrin >.< . Anyway, give this manhwa an oportunity if you like this genre, i think you won't regret it (i hope not to fail it hahah :') )

... Last updated on November 19th, 2016, 10:21pm
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Okay   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Maelynn
November 3rd, 2016, 1:25am
I like the plot, and the characters, in the first three chapters at least, are not bad. I'll rate it 8 for now, because I like the whole setting, BUT I have a feeling that, regardless of the main plot, the author will somehow, one way or the other, make the main guys fall in love with the girl, and that's just boring and all too predictable. Will update as it goes.
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