“To Not Die” – Im Dajun, a high school student, endures relentless bullying daily. At his lowest ebb, he watches a TV interview with a classmate’s murderer who avenged their shared tormentors. Inspired, Dajun embarks on a path of revenge, finding success but unwittingly steering his life down an unexpected trajectory. Leaving school, he joins the enigmatic Runaway Fam,
leaving behind the torment of bullies for the harsh realities of surviving against ruthless street thugs. Im Dajun’s journey unfolds within the confines of the Blue String Universe.
In this manga, readers delve into a gripping narrative that examines the human psyche’s breaking point and the consequences of revenge. Dajun’s transformation from a victim to an avenger, and later to a survivor, is a central theme that resonates throughout the story.
Transitioning from a bullied high school student to a member of the Runaway Fam, Im Dajun’s story embodies the complexities of navigating a world of violence and desperation. The manga takes readers on an emotional journey as they witness the highs and lows of his new life.
In “To Not Die,” the narrative revolves around themes of survival, resilience, and the price of revenge. The manga offers a thought-provoking exploration of the human spirit’s capacity to adapt and evolve when faced with life-altering choices.
Readers will be captivated by Im Dajun’s character development and the moral dilemmas he confronts. The story provides a deep dive into the underbelly of society, offering a stark portrayal of life on the streets and the lengths one must go to “not die” in a world where survival is paramount.