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Cheese in the Trap  
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Description
Having returned to college after a year long break, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of a suspiciously perfect senior named Yoo Jung. From then on, her life took a turn for the worse - and Sul was almost certain it was all Jung's doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

Original Webtoon / English Version by Naver

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
チーズインザトラップ
جبنة في المصيدة
پنیر در تله
치즈인더트랩

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
166 Chapters (Ongoing)
Part 1: 46 Chapters + Prologue+ Character Extra + Special Episode (Complete)
Part 2: 67 Chapters + Special Episode + 2 Q&A Extras (Complete)
Part 3: 73 Chapters + Prologue (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
6 topics, 31 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (579 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 7:40pm PST

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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Naver Webtoon (Naver)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #39 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #49 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #47 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #40 increased(+7)

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On 1837 reading lists
On 979 wish lists
On 44 completed lists
On 74 unfinished lists
On 429 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Cheese in the Trap: Who will win Hong Sul's heart?!? 124 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes ago
Speculations on Yoo Jung 146 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes ago
confession 157 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes ago
Drama? 233 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes ago
"The incident" 609 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Re: Caityluu   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Passerby12
July 23rd, 2012, 10:24pm
The author denied the original scanlating group to scanlate and host the webtoon on other sites; the current group actually uses a plug-in which requires readers to visit the original site where the raw is found and read the translation that is superimposed on the raw image. This is different to conventional scanlating, and the author actually gets more readership that way, which affects her webtoon's popularity directly (by attracting additional viewers). So what's there to be disappointed about? Odd Squad's method is is ingenious.
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[insert cliche title - "It's AHMAZING"]   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by infinity9001
January 28th, 2012, 1:11am
Anyways, Cheese in the Trap is really one of the best josei series, actually romance series, I've read up till now. As previous reviewers have said, CITT is not a light read. It's not a melodramatic piece, but at the same time the way Soon Ki portrays her characters, you start second guessing everyone's intentions. You need to be able to read between the lines as the most important stuff isn't said, but is portrayed in the character's expressions. Most of the time I'll sit and stare at Sul's, In Ho's, or Jung's expressions for more than a couple seconds to decipher what they're thinking.

The thing I love most about CITT is Sul, the main female character. She isn't your weak, blushing, average josei/shoujo heroine who immediately falls in love with the dark, brooding male lead nor is she thick-headed. She's independent and incredibly intelligent. I love how she's always thinking and observing, rather than randomly assuming things or being completely naive about the world.

Also, each of the characters have their own role to play. Sure it takes a while for some of it to make sense to the reader since Soon Ki relies on flashbacks that aren't always told chronologically to fill in the readers on the psychological back story of everyone, but it always ties up.

But be forewarned: the romance is slow! Also, addressing some of the other reviews, the 3rd main character (In Ho) takes a little while to appear, but in the more recent chapters he's been getting a lot of....er...page time (?) so his character has been developing well.

As a note to the above comment about the translations : I think I read that Soonki asked scanlators to stop scanlating since many of her page views were getting redirected to sites such as Mangafox and Webtoonlive, and webtoon authors get paid by page views (last time I heard this was the policy). However, the plug in thing that Oddsquad is doing now is great for people who don't understand korean AND it gets Soonki the pages views she needs. Also, for the translations that webtoonlive still does on the forums, the readers still do visit the actual comic, b/c it's not fun if you can't see the actual art. So it should be fine.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2012, 12:59am
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Not everyone's cup of tea   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noobzilla
January 2nd, 2012, 1:48am
Cheese is complicated. It definitely not a light read. Many would find it too slow since they most likely expect a sweet and light romantic drama, with the focus being on Sul. Jung and In Ho. But no, this story is better than that.

If you are looking for a story that makes you think a little bit, and pay a little bit more attention Cheese is for you. Every named character in this manhwa is important, if you write them and their involvement as fillers you will miss out on a big chunk of the good stuff. They end up playing a bigger role than you think. Also I noticed that people who failed to grasp the difference between the flashbacks and the present tend to get lost really fast...

