Luna is a manhwa from Bicira Hong, creator of Severe Trauma Center: Golden Hour. The fantasy story is quite interesting but I’m not sold quite yet.
|Creators||Bicira Hong [홍 비치라, Bichira HONG, HONG Bicira, ฮงบีชีรา, HONG Bichira] (Author & Artist)|
|Genre||Action, Body Switching, Drama, Fantasy, Mature Warning: Gore, Abuse, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural|
Wolf girl to the rescue!
Luna the wolf has been superstar Ryu’s best friend for ten years. Then one night, she turns into a human during a full moon. But her wolf instincts can’t be suppressed — especially when Ryu’s life is in danger.
Can she protect him from the wiles of his evil uncle, the CEO of his agency?Manta.net
Luna starts out with a relationship between our male lead, Ryu and his wolf, Luna. On their 10 year anniversary, Luna suddenly transforms into a human!
I must say I quite like the character design of Luna, she’s very cute. You can clearly see parallels to her wolf form, including her very strange haircut.
Both in wolf and human form, Luna hates Ryu’s uncle and his disgusting ways. Mainly because the uncle is very much money motivated, even to the point of selling Ryu to a disgusting woman to get investment money.
Ryu is an actor, so lying comes very easily to him in terms of who Luna is. Yet, it doesn’t take long for the uncle and Ryu’s manager finds out something is odd about Luna and Ryu.
Uncle is disgusting and wants to sell Ryu’s body to madam Choi for some investment money. Luna decides to save him and makes the uncle pay for his behaviour, which is kind of funny.
Now, I must say I’m not a huge fan of this manhwa for various reasons. Most of them stem from a sub-par and too straightforward plot.
I don’t hate it, but the plot seems quite ridiculous and stupid, despite it having potential to be quite good. It’s like they dropped the ball of such a good idea and let it become quite basic.
Luna and Ryu behaves quite stupidly and they don’t behave in a manner which you’d do if your dog transformed into a human. I’m not sure about you, but I wouldn’t be fine if my cat turned into a guy and started licking my face.
Not to mention, the dialogue and plot points are insanely over the top, making it a cringe-fest. I expect a romance story, end up with a human-esque thing fighting a brown bear. Only to have fellow wolf comrades come to the rescue, including the same wolf which the bear hurt in the past.
It’s just a bit too good to be true, which leaves it feeling stupid and like the author doesn’t take the audience as smart enough to figure out more intricate plots.
Recommendation: I’d say you can pass on this one without feeling too bad. The plot is pretty basic and the dialogue is cringy.