A chance encounter in a lingerie department. A cell number on a bra tag. Sometimes, you never know what can happen if you make that call.
For Ddam, it leads her to a night club dive where DD is the punk rocker DJ and Venu is the decoration. But there's more to them than meets the eye: DD occasionally waxes poetic, and Venu downplays his good looks by focusing on the importance of big breasts.
Since Ddam has her own odd behavior to deal with, being with these two unrepentant, semi-uncouth, not-bad-bad boys, could be what she needs to help her get out of her funk and maybe figure out what life's about.
Ladies and Gentlemen, step away from the cover (and the title).
This is the BOOKPolice speaking!
Now boys and girls listen to the police if you want a kick-ass story to read, that doesn't end with the protagonist going all goo-goo eyed on a main lead. People of the world let's celebrate having found a fun read that won't cost you a thing.
I know just thank good ol' Maz-Maz for looking after readers from horrible reads.
Our awesome protagonist (yes, Maz-Maz just called the protagonist awesome: fear me!) Dam Shim or Shim Dam [or Slam Dunk even] is a sexy looking lead with a drool-worthy face who suffers from EXTREMELY random hallucinations (there was an episode of having grapes pop out of nowhere) who gets dumped by her asshole boyfriend that's been using her to up his grades (I know, sad right?) for three years (I mean didn't she notice his fake fakeness?). Oh well, she decides it's either him or nothing and since she just got dumped, she's goes for nothing=suicide. But then we meet supa cool DJ DD (are we supposed to pronounce it as double-D or Dee? Help me here) and his radical friend who...
Here my peeps, you have to read the story to find out. MWahahahahahhaha.
What? I'm not telling you the story, you lazy bum.
But I'll tell you why I liked the story very much, this was because:
Exhibit A: it was fun. Yes, I do mean fun and not 'fun'.
Exhibit B: it has TWISTS!!! Yaaaaaaay.
* Audience: Wooahh. Seriousllllyyyyyyyyy? Man, I bet you're lyin.*
Me? Lie? Never.
But wait, there's more!
Because finally there's, Exhibit C: it's a comedy that's actually funny
*Audience: and the crowd goes wild. Ahhhhh! That's crazy!*
So the plot's awesome, great, but how about the art?
First of all, you can tell that it's Korean art. You just do, there are obvious telltale signs BUT that doesn't mean it has much lacking; I mean it doesn't have those disgustingly large, uber-shiny eyes. And that counts for something. A lot of somethings. There were definite signs of effort put into creating images that looked more human than fictional creature.
Which is nice [obviously].
But I don't know about you fans who are obsessed with detail. It's pretty much kept on the down low. But you take a leap of faith, why dontcha?
About the characters...
This isn't a story that has you analyse and hypothesise decisions and personalities, I bet some of you are sighing from disappointment and others...
Well, don't lie.
I know some of you just sighed from relief. You can't keep much away from me. However that doesn't mean you can throw the story on the back-burner because it's just so enjoyable. And not in an utterly stupefying way like some of it’s more prominent brethren. So take a chill pill, Kill Bill and enjoy the ride.
In conclusion, read it, love it, enjoy it and beg some Scanlators to continue working on it while you're at it. If you're looking for a laugh or a giggle, you've come to the right place. And if you came here to get mopey, then this story will do you some good and get you back on your feet. Everyone needs a laugh now and then (all the time is even better); it's just healthy.
"DVD" isn't fully translated into english, so I haven't experienced even half of the story, but publisher "DramaQueen" did release the first two volumes in english. Only the first volume is scanned and I don't own the second, so this perspective is solely of the first volume.
This is a fairly peculiar read, even when considering the manhwa is shoujo romance. In a way you've got a shoujo harem here with a very blunt feminine perspective on how "cool" guys act and what they're interested in, but this shoujo perspective places a very gender-neutral frame on everything. There are plenty of moments in the first volume where you may begin to question if these male characters are even straight, but the story does remind that there is a harem-like plot developing. But that's just a part of the peculiarity of it. What I found most interesting with "DVD" was how it chose to react to a tragic end to a romance. It's reaction is comedic and uncaring, a broken-up girl just bumbling into two guys who could care less in many ways and just continue on with their "pathetic" lives. I wouldn't quite say "DVD" is a good comedy manhwa though as I at most snickered a few times, but how it treated this wounded girl story-wise with these characters was quite an interesting choice. At times the meaningless conversations and random niche interests the characters delve into can drag on, but it all does come together nicely to form a story I'd read further into.These aren't very genuine characters, but they certainly have a chemistry to them.
Not that clear-cut of a review since I don't have much to work with, but even with just the first volume available, I'd recommend "DVD" to someone who feels like chilling with a calm yet peculiar shoujo-reality. In a way it is quite cliche'd and I could see people despising the feminine take on basically everything, but it definitely at least flows well in this manga. It all does go at a very natural pace. This is really a character-focused volume though and isn't of a story-arc with a conclusive ending of any kind. Volume 1 is 100% an incomplete experience, but I review it now to push people to give it a shot and hopefully some translator will get interested enough to continue.
In summary: "DVD" features an odd and intriguing feminine take on stylish and "cool" guys who aren't intimidated by a thing. It, however, also features a lot of cliche'd elements and, in a way, story structures as it seems to be the beginning of a harem (while that'd still prove interesting with these un-offended and uncaring characters). It's really a lightly-comedic shoujo romance with some nice art and mellow & odd conversations.read more