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From NetComics: 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!
100% Cô Gái Hoàn Hảo 100%完美情人 100%의 그녀 One Hundred Percent Perfect Girl
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100% Perfect Soap
The first couple volumes of this series were great. The characters were interesting, the plot was sweet (if not too terribly original), and the art was (and still is) incredibly beautiful. However, things change quickly and the story quickly degrades into what feels like a money-making operation rather than a naturally flowing story.
Don't let the add copy fool you. This series becomes pure soap. If you're looking for a light hearted, modern-day Cinderella tale, look elsewhere. It's artificially angst-ridden and not very original, but it will fill your misery meter to the brim. It's "All My Children", international-style. Kidnappings (yes that's right, multiple kidnappings of the same person), rape, murder, espionage, stalking, obsession, suicide, abuse, organized crime, assassins, sex, amnesia, and secret half-siblings bent on revenge fill the pages of "Perfect Girl".The story line goes from merely unbelievable to ridiculous around volume 4, and steadily becomes more and more ridiculous as the series progresses way past its peak. Though we are told that Jay is "average" every other chapter, she winds up with a harem of mentally unstable men who destroy themselves for her in bizarre and unrealistic ways. The harem itself is not the problem for me; rather it's the way it comes about. Other than Jay's foolish need to treat even the most despotic men with kindness, there is no reason for them to fall so madly in love with her. She becomes the Korean Helen of Troy without real cause. The only real reason that I can come up with is so that the author can cause problems for Jay and Jarte that would never have existed otherwise. The men themselves are suitably tragic, yet two-dimensional characters who are there purely to wreck havock and to eventually be tossed away for dramatic effect.
The main characters quickly degrade in terms of personality and reason. Jay goes from being a sweet, independent kid who has everything going for her to a weak, unfaithful, angst-ridden cry-baby who can do nothing but be kidnapped or nearly raped and who is decent to every man she comes in contact with rather than Jarte, the man she claims to love over and over again. Jarte goes from being an intelligent, strong and seemingly perfect man to a weak-minded, obsessed and jealous abuser whose only desire in life is to possess Jay for himself and treat her as horribly as possible for all the wrongs that she's done to him, real or imagined.
Honestly, I'm upset over what's been done to a promising series. I truly enjoyed volumes 1-3. The introduction of Luigi was the beginning of the end for me. A poster at Net Comics said that she/he felt as though "Perfect Girl" was being drawn out in order to sell more volumes, and I think they may be right. There was no reason whatsoever to drag this series out as long as it has been, and apparently will be for 2 more volumes. All of the artificial misunderstandings and angst has killed this story for me. At this point, I will continue to read the series to see if it has the happy ending that it so terribly needed 3 volumes ago, but I will not be buying it as it comes out in print as I had planned.
If you like pretty pictures, soap operas and drama for drama's sake, read "100% Perfect Girl". If you're looking for something original and upbeat, don't waste your time with this one.
... Last updated on February 27th, 2009, 1:56am
Dear lord make it end
Ok, so i started out really into this, like so many others. There was a little conflict, she wasn't sure how she felt, blah blah blah. But by the time we get to the 3rd, fourth, fifth, I have no idea how many, actually, kidnapping/other man going postal over her I couldn't read another page. SOmeone tell me how it ends when it's done.
I usually avoid manhwa. But I absolutely love Wann's works. ^_^ Can't Lose You and 100% Perfect Girl are wonderful. Beautiful drawings and exciting plots are wonderful. I hope iXi is releasing this series quickly. Thank you iXi!!
Not my favorite manwha, but one I enjoyed nonetheless. I like drama stories and this one fits the bill very well. My only objection is it can get a bit over the top at times. Also with the art, while it not the best, is something I like. It's definately different, but in a good way, although I'm not desribing it to well... lol.
I also found myself liking the two main characters within 100% perfect girl quite a bit, considering I found a little to many similarties to the hero and heroine within Goong. However, as much as I liked Goong, I did find these characters a little more likable. At least Jarte had funny and tender sides to his personality, and did not remain an obsessive jerk ALL the time (unlike the Goong hero, lol). I also like the fact that Jay at least has an ambition to do something with herself in regards to being an artist, and was not a TOTAL nitwit unlike the heroine in Goong (sorry, it's been a while so I can't remember the names, hehe). although I have been been a little disappointed in her with recent volumes.
