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Moon Boy, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

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Myung-Ee discovers that her eyes turn red when the moon rises because she is an "earth rabbit" being hunted by the "fox tribe" of the moon and is determined to save a classmate--also an earth rabbit--who knows nothing of his fate.

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Myung is a girl who's so much into the "looks" of the boys, despite the fact that she is only 11 years old. Yu-Da is the boy who's the center of all the girls of their class, but Myung doesn't really understand why. One day, Myung and Yu-Da get's into a fight, and they agree to meet at the back of the school to settle things down. However, Yu-Da never shows up...and from that day, it seems like nobody remembers the existance of Yu-Da, except for Myung. After 5 years, Myung bumps into Yu-Da at her new high school... Despite all these years while she tried not to forget about him, she finds out that Yu-Da does not remember her at all!

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Studio: Yen Press
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 15, 2006
Publisher   Ice Kunion
ISBN  895274604X  
ISBN13  9788952746047  

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Nothing deep, but fun, and well-drawn  Mar 29, 2008
I don't usually like shoujo/shounen manga. Their plots usually lack depth and drag on way too long (To Kill a Mockingbird has more value in one book than 23 volumes of Naruto or Fruits Basket or whatever)

This book's premise intrigued me, though, so I got the 1st volume on a lark. It's firmly a shoujo manga (with shounen cross-over appeal...there's some cool looking fight scenes and bloodyness in here). But it has some interesting plot-twists, and it's fun. I think the art style deserves special mention. It's really dynamic, not just some bland copycat stuff. Combined with the endearing "yay on getting your book published!" messages from fans in the back, and sketched fan art, it gives the book a sort of home-made, non-commercial feel...commercial as the plot and pacing is. Maybe it's because it's Korean.

It's not as deep as good seinen or classic manga. But if you want a fun fantastical adventure with schoolgirl romance, it seems recommendable. It's like, as a person who never reads shoujo manga, I hold this in my hands and think "This is probably better than other shoujo manga out there."

I'm definately getting the 2nd volume. Oh, and despite a lull, it's been picked up by a new publisher who's putting out volumes 4 and 5 this Fall, so it will be continued.

The only bad thing is that it could use more "moe" and female characters. But the average reader needn't worry about this, only the losers out there.
One of the few manhwa series that I really follow...  May 28, 2007
Unlike Lee Young-You's other work that left me with very little impresson (K2- not interested; Priceless- was okay but not worth my money). Moon Boy (or a.k.a. Monday Boy in Korean) caught my attention while being in Borders one day. The synoposis was enough to make me very curious about it. Reading most of the volume in Borders though really left me in hook, line, and sinker mode. It was very good so I bought it. Soon, I got volume 2 and the end of volume 2 was what really increased my interest in the story.

A lot of manhwa stories usually just jump right into the plot at the very first few pages of the first chapter. Moon Boy does it in a manga style way, except, Lee Young-You builds an intro that doesn't span a couple of pages. It spans one entire chapter. That impressed me enough.

Story synoposis-wise (if this site's version isn't enough): Myung-Ee Joo moves to a new city and attends a new high school. She has been boy crazy since fifth grade. When being showed around her new school by her new-found friend/classmate, Ya-Ho, Myung-Ee comes across a boy from her former grade school. Yu-Da Lee. Unfortunately to Myung-Ee's surprise, Yu-Da doesn't remember her from grade school. The answers as to why he doesn't remember her and how are the important key parts of the story but it doesn't end there. More characters are introduced throughout the series that will only build up more questions than answer them.

What to expect in Moon Boy:
- A good twist on the rabbit in the moon story.
- Character development
- The heroine is brave and has potentional in power. :D
- The hero isn't exactly a "hero"....or so we think for now.
- An intricate plot that spans several mysteries, twists, and questions.
- Cross-dressing (Can't live without that can we? :D)
- Fantasy/action type scenes
- Lots of funny parts.
- A love triangle (er, that's if ICEKunion's translation gets there)
- A crazy spy who can't stop thinking about girls.
- Spoofs off of Sailor Moon, Taekwon V, Charlie's Angels, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Cardcaptor Sakura
- The manhwaga actually putting in boy x boy fangirls into the story and toying with them.
- And much much more!

Since I've been obsessed with this series for almost an year, I am to open up a fan site very soon. ^^; (And yes, I am the same person who put the Moon Boy MMV on YouTube. Call me crazy obsess but yeah.)

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