manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
How many hours of sleep do you get on average?
Less than 4 hours
4 hours
5 hours
6 hours
7 hours
8 hours
9 hours
10 hours
11 hours
12 hours
13 hours
More than 13 hours
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
The One  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
Cane Lele was born into the fashion industry. Her mother, Ye Fei Yi, was Taiwan's top model, and her father was also a model, until a tragic airplane crash left Lele without parents. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it superficial and unnecessary.

Raised by her maternal grandmother, Lele reaches seventeen before she is sucked in by her mother's sister, Ye Fei Hong, a fashion model agent (and former model), convinces the reluctant Lele to model. Lele had been adverse to the whole idea, until she sees a photo shoot of popular American model Angus Lanson, and she begins to see modeling as an art form.

When Aunt Fei Hong's magazine editor invites Angus Lanson to a meeting of all the top fashion ambassadors, Lele is invited to meet him and is very curious. She does not know that Angus' twin elder brother, Eros Lanson, is secretly accompanying his brother. This obviously leads to confusion and is the start of a charming story of Lele's goals: fashion in NYC, becoming a top model, and love?

Type
Manhua

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Номер один
Первый номер
الأولى
独领风骚
獨領風騷
Nghề người mẫu
Thế giới người mẫu

Groups Scanlating
KatScans
Midnight Dawn Scans
NOIR
Rayns&Lele Scans
More...

Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.110 (end) by Midnight Dawn Scans & Twisted Mist (1092d ago)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (1268d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (1371d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1035 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
10
 40% (417 votes)
9+
 20% (202 votes)
8+
 18% (185 votes)
7+
 10% (103 votes)
6+
 4% (46 votes)
5+
 3% (31 votes)
4+
 1% (14 votes)
3+
 1% (8 votes)
2+
 1% (6 votes)
1+
 2% (23 votes)

Last Updated
February 12th 2017, 1:44am PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Star Girls (Tong Li)
Young Flower (Tong Li)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #344 increased(+136)
Monthly Pos #588 increased(+71)
3 Month Pos #644 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #647 decreased(-26)

List Stats
On 2782 reading lists
On 982 wish lists
On 910 completed lists
On 212 unfinished lists
On 537 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
the one shounen ai 1376 days, 17 hours, 4 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by time added ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
Not as expected   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by plaiin
August 4th, 2014, 1:30am
Rather than following the arcs seen in Skip Beat, where the heroine displays her talent through actually doing it (acting or modelling), The One uses modelling as an accessory. It's there as a convenient tool to progress the plot, rather than actually being important. I guess I was hoping for more scenes where Lele shows that she CAN model under various circumstances (If I remember correctly, it was only once or twice), but instead, there's the relationship and dynamics between Lele and the twins. It becomes more of a corrupt story where the leads are manipulated into very toxic love relations due to complicated family, and it spirals into a more psychological story. It's very focused on the brothers, and how their relationship is actually the plot, rather than centring on Lele.
If you want to read something that talks about the psychology on abuse, this might be for you. However, it's not executed very well, and its all over the place.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Something worth reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
February 18th, 2014, 7:54am
This was one manga where the character development went from zero to hundred in the first few chapters so that the manhua jia had the opportunity to use the mid-to-last chapters to describe the drama faced by the characters in the modelling world. (possibly real-life dramas, but nothing too exaggerated I hope!)

I recommend this manhua because of how real Lele could be in terms of personality. She is not weak like the other female leads, and she doesn't cry as often but she still cries because she's a girl and she works hard for what she wants - granted that she's quite lucky because she turned out to be so successful. The male leads are okay - despite having long hair they still look great in the manhua so plus points for the good art factor here.

Plot-wise there isn't much scheming going around but definitely a lot of drama concerning most of the characters. Depending on your tolerance-level sometimes it might frustrate you but it's fun reading how the characters deal with it and how some of them support each other through it.

I recommend this manhua for those just looking for a relaxing but stimulating read, something to pass their time without putting much thought into it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
melodrama...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by butako chan
January 13th, 2014, 1:49am
This manhwa started off well, but as it neared its current chapters, the quality of it dropped. The plot is so mediocre and cliche. With a few plot twists here and there to prolong the separation of Lele and Eros. I remember reading this manhwa for the determination Lele has to get to the top of the industry. Instead, the focus of the entire story has been shifted. It's okay if it's a small part of the manhwa, but when the relationship of the 2 take over the entire mahwa, the original pull of the manhwa is lost and this just becomes a sappy melodrama. Additionally, anyone beside the main characters are forgetable. When characters are re-introduced into the plot, I have difficulty recalling them and am usually unable to remember who the hell they were. They are quite 2-dimensional and I often think that characters are conjured up just for the convenience of putting a plot twist. The manhwa's like "Remember this 'character' that showed up for one chapter? No? Well, he's now a major part of the next couple chapters until the main character no longer needs them smile " It is quite exhausting constantly having to scan through previous chapters. The character's infatuation with Angus also irked me. It was kind of baseless and ridiculous how almost EVERYONE was ready to unconditionally "love" Angus.

