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Bastard (HWANG Youngchan)  
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There is a serial killer in my house!

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c.93 (end) by LINE Webtoon over 4 years ago
c.92 by LINE Webtoon over 4 years ago
c.91 by LINE Webtoon over 4 years ago
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92 Chapters + Prologue + Epilogue / 5 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (434 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0

Last Updated
May 4th 2021, 12:47am PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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by bored_robot
January 22nd, 2021, 3:59am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
the unique artstyle and creepy story blend together in what is the best psychological manga/manhwa i've read so far. jin is a great mc in the sense that he doesn't really hold any power and has to achieve it all by himself. his dad has to be one of if not the best manga antagonists i've ever seen. great read.
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I shall sleep with my eyes open tonight  
by Lourie
January 19th, 2021, 12:27pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
Phew that was a tough ride. I think this story sucked what was left of my soul and left me completely dry.

This webtoon certainly lives up to its expectations. The characters' facial expressions are drawn exceptionally well: terror, happiness, sorrow, demonic smiles, etc. They're all so well done I literally had to put this webtoon down a few times because it was too intense.

I especially loved Jin's character development throughout this series. Starts off as a wimp then finally being able to fight his biggest fears, that was pretty cool to see. Kyun, on the other hand... She's got guts, I'll give her that, but sometimes she does things that made me facepalm so hard I just😔🤚

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Like that time Jin tells her his creepy ass Dad likes her (ch 66). Instead of avoiding the Dad, sis goes straight into the lion's den. By herself. Voluntarily. I wonder what went through her mind? "Yea lemme just go to his place real quick to have a chat. Nope I'm not at all scared of being alone in the same locked room with a pedo who's much stronger than me and apparently likes me so much he literally paid his own damn son to find me and lure me in before."

Fear? What fear? Such a thing does not exist in her vocabulary. If she really wanted to thank him for paying off her debt (or for whatever reason, really), she could've just called, but nah.

Overall, this was a really good story. Can't say too much because I don't wanna spoil anything, but go ahead and read this if you're into psychological horror stories. This won't disappoint.

P.S. I suggest you prepare some cute puppies/kittens pictures before reading this. Just in case you need to cleanse your eyes and soul later, like I did.

... Last updated on January 19th, 2021, 12:32pm
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by saralee26
March 11th, 2019, 10:29am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
It's been awhile since I have felt this satisfied from reading a manga/webtoon. This past weekend I had the pleasure of binging both Bastard and Meloholic and have got to say Carnby Kim's style of storytelling is remarkable, most notably the character development, pacing, and conclusions. A genuine roller coaster of emotions that knows exactly where to tug on your heart strings or push you to the edge of your seat. Not too long and not too short. As a person who loves the unraveling of a story and despises endings, I would have to say the ending to Bastard made the entire story. Absolutely amazing.
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by shamsey1
January 1st, 2019, 12:12am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I'd rate an 11 if I could.
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Carnby Kim has done it again  
by Nikiharamai
July 9th, 2018, 11:43am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I won't feel satisfied until I type this somewhere...
Sigh. I am going to get addicted to Carnby's storylines. He's just great :,)
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Well-crafted webtoon  
by jackblk
June 3rd, 2018, 8:07am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
To be honest, this is one of the best webtoon that i've ever read. The story is great, the antagonist is REALLY good, character development is a plus.

There are some minor weak point of the webtoon, which are mostly in logical thinking.

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The main character can just record the antagonist's line to have evidence to call the police, many times, but he didn't even try. I do understand why he can't call the police, but he should just keep the evidence to use whenever he wants. Anyway, it's not really a problem since he is obsessed with his father, he wouldn't even think about calling the police so collecting evidence is not really a thing crossed in his mind.

The father is a great antagonist, it's been a long time to see such good antagonist.
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by MondSemmel
April 18th, 2017, 12:40pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Much has been said about this manhwa already. After Melo Holic, Carnby has produced another fantastic work. The only things I want to highlight are:
1) The character development of the main cast. There aren't many characters, but every single one of them develops meaningfully.
2) The ending is genuinely surprising, given the overall theme of the manhwa. There are several remarkable revelations that put the entire preceding story into a new light. And the conclusion is completely satisfying.

IIRC I had a few minor complaints about the story, but I mostly recall feeling glad I read it.
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REALLY GOOD manhwa  
by LUEser
April 2nd, 2017, 7:21pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
There's something about the UGLINESS of the artwork that makes this manhwa such a GOOD read. The artist isn't afraid to make characters ugly and sinister to make them appear evil or ghastly (as that is the point to a creepy psychological story). The story tends to drag a bit here and there, especially in the final arc but worth the wait to read towards the next scene of events. The plot doesn't have awkward transition and surprisingly, the flashbacks make a lot of sense due to its relevancy of the present situation. Color palette of the artwork is limited but effective and speaks well to the mood that the artist/author is trying to portray and tell.

The ending is unexpected, and at first a little disappointing, but when you think about the overall traumatic and psychologically damaging effect it has on the MC, it's actually not too bad after all.

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2017, 7:22pm
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by svines85
April 1st, 2017, 12:24am
Rating: N/A
I'm sorry, but this was just a hot mess, I'm past the 3/4 way through it and can't even make myself finish it.

Frankly, it was a fairly ambitious concept from a believability standpoint to begin with.....and then I'll be darned if the author didn't keep adding even more unlikely elements to it one after the other. I'll just say right now, my suspension of disbelief was beyond sorely tested not even a 1/4 of the way through, and I just forced myself to read the next forty-ish chapters out of pure spite and meanness to try to get to the end.

Yeah, couldn't do it, this work couldn't have even been believable if it were in a science fiction setting, it just defied all normal human common sense..........or to even want to read it with the promise of nothing but failure to be able to do anything with such profoundly flawed characters when the author wasn't even making any kind of effort to paint them in any sort of redeeming light.

I'll recuse myself from rating it, frankly I don't see doing it since there's not a zero rating, which, yeah, this is just too bad given what kind of story this is to really be able to find any redeeming value in it.
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by awesome_linnex
March 13th, 2017, 8:50am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Honestly THIS webtoon was one of THE BEST Psychological Thriller webtoon EVER!! Props to the author for making such an amazing and obviously Carnby from Team Getname was phenomenal. Also the art was bone chilling and suited the series perfectly.
And now for the characters.
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The character development was so beautifully done! You actually feel the pain and anguish of Jin and his struggles are made even harder by the obstacles faced. In the end, he is and was and will be my favorite character. Also kyun was adorable and lovable and a strong support so no surprise there but the people who surprised me were manny and jin's dad. Like I felt so bad for both of them and many turned out to be a true friend and Jin's I can't talk about him without feeling a crushing sadness. No matter how twisted he got, he loved his family. And it was cute to see that even if he was nut crazed criminal. Also the people who didn't like the end lemme tell you this: This Web toon wasn't about Jin marrying Kyun or about him leading a happy life but it was about overcoming problems and obstacles that he faced and how to stop his dad. Sure the ending was open but the author''s intention was to show that people can rise above their childhood trauma and try to live normal lives again.So don't be disappointed by the end.

Also my final thoughts after reading this: It would definitely make you think about a whole lot of things that you probably rarely think about and that's what's wonderful about this.
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