Ranked #600

Running on Empty (Manhwa)

Running on Empty

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Running Through the Sky
Japanese: 허공의 질주


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 2008
Genres: Shounen Ai
Authors: Kim, Jea-Eun (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.131 (scored by 1500 users)
Ranked: #6002
Popularity: #1958
Members: 2,722
Favorites: 42
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Han Soo-bum has nothing to lose. Dying seems to be the solution to all his problems. How hard can it be to kill himself? Unless he gets abducted by a hot guy running from the law who has been falsely accused. Where will they run to, and what are these feelings blooming inside our fugitive’s heart?

(Source: Noir)


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Hyuk-Soo, Lee
Hyuk-Soo, Lee
Soo-Bum, Han
Soo-Bum, Han
Soo-Bum, Sookyung
Soo-Bum, Sookyung
Hyuk-Soo, Minsoo

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Jul 18, 2010
I just happened to come across this manhwa and I was really surprised to see the whole thing was in color. I'm already comfortable with reading yaoi so the shounen ai genre didn't scare me away. But for people who are scared of becoming "gay" just by reading yaoi or start complaining that it's disgusting just because it's shounen ai, this manhwa has very light boy/boy interaction, nothing hardcore. You would think they were merely friends. For those who are homo phobic, I wouldn't advise you to read this then, if any slight insinuation or if you misunderstand easily then all I have to say read more
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Jan 5, 2010
Yes, this is the first time I say 'there isn't really room for improvement'. Hence the 10's. The story is truly wonderful. Two young men dealing with hideous life events that 'happen' to cross paths. Afterwhich a journey both literal and esoteric begins for each. Two ppl finding themselves while learning slowly about each other.

The art for me was a first time experiance. It was the most interesting blend of actual photographs and hand drawn images, mixed with every degree of combining the two. The color of the hand drawn to me brought a vividness of events and the characters that made them stand read more
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Oct 20, 2009
This manhwa is great. So far, the pictures are all colored and the art is pretty nice.

Seventeen year old Han Soo-bum is ready to jump off a building to end his life. Or, so thought. A mysterious man is on another building across from him, taking pictures of him just before he is going to jump. Han Soo-bum is annoyed by the pictures and decides to go over to the other building to stop the man from taking pictures of him. As he gets there, people are looking for the mysterious man, Lee Hyuk-soo. Lee Hyuk-soo takes Han Soo-bum as hostage and their journey(more so read more
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well, its not exactly the same but while i'm reading Running on Empty its somehow reminds me of Totally Captivated...dont know why but its probably because of the BL genre and because the stories both involve mafia and loan-shark...

A warning though...Totally Captivated has a more heavy Yaoi scenes than Running on Empty... 
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Done by the same manwha author- running on empty has light BL but Teen spirit focuses more on the lives and struggles of the boys and is not romantic 
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Even though CUT is a yaoi and is more explicit than RUNNING ON EMPTY, both of these stories show how two people with troubled pasts are able to come together and, in a way, complete each other. Both sets of lovers help each other to find themselves. CUT feels darker than RUNNING ON EMPTY but both are sure to tug at ones heartstrings at least once during the plot.  
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