Wild's High has a 42 year history as an all-girls private high school, meant solely for the elite. The girls of this school are trained daily in some of the deadliest forms of fighting around, from boxing, to sword-fighting, to taekwondo! This specialty school is the place where the most popular sporting event in the country is held, The Wild's League—the only place in the world where teenage girls partake in brutal fights... often to the death.
This year, Wild's has changed to a mixed-gender school. Despite opening their doors to males, the only one to apply is Song Jae Gu. He has been granted a full 3-year scholarship regardless of grades, which he snaps up without second thought. For the past two years, every moment of his life has been spent taking care of his younger twin siblings.
But after meeting Queen, the bloody champion of Wild's League, drenching her in coffee and calling her a "monster"... things are about to get messy—especially when he gets tied up with all the other unusual girls at this school!
Follow Jae Gu's struggle, from being the only male in school full of beautiful and deadly women to learning to fight and stand up for himself!
EDIT: this edited part will be my thoughts on the finale of Girl's Of the Wild's, specifically from where I left off with the original review. The original review will remain below this edited part.
It's hard to picture something I use to be fond of be turned into a heaping pile of horse poop. How something with great direction and characterization turns into an insipid delusional drama fest is beyond me. As previously stated, the writing for the series went all over the place 50 chapters in, and now at the end of it, where has that direction gone? It's puzzling because the ending was clearly axed, ending in the middle of production. What does that say about the writing of the series? The mangaka did not know where to go with the story and it really showed, chapters with little significance and progress, character traits that were never seen etc.
The biggest problem I had with the final chapters is how much it deviated from the roots of the webtoon. The direction the story took was a slice of life drama that DID NOT include any fighting. cuz y'know, Wild's is known for fighting. Instead Jaegu, the main protagonist, became a self loathing depressed existence that offered nothing to anyone else's problems. Arguably, this fits his characterization from the beginning, but there's this thing called character development and when readers are 260 chapters in, we expect that to be a given. Apparently not. Ingui had little to do with the story in the 2nd half, most of her time is spent away from the setting, yet the story still revolved around Jaegu's lingering thoughts for her. huh???? Many more things happened between chapters 220-255, but due to the inevitable axed ending, none of that could ever be used for a reference (imouto-like character). Overall, this was a hard webtoon to finish through and through. It's shifts in tone are incredibly rushed, pacing is inconsistent, and characters lose a lot of the charm that made readers want to follow the story. An incredible disappointment, Girl's of the Wild's falls into the category of "to live doesn't mean your alive."
But a shoutout to Daldal, her character had a lot of personality, characterization held up right to the end, and her internal conflict was endearing and complicated, making her relatable. It's a given but even in this series, the best girl always finishes last.
Chapter ended 213.
How many of us has grown up with the struggle and see others who flaunt their wealth? This theme of commoner vs aristocrat is portrayed throughout a lot of media and it works well because it is something relate-able and issues we see throughout the world today. It's not deep with this story, but there are elements of it and it drives the story. At least for the first few chapters.
The story throughout the first 30 chapters is very well written, with awesome development of the situation our protagonist is in. The way it was going seemed like it was going to be a really deep story filled with personification of wealth vs poor. Unfortunately it deviates from that and becomes quite a boring read, with no sense of direction and switches tone from serious to something I can't even describe. I initially didn't look at the genre's but after the first 30 chaps it was definitely working up to a action/romance with yaknow ACTUAL genuine romance and relationships but nah nah. It really falls off and leaves the reader wondering what he/she just read.
This may sound like a broken record already, but throughout the first 30 chapters, each character has a sense of purpose to be in the story. Great characterization comes along with our main protagonist and his backstory fleshes everything out making him someone inspiring to readers, someone to root for, someone to sympathize with, and above all, relatable. However, he slowly falls into an anime/manga trope character where hes dense and has a sense of "great" justice. The main female characters are without a doubt, badass and it really sets them a part from a lot of females in the anime/manga. They are handled properly, until chapter 30 where they begin to fall victim of tropes and sexualized. Later into the series, an introduction of a boatload of characters doesn't make it any better either as they follow the similar pattern of being reduced to common archetypes.
