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Couple, Volume 1

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Couple, Volume 1

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Young Ho Han, junior year at Suh Kang University looks to be a nice
vacation after a year of military service, especially since for the
first time ever he'll be living in his very own apartment! Yes, a
bachelor's life is great --- plenty of space, no need to clean up
after yourself, plenty of dried ramen noodles, and no worries or
responsibilities. That's until a cute freshman girl collapses on
Young Ho's doorstep with a high fever, no money, and no place to
go.


Yu Mi Yu is a poor farmer's daughter who came to Seoul for school
and managed to lose a year's worth of rent money and all her
belongings on the first day. Young Ho takes her in for a night, and
soon finds himself caught on the horns of a dilemma --- send Yu Mi
back home in disgrace, or let her move into his apartment as an
unofficial housemate? Yu Mi will do almost anything to stay in the
city, but Young Ho's not so sure it's a good idea for a girl to
live in close proximity to teenage boys who have very little
self-control...himself included!


This Korean story is as cute as its characters, illustrating the
pitfalls of college social life and apartment hunting, which are
apparently common to all students no matter what country they're
living in. Some gentle sexual tension and toilet humor actually add
to the story's believability --- this story is best read by
highschoolers and up, who can sympathize with Young Ho's
predicament and are looking forward to college life
themselves.


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Reviewed by Alison Kotin on October 18, 2011

Couple, Volume 1
by Jae Sung Park

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2007
  • Genres: Comic Books
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CPM Manhwa
  • ISBN-10: 1586649515
  • ISBN-13: 9781586649517