Hyperventilation - Reviews

Alt title: Gwahoheup

nathandouglasdavis's avatar
Jan 27, 2021

There's very little plot, with the most noteworthy aspect being how the sex scene is interrupted with flashbacks to their time in high school and how that adds context to their current situation. There's very little character development, with the breathing issues Myeong had back in the day being the only trait that really gets any attention. Oh, I guess we can say that Seonho was more popular and Myeong was more of a loner, but that's still not saying much. And it's great that the author didn't want to make unrealistically quirky characters, but if they're just going to be normal people then we readers need to see more of their lives to get to know them. And maybe that's just not feasible in such a short story.

I feel like the artwork relies on the coloring to be at all pleasant. The linework is basic and at times skews things badly. Shoulders are drawn like there are shoulder-pads poking out. Shoes tilt up at weird angles. Eyes will sometimes look too deep in the head. The jugular veins feel very accentuated. Sometimes, it seems like there's not quite enough lines and that something is missing. The kissing looks a little awkward because of how simplistic the lines are. But, mmm, the abs look nice. A variety of shading techniques are included, including an ugly grainy style, blurring in the backgrounds, and a shading style (like on the pillows) which just feels out of place with the rest of the art. In general, it's blindingly bright and I don't like the way fe draws the light shimmering off stuff. But, the way the transparency and contours of the water droplets is drawn is really pretty.

If you're in the mood for a sex scene with a sprinkling of romance thrown in, then this might be worth the read. But if you primarily want a romance with maybe a sprinkling of sex, then I doubt this would be satisfying.

4/10 story
4/10 art
4/10 characters
4/10 overall
Bloom19's avatar
Sep 16, 2022

Some time ago I read this manga then yesterday I watched the anime and today I read it again! The anime is ofcourse amazing but there is somethings that you don't see in the animation and only can read! But they are both so freaking lovely and I am totally going to read it again haha! >///<

The extra chapters was adorable! <3

9/10 story
8/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
calalili's avatar
Mar 28, 2021

I absolutely love the art of this manga. While the story is short, it is beautiful. The characters' past and present are weaved together so well! Not a lot of spoken words but the imagery and the way the author lets you imagine the rest is... I cannot even find the right words.

8/10 story
10/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall