Overcoming Bullies with Vampires – Narae Lee Interview

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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Following up on our previous Tappy Toon Interview, we were able to briefly speak with Narae Lee known for writing popular Korean Manhwa Bloody Sweet.

OR – Narae, I am very curious what was the concept behind Bloody Sweet? I was hearing the synopsis and it is a very bizarre kind of scenario.

NL – The subject of bullying and being ostracized among younger kids was something that came to heart. What I wanted to do was, kind of deal with that subject but in a lighter way since it happens to a lot of people and they can resonate with that. I wanted to start  with that theme but not make it so dark. I wanted to show that it happens to all of us and there’s ways to get around that and overcome that.

OR – Thank you very much for touching on that topic because that’s definitely a serious topic and a lot of people have been bullied. I think a lot of fans can definitely relate to this. So this story is geared towards women. Other than the bullying aspect, how do you think this stands out from the other Shojo manga or manhwa geared towards Women.

NL – In a lot of Shojo manga and manhwa the male character would come off as very tough and violent which would be their main characteristic and charm. I didn’t think that was a good trait to portray so I wanted to find a male character that has those characteristics without them being the main defining aspect of their personality. What I wanted to do was show someone that has those qualities but be able to control them and show it in a different way.

OR – You mentioned that you were reading other Shojo comics. Was there one in particular you felt inspired by?

NL – This is a completely new title that I have come up with and I am very excited to bring it to more audiences and I am excited to see more upcoming titles from me and other artists as well.

OR – We are very excited to see this too, so thank you. Do you have any final comments for fans of the series and manhwa in general?

NL – Just give it a try with episode one and I’m pretty sure you will be hooked!

About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.