Under the Oak Tree, a popular webtoon based on the hit Korean webnovel of the same name, finally gets an official English translation! Under the Oak Tree is written by Kim Suji, adapted by namu, and illustrated by P.
After a long wait and several days of hype by Manta Comics on their social medias, the webtoon is finally available to read on their platform. News of its release had spread on the internet surprisingly faster than I had originally thought it would.
Under the Oak Tree Synopsis:
“A flawed love story of the flawed. Stuttering lady Maximillian is forced into a marriage with Sir Riftan, but he leaves on a campaign after their wedding night. 3 years later, he triumphantly returns, ready to cherish her. As life with her husband finally begins, she only has one question — does she deserve this love and happiness?”
Under the Oak Tree is captivating and heartbreaking as readers go through Maximillian’s experiences with her. Be forewarned, there’s some violence and slightly mature scenes depicted in the webtoon. But don’t let it deter you from reading it, as the story is really good. Not just that, the art is also amazing. The art style is pretty to look at and the artist does a really great job with the color scheme of the comic, often using darker shades of colors that I feel emphasizes the mood and tone, as well as the fictional setting of the story.
Under the Oak Tree is definitely worth reading if you haven’t read it yet. But before you run off to read the webtoon (as I’m sure you were about to)—did you know there was a soundtrack playlist that went with Under the Oak Tree? The music soundtrack is by Ridibooks, the publisher of the Korean version of Under the Oak Tree.
The music is just so lovely and it captures the mood of the webtoon so well. Give Under the Oak Tree a read while listening to it. The music combined with the comic will you hit you differently than when just reading the comic by itself. You can thank me later.
You can read the comic here: Under the Oak Tree
Feature Image ⓒ Manta Comics/P