“漫” is short for “漫画” (mànhuà), which refers to “comic,” “撕” means “to tear apart,” and “男” refers to “men.” Coined by South Korean media, which recently voted for the best-looking pop idols and described them by this term, it means “so good-looking as if they had torn apart comic books and walked out of that fantasy world.” The idea is based on a Korean web drama titled “Pop Out Boy!” adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name. In that show, the male protagonist of a long-running Korean comic steps into the real world and crosses paths with a high school student who happens to share the same face and name as the female protagonist of that comic.
Nǐ mèimei zhǎo nánpéngyou le méi？
Is your younger sister seeing anyone?
Hái méiyǒu。Tā kàn duō le hánjù，yīdìng yào zhǎo ge mànsīnán。
Not really. She’s big fan of Korean shows, and insists on finding someone extremely good-looking.