A story full of adorable goofballs.
- Title: Nice To Meet You
- Author & Artist: Wishroomness
- Story: 9 out of 10
- Art: 9 out of 10
- Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Slice of Life
- Status: Ongoing
- Overall rating: 9.5 out of 10
*Story /Art/ Overall rating might change in the future depending on the future chapters. Since this webtoon is currently on-going.
As a single bean, Valentine’s day feels nothing special. But sometimes it does awakens the hopeless romantic inside me who loves the idea of love. So to quench the lack of romance in my life I… read about it instead.
But the problem is, romance is not a genre that I usually read. Because of this, it becomes hard for me to find stories that are suited to my taste. I am very fussy over what I read.
Often time I overlook or only touch stories related to the ‘Romance’ tag when I have absolutely nothing else to read…
Cause I feel, most of the stories that are labeled as romance nowadays are basically overdramatic love triangles. With the world dying and everything else thrown in the mix just for the sake of drama. They feel heavy and filled with unnecessary drama, to me. And honestly, that does get tiring. And repetitive and boring. Hence why I avoid the genre altogether.
However, every once in a blue moon I find stories that have the true essence of romance. I don’t mind the world dying that is thrown in with the romance but when a story specifically have the word ‘Romance’ as a genre you would expect it to have actual romance in it.
This is the Webtoon that has left me broke.
What I like about Nice To Meet You is that it makes me feel very happy(?). At the end of every chapter – except those with intentional riveting cliffhangers – I would be smiling like a fool.
And that is one of the best feelings in the world. As a reader, to be able to find stories that I enjoy so much that it brings me that much joy and happiness, is really rare.
These are the type of stories that I want to read. Stories that make me smile as I read them. This is the reason why I started reading in the first place, why I enjoyed romance or why comedy is one of my favorite genres. And sometimes with action, horror, mystery and thriller – the genres that I usually read – I forget how this feels like. So amidst them Nice to Meet You feels like a breath of fresh air.
So at this point, you probably guessed that, this review is basically me gushing about Nice To Meet You. Oh, well…
The story follows two characters. Mew and Daze- pronounced like Days as in a week, Daze. DA-IZ.
The official synopsis barely touches how amazing Nice To Meet You Really is.
“A ditsy university student Mew finds a lost student card. Instead of doing the sensible thing, Mew decides to let fate take the wheel and try something silly. Little did she know, she would be confronting the owner of the card, Daze who has some things to say about what she did. Did Mew make the biggest mistake of her life? or the best decision of her life? Follow these two adorable goofballs to find out!” – Source Line Webtoon.
A things that I love about this webtoon is how well it is written. We are shown a very realistic portrayal of characters and people in general. The emotions and their decisions are all very ‘realistic’
Friendship, jealousy, and normalness of everyday life, Nice To Meet You really captures that.
Though the story is about Mew and Daze, we get to meet an array of different characters. All of them have their merit and flaws.
Of them, Wyn is definitely my favorite. I – don’t drag me for this – somehow relate to him. Especially there is this conversation – I am not going to give much detail about it as that would be a spoiler, so I would give an abridged version of it.
In this conversation, he talks about how he doesn’t understand the feeling of being in love romantically. And that was a very refreshing thing to read. And as an Aromantic I felt like I was being understood.
Though we don’t know if he is an Aromantic or not, that whole conversation was one of my favorites. It felt very real and something I might have had with my friends. I don’t know if the author had that in mind or not, but… That was one of my ‘it’ moment in Nice To Meet You.
Wyn is also the official captain of our ship. So stan Wyn.
Also the character of Mew is very, very well written. She not some damsel in distress or some shero. She is a mature, slightly naive young adult. She is optimistic and shy but strong enough to handle her own problems. We honestly don’t have enough Female-leads like this.
And the same thing with other characters as well, they all have a very human-like reaction. That is something that makes both Nice To Meet You unique and interesting to read.
And look at them…Do I need to say more?
The art is very distinctive. When I saw the art for the first time it felt like chibi art but in a mature manner? I don’t know how to describe it. The author definitely has a very specific art style. And it complements the story a lot. Use of light and vibrant colors really set the mood for the dramatic sessions.
Until next time, happy reading! And a happy valentine day!