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A rumor goes around school about an abandoned amusement park and a magician who lives there that can make someone disappear for good. Yoon Ah-ee, a girl struggling to feed her sister and herself everyday will experience her life change as she meets a mysterious magician.

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c.27 (end) by LINE Webtoon over 3 years ago
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c.25 by LINE Webtoon over 3 years ago
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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1388 votes)
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Insightful and beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ForbiddenAngel
August 16th, 2013, 10:49pm
Although it's understandable that the basis of the story may make some people judge that this manhwa is another one filled with cliches, as far as the execution goes, cliche is definitely not it. This story is not fantasy nor romance (even though it's tagged as so, and implied countless times within the story) - it is a flat out coming of age tale that really applies itself to reality, and young adults currently experiencing coming of age is the targeted audience. Let's review based on this:

The main characters are both dynamic and round, showing various positive and negative qualities on top of gradual development. Side characters lack growth, but it is not a story long enough to afford descriptive personalities for the non-essential figures.

Art is without a doubt top notch - it may seem plain, but there is a lot of thought put into each scene. 3D and 2D art are manipulatively entwined together to make not only beautiful images, but also meaningful representations. In example, the fact that almost every location is black and white except certain scenes involving the fairgrounds helps exemplify the overall theme of childlike fantasies vs. reality. 3D art and color is used sparingly as a storytelling device instead of simple illustrations.

Annarasumanara's story, if summed up, is plain and without a doubt overdone. However, one thing Annarasumanara manages to do is not succumb to the expectations of the average shoujo reader. The tale doesn't stray off the path of reality at any point (our characters may, but the tale itself definitely stays true to reality), therefore the ending is only expected to be the most fitting. The messages the author tries to deliver are printed onto the page, which is perfect for a tale like this. If meanings were any more vague, the lessons would have been lost among the pretty images and cute magic tricks. The pacing of storytelling is comfortable, and nothing but. Annarasumanara's beginning, middle, and end never changes its direction from the goal, and it succeeds in taking the reader on a rather magical journey.

Magic isn't the star of the story - it is a story which uses magic to let the reader realize the importance of reality, and how important it is to grab onto other beliefs which may stray from the norm. Do not be disappointed when the ending turns out not to be what you may have in mind, the goal of this story is to show how one may hold a childlike passion while living "successfully" in the real world. As depicted, Il-Deung's daily life is how many children live in many Asian countries - delirious with pressure to do well in school. Irresponsible parents aren't unheard of either. Annarasumanara is depressingly realistic, whilst being so magically wondrous. A great read for young adults.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2013, 10:55pm
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I've read this 6 times. I still tear up every time.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 25th, 2015, 11:12pm
I, too, want magic in my life.

This webtoon was the first series ever to make me cry because I realized I was stuck in a similar situation as these characters who don't have the magic in their lives. It was the one story that made me say, "If only I can meet a magician like that." (it gave me hope too). I think many people feel the same as I do.

This manga tackles the question that everyone asks at some point in their lives: Are we really living? Do we believe in the magic of living as who we truly wish to be? Are we happy? Are we free? is our world a world of color, or has it been stagnated by reluctance and fear? ... etc.

Even now, I think I'm still in awe with this series. Kudos to the author. If there is one series that reached the depth of my soul, Annarasumanara is the one.

P.s. This story also manages to be magical with its refreshing art style and heavy symbolism.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2015, 11:14pm
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Depressing & Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by geminigrl016
October 14th, 2010, 12:36am
About the classmate's head, I think it's so that his actual physical appearance doesn't affect our perception of the story. The story's atmosphere is very surreal. The appearance may be an indication of how highly he thinks of himself, how different he may be from Yun Ai and others, or basically just the author's way of setting him apart from Yun Ai.
Sorry, if my explanation doesn't make much sense. I tried.
So far, I'm loving this webcomic and I'll be keeping an eye on it.
I had my doubts but I really recommend this. Happy reading! biggrin
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Contains a deeper meaning...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
February 8th, 2013, 7:49pm
This story really is separate and different, not at all following the normal pattern of clichés that you might expect. I enjoyed the story, but it may throw some people off a little with its.... realistic view of the world. Strange that a story about magic can be so grounded in reality! XD

Plot- Deals with growing up, it's a coming-of-age story and centralizes on that theme. The main character Yoon Ah-ee is very well developed, a normal girl of her age who has a lot of struggles she has to try and deal with. She's mature for her age, studious and feels it is time for her to enter the adult world. However, she also shows a childish and naïve side. The story follows her coming to grips with her world and just who she wants to be. It's a truly sweet story, but I must admit that at first I wasn't expecting how real to life the manga was going to be. (I mean come one! It's about magic!)

Characters- I've already mentions how well developed the main female is, but she isn't the only one. All the characters have depth to them, and you can't outright like or dislike any one of them. They are so dimensional like real people there are many different good and bad qualities in each. There are no archetypes, just well-developed characters.

Art- The art is... interesting. The people are drawn nicely, and I really like the abstract qualities the artist brought into the work that held meaning within the story. It's definitely a different art style, but I truly did come to appreciate all the work and effort put into making the art mean something deeper.

Other- At first when I finished this story I was a little disappointed. It did not turn out at all as I had expected, I was too caught up in the clichés I had grown used to. But in retrospect I find that this story is actually a very well-crafted story and quite worthy of the time it takes to read it!

8/10- Was good
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Wow...amazing life lesson/moral.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fufufuyen
August 16th, 2012, 12:49pm
A really great read. While the art was good, I didn't like how he reused the same pictures all the time. Even so, that doesn't make me rate it anyless; everything was just very unique, with the panels and the scarce coloring. The background (especially the fairground scenes) was beautifully drawn.