That being said, Cheese is a great series. Mature, and lacking all the cliches k-dramas and shoujo series have. Most stories have the heroine swooning over the tall, dark and supposedly evil character who will later reveal his sudden attitude change to be due to love for our heroine. But cheese is different. It keeps making you wonder whether the guy is some evil mastermind or really just innocently in love with the main character every other chapter! I really have to hand it to the author, she planned this story out well. This blog gives you a nice preview of what the manga really has to offer check it out~

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2012, 2:14am
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ashi
July 11th, 2012, 1:12pm
The way the characters' brains work is soooo realistic (I'm not talking about the context, but how they think)
I love this webtoon, it's told directly from the girl's perspective... and she has a normal girl's mind, not the naive, idiotic shoujo girl.
It's a gem that I absolutely recommend reading.
Oooh I know what this is... Pride and Prejudice..hehehehe

... Last updated on July 11th, 2012, 3:12pm
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Extremely Realistic   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Saons
November 28th, 2010, 10:34pm
I didn't expect much from this series based on the fact that it's a webcomic, and I'm not very fond of the "school life" genre.
Let me tell you, this series is fantastic. I assume the creator is also in college/university, and as such makes it so realistic. At times I feel like there's redundancies, but if you were actually following the life of a girl in college, there would be some just like the story (buying meals, cleaning, etc).
I really identify with the main character (perhaps it helps that I'm a female), but when she feels an emotion I feel it along with her. Also, the art is astoundingly good, for a webcomic. As an amateur artist I can really admire it.
Big props to the creator, I hope one day she gets the chance to write real manhwa.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Dude... the chapter when that guy followed her home, even I got chills down my spine. Creepy!


... Last updated on January 8th, 2011, 12:33am
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So far excellent   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tsubasa22
October 20th, 2010, 9:18pm
Although this only has a small number of chapter, so far, everything has been excellent and I'm hoping it's going to stay this way. I'll change my rating later on. There's no major flaw in this series right now. Great art, stays simple, but yet unique and mature. Great story, a realistic campus life story blended in with comedy and a hint of creepy mystery. We'll see if romance ever comes into the story later, but so far, it's not the romance, but for the comedy and the mystery the series seems great. Great characters, an extremely realistic, yet likable main character, her comical friends, and the perfect yet very mysterious male lead. The whole series revolves around the past year before the start of the series, and more and more is unveiled the more we read...I hope we get more of this soon. The author started out great and I hope this goes on!

... Last updated on October 20th, 2010, 9:19pm
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Amazing.   
Rating: N/A
by Jeshia
January 14th, 2014, 4:47pm
This series in amazing, and as some people have commented, addicting. Fortunately, there are words to describe the genius of this story.
The story, for one, features a calm, perceptive, and intelligent female lead. She's got the book smarts and the street smarts, but it's not as if she goes parading it around. She's also quite funny at times. In a nutshell, she's very real in her intelligence. I loved her basically from day one (of my reading the webcomic), and unlike some readers whose opinions I read, I sided with her from page one.
The story introduces you fairly quickly to the male lead, and frankly speaking, I found him somewhat creepy…. as does the main character. His charm was completely lost on both of us. Her paranoia is entirely justified---she does have grounds for her wariness toward him. In fact, I found him so creepy that at some point, I just really did not want the two to get together. My opinion has since adjusted a little bit, but it's still on ongoing debate whether he's actually a sociopath.
The author does a great job of cultivating the unease that the main character feels, easing the tension during the fluffy, yet oh-so-rare romantic moments, but bringing it back full force as bits of the characters' pasts come to the surface.
The story constantly switches from present-day to flashbacks, though it is primarily in Hong Sul's point of view. The flashbacks explain quite well the characters' motivations and emotions, and are differentiated by a different color background (black, I believe). There's something very simple about the art that I appreciate… and everyone has "normal" looking hair. All the characters feel like normal people as opposed to stereotypes---defined on a degree depending on their role in the story.

To sum up, there's definitely a mystery element to this romance, though I would hardly say that it's part of the genre. The story is crafted in a way that really draws you in precisely because Hong Sul is so intelligent and perceptive. That is, in being of comparable intellect to the male lead, she is able to piece together things about him… and therefore does not remain as uninvolved as she may like things to be. Unlike in other shoujo mangas, there is very little that goes over this girl's head---and because the story is told primarily from her POV, the readers can identify to the very human intelligence that she brings to the table… the same intelligence that causes her so much unease throughout the plot.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2014, 4:50pm
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My All-time Favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MadlySpinning
March 31st, 2012, 6:22pm
I'm not sure if it's because I've just finished the latest chapter (I LOVE YOU ODD SQUAD) or what, but this is seriously my favorite story EVER. Like for real!!!!! I have enough love for it to make me want to write a cheesy, fangirly (and valley-girl sounding) review for it.

