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At the End of the Road  
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Description
After a car accident, Taemin finds himself in the body of Siwon, who was a victim of bullying at school. No longer a pushover, he starts standing up for himself but then meets Woojin, an old friend from the past. Somehow, Woojin immediately picks up Tamin's 'scent' from Siwon. What happened between these two in the past and how will it affect their future?

Original Webcomic
Official English Translation

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
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Associated Names
В конце пути
在那尽头
그 끝에 있는 것
Geu Kkeute Issneun Geos
What Lies At The End

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Latest Release(s)
c.43 by Lezhin (30d ago)
c.42 by Lezhin (38d ago)
c.41 by Lezhin (45d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
57 Chapters + 2 Special (Complete)
Side story: 1 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (105 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 22nd 2017, 8:46am PST


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Year
2016

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Serialized In (magazine)
Lezhin (Lezhin)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Weekly Pos #68 increased(+25)
Monthly Pos #49 decreased(-30)
3 Month Pos #18 decreased(-14)
6 Month Pos #2 increased(+4)

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AUTHOR SAYS ITS FINISH WHAT   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hirukayuki01
November 7th, 2017, 3:10am
I just read the latest chapter and the author said it was the LAST! WHAT?? There's still so many things I need to know about like how Taemin got in Siwon's body and Woojin's full past.
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or what happened to Siwon's twin akhdkskak

I am so disappointed that the author seemed tried to rush ending this. I would have given this a full 10 if not for the ending.

Author did say that it will still have extra chapters that shows Woojin and Taemin's further relationship but I would rather see their full background story and all than seeing them all fluffy with one another. Author-nim whyyyy (´༎ຶོρ༎ຶོ`)
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Actually (A Rewrite)   
Rating: N/A
by mikako17
October 26th, 2017, 6:39pm
Here's a rewrite of my previous comment that was deleted:

RiddleChloe's interpretation is valid and mine has started moving that way as well as of chapter 43. On the other hand her comment belittling readers who enjoy this is rude if not inappropriate.

Anyway back to the manhwa, the biggest issue with it is its handling/use of rape in the story. First off the male lead, Siwoon/Woojin,
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watches the disk showing Siwon's rape and goes on to tell Taemin, who now occupies Siwon's body, that he was bored watching it. He also then tells Taemin that everyone's already seen it and that basically everyone knows about it so it's really no big deal to be blackmailed by it.
The problem here is that no one, outside of the victim, in the manhwa treats the rape as an issue in any way at all. It then doesn't show any effects of the rape outside of the original Siwon killing himself because of it. And personally I feel that if someone's going to write about rape it should be justified and not used as a shock factor. My reasoning for it being used as such is that there have been plenty of opportunities to address the rape (in how it's handled by the school, community, victim, etc) but it's just thrown in there. Then there's the main character who now occupies Siwon's body and while he does
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beat up the bullies who try to blackmail him (though they weren't a part of the rape)
he does nothing else with the knowledge of the rape, he doesn't even think about it after. What's the point of having rape in the story if the whole scene could have been replaced with a physical beating, one of the characters at the scene even asks
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if Siwon would rather have a beating.
And in the context of BL, this is a pretty big issue in the work. So yes, do not read if you have an issue with works that don't address rape when it includes rape because at least of chapter 43 this manhwa hasn't.

The other issue that has started rubbing me the wrong way is the male lead: Siwoon/Woojin. I've read a lot of cold/apathetic male leads, but Siwoon/Woojin kinda comes off as a sociopath in his lack of conscience mainly because he said
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he was bored when he watched Siwon's rape.
Nothing in the story so far has humanized him, you can maybe argue that his tragic past is humanizing, but because it's something that happens to him, is in his past and is something that has made him who he is today I would say that though it makes one sympathetic to his character it doesn't humanize him. The only thing someone could arguably say that humanizes him is his love for Taemin, but his love is so obsessive and possessive and aggressive that it's scary when thinking/writing about it and not reading the manhwa.

And just my own issue that has more to do with the premise then the actual plot is that the original Siwon is dead. I didn't think I'd have an issue with it, but with how everything has gone I've now developed an issue with it. Taemin and him switched bodies but the only one who got a second chance was Taemin (and if Siwon is really getting a second chance then why would he be put in a dying body). Everyone's forgotten him, no one mourns him, and Taemin
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hasn't even tried to get justice for him.


