manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Which operating system are you using on your main computer?
Windows
Apple (Mac, Rhapsody, etc)
Linux
BSD
Other
Multi-boot
 
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.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (145d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (248d ago)
c.107 by Midnight Dawn Scans (294d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (897 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
10
 44% (398 votes)
9+
 20% (180 votes)
8+
 15% (136 votes)
7+
 9% (77 votes)
6+
 4% (40 votes)
5+
 3% (25 votes)
4+
 1% (12 votes)
3+
 1% (7 votes)
2+
 0% (1 votes)
1+
 2% (21 votes)

Last Updated
July 30th 2014, 4:59pm 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 #426 increased(+67)
Monthly Pos #575 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #517 decreased(-78)
6 Month Pos #431 decreased(-109)

List Stats
On 3252 reading lists
On 948 wish lists
On 140 completed lists
On 185 unfinished lists
On 450 custom lists

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.

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

Forum Posts
the one shounen ai 254 days, 2 hours, 9 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

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

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
love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by honeyyclover
August 20th, 2009, 6:50pm
I really love this series. This is my first time reading a manhua, and I'm pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed. At first, I thought this was such a rip-off of Skip Beat! but although there are some very similar points, The One is amazing on its own. Lele is such a diverse character. She's innocent, but not really, and she's funny and carefree, but she has also gone through a lot of stuff. I love the realationship between Eros and Lele.

The only bad thing I would say about this is that it how fast she rises to being a top model is unrealistic. But that can be forgiven. wink

On the subject of comparing mangas/manhuas/manhwas I really don't care what the name is; it's basically still the same medium. I will say that I love Nicky Lee's style of drawing though! It shows so much emotion and sensuality. Definitely a must 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
all the comparisons...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angelfire_aja
July 17th, 2009, 7:52pm
as i have expected, most comments would do the comparing thing to other manga, not just manga but famous ones too. certainly, i would love to(compare) but having this manhua giving me a 'similar' feel to a manga i have REALLY enjoyed is something that makes it great. people can never help but compare but i'd say it's one very good manhua. *thumbs up*
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Good so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dolce
July 12th, 2009, 11:08pm
I think this is a really great manhua. Although it's similar in the aspect on the entertainment industry to Skip Beat and Nana, this manhua is still different and fresh. I mean there's tons of mangas that are based in the entertainment industry. Plus, this story focuses on modeling, not at all on acting or singing and stuff. I think the art is really good too. The too-big-eyes-for-face and typical expressions on girls in shoujo mangas kind of got boring to me, and this different style of art is fresh and interesting. Although in the beginning Lele was sort of being over-silly, the story gets more twisted and I really like how the characters have backgrounds that are very unpredictable... anyway, I hope the story doesn't get boring. (I find this story a lot like Ingenuo for some reason, though... even if Ingenuo is on photography, some parts of The One is a lot like Ingenuo.)

... Last updated on July 12th, 2009, 11:09pm
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
so so   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Charis
July 3rd, 2009, 9:19pm
I'll probably keep up with this series, but it wasn't really that amazing. To me, the story felt like a mix of Skip beat, Nana, and Paradise Kiss which didn't feel really original, especially character design and art.

So its a meh manga to me. probably read it when there's no other mangas left to read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
one of my fav's of the industry genre   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by myyinfatuation
June 14th, 2009, 11:18am
i've read skip beat (my first shoujo) and glass mask (1/2 of whats scanned), cat street, and all the other less popular modeling and acting manga's but this one has got to be one of the best, lele eventually maturing as a model, the beggar, her mom her aunt i love all of them! really original and as a plus Eros is sooo hot, he is the best male lead EVER! yes the story did get pretty retarded at one point (i stopped reading) but it gets back on track and im in love all over again!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Manhua   
Rating: N/A
by -`KayalhawK-
April 21st, 2009, 11:23am
MANHUA. So many comments are reviewing this as if it were a manga, or even a manhwa. All three styles have distinctly different aspects and details to them. This is a MANHUA. And a very good one, at that!

... Last updated on April 21st, 2009, 11:25am
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 (7) [ First ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 ] 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