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The One

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Japanese: 獨領風騷


Type: Manhua
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 110
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 2005 to Feb 5, 2014
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Star☆Girls
Authors: Lee, Nicky (Story & Art)


Score: 8.241 (scored by 80418,041 users)
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Ranked: #3312
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Popularity: #674
Members: 19,176
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Cane Lele was born into the fashion industry. Her mother, Ye Feii, was Taiwan's top model, and her father was also a model, until a tragic airplane crash left Lele without parents.

Therefore it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it superficial and unnecessary. Raised by her paternal grandmother, Lele reaches seventeen before she is sucked in by her mother's sister, Ye Feihung, a fashion agent (and former model) who "convinces" the reluctant Lele to pose. Lele is adverse to the whole idea, until she sees a photo shoot of popular American model Angus Lanson, and she begins to see modeling as an art form.

When Aunt Feihung's magazine editor invites Angus Lanson to a meeting of all the top fashion ambassadors, Lele is invited along and is curious to meet Angus. She does not know that Angus' twin elder brother, Eros Lanson, is secretly accompanying his brother. This obviously leads to confusion and is the start of a charming story of Lele's goals: Fashion in New York city, becoming a top model, and love?

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Mar 3, 2015
MissPoopsie (All reviews)
"The One" is manhwa that I stopped reading few years ago. I dropped it after few volumes thinking that story is kind of slow. Thanks God I came to my senses :)

Story 8/10
I find this manhwa best point is it's story - even tho it lacks originallity. Story is very well based on real time hardships and life events. Combine that with little bit of shoujo aspects and you get the One. Towards the end the One is becoming more and more realistic and less and less shoujo-like.
I would give 10/10 points if there wasn't an ending. Ending is kind of rushed and even read more
Apr 8, 2021
NapoJefferson (All reviews)
In principle, it is presented as the story of Lele Cane in her dream of being a model, from there it escalates as more characters are included, becoming a 3-way narration: Lele, Eros and Angus. The evolution of each one, with their frictions, encounters and disagreements. It is a good idea, the execution in general gives us that perspective of fullness in how each thread was approached, my problem is that when being remembered a little more specifically how we got to that point, I notice and notice concessions that were pushed aside at convenience.

The context of the world of fashion is a good example, read more
Sep 17, 2016
kay-love (All reviews)
This manga is all about fashion, love, failure, success, loss and gains. I think it is unique because it takes some interesting twists and turns that are a bit unexpected. For one thing, the story itself is darker than you would expect in terms of exploring the characters pasts and present. I think that is what makes it a bit unique in comparison to all other fashion and love only type of romance mangas.

The characters develop pretty well throughout the story, there are layers added with each chapter and I like how the relationships develop. It does not start with two people just falling read more
Jul 4, 2021
namibozu (All reviews)
The One is a story I happened to just come across. I started reading it and got swooped in! I kept reading though because I enjoy the fashion/modeling world. booiii it's not just about the fashion/modeling stuff, but thrill-related stuff too! I'm talking politics, guns, thugs, etc... The story got better along with the humor! Character development takes a while. It is interesting to see how each character rises and falls. There was an arc involving Angus which can be a little too much. I do think up until the later chapters this is a wonderful story! If it wasn't for the later half & read more

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