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Totally Captivated  
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Description
"I'm pretty sure that the downfall of humans can be completely attributed to their curiosity", such is Ewon Jung's philosophy.
Because of his curiosity and his "affectionate nature", Ewon somehow finds himself, after cheating one time too many on Jiho, dumped and threatened into working as a caretaker for Jiho's new boyfriend, Mookyul... who just so happens to be a Mafia Boss.

And it is just the beginning of Ewon's troubles.

Between Jiho, who still burns at Ewon's infidelity, and Mookyul, gang-leader with movie star good looks who starts to take a keen interest in him, Ewon slowly gets entangled in a net more intricate than that of the dangerous underworld, how will he survive it?

The doujinshis, as published in English by Netcomics:

* Diary of Sangchul:
Totally Captivated dj - Mr Sangchul's Diary
* Totally peeking under the sheets 1:
Totally Captivated dj - Totally Spying On Them
Totally Captivated dj - How to Live with a Beast
* Totally peeking under the sheets 2:
Totally Captivated dj - Last Episode

Type
Manhwa

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Associated Names
Совершенное очарование
完全吸引
완전무결하게 사로잡히다
Totally Captivated by Mookyul
Wanjeon Mukyeol-hage Saro Japhida

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Latest Release(s)
c.20 by Broken Butterfly (2300d ago)
c.19 by Broken Butterfly (2319d ago)
c.18c by Broken Butterfly (2323d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Totally Captivated by Lu-chan

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1219 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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September 12th 2014, 12:10am PST


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Year
2005

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Net Comics (6 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #322 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #305 increased(+29)
6 Month Pos #295 increased(+2)

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My heart burst so many times!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
January 13th, 2012, 8:05pm
There were so many moments where my heart felt like it would burst. When your heart does that, then you know you have a good story in front of you biggrin

One thing that this story has that stands out from the rest is the sex appeal. Very very sexy, especially the characters and how they are drawn. The way Mookyul sat and took off his clothes are just some of the examples I mean. While on the Mookyul topic, he is seen as this strong leader but he needs love and is this fragile character that needs to be sure of Ewon's love. I love my semes to be just like him smile And Ewon was so hilarious and cute! I burst out laughing many times due to his crazy outburst and sayings.

The love story was also very sweet. They do belong together and look so good together. Both look like movie actors. The overall plot revolved around their love story, which was splendid.

Very good yaoi read smile

... Last updated on January 13th, 2012, 8:19pm
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Totally Captivating ;3   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Lu-chan
November 1st, 2011, 7:48am
This is bound to become a classic of the genre if it isn't already: Highly recommended, even for people not "into BL".

It starts out as this really funny, light-hearted read with Ewon -- the (for once) very personable and highly likable main character -- getting what was coming to him for being too much of player. Progressively the story gains depth and your heart starts doing unhealthy things: without realising it, you've found yourself caught up in this crazy, beautiful romance, much like Ewon and Mookyul.

The pacing of this story is so amazing that you don't even realise when you fell in love with them or exactly when they fell in love with each other, you just know they're meant to be, and that your heart will ache if something comes to disrupt this!

And it will ache, because the angst is delicious like that, and aside from a bout of excessive drama in the last chapters, it never feels like a clunky device there to spice things up but rather that the difficulties are present from the start and arise naturally from who and what they are, that shit was simply bound to happen.

Before you get there though, you'll have chapters and chapters of slowly rising, lovely UST (no easy "love at first sight" deal here) and great character development: background stories, unveiling of personalities, it's all very and well done and makes the characters three-dimensional. Because Yoo Hajin doesn't do clichés, or rather, she does them her way and that changes everything.

She put such an interesting spin on
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the seme/uke and 'childhood friends'
tropes.
I usually hate those clichés but here I didn't mind
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Mookyul's possessiveness for example, because it was convincingly rooted in his personality, and very much balanced by the affection he showed a ~cold-hearted Ewon, and how willing he was to put his heart on the line even when Ewon was liable to scram at any given time.
And that give and take is part of what makes the dynamics and chemistry between Ewon and Mookyul so awesome.

