A review of Solo Bug Player which is also commonly referred to as Bug Player. It is a new action-adventure fantasy isekai which was created by author cheongcho and illustrated by artist kiminteu. A popular player who does nothing but work and then play his MMORPG, Paradiso, ends up passing away and is granted a second chance in life… however, he finds himself resurrected as Jared, an obese lord in a lesser-known town in the very same game he once played. I have to admit since I began reading this manhwa I’ve not been able to stop and it’s very exciting and funny to read!
The easiest way to describe this has to be a permanent version of The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor where the main protagonist ends up dying and is resurrected in his favourite MMORPG. It’s exciting to read and the art style and storyline are bound to keep you enticed for more!
While you may think this is just another “generic” manhwa about an MMORPG world and the overused isekai genre… don’t let it fool you as if you miss giving this a chance you will regret it deeply in the future!
What Solo Bug Player (나 홀로 버그로 꿀빠는 플레이어) Is About
Author(s): cheongcho 청초 (Neatness)
Artist(s): kiminteu 키민트 (Kimint)
Known As: Bug Player, Bug using Player, Glitch Master, I’m a player that will use all the Bugs, I’m a player that will alone benefit from the Bugs, Na Hollo Beogeulo Kkulppaneun Peulleieo, Solo Bug-using Player, بازیکنی که از باگ استفاده میکنه, بازیکنیام که از تمام باگها استفاده میکنم, باگ پلیر, سولو باگ پلیر, سولو باگ یوزینگ پلیر, บั๊ก เพลย์เยอร์, 나 홀로 버그로 꿀빠는 플레이어
Fandom Page: Home
Official Translation(s): English, Korean
Official Discord: No
Light Novel: No
MangaDex: Title Index
Genres: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Isekai, Fantasy
A Small Synopsis
Taepung Shin knows everything there is to know about his all-time favourite MMO game, Paradiso, however… little did he expect he would end up dying and putting that knowledge into making his new life in Paradiso the best life. Resurrected as an obese city lord, Jared, sets himself the goal of losing all his weight and becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Where to read Solo Bug Player (나 홀로 버그로 꿀빠는 플레이어)
This manhwa is available in both RAW and English versions. The RAW can be found on the official Kakao website and the English translated version can be found on Tapas.io. 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 Solo Bug Player (나 홀로 버그로 꿀빠는 플레이어)
The storyline of this manhwa is insanely good and it just keeps getting better and better. I like the balance between jokes, seriousness and quests which occur throughout the story. I cannot wait to read more and find out what happens next with Jared.
Art Style (Season 1)
The art style of this manhwa has been amazing all the way throughout season 1 (Chapter 40) and it really does give off MMORPG vibes. I really am enjoying the character designs so far and the funny faces and poses they do when certain things happen – I find it definitely keeps the manhwa fresh and exciting as the chapters go by!
The characters are all so very unique and I have lost count of how many are my favourite. While they are theoretically NPCs, it is nice to see how they interact with Jared throughout this manhwa, it’s almost as if they aren’t NPCs.
What Is Bad About Solo Bug Player (나 홀로 버그로 꿀빠는 플레이어)
Art Style (Season 2)
A comment was left that mentions the author hired new artists after the start of season 2 (Chapter 41), and the art had degraded. I did some investigation into this as I have not had the chance to continue this manhwa since I reached chapter 30 and can confirm that the art is now no longer as good as it was in Season 1, therefore the review has been updated to reflect this accordingly!
It is a shame that the art is not consistent, and while it is not the worst case scenario… it definitely is nowhere near the original.
In all honesty, besides the change in artists after season 2, I believe that this is a very good manhwa that you won’t regret picking up to read/follow. The best part about it is that it’s growing in popularity and seems to have a very good future ahead.
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