10 Years in the Friend Zone - Reviews

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10 Years in the Friend Zone
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Curiousmadra's avatar
Sep 25, 2020

I honestly have never been so irritated by main characters before in a manhwa but here we are folks lol!  Shiho and Yul are honestly the worst characters I've ever bumped into because literally, they constantly don't care for each other's "true" feelings . We have Shiho confessing to Yul so many times since childhood yet she gives him a big fat no and stalks him at the same time. He's no different like he joins whatever she joins.The pair of them even go at each other to who they can and can't speak to. Like omg guys, move on for god sake, you are so not right for each other!!!!!!!

If this is considered romance, I consider this a truly best example of a unhealthy relationship when you're pestering someone you have known for a long time into dating you and they just don't like you back, yet you stalk their every move. Urgh f this manhwa man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
1/10 overall
Ashmishra2004's avatar
Jul 27, 2020

A nice short read  characters are fun , the chapters are short and misunderstandings don't last so long so you won't be spending 10 chapters getting irritated over characters doing idiotic stuff

7/10 story
6/10 art
6/10 characters
7/10 overall
jayonst's avatar
Apr 20, 2021

I can't say that I hate this manhwa, but I was actually waiting for a bigger and a longer story in general. The fact that they just jumped to college right away and started dating without any explanation or anything, is actually pissing me off. I mean, also the love story between Eunwoo and Yong could be in the side completed, or a new couple of Eunwoo and  Hangyeol. Also, there are a lot of things about Hangyeol that are still very confusing and unexplained. It was also boring because, it seems like there are a lot of chapters, but they all can be read in just two minutes. I mean the chapters are short, which makes the whole story really short in general. There's no details that I personally would love in a manhwa, there's no other story that in the end they just are finally dating in college. Also, the story of Yeoni and Jay could be a bit more detailed too. I like thecharacters tho, but Yul is too much. Why is she so ashamed when he asks her out? Okey, he asks you out in front of everyone a lot, but there are the 'sometimes' when he does it directly. It pisses me off how he already knows her feeling about him, and it couldn't be more obvious, but she still rejects him? And for what? In that case, the author could make the story a bit more interestning and longtaking in figuring everything out. It all seems like there wasn't much effort in the story. Yeah, it's a good short read, but not as good as I thought. There's no excitement that I was waiting for, everything in the story seems too straightforward and obvious. 

6/10 story
9/10 art
8/10 characters
6/10 overall
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Sensasian01's avatar
Jan 3, 2022

Honestly, it was funny and pretty wholesome all things considered.

However, I was irritated by the female lead Yul. She continually rejects her childhood friend Shiho, who has been confessing his feelings for years to her. She isn't honest with her feelings, but whenever there is a misunderstanding between them, she doesn't bother to actually talk it out with him until their friends get them alone together. She honestly didn't deserve him. He worked hard to become the smartest, best looking, etc person he can be just for her. And when she finially answered him honestly, she claimed that she liked him but wanted to stay friends in order to not ruin their friendship?! Like that makes any sense! At least Shiho was a simp who determined to wait for her to accept his feelings. 

And after the most random/annoying timeskip by the author, they are together finally, but in college?!?! How did it happen??? Couldn't the author show how and why she decided to accept her own feelings and date the guy???

It's still a good yet frustrating read. Short chapters do help. Side characters are funny and annoying in their own right

7/10 story
8/10 art
6/10 characters
7/10 overall
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Iyomu's avatar
Aug 17, 2021

Every since they were little, Shiho has always been confessing his feelings to his childhood friend, Yul, only to be rejected in return. 

The story is very light hearted and there isn't much drama. And by drama I mean nothing dramatic happens, for example the main characters don't get hit by a truck and don't get exported to another world or something. It is a typical high school story with the childhood friends to lovers trope. But! That's where the problem lies. It is nothing more than a typical high school story. There was nothing that made me want to keep reading since it was quite boring. The main characters are childhood friends? Cliche. They were born on the same day and went to the same school for the past ten years? Cliche. There is a love triangle? Cliche. 

My point being, there is no plot. There is no character development that makes any of the characters stand out. There is no nothing. Even the ending was rushed! They went from being high school students to college students in one chapter. Still, the art was pretty so I'd recommend this if you want a good time waster. Don't expect much.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
5/10 overall
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