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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)
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Status in Country of Origin
54 Chapters + 2 Special (Ongoing)

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No

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (95 votes)
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Last Updated
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Year
2016

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Lezhin (Lezhin)

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Actually   
Rating: N/A
by mikako17
September 15th, 2017, 3:50pm
RiddleChloe's interpretation is fairly valid in light of how the author treats the rape and the subsequent blackmail.
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The male lead says fairly explicitly that he doesn't care that the real owner of the protagonist's body was raped, that he was "bored" when watching the video of the rape.
The use of rape hasn't really been justified in the manhwa so far because it could have been anything else (eg a violent beating, or just constant bullying and humiliation etc) since it was so fleetingly touched upon. It was just an event that happened and that's all, nothing more, and in the context of how rape is normalized in BL genre it's pretty bad. Then there's also how the author basically shows that the only way to deal with bullying is to be strong enough to physically fight back, since just standing up for yourself isn't enough. It's in premise since the physically weak guy dies and gets replaced by the guy who knows how to fight. This all adds up to RiddleChloe's fairly valid interpretation. They didn't have to insult/shame readers of this manhwa in their comment though.

It's interesting enough to keep reading, but it is problematic.

Edit (Response to ursulax):

Yes the male lead's reaction is all that you've said, and though it has no bearing on what transpired, his reaction does have bearing for what happens after. His reaction is just one of the reasons why I don't think the author has justified the use of rape in the manhwa.
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Whatever was on the disk would have bored the male lead no matter what and that definitely makes it seem as if the author was using rape to make the disk shocking. And since the author hasn't really touched on the rape afterward it starts to become like all those other yaoi manga that dismisses rape. I mean the rape really only affected the real Siwon and because he didn't die in his body no one else was truly affected. How the author deals with the video is really weird too, the male lead tells the main character that the video had already been released before and so people already know about it. So how can it be then that no one ever talks about it? Or that the police know nothing since I'm sure if it was leaked then it was leaked online. The author hasn't dealt with that.


I also don't know if I'd call putting the real Siwon in a body that was also in car accident and on the verge death as giving him a second chance. The main character got a second chance and Siwon didn't. If Siwon were to get a second chance he wouldn't have been put in a dying body. That whole part played more as the main character's real body was destined to die but Siwon's wasn't and their spirits/souls were switched because the real Siwon wanted to die and the main character didn't so main character gets a second chance, Siwon doesn't.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2017, 7:32pm
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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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Shut up   
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by Anime11#
September 7th, 2017, 11:32am
This is to put it with the rest of the garbage

If you don't like it, say that, and stop reading ,but their isn't a need to insult others that want to. If you don't understand that reading manga is mostly about fantasy and selling fantasy. People don't want these things to really happen to them..well maybe some do ,who knows who cares that's up to them ,and depending how illegal they will end up talking to police. I digress , if you didn't want to escape and image things out side of your own world you wouldn't be in the romance or any other section on this site looking for things to read. People are not you and they don't think like you..hints to each their own... If anyone here doesn't understand that most of this isn't real ..its just a story and to stimulate the mind sexually ..then please stop reading and stressing yourself.. If you don't understand not to do these things go get help ! If your thinking about doing these things in the natural go get help now!....other than that its just for fun...if you don't like it go conjure up and write a better one that fits your taste.
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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 this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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. Revenge is sososo sweet. And his comebacks so salty I love it. So I could 10/10 see why the others adore him too. I also really like the art style and the way the story is being told. This type of story has been done before, but the way this artist portrays it makes it seem fresh. As another commenter said, for example, the shading used for the expressions is extremely well done and adds an extra punch to some situations.

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Instead of what does this story tell us, what does this story tell me? We each have our own interpretations of art, and how someone else chooses to view something can be different to how I view it. This story tells me that when the world isnít kind to you, you canít just sit back and do nothing. If you want something to happen, you have to take the reigns and do it yourself. It tells me that no the world isnít all good and if you wanted this to be a fairytale of darkness being completely redeemed and/or justice meted out to everyone that deserves it, sorry look elsewhere itís not that kind of tale and thatís not how real life works either. You get what life gives you, and the outcome depends on how you choose to view and resolve the situation. This is how I viewed the story, and this is why I admire the main character.

+1 to ursulax. Others make good arguments, but ursulax did the best job of consolidating their own argument.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2017, 10:43am
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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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