Orange is the New Marmalade… Or a post about a pretty good Manhwa.

This is the red headed girl I talk about at the end of this post. ooo you probably reaaaally want to read it to find out who she is now huh?

This is the red headed girl I talk about at the end of this post. ooo you probably reaaaally want to read it to find out who she is now huh?

So I’m not sure if this manhwa is even finished, but the last chapter definitely rounded it off, tied up MOST loose ends, and skipped ahead like 2 years within the last 4 pages to give an untitled epilogue, so I’m pretty sure it’s done.

Anyway, if you haven’t read Orange Marmalade, go ahead and read those 120 or so chapters and get back to me.

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Already done? What? You didn’t go and do that? Your loss. Spoilers for you then

I haven’t really read jack shit for the past ever, but I had a computer handy for about a week or so, and as life has proven, if you give me a functional computer with internet connection that is at least somewhat passable, then I’m going to read some manga (or in this case, manhwa). And with the computer I had, I did just that, and I was able to happily polish off Orange Marmalade, a comic about a vampire girl or something and she cries a lot so it’s cool. Gotta love those crying girls!

Google "Orange Marmalade Manhwa" and you will find tons of similar pictures.

Google “Orange Marmalade Manhwa” and you will find tons of similar pictures.

Time for some spoilerific chides from my reading experience.

First off, in case you didn’t read, the actions of society in general was batshit crazy. Vampires in this story are generally viewed as monsters. They have rights and stuff, but if it’s found that you’re a vampire, you’re most likely going to get run out of town. Poor little Ma Ri just wants to be normal! Well tough shit bitch.

In Ma Ri’s case, almost none of her friends know she’s a vampire. After gaining popularity and being generally accepted, it’s let slip that she’s a vamp, and the whole school (even her friends) gang up on her, try to get her booted from town, and even chuck bags of blood on her, all despite knowing her on a personal level for over a year and establishing close relationships with her. True, there was a vampire attack a day earlier (which turned out to have actually been done by a human), but that really doesn’t give the entire school an excuse to act like the biggest shit heads on the planet. like one vampire kills a human and everyone loses their shit, but it’s totally fine if another human kills another human. This society is filled with idiots.

And then, after it’s learned that the “vampire attack” was indeed masterminded by some homeless looking human, suddenly EVERYONE IS IN SUPPORT OF VAMPIRES AND PASSING LAWS TO GIVE THEM RIGHTS. Like wtf 10 second ago the entire country wanted them all dead and now they want all vampires to be rewarded. Makes no sense. Ma Ri’s class, after feeling bad about torturing a girl to the point of attempted suicide, decide that writing a letter of apology is fine, and they do that, clearing their conscious, as Ma Ri actually accepts the apology.

To sum it up. Ma Ri is an idiot. Society is an idiot. And if you ask me, this story should have ended with Ma Ri’s successful suicide and everyone in the whole world feeling like assholes that they drove an innocent girl to do this. This feeling would be a good cause for them to take initiative in getting more respect for vampires, and it would have been better.

Still, very enjoyable from beginning to end. Would’ve liked to know what happened to Han Si Hoo or whatever that silver-haired vampire was called and that red-headed girl. Still…

FINAL GRADE = 5

 

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8 thoughts on “Orange is the New Marmalade… Or a post about a pretty good Manhwa.

  1. “So I’m not sure if this manhwa is even finished, but the last chapter definitely rounded it off”
    wat

    “This society is filled with idiots.

    And then, after it’s learned that the “vampire attack” was indeed masterminded by some homeless looking human, suddenly EVERYONE IS IN SUPPORT OF VAMPIRES AND PASSING LAWS TO GIVE THEM RIGHTS. Like wtf 10 second ago the entire country wanted them all dead and now they want all vampires to be rewarded.”

    Yes, this was stupid as shit. Over the top bullshit in the name of melodrama. Par for the course for Koreans (jk not all of them are this bad; this author’s first work was actually so terrible I can’t believe it existed)

    “And if you ask me, this story should have ended with Ma Ri’s successful suicide and everyone in the whole world feeling like assholes that they drove an innocent girl to do this. This feeling would be a good cause for them to take initiative in getting more respect for vampires, and it would have been better.”

    Yeah, pretty much.

    What I also thought was stupid was that the vampires kept having kids. “Hmm, vampires are treated like shit by everyone and if anyone ever finds out we have to move. I want to have kids to put them through that!” And then when Ma Ri gets pissed at her parents for essentially doing this they have sadface like we’re supposed to feel sorry for them. No, you fucks, you’re the assholes.
    Of course, people do this in reality too. “Can’t afford to eat… LET’S HAVE 40 CHILDREN SO THEY CAN ALL STARVE TOO LOL!!!” Jesus christ someone start some genocide

  2. “(jk not all of them are this bad; this author’s first work was actually so terrible I can’t believe it existed)” uh What I meant was that this author still has some shittiness in his/her system that seeped through into this story as well. I give them another couple stories to poop it all out.

    Jae Min’s reaction to Ma Ri was also fuck retarded, as well as the fact that his mother never told him about what happened. Yeah, your son is sure gonna forgive you if you don’t fucking tell him anything.

  3. I remember I tried to read this a while back (like 2-3 years) and just kind of stopped because I didn’t like the format and how awkward the chapters were. Granted that may have been because I was on a shitty smartphone. Shame on me.

    • Yes shitty fartphone may do that. I kid of liked the format where you essentially scroll down for a while and dont have to wait for page reloads as much. Took some getting used to I’ll admit.

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