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Synonyms: Gwahoheup
Japanese: 과호흡 (過呼吸)


Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2017
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Source: Other
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.191 (scored by 94389,438 users)
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Ranked: #30622
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Popularity: #4176
Members: 20,571
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Lee Myeongyi has lived his whole life with pneumothorax—a collapsed lung. He despises the attention he draws at school with his bouts of loud hyperventilating, extended coughing fits, and exemption from physical education as well as military service. Whether suffering through the curiosity or ire of his classmates, Myeongyi is left feeling like a complete outcast. However, the class president Han Seonho often shows Myeongyi kindness and understanding. With his friendly gestures and handsome looks, he becomes Myeongyi's first crush.

Nine years later, Myeongyi attends his high school reunion for only one reason: to see Han Seonho once again. He holds a tiny glimmer of hope about the other man's feelings for him—but after seeing the bright gold ring on Seonho's left hand and listening to their classmates' prying questions, that hope is quickly dashed. Excusing himself to go take a smoke, regardless of the state of his lungs, Myeongyi is followed outside by Seonho. Unexpectedly, that marks the beginning of their illicit love affair.

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Jul 6, 2020
evanbelion (All reviews)
Hyperventilation is a short, mature, but very well done love story captured in under 20 minutes.

The series shows the development of what we can only call a "relationship" between the two main characters, albeit a rather short telling. I really enjoyed this directing style where we are shown the past and present in chopped up parts, and by the end they come together almost like a puzzle. I don't find the fast pacing or cuts to be confusing at all, it only made the story more interesting.

The artwork is simple but clean. The animation itself goes from being slightly stiff in slower moments, to more read more
Apr 25, 2021
Resident_Green (All reviews)
And HOW I am going to review this? I don’t know. I only know I am happy for those two. I hope they find love after years of longing and possible loneliness.
What is this? This is an experience. It is intimate and explicit. Slow and fast. Beautiful and raw.
What this isn’t? This is not an experience for homophobic people or minors.
What did I like the best? Tying past and the present as the story progresses. And the ring moment on the station.
What did I like the least? It is too short. (having the urge to cry) I want to read more
Dec 14, 2020
kitagawas (All reviews)
it's good! i enjoyed watching it a lot.

the art style is very clean and aesthetically pleasing. i really enjoyed the visuals in this, and it was hard for me to believe that this anime and the manga were created by one person. though the animation gets janky at times, i love the style and the colors used.

the story was very short, but sweet. i liked the story it was trying to tell about the two main characters, even if it was very indulgent and the characters were somewhat bland. (also, the title is genius).

the voice acting is pretty good, and i like how emotive myeong read more
Mar 21, 2021
September (All reviews)
"Hyperventilation" has a lot of story and content considering its length of six very short episodes lasting only a few minutes each. You're given enough time to get to know the characters on the surface, and Myeong (the main character) slightly deeper than that. Until I read the manhwa that came out after the animated episodes, I was disappointed that we didn't get to see more of what and how Seungho is thinking. But, like I mentioned, the story is fleshed out a bit more in the manhwa, so I absolutely recommend reading that, too, as a complement to watching these six episodes.

The art in read more

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