Are you a BL comic lover? You came to the right place. A fan of Semantic Error? This post is definitely for you. Curious about BL webtoons and willing to give them a try? Please keep on reading.
Semantic Error is a popular Korean webtoon by J. Soori and Angy, and licensed by Manta Comics. It got its official English debut yesterday on March 20.
Semantic Error Synopsis:
You’re a semantic error in my perfect world. Sangwoo Choo is a stickler for rules. So when his classmates free-ride on a group project, he doesn’t credit them. But this prevents one senior, Jaeyoung Jang, from graduating. And like oil and water, Sangwoo and Jaeyoung don’t mix. Can Sangwoo debug Jaeyoung — a semantic error in his perfect life?
Semantic Error is a lighthearted, humorous, and fun read. The art is great and the men are looking extremely handsome. (BL artists just somehow have a way with drawing drool-worthy men—and I have a weakness for 2D ikemen). Readers familiar with the webtoon have said that Semantic Error is a slow burn romance and is considered in Korean web communities as the webtoon for BL newbies entering the BL world. I’ve read the most of the episodes out so far and am currently loving it. Reading Semantic Error makes me feel so soft inside, I can’t help but recommend it. Semantic Error is the first BL webtoon I’ve ever read. Despite being an avid reader of webtoons, I’ve never picked up any BLs because I simply never had any interest in them. When Manta Comics reached out to me about featuring Semantic Error‘s official release on the blog, I wasn’t sure I’d be into it until I looked up the webtoon. (Disclosure: I was reached out to by Manta Comics regarding featuring Semantic Error‘s release, however this is not a paid post, nor was it made in exchange for a free product/service despite an offer. I was already subscribed to Manta Comics since January 2021.)
I really am glad I started reading this webtoon! Regardless if you are a BL lover or not, this webtoon is worth checking out. You can read Semantic Error here on Manta Comics!
For those who have read the webtoon and are caught up to the latest episode but need more Semantic Error content to feed their soul, I’ve got some goodies to share that readers may or may not have known about.
Did you know there is a short Semantic Error animation, along with an OST? The short animation was recently released by Laftel, a Korean anime streaming service. There will be four episodes (each three minutes long), and as of this writing, there are currently two episodes out. (Disclaimer: My language skill in Korean is
minimal nonexistent and this information was obtained via Google translation and may contain inaccuracy). To watch the animation, you will need a login for the Korean site, making access to it difficult for non-Koreans. If you can’t find a way to view it, there are free clips to watch which I’ve put down below!
I can’t get enough of Jaeyoung’s voice…
And I’m also obsessed with the OST! The song is Error! by BehindtheMoon (ft. The Hills, Plo6).
It’s obviously not real but I love it when creators go the extra creative mile and do something like this. I really love the fact that “Jaeyoung’s” posts relate to events in the webtoon!
So have you read Semantic Error or watched the animation yet? Comment down below and share your thoughts!
Feature Image ⓒ Manta Comics/Angy