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Idol Shopping  
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'S' is a known as a bully caretaker, who avenges her bullied clients -- for a price, of course.

However, in reality, 'S' is a nerd named Kang Song Ih, with a twin brother named Kang Ah Eul, whom she loves above anything. Ah Eul attends Chungha High School, a famous and expensive school, but over winter break, he attempts to commit suicide. Song Ih, determined to understand why her brother tried to kill himself, attends Chungha High School, pretending to be Ah Eul -- uncovering the reasons why Ah Eul was driven to suicide, including one mysteriously handsome but "bad" guy named Suh Ga Yoon.

Read as you follow her life while staying in an All-Boy's school and living in a dorm -- with a male roommate, who happens to be a famous singer and someone she as "S" had once nearly beat up.

Watch out! Whoever bothers "S"'s brother, prepare to face her!


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Associated Names
تسوق المشاهير
아이돌 쇼핑
Thần tượng mua sắm

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.48 (end) by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace over 7 years ago
v.12 c.47 by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace over 7 years ago
v.12 c.46 by Hwang Mi Ri's Palace over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (306 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.79 / 10.0
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September 29th 2015, 11:08pm PST



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Grr >:(   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by secretcina
August 15th, 2011, 10:42pm
This manhwa was so irritating!! I think I'm the only one who thought so, but this series just dragged on and on.. The ending was rushed but I didn't care; I was so relieved! It was like accidents and suicidal attempts were just thrown and overused into the story for drama. I hate every character. Especially the guy the main character ends up with. Everyone loses their sanity. Give me back all that time I wastedddd. ;n;
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oh man   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
December 27th, 2011, 2:36am

ok so this is one so wacked up story many things were left unsolved! like why that night
Kang Song Ih was being taken away by those guys that the evil loser nurse sent, every times that nurse caused Song problems which Suh Ga Yoon should have guessed who it was and done something sooner was not even aware of it, even if Song said she had many enemies thats not something to over look! in past manhwa the guys try to search and find the person who highered to attack his love interest! plus no one tried ti find out that it was the nurse lady that deleted the message from Ga Yoon's phone.

also what a shitty family to treat Song like trash and her brother Kang Ah Eul like he's the only boy in the world! even when they find out that Song there daughter might be dead they still only care for the son! and whats with the brother how could he forget his sister telling him how she was living her life without love and he then started to share everything and even stopped her from killer herself when they were kids, that Song had to repeat the same words she once told him of her miserable life cuz of him, yet still she had forgiven him when they were kids!
what a jerk brother! and worst family.... and then Suh Ga Yoon's friend that close one ok so it was his cousin that killed her self but that guy knew that Ga Yoon didn't know and how the nurse was so crazy that she caused his cousin to killer herself! that guy should have targeted that nurse not his best friend Ga Yoon.

this also only had 1 couple the rest got nothing even Ga Toon's sister i also liked the Singer he was also grate but he kept getting hurt i felt very sad for him! but i loved his cute and innocent character!

this series by Hwang Mi Ri was not that grate loved the art but the story was wacked a bit to many holes in the story and rushed, i waited so long to for the full series to be scanlated so i can read it, but it wasn't what i expected.

to many un trust able people not just classmates and friends but also family and siblings too!
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by soldemayo
December 5th, 2010, 5:24pm
Many messed up things piling up in this series in term of story. The plot is too predictable (I got almost everything right in the first few chapters) and uncreative. It's kinda dragging and repetitive throughout the story until it reaches somewhere near the end, and then just ends it like that, i was like wtf? What irritates me most is the lack of consistency in both story and characters argh I can't even begin to explain why. In conclusion if you have lots of free time, go for it, but if you look for something worthwhile, you can just skip this one.
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Twisted characters, rushed ending...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by zeusosphere
November 7th, 2010, 6:16pm
This is a pretty light read... I couldn't really take it seriously, and it felt like I was reading a volume in 5 minutes (that wasn't actually the case, of course... though I did read it all in one go) A lot of what happens feels so ridiculous that I just couldn't really feel empathy for the characters, just exasperation . Quite a lot of the characters are really twisted (the Kang parents and grandparents deserve a special mention), so be careful who you're rooting for as you read this... The ending feels VERY rushed and leaves a lot of loose ends untied (including a lot of characters without romantic partners... personally I felt it needed at least another chapter, and more probably another volume for proper closure). Otherwise... -shrug- it's a pretty interesting read as long as you 1) don't get too involved emotionally and 2) leave your disbelief hanging outside the door.

