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Hwaja  
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Description
Ryu and his friend Jay find a new companion in Hwa Ja, but find the scrutiny of the outside world harsh and cold. When his family moves away, Jay is left alone.

10 years later, Ryu is notified of Jay's death, and receives one final text message: "Don't ever come back." Despite the warning, Ryu returns for the funeral of his childhood friend, and eventually finds himself back at the house where it all began.

Original Webtoon
Official English Translation (expired)
Official OST Trapped in Time

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Hwa Ja
Хва Чжа
화자

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
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Status
in Country of Origin
34 Chapters + Epilogue (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (66 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 25th 2021, 5:25am PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Daum Webtoon (Daum)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tapastic (expired)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #494 increased(+293)
Monthly Pos #1343 increased(+362)
3 Month Pos #2515 increased(+635)
6 Month Pos #3124 increased(+1487)
Year Pos #6122 increased(+270)

List Stats
On 25 reading lists
On 118 wish lists
On 126 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 61 custom lists

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Your typical white knight manga.  
by EvgenijM86
October 28th, 2019, 3:01pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
The ending is retarded.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Basically a dude decided to steal someone else women (she was not a child), burned her house down, and killed a bunch of civilians that tried to protect her and the house. And he also robed her of her immortality because of doing that. And she was forced to live on the streets for unknown number of years (he did not even try to find her after driving her out of her house). And then they meet again and she is already on her path to becoming an old hag. And that is portrayed as some kind of a good ending.


... Last updated on October 28th, 2019, 3:09pm
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Mmmm.... Okay  
by svines85
August 20th, 2016, 8:15am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Yeah, this. It was okay.......I mostly enjoyed reading it, but a lot of it was really just the concept, a lot of details and (what should've been) important story content kind of just got glossed over/vaguely referred to/just forgotten about and never really addressed/explained.

Yeah, a great concept, but it really lacked in the actual execution of fully telling the story it had the potential to tell.
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UPDATED in 2020  
by LUEser
July 6th, 2016, 2:02pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The manga is a very nice short thriller read. The artwork is something entirely different, similar to American comics, and utilizes its limited color palette extremely well. In the beginning (Ryu's childhood) & towards the end (Ryu's adulthood), there is a more organic flow of colors and which represented a type of peace that Ryu achieved. However, in the middle, this "organic" flow is disrupted, instead using high-contrast 3-5 color palette, and is used to portray uneasiness, paranoia, and uncertainty. The drawing style also shifted into more "boxy & choppy" figures that forces the reader to readjust their security to level with Ryu. I thought the mangaka really knew what he was doing and I loved it, but this may not come across clear to others and may not be well received.

Besides the artwork, I felt the story was more powerful in an implied-tone rather than outright. During this implied-tone, (ie Hwaja's sexual abuse, the secret behind Jay's death, the dead children, the secret of the town, etc.), it felt like you had to keep secrets, just like Ryu and Jay. You always knew, like Ryu and Jay. Even right up to the end was implied as well. This is such an immersive way to allow readers to fully experience the paranoia as well.

@EVgenijM86; I respect that the manga may not have been your favorite but what you choose to actually focus on despite the apparent abuse throughout the entire read... I can tell you must have just flipped through the manga. I would have respected your review more if you had mentioned WHY you hated the ending, instead of your awful summarizing of the entire manga in your shallow understanding.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2020, 10:08pm
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More heartfelt than expected  
by residentgrigo
February 16th, 2016, 1:51pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The decades spanning "romance" story is a somewhat straightforward supernatural murder mystery despite the time jumps and the frequent turns along the road. The narrative is pretty dark but not bleak and the length fits. The artist has good ideas regarding panel layout and the use of colors but his later works show a clear evolution. I can certainly see how this lead to the later Star Wars gig.
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WHY  
by Bebe~
September 28th, 2015, 12:46am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
WHY ARE THERE NO REVIEWS YET?!
I started this series because I was curious at first. The cover artwork drew me in. It was sort of a slow build up until chapter 7..... After the realization of where this was going and when the plot revealed itself.......I was like "omg omg omg OMG OMG OH MY GODDDDD"
This is a dark tragedy that wil irk you like no other with a bit of mystery and supernatural stuff going on. The plot is quite heavy...
This is why I tend to stay away from psychological mangas/manhwas. It f*cks with the brain too much.

All in all, it was a good read! I'm happy I found it.

... Last updated on September 28th, 2015, 1:57pm
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