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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
Official OST Trapped in Time

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
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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
35 Chapters (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (60 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2019, 10:08am PST


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Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Daum Webtoon (Daum)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #663 increased(+152)
Monthly Pos #1614 increased(+135)
3 Month Pos #2728 increased(+663)
6 Month Pos #4007 increased(+462)
Year Pos #4787 increased(+1129)

List Stats
On 23 reading lists
On 105 wish lists
On 111 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 54 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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Sympathy vs Empathy.  
by LUEser
July 6th, 2016, 2:02pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This read is a good mixture of mystery, thriller, and even drama; you have either sympathy/empathy for most characters involved. Character buildup is rather rushed, but some ways, I didn't really mind it because there were a lot of time jumps. Almost makes me feel like whatever they've been doing in their separate lives were irrelevant, only until they come back to the same hometown.

What I absolutely love about this manhwa is the mixture of color blotches with actual drawn out characters. This is a MUST-READ for a good thriller and if you're interested in the evil of human behavior. The plot isn't straight forward yet somehow, it still grabs your interest and it makes you want to find out what happened to every characters involved. Absolutely gorgeous; the ending is very satisfying.

... Last updated on July 6th, 2016, 2:02pm
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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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