Let's just skip the talk about the amazing plot (because you should just read it to find out for yourself) and let me drool over the characters:

Sul: I can't say enough about her! She's so realistic and likeable. She doesn't act like any of the cliche girls in manga/manhwa. Even though in the beginning her suspicions seem over the top, the truth is, I think I would act exactly like her. Who wouldn't be suspicious of the popular, too nice, seems-to-be-perfect guy suddenly acting (overly)friendly to you? I know, in real life, I would definitely doubt him. Especially with all the (sometimes confusing) past events that's happened involving him.

Yoo Jung: At first, I believed he was really fake. All of his actions seemed way too naive for me. Him being nice to Sul, his innocent jokes, and his generosity were all not believable. But recently...I've started to think he's being sincere (well, to Sul...He's still sorta sketchy on everything else). I'm still wondering what happened in the past to make him start wanting to be close to Sul, though. When I find that out, I hope it makes me like him better. For now, he's one of my least favorite characters. (But that still doesn't mean I don't like him. I actually do, just not as much as others.)

In Ho: Hmm...I don't really have an opinion of him yet. He kinda reminds me of Shizuo from Durarara!! though. Especially with the waiter/bow tie hate. I find him a little more attractive than Yoo Jung, but probably because he's left handed. I have a thing for lefties. Nearly all of my crushes/people I find attractive seem to be left-handed. It's a coincidence, I swear...

Bo Ra: I like her. Her happy-go-lucky personality is great. She's a great friend to Sul. No complaints, really...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I didn't even mind it when she says that she's already aware of Eun Taek's feelings. Usually, that kind of girl pisses me off, but the way she handled it didn't. It's like, she already sorta knows that her and Eun Taek are gonna end up together eventually, so for right now they shouldn't leave Sul out.


Eun Taek: My favorite character (next to Sul). He's such a boss. I love him. I want to marry him, actually. Him, Bo Ra, and Sul are so cute together. He's such a good friend to Sul, as well (regarding the whole Young Gon incident especially). Like it says when he gets a haircut, "Eun Taek was cool."

Joo Yeon: She's such a perfect bitch. I hate her so much, but she really adds to the story. All of her ill-timed situations with Sul needed to be there (despite how much I wanted to kill her).

Sang Chul: He fucking pisses me off. Ugh. But I guess he's adding to the story, too. He makes the Ah Young situation worse and that makes her want to meet Yoo Jung even more.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
And he starts getting suspicious of Yoo Jung, too.
I guess every story needs an idiot like him (since he's appeared a lot more than I thought he should).

If I continue, this review will be a whole page and I doubt anyone would read it (or even read all of this). So, despite how much I want to talk about Sul's neighbor Joo Yong, Assistant Professor Huh, annoying Ah Young, (somewhat) understandable Jae Woo, copycat Min Soo, and (how much I liked the character/creepiness of) Young Gon, I won't.

Just one last thing, could someone PM me and explain who the fuck Mona is? And what their gender is? And why their parents decided to be corny and name the other kid Lisa? (JK on the last part...)
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Definitely read this one!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niksiv
April 15th, 2011, 1:15am
This really opened my eyes to webcomics, it was my first time reading one and it was fabulous! I love how it's not your typical love story where the main characters love each other. The hint of mystery and even sense of uneasiness adds to the integrity of the story. And of course, the main character is a winner - portrayed in all her glory and imperfections.

In addition, the art is amazing and I am left waiting for more. Unfortunately, the author doesn't want any more unauthorised translations (cus she wants to encourage more blog views) and so we are all left in a state of suspension.

All in all, one of the best mangas/manhwas/manhuas/webcomics I have ever read!

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 4:13am
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it's greaaaat!!   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
March 8th, 2013, 11:27pm
My eyes are so friggin' tired cuz I just read like 60 something chapters in one go...
it was just too addicting!
Amazing characterization. Incredible writing and pacing. The art is so nice too.
I just hate how slow it is... and how addicting... thus why it is sucking away so much of my life.
But now I"m caught up, just gotta wait patiently! ~oh well it's worth the wait
If you enjoy reading about a mature, smart, practical heroine; with a very realistic plot that makes you think; PICK THIS UP!
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