A review of Pond Snail Robber which is a yaoi-romance by author and illustrator Pengki (펭키). This yaoi manhwa follows Ji Ho, who is a very laid back guy in his early 20s. I have enjoyed reading this manhwa and keeping up to date with it because storyline is good and the art is so nice to look at! If you are after a cutesy yaoi manhwa with a good storyline then you should give this a go!
The manhwa revolves around Ji Ho, the main protagonist, who was careless due to being laid back and missing his deadline to apply for a dorm. He is fortunate however, because his sunbae helps him get a room nearby. But… his fortune runs out as not even half a day after moving into his new place he gets attacked by a robber!
It’s not a bad manhwa and the storyline is pretty good as well. I feel this is more targeted towards the slice of life readers!
This manhwa is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on Lezhin and the unofficial fan translated English version can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.
What Pond Snail Robber (우렁강도) is About
Title: Pond Snail Robber
Korean Title: 우렁강도
Known As: Snail Pond Robber, 우렁강도
Translation(s): Raw Translation
Link(s): AniList, Anime-Planet, Kitsu.io, MangaUpdates
MangaDex: Title Index
long strip web comic full color
romance comedy boys’ love slice of life
A Small Synopsis
Ji Ho was careless due to being laid back and missing the deadline to apply for a dorm. He is fortunate because his sunbae helps him get a room nearby. But… his fortune runs out as not even half a day after moving in he gets attacked by a robber! After the robber reads his personal novels, he asks if he could live with Ji Ho. From there, the past catches up with Ji Ho.
What Is Good About Pond Snail Robber (우렁강도)
I feel that the storyline so far is pretty good and it’s definitely one of the more unique manhwas that I’ve read. Although I do not read a lot of yaoi graphic novels, I am glad I chose to give this one a go.
I really love the art style Pengki has, it’s very nice to look at and the layout used really makes it a nice and unique manhwa to read. The color choices are amazing as well, very nice vibrant colours that you can vibe with!
I really love the relationships between the characters, it’s really nice and different from typical manhwas where they solely focus on one character and the rest are just there!
What Is Bad About Pond Snail Robber (우렁강도)
Unfortunately I feel this manhwa is a little bit of a cliche… but this is just my own opinion on it and how I perceive it. Overall it’s very minor and others will probably enjoy it!
With the above out of the way… would I recommend reading this manhwa? Yes. Pick it up and enjoy it for what it is!
I think it’s safe to say that this could be turned into a cutesy anime if it becomes popular enough.
If you enjoyed this review then you may also enjoy the following reviews;
- Big Life (빅 라이프) Manhwa Review
- Lumine Webtoon Review
- The Beginning After The End (끝이 아닌 시작) Manhwa Review
Let me know if you have read Pond Snail Robber or are thinking of picking it up in the comments below! Be sure to share this with your friends and make them aware of this awesome manhwa.