... Last updated on October 26th, 2017, 6:52pm
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One man's trash is another man's treasure   
Rating: N/A
by ursulax
September 11th, 2017, 10:32pm
This review is mainly for the benefit of readers who may get the wrong idea about the tone and themes of this manga from RiddleChloe and Anime11#'s comments. Anime11# makes a valid point about distinguishing fantasy from reality, but I think it's equally important to point out that RiddleChloe is wrong to imply that the dark subject matter amounts to advocacy or glorification of the dysfunction depicted.

The story is basically about two lonely, abused boys whose bond transcends death. The protagonist is admirable despite, not because of, his aggressive defense tactics and limited education. His dream is to go to school, but the plot recognizes that years of neglect, isolation, and domestic abuse are not so easily overcome at the first opportunity. His subpar academic standing is the subject of lighthearted ridicule, but his struggle realistically highlights who he is: a hardened kid for whom angst is a luxury and pragmatism is essential. It's acknowledged that he is a quick learner who is accustomed to hard work and both mentally and physically strong.

When struck by a truck while crossing the street, he is seemingly offered a second chance at life in the shoes of an academically gifted but physically weaker boy his age who has suffered his own share of hardships as a suicidal rape victim. The rape itself is a fleeting trauma, not scintillating fodder for readers with rape fetishes, and people wanting explicit content over character development should look elsewhere. The rapists, bullies, and child abusers are depicted as the victimizers they are even if that depiction is not as black and white as RiddleChloe may prefer. The fact that the two main characters must find inner strength and each other to survive is the central theme and tragedy of the story, so I have no idea how self-respect is supposedly being belittled. This is not the sort of yaoi that condones the ugly world its characters inhabit. Instead, it gives us flawed people whose struggle to survive is admirable and reason enough to champion their happiness.

I was baffled at RiddleChloe's interpretation, which seemed to equate the absence of some righteous authority apportioning justice with the absence of morals. Although good entertainment does not require an absolute or relative sense of morality, this manhua is hardly flaunting humanity's worst tendencies to shallowly exploit taboo stimuli. Morals abound if the reader is willing to recognize them.

Update in response to mikako17, who makes some excellent points:
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The main lead's comments about being bored reflect his ability to intuitively sense the protagonist's absence and his indifference towards unrelated people who exhibit no will to live. Heís a screwed-up guy, and his callous attitude isnít supposed to be endearing. I think we are meant to sympathize with his character and understand how he became so cold without condoning that coldness. More important, his attitude has no bearing on what transpired. He is not a perpetrator, but he knows the twins well enough to dislike one of them, at least, for commenting on his family.
The author gives us reason to believe there is a body swap, so both characters are given a second chance. The main lead sees the protagonistís body after the accident, at which point the weaker character wakes up before passively embracing death. The main leadís criticism of that fatalistic choice may reflect the authorís feelings, but we learn in later chapters that much of the ridicule leveled at the weaker character is a myopic reaction to a scandalous video that may have led viewers to believe he was more complicit in what happened than he was. (To be honest, Iím not sure why the tape canít be used against his oppressors or why itís up to the students to bear everything alone, but I donít think anything in the story suggests this is acceptable.) Regardless, his strength and selflessness were apparent before the rape. He was a popular student esteemed for his excellent academic record before his jealous twin manipulated him into confronting the storyís dangerous antagonist in an ill-fated attempt at heroism. The uniquely humiliating nature of a gang rape caught on tape ruined him, which is why the protagonist accused the antagonist of murder. It was the pivotal moment that destroyed his will to live. In that sense, I think the rape was depicted as a significant, life-altering event.


... Last updated on September 18th, 2017, 12:56pm
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the wait is killing me   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tristin
September 5th, 2017, 2:44pm
I am 49 chapters in as of this writing, and I love this story. Not only is the art beautiful (and hot!), the plot/situation is pretty interesting. I'm a huge fan of the UST between the main characters! It's a slow burn that really hits all the right spots to me, and I feel like the leading characters are developed well enough that I can root for them both in their own ways.

The main downside is I'm having so much trouble waiting each week for a new update. Instead I find myself rereading and speculating and anticipating what'll happen next. hahahah HELP
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Put it with the rest of the garbage   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by RiddleChloe
August 24th, 2017, 3:29am
What this story tells us? That sexual harassment is seduction, that thereís no punishment for standing and watching a childís life being destroyed, that Ďnoí is actually Ďyesí, that self-respect and self-love are bullshit that no one needs. Thatís the oldest tale, wrapped into a homophobic package instead of misogynistic one (itís still misogynistic though). It praises men for Ďtaking controlí with violence and pressure instead of treating others respect, it fails to actually tell a story about child abuse, it fails to show is what's right and whatís wrong by rewarding/punishing characters accordingly, instead of anger and justice it shows useless fights/bullying and worthless excuses/justifications.

