Killing Stalking at first may appear as basically another account of interest and love ended up being awful. In any case, diving further into its pages uncovers an essentially disturbing and intellectually complex story that goes past the limits of standard describing. Plan yourself as we set out on a journey that jumps into the dark corners of the human soul, where the lines between great and terrible dimness and the characters’ motivations become a bewildering catch of obsession and control.
What is Killing Stalking?
South Korean Manhwa Killing Stalking, whose author is “Koogi” illustrates a story based on a psychological thriller and worst infatuation. It is a famous comic series having (4) volumes. Lezhin Comic Webtoons serialized this manhwa. Published on 3 March 2016 and completed its (4) series successfully on 22 March 2019. Boy’s Love, thriller, and erotica is a genre that also displays emotional, and psychological abuses as their themes.
It’s a story about two boys; a mentally ill, broken stalker Yoon Bum and a cruel but charismatic personality, Oh Sangwoo who kidnaps, rape, and emotionally sexually abuse other people. Suddenly, Yoon Bum became obsessed with handsome Oh Sangwoo and finally decided one day to break into his home. But then he realized that Oh Sangwoo is a serial killer when he saw an injured woman in her basement, gagged, crying, and seeking help.
As Oh Sangwoo is a ruthless individual, he also started sexually abuse with Yoon Bum, he broke his ankle so that he could not run from his torture chamber. Then he learned breaking into a sociopath’s home is much more straightforward than getting out.
Killing Stalking genre is seen as a psychological thriller and psychological horror. It shows the worst infatuation and manipulating relationship between the two boys. This Manhwa has known for its mind games, psychological complexity, and disturbing themes. This story displays the traumatic experiences faced by Yoon Bum. Mental critical states of both minds that how they behave in such intricate complex feelings. At many points, some unexpected twists happened that created a lot of tension and suspense in the story. This webtoon has targeted sensitive issues like abuse, rape, trauma, and mental health issues. The character’s past experiences and those experiences shape them play a major role in that story.
(Protagonist) He’s bisexual and a mentally ill individual. He is an animal lover guy. Due to his traumatic past, he used to blame himself for everything. He had a dark and troubled past due to which he became so broken, and weak, and also his creepy uncle sexually harassed him.
(Deuteragonist and antagonist) A Dashing handsome individual with whom Bum was obsessed. He had an abusive parent, his father used to beat his mother. He is a bitch in sheep’s clothing. The story shows a creepy basement where he tortures Bum and kills other people.
(Police officer) Seungbae was in search of Sangwoo, he’s the main protagonist who fought with Sangwoo and tried his whole time to bring him down.
Kim Seokho: He’s gay in the story and used to meet at a gay bar with Sangwoo and later he was also tortured by Sangwoo.
An arrogant girl, who is a friend of Sangwoo, used to make fun of Bum because of his broken ankle.
- Detective Lee: She was also in search of Sangwoo’s victims.
Dark Theme Of Killing Stalking
Killing Stalking falls completely under the theme of physical and mental abuse. Bum stalking and obsession lead him to such a worst end. In this story, we can see clearly that Sangwoo manipulates Bum, and then sexually abuse him, and force him to do dishes or cleaning of his house. Sangwoo and Bum have some dark past that develops their personality like this. This story shows some serious scenes of violence and cruel acts. These themes of violence and gore may be triggering for some readers. It portrays dark desires, taboos, mind games, twists, isolation, helplessness, and non-consensual themes.
Popularity and Fanbase
Killing Stalking got such a rise in popularity and fanbase that they got the Grand Prize in Lezhin’s 2nd world comic contest and won ₩100,000,000.
People like the Killing Stalking because of its creative storyline and characters. Readers like the art style for the genre, thick lines, and heavy shadows as it perfectly suits the story.
Both essential characters being folks is captivating and critical anyway considering the way that it goes into significance about Yoon Bum’s sexuality being accessible to any direction it has all the earmarks of being as long as they have shown companionship towards him which is sensible due to him having Border Line Personality Disorder (BPD) and subsequently cultivating a ‘generally cherished individual’, and Sangwoo’s skeptical killings because of the injury his mother caused so he was reluctant to kill Yoon Bum.
Influence of Webtoons on Entertainment
Webtoon has huge significance for readers and also for creators. Digital accessibility makes it easier for its reader to enjoy these comics online on their smartphone, tabs, etc. Webtoons provide a diverse range of global reach and fan communities. It also fostered opportunities for aspiring creators. It publishes content in serialized format and displays interactive features of multimedia.
Readers gave huge positive feedback to Killing Stalking. They like the way Koogi narrates the whole story, creates suspense and tension, and describes the past of characters why they behave like this, and how these cruel acts came to them. Therefore this comic got the 2nd Grand prize.
1- Who is the author of Killing Stalking?
Koogi is the author of the killing stalking comic.
2-How many volumes of this comic?
It is 4 volume based comic.
3- Is this comic considered romance?
The author himself said it’s not about romance.
4- Is Sangwoo abused by his mother?
Yes, he was abused by his mother emotionally and sexually.
This story is about Sangwoo, Who destroy other life, and Yoon Bum, A mentally ill individual. The comic is about what past experiences they faced that they become and behave like this. Although, readers find this comic an excellent piece. But it can also trigger some people as its themes portray violence, gores, helplessness, mental disorder, and psychological thrills.