The stronger part of the story is perhaps the portrayal of the corruption and selfishness of the world. Among the happy sequences, darker subjects are also addressed. Each of the (main) cast has their share of hardships and while they're cliche, may add a layer to the characters.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2014, 11:58pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Started out good, but then got too boring   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by nemo91591
May 31st, 2012, 12:37pm
This manga started out good, but then it just got really...long. I loved the characters at the beginning of the story, and the comedy was hilarious. The characters really began to develop as the manga went on; you got to see so many sides of every character. I liked that no character was really what he or she seemed to be at the beginning. There was just so much more to every character. The only problem with this manga is that it started getting somewhat dark and depressing, which may be appealing to a lot of people, but for me that just meant the manga started getting really boring. I liked the depth that came with the "dark and depressing" atmosphere, but I hated that the manga lost a lot of its light heartedness and comedy. Essentially the manga just got really boring for me. It's a good read, but just know that the atmosphere of the manga changes quite a bit as the story goes on.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
This was amazing.   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
February 3rd, 2012, 11:44pm
On my all time list this makes the top 5. The drawing, though very angular, is gorgeous and bold.The eyes are done amazingly, so heavy lidded and expressive! The characters are given so much depth you really reach out to them. It's funny, but also very melancholic. I love both Eros and Angus, each of them has that dark edge that makes them seem like more vibrant characters. I never even expected Angus to be given so much depth! My heart ached for them so much X'( The time line is done nicely, I can even tell the time passing by the heroine's hair. The costume designs are gorgeous, it is realistic enough to make me believe that it was inspired by real cover models biggrin This story has compelled me to read into what will be 3 in the morning by the time I'm done, and I have to get up at 6. It is that good.

... Last updated on March 28th, 2012, 1:24pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Awesome Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shojojunkie
December 9th, 2009, 4:29pm
The love story is moving, the scenes are beautiful, the plot is dreamy and the art is surreal. Maybe the rise to fame thing is cliche but the romance is heart-warming. No waiting for anything to develop either. There's gratification for the romance part for every volume, but you're still not able to predict what will happen. Not much girly ga-ga lines here, except yours if you're a fan girl like me.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
AMAZING!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aquamarinecharlotte
September 12th, 2009, 9:24am
I was put off of this manga for a long time over the whole twin thing in the summary, i thought it was going to be one of those shallow love triangles. I am very happy that I was wrong, she can tell them apart obviously, and the romance is just cute! The manga is also hilarious, and super cute, and the drawing is just gorgeous. Definitely one to read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Loved it   
Rating: N/A
by Marei_23
August 3rd, 2009, 7:04pm
I'm actually shocked at how good it turned out. The first two volumes were boring but after that things really picked up in the story. This is the kind of manga you read on a rainy day with a hot cup of tea. I was drawn into the back story of Angus and Eros they both seem mysterious. Each brother has a scared past that makes the main female character empathic to there needs. I don't know who she'll chose in the end but a part of me hopes it's Angus. Then again Eros needs her the most...
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Manhua!   
Rating: N/A
by Loves-Tsubasa
July 8th, 2009, 10:50am
Wow I actually really like this Manhua It was really a shocker how good this has turned out. It really does have a Paradise Kiss feel to it, and the relationship is sort of like that of Skip Beat with Ren and Kyoko.
However, Manhua is different from Japanese Manga, and your comparing it to something thats not even in its category. This manga should be campared to its own Manhua such as Ingenuo.
Well with all the controversy on this Manhua its still very awesome. Im rooting for Eros in the end!!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
It's entertaining to read.   
Rating: N/A
by flowerzan
April 15th, 2009, 9:17am
I would have to agree with some comments. This manhwa, unlike skip beat, focuses more on the romance part of the story. Thus, I think it's inappropriate for both stories to be compared. It's like comparing a cake to a bacon.

I honestly don't understand why some people are irritated with the main heroine. I'm more irritated with shoujo style characters who are weak, vulnerable, and are simply idiotic. Lele, may at times be a cry baby but in a cute way. She's a gullible character but not so gullible that she will allow herself to be raped or beaten up. She does stand up for herself and her beliefs.

I've read the latest story of The One and I have never felt bored with it (maybe it's also because of the humor in the stories). I actually look forward to the development of romance in the story. I look forward to knowing the twins' past. I look forward to how Lele will mature as a person and as a model.

Also, people shouldn't compare this manhwa to how mangas are drawn. The characters are not drawn similar to mangas where eyes are humongous. Their more closely similar to how human figures are drawn. Honestly, I prefer how the characters are drawn in this manhwa. It's more mature. Of course the manhwa may seem badly drawn for others because their comparing it to mangas which has a different drawing style. I personally think it's drawn quite nicely. It's detailed. The characters' eyes are expressive.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (8) [ 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer