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Daddy Long Legs  
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Left to the naive but good-hearted high school girl Cha Young-mi's own devices after the tragic loss of her parents, Young-mi is determined to overcome whatever hardships the future may bring in order to complete her education. Through the help of an invisible benefactor who pays for her tuition fees and other necessary expenses, Young-mi is able to finish her studies and is offered her dream job as program writer for a radio station. It is there that she meets and falls in love with her colleague Kim Joon-hoo. After Young-mi discovers a desperate message left behind by the former owner of her computer she decides to do something to help this heartbroken person...


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키다리 아저씨

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v.2 c.12 (end) by Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
v.2 c.9-11 by Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
v.2 c.8 by Evil Flowers over 7 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (103 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 18th 2013, 2:22pm PST



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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
November 6th, 2012, 5:40am
nice story i guess... im not the kind that like these type of stories i hate saddy things now im going to be depressed for a few days!!!
unless i read something more happy
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response to PrincessVera   
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by *Tessa*
June 2nd, 2010, 5:48am
first, I'll just say this one's one of my favorite manhwas and I insisted in us doing it even though we had LQ scans for it and it was always a pain to edit the raws. But it was great. Loved every second of it although the ending made me cry.
Vera, I'm going to respond to your question now:
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I don't think in the mails the sender ever mentioned his genre. He kept talking with "I" and "you" that don't actually get you an idea about the genre. Also, nobody told her that the late owner was a guy, they just said the owner is sick and isn't coming back for a while. She saw the painting so she assumed by herself that it was a painting of the owner, when in reality it wasn't. that's why she got confused and thought the owner was a girl and that's why the story was told from a girl's perspective when in the end was the boy's perspective. In the korean drama this thing's better explained. I suggest you watch that one too, it has the same name as the manhwa :) .
Also, the painting was of her, but it was made through the viewer's heart. just like she said: "I'm not that pretty." So the painting didn't look anything like her, it was her portrait through his eyes, so still, it was her.

Still, the ending was heartbreaking:
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She finds her Daddy long legs just too lose him soon after

In the original story they end up getting married, but this manhwa was a remake whit a totally different setting.

... Last updated on May 11th, 2011, 7:19am
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Bittersweet and confusing   
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by PrincessVera
May 30th, 2010, 3:50pm
The story is kinda slow-paced, not very dramatic until the end (which is still pretty slow). Basically you have a normal girl who has good fortune thanks to her Daddy-Long-Legs, and she tries to figure out who he is and who the mysterious writer of a love-letter email is. The ending is bittersweet but not depressing.

I don't like...
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... that the emails are sent from a woman's perspective. The 'flashbacks' also show things from the perspective of the girl in the painting, which I guess is Young-Mi's imagination, but it's very confusing. This is the only real mystery to me... I still don't get it. Why were the emails written that way? It was just a plot device. I never figured out who the girl in that painting is. I would have said it is supposed to be Young-Mi but it doesn't look like her and no one seems to think it's her.

Edit/update: Korean (like many other languages) is a somewhat gendered language to the point that you can often tell the gender of someone by looking at how they talk (without seeing or hearing them). I still think the gender confusion is a weakness on the part of the author because she couldn't find a good way to keep the author's identity a secret. It makes more sense to say that the boy wanted it kept a secret so he wrote it from a different gender, but I'm still not seeing it.

This has almost nothing to do with the plot of the original novel, Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster. The similarity is only the idea of a Daddy-Long-Legs (mysterious benefactor) who pays for an orphan to go to school.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2010, 10:58am
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Sad Love Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sieera_kive
March 19th, 2010, 4:53pm
I really love it. Actually I have seen the movie but I don't understand the story even after I watch a few times. But, when I read the manhwa, I understand what happen.
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It's really sad when Joon Ho don't remember he is Daddy Long Leg!
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