Love At First Sight, This manhwa is broken into two different titles, Season 1 and Season 2 -they have the exact same cast (for the most part) but slightly different flavors. Also the title is deceptive as the main characters are childhood friends not people who just meet and fall in love, but people who have grown up as next door neighbors since they were infants.
Season 1 has 3 volumes ( 34 chapters ) and Season 2 has 11 volumes (134 chapters).
In Season 1 - You can tell through the whole manga that they really love each other, yet
neither wants to "give into fate" and accept that they are completely meant for each other.
The themes of this manga draw heavily on the red thread of fate and psychic abilities. Each of the mc's has an ability as does the boy's mother as well. There is a curse or prediction at play here. The girl when she sees a good looking member of the opposite sex, she sees their true self instead of their looks, so she may see someone looking like pinocchio... At other times she sees them as over the top good looking.
Parts of this were confusing for me because the mc girl dates several other guys but both her childhood friend and the other guys sometimes rather resemble each other and it may be confusing as to who is who. This is Not just clumsy art but is on purpose.
The art is top quality shoujo manhwa art, meaning it concentrates on the characters portraits faces, bodies and expressions more than anything else. In this type of shoujo a lot may be told by the look of an eye or the angle of the mouth, or the tilt of an eyebrow,rather than action.
The mc female and male both date a bunch of other people and things get rather twisted. They both have pretty strange personalities, with her acting very bitchy at times, this is a manhwa not a manga, and the female lead is often assertive, aggressive, rude and tom boyish. Yeah, I did find her personality annoying though at times. However, it also makes sense in time.
Overall it's a good love story with no clear ending as it just goes into Season 2; so if you want to know the whole story you really need to read both. There is no resolution to Season 1 by itself. They are both completed.
Overall I would give it an 8. I don't think that many things in the manhwa can be understood until you read all the way to the ending of Season 2 volume 11. Without that there are many things that will not fall into place. The author planned the whole story plot wise from the beginning of volume 1 of season 1, and it doesn't just go with the flow but has a set ending and it is not found in the first season, so plan on reading both if you are going to read it at all.
reviewed by inzaratha for ~ reviews for the unreviewed~