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The 30 Best Korean Manhwa Webtoons

Manhwa is a term used to describe Korean comics, and in recent years, Korean webtoons have gained widespread popularity. Korean manhwa webtoons are digital comics that are published online in a vertical scrolling format. They cover a variety of genres such as action, romance, drama, comedy, horror, and more.

Korean manhwa webtoons are known for their unique art style and storytelling techniques. They often feature intricate plots with twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats. The characters in these webtoons are well-developed, and readers can easily connect with them on an emotional level.

One of the most attractive features of Korean manhwa webtoons is their accessibility. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, and most of them are free to read. This has helped to make them incredibly popular, especially among younger readers.

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5th April 2023 in TV
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How To Fight

How To Fight
Genre
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy

"How to Fight" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Ssamba. The story follows the life of a high school student named Lee Woo Sung who is constantly bullied and beaten up by his classmates. Tired of being a victim, Woo Sung decides to learn how to fight and defend himself.

With the help of a skilled martial artist named Kang Chun Oh, Woo Sung begins to train and learn various fighting techniques. As he becomes more skilled, he gains confidence and starts to stand up to his bullies. However, he soon discovers that his newfound strength has consequences and he must navigate the dangerous world of martial arts tournaments and gangs.

Hardcore Leveling Warrior

Hardcore Leveling Warrior
Genre
  • Action

"Hardcore Leveling Warrior" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Sehoon Kim. The story takes place in a virtual reality game called "Lucid Adventure" where players can enter and live out their wildest dreams.

The main character, Hardcore Leveling Warrior, is a powerful player who was once the top-ranked player in the game. However, after being betrayed by his own guild, he loses all his power and reputation. Determined to regain his status, Hardcore Leveling Warrior embarks on a journey to become the strongest player in the game once again.

The Boxer

The Boxer
Genre
  • Action
  • Drama

"The Boxer" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Jihoon Ryu. The story follows the life of a high school student named Hwi-Sang, who is constantly bullied and abused by his classmates. However, Hwi-Sang has a secret - he is a talented fighter who trains in secret to become a skilled boxer.

After being discovered by a former boxing champion, Hwi-Sang begins to train with him and enters the world of amateur boxing. As he competes in various matches, he must also confront his own personal demons and overcome the trauma of his past.

Tomb Raider King

Tomb Raider King
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

"Tomb Raider King" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Sanbi. The story follows the life of a man named Kang Yoonsoo, who wakes up one day to find himself transported to a mysterious world filled with ancient tombs and treasures.

As he explores this world, Kang Yoonsoo discovers that he has been chosen by the gods to become the "Tomb Raider King." With the help of his allies, he must navigate dangerous tombs, fight against powerful enemies, and uncover the secrets of this mysterious world.

unOrdinary

unOrdinary
Genre
  • Romance
  • Fantasy

"unOrdinary" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Urusai-Baka. The story takes place in a world where people are born with superhuman abilities known as "Talents." The main character, John, is a seemingly ordinary student who attends a high school for students with Talents.

Despite his lack of Talents, John tries to fit in and make friends. However, he soon discovers that the world of Talents is not as perfect as it seems, and there are dark secrets and hidden agendas at play. As John becomes more involved in the world of Talents, he must confront his own demons and learn to navigate a complex web of alliances and rivalries.

The webtoon is known for its exploration of themes such as power, identity, and justice. It also delves into issues such as bullying, abuse, and trauma. The characters are well-developed, and the art style is notable for its dynamic action scenes and expressive character designs.

DEAD DAYS

DEAD DAYS
Genre
  • Thriller

"DEAD DAYS" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Ryan and Dazui. The story takes place in a world where a mysterious virus has turned most of humanity into zombies. The main character, Jun, is a survivor who is trying to find a safe place to live with his younger sister, Jin.

As Jun and Jin travel across the country, they encounter other survivors and confront the dangers of the zombie-infested world. Along the way, they uncover the truth behind the virus and its origins, and must fight to stay alive in a world where death is always just around the corner.

Dr. Frost

Dr. Frost
Genre
  • Drama

"Dr. Frost" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Lee Jong-bum. The story follows the life of a brilliant psychologist named Dr. Frost, who uses his exceptional analytical skills to solve the problems of his patients.

As Dr. Frost works with a variety of patients, he encounters complex and difficult psychological cases, including patients suffering from trauma, personality disorders, and addiction. Using his keen intellect and deep understanding of the human mind, Dr. Frost delves into their pasts and helps them to confront their inner demons.

Wind Breaker

Wind Breaker
Genre
  • Action

"Wind Breaker" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Jo Yongseok. The story follows a high school student named Jo Jaehyun, who is a talented cyclist with a passion for racing.

When Jaehyun joins his school's cycling club, he becomes involved in a heated rivalry with a group of street racers known as "The Four Heavenly Kings." As he competes against them and learns more about their world, Jaehyun becomes increasingly drawn to the thrill of illegal street racing.

