I Love Yoo - Reviews

I Love Yoo
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AyumiVk's avatar
Aug 11, 2018

So, to start, I have been reading "I love Yoo" since 2016 when the creator, Quimchee, was still publishing it on the non featured webtoons side also known as discover on webtoons.com. I'm saying this because i may seem biased from what i have to say as i have already grown an huge attachment to the story and its characters during the last 2 years.

STORY: The story starts off with our main female protagonist, Shinae, that doesn't have any interest in romance nor love. Since i have already watched and read a lot of stories with the same type of main character, i would assume Shinae would obviously happen to meet this amazing character and start to fall in love with them since it has a romance tag and everything.. but guess what, it's not even really that what happens! This story gets away from a lot of romance stories cliches and tries to be it's own thing, and an original and interesting story is all what i would want for it to grab my attention.

Shinae does of course meet other male characters who are kind of her love interests, but... she doesn't start to see love has a different thing mainly because she has her own personal problems as her life isn't always fair. I would even say romance is just a side genre and this story real main genre is drama, actually done pretty well which i appreciate. Plus, the passing is good.

ART: It's great, i love how different from other ones it is and how it improved since the start. The characters expressions are super nicely drown to the point that you can feel their pain, their joy, ... all of their feelings, really. The only thing i would complain about is that sometimes the art feels a little bit inconsistent but it can be just me, and i know Quimchee has now a time limite to draw each chapter since they tend to come out every week.

CHARACTERS: This is probably, other than story wise, I Love Yoo's strongest cathegory. Each character feels like their own and not like a copy paste of others like how i sometimes can be reading some other weebtoon/manga and list multiple characters that are 100% just like the protagonist.. this just doesn't happen here, well, aside from Kousuke's character maybe since he really didn't receive much development yet.

Let's start with Shinae; She's a independent and strong girl, knows what she wants most of the times and goes for it even if there are multiple obstacles she must pass through first. She doesn't care much about what other people think about her or even if they make fun of her persona.. but of course, she too keeps a lot for herself and because of that has to let it out from time to time at certain points. Shinae and another character (Yeonggi) are characters i can admire a lot and even take inspiration from. 

Next we got Yeonggi /or Nol/, a character that even if smiling all the time still has a lot hiding inside, what makes his happy persona seem fake since he even has this mysteryous aura that appears from time to time. I believe his boy has suffered a lot since he was born and i can't wait to find what happened to him that made him be like this. That aside, Yeonggi is just the perfect friend everyone would like to have on their lives, someone that cares for you even if you yourlsef are not aware or don't give him any or enough credit for it. And he's my favorite character since day one, so he's best boy on my list too.

And finally, Kousuke, Yeonggi's brother. Even if cold on the surface he can be super caring thowards Shinae as he starts to get somewhat closer to her. As of now i would say he's the character from the main trio with the least development while being the second with the most screentime (just behind Shinae). I would like to see this change and see more into his own story but i know i will because Quimchee is that author that never dissapoints. I would too say he's my least favorite of the main three too, but that doesn't mean i dislike him, to be honest, i'm super neutral towards this character since he can too be sometimes rude and selfish and i don't think knowing more about him would make me forget how he treats others or acts sometimes.. but that's just me.

As for shipping this may not come out as a surprise after you've read all of this but i really love the chemestry Shinae and Yeonggi have together. He's the only one who can make all of Shinae's negative emotions she keeps to herself come out, while she's the only one who tries to understand him. I wouldn't like to drag other ships here but i must say this, while Kousuke cares for her too, the caring Yeonggi has for Shinae is on a total different level and at least at the point the story is right now, i don't think she would open up to Kou like she does to Yeonggi so easly.

If she does end up with the older brother i will feel kind of dissapointed i must say but it will not make much of a diference since the story is just simply great on its own.

Overall, i give this webtoon a 10 and i don't think it will change too. Thank you for reading this review until this far!

10/10 story
9.5/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
teddylovesme's avatar
Jun 23, 2018

This webtoon has made my heart flutter having to basically have 3rd person point of view. Showing why she is feeling very..tense at times reminding her of things yet she is a strong lady maybe not physically but mentally. 

Loving the parts where they are really having to say f*** and S** is what makes the story more entertaining especially coming out of a girl character knowing that many webtoons are afraid of getting reported I Love Yoo is, in fact, the opposite and I am intrigued by it. Very cocky I would say. Though I really want to hold my hands and not type too much for being afraid of spoiling the webtoon I just have to say WOW!!!!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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wuchenti's avatar
Dec 4, 2019

Super good manga. Character's personalities and backgrounds are well developed and thought through. This is a type of manga that when you get an update you have no choice but to immediatly click and read. 100% one of the best mangas developed and published!!!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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Pantapatata's avatar
Jul 5, 2020

SUPER MINOR SPOILERS (Not really, I just discuss about the gerneral direction of the webtoon)

It's been a little while since I last read it, but since there's no recent reviews for this webtoon, I'll make one.

So, first of all, this story is absolutely halarious. Even when I wasn't feeling the webtoon, I just couldn't stop laughing. Like, actually, if you need a good funny story that is not fully comedy, I reccommend you to read this on. As of the time I am writing this, the webtoon has 130 chapters I think and it's on break. And, that brings me to my next point.

I'm starting to feel as if it's getting dragged. Or it has too many filler chapters, y'know? At this point, it takes like 7 chapters just to complete one tiny meeting. And it's getting annoying. Like really annoying.

Now, even though I'm saying all these bad stuff, I would reccommend this webbtoon. All I'm saying is that if you like how it is in the beginning, but the end it's nothing close to that.

EDIT: So I thought about it bit more and I probably should give it a higher review. Re-reading a few chapters, I realized how funny it can be sometimes. And I do like the fact that it doesn't focus all on romance, but I do miss the light-hearted feel towards this.

8/10 story
8.5/10 art
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
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Viktoria21's avatar
Oct 11, 2019

Awesome female lead whose stregth is displayed in the way she deals with each events in her life. Without stable parental support, friends who do not really see her worth, and financial struggles, Shin-ae is truly exceptional. The story in fact makes everything look normal as Shin-ae accepts her unlucky side but refuses to let anything or anyone trample on her.  A true iron lady there albeit with a really cute side. 

It is well worth to note the manner in which the mangaka prevents the plot from sliding into a depressing mode as Shin-ae meets new people and starts to work, eventually striving to rise above all of her predicaments. I have never read a story where the words ''rising from the ashes'' were more fitting. And the art is simply gorgeous!

9.5/10 story
10/10 art
9.5/10 characters
9.5/10 overall
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