Yours to Claim is a manhwa that falls under the BL genre. It is one of the most read BL Manhwa. This manhwa consists of intriguing characters as well as a lot of drama that come together to create an interesting storyline. Yours to Claim tells us the story of an average college boy, Jooin, who is mesmerized by Yahwi, the popular guy in college. Things get interesting when another guy named Cain shows up and claims that Jooin and he knew each other in their previous lives. Jooin gradually develops a relationship with both the boys making the story complicated yet compelling. But, who does Jooin end up with in Yours To Claim?
Yours to Claim was first published on the platform Lezhin in 2020. Its story is created by ZZIN-BAM, which is illustrated by WAJE. Yours to Claim is an ongoing manhwa with 60+ chapters. It is currently in the third season. The first season consists of 28 chapters, and it has 35 chapters in the second season.
The Main Conflict of “Yours to Claim”
Currently, things have been escalating way too quickly with this manhwa, yet the whole story seems to be going slowly and in loops. Sounds confusing? Well, you’re not the only one. The manhwa has left its readers in splits as there are fans rooting for different characters. For this, we need to understand the main conflict but before it, let’s look into the themes of this manhwa.
The manhwa’s troupe is a common one that is found in Korean dramas and manhwa. It focuses on a “bad-mouthed” lead who falls in love with the main character. To make this more interesting, a second lead is introduced who is “ever-so-sweet” with this main character. This creates the conflict of the story as both the first and second lead fight to gain the attention and love of the same person. In “Yours to Claim,” the first lead is Yahwi, the second lead is Cain, and the one they are fighting for is Jooin. In tropes like these, it is very common that the main character always ends up with the first lead. However, in this manhwa, it is slightly difficult to tell who Jooin will end up with. Some people root for Yahwi while some root for Cain, whereas some people want Jooin to end up alone.
Regardless, to understand the relationship they all share with each other, we need to understand them as individuals.
Being the main character of the series, Jooin is shown as a cute character who isn’t afraid to express himself when needed. He is also a character who isn’t really popular among his classmates, making him a pretty average guy in college. As the story goes on, Jooin becomes someone who is sorta confused with his own feelings. He gets into many complications when it comes to his relationships. Fans have also called him the most confused main character in the BL world.
Considered to be the heartthrob of the college, Yahwi is a character who is extremely handsome. However, he is also a character that is “hated” by half of the fandom for the way he treats Jooin. Regardless, this is also the character that undergoes character development as his relationship with Jooin is threatened. Yet again, he doesn’t really “develops” a lot as he still has some issues that he needs to sort out as a human being. He also is shown to be very protective of Jooin, making him seem to be a clingy ex-boyfriend.
Although Cain and Yahwi love the same person, they are very different from each other. Cain is considered to be the sweet second lead in the manhwa. He met Jooin by chance and instantly was attracted to him. However, Jooin found Cain to be just some weird guy initially, and rightfully so. This happened because Cain claimed that Jooin was his master in his previous life and Cain was his pet. With his broken Korean, he tries to communicate with Jooin, eventually making the latter find him adorable. Cain and Jooin develop their relationship as the story goes on.
Who will Jooin end up with?
This is perhaps what makes the manhwa interesting. As mentioned above, we do not really know who he will end up with. Yet we can speculate what will happen. For that, let’s look into the ships.
Yahwi x Jooin (Team Yahwi)
This is the relationship that was first introduced to the readers. However, this relationship developed purely on physical attraction. Jooin found Yahwi to be really handsome, and Yahwi found Jooin to be cute. However, things get worse when Yahwi begins forcing himself on Jooin. The latter then distances himself from Yahwi. This makes Yahwi want to make things right with Jooin. However, it seems to be too late. Yet, Jooin is still slightly drawn towards Yahwi, yet he isn’t sure. This makes the readers angry at him for not being able to pick a side as it almost seems like he is leading both the boys on. There are some fans who want these two together simply because they want Cain to get out of the mess and live a happy life.
Cain x Jooin (Team Cain)
Jooin and Cain’s relationship started off with them being roommates. People have started shipping them majorly for the fact that Cain treats Jooin nicely and is even there for him. He is known to be very patient with Jooin and also is deeply in love with him. Yet some fans are against this ship because they feel that Cain is getting in the way. Although he is supposed to be the second lead, there are many readers who support this character under the name of “Team Cain”.
How about a New Ship?
Besides all this, some fans are frustrated over the fact that the main character, Jooin, cannot pick a side. They believe that both, Yahwi and Cain should leave Jooin and get on with their lives as they all three are creating a “toxic” environment for each other. Interestingly, fans who support this also came up with a third ship, and that is “Cain x Yahwi”. This ship has been the target for many memes which claim to be “spoilers” for season 3:
Cain and Yahwi have been in love with Jooin for a long time now, and Jooin is the one who doesn’t really understand what the boys are exactly feeling or going through right now. However, when it comes to understanding their feelings, Yahwi and Cain could be there for each other. Mainly fans have been saying things like, “Let Jooin break both their hearts so that they can be there for each other”. If this happens, this will be an “enemies to lovers” comic which indeed isn’t a bad trope either.
Demand For A Mature Conclusion
Perhaps when it comes to any content, the audience is the people that every creator keeps in mind. “Yours to Claim” is such a manhwa. However, fans have been frustrated with the ongoing conflict within this manhwa. Some of the fans wish for this manhwa to have a mature conclusion. However, it isn’t really harmful to get into a relationship when you have issues with yourself, but one needs to step back when these issues begin harming their significant other. This goes for Yahwi. Readers wish for Yahwi to step back and sort things out for himself and leave Jooin alone. This calls for all the characters to sit down and sort things out maturely. Yet this seems to be like a “heart wants what it wants” case where nobody is truly happy in this relationship.
When it comes to Cain, some fans call him weird and creepy. Well, if you look into his character, he seems to be so. When he claimed to be Jooin’s pet dog in their past life, it had readers going, “Whaaaaat?”. Well, besides this, he lied to Jooin, claiming that he doesn’t have a place to stay despite being from a well-to-do family. All this just to be able to get close to Jooin and live with him. It is understandable why people do not support Yahwi, but Cain isn’t right for Jooin either because of his creepy ways of getting closer and wanting to be with Jooin. Although he is patient, it seems like Jooin will have a tough time getting his own space in the future.
This makes people want Jooin to end up alone or find some other love. It is better for the characters as well as the readers to have a conclusion that is realistic. Yet, we do not know what will happen and can only wait for the author to give us the conclusion they seem fit.
Regardless, at this point, Cain x Yahwi too seems to be a possible ending yet again, Jooin is the main character, and he needs to be a part of this mess so he might end up with someone. Let us know in the comments which team are you in, Team Cain or Team Yahwi?