Characters are pathetic, seemingly living without having any sort of conscience or even just a rational thought, obsessed kid who does nothing at all and protagonist who has a brain that is probably the size of an apple seed. Watching him was painfully embarassing.

And it actually sells. The message is clear and audience is happy, and it probably says more about those who read this that it says about author of this pathetic excuse of a manhwa.

Bullying, sexual harassment/abuse, rape culture, suicide, neglectful teachers and parents, police and school administration who wonít do shit - all those are big problems in South Korea (and Japan as well). Author did a great job of fucking this all up and making it look like a big joke. But 99% of yaoi/BL authors are like this and hopefully thatís authors last Ďmasterpieceí. Good riddance. Next.
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Dark, layered and intriguing   
Rating: N/A
by Toots
August 22nd, 2017, 12:39am
I recently read this and I've been hooked. The plot reminded me of shoujo light novels (the whole 'the protagonist dies and is reincarnated/in another person's body). But that's where similarities ends. The story and its characters are this webtoon's selling point. The story itself is dark dealing with bullying, suicide, rape and psychological issues reflecting the depths the author layers in the character's psyche. Each prominent character is interesting enough to pique interest. The best character of course though is the main hero who i don't think anyone would or could complain about. He's a solid, interesting person and while not academically smart since he's a dropout he's people smart- perceptive and knows how to deal with different people. The way he deals with the situation he's been thrown is would make anyone want to whoop and cheer him on.

For romance I'm solidly invested in the main couple. The couple hits all my favourite troupes. If there's one thing I would complain about for this webtoon it's the lack of female characters. It would've been nice to have a prominent female character since as of far all the females I've seen either are either mob characters or the mothers of the main characters. As of now it's something I would definitely recommend giving a try. I'm hope for more development in the romance, romantic love interest's personality etc in the upcoming releases.
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Wonderful   
Rating: N/A
by 56lulu
August 15th, 2017, 3:58pm
it's a story that is well done. Lezhin has some quality manga. I went ahead and bought the coins necessary but be warned, if you want to support the site and author, it's going to get expensive. T_T
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So far, so good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by nonightshades
May 5th, 2017, 10:44am
One of the glaring differences between manga (Japanese) and manhua/webcomics (Korean) is overall lack of melodrama in the latter--and I love that.That's not to say that melodrama is nonexistent in manhua, because there are those that I wouldn't even touch with a 10-foot-pole, but there is an overall lack, and that's awesome. Long story short, I hate melodrama, I hate weak characters (so weak that they can't function on their own), and I dislike stories without plot but...yaoi, so...

It has been so refreshing to read a story with an interesting protagonist. He also has not only his shit to straighten out, but also...well, another person's. Also, let it be said that although he doesn't know the correct answer to everything, he (the protagonist) always puts 100% attention and effort into whatever he's doing. Well, maybe not studying, but all other facets of life. XD There are so many layers to be peeled back here, and it's slow but sure approach is solid and interesting, indeed. I am so looking forward to the climax of this series.

Also, Taemin was such a hottie. What a waste...

... Last updated on June 29th, 2017, 11:58am
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Love the main character but that ending tho   
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by kira6
March 30th, 2017, 5:24am
I love everything about the main character: his personality, drive, stubbornness, values, looks, the way he speaks, everything. The way he approaches awful situations is something to respect and aspire towards.

I did like the way the story was being told at first but as it was leading up to the ending and the ending itselfÖnot so much.
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The ending felt very rushed and left me unsatisfied. I was ok with the premise at first, because I thought it would be addressed well later. But it wasnít really rectified in any way. The only character that kinda gets their comeuppance is the twin brother, but itís hinted at the end that something bad will be done to him BY THE SAME BULLY that made the original Siwon kill himself and Iím just ??? What about the bully? And Woojin ended up working with that same bully and Iím doubly just ???


... Last updated on November 10th, 2017, 9:00pm
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I love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BreakingSpades
January 24th, 2017, 6:15pm
I love this series. Tae min was totally a seme in his original body and now he's an uke lol. I loooove woojin for real. His love for MC is intoxicating. This manhwa seriously makes me blush and I've read a lot of yaoi. Also the art is gorgeous. 😍😍😍
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