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Painter of the Night   
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Associated Names
Maler der Nacht
Pintor Nocturno
Pintura Noturna
Scène de nuit

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Latest Release(s)

in Country of Origin
129 Chapters + 4 AU's + Q&A Special (Complete)

S1: 44 Chapters (1~44)
S2: 32 Chapters (45~76)
S3: 26 Chapters + Review (77~102)
S4: 27 Chapters (103~129)

Special AU: 4 Chapters (Ongoing/Updates Randomly)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (230 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0

Last Updated
February 26th 2024, 3:58am



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Lezhin (Lezhin)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Lezhin US (2019)

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Weekly Pos #481 decreased(-3)
Monthly Pos #679 decreased(-29)
3 Month Pos #728 decreased(-444)
6 Month Pos #593 decreased(-306)
Year Pos #285 decreased(-41)

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by MangaGirl1999
January 5th, 2024, 7:56pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
The art is very beautiful.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2024, 10:44am
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Huge deal, totally not overhyped  
by whitelotusflower
November 15th, 2023, 2:08pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
Ate that one in one day. Actually great plot, great characters and great development, but not gonna lie, with every season starting i was just getting more anxious. REALLY HAPPY WITH THE ENDING! Last chapters were really hinting a new season, to just finalize everything, but the final was perfect! Not too long, not too short, showed me every emotion i needed to feel.
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by rukiamara
November 10th, 2023, 5:57am
Rating: 9.0  / 10.0
Clear perfection, storytelling, characters profile, artstyle, damn, this artstyle, amazing ❤️ one point down only because of the ending...I think I expected something more than typical 'timeskip' 😅 Still, I'm glad they can be happy together
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Lost its potential  
by Plumpuppeach
July 8th, 2023, 2:17am
Rating: 4.5  / 10.0
POTN had the potential, but the fans ruined it in a way that it affected the author. It felt like the author held many things back due to the majority of the fans. Still disappointed Jihwa didn't make a comeback and things were left undone with him simply because the author said most fans didn't like him despite her wanting to add more, this was long ago though. But I remember the drama that happen because of it and how the author didn't even appreciate Jihwa fans later on which led to a fanwar.

Making this review because I heard POTN is ending soon, around this year (2023), so yeah. I just feel like the story lost its focus and everything was made in a way were things become/overcome to easy so it can calm fans down.
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only read this webtoon if you are into tropes of "asshole abusive seme becomes caring affectionate loving boyfriend" to uke  
by mimi201
July 1st, 2023, 10:43pm
Rating: 9.4  / 10.0
Based on most of the users comments it seems to get better after a while (in the sense of: their relationship gets more wholesome/more affectionate even if there is a "rape as the start of the relationship" trope and has the tropes of a toxic/cruel seme who is abusive at the start. Reminds me of other works like Low Tide in Twilight where it also has those two tropes but the seme becomes very affectionate, possessive, loving towards the uke after first treating them so shitty. I guess if you like Low Tide in Twilight you will like this too, but the seme in Painter of the Night is more abusive towards the bottom for a long period of time.

The art seems really gorgeous and when I do start reading this I will keep in mind that this is the author's first work!
But based on all the previous reviews on here, I might just wait till it's actually fully finished so that I can take in when the seme is less cruel/abusive and actually cares/loves/shows affection to the uke

... Last updated on July 9th, 2023, 6:19pm
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This is a great exemple of romanticization of gays  
by RandyRanda
April 5th, 2023, 2:42am
Rating: 1.0  / 10.0
This is just pain and suffer.
I like fcked up story but the author and the fandom are just so weird they think it's a love like sis.
Prime exemple why yaoi got Bad rep.
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Boring plot the only good thing is the smut which happens almost all the time to compensate for smth.  
by Jutji
January 19th, 2023, 4:38pm
Rating: 3.0  / 10.0
Dropped. So many seasons and we still haven’t seen any real development. Imo there’s only lust for each other, he treats him like sht and ngl I like fck up stories but there’s no real love between them, and as of rn the story feels dragged out tbh, no wonder the author is on hiatus so frequently she doesn’t even know how to continue this manhwa.
Also it's annoying how the uke is always getting assaulted by EVERYONE, the author loves seeing him suffer and they're running out of ideas, they seem to think if the uke gets assaulted by someone else maybe that could bring the MC and ML together, but it's just cheap, all this seasons just for this.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2023, 6:49am
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Nitpicky things keep this from a full 10/10, but I do love it tho  
by zakiue
November 8th, 2022, 10:39pm
Rating: 9.5  / 10.0
Edit: it improves as it progresses and I'm in love.

Nitpick #1: the art is gorgeous but lacks a sense of movement, so not quite a 10 in that regard. Despite the fact that there's a *lot* of..."motion," iykwim... Anyway, each panel is almost too beautiful, like a painting, but they often feel posed. But those posed pictures are phenomenal, this is a small complaint. Still, this adds on to my other nitpicks to distance me from the story and make it harder to immerse.

#2: This definitely is guilty of that webtoon thing where each chapter repeats the last ~10 panels of the previous chapter. It makes for a super frustrating reading experience and throws off the pacing of the whole thing. The overall pacing makes me feel scammed when I have to buy tokens or coins or whatsitz and then immediately repeat my reading experience of 3 seconds ago. Maybe good if you're waiting every week, but not if you want to binge.

#3 I'm ~50 chapters in and it's still hard to get a sense of Na-kyum's personality, which is a shame because I can tell there's substance there. The few times we get a glimpse of his thoughts, he's thinking "OMG what is going on omg omg" or "head empty, only love for learned sir." The first one is honestly reasonable but neither makes for great hoping this improves, as season 2 seems to be stronger in its bones than season 1.

Ok with all that out of my system —this webtoon checks all the plot boxes for me. Yes, it's a relationship based on rape and unequal power dynamics. A spineless young man stumbles into a baffling "relationship" with an absolute psycho who treats him appallingly, but they fall in love(?) somehow. It strikes an ideal balance, giving me all of my favorite juicy drama nuggets but pulling back before it gets so wild my eyes start rolling on their own. This is an extremely self-indulgent read for me. I won't recommend it objectively across the board, because over the top angst, drama, etc, are MY specific cup of tea but they don't appeal to everyone. This is just overflowing with violated consent, toxic behavior, and unlikable characters. But if you like "perv becomes obsessed with naive MC and turns them lewd," or "everyone hurts MC until one time someone notices and validates his pain with a hug," or "bully/love interest gets protective when someone hurts his possession/love interest," or "virgin bussy unlocks sociopath's shriveled heart,"—you'll like this too.

Cheers to another 400 million chapters.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2022, 9:07pm
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The art is amazing  
by misspelled
May 2nd, 2022, 4:39pm
Rating: 10.0  / 10.0
This is not a love story... Or if it is one, it's a very twisted love story. It's extremely angsty and smutty. Not a light read.
However, the writing and art are both excellently done. While the pacing is slow, it never bored me. It's not a perfect read, the ML (?should i even call him that?) is not as well developed as he should be. Almost seems like a sangwoo knock off lol. The MC, while weak, comes off as realistic.

Overall I would recommend this if you want to read beautifully drawn smut with violent themes.
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very pretty and hot but that's it  
by tekiteki
February 8th, 2022, 3:13pm
Rating: 8.0  / 10.0
It's a shame the story is so poor and there's no character development at all, no developemnt of the relationship too. The dark mystery behind Seungho's behaviour is lame too. Simply put - this manhwa is more about art and hentai (yaoi). I prefer plot and characters. Sorry, dropped
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