Name: My Beast
Mangaka: Cha, Kyung-Hee
Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Hiatus)
Scanlator: Evil Flowers
Age Group: Teen
Summary: Hae Jun is obsessed with Sae Young. He wants her to be his, but he also wants her to come freely to him so he targets her sister instead. Wanting to protect her, Sae Young finally gives in to Jun’s pressure and agrees to be “his woman”. She expects him to threat her horrible, but from time to time she starts to see a gentle side of him. Her sister is also not the victim who she poses to be and little by little Sae Young finds herself trapped in some very twisted “love games”. Is what Hae Jun claims to feel for her really love?
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5
Opinion: Drawings are very interesting. Feels like shounen with shoujo details. It’s important to keep in mind this is a manhwa.
Can I first point out: Oh my God I have never read a Korean smut series before. I didn’t even know they existed. Of course there are series with sex in them, but they aren’t “Smut”.
First of all: Rape and abuse. This guy is abusive and manipulative and awful so if you hate that stuff don’t even bother. On the other hand if you are great at the suspension of disbelief then you may enjoy this story.
One of my favourite series “Girl in Heels” also deals with a slightly similar scenerio with abuse but it’s handled a lot better. In “Girl in Heels” it feels like a constant exchange of power between the two, in this it just feels like the guy is pushing and pushing and the chick is just rolling over. He’s a psycho.
Past that I do like the obsessive love stuff so I will definitely continue to read. I don’t think it’s great but it’s okay. Hopefully as the story progresses the characters will become more three dimensional rather then stay stereotypical.
PS: What is with Manhwa and Gangs?
Final Rating: 3/5