Haesoo is a cynical writer of a romance column, while Joowon, his former stepbrother, is a famous actor. The two go way back - thrust together when their parents remarried, their relationship is far from simple. Brothers? Soulmates? Friends with benefits? Or nothing at all? Theirs is a delicate balance between lust and loathing, dating and breaking up, irritation and infatuation. When the mysterious photographer “K” takes an interest in Haesoo, events begin to spiral out of control. As the lines between art and reality become increasingly blurred, what direction will this story take? Cheap romance? Sensual erotica? Or something much more twisted?
i can't get over how amazing this manga is, the art is by far the best i've seen i've been searching for mangas with a similar artstyle but i'm having no look. the characters are super realistic and the mystery of who'll end up with who is too much for my poor little heart-
Spoiler Free Review ~ This is in my opinion, one of the best yaoi manga / manhwa out there. The writing is actually good and it doesn't feel like it was slapped together last second. The only thing I would look out for is that it's super frustrating and depressing. The pace gets slower overtime and we're expected to understand the characters. The dark, sophisticated, and mature theme makes this feel a lot more realistic and interesting. Another thing, it's actually a slight mystery who the protagonist is going to end up with. I absolutely hate it when manga or anime give it away from the start. In my opinion, all of the characters are toxic as hell and are the farthest things from perfect, but that's what makes them feel like actual characters. They all have their own faults, interests, preferences, etc. All their actions have a reason and aren't just through a sudden whim (although some of them are questionable at first). Their interactions with one another and inner thoughts aren't dumb, cliche, or melodramatic. (Bonus : they're also all hot lmao) The art is a m a z i n g, and so are the R rated scenes lmao. I have no complaints, it has it's own sense of individuality and accompanies the theme and concept well.
Love or Hate is a story of 3 men who while they don't have anything in common they're immediately connected because of they're work and not only. Haesoo is a freelancer writer that works for a gossip magazine. Joowon is a new famous actor. Haesoo and Joowon are former step brothers, their parents were previously married and now divorced but those two still stay in contact even after many years have passed. Despite them once being brothers they formed a forbidden relationship without ever defining what exactly it means to them. Suddenly a mysterious photographer appears and asks from Haesoo to take his interview, even though he always stayed away from any publicity till now. That puts the unspecified relationship between Haesoo and Joowon into many challenges. The story is simple, it's doesn't having many complicated twists and its based on the feelings of the protagonists and how they react to certain situations and their relationships with each other. The protagonists are forced to deal with their uncertain feelings without always reaching to an outcome. The first season mainly focuses on explaining how their lives are so far and explaining the relationships between them. It is a mix of a sensual and psychological drama. The art is really beautiful and detailed. The characters all have unique features and beauty. It balances between erotic and pure art and it doesn't get boring. It really completes the simple plot and gives to the manhwa a nice spice. The characters are well made, with solid personalities and background stories. Even though this is a BL manhwa, the characters are strong and the don't get lost into the erotic plot. You catch yourself to want to see the protagonists outside the sensual scenes and to learn more about them. Overall, this a great read for people who like the genre of BL and you get enough pleasing moments. You see the struggle of the 3 protagonists to keep their pride intact and deal with their emotions.
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