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I loved the metaphor with Il Deung's head as well. It was amazing to see how our opinions of R could change so much: dubious of his sanity, seeing how he was actually much like a child, as Yoon Ah had mentioned before, than the clever hottie we saw at first glance.

Just great.

As for the ending and the story:
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I love how the author played with your emotions on whether or not R was a "real magician" or not. We really understood the confusion in Ah Ee's heart. Of course, he turns out not to be legit, but I think the matter was that in the end, he was still a "real magician" in the sense that he changed both Il Deung's and Yoon Ah's life, as if by magic.

The ending was very fitting in my opinion; it left many open doors, especially in the romance, which I think is not bad at all.

This manhwa was the first I ever read and I think it meant a lot to me. I can understand Yoon Ah, Il Deung, and R very well.
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Adults/society may make you confused and doubt what you are doing, but as long as you hold onto and follow what is precious to you, you will never be astray. You'll also be able to cope also with the harsh realities that result from those around you, so you shouldn't be afraid (like R) of growing up. How is doing something you enjoy, no matter how childish, bad? Even if it seems stupid and odd to other people, it is a form of magic. I think when we start growing up and start looking down on those type of things, what we are in fact doing is narrowing down our scope of what we can see, and thus enjoy. Being a child at heart is an amazing magic trick, and we all can do it. We just have to follow our hearts, as trite and simple as that sounds.

As Steve Jobs has said in his speech to the 2005 Stanford graduates: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma--which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

This manhwa reminds me of Paradise Kiss. R resembles George so much and Yoon Ah with her idiosyncratic, recognizable hairstyle, like Yukari. R also had a similar personality to George at the beginning but of course that changes as you know.

Spoiler if you haven't read ParaKiss:
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The ending was also much like ParaKiss as well.

I agree with the person who says this is a modernized version of Peter Pan.

While we all have the fate of becoming adults someday, what we must learn is to keep a child's heart. To trust your instincts, to never become unteachable, to always go after the things you love and enjoy, and to always believe in magic.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2013, 1:14am
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kichiX
July 7th, 2012, 12:34pm
I found this an interesting story to read. A small part of me wanted the magic to be real and for R to show them all that he was a real magician, but that's not really what this story's about. Likewise the perceived romance that could have happened between R and Ah-ee. It was never going to happen, to my mind, and therefore I didn't expect nor want them to get together.
The art was quite something. It was symbolic but in an open way: there was no "hidden meaning". You could actually understand what the author was trying to get at rather than having to re-read it many times to get the small hints. The artstyle fitted the story. I particularly liked the changing of the boy when he "stepped off the cold tarmaced road"; it was a nice touch.
I think the full impact of this manga would hit you if you read it all in one go, rather than chapter by chapter as I did. As such, it's kind of difficult for me to rate, because it's not average (5) but neither did I find it exceptional. Rather, it's the kind of manga that, while not difficult to understand, will probably leave you with a message that you'll remember.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2012, 12:36pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nirachu
June 16th, 2014, 4:36am
It's bittersweet and wonderfully poetic. The story is also accompanied by beautiful visual symbolism: the scene where she is literally running on money; the house of the "big headed" family which is unnecessarily gaudy with massive diamond and all, yet simultaneously fragile (literally "2 dimensional" and flat) compared to the surrounding houses. I agree with another reviewer here saying the plot is essentially the modern day Peter Pan. It does have quite a bit of angst associated with it, a dark, despairing mood and is a tad melodramatic (only for my tastes though), but you're really missing out if you don't read his masterpiece at least once. It's surprisingly complex.

... Last updated on June 16th, 2014, 4:37am
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Rating: N/A
by farrafella
October 13th, 2010, 10:41am
Great story - love the way everythings black and white cept for her lips XD And the arts beautiful. But i have one question - WHATS WITH THAT GUYS HEAD? Am I seeing things cause his head is not a normal shape & everyones saying hes cute? Its strange....I don't understand!!!
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Cool it was~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RaikaRai
August 24th, 2014, 2:45am
I thought it would be scary but it turned out to be so extraordinary, so different, well webtoons Korean manhwa usually have a different feel smile
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I knew that Il Deung and his parents having a loooong neck symbolises them having much pride and arrogance, and when Il Deung lost it, he became that really handsome dude everyone was saying, at first I thought it was some inside joke about him being handsome when he looks like a sausage ==, hah, well I'm glad to see he turned back to normal(?) after that :) Oh! And so happy to see Ah-Ee and Il Deung performing magic, never giving up their dreams after the magician left, uwah that's awesome

All the way I enjoyed reading this, and how the manhwa was drawn out so differently, the mangaka really left a touch of his magic in it, me it mainly was the magician's life, kept me thinking is he a real magician or not, but thinking back he truly is REAL by influencing and saving the two kids' lives, live how they should want to live...well social standards really pressure us kids, don't they? Can't wait to see a short sequel of this, the magic hasn't end yet XD
Add-ons: I think this is my first time being intrigued by a manga/manhwa that does not have romance as the major theme. And how the female lead can still keep her cool while facing difficulties all the time really amazes me, guess she knows that there's no use whining or getting angry about her circumstances, it will not change anything, most important thing is to take action!

... Last updated on August 24th, 2014, 4:07am
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Great story, touching AND funny.   
Rating: N/A
by Sapphiresky
August 11th, 2014, 7:53pm
I sure got a kick out of Na Il-deung's head. Especially when the girls were saying he was so handsome.

But it's a really good story, with something as short as this, it's either rushed or has a beautiful ending, I have to say it's the latter. And the art is great too, not just "the art is pretty" kind of way but the ingenuity and composition of his artwork is great too. Overall it's a great read and I'm sure I'll read it again sometime. Definitely worth a reread.

(I got to admit I almost fell out of my chair when I realized he also wrote God of Bath)
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