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From Tokyopop:
K is a wizard who can grant wishes--all he asks in return is that which is most precious to the wisher...
Mourning from a horrific loss, Jin Ryu wants K to bring back her parents and brother from the dead. But when K tells her that a wish such as this can only lead to greater tragedy, he agrees to take her on as an apprentice. Now Jin observes K with his various and sundry clients: A father who wants to put a stop to his son's relationship... A young woman who longs for her lover to remember... A boy who will do anything to be accepted...


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Associated Names
I Wish (SEO Hyun-Joo)
아이 위시

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.1 by Korean-Manhwa over 10 years ago
v.7 c.4 (end) by Evil Flowers over 11 years ago
v.5 c.5-9 by Korean-Manhwa over 13 years ago
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7 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (291 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.12 / 10.0

Last Updated
April 16th 2020, 3:31pm PST



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TokyoPop (Defunct at 2 volumes)

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The ending was going so well...  
by Alita258
December 29th, 2015, 3:38am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The art isn't that great, but the story is really well thought out. The stories are either bittersweet or funny, or just heartwarming, and all of them are likable. But the was going so well!! And then it was rush and sort of ruin; the drama could have lasted a little longer. I had tears ready to drop, but it came to a conclusion too fast.

So, let's summarize, bad art, good story, good character developing, could have ended much more powerful...I'll recommend it. It had enough interesting elements in the story to grasp my attention.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2015, 3:40am
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by Truthfulyume658
May 23rd, 2015, 10:30pm
Rating: N/A
Great story truly worth it when you read all the way to the end. What bothered me was their names were J,K,Y,D,and 7. At first when I heard he had more disciples but some are dead I though "oh they must fill in the missing alphabet" but no they threw in a number
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Felt disconnected somehow  
by tipz
January 10th, 2015, 3:39am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
It was a very interesting story but the romance seemed a bit disconnected. The ending is dealt didn't have enough *bang* to it as well. Artistry is as usual with manwha's ( big hands, girlish faces; with the men)
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I girl in her jealousy of her families vacation wishes their plane to crash?! Wth?! Then when it actually comes true she is sent to magician that grants wishes. He is rude and abusive but on a promise he made to her brother he looks after her. She then is drawn into his world and sees first and how his wish casting works.. She then starts to meet friends of his and she starts to chane him little by little.. It cuts in and out of the past and present.. Apparently her brother is a sort of god that was cursed to live only till he is 20 and be born again thousands of times... As the story progresses it seems the magician has Fallen in love with her and because of a side effect that comes with his race. When she does his heart explodes. Having a old "friend" come back Into the picture for revenge it puts a bit of a distance between them.. But on the last moment he snaps out of it and saves her from killing herself.. And in his cold times he cast a cruel wish on people.. So to make up for it he chose to die, and apon his death all the things that were given to him as trade for others wishes got returned back to them.. She then thinks of him to be the one she wishes to return to her instead of her family.. And he does.. Her feelings are shown in the end.. But it isn't a progressive story about their romance in my opinion.. Was kinda just rushed towards the end. I also thought the scene could have been more nicely dramatic.
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Interesting story!  
by Kinky-Chan
April 24th, 2012, 11:30pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Although sometimes I find Jin very irritating but she's not dis-likeable. She's interesting and I find K MUCH MORE interesting. This manga's storyline is not dark (thank goodness!) and it's very fun to read as well. All of the story seems amazing but I find the one with the mute boy so touuuuching! And that story is the one that I laughed a lot, especially when she said that she fell down with her panties being shown. xD

But overall, it's a good read (and good art!! oh bishies!) You might want to pick this up if you want something that's light and not overly depressed manga!
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by Tatania
April 18th, 2012, 1:51pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This manhwa really is a jewel! From the moments I first began to read it I was immediately immersed! It was hard to stop reading it! The story is uniquely fascinating, the plot well developed and the character's all so sweet! Really, this manhwa is a must read!

Plot- The plot, though nicely fleshed out and very intriguing, could have been filled out a bit more and stretched out a bit more to make things (especially the end) flow a bit better. As it is though, the plot is very nice, the pace steady and the story very interesting.

Characters: I LOVE the characters! They are just all so wonderful and make the story just that much better! K is great; he was very interesting to watch grow throughout the story. While there were many secondary characters who might have only appeared once or twice I never lost track of who they were, each was distinguishable and fit into the story excellently.

Art- Very nice, I personally enjoyed the artwork. Though at times things were a bit off, for a manhwa everything was excellent! For the many character's, each design was very distinct and all were neat.

Other- This story really has captivated me. I enjoyed each moment I got of the story! The only slight problem I have was that I wish the last volume had been expanded to two, I feel that would have helped it; but as it is, it's fine. The whole thing with the 'school' was very interesting, and I greatly enjoyed seeing all the flashbacks to those times (I almost wish there was separate story just about that!). In conclusion... READ IT!

9/10- Was great
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I've read it 4 times and is still awesome!  
by P0laris
November 28th, 2011, 7:33pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manhwa is soooo good that i read it like 4 times! I never get tired of reading it and i'm going to read it again! It's my favourite manhwa! If you're tired of cliche and stupid mangas/manhwas, you HAVE to read this! This manhwa it's so beautiful, in every chapter you can see really awesome stories that would surprise you and you can see the development of the relationship of K and Jin. The end i think is wonderful! This manhwa would make you laugh and cry at the same time! Really this manhwa is like another world you just have discover! You can't not read this :3

... Last updated on November 28th, 2011, 7:33pm
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Not gonna lie..  
by matt_is_the_best
September 7th, 2011, 10:38pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
The art bugged me. But if you can get past that!... Which I somehow did with my pickness of that stuff! ... You should enjoy it greatly. =) All I could think at the beginning was "Wow, I need to stop reading this and continue to look for something good to read." And the next thing I knew, I was on volume 5.... =)
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LOVE 0_0  
by batteredcakes
June 13th, 2011, 12:30pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I looooove this manga. At first, I thought I was going to be really dissapointed because it seemed like a xxxholic/Pet Shop of Horror/Tarot Cafe ripoff. But it isn't. The idea of giving up something you love most for a wish is a general idea but I thought they were going to have the same type of storyline as xxxholic. It doesn't necessarily do. Yes, the main character ends up working for the shop. Yes, someone does give up what they cherish most. BUT what they cherish most is something you don't expect. You always expect, "Oh, it's going to be the son" or something like that, but it's something you wouldn't think of.
So far the story is really good! I want to find out more about the character's brother and how he's involved in all of this. I want to find out if there's going ot be any romance. I want to find out what the shop keeper's true identity is. So far, it's a favorite!! ^^
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by shuurei_ko01
May 15th, 2011, 2:08am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I admit I was bored at first..

It's really worth it.

The best parts starts at almost at the middle or at the middle part of the whole story. (can't say surely)
I admit that I couldn't get into the story at first but continually reading it prove my bad assumptions otherwise.

K is only one of the three male characters that truly made a mark in me. If I tell this to myself while I was still at the first parts of the story, I would never have believed it. But, it is true. It is.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2011, 2:14am
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my favourite..  
by cherrykookie
April 3rd, 2011, 1:54am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
My favourite manhwa. I love the story and characters. Its one of those stories where the romance comes late but when it does, it comes hard. It may require some thinking to completely understand it, since the depth of the plot and world is (awesome) but complicated/confusing. Anyways, this is highly reccomended !
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