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Jae is a Korean student who came to Europe to study art. Things aren't going her way, but she's determined to make it. One night, her friend Melissa brings a drunk guy to her apartment and asks if he can stay there for the night. Jae doesn't like it, but agrees. That night she has a dream that the drunk guy drinks her blood... which, of course, turns out NOT to be a dream.
Jae is surprisingly unafraid of the vampire, Michael, and starts to paint his portrait. The two strike an unusual deal: if Jae allows the vampire to feed on her, he will pose for her. His beauty and alluring preternatural energy could be exactly what Jae needs to finally succeed as a painter.

Contains the side story: Scissors


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c.Scissors by Cat Chan Scans over 10 years ago
v.3-7(end) by Cat Chan Scans over 10 years ago
v.1-2 by Cat Chan Scans over 11 years ago
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7 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (423 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.53 / 10.0
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TokyoPop (7 Volumes - Complete)

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yushi
July 27th, 2007, 2:55pm
this story is very interesting! even though I don't really like vampire stories it keeps hooked after I've read like the first chapter. I like this story more than the vampire knight! anyway I highly recommend this manga.
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by fluffyang
March 3rd, 2007, 1:36am
the art is really beautiful...i want more..but it's complete. I think that Tokyopop underrated it though..there's a few sexual scenes, but thats what it makes the manhwa so good!
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The best manga/manhwa story I've ever read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Snappysky
November 16th, 2011, 12:43am
The story is more about different aspects of love itself than romance. It is about how love weakens or strengthens a person and how its selfless aspects wars against the selfish aspects.

The story uses many symbols which are important in understanding the story and the emotions/thoughts of the characters: to list some of them:
- the word 'model' symbolizes both a subject to be studied/viewed (such as catwalk model or model for a painter) and a facade one wears to hide the truth (eg. Michael uses the facade of being a vampire to hide his vulnerability and need for love. It was this facade that made Jae want to study him in the first place. But as the story went, this facade was peeled away layer by layer.)
- roses/scent of roses: love/longing for love
- the state of the moon symbolizes whether the characters are honest to their own feelings. (the moon hiding behind the clouds means the characters are being dishonest to themselves)

On the surface, the story seems slow and may be a bit bland, but it is full of undercurrents of emotions. If one expects a typical vampire/human romance, one would be disappointed. But if one wants something with deeper meanings, deeper emotions, and is atypical for vampire/human interaction, then this is the story to read.

I enjoyed it so much that I read it more than 5 times (lost count of how many) in order to understand and savor every single sentence and every thought/emotion the characters are experiencing. Even though I understand everything now, I still read and enjoy it. I read this story 2 years ago, and it is still my favorite.

... Last updated on November 21st, 2011, 4:57pm
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it disappoints me   
Rating: N/A
by ailuj15
August 16th, 2011, 11:47pm
i finished this in one go and i agree that Model was more interesting in the beginning. The art is fantastic, I wish i could draw like that. But as for the story, well I got bored of it at around vol. 3 because it started to look like each character was mellowing down and rarely giving any impact. The only thing that got me to actually finish this was because I was curious. The 'why's' of things kept popping up to the point that I barely understood anything.

I was expecting something more from this. The lead girl, completely lost her spunk though she still held a childish maturity and there wasn't much of a change for the rest of the characters at all.

so all in all, this isn't that bad but it isn't all that good either, unless you're into the family drama and more of a psychological read, you'd probably get bored with this too.
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Gotta say, the beginning was better...   
Rating: N/A
by catandmouse
April 16th, 2011, 6:57pm
I liked the story better at the beginning...
Jae had a backbone...then somewhere along the way, she completely lost it....
And I'm not too much of
Spoiler (highlight to view)
the human falls for vampire and vice-versa...because's kinda obvious how things will work out down the road...

So it's an interesting story, but there are some things that I didn't like....mainly involving the relationship between the main characters
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avatar! D=   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Pomegranate
February 10th, 2008, 6:03pm
An unusual manga that was surprisingly very amusing to me. It was a bit confusing at times because they sometimes did flashbacks between flashbacks and then you realize that the 2nd flashback was the present...Maybe I just read it wrong.

Though I do agree that the character developments were lacking, making it seem like the author was focusing too much on the story lines rather than the characters.

It's still a very good read but I suggest that you take it slow while reading this manga or you can get VERY lost in it...
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Raven
March 9th, 2007, 2:30am
In my honest opinion, I thought it had the potential to be a good story. The art was beautiful, the story was in general a good story, but all in all it seemed so rushed that I felt I had no clue what in the world was going on.

There was no way to grow on a character because the characters in my opinion weren't fully developed in the story. There were big gaps in between characters profiles that made it really hard to grasp what was going on in the story.

I am not a fan of manwha, but it was be the first manwha I've completed, most likely the last as well.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2007, 2:32am
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by jnatsumi
November 10th, 2009, 12:35am
I have been into manhwa lately because the illustrations in them are pretty much different from manga's.
I started reading this series not too long ago. Im on volume 4 right now. Obviously there are more than that, so my review will be based on 4 volumes of Model.

I must say that I was attracted to this series because of the unique plot. I have not read anything like it. It's original. Most of what I read are action/ romance/comedy/scifi.
This is almost completely supernatural. There's romance in there also, but it's definitely not your typical love story.
It's a lot more complicated than that.
There's a lot of mysteries in the manhwa and unfortunately or furtunately (depends on your preferences) we readers are left in the dark most of the time. Luckily the female lead is a very curious girl. I admit she is getting annoying with her constant questions, but it's not as bad as it sounds. she can be quite lovable.
As I said, i like most manhwa's illustrations. this is no exception. the art is really good. very detailed and completely different from your every-day mangas. the illustration is angled and not smooth, but it creates a different atmosphere, which I don't exactly hate. Talking about illustrations, all the characters are beautiful--and they all somewhat look like girls. not that bad of a point. really.

The series is good so far! one secret after another is being revealed, though a LOT of things are still confusing.
Try it.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2009, 12:38am
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! YOSH.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
May 27th, 2008, 10:22pm
Even though it was confusing at times, it was so beautiful. The fabrication of the words in the story was captivating. Needless to say, it was quite complex. The art is absolutely gorgeous too, and the plot was nice. :H

I loved the ending. Absolutely freakin' adored it. A++
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
September 14th, 2008, 8:05pm
At first I shied away from this manga because of the artwork, but I came back later in an effort to finish it. Luckily for me the story proved to be absolutely beautiful. I love the atmosphere that the author has created, and I like how everything is shrouded in mystery. The development of the relationship between Jae and Michael is lovely to watch. I am more than willing to overlook some of the "plotholes" of the story because no romance/mystery manga has captivated me so much.
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