Hyun-Bin has been surviving on the streets by hiding the fact that she's a girl. In a tragic turn of events, her beloved little brother dies and Hyun-Bin runs away from the begging, from the gangs - straight into the clutches of a rich family. Her life might have become better but it's far from rosy: she has to undergo strict training every day and guard the family's youngest member, innocent and princess-like Yae-Ha. There are only two rules, Hyun-Bin has to protect Yae-Ha with her life and no one must ever find out that she's a girl. It's a lonely and cold way of life but a fateful encounter with the delinquent Yun-Ha becomes a catalyst of changes to come, where loyalty and a sense of duty clash with feelings of love...
I don't really usually rate something I watched or read, but this manhwa was an exception. This really is one of the best manhwa I have ever read! I strongly suggest many to read it, but if you are as sensitive as I am, be prepared for a lot of tissues xD
Love in the Mask is about an orphaned girl, Suh Hyun Bin, who was forced to live as a guy in order to survive. She isn't just your typical protagonist who lived a horrible life and then just magically becomes one who lives a perfect life. It is way much more than that. This
manhwa was pretty long with a total of 134 chapters but I completed all in three days with nights I've spent past 1 am to read. Although long, the story was really well written and just kept pulling me to continue reading.
The art wasn't particularly unique but is enjoyable. In the beginning, Hyun Bin was portrayed as a male but later on, the art changes a bit and readers can tell that Hyun Bin looks more of a female. There were some designs that I didn't really like, but overall, it was beautiful!
The characters are the best feature of this manhwa. Each individual character's past and story were really well portrayed and were strong. There were some characters that I really wished that the author could have shown more though.
Enjoyment was outstanding. I really enjoyed reading every chapter of this manhwa and I still can't get enough of it. It would be awesome if they made a sequel.
Overall, I still give this manhwa a 9. Near the end, I felt that things were a bit too rushed and didn't give enough time for readers to get used to them. I believe that the author could have done more but it is still an awesome manhwa! Truly a beautiful manhwa and one of the best!
I've never written a review here before but after spending however many hours reading and completing this manhwa, I felt the need to write something, cause oh boy was it all over the place.
I'll keep it brief:
The characters are all pretty unlikable and many are just plain annoying.
The story is dragged out and seems to just go in circles, basically nothing happens in the first half that means anything.
I can't say much to avoid spoilers but I got quite annoyed at the ending, not to mention the lead up to it, Hyun-Bin's motivations completely change in a matter of chapters and the conclusion is just
The art is not the best, especially the eyes, I figured i'd get used to them as it went on (like Clannad) but nope, they were distracting the whole way through. The hair is well drawn though, lots of detail in it.
In the end I feel like I wasted my time with this one, I probably should've dropped it but by the time I was sick of the story and characters I was about half way through and still wanted to see the ending cause I figured it couldn't be that bad. It was that bad. I can't say much about whether it's a good gender bender or not since I haven't really read any others but I can definitely say there are much better romances out there. 2/10.
I honestly was in love when I started this manwha. It has so much heart and the heroine is strong in the face of tragedy. The two leads gradually begin to have feelings for each other despite the fact that our heroine is believed to be male.
Then things just took a downward spiral. Don't get me wrong. It was great for a while, but soon things just got so dragged out to the point where it seemed as though these romantic conflicts wouldn't conclude. And then of course as we need the end soap opera-like occurrences begin to pop up
taking the story in a direction that I really despised.
So baskically, the ending was shotty and ridiculous (I won't be specific to avoid spoilers) and just such a waste when this manwha had so much potential to be great.