Sung-Gi Jang is cursed with the persona of a complete pervert! To all his peers, he is a fiend who only hungers for women. Yet in reality, he just has terrible social skills, making him incapable of properly expressing his intentions and feelings to the women around him. On top of that, he seems to have the worst luck there can be.
This all turns around when Jae Hwang, a fellow student and good friend, witnesses Sung-Gi completely shattered and decides to help him out. What Sung does not know is that Hwang is actually a master in attracting the opposite sex—a pick-up artist!
From square one, Sung-Gi builds up his conversation and interaction skills with women through several trials and tribulations. He soon learns how much depth and finesse there is in properly conveying intimate emotions to others. As he learns about the subconscious signals sent out by people, Sung-Gi finds himself paying more and more attention to a particular girl in his class, and he puts to use the skill that he was lacking before: The Skill of Lure.
Skill of lure was one of the first manga I've started reading, over an year ago, and boy, I loved it. And still do.
I finished the manga a few months ago, but when I saw it again in a website, I just had to write a review to show my love for it.
Simple, though, extremely hilarious. Seriously, I've never laughed so much reading a manga like I did with this one.
It's about a guy that often ends up in situations that cause misunderstandings and make women think of him as a perv. Cliché right? Well, yeah, but it's still better than those harem perv
clichés, because this one is well done and believable.
Later on, a friend of his starts giving him lessons to get a woman. How to handle'em, smooth talk and shit like that, I tried to learn too, but if I did, I wouldn't be here writing this crap, would I?
The MC, then, starts using these lessons to stop embarrassing himself and get this beautiful girl named Sena. If you want more, hell, read the manga.
I fucking love the art on this manhwa, it's gorgeous and funny when it has to be. The expressions are priceless, funny and extremely detailed like no other.
You just have to love Sunbae.
All characters are charismatic and just great. Lol. Just don't expect some psychological perspective or some deep shit like that, Skill of Lure is a romantic comedy and it knows what it is and does it well.
The 3 main characters are all likable, and the ones that are annoying, do a good job at it.
No heavy content with psychological analysis and dark surprising twists in the story. It's simple and fun.
If you want to feel happy and have a good laugh, look no further, Skill of Lure is THE manga for that.
Skill of Lure is a great example of cliché done right. It uses an overused concept and makes the best of it. The best of the best.
So now I've said it all and said it again, and what are you doing here? Do yourself a favor and read Skill of Lure this instant.
Smooth story, every chapter is exciting, I don't even think there is any filler. I don't know how realistic the "lessons" are, but from my limited experience they seem actually useful.
Amazing art. The character expressions are outstanding, even if a bit over-the-top. ("manga" literally means "exaggerated drawing", isn't it?)
The characters are well drawn, well written. The main characters developed naturally but some sub characters are ... somewhat forgotten. This manhwa could go on for at least 30 more chapters if the author expanded on the other characters beside the main couple. They have their own story but sadly was never touched.
My enjoyment would be
10/10 if there were more "ecchi" scenes between the main couple, but otherwise I enjoyed this.
Totally worth reading no matter who you are, it's a short and sweet love story at its core.
Story (10/10): This manhwa is about a boy named jang sung-gi or sung-gi. Sung-gi often has incidents where he is mistaken for being a pervert. For example lets say if he were to fall, he probably would've touched a boob or something in that incident. Now, Sung-gi goes to Ganda School. The school specializes in university entrance. This is where sung-gi meets his mentor since he is going to that school as a student. Hwang-jae notices that sung-gi has a problem so he tells Sung-gi that if he has woman troubles, he should ask him. This eventually leads to the main plot of the manhwa.
(10/10): Art is great and in color, nothing more to say.
Character (10/10): The MC is someone that actually progresses throughout the story, so he's a very dynamic character. When he learns lessons from his mentor, Sung-gi begins to change
Enjoyment (10/10): I enjoy this manhwa a lot, it's very funny and to an extent some of the teachings in this manhwa may help out in real life scenarios.
Overall (10/10): I recommend this to anyone, and this should rise to popularity with its fast translations to catch up to the raws.
This is the most satisfying Manwha I have ever read! And it's also really hard to write a proper review of it, that can explain how great it is.
Skill of Lure is incredible. The synopsis does give the wrong impression about the whole thing. Combine that with the cover picture and the ecchi tag and you might think that's it's just about horny dudes picking up chicks left, right and center. But don't judge a book by its cover, as ●REC masterfully showed us.
The story is a little hard to explain. It's about our main character "Jang Sung-Gi" who is labeled as a pervert, since
he keeps falling, over and over again, straight into a women's breasts, or between their legs... It's your typical harem ecchi that's in mostly every manga nowadays.
Please DON'T drop it just yet, since it's only the first few chapters that play out like that. We're only scratching the surface here folks.
Jang Sung-Gi (our main character) is friends with a guy, no... A BRO named Hwang-Jae. He wears gym clothes and is generally a goof. But what out main character doesn't know (in the beginning at least) is that he is a pickup-artist, who is eloquent, charming and is overall a great guy. Hwang Jae helps Jang Sung-Gi with his nonexisting love life, by giving him lessons in the art of seduction.
Unlike manga, most (if not every) manhwa is in color. The art portraits the characters emotions really well. From the funny moments where they're goofing off in Hwang Jae's room, to the serious moments where Hwang Jae teaches the many lessons to Jang Sung-Gi. The art is light and can get fluffy from time to time.
This is a character driven manhwa. And a damn good one at that. I literally found myself shoving my arms into the air, shouting "YES! YES! FUCK YEAH DUDE! YES!" on several occations.
The interactions between the characters are golden. The fucking character development is legendary. Jang Sung-Gi starts out as the jumpy, self-aware, nervous person who lacks self-confidence but turns into the person we all want to be. He learns how to believe in himself and gets closer to the person he loves.
Hwang-Jae, you can't help but love him. He's a very charming dude, knows how to sweet talk (in the good way!) the ladies and is a fan-fucking-tastic bro! Through the manhwa, he becomes the wingman that we all want.
Why is it a 10/10 I hear you ask. Because it all pays of in the end! Every single lesson Hwang-Jae teaches Jang Sung-Gi (our main character in case you forgot) is used. Every little trick is utilized in more than one way. Something that he learned in chapter 5 is used in the most critical situation in a later chapter. You feel for the characters. You don't want to see the main character heartbroken since some douche NTR'd his crush. You rejoice and celebrate when things go right for the MC. You smile and giggle when you see that the main heroine slowly starts to realize that she like the MC. You take notes as Hwang-Jae teaches great things.
It's a fantastic manga. Every character, every twist, turn and event. Every lesson has been made to be remembered by the reader.