Manhwa / Zippy Ziggy
(지피지기) is a comedy manhwa written by Seung-Man Hwang with art by Eun-Jung Kim.
Reputation is everything in a world of icons and popularity contests. So why not score some points here and there by being the nice guy? This is the way Shinghi Ghang legitimizes the fake personality he has everyone believing. Armed with his above average looks and a (completely false) angel-like personality, he has every girl in school head over heels, and all the guys looking to him for guidance. With the exception of having a screwed up cross-dressing devil for a dad, Shinghi's life is absolute perfection (* cough* of lies)
, until one day, Sung-Hae transfers to his school.
While being a complete martial artist freak, she also likes to fib just a little in front of those who know her, you know, like acting like she's just a scared little girl who'd play with kittens rather than break brick walls with her head! After all, how can anything go wrong when you're as cute as Sung-Hae?
Fate has brought these two masters of lies together, and the two must battle it out to see who will be crowned the undefeated heavy-weight champion of fakeness!
The North American release is done by [InfinityStudios]
Zippy Ziggy has examples of:
- Action Girl: Seunghee
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Shingi and Michael make several prank calls to Jang Hyun, puncture his chauffeur's tires, successfully frame him as a subway molester and subsequently get him beaten up for such an act in order to break his spirit. It works
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Shinghi, he so looks good as a lady it's scary and funny.
- Seunghee doesn't look too bad disguised as a guy either.
- Berserk Button: Seunghee really hates perverts and being called "old".
- Mispronouncing Duckchill's name.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Dukchil
- Blackmail: Seunghee puts this off with Shinghi to try to make him a better guy.
- Bishōnen: Shinghi
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shingi, Michael and Jang Hyun.
- Buttmonkey: Shinghi, whose attempts to get out of that pit he's gotten himself into seems to make his problems worse.
- Camp Gay: Niki.
- Comedic Sociopathy: For starters, Shinghi is a compulsive liar, his dad is a pervert, Seunghee has a really violent temper...
- Consummate Liar: Shinghi lies so much it's almost like breathing for him.
- Crossdresser: Shinghi, but not because he likes doing it. His father, Hoowan, on the other hand likes doing it.
- Dysfunction Junction
- Enemy Mine: Shinghi and Michael form one to take down Jang Hyun.
- Evil Counterpart: Well, Jang Hyun would count, but Shinghi isn't exactly good, so that would make him an Eviler Counterpart.
- Gambit Pile Up: Several of them, and the series is currently only 48 chapters long. Expect the number of gambits to rise to Death Note levels if the series doesn't end soon.
- Generation Xerox: Seunghee acts a lot like her mom.
- Shinghi's dad is a lot like him, hell he might be even worse.
- Fauxreigner: Michael.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Niki's preferred method of fighting.
- Girl Next Door: Seunghee, much to Shinghi's horror and he tried to hide this from Seunghee as long as possible.
- Handsome Lech: Shinghi
- High School Hustler: Shinghi used to be one until Seunghee ruined it for him.
- Jerkass: Hoowan, Shinghi, Jang Hyun
- Lovable Coward: Shinghi
- Manipulative Bastard: Shinghi
- Missing Mom: Shinghi's mom left because Hoowan was bit too weird for her.
- New Transfer Student: Seunghee and later, Jang Hyun.
- Out-Gambitted: Jang Hyun actually manages to out gambit Shingi, resulting in the destruction of the reputation that Shinghi had built for himself using lies, complete with a suspension.
- The Runt at the End: Dukchil. He's the youngest of seven siblings. Dukchil's elder brothers are large, beefy men.
- The Rival: Sooman
- Spell My Name with an "S": Shinghi vs. Shinji and Sung-Hae vs. Seunghee.
- Take-That Kiss: Niki's 'attack'.
- Villainous Breakdown: Jang Hyun becomes a nervous wreck after being subject to the torment from the alliance of Shinghi and Michael.
- Word Salad Title: Averted in that the title in English looks a lot like random English nonsense words, but in actuality is simply how the title is pronounced in the original Korean. The title incidentally means "Know your enemy, and know yourself," referring to the famous quote from Sun Tzu's The Art of War.