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From Noctis Op.92:
What exactly is the difference between a robot and a human?

In a dystopian future in which robots are becoming increasingly commonplace, a young boy named Hogu lives in near poverty with his grandmother and sister. Though he innately possesses a kind soul, he is ostracized by his classmates and frequently bullied. At the beginning of the story, we find Hogu, friendless and alone - until he meets a robot girl...and our story begins.

Original webtoon (Korean webcomic)


Related Series

Associated Names
3-Part Transformation, Kim Chang-Nam

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
25 Chapters + Afterword (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (75 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2014, 1:03pm PST



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Naver Webtoon (Naver)

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Great Webtoon   
Rating: N/A
by goodbyi
November 27th, 2013, 8:59am
I really do love this webtoon alot. The development between the main character and the robot is really full of depth, but the relationships between the childhood friends is a little more murky and isn't as connected with the reasons for the split as I would have liked it
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by zimzimbadabim
August 7th, 2012, 6:46pm
It is a story about the world's most pathetic excuse for a teenage boy, and how an emotionless robot touched his heart with mundane, pre-programmed, positive statements. It doesn't seem like the formula for a good comic, and in fact, it is a formula for disaster, but this author somehow pulls it off.

... Last updated on August 7th, 2012, 6:48pm
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Seems like a good manga   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
March 25th, 2012, 8:25pm
The first 6 chapters doesn't show much about the plot yet. The plot of the story is that a boy who is poor is getting bullied by his classmates and his childhood friend. The protagonist likes this girl but he is a loser. This company creates the first robot girl that looks human and their first test is by sending her in the protagonist's class.

The first 6 chapters are just introduces the manhwa and there haven't been much plot development yet. It sucks that the scanlation group drop this manhwa because chapter 6 leaves a cliffhanger and I am dying to find out what happens. The manhwa seems like it will be good and the author of this manhwa is my favorite webtoon artist. I hope some group picks this up.

Edit: After finishing this manhwa I have to say that I didn't like it very much. There were many things I didn't like about this manhwa. One example is the character development between the main character's childhood friends who are now distance because of some stupid reason. Another example is the how everyone is fine about the bullying happening in front of them everyday. There's more reasons but I don't have to make this post long.

My initial rating was an 8, but now it's a 6. The thing I only liked abut this manhwa was the ending because it wasn't a typical happy ending.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2013, 10:54am
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Ha Il-Kwon, you are amazing.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by infinity9001
February 26th, 2012, 12:39am
I love his webtoons. They're realistic and touching, with a dash of humor. All of the characters are so layered, and I really love his art style. This is one of his earliest webtoons. You can definitely tell that his story-telling skills are at first unrefined, but compare that with the end chapters and his more recent webtoons like Annarasumanara, and you'll see he's matured beyond comparison.

This particular story reminded me a bit of Oyasumi Punpun. The same isolation, bullying themes are present, but it's mixed with Ha Il-Kwon's trademark weird art and story-telling style. A lot of what happens in his stories aren't said, but is shown through the character's actions. The ending is ambiguous, as are the endings of most of Ha Il-Kwon's stories, but I interpreted it to be a happy one, since I like happy endings more than tragedies.

If you like the in-your-face stories that reveal sides of human nature that we tend to avoid much like Oyasumi Punpun or even Annarasumunara, this one is right for you. Again, do remember this is one of the earliest (if not the earliest) webtoons from Ha Il-Kwon so don't expect something that's the same quality as God of Bath or Annarasumnara right off the bat. But he really is one of my favorite authors among all the comics I've ever read (counting American ones like Batman).
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