North x northwest [First Impression]

North x northwest [First Impression]

North X Northwest has been on my radar for awhile. Sadly, the plot is doing little in terms of impressing me.

Alt TitlesNorth by Northwest, 북북서로 진로를 돌려라, Bukbukseoro Jilloreul Dollyeora, North Northwest
CreatorsSong Yoon [송윤] (Author) – Yoon Yang [윤양] (Artist)
LicensedYes, Manta
AdaptedNovel probably
GenreActionComedy,  Drama, HistoricalRomance
North X Northwest
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North X Northwest Summary

Forbidden romance on the high seas!

It was all smooth sailing for Lil Schweiz, a famous pirate captain, until some shocking news almost threw her overboard.

The notorious Admiral Retiro, known for scalping and feeding his pirate captives to flesh-eating fish, is on his way…

And he’s coming for one thing only.

North X Northwest
Our female lead is a pirate captain, who uses a relic to change her gender. This means she’s a male pirate captain when she’s on the ship and a lass when she’s off it.

I wish I was liking this story but it’s not impressing me, sadly enough. Our female lead goes onto land to find out information about someone who is putting pirates out of business.

The plot is fine enough so far, but then the exposition crew comes. I swear, I can’t keep this much detail about this story in my head. It’s not interesting me at the start, so all information passes me by.

I suppose it makes sense she’d prefer to have a necklace where you can turn into a man, especially in those times. I feel like it’s a bit confusing and disappointing, though.

North X Northwest

Overall I feel like the story is both good and bad. I like it, and I don’t. Right now it feels like it’s a slow-paced one where nothing will happen. It doesn’t help our captain is also involved with someone else.

Something bad needs to happen for those two to split up. I’m not sure I’m eager to see that, since it’ll probably be death or betrayal.

Recommendation: So far it feels like it’s progressing slowly, but could be worth checking out.

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