In the first 5 volumes of Click, I was able to pretend there was some Yuri and have therefore reviewed it. In Volume 6, there is none; the one “Yuri” character has disappeared from the narrative – literally. A few times someone comments, “gee where is she?” and is met with the complete and total unconcern of any of the main characters. So much for Heewon. She got a panel or three eventually, but no one really cares that the “beeyotch” is missing.
So today I’m going to use my review to “beeyotch” about something apparently inconsequential. The icky-making bad translation of “gay sex” terms in manga and manhwa.
You know, there’s this whole Internet thing, which *ought* to be able to help manga companies (who somehow manage to employ not one single gay person among their staff) to get the right equivalents to things like Uke and Seme, Tachi or Neko. But. Apparently Not.
When ADV and Infinity translated Yuri as “girl-on-girl” I assumed that it was LoserFanBoy-itis and laziness combined to not give a fuck. What do I blame “catcher” on? Seriously? “Catcher?” Is it that no one at Netcomics knows the term “Bottom” or did they think this was funnier? Is this a literal translation for the term in Korean? I don’t know. All I know was that every single time someone threw “…and you’re the catcher, no less” at someone else as an insult, I squirmed in discomfort. First of all, I can’t think of a single thing bad about being a bottom. Or a top, or anything. It’s just sex, for pity’s sake! What *is* the big deal about who is on top?
Secondly, the fact that on the one hand, there’s a doctor admonishing Jinhoo (whom I loathe) on the one hand that being gay is rare, but not perverted and on the other, there’s every single character throwing accusations of gayness around like it’s a booger. Gah. And the rare line….? Gauchet’s Disease is rare. Gayness, not rare. Just not a majority. A minority is not the same thing as “rare.”
The only character I like in this series is Taehyun. He is so much better a man than Jinhoo that at this point I want him to find someone not in this series at all and live happily every after with someone who would never grace the pages of this story.
Oh, and Fake BL. Joonha is a a girl, as we mention like every other panel, so there is no Boy’s Love in this series and the whole fakey BL thing is absolutely gag-making.
So, so very done with being the “catcher” here. I think I’ll “pitch” this manhwa into the circular file.
Art – hasn’t gotten better, which you’d think it ought to
Story – same
Characters – same
Yuri – .1 (Since we have to assume Heewon is still pining for Joonha)
BL Service – This would be the only reason to read this
Overall – N/A I can’t even rate it. I’m striking it from my memory. (Hear that brain? Make it so!)
The one truly wonderful thing about this manhwa is that it provides me with a brand new Okazu Hero, Nadia C.! Nadia, email me at anilesbocon01 at hotmail dot com for your Okazu Hero badge, suitable for display on social media profiles and websites!