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

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Filipino Live Actions: Princess Sarah and Cedie

Thinking about it now, there were good live actions made from the Philippines that I would never in my life know that it’s a live action. Come on. Philippines isn’t exactly the best country even for its people you know.

Anyway, back in 1995 ABS CBN made a live action film called Sarah Ang Munting Prinsesa, literally translating to Sarah, The Little Princess. Few information can be found about it and I can’t really remember everything that happened in the film, but I assure you, it was a really good film. Below is the poster that I was able to find. That girl there, is one of the best child actors in the Philippines during those times. Here’s something about it.

Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa
Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa
Alternative Titles
Filipino: Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa
English: Princess Sarah

Other Information
Genres: Tragedy, Slice of Life
Director: Romy Suzara
Broadcast Network: ABS-CBN

Synopsis
Sarah Crewe (Camille Pratts) was born in India, and now she’s board schooling in England. Sarah then, quickly becomes the centre of attention at school. Befriends almost all students, excluding LaviƱa (Angelica Pedersen) and her friends, even Becky (Angelica Panganiban), the school skivvy. On Sarah’s birthday sadly, someone said that her father had died in the war. Yearning for money, Ms. Minchin turned to Sarah and gets all of her possessions, and throw her away in the attic for her room. In the end, her father’s friend discovered that his friend’s daughter that they’ve been searching for so long lived next door, and so, he gets the chance to give her a good life, as to her father’s kindness of saving his life.

Review
Giving this movie a review now will not do it justice, since it’s been a long time. But it’s a good film that’s worth watching.


Another live action is Cedie. The kid in the picture is Tom Taus, another known child actor in the Philippines back then. I watched this and Princess Sarah before.

Cedie

Cedie

Other Information
Director: Romy Suzara
Broadcast Network: ABS-CBN

Cast
Tom Taus as Cedie

Synopsis
The story concerns an American boy named Cedie Erol, who at an early age finds that he is the sole heir to a British earldom and leaves New York to take up residence in his ancestral castle, where, after some initial resistance, he is joined by his middle-class mother, the widow of the late heir. His grandfather, the Earl of Dorincourt, intends to teach the boy to become an aristocrat, but Cedie inadvertently teaches his grandfather compassion and social justice and the artless simplicity and motherly love of Dearest warms his heart.(The Internet Movie Database)

Review
Giving this movie a review now will not do it justice, since it’s been a long time. But seriously, it was good. The actors are all professionals and the film was just, great. The effects were good for a film of 1996.

Here’s some links to the anime of Cedie and Princess Sarah