This is the story of a girl who was forced to become a piano prodigy with the pressure starting from the moment she was born. Her family has had distinguished musicians in their past. She is constantly forced by her father to practice (up to 12 hours a day, 10 if he's being nice), wear gloves whenever she's not playing, no friends, makeup, etc.
Diamond Dust is a powerful manhwa story that does not hesitate in portraying strong emotions and tragedy in the story of two young creative people - it's a story about how a chance meeting with someone can have such a powerful effect on your life that is changes it forever.
Moon Hye Rin is a young piano prodigy whose parents do not let her do anything but music. She practices all day, is homeschooled, does not socialize and has to wear gloves to protect her hands.
When she meets an independent musician JooWon by chance when on tour, she is transformed by the experience of someone who
has freedom and loves his music with his whole heart and plays because he wants to play and what and where he wants to play not because he is told to. The story follows their decision to love despite tragedy.
This story will make you cry.
I read this as a webtoon and in that way there is music on the daum site which plays along with it for my fellow music lovers out there.
Now that it is finished it is being published as a paperback AND being made into a drama for you K drama fans.
This is more of a seinen or a josei - ( although it's a manhwa and those tags don't quite fit but I would not categorize this as a shounen at all ) They are young adults. The art, the music and the story are all so good. It is a tragedy so parts of this story are rough emotionally.
Because this story does not deviate from a strong course I would consider this a masterpiece a 10 - Bravo - to the maestro writer / artist for making a manhwa that reads like a piece of music that makes you cry. I absolutely loved this.
This series has changed my life. I recommend people to read this series because it gets you to reflect your past. The question this book is trying to tell you, "What does it mean to live"? Life is really strange filled with many unexpected events that will happen.
You will encounter a "Piano prodigy" who lived most of her life playing the piano, but not have "truly lived". Then you will see a musician who had the freedom to do whatever he wants BUT he encounters a mental obstacle that will change his life forever.... (Read what actually happened to him).
There are happy
moments in your life and dark and depressing, but that's the reality we all have to face, even if the series focuses on 2 people, as a society, we all have to face reality. Reality sucks and life is not fair, even if someone is rich or poor, all of us have to fight for what we want.
I love this (Manhwa) because it really digs deep into human emotions and there are some sensitive moments. In the future when you are independent, what will you do, what do you want to do in your life to make you "happy". What does true happiness mean to you? Why do you want to do the things you wanted to do?
I am not going to explain about the plot, but you have to go through this unknown experience by yourself. But keep in mind, is life fair?
Overall, I love this alot and when I read this, I've reflected the things I haven't done in my life. Also, the world is a vast place, nobody lives the same life as you, but our goal is to find what we want....... "Happiness".