After the Japanese manga, Korean webtoons are picking up pace. One such webtoon being “Grasp.” The webtoon is 7 episode mini-series written and illustrated by Korean cartoonist, Jeonghoon Hwang. Being a thriller series, the story follows a girl named Sojin and her rise to fame through her vlogging channel. But her fame does come at some expense. The webtoon “Grasp” can be read online. It is available on the official Webtoon website and app. The series is available in English translation too. “Grasp” was released on July 25, 2021. Within a week, it has gathered around 73k reads and a rating of 9.63 out of 10.
The story begins with Sojin working at her office. She also has a Youtube channel where makes vlogs based on her daily life. As her content is pretty basic, her editor friend asks her to do something new. That she needs something interesting in order to make money. So she can pay her to edit her videos.
What Happened In The Story Till Now?
To make things interesting, Sojin starts to live-stream her daily life. From a night out wither boyfriend, where he acts like a complete a-hole and a police investigation going on in her way. To her day at the office where her boss starts scolding her. Streaming in the evening when a ‘fan’ constantly asks Sojin to show her hands, a stray dog brings her a bloodied wrist itself. Getting all of that on the stream, her channel blows up, and her earnings from the videos start to go up. On the other side, Sojin meets a friend from school working as a police officer while her boyfriend gets in trouble at work.
As her channel begins to grow for creepy stuff, Sojin plans to live-stream the tour of the orphanage she grew up in. In the midst of everything, her boyfriend ghosts her after quitting his job. Live streaming from the orphanage, she doesn’t really find anything. Until she goes to the room where she stayed. Finding a hand planted in the flower pot with its fingers shaped like a heart. Reporting everything to the police, they find out that the hand belongs to none other than her boss, who was scolding her on the live stream. She gets attack by the media and her boss’s family at his funeral. Also, getting fired, as people think that one of her stalkers did it because of her videos.
Still debating if she should continue her channel or not, she goes live again. Making it clear to the people that she did not mean any harm to anyone. That she had no idea what happened. Her audience also being supportive of her. As she continues speaking, a hand grabs her from behind, and the stream shuts off. The police in the middle of their investigation, make Jae Eun Yang their prime suspect.
Seonmin, Sojin’s police friend figures out that Jae Eun Yang is none other than Sojin’s boyfriend. So he sets out to find them. Tracing him back to his gang asking about his whereabouts. With his team following him behind. As Jae Eun and Sojin rest in the car and talks about each other’s whereabouts away from everyone. They get attacked by people who are apparently Sojin’s fans. Breaking their car and ready to attack, fans of Sojin surround Jae Eun in a deserted area.
When Will The New Episode Release And What Will Happen?
For now, the webtoon “Grasp” has been marked completed and left on the cliffhanger. As for now, we don’t have any update from the writer. So is the second season is even coming or is it already in progress? It is a mystery for now! From the looks of the last chapter, a big is about to break. It is either going to be between Jae Eun and the fans. Or it could be between the police and the fans or police and Jae Eun. Or all three fights can take place one after one. With Seonmin leading alone and his team following behind, his priority is Sojin for sure.