Everyone dreams about Seung-Ha, the perfect prince, the shining star of the school. Chasing after the perfect prince is definitely not easy. For Nan-Woo, Seung-Ha was just a dream far, far away. However, sometimes dreams exist to come true! But when Nan-Woo’s dream comes true, it comes at an expensive price. Who knew the perfect prince was actually a big jerk?!
With some interesting twists and more depth to the story than you might guess at first, You're So Cool had me hooked right through to the last page.
It begins very simply, with our protagonist, Nan Woo, crushing on the high school 'prince', Seung Ha; as their relationship develops, so do the characters and the plot. A sidestory involving Nan Woo's uncle, Jae, and his own issues mirrors the main storyline, which is later blended seamlessly into the main theme.
STORY: The story progresses very smoothly and builds up to the climax without jumping too fast or too far ahead to ruin the momentum. While this is
mostly a dramatic romance, there is a lot of humour thrown in to keep the mood light, despite some of the deep issues dealt with in the story.
One of the biggest highlights of the story for me was how the story is told mainly through Nan Woo's experiences, but it's really about Seung Ha. As Nan Woo learns more about her new boyfriend, so does the reader.
It starts off with some very typical high school problems as you learn more about the characters, then gradually takes the attention away from the high school environment and turns to life outside of school, where personal issues take centre stage.
ART: I can't say I'm an art critic, despite being a fan of manga/manhwa, but I really did enjoy the artwork. It was easy to picture the setting and environment, and you can notice subtle growth and change in the characters as time progresses without it being too much.
CHARACTER: I think the character development was my favourite aspect of the story. As mentioned, the story is told through Nan Woo, but it's really about how Seung Ha deals with his past, his family, and the wrench his new girlfriend throws into his life. Despite this, we also see growth in Nan Woo as she realises things aren't always what they appear to be.
There is an element of tragedy to the story, and you can really see the growth in the characters as they deal with each new issue that comes their way, culminating with the resolution of the main conflict.
ENJOYMENT: I really enjoyed the story. There are times when you want to just yell at the main characters, but you never really stop wanting to learn more about them. It was very hard for me to put down.
OVERALL: Overall, whether you're an avid manhwa fan or not, this story was incredibly enjoyable, with enough depth to the plot to escape the typical shoujo fluff.
[This is my first review. Please leave me a comment or two on what you liked or how you think I can improve! Thank you.]
This manga was defenitly a change of pace for me. A pleasent suprise.
The first two chapters did nothing for me and I considered dropping it there, but when I got to chapter 3 things did a 360 turn. It's not your typical shoujo manga and it was nice with a new concept.
Not the usual princess-prince-lovestory.
If you're looking for something that will make you laugh, and if you don't mind slow progressing love, this is defenitly something you should check out!
The story had a lot of interesting little twists and the characters are not your typical ones. I like the artwork as well and overall it
was a very enjoyable reading.
I was hooked, from the first page, I couldn't stop reading! I found this manhwa a while ago and was interested by the summary, but it sounded soooo cliche (airheaded girl meets "angelic prince" and finds out he's really a psychotic tyrant... etc, we all know the basic story) plus the sample cover art kind of turned me off... But you should really check this manhwa out because it's amazing!
In some shoujo stories, when the guy is such a tyrant, the heroine adores him mindlessly and follows his every order, but NanWoo is spunky and she doesn't put up with any of
his crap, but then she runs and hides when he gets mad, which is just so hilarious! xD
I liked this series. The characters were complex but had a certain charm to them. It was nice how there were a few "types" of relationships portrayed in the story, made it more interesting. The plot line moved along nicely with intense situations followed up by some sort of resolvedness to it.