Although she never asked for it, 27-year-old So Yeori possesses the extraordinary ability to communicate with ghosts. She has always considered it a burden rather than a gift and always passes spirits without a single glance. When she moves into a new house, Yeori resolves to ignore the resident ghost. However, he has a different idea.
Even when he was alive, Go Joon yearned for the comfort of living together with someone, and his untimely death three years ago only exacerbated his pain. He wants nothing more than to talk to someone, for Yeori to stay; and reluctantly, she agrees to live with him for a year. As two people who have always been alone, Yeori and Joon must now face the joys and hardships of the cohabitation between human and ghost.
The description does a terrible job of explaining the synopsis so I'll tell you here. Yuri So has had the ability to talk to ghosts ever since she was a little girl. With the fact that people are constantly begging her to communicate with their dead friends/family combined with a traumatic experience with a ghost when she was young, she has grown to hate ghosts and drifted away from people. She is excited to live in her new house alone but then after she moves, she discovers a ghost named Jun Ko who is around her age living there. At first she tries to ignore
him because he assumes she can't see him, but that all changes one night after he suddenly kisses her and she falls out of bed, surprised. He is shocked she can see him. The story is about them learning to cooperate and become friends and possibly more than that.
Story (6): The story is this manga's weakness. It starts off good but starts to drag on, and slow down. Near the middle/end I started to get a little bored but my will to find out how it ended is what drove me on.
Art (7): The art was well drawn in each panel. It was not bad and the author did a good job so I don't want to criticize it, but the art was definitely not one of the story's most prominent features. The character designs were simple.
Character (8): The interaction and progression of characters was definitely the most interesting part about this. The author did a very good job making the romance seem unforced. A lot of times, manga authors force characters to fall in love at the drop of a hat, however, love finds it into this story in a slow, natural way which makes what they have with each other special. It is also what makes the ending all the more heart breaking. Another amazing thing about this is the character development of the main character, Yuri So. She matures and learns to face her problems instead of running away like she always did. She becomes a lot more compassionate towards people as well and forms a meaningful relationship, something her life lacked until then. She becomes a lot more assertive and confident in what she believes in.
Overall (8): I am writing this review a couple weeks after I finished reading. I couldn't bring myself to. I won't spoil things but this manga really f**ked me up. It has a really sad ending- the kind that you find yourself thinking about at random times in the day afterwords because it effected you so much. But please, do not let this turn you away. I personally read this on Webtoon (which is a very good platform for reading manga/comics) and it only took me a day to get through this one. I couldn't stop reading. I recommend this manga if you enjoy reading things with meaningful relationships and sad endings
Let me start off by saying that if you are the kind of reader than needs a story with rainbows and unicorns where everybody has the happy ending that they deserve, then this is not the story for you. I don't mean that in a condescending way - I just want to make it clear that this is not a heart-warming story, and that I can easily see why some people disliked it.
I would not describe this story as uplifting, or light-hearted, or comedic, or inspiring, or even happy. Why did I rate it a 10 then, do you ask? Because despite how sad
it made me feel, I have the upmost respect for the author for not pulling any punches or taking the easy way out in the end. The author put her characters on a path and followed through with it.
I have never felt as sad as I have when reading this manhwa with any other story that I have ever watched or read. I hurt. With the scenarios that the author created, I felt the same frustration, unfulfilled longing, and sadness that the characters felt. When the main characters hurt, In a way, it made me feel as ifI was in Yuri's place, not just observing her story, because I felt so emotionally connected to what was happening. By the end of the story, I had tears streaming down my face.
If I could use one word to describe this manhwa, it would be "bittersweet". If you are fine with reading a story where things don't all turn out well in the end, then I HIGHLY recommend that you read this. The synopsis had me expecting a story that was cheesy, corny, and trite, but in reality, it was anything but that.
The story actually started off being wonderful!
You get really interested in whats going to happen and how the two characters are going to deal with the fact ones alive and ones dead, and worst of all they can't even touch.
However, the more you read it. The more boring it gets.
It slowly drags on and the characters start getting really annoying. The only reason I kept reading it was because I was curious to see what would happen to the ghost.
It started off wonderfully, but then turned out to be very hard to keep reading.
Worst of all, they ended it off HORRIBLY.
Seriously, the ending made me
However, if you're really into romance and especially ghost romance then you might like it. I really like romance mangas, but this one was just not the best.