Nov 28, 2010
First off I'd like to state that up until now I have not been a fan of most Manhwas . . . so this is definitely an unbiased opinion, with that being said here's my review of 'Forest Gray City' also called 'Running through the city in the sunset'.
The story doesn't have deep confusing plot twists and for the most part stays fairly simple. The great part about the story is the characters and dialogue. Sometimes I find in Romance manga, especially in manhwas it seems, is over emphasized drama. In Forest Gray City the Characters' motivation and reactions
to situations are well portrayed and believable, which is refreshing.
Something I wasn't quite sure if I enjoyed but was unique is that in the plot there was more back story for the supporting characters over the main character. You still are able to understand her motives and drive so in fact the author made it work. I suppose you could say the author felt that a story is only as good as it's weakest character. But there aren't any rabbit trails so everything in the story is necessary.
Towards the end you may feel the story begins to seem rushed but with the emotion building towards the final climax I felt it lead the reader to proper feelings about the ending.
Also I just want to put in a minor side note that the art was quite enjoyable. The character design was creative and aesthetically pleasing.
Just to prove the power of the story and enjoyability again I'll state this review is coming from someone who usually doesn't like Manhwas. But the plot, characters, art, and dialogue were excellently delivered enough to change my opinion.
What did you think of this review?