She wasn't able to totally escape all the clichés on two instances in the end, and that's why I didn't give it a 10.
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One of the things that bugged me is that I-only-top-Ewon never got to top Mookyul (even though he offered several times, and that nothing showed he was adverse to it to begin with) and that we never got to see player-Ewon initiating a sexual encounter. Having Mookyul be an insatiable sex-fiend was fun for a while, and it fit his whole-hearted, giving attitude vs Ewon's reserved, protective stance. So yeah, it made sense at first, but it gets old, especially with Ewon always so reluctant at first. I would have loved to see that aspect of their relationship evolve as a final resolution rather than the OOC disappearing-act they pulled in the last two chapters.


The art was a bit off sometimes ( but after all, what is anatomy? wink ) but the stylised aspect was neat and efficient, if not beautiful. I don't usually care for clothes but damn were some of the outfits gorgeous, and likewise some shots of Mookyul (and of Ewon come to think of it) simply took my breath away.

In the end, between the emotional twists and turns, the angst and very sweet (but never sickeningly fluffy) moments, the humour with the adorable chibi faces, the characterization and exceptional talent for story-telling and pacing, this is without a doubt one of the best yaoi, nay, manga, I have ever read.

... Last updated on November 5th, 2011, 6:27pm
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Emotional Rollercoaster   
Rating: N/A
by Ballads
September 30th, 2011, 10:48pm
Overall, I'd recommend the manga, if just purely for the art, so be it. I have to say that the drawing is sweet~ It's like having a spoonful of eyecandy shoved down your throat, or would that be cornea? That said, the plot's not half-bad. Personally, I'd give the manga a 9, but you see, the problem that lies with me is the very fact that I'm shallow and frivolous enough to enjoy silly, ridiculous things of which others claim to lack in substance, so on that note, I'm not an exactly reliable source.

Onto the topic of character development, I must now admit that this makes me a worse source since my friends tell me that I'm (rather regrettably) totally sick in the head. Let's just say that I really hate perfectly good personalities and leave it at that. So yes, I'm a huge fan of Asami in the Finder series, he's manipulative and callous and it took him all the way to the top, so I respect that. Same thing for Mookyul here, I honestly wouldn't care if he was more morally flawed than he is now, it makes him utterly real to me.

I like people with self-preservation, I like people with the brains and the guts to do what it takes to claw their way to the top and come out smelling like a rose. I respect those people. I like people who knows how to protect what's theirs' and keep what's theirs. And if all that that makes me immoral, then I say so be it. And getting past all that, I also have a fondness for Ewon, because he's insecure and he's a coward, and I can empathize. We can't all be almighty and fearless.

The only downside to this manga that I can think of is the fact that it's an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, the world's all sunny, everything's good and bright and cheerful, the next, a thundercloud comes rolling in and you didn't anticipate it to bring an umbrella. It's like what Ewon says, he's happy one moment and then, he's thrown into the pits of hell. Trust me when I say he'll drag you with him. In any case, I think it's a pretty good manga, of course if you're the type to preach about morals and all that, and if you're not quite so much of a sadist (my friends tell me I am) then maybe it isn't for you.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2011, 10:49pm
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I just can't seem to like weak characters...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
September 19th, 2011, 2:43pm
I couldn't stand Jiho. Such a girl! Mookyul was a little too violent for my taste. Other than that the main story was good an I felt my heart go "bathump" when
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Ewon woke up, looking at the ring on his finger, matching the one he gave to Mookyul

Sooo romantic smile
The art was ok. I usually love Manhwa's artstyle but in this one I only liked the faces, the bodies were a little too stiff.

... Last updated on October 5th, 2011, 2:23am
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Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
August 4th, 2011, 11:18pm
Well, this surely did captivate me..halfway that is. This is a very angsty manhwa, and if you're looking for a fluffy shoujo-yaoi then you won't like this. Reading this, it reminded me of View-finder, which i never finished nor liked. This is less harsh than view-finder, and although this is categorized as 'yaoi' they don't actually show any sex scenes.. only hints and kisses.

Anyways, i thought this was good, but then nearing the end (chapter 40-49), it got played out-- too dramatic and the main character started to become wimpy going through the whole "its all my fault" thing and how the main guy needs to be "saved". At this point, i lost intent and wasn't hyped to finish reading the manhwa. Because of that i took off a point.