Like I said, not my favortie manwha, but it's is worth reading. Recommended for lovers of 'Can't lose you' and 'Goong'.
... Last updated on May 20th, 2008, 4:23am
The story plot is interesting. I was very happy once I bought the first two mangas of this and was pleased at the results. However, I am shakey about the results of the manga. The authors' other works had not so "great" endings as I hoped for them too be. But I will continue.
I'm on volume 6 and I'm getting annyoyed. This manga IS being translated by random groups somewhere, but you just have to search. Frankly, by volume 6 I'm just tired of all the obsessive crap every single male character in the story seems to have for Jay.
Basically...this manga makes me angry. Everyone hates how much their love is causing them to hate each other. Blergh... Just getting annoying.
Contrived, and yet satisfying
There are numerous elements of this plotline that fall into the category of total cliche, albeit romantic cliche. Cinderella meets her prince? Amnesia? Gang violence? Rescue attempts? Suicide? It's like Wann decided to cross the full gamut of the shoujo genre cliche list in one compact attempt. And yet, even knowing how deeply flawed the plot is in some respects, it is still striking in the romance it develops. Deep, raw, complicated by insecurity and miscommunication much like in real life. And of course the art. With my deep appreciation for well-done cliches and pretty manhwa-style drawing, the detractions of the amnesia attempt (really one of the worst cliches in the book) are mere blips of imperfection in the face of something seductive and quite lovely.
Drama at it's zenith.
This series is so overwhelmingly dramatic, it'll leave you emotionally drained. That is, once you get involved with it. Trust me, you will. The theme is dark and intense with a Cinderella back drop. A prince from Ronnie comes to Japan for an assignment of some sort and bumps into an ordinary girl and ends up imprinting on her and....that's it. The story is about how he tries to make her reciprocate his feelings. Meanwhile she gets kidnapped, meets people(men, hot at that ) etc, etc... The main point of this series is that love can take a turn for the worse when it's gets too much. The male lead's love for Jay is too much for her to contain it, she's sort of saturated. You can go on and on about the philosophy involved in this manhwa. Seriously... -.-
Coming to the story, I found it very annoying that all the men she met seem to drop-dead fall in love with her. Okay, Jaret is wierd and he sort of just lost his grounds for her but why the gold haired Italian mafia dude(forgot his name) and Evans?? Come on, these things don't happen, even in fiction you have to stick to logic at times.
The best thing I liked are the dialogues, intense and moving, for example, Jay says : "You have always loved me, but I never realized that. I have always loved you, but you never believed me."
All in all, a good plot, nice art and intense characters makes it a good read. Recommended.
I am not a big fan of this series. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this series is terrible, I'm just saying that personally, I wanted to kill someone while reading this. There's quite a few things depressing about this series but you can read about all the dark psychological issues in other posts... What I want to talk about is
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HOW MANY TIMES SHE GETS KIDNAPPED. THE NUMBER IS RIDICULOUS! Every other chapter is being kidnapped, I mean seriously, she's like the new queen or something of a country and yet she's being kidnapped left and right. How BAD must their security be? 'Ah, yes welcome to the country with the worst security in history.. To your left you will see the queen being kidnapped.. AGAIN. Don't worry she'll be back in a couple days.' It's just too ridiculous for me to take seriously. Yes, there is all that depressive crap but I find that less concerning compared to how many times she's been kidnapped. It's like a hobby or something I swear.
So yeah... The art is alright I guess, pretty but kinda stiff. I cannot, no matter how hard I try give it a high rating... And I don't even want to recommend it, but it's up to you.
This is my opinion, if you do not like what I am going to say, then don't read my comment..thank you~ Errrrrr...how should I say this...ummm..well..the only good parts for me were the first few chapters'...and the last few chapters. Everything else was JQSSDGHJKJGGFTRFYHUJIUTTERE. Yeah..I wanted to punch something, it was either the heroine, or the hero. They were both annoying in there on ways..I guess they were borderline to tolerable.I also didn't like how about every guy Jay meets..gets obsessed with her....usually when a bunch of dudes fall in love with a heroine it's okay...but obsessing over her..enough to kill people...that's going a bit far.. Loved the beginning and loved the end. The end was enjoyable...no more misunderstandings and stressful situations, mutual-ish love. So..overall it's like a 7.4?If you can take lots of misunderstanding and kind of annoying characters, enjoy, because the overall plot is not that bad. If you can't yet you still want to check it out, don't punch your screens XD