Art is fantastic for the most part, this is the first time I'm reading this sort of manga. Color makes everything seem alive and character designs are distinct. Action is very solid, showing us the good stuff as this is a martial arts story. I don't know if it's just me but the character designs seem to change as the story progresses, which makes me feel some sorta way and it isn't positive.
This manga is the definition of good elements gone wrong, squandered potential. So many things that made it good started getting disregarded and the lack of direction of the story really hinders it from being a favorite of mine. It is a fun read, good eye candy, but there is just so much the writer could've expanded upon, instead we are left with a sloppy landfill.
1 day after writing this review, I caught up to the latest chapter as of december 10th. While the story picked back up near chapter 170~, events leading up to that are still very redundant. It is unacceptable for 100 chapters to be used without any sense of direction and therefore retains the same score I originally gave it.
To begin with, I was drawn in by the fact each page is artistically beautiful, in full-color. The art is some of the best I've seen for a Manhwa. From the facial expressions, down to the panning scenery... simply fabulous.
"Girls of the Wild's" follows Song Jae Gu's day-to-day life after joining an elite high school for champion fighters. When he's not being chased down by the maniacal women in his class, he works as a car washer and primary carer for his identical siblings. After spilling coffee on 'Queen', the literal Queen of the Ring, she challenges him to fight her in the school's main event - Wild's League.
Realizing her mistake, and knowing she cannot withdraw the challenge, her lacky Moon Young Lee trains him to be a champion, with a little help from some other eccentric girls.
The story itself seems typical - one weakling guy, surrounded by mysterious, beautiful and dangerous girls, struggling to get by. But, it soon becomes so much more than that. You begin to fall for the characters, feel their heart-ache and cringe along with them in their embarrassing moments.
It's a great story with a lot of emotion as Song Jae Gu fights not only rabid girls and punk bullies, but with his inner demons.
Seriously, give it a read. This series has now joined my top 10!read more
It is a man’s fantasy to always protect the woman of his dreams. Similarly, it is a woman’s fantasy to be princess carried by the man of her dreams. We all have wanted this feeling, but what struggle will we face to achieve this feeling? Girls of the Wild show determination to achieve what was thought impossible to a beautiful possibility.
This was the first manhwa I have read and I was amazed by the effort put into Girls of the Wild. I am an average manga reader and I have recently started catching up to manga. I do love the style of manhwa having everything beautifully made and colored. I have a good experience on anime and wanted to expand to manga. While I was reading Girls of the Wild, I am certain that I couldn’t stop reading this. I wanted more and more.
Having to be the first boy in a newly co-ed school. There ought to be no problems right? Song Jae Gu is just your average high school boy. Jae Gu wanted to attend to a school closest to his house, but Wild’s high is the only option. Not only that, but he got a scholarship there. Why waste a scholarship? As Jae Gu enters his first day of school, life couldn’t get any more difficult. You could probably guess that misfortune struck Jae Gu. He somewhat encountered ‘Queen’ and caused a commotion. Jae Gu didn’t mean to, but he wanted to do what he can to graduate.
Before I start, Jae Gu’s life is hard. Be prepared for some feels. Jae Gu has to take care of his brother and sister since his parents abandon them. Not only that, but Jae Gu is poor and struggles to survive every day. Jae Gu hardly has any support. Since he doesn’t have support, he has a part time job at a car wash to earn money. Jae Gu tries to balance his school life and his outside life in order to take care of his siblings. This is not what an average high school student should face. I was depressed when I found out about this, but this is what makes the story good. It goes back to the topic of determination. Jae Gu didn’t give up on life, yet he strives to do what it takes. As Jae Gu enters Wild’s High, he also met people who he thought was a nuisance. He learned that it is impossible to graduate without a club. Not only that, but the principal waged an offer that whoever could ‘get’ Jae Gu passes all academics. As he journeys through Wild’s high, he learned a great deal to receive support.
The story may seem cliché (I’m talking about you Infinite Stratos and Rosario Vampire). The plot is somewhat having girls protect you. If you have seen those two anime or read the novel/manga, you would have a good understanding of Girls of the Wild. What those three have in common is a man who wants to become stronger in order to protect what is precious to him. Wild’s high is a school where you see the strongest fighters gather. Most of the graduates obtained high class jobs. There is also the Wild’s League, where the best fight for a title. We have to see the journey for what it takes to achieve that. This goes to determination as we see Jae Gu make his way to the top.