Also, the artist focuses a lot of the character's faces, and less on the other aspects. Additionally, i felt that the two main characters could have been better developed.. Somehow after i finished reading this manga i felt that it was lacking.. It could have been better. There wasn't much of a plot. The only thing the manhwa had going was the angst and emotion.

Well, i really enjoyed the first half or so of the manga, so I'd say give it a try.

edit:~ okay i just finished reading the three DJS and i have to say that i enjoyed those better than the original even though they were much shorter! I think its a must need to read the DJS afterward or you'll be missing on A LOT (huge emphasis).

... Last updated on August 5th, 2011, 1:55am
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A unique piece of work   
Rating: N/A
by hanalilyful
July 25th, 2011, 8:47pm
Love or hate it, you can't deny the fact that it's not like most of the yaoi out there. It is a kind of series that you place on the shelves among Usagi otoko tora otoko, BrotherxBrother, or even Viewfinder. To me, yes it's that good. The character's? totally relateable, I mean of course we may not be as bad-ass, or handsome, or rich, but they hold the essence that most people can identify with: the need to love. Sounds cliche? well there may be some splatters of cliche every now and again in the plots, but it also have angst, passion, comedy, all the roller coasters of emotions you just can't get with every average joe of yaois. To those who think Mookyul doing it with the old fart is gross, that's the kind of stuff most Korean dramas consist of, and trust me it can get pretty intense. I liked that Ewon has a strong sense of and at times, lack there of morality. eg defending his friends when Mookyul was about to give em hell. The touch of infidelity adds a type of dark chaos to their relationship, yet in the end, their love triumphs. This kind of manwha crosses borders, explores areas not touched because of our yaoi fantasies for the semexuke to be lovey dovey and totally committed to each other, with the exception of several incidents of misunderstands far in between. Maybe it's not the most loved yaoi out there, but it is one of the most unique and well developed. My two cents.
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wonder if it's because of the kpop boom?   
Rating: N/A
by keyracunan
July 17th, 2011, 12:53am
Maybe it's just ppl around me, but they keep pestering me abt the "Korean" aspect of it. In fact I dont like the art (as well as most Manhwa) and when I finally decided to give it a try, I gave up halfway. and it's just tiring to read, really. Drama after drama ensues while I dont know how to feel about it, it doesnt touch me at all.
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Totally Crap   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Kipperripper
July 6th, 2011, 12:51am
i mean really? i have heard so much of how awesome this is and how its a staple for all yaoi manga, a must read.... reality is, art it okay, story-line predictable and honestly the side characters were more entertaining than the protagonists! .... so glad i didn't buy it!
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Recommended   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
June 24th, 2011, 3:31pm
Lemme say that the drama is good. The intensity kept me up. But it kept reminding me of "100% Perfect Girl" because it went really dark, one is pushing the other away, the jealously, and any other dark emotions.

Character developments.....I dunno about that. I don't know if it did develop, but I did like the side characters. They crack me up sometimes. The side characters, I mean the other employees.

Storyplot is intense as I said, but I'll have to lower my score. It did have its yaoi cliche, but it wasn't as cheesy as I thought.

The artwork, I thought it was really good. Apparently some other reviews disagree with me.

The ending was a good wrap up. But I did feel a bit dissatisfied. Maybe 'cause his past was revealed at the very end, the last chapter. Usually the last chapter is supposed to be not so dark and it's a wrap up. Well, it did wrap it up, but it still left a linger of emotional for me. Maybe it's good, but I prefer a very happy ending to make me forget those negative emotions.

Well, I think it's one of those series that you really really like or you really really hate. For me, I'm leaning toward the like side. So I recommend this series. It's up to you if you like it or not.
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Read this few years ago...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
June 6th, 2011, 7:46am
And I still cannot forget about it until today. Have to say, this is one of the best yaoi manhwa out there, the emotions and passions in this manhwa just keep the readers going. The plot is the best, having no other manhwa like this and the art just tops it off! Have re-read it a few times already and I still can't get enough of it. Everything in this manhwa is intense and it leaves a mark on you after reading it.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2014, 9:57pm
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