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The Friendly Winter  
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A 19 year old girl with a rare growth disorder that leaves her in the body of a small child meets a boy with a mental disorder, who has the mind of a small boy in a 17 year old's body. A Friendly Winter shares with us the endearing story of their day-to-day lives, joys and tribulations.

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.Afterword by Supreme Cream Scanlations (986d ago)
v.2 c.64 (end) by Supreme Cream Scanlations (996d ago)
v.2 c.63 by Supreme Cream Scanlations (1002d ago)
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64 Chapters (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (327 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 28th 2015, 6:13am PST



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Daum (Daum)

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Weekly Pos #779 increased(+196)
Monthly Pos #1367 increased(+174)
3 Month Pos #1691 increased(+77)
6 Month Pos #1648 increased(+21)

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Best I've read for a long time   
Rating: N/A
by Strobe
July 21st, 2014, 9:35pm
I just finished reading it and I'm in awe. The art, the plot, the characters....

I cried constantly, but not the frustrating tears or when you're weeping like no tomorrow, just tears that run down your cheeks. I had to get tissues, for real. I've never needed to actually do that before. It's the the kind of tears you cry when you get really sad, but ones when you are moved.

This webtoon will drag you along for a slow ride. A slice-of-life with a pacing and plot that just flows and takes you along. It has a bittersweet taste, will lots of love and touching realationships. It's beautiful. Girl, boy, elder, whatever you are, read this! It's not a tragedy, it's a story with characters you simply start to care about. If anything, it makes you feel.
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I cried...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by aiish
June 25th, 2014, 1:24am
This manga was sooo good I cried so many times times!!! Sad parts, happy parts, I bawled. Gosh this manhwa is everything a feel-good and slice of life storyline should be. I loved the story, characters, heck the only thing I didn't like was that it ended!!! And it would had been even better if they showed us who she would marry.... In my heart I want it to be Min Seong, but she may have ended up with her oppa. Not that I mind that too but if only miracles can happen. Because I'm sure he'll remain internally a seven year old kid. ;...{ XD and I would love to see her as a mother and how she will cope with it. Anyways such an awesome manhwa 9.5/10. I took of .5 because I wanted more. XD
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Thank you for this manga   
Rating: N/A
by qu1eet
April 26th, 2014, 12:59pm
This manga made me cry. I'm a 20 year old man and I cried huge tears.
Thank you world for having such awesome manga such as this that moves my heart to such a degree.
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Smiles and tears mingle....   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
September 27th, 2013, 7:55pm
I was expecting the story to be more focussed on romance(its been wrongly tagged in mangahere). Let's just say i was pleasantly surprised. While reading this i realised just how many important things happen in our day-to-day life without us even noticing them.

this webtoon is basically a slice of life of two unusual people. though it initially focusses more on their friendship, later it delves deeper into da-jeong's family relationships. I felt that the plot was very realistic in the manner that nothing is resolved instantly. Every conflict takes its own sweet time during the duration of which the characters develop wonderfully. Personally I liked da-jeong the best. she is not perfect but perfect(in a way).

Some people may complain about the lack of humour in the second half in comparison to the first. However the manhwa-ka apologised for that in the afterword. And i hope that future readers overlook that too because this is one webtoon you must at least try reading.

... Last updated on September 28th, 2013, 3:44am
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must read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miraclewisher113
May 13th, 2013, 9:44pm
OMG, that was so beautiful! I loved the art, the characters, and the plot! It was something new for me which is always nice! the author did a great job of portraying the characters. This is truly a gem.
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Everyone should at least try...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
March 29th, 2013, 5:57am
This story presented an interesting glimpse into the lives of two characters that are definitely not commonly found as protagonists. With each chapter I was drawn in by the two mains, and I can honestly say this story has softened my heart more to those with disabilities. It's a sweet story that focuses on the growth of two people who had troubles with just that.

Plot- The plot is quite like a slice-of-life and follows the events of Da-jeong's life primarily. The direction the story takes was not quite what I expected; going down a road centered more on Da-jeong's family. The plot was well paced, and included so many heart touching moments, I thoroughly enjoyed all the messages the story gave about love and family and friends and more.

Characters- The characters drove the story, and so were an integral part of the work. I enjoyed the depth of the characters, especially Da-jeong. She is a good girl, but sometimes she acts in unpleasant ways with her sharp tongue. It was interesting to watch both her and Min-Seong grow as the story progressed. Some people have complained about how much Da-Jeong cries, and I do have to admit that at times the crying reactions should have been lessened, but all in all she reacted in a very understandable and realistic manner.

Art- It may not be extremely pretty or ornate, but it was simple and cute and fit the story nicely.

Other- I enjoyed the story thoroughly and feel it's a story all readers should at least try. It has so many lessons that the world should learn. Selfishly, I wish the ending was a bit more closed. I realize that it's a very realistic work, and just like in reality it ends with the charactersí lives continuing on. I just wish I could have seen more I guess!

8/10- Was good
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Too much crying   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by SilentFaltrnLesrWatr
March 24th, 2013, 12:10am
This series was good but there was too much crying, also it was a little melodramatic. It seemed like the author wanted there to be drama but the drama was kind of mixed in together in some what of a mess. I would have enjoyed more conversations between the characters and also I thought there was
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romance? When I first looked at this series it had a romance tag, but it is not there now. I am glad because romance would have not worked out with the two main characters at all.
Overall it was a good concept that just needed a little bit of work.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MasterAras
February 18th, 2013, 6:40pm
Not that bad but is it me or is every fucking character in this manhwa crying like a little kid.. The supposed to be 19 year old girl is crying like a 5 year old in public..

5/10 for me
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Everything that is needed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 17th, 2013, 3:34pm
I don't have to say much. This is exactly what a romance slice-of-life drama needs:
serious premise, nice art, pleasant und diverse characters, heart-wrenching drama, heart-warming scenes, and a slowly expanding plot.
Is this realistic? Does this show the typical life of handicaped people?
Probably not.
But isn't that fine?

Plot. Characters. Art. What else do you want? - 9.5/10

... Last updated on June 16th, 2013, 9:32am
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Warm and Fuzzy and Cold   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tallrice
February 15th, 2013, 7:11am
This webtoon is adorable, a veritable roller coaster of crying and giggling (more crying) as you empathize with the emotions of the characters and how they deal with prejudice, family tension, bullying and other issues or how they grow to value each other, their loved ones around them and slowly grow up.

Note that despite the intended gravity of the subject of disabilities, Lee Jun actually focuses relatively little on the intricacies of these, which might chagrin some readers who were looking for a more realistic portrayal of life with disabilities. As Wotonito mentioned, there might be some superficiality on certain emotions as well. I'm still a bit confused as to how exactly Da-jeong is supposed to behave, considering she's a 19 year old but looks like a 9 year old. She often acts like a child, despite her experience and perhaps her supposed rejection of being a child. Nevertheless, I often find myself thinking that that's not innaccurate, considering that most of us, as we age, don't necessarily feel all that much more matured, and considering that hormone levels and other factors of a child's body would play an important part in character.

And, whatever the extent of the realism or incomplete depiction of disabilities or the full range of emotions, where Lee Jun's crafstmanship really shines is in bringing together the different elements of our empathy, the characters' moods and very natural events to propel the human drama, making the series so touching and unique.
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