The art style is clear and it is beautiful. I haven’t been awed this much when I read this manhwa. It is colored, it is well drawn, and there are good facial expressions. Not only that, but some of the girls are pretty cute and they have their unique aspects. I was able to grasp that this manwha is definitely good after the first chapter.
If you are interested in romance, action, harem and comedy, you should read Girls of the Wild. The enjoyment level is quite high I would say. I would love to have a princess protect me until I am strong enough to protect her. This is goal that a man should always accomplish. Will Jae Gu be strong enough to protect his friends? read more
Girls of The Wild’s is an action-packed romance manhwa that shows fights of all kinds. From boxing to kick-boxing to sword fighting. Our main protagonist, Jae Gu, is transferred to a female school just turned co-ed and specializing in the various forms of combat. Not only is it a problem that all the women are stronger than him, he isn’t exactly fond of women. In his past, is a traumatic event that led him to dislike all women. Now that he goes to a school where he’s essentially surrounded by women, what will he do?
The story follows Jae Gu as he slowly but surely becomes used to women. There’s another problem though, he’s weak, so he’s been bullied his whole life. With the help of 3 of the top strongest girls in Wild’s High School, he learns how to box. As of late, he’s still pretty weak compared to everyone else, but he definitely has his bad-ass fighting moments. Most of the action comes from the 3 girls: Queen, Dal Dal, & Moon Young. There’s tournaments, people who just wanna fight them, & random criminals they encounter in the streets. They’re all extremely strong so the fights tend to be one-sided slaughters. However, every once in a while, there is a worthy opponent who makes the fights a little bit more interesting. Each fight, regardless of who their facing, is always a pleasure to watch. Girls can definitely satisfy your need for action.
Girls of the Wild’s isn’t all about fighting and action. There’s drama and romance too. Jae Gu actually lives alone with 2 younger siblings. In order to feed them, he has to work a part-time job where he doesn’t come home until late at night. Sometimes there’s conflict between Jae Gu and the siblings and the siblings sometimes get caught in dangerous situations. Rest assured, it always ends in really heart-warming moments and there’s plenty more where that came from. They cheer Jae Gu on during fights and tell him, how thankful they are for everything he’s done. I should probably check if I have diabetes because it’s just too sweet man.
The drama isn’t limited to Jae Gu, every character has a problem of their own. Be it they can’t win, there’s too much pressure on them, etc. It’s good that the manhwa can offer us more than just adrenaline.
In terms of romance, I guess you could say it starts off as a harem. Queen, Dal Dal, & Moon Young are romantically interested in Jae Gu. In the beginning anyways. They’re introducing guys to narrow it down to one girl. One of them has already found someone else and another one is fairly close to meeting the same fate. Jae Gu is a blockhead though, so even if it comes down to one girl, it’ll still take a while before anything happens between them.
Comedy is quite abundant. There’s a few running gags and they never fail to make me laugh. Also Dal Dal & Moon Young are always bickering and insulting each other. They have one of the best relationships in the manhwa. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of laughs out of Girls of the Wild’s.
The story has its flaws. It can get slow and it’s relatively predictable. Plot twists aren’t one of the story’s strong points. Besides that though, the story is entertaining.
The art is good. The fight scenes are drawn well and the characters have unique and appealing designs.
There’s not that many characters to hate in this story. They’re all interesting and special in their own ways. Jae Gu is a hardworking & caring guy. I just wish he was a little stronger and less dense. He doesn’t provide enough action and just can’t get a clue even when the girls are openly affectionate. As for the girls, they’re nothing special when it comes to personality, but thank god, they’re not damsels in distress. Having girls who can stand their ground is so wonderful. The rest of the characters are cool too like Jae Gu’s younger siblings. They’re so adorable, they relieve your stress. There’s also the 3 guards of Wild’s High who come in when situations like fights breaking out occurs. Whenever they come out, you just can’t help, but be excited by the fact that someone’s about to be destroyed.
All in all, Girls of The Wild’s is slow in progress but is an enjoyable manhwa with good art, drama, comedy, romance, and action.read more
Initially a form of comic strip designed to be easily read on mobiles, Webtoons quickly evolved to incorporate elements of Manwha(Korean Manga). The result has been a rich, vibrant form of art, and storytelling that frequently surpasses the quality of popular Anime and manga.