100% Perfect Girl [Update!!]

100% Perfect Girl- Jarte and Jay

I read Haruka Murakami’s 100% Perfect Girl after hearing about this manhwa. It’s a story about a guy finding his one true love- the one hundred percent perfect girl for him. She wasn’t unbelievably beautiful or attractive… But she was perfect for him. In the end, they weren’t for each other. They didn’t seize the chance to be together and relied on ‘fate’ to do its wonders.

Everything about the story is heart breaking… and even though this manhwa is about that story, it defied and corrected all the ‘mistakes’ the protagonist committed in the story. Jarte never let go of Jay. He never fell in love with anybody else, be it a 80%, 32% or 99%. Never. He gave his all for Jay and in the process, he began to lose himself.

This manhwa isn’t well written. Weird choice of words and cliche storylines. And what’s really annoying is the girl always gets kidnapped and always ran away. And! And! What’s really annoying is every body falls in love with her! Seriously. Unlucky much?!

Truth be told, I would have preferred for them to forget about each other and move on… but then that wouldn’t be true love, would it?

Now, what I love about the story, even though it’s cliche, is that it keeps you going. It keeps you reading and hoping and pleading and crying and just… feeling. When you read it, it makes you want to believe in true love and that you can really love a person so much. I know many people would think it’s a very unhealthy relationship. Hell, I feel the same way. But I guess that’s just love, right? And true, as many people had said, it’s full of drama and all this nonsense really. But I don’t know, if you take Jarte, Jay and the other characters away and look at them one by one, you’re gonna want to puke and kill yourself for reading this coz it’s too horrible (that’s extreme hyperbole people. hyperbole only!). Same goes for the story too. But look at it together… you’re gonna get something good: True love.

The characters are quite believable, even after all the drama and the anguish, the ‘psychoness…’ Still believable. A little more character development for the others I think would be better. I know for others Jarte may seem crazy, but that’s what the manhwa is about. Going crazy because of the fear of losing the one you love.

Over all the manhwa is worth the time, the download, the money, everything. It may not be the best storyline or character development, but the over all feel and experience is a must. It just makes you feel alive and loved, you know?

So, a 7/10 to a 9/10 if I’m feeling really generous. Safe bet? 8/10.

BTW, here’s a link to the story: 100% Perfect Girl

100% Perfect Girl Info:

100% Perfect Girl

100% Perfect Girl

100% Perfect Girl

Synopsis
Jay Jin is the headstrong teenage rebel, determined to prove she’s serious about making art. J. Max is the tall debonair foreigner, in Korea on business, with more–much more–to his background than he lets on. On the surface, it would seem as though Jay and J. have nothing in common…until a chance encounter in a hotel lobby sparks a mysterious attraction. Will true love prove strong enough to overcome the language barrier, not to mention the thousands of miles separating two attractive people? Then there are the interventions of friends and family who think they know best… as well as a disastrous encounter with spicy chicken kebab! A giddy romantic fable for our ever-shrinking world, 100% Perfect Girl demonstrates the power of chemistry to conquer all. (Source: Netcomics)

Review
Ok. First of all, the synopsis is quite wrong. Jay isn’t in love with J. Max. She actually said that she was only attracted to his face. Ouch.

Now, for the review, the story is somewhat original and typical. Typical because, perfect guy fell in love with not-so-perfect girl. Original because not-so-perfect girl is not in love with perfect guy. Honestly, this twist caught me off guard. I don’t really know why this manhwa is on my list, but I definitely didn’t know about this part. So, anyway, this really kept me going. But aside from that, the pacing is kinda quick and lacking. It’s like: “Whoa! How did that happen?” It’s like things just became that way without the manhwa artist building up a situation to be the cause of it.

The characters are all good looking. J. Max actually looks like Nao in Can’t Lose You, which I find a plus for this manhwa since I love Nao. Anyway, aside from al being good looking, they are also all annoying characters without a specific character/ attitude. Try going as far as Chapter 10, the only things you’ll learn about them are Jay is a very irritating girl who is also a sadist to the masochistic and typical perfect guy J. Max. And J. Max’s assistant, body guard and another weird kid are all characters with free lancing characters. WHat I mean is, you can’t describe how they are. TO explain it more, they all just change. The assistant is a hopeless romantic but he refuses to help his master who is in love and has romantic way of showing. Contradicting… So, what I mean is, with a lot of chapters, there are really a slow character development.

Over all, Can’t Lose You is definitely on a different level than this one. There’s a lot of filler chapters…

Score is 7.5/10 .