Seong Sumin is the team manager of Hello Studio, a company that develops mobile games and is run by her ex-girlfriend, Baek Seju. Sumin is struggling to get over her painful past by jumping from one partner to another, but at the end of the day, she always ends up going back to Seju, who likewise does everything in her power to make sure that Sumin belongs only to her.
When young, beautiful Ju Seongji joins the company, she instantly captures everyone's attention, including that of the team leader. Sumin's life is changed forever after meeting Seongji, and with Seju always looking over her shoulder to make sure nobody steals her heart, a unique and complicated love triangle forms. What Does the Fox Say? follows the life of the three women and the drama that unfolds as their relationships intertwine together.
I've read all the chapters so far--I probably finished it in less than two nights. I stayed awake late in my bed, convincing myself that I have to stop or I’ll regret it at work. But I couldn't stop reading it (and in fact woke up cranky--it was worth it). The artwork is amazing, gorgeous, and awe-inspiring really. It may not be everyone's style, but I love the beauty of it all, the sharp lines and color... what a breathtaking way to portray the beauty of these characters.
What I love the most about WDTFS is that it’s a mature story of love and
struggle, with layers of emotional history and life as an adult. It’s not a teen flick. I can relate to it on so many more levels seeing as I’m almost 30 myself. There is something absolutely alluring of both Sumin and Seju… their complexities and sexual maturity are all so enticing.
I also love watching the dynamics between a young, naive lover (Sung ji) and an older, sexually confident one (Sumin is 10 years older than Sung Ji). I mean, you see this all the time in romance stories between a man and a young woman, but seeing it between two women is a refreshing change.
Right now, having read all the chapters out so far, I’m in a slightly depressive mood. I need more. If I had the money I’d personally fund this author and beg them to continue. I’m in love with the characters. And I can’t wait to see more of Seju and Sumin’s history and lifelong connection, while at the same time still enjoying the quirks and newfound spark of Sumin’s relationship with Sung Ji.
“Ugh” is what comes out of my mouth right now. It is not a sound of disgust but rather of frustration. I desperately want this manhwa to continue. And I’d love to know more about the author and illustrator.
Ah but alas, I should get back to work before I pour my heart out…
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Seriously, what´s with this name? Why the heck....
Anyways, we got hot chicks, kisses and se~x AAAaah I meant tenderness~ inside. Wanna sneak a peak?
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# Hot Chicks
# Somewhat Barbie- and Ken-like feeling when looking at character designs
# Hot and wet XXX-Scenes
# Kisses, oooh my dear, so affectionate kisses!
# Blossoming flowers
# Flashbacks into the past of our characters (way too much)
# Not very slice of lifer-ish, more about the characters and their relationships with each other
# Sometimes tiresome to read → found myself flipping
forth and back often to understand what was going on (due to past and presence, bad translation and whatever)
„What does the Fox say?“ is a lesbian romance themed, comic style, korean manhwa. Despite the weird name it´s a show about various characters, their affairs, their pasts and how they interact with each other.
Well at first I wanna say this series, no matter if you come to like or hate it, certainly does add a lot of value to the colourful world of yuri.
Since we are cursed with stuff like anime episodes that are only between 4~10mins long. Or the fact that a lot of yuri mangas are either oneshots, or damn short. We can be happy that this manhwa has a beautiful number of 93 chapters waiting to be read. And that will take some of your time. Credit for that!
I like the fact that for once it´s not a highschool themed read of adoloscent teenagers. Instead the manhwa starts with our blondie mc during her first workday at a new company.
From there we will see many things, from hot and wet sex scenes, to endearing and heartwarming kisses, to young flowers that sometimes blossom, sometimes wither.
This read does not have your typical slice of lifer-ish elements where we see our cute mc´s doing cute things. No, it´s really all about the relationships and the interactions between our characters.
I wanna add that there is still a bit of humour here and there. You will get to know the siscon couple and they are absoloutely hilarious and adorable.
What I like too is, that on one hand we get to see a very pure and affectionate kind of love and on the other hand a very toxic relationship with its lewdness and drama. It can be heartwarming and charming at times, but on the flipside very hot and erotic.
The art is beautiful and refreshing since it´s not your typical manga art and more of a comic style, however the first few chapters irritated me. I needed to get used to it. Some of the characters look way to perfect and unrealistic. Barbie and Ken is what instantly came to my mind. But all in all it looks appealing. It´s coloured and the passionately drawed sex scenes benefit a lot from it.
A big part while reading are the pasts of certain characters. The flashbacks take up a lot of pages and can be quite confusing at times. The translation isn´t the best either. Unfortunate. As a result I found myself often „flipping“ back and forth between the pages and rereading passages.
This can be tiresome and there is also a share of drama that sometimes feels uncalled for and forced, however in the long run I would say it was a good read. It didn´t score a homerun for me, but it was definitely worth my time and a good journey with ups and downs. Like a rollercoaster. I also wanna add that it left me with some food for thought after the finish and that´s always a good thing.
Well deserved 8 from me!
# # # Notes and Tipps # # #
# The translation sucks, thank you for doing it Translator-san, yet still I wished it was a little bit more professional!
# I often wondered why X did Z, maybe the translation left things out idk.
# When you read keep in mind: Black frame past, White frame present.
# Names are weird and change sometimes: sungji, or seongji, or sung-ji...
# One of the characters gets called Team Leader all the time, which is weird considering she is called like that by her lover while laying by her side, naked on a rainy sunday afternoon. Prob bad translation.
# Maybe in the korean original the meaning of team leader is something similar like when the japs say senpai or sensei to someone.
A pretty realistic and human romance between a woman in her mid-thirties who's burnt out on love and a absent-minded blonde in her twenties. Lots of flashbacks.
+Really pleasant minimalistic-ish artstyle.
+Both protagonists are relatable and not cunts.
+A good amount of fluff.
+Tons of well drawn sex.
-The only antagonist is a cunt. It tries to make you hate her less, but I rolled my eyes every time she came on-screen. It might be different for you.
-Break up and get back together trope once or twice.
-Really didn't care about the side-stories.
-The scanlation is so fucking bad holy shit
When I saw the drawing at first, it did not appeal to me, probably because I compared it to some other manga or manhwa that I have read already. But When I got to it, this manhwa is HOT! Lots of sex and love scenes. And of course it has a story.
It talks about relationships, past and present and how they deal with it.
It talks about blossoming love and how to feel when you're in love and first loves.
When I was reading it, I thought I was watching a Korean drama.
I like how Ms Seong and her ex lover has that chemistry. I
can sense it all throughout. There is history that cannot be taken away from them and it literally is hard to forget, well of of course most of the scenes are ahem!
But I also love the romance of Ms, song and sung ji, oh love, it is.
What does the fox say?
I gave it 10/10, because I liked it. I enjoyed it.