Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe and healthy. I think I’m developing some sort of an obsession with manhwa’s about fighting but you can’t blame me, these are so damn amazing especially since this is from the same author as Lookism and still so different. SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST FEW EPISODES.
The story is about Hobin Yu, a nobody in school who is constantly bullied by his classmate Pakago who has a NewTube Channel (Youtube Channel) with 900,000 subscribers. After being bullied one day at his own house, Hobin decides to fight back against a bully named Snapper and that video accidently gets uploaded onto Newtube, now famous Hobin decides to start a channel with Snapper where he calls out bullies. While thinking about how he is going to survive in a fight against Pakago, Hobin comes up on a channel of a person wearing a chicken mask called Samdak who claims that he can help any amateur fighter win any fight. While his eccentric and seemingly silly techniques don’t appeal to Hobin at first, he soon takes them up and sees that they actually work. Now having a channel with lots of subscribers and a channel that can teach him how to win any fight, Hobin names his channel Viral hit or V-Hit and decides to start calling out bullies while messing with some very dangerous people.
The characters are vast, with Hobin eventually teaming up with a lot of people, (kinda like Daniel except this time instead of finding a new body he finds a channel). There’s the former bully Snapper who’s reformed and changed his ways and wants to work with Hobin. Of course our main character Hobin who (unlike Daniel) actually trains and changes himself instead of just swearing that he will. He is motivated by money and his training sessions are amazing though sometimes embarrassing and yet his growth after every fight is what is interesting and makes the show fun. The characters all have very short arcs and all have short backstories till now except some (unlike Lookism). There are more characters I want to talk about here but that will be spoilers so I’m not going to do it but just know that the characters are all interesting to watch and do get the spotlight.
The manhwa flourishes in the way it story tells. Unlike Lookism here the author maintains a coherent storyline and shows only short parts of episodes as backstories instead of full arcs. This makes you take deep interest in the original plot and keeps you hooked and wanting more and more of Hobin fighting through his troubles. The manhwa also has some amazing art which is nice to look at and also doesn’t back down from touching dark themes which seem to be the main skill of the author, telling a complex tale about complex people with amazing fights and still mange to touch on dark themes which some writers prefer not to go to. The author also doesn’t hesitate on showing the reality of how easily people switch opinions on things and that happens to Hobin multiple times on his livestream.
The lesson to get from this manhwa is to not be the ‘sheeple’. That’s right it isn’t ‘never back down from doing the right thing’ and not because that isn’t a lesson, it is but I think why the author chose this storyline is to show us how streamers and content creators on social media platforms are also putting up a front and showing only a part of their lives. They’ll condemn bad deeds but when it comes to them being condemned they’ll shed a fake tear, make an apology video and get away with it. The ‘sheeple’ are often referred to the manhwa and it is shown how easy it is to manipulate things for the viewers to show them only one side of the story. That is what we as content consumers must break out of, you feel angry at something, surely act on it and show that you won’t stand for it but never do something without full investigation because what you see on one screen may not express the full story. Don’t be the sheeple.
The manhwa is currently ongoing at 70 episodes and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down so I’m desperately waiting for more episodes as well as the finale. With lots of fighting, showing the real consequences of that fighting and showing you how to call out bullies while managing a YouTube channel, Viral hit is an amazing manhwa that you should catch up on right now before it gets too far ahead.
Weak young kid bullied at school for views,
He can’t fight back so he just takes the abuse,
Everytime he fights back he knows he’s gonna lose,
But that changes now cause a new path he’s gonna choose.
Calling out the bullies he’s making his own channel,
Name is Hobin Yu and to the scum now he’s taking the battle,
After every video he causes a new scandal,
But atleast he’s growing confident in himself unlike Daniel.
He’s not doing it for the fame he’s after the cash,
At first it might look like he’s the one who’s gonna crash,
But with techniques by Samdak in a flash,
He’s taking down his opponents with a crash.
Even when he’s losing never backing down one bit,
No matter who comes he’s never gonna quit,
No matter the martial art can’t make him submit,
The story of Hobin or the one called V-hit.
So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this. Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.