The mafia threatens Ewon into working for a loan shark, where he's forced to run dangerous errands for no pay. The culprit who doomed Ewon to this life is none other than Jiho, Ewon's jealous ex who still burns at Ewon's infidelity. Their gang leader Mookyul, with movie-star good looks and the bizarre, drunken habit of biting people on the neck, takes a keen interest in his attractive new errand boy. Will Ewon be able to survive the violent underworld (not to mention the constant sexual harassment) he must endure as an underling of Mookyul? This funny, hip title by Hajin Yoo will thrill and amuse fans with plenty of intense shonen-ai action.
This is a Great Shonen ai for the fans out there. This Manga is not like the typical Shonen ai, where there's someone struggling about their sexuality. It is clear on who wants who. But it ends up being all the more interesting because of all the problems the couple has to face, all you can help doing is root for them on the sidelines, and hope that they end up together.
ART- I just love the art in this Manga its so gracefully drawn and so beautiful it attracted me right away. The art is extremely well done in my eyes, it has that beautiful seriousness yet at some points in can be comical and funny. So the art gets a 10 because i love the art style in which this Manga was done.
Story- The story gets an 8 because quite frankly we have all read yaoi manga that involves getting in debt with a loan shark and owing him, then the couple ends up liking each other and live happily ever after. This here had some twist that i really liked, its different yet alike others. The love triangle really made it worth the while to read. You cant wait to find out who ends up with who.
Characters- The characters are all well out made. They have there own personalities that make them come to life. To me its really addicting when the characters are so well out made. They make the Manga all the more enjoyable to read when u can relate characters to real life.
Enjoyment- I give it a straight up 10 since i really enjoyed reading this Manga. It always left me wanting more. So there's not much to it. This is one of my favorite yaoi so far and i recommend it to anyone who likes Yaoi or Shounen ai.read more
I was honestly evading this manhwa for some unknown reason, and now i've come to regret that. I was bored and just totally read on despite the biased mindset i previously had, and in no time i was hooked.
The story was written very smoothly, although i find that there some gaps here in there. The scenes just flow into each other that it's not confusing and it's actually addicting to read. The art, well what can i say? It's really good! The art was outstandingly executed, and they really look like they have human proportions. They sort of look like typical korean pretty boys, but that's one point of yaoi right? The guys should be hot. The character development was, again, well executed. Although the reason why they feel in love could have been developed more, it's still great at that. And lastly, i really enjoyed reading this manhwa. I can see myself re-reading it in the future. read more
I mean...c'mon..who wouldn't love Ewon and Mookyul?
I never really wanted to read this manhwa, however, every time I search for a manhwa worthy of reading in Google search, Totally Captivated keeps on popping up, so I decided to read a few chapters, then drop it, but my eyes ended up glued on the story, so I continued till the end.
Totally Captivated is one of those manhwas that will really captivate your heart. The plot might seem common for most readers, but if you try to re-read it, you'll see a lot of differences, compared to other shounen ai/yaoi manhwa/mangas out there.
First, the story wasn't rushed, the first few chapters really did a good job building the story and introducing the characters. Each character have their own unique style. Not only will you focus on the story as a whole, but each character's individual story
Second, the MAIN CHARACTERS didn't head straight to SEX,..yup, it's yaoi, but you have to go through some chapters before you can get to see them both in action, don't worry, it's worth the wait, though kisses were seen early. Reading every page will make you build an emotion wherein you want to see them both have fun before doing "it".
Third, it has COMEDY in it, both in the art and dialogue. Comedy, I mean you'll end up with a genuine laugh.. ( I was smiling the whole time I was reading)
Fourth, the ART is freaking great!!!...
I usually drop mangas/manhwas whose art don't live up with the story...a beautiful story deserves a great art, right??.. (no offense)
I love the way each character is drawn and illustrated, really beautiful.
Fifth, IT HAS A PROGRESSIVE STORY. You wouldn't want to skip a chapter or to miss a page, every single flip is worth reading.
And lastly, but the most important. Ewon and Mookyul's pairing, I should say, is one of the most romantic I have seen. They both grew up without the support of their real family (Ewon growing and living alone, and Mookyul being "adopted" by the CEO), both of them are determined to make it great and successful in the end.
Ewon doesn't value his relationships before, however after agreeing to be Mookyul's lover and falling inlove with him, he ended up devastated when he found out the real deal between Mookyul and the CEO.
Mookyul, on the other hand, decided to give up everything just to have Ewon back, when Ewon decided to leave him.
~~~ To sum it up...Totally Captivated is on of the best yaoi manhwas out there!!!..its prequels and sequels were also great to read
I really wanted to write a review for this manhwa because I enjoyed it a lot. It kind of breaks the mold of a yaoi, tying in an engaging story along with romance, and it doesn't depend heavily on the aspect of sex. Although there are sex scenes, not much is shown, its more "suggested", but you still get to see some skin. But I liked the fact that its a lot more notable for being a good story instead of being a yaoi. I gave it straight 10's that's how much I enjoyed it...
Story - Very addicting, I found myself spending a good few hours at a time reading it so I got done with it fairly quickly. It isn't a typical story and its very creative and not everything was predictable, there are some points in the story that had you wanting to continue to read more.
To sum up the beginning of the story: The main protagonist, Ewon, has cheated on his ex, Jiho, and in turn break up. Ewon then tries to apologize and follows him about everywhere but Jiho is not interested in an apology. To get back at him for breaking his heart and basically being a "stalker", Jiho tells his current lover and mafia member, Mookyul, about Ewon. As punishment, Ewon ends up being forced to work for the loan shark. And of course things unravel from there
Art - Very well done, sometimes in mangas (although this is a manwha and admittedly the first one I've read) there's sometimes not much character difference when it comes to design. But in this, every character is very well drawn and unique looking, you don't keep mixing up who is who because one looks similar to the other. And of course they made the main characters very attractive; Mookyul is seen as somewhat of a heart-throb everywhere he goes. Backgrounds and other things are also very well done, its a visually appealing manga.
Character - Really loved how characters had their own unique personalities, you'll find yourself really loving or loathing certain characters. Ewon's character is very likable. Mookyul is extremely stubborn, short tempered, and violent but you really can't help but fall for his character. ( Maybe because he's such a stud!? Haha. ) And the other mafia members play a big role in the story as well and you get to learn each of their personalities.
Enjoyment - If it wasn't obvious, I thoroughly enjoyed this manwha. Almost so much that I really would want it made into an animated series! ( :p ) If you're like me, you'll find yourself not wanting to stop reading it because every chapter leaves off with you wanting to see more. It was almost sad to stop reading it because I liked it so much. I'd say it has a high re-read value, at least for me.read more