Seasons of Blossom - Reviews

Alt title: Cheongchun Blossom

Seasons of Blossom
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upsidepenguin's avatar
Jun 9, 2021

Wonderful story and all main characters have great depth. Realistic and well-written relationship progression! Non-irritating and well-written drama! Plot that touches your heart, whether from cuteness or sadness.

I could really feel the spring youth feelings from this (who am I kidding, I'm still a youth lol). But really, it makes you feel like you've experienced one of those dreamy moments - the blushing faces, the shyness, the hesitance, the friendships, the awkwardness of youth, and just all in all youth blossoming.

To me, the relationships and their progressions are incredibly realistic, yet still makes your heart go badump. I loved loved loved the characters. They all had a lot of depth to them and they recognise their own short-comings. 

The characters are as realistic as they can be, while still being so very lovable. Bomi is always kind and nice, sometimes to the point of being too soft (but she's absolutely not dumb or plain naive! It's almost like she doubts people might have such bad intentions or she wants to please everyone)

Her best friend, Seonhui, may seem like the typical fake best friend at first, but she's absolutely not. She's the bestest friend - they're the bestest friends! And it's not the best friend kind where the webtoon makes them all misunderstood and totally naive. No, she is jealous, but it is made absolutely clear to us that Seonhui wouldn't stop being friends with Bomi just because of this. 

Jaemin may seem like the popular twofaced boy, but he is absolutely not that. He really is a genuinely good person. He also has a lot of depth. 

Jinyoung is my favourite person. He's not portrayed as a meek quiet kid or secretly badass quiet kid or something. Nah, he has no shame. He is openly blunt, but not unkind. He is the gamer kid, and he hangs out with his (what society deems to be) nerd friends. What's really unique is that the webtoon doesn't make him suddenly have a growth spurth or get handsomer over the summer or suddenly more attractive or whatever. It's really his personality that shines, and it's always shone right from the start. 

And you know, the webtoon actually portrays people falling for each other because of their conversations (bickering at first haha) and personalities. It's believable, and they all have flaws while still being so likeable. 

Yes, there are misunderstandings. But they don't drag on for long. The story's written in such a way that you're still a bit anxious for what happens next, but you're absolutely not irritated. I'd say the drama is written really well - yeah, there are conflicts, but they don't annoy you. Do the characters handle relationships a bit messily or let their emotions speak through their actions a bit? Yes, they do. But that's just a human thing. And the flaws are written in a way that they aren't annoying. Everything's resolved well!

Also, I have to mention its humour. It's really funny to me, and has definitely made me laugh out loud. 

And that's just the first season! The second season is also just as excellent.

Please do be aware that the second season is a lot heavier and deals with very heavy themes. The author handled the themes well and made me cry.

Great art, nothing to complain about here.

Read it! 

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
dealgerobelia's avatar
Jul 17, 2021

The characters feel really... you can say realistical.? The plot starts off as a cliche high school romance story or something like that. I think its funny in its own way and really cute. It also brings out the teenager felling of clichè... 

The first season had me getting second hand embarresment for the characters due to dramaaa <3. It's also pretty cute, and the first couple are pretty cute.

The second season was kind of slow and the progession went into dept to the topic of suicide. The plot wavers from the present to the past and to the present and ect. You have to pay attention if you want to understand the emotions and connect with the characters. It really gets deep and can get pretty triggering for some people, so i would advise you to not read it if you are sensitive to mental health issues, trauma, self-harm, suicide, and self-loathing.

The story itself is pretty well written to the point where the characters feels too real. This is some powerful writing so again, i would refrain from reading it if you are sensitive to the topic of suicuide. 

9/10 story
9/10 art
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
justawaa6's avatar
Jun 13, 2021

The characters are written very well. The art is great and the story uses tropes very well in a way it doesn't become cliché. The secon season is a lot heavier than the first. I'm corious about the bullied kid. The winter and autumn part will be way darker i think.

9/10 story
8/10 art
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
yangles100's avatar
Sep 28, 2021

will keep this review short and sweet, it's very light hearted in the beginning which is what intrigued me to start reading it in the first place, and not to mention the cute art style. then the second arc/season is what made me more emotionally tied to the story, dare i say i prefer the relationship that unfolds in hamin's flower than i do in bomi's flower. overall you won't regret reading this, it's probably my favourite webtoon right now and the way the writer (hongduck) and the illustrator (nemone) are able to tell these character's stories is so beautiful, so yeah, please read it!

10/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Dondokin's avatar
Oct 21, 2021

Everything about this manga is done right.  The art and character designs leaves each MC and supporters distinct right after first glance.  The characters all have motivations and stories that inform their decisions.  There are very few angsty miscommunications and the majority of the story is people experiencing growth.  Great fun romances that remind me of "girls in their savage season."  Just so good.

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