A review of Jungle Juice which is also known for its excellent art style and story focusing around an x-men-like universe. It is a sci-fi action-thriller created by author Hyeong Eun and illustrated by a married couple called JUDER. This webtoon gives the reader an immersion into what it would be like to have the powers of insects, following the laws of the jungle where the biggest predator sits at the top of the throne. It is quite an enjoyable read and has an amazing storyline to follow. I would say this is a must-read If you like the sci-fi and action-thriller genres!
The webtoon follows the protagonist, Suchan Jang, who is an extraordinary college student at the top of the social food chain. He has the looks, the grades and the charisma to pull it off. However… underneath this perfect facade, he hides a beautiful pair of insect wings that he suddenly grew when using a mysterious bug spray called “Jungle Juice”. From there on the story begins with his journey to finding and obtaining the cure for this mysterious mutation.
I think overall this has been quite a good webtoon and although I was going to stop reading it due to the first few chapters not pulling me in, I had been pushed by the comments section and I am glad I stayed. The art style is incredible and the storyline unique and interesting. A very good contender for obtaining one of the top spots in my favourites.
What Jungle Juice (정글쥬스) Is About
A Small Synopsis
Suchan Jang, a extraordinary college student who has the looks, the grades and the charisma to pull it off, grows insect wings after using a mysterious bug spray called “Jungle Juice”. He makes it his mission to be able to cope with his new life, find out if there others like him and to be able to get to the bottom of what is going on.
Where to read Jungle Juice (정글쥬스)
This webtoon is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on the official Naver website and the English translated version can be found on Webtoons. Additionally, unofficial both English and Korean versions can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo along with various other translations.
What Is Good About Jungle Juice (정글쥬스)
The storyline is very unique and I have never read an insect super-power graphic novel before unless you can count HIVE as one? But overall I did enjoy what I have read so far and cannot wait for the next chapters to be released. It did have a slow start but I think overall it paid off to stick around and find out more!
I have to say, JUDER have done an amazing job at giving this webtoon life. Outstanding penmanship and it really makes you feel like you are in the situation, very immersive. I really enjoy the fighting scenes as the portrayal of the characters is very beautiful!
I just love that there is a graphic novel with the idea of an insect universe. It just changes things up and gives it a unique twist. If you know of any other graphic novels similar to this one then please let me know in the comments down below!
What Is Bad About Jungle Juice (정글쥬스)
As mentioned previously, I found that this webtoon had a very rocky start… I don’t know whether it was me or not but I couldn’t get into it up until a few chapters in. Usually, it’s easy for me to gauge whether something will be good from the first two to three chapters, but I believe this took me around five or six. But I am glad I stuck to it and got into it properly!
If you don’t mind a slow start then I would wholeheartedly recommend this graphic novel to you, especially if you like superheroes!
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