Winter Woods is a Sci-fi/Fantasy + Romance comic with fresh art, characters and story. The characters are very well made and relatable. the character development of winter who is learning human emotions is portrayed very well. The art or should I say the Direction(as in directing a movie) is what has conveyed the feelings of each characters beautifully and made this story a success.
that is the end of my review, but if you want to know the summary of the comic in detail then here you go...
A long time ago there lived an alchemist who lost his son, to overcome his sorrow he started
creating a human by using the parts of dead people, after a lot of failures he accomplished creating a human with emotions, they both lived together, until the alchemist turned very old and passes away leaving behind the human he created and Roy - a parrot he created who has six senses and can talk, but roy has a Key that needs to be wound up periodically like a toy to keep his memories intact.
A few years ago he was discovered and was experimented upon for research purposes till now, even though he seems to live perfectly without ageing he doesn't seem to be showing any hint of Emotional Quotient
The lab sets him and the parrot to be with Jane - a writer wanna be who is waiting to hear a good story which would make her be accepted in a publishing house, which she has been failing so far. Jane takes them in with her thinking their story would be beneficial to her without knowing much about their past or the lab monitoring the house.
after they start to live together, he was named Winter Woods by Jane and the story continues with Winter getting fond of Jane and learning to feel emotions and becoming more humane, but becoming a complete human had the consequence of winter facing all the TIME he has denied till now.
To summarise Winter Woods is a very nice webtoon, with a story that renews a quite common plot, making it feel new. The art, the characters are wonderful and contribute plenty to this. If you like the type of smooth, warm relationships without any useless barriers between the characters and hardships that seem real and justified, I warmly recommend Winter Woods to you.
Story - 8
The story is a positive, romantic version of Frankenstein. A young boy that was created by an alchemist is sent to live with a young writer, Jane, to see whether he is really alive and can be considered a human. The
story basically follows their life together.
It's the type of story that I personally enjoy very much, but I didn't give it a 10 because the end felt a little rushed (especially for side characters) and lacked the emotions that I had felt during the story.
Art - 10
I personally enjoy digital art without being an absolute fan of it, but I gave it a 10 because the webtoon just felt like an explosion of colours. The story takes place in winter and I could feel the cold colliding with the warmth of the characters and their relationship. Winter is the "non-alive", with clear white skin, light blue eyes and black hair, and Jane is the "full of life" one, with shining green eyes and red hair. They represent this colliding. It is extremely pleasant.
Character - 10
Definitely the best aspect of the webtoon in my opinion. The transformation of the characters was wonderful. At the beginning, I had trouble identifying and sympathising with some characters, and was a little worried that I never would. But as they changed, they became more and more loveable and attaching.
My only negative point would be that all these changes in character took place over one season, whereas they didn't experience a single change in centuries. But nevermind, it was still very enjoyable.
Enjoyment - 9
I think this is a very personal category, but if you like this type of story, I think you would enjoy it too.
I've completed reading more than a hundred chapters/episodes of this webtoon. I guess the one added on the data of myanimelist is for season 1 only.
Regardless, this is one of the webtoons that I really love.
The story is not that amazing, but it has lessons and that's what I loved the most.
The art is beyond amazing. There are manga with great art but I've learned to love webtoons lately because of the beauty in digital art.
the characters in the story are loveable, not all, but most of them will touch your hearts.
The ending was quite abrupt, and the authors did mention about it in
the end of the chapter.
However, Im hoping they could make some extra chapters/episodes of the future lives of the characters.
Thank you to the author and the artist.