Let Dai

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Let Dai
Let Dai v3.jpg
Cover of the Net Comics edition of Let Dai vol. 3 (2006). Art by Won Soo-yeon.
Genre Boys love
Author Won Soo-yeon
Publisher Wink
English publisher United States Net Comics
Original run 1995 – 2005
Volumes 15

Let Dai is a Korean manhwa series by Won Soo-yeon (원수연). It is published in English by Net Comics.


Is this desire for freedom the very thing that entrapped us?
Let Dai is a tragic tale of forbidden love and unforgivable betrayal. Set in a soulless neo-Seoul ruled by young punks and pleasure-seekers, an amoral teenager named Dai is the living embodiment of the city's beauty and cruelty. As the leader of the vicious Furies gang, Dai seduces everyone who lays eyes on him, only to blind them to his own barbaric nature.

When an honest schoolboy named Jaehee rescues a beautiful girl from being mugged by the Furies, he can't possibly realize how this brief encounter will plunge him into a downward spiral of unbridled passion and unfathomable pain. From his brutal gang initiation to an unspeakable act committed against his girlfriend, Jaehee wavers uncomfortably between revulsion and fascination. And in Dai he finds a tender, caring friend one moment and a heartless sociopath the next, awakening strange and unhealthy desires in Jaehee that he could never before have imagined.

[Cited from the summary on NetComics website as of 12-19-2007]


Jaehee Yoo
Jaehee is just a normal high school kid who buys a rose for his girlfriend on Valentine's Day until he meets Dai. In the midst of pain and suffering Dai inflicts on him, Jaehee is drawn to Dai through doubts and love.

Dai Lee
Dai's very existence proves that evil is real. With his unpredictable and unreasonable violent behavior and madness, At first, Dai seems to be the Devil himself, but as time passes he gradually shows his true nature and forms a deep bond with Jaehee.

Eunhyung Song
Eunhyung is Jaehee's girlfriend and Yooneun's younger sister. She is bubbly and cute, with a bright personality. However, after being raped by some members of the Furies changes her life forever.

Yooneun Song
Yooneun is Eunhyung's older sister who gets involved with Dai when she gets in trouble with the Furies and saved by Jaehee. Having fallen in love with Jaehee, Yooneun tries to bring Jaehee, who is drawn to Dai, back to his innocent days.

Naru Hagi
A "class clown" of sorts, and a close friend of Jaehee. Always wears different wigs and hats. He falls in love with Eunhyung but fate brings them apart. One of the book's more dynamic characters.

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