I never thought my first review on this site would be for something that isn't technically manga. It's not Japanese, so the translations may not be up to par like other works. That being said, "The Story of Someone We Know", as I read the title to be on Line Webtoons (check out the App, it's amazing) is one of the sweetest slice of life stories I've read in a while.
For those that are not fans of several romance stories centered around different characters all woven together into one, this manga might not be for you. Because that's exactly what this one is all
about. However, I see no problem with it so far, and based on what one of the characters noted about early on, i'm prediciting that something horrible will happen to her relationship that she will later reflect on. So, looking forward to that.
Honestly, the art is so adorable and chibi like that I sometimes get distracted from looking at the text and what is going on with the characters. The way the girls act so cute when reacting to their various problems and interactions is pretty nice to see.
All three heroines are 25 years old and deal with their own romantic stories. Jung-A is in a safe and hassle-free relationship with her boyfriend of 5 years (forget his name- Korean characters have harder names to remember), but she is starting to feel they lack a certain spice in their relationship to keep it going. Summer is an unemployed free-spirited bird who life begins with her friends and ends with her boyfriend, whom she adores more than anything in the world. Mira, however, is the most dynamic of the trio and seems to have the most in terms of development: a girl who spent all of the 7 years since high school working, not having a dating life of her own.
While these character descriptions are what you would find in any old shoujo manga (which prevented me from giving this section a perfect 10), the author does a decent job of making the characters as fresh as they can. So, kudos to that.
I don't normally read shoujo mangas. But when I do, I usually have a good reason for doing do. The description "everything changes" when something happened to one character is enough to peak my curiosity and find out what it is that happened to the characters. Was it something good or bad? This slight element of suspense is enough to keep me going for a whole.
This manga is not for everyone. It might be hard to stay focused on the material or the translations. However, if you're a fan of cute girls and suspense in shoujo mangas (this point sounded better in my head), then this might just be for you.