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. So if you like the whole friends become more theme you may like these characters.
Season 1 has 3 volumes (34 chapters) and Season 2 has 11 volumes (134 chapters). So if
you go into this think of it as a 14 volume work.
In Season 2 - Again, you know that they really love each other and are fated. But it becomes much more blurry for most of season 2.
This does not have anywhere near the amount of psychic abilities and the red thread as Season 1 did, until the last volume where all those themes from Season 1 come back strongly and then some, where that is a major aspect.
In this title, the mc female is dating one other guy not the lead for a long time so it's very much a triangle. Still at times I found it hard to tell if she was "seeing" her boyfriend or her best friend because their looks blend together and sometimes he looks like a wolf, sometimes a young child, and sometimes like her friend and sometimes like a regular teenage guy. Again this is Not just clumsy art but is on purpose.
The art is top quality shoujo manhwa art just like in the first part. Minor nuances in how the characters look become very important to the meaning.
The mc female is much less aggressive and more feminine than she was in Season 1. The mc male becomes increasingly a shadow of his former self, like a ghost of himself and this is also planned. Really, Many things don't make sense until the end.
The final volume departs very much in what is happening in the rest of the manhwas' volumes and it because all about the psychic abilities again. So it might come as a shock but it was planned from the beginning.
If you want to know the whole story you really need to read both seasons. Many things only make sense when 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 all the way to the end if you are going to read it at all. Overall I would give it an 8.
In the middle this gets rather muddy, and at times I did not like the female lead, but that resolves. But I really liked the final volume and the ending. However many other people in threads did not like the end, but I did.
What made this difficult for many readers is that it is Very hard to find this in translation. So you need to find all of it before you read it.
This will appeal to those who like more complex and twisted shoujo or josei manhwas. It's a story about fate. It's not a light romance but a bit heavier.
reviewed by inzaratha for ~ reviews for the unreviewed~