... Last updated on November 7th, 2010, 6:18pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by shelleymallow
October 1st, 2010, 7:10pm
So i've just finished reading the last chapter and i'm like...
WTF is that seriously the ending..
I've read so many Korean manwhas and half of them i've completed because i read the raws but i think the ending for Idol Shopping was sweet but really cliffhanger-like.
The story has a lot of drama in it that sometimes gets me really annoyed and wanting to punch my computer screen, but when you get through it all and finish the manga,, it's got some interesting storyline traits (a butt-kicking girl - like!) and very sweet parts.

This manga isn't one for the unfaithful, you either stick to it until the end or just don't bother.
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by iyris
June 22nd, 2013, 10:58am
ART of their faces, hairs and clothes are good.BUT only those. HMR has drawn alot already but he/she hasn't improved yet at other aspects aside from those three. If I may say, her drawings are STIFF - not know if this is the right description. And she should pay more attention to small and simple details because those are suppose to be easier to draw. Simple they may be, it could beautify the artwork more. She should also improve on drawing their expressions.

PLOT has potential, the summary saying the girl twin disguises herself to find out the cause of her brother's suicide picked my interest. (I'm into physically strong female lead and gender bender genre.) PLOT was interesting for me. BUT, again, that's all. The plot was not developed in a good way and a more elaborated way. Simple is fine but the way the story was told was way TOO simple.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. No, I tell you, don't expect it.

ENDING. Better don't expect.

Simply say, if you're a reader with high standards for shoujo, you better avoid this. But if you're a reader who wants to seek adventure even if there's a possibility of feeling hurt because of super big disappointment, be its guest. Wish you luck.

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2013, 10:58am
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Drama Ending??!!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by KadraDS
December 22nd, 2011, 6:28pm
The whole story reminded me of some of the Korean dramas that I watch; rushed ending and all. I thought that it was good but the ending kind of killed it for me. I just felt that so much more could have been added at the end. It was one of those endings that movies generally have.
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That I found you, you found me, I love you, you love me, and kiss kind of ending.
The ending lowered my rating for this series. Too bad.
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A Decent Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
October 8th, 2010, 9:49pm
Idol Shopping isn't spectacular, but it's cute and fluffy. The lead girl is pretty spunky which makes it an interesting read. The prerequisite hottie is pretty darn cute (megane complex). I liked him a little more at the beginning, but he still maintains his charm throughout the series (which is pretty hard to do). The prerequisite alternative hottie is also pretty cute (no glasses though--darn). Very endearing. I ended up crying once during the series, and it was because of what this guy did. The main villain is ridiculously evil. The end. I hate her. She is awful. Gr. There's quite a bit of comedy throughout. Lots of cliff hangers. Overall, a cliche'd, over-done, but very cute series. The only major complaints I have for the series are character development and plotting. The characters go through some major, slightly unbelievable changes. Which sucks. It's usually for the better (comic relief or plot twists), but it's a little annoying. The ending is rushed, and the plot is pretty turbulent. But that's to be expected from a rom-com-style manga. And again. No complaints. I didn't exactly pick Idol Shopping off the shelf expecting great literature.
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My rating was 10 until the end...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by kuka65
September 30th, 2010, 8:55pm
I think for the genre it was a good story with lots of angst, and somethings that makes you mad or laugh, but in summary it was a good development till we reached the last chapter and then bamm: THE END.
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Well, it was great that they could finish together and she finally decided to live for herself but, just one punch in each one of the villains and it is all ok? For example the nurse deserved to spend a good time inside a mental institution.
Would be nice if this mangaka could develop the end a little bit more, it gives the idea that she was so tired of this story that wanted to finish as quick as possible. As I said in the subject my rating was 10 but after this rushed ending it fell to a 8.5, same thing with another story I read from the same mangaka. So sad about that.

... Last updated on September 30th, 2010, 9:00pm
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I concider this one the best   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kamelot
September 30th, 2010, 8:26am
Yet another HMR manga, so similar to others, yet still so funny. I think that until today I've read like 7-8 HMR works. Even though most of them are the same, all her works have the thing that keeps you entertained and captivated so you can read them until the end. I always liked the art coming from korean authors and HMR is just another one of them that really managed to impress me. I like the fact that her mangas present romance stories with a certain doze of reality as well, it seems so different from the typical romances we see in the japanese mangas. In conclusion, even though i had to wait months for this manga to be finished, i think it was worth the read, it was entertaining all the way, with many twists and it kept me captivated until the end.

I recommend this one for the romantic freaks. HMR fans will definitely appreciate this one. Out of all her works i concider this one to be the best up untill now.
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