Home Alone Together - Reviews

Alt titles: Incidentally Living Together, Uyeonhan Donggeo

Home Alone Together
Photogiraffe77's avatar
Mar 2, 2020

Wow, I cannot say enough good things about this webcomic. At first, I thought the title made it seem a little superficial and it was going to be a bit formulaic... wow, was I wrong! This webtoon has filled me with so many emotions. First of all, the illustrations are so beautiful. But more than that, this series covers some pretty heavy topics. As someone who lost her mom at a young age, I felt myself relating to so many of the emotions and personal conflict these characters work through. All the while, you have a passionate love story involved. Full warning, this story does cover some pretty aggressive mental health issues, but it is very much worth the read. Highly recommend!!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
TheNuisance1's avatar
Jul 28, 2020

I gotta say folks, this is quite a bit of an emotional saucy Yaoi I've ever read. You would feel for the character Junwoo who is locking himself up because he had quite a troubling past and the fact he was harming himself, really breaks your heart. However Wooyeon was honestly the perfect person for him who was so patient with him that it melts your heart how much he cared about Junwoo.

You have to read this 47 chapter manhwa folks, it is very very good!

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
7/10 overall
Ponyo18's avatar
Sep 24, 2020

Now my parents aren't dead nor have I lost a loved one, but I could relate to Junwoo a lot. Although the cause is different, my depression is very similar to his. You always want to stay at home and wish people would stop pestering you, but also hate being lonely. It's hard to realize people actually care about you when your anxiety shoots through the rough, blinded by anger you start to assume. It's just so conflicting that at some point you want to just put everything down and drown in your own misery. 

Personally, this manga is very inspiring. Anyway, this review should be about the story so I'll get on with that.

Story: Junwoo, a hikikomori, passes his days alone, nestled within the darkness of his room that protects him from the outside world. The one strand of light capable of piercing his world is Hanbit, his neighbor and love interest. But when Hanbit leaves to study abroad, Junwoo is forced to take on a roommate to make ends meet. Could this break to his routine be the very thing that Junwoo needs to free himself of his darkness?

Quite a few moments where I wanted to pull my hair out. But it got me very emotional, which I look forward to in a manga. I like to understand.

Art: Not what I would prefer, but it's fine.

Characters: Well, Junwoo is adorable and I love his personality as he struggles onward. He did make me  very angry sometimes but not everyone is perfect. Next we have Wooyeon, AKA the seme. Something about him was shady but in the end I realized he's just human. I had read about fairytale-like, perfect characters for so long I had forgotten that characters like Wooyeon exist. He was just so realistic, both characters were, and I loved that. He had faults unlike the usual calm and collected rich seme. 

Overall: 3.5/5 stars

7/10 story
6/10 art
8/10 characters
7/10 overall
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chellmasterfunk's avatar
May 27, 2021

This story was heartbreaking but beautiful! I'm stepping into the world of yaoi stories that are emotional roller coasters and I love them now! This story was truly how some if not many people deal with issues in life. There wasn't a moment that I knew exactly what was going to happen next, which is bad for my anxiety, but that's what made this story so good. The characters were a little annoying, but the character development in this was great and added a lot to the story. I wished it was one of those everything is magically fixed stories, but I'm glad it wasn't in the end because this story wouldn't be such a gem if it was. The artwork was beautifully ugly. I mean there were some oh my goodness this is gorgeous moments but there was also the occasional what the heck did the artist do here moments as well. Aside from that this story is one of my top recommendations. Give it a try! You'll love it in the end! 

9/10 story
7/10 art
8/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
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Motherofcats87's avatar
Jun 16, 2021

This is the first time I write a review on any manga but I felt that this manga definitly deserves one. I loved everything about the story, it was emotional, funny and felt real. I love that the ML wasn't your typical one. This one seriously deserves more recognition 💖 

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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