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.
"Girls of the Wild's" is the epitome of failed potential, where the story starts out kind of interesting, because the fundamentals are certainly there. However, as the chapters go on the quality drops considerably, with visible lack of imagination and development. Becoming even worse than most generic Harem stories, even if you exclude the usual problems that come with the general stereotypes, deviating far away from the original concept for no reason - the competitive fighting as means of change, to build up courage and strength.
Story: The young student Song, Jae-gu works half-day to feed himself and his two small siblings. Since he's up to
his neck in trouble and problems, the financial situation just about the same, without much choice left he immediately reaches for a school to become a free student. What he did not know is the fact that until last year this prominent and well-known school has been a pure girls' fighting school, which includes the wildest of girls in the nation, speaking through fists, literally..
Characters: The MC, Jae Gu, is the equivalent to a walking vagina, he's in fact more girly than the female characters in every aspect, be it behaviour, paralanguage or train of thoughts. There's no real goal, the main character is devoid of dreams, and just living for his small siblings. He never or rarely does anything out of his own volition. The one thing that probably describes him the best, he's constantly wallowing in self-pity, and I'm sadly not exaggerating. This guy was indeed a natural born punching bag, mainly thanks to his attitude and victim mentality, him being bullied is something like a matter of fact.
The girls have to force him to every little thing, I've seldom seen a character who's a greater wuss than Jae Gu, and this goes on for 260 chapters without any genuine character development or serious self-reflection about the 'why', the reason for his bad treatment in the present and past. Nearly all characters are often behaving in an illogical and incomprehensible way, beyond belief and reason, where you're seriously questioning their mental health. One often gets the feeling that the author pulls things out of nowhere for the sake of convenience or lack of creativity, to justify the weak and mediocre story-telling, without ever going to the root of the problems.
Enjoyment: Joy? Yeah sure.. the joy of finishing this piece of crap. I always try my best to keep a neutral point of view when evaluating something, basing the opinion on facts. But I'll be honest, I felt so offended and hateful in regard to most of the characters that I'd to pain myself through the last chapters, and I don't even mean the bad guys. The 'end'-chapter of the story was the biggest joke I've seen in a while, far-fetched and not one bit conclusive, nothing was really resolved. The entire Manhwa feels like a cheap Korean drama, with bland, cardboard cut-out characters.
The only positive and mentionable trait is the art and outer character design.
I was firstly reluctant to write a review for "Girls of the Wild's", but I wanted to warn people who are searching for unique and exceptional stories, or great reading treats in general. Don't bother yourself with the Manhwa, and waste your precious time like I did, it's to the point where I want to sue the author for wasting my time..
I was not so into Manhwa titles before and I just started going through Manhwa with Noblesse and Girls of the Wild's (GotW). This really pulled me into it. The more I read, the more it drew me into it. Finished it in 1 day straight.
This is not such a stuff where you expect ecchi content although I was thinking if it is something like that in he beginning. But then slowly started liking this more and more. At times, mainly after the first 200 chapters, I felt the frequency of fights diminished and I culd not figure out why was it like that. But,
then I understood what the author was doing here. While the first approximate 200 chapters deal with more fights and lesser romance, the later half of the manhwa deals with lesser fights and much more emotional content. I will say anything that would spoil the story or content for you guys and girls. But, I can say this thing; when I was about to start the final chapter, I saw tears coming up in my eyes. After finishing, i felt that the ending could have been a bit better but still, it was worth it. It was something that I had wished for and I was satisfied to my heart's content.
There will be haters and there will be people rating it less and that's because interests vary from one person to another. But trust me, I can promise you one thing; once you get yourself into this manhwa and complete reading it, you will feel very contended and happy at heart. Thank you again for writing such a piece of art.
I have just rushed through the 260 chapters in a week, so maybe my point of view is blurred.
Welcome to an ex all girls school. Jaegu, the now head of his family (that is just him and his twin siblings), has received an scholarship and is the only boy there. The whole chasing after him starts from the moment that a new curricular item is announced: the girls that approach him the better will get better grades. Besides all the excitement of having a boy around, the Wild's high life gets a turn around when the Queen bee of theirs gets further involved with the
From some point it gets obvious how Queen-ie bee and Jaegu the dork fall with each other. Obviously there are too many people there falling for their charms to leave them be and the arranged marriage.
Ps.: don't be fooled here, DalDal and MoonYoung made almost all the funny pieces here, with just the Dumb Couple here this would be no good.
Anyway, how it is a fighting school there are a lot of fighting. Every week or so they find a bully or a thief, these kind of mess with the whole romance/harem thing that is going on sometimes.
Stuff get awkward after the Jeju Island arc. It was very nice and catching before this trip and them just BUM, the main characters fall in a kinda depression and confusion syndrome.
What made me actually mad was not the depression, confusion, i'm-fine-with-them-being-okay thing.
The problem is the ending. The author could have used it as a hanger, ended with them having that date they never had or something. But [*SPOILER HERE BABES*] she just end in a downward sorta kick on a purse thief after telling him to wait there. Im still hanging here, hun. Just finish that kick and finally kiss him good.
So mad about the ending that it went from a 9 to a 6 or 7
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.