Obey Me - Reviews

Alt title: Bokjonghaneun Bangbeop

Obey Me
annaiou's avatar
Jul 29, 2019

Giving this a two feels generous to be honest. It's a very odd experience and I'm interested to see where it'll go. It's so uncomfortable. At least with Killing Stalking the characters had development, yet this is as basic as it gets. It's fetishizing gay men once more, this time more kinky. The art is very weird and everything about this is disturbing. I don't understand why anyone would like this.

5/10 story
3/10 art
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
Lhochi666's avatar
Jun 21, 2020

Okay so there isn't many reviews for this so I'm here to add to that. Obey me is a yaoi that was similar themes to 'Killing stalking' yet being more personal to the main character. Speaking of the characters, there isn't a lot of development but there are definitely likeable and kinda cute. Don't judge me lol. The manga isn't scary and it didn't suprise me in a way to call it a horror yet it didn't make my stomach flutter looking at any of the cute scenes, because there was none. The art is pretty okay aswell, nothing great but definitely new and interesting. 

overall I would read it, it is worth the time to read and it's a very mediocre yaoi yet if you like dark themes that could be offensive to others take a read. :))

5/10 story
6/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall
YaoiGodAbove20's avatar
Jan 9, 2021

I know what I signed up for when I heard the title but on the contrary the cover looks pretty tamed that's how I got into it. Turns out it's just another cluster of knockoff regurgitated ideas from Killing Stalking, Warehouse, and False memories. 

The root causes for the characters' behaviours are shallow, Gyuh-wool's just another cheap psycho stalker whose reason for this obsessiveness is his *ahem* love-deprived childhood. He's also gifted with incredible psycho stamina (ie: leg strength) that could pounce on you even after getting thrusted with a knife several times. 

In this world, money also seems to be the most effective asset for moral corruption since: ya can use it on a thug starving for money (typical, yes), a dad who easily believes in the existence of dubious organisations meant for "socialising" (how naive), hiring an unfeeling sushi chef (that could still retain a blank expression after gazing at food sex), and bribing the court to get you released from custody (ok I lost hope on this one) for the sake of an ending that should stick close to its title. 

I was gonna give it a 3 but I added a 0.5 because the conveyor belt sushi snac scene is sexy in its own right IF written in a standalone style and not misplaced in this story.

?/10 story
?/10 art
?/10 characters
3.5/10 overall
Ravenreviews's avatar
May 18, 2021

A few things to note, unless you are a writer and/or an actor you will not be able to understand how someone wrote this. If you don't understand allusion it will be hard to understand the storyline and ending.   

Rating’s if you don’t want slight spoilers 

Deliverance of story 8.5/10

Storyline 7.5/10

Characters Overall 5.7/10 

Overall Rating 7.2/10 

Possibility of small Spoiler below⤵️   

Moving on, overall I feel like the deliverance of the story was an 8.5/10 I didn't give it a 10/10 because of the hard-to-read moments, which could be because of translation errors. Even though it had these errors it wasn't hard to decipher. 

I would give the storyline a 7.5/10 because of the true horror it brings (docked points for r*pe scenes but it, unfortunately, makes it more realistic). I gave this a higher ranking than expecting because it is terrifyingly realistic. It makes you sick to your stomach because this can happen in real life. Yes, some scenes are more on the unrealistic side, yet the realism in the rest of the manhwa overshadows it.

I would give the characters an overall score of 5.7/10 I felt as if they needed more to them, specifically Hayan. If it was a 45+ Chapter story we could have seen more development and more of each character’s backstory like Hoyeon.  

Finally, I feel as if there needs to be an explanation for why a psychological exam, presumably, wasn't done on any of them and why they were sent to jail.  There also needs to be a further explanation regarding why Gyuh-Wool wanted to hold his pee in at the beginning of the story (I thought it was a kink at first yet he is disgusted by Jinyoo’s pee later on). 

I would give it a 2.5/10 if we consider it to be yaoi alone, yet it is not, it is a psychological thriller, which is meant to make you sick to your stomach and terrified. So, with all of the factors previously listed taken into account, I would give this manhwa a 7.2/10.

7.5/10 story
9/10 art
5.7/10 characters
7/10 overall
simpfordedy's avatar
Jan 4, 2021

It's similar in many ways to the manga 'Killing Stalking' only it was a bit more personalized for the main character.  The plot was sloppy and the behaviors of the characters would confuse you (they need a lot more development). This for sure fits into the psychological genre. There are some areas where you might feel uncomfortable and disgusted to the point where you don't want to read anymore but the feeling of wanting to know what will happen next will push you to read more. If you are not the type to enjoy gruesome scenes I don't recommend it. I somewhat enjoyed this manhua and I hope there will be a  second season- that is if there is one that I don't know about- because I'm intrigued by what happened at the convenience store.  

7.5/10 story
9/10 art
6/10 characters
6.9/10 overall