Annarasumanara

Annarasumanara
Genre
  • Mystery
  • Romance

"Annarasumanara" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Ha Il-Kwon. The story follows a young girl named Yun Ai, who is struggling to find her place in the world after her father abandons her and her mother.

One day, Yun Ai meets a mysterious magician named Lee Eul, who performs a magic trick that leaves her mesmerized. Fascinated by the world of magic, Yun Ai becomes determined to learn more about it and begins to spend time with Lee Eul.

As Yun Ai delves deeper into the world of magic, she begins to discover the true meaning of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of one's dreams. The webtoon is known for its exploration of themes such as identity, personal growth, and the power of imagination.

Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the Trap
Genre
  • Comedy
  • Mystery
  • Romance

"Cheese in the Trap" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Soonkki. The story follows the life of Hong Seol, a hardworking and ambitious college student, who becomes entangled with the enigmatic and charismatic senior, Yoo Jung.

As Seol and Yoo Jung's relationship develops, she begins to discover that there is more to him than meets the eye. The webtoon explores themes such as power dynamics, social class, and the complexities of human relationships. The story is notable for its intricate and layered characterizations, with each character having their own unique personality and motivations.

The art style of "Cheese in the Trap" is simple and understated, with a focus on facial expressions and body language to convey emotions and feelings. The webtoon also features a distinctive color palette that complements the mood and tone of the story.

A Returners Magic Should Be Special

A Returners Magic Should Be Special
Genre
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Adventure

"A Returner's Magic Should Be Special" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon written by Sun-Wook Jeon and illustrated by So-Nan-Yi. The story follows the life of a high school student named Desir Arman who is transported to a fantasy world called "Alphenia".

In this world, Desir discovers that he is a "Returner" - someone who has been summoned to this world multiple times. With the knowledge from his past lives, Desir decides to use his abilities to help save Alphenia from a looming threat. He enrolls in a prestigious academy for magic users and gathers a team of powerful allies to aid him in his quest.

HIVE

HIVE
Genre
  • Action
  • Thriller

"HIVE" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Kyusam Kim. The story takes place in a world where people are suddenly turned into monsters known as "The Bug". The story focuses on a group of survivors who are forced to band together and fight to survive.

The main character, Oh Sung Jin, is a timid office worker who is transformed into a powerful "Hunter" after being attacked by The Bug. As he navigates this new world, he discovers that there are other people like him who have been transformed and he joins forces with them to fight against The Bug.

Catharsis

Catharsis
Genre
  • Fantasy

"Catharsis" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Ahniki. The story takes place in a world where supernatural creatures, known as "Demans," roam the earth and prey on humans. The story follows the life of a young girl named Hyeon Seol, who has the ability to see and communicate with Demans.

After being recruited by a secret organization that aims to protect humans from Demans, Hyeon Seol begins to use her powers to fight against them. Along the way, she discovers a conspiracy involving Demans and must confront the truth about her own past.

DICE

DICE
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

"Dice" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Yun Hyunseok. The story follows the life of a high school student named Dongtae, who is constantly bullied and belittled by his classmates. One day, he discovers a mysterious app called "Dice," which can grant him various abilities and powers depending on the roll of the dice.

As he continues to use the app, Dongtae becomes more confident and powerful. However, he soon realizes that there are consequences to his actions and that the app may not be as harmless as he initially thought.

unTouchable

unTouchable
Genre
  • Romance
  • Fantasy

"unTouchable" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Massstar. The story follows the life of a young vampire named Sia Lee, who has lived for hundreds of years without being able to touch humans. She meets a handsome young man named Jiho, who is immune to her powers and can touch her without any adverse effects.

As Sia Lee and Jiho become closer, they navigate the challenges of their unconventional relationship and the secrets of Sia Lee's past. Along the way, they must confront other vampires who seek to harm them and uncover the truth behind Sia Lee's curse.

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure

"The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Nam Heesung. The story follows the life of a young man named Lee Hyun, who is forced to sell his gaming character to make ends meet.

Determined to regain his virtual assets, Lee Hyun decides to enter the virtual reality game Royal Road. He creates a sculptor character named Weed, and sets out to explore the game world, battle monsters, and complete quests in order to build his wealth and power.

As Weed gains more fame and fortune in the game, he becomes embroiled in political intrigue and power struggles, and must use all of his cunning and skill to survive in the cutthroat world of Royal Road.

True Beauty

True Beauty
Genre
  • Drama

"True Beauty" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Yaongyi. The story follows the life of a high school student named Lim Ju-kyung, who is insecure about her appearance and struggles with low self-esteem.

To cope with her feelings of inadequacy, Ju-kyung becomes an expert at makeup and transforms herself into a beautiful and confident young woman. However, she feels like she has to keep her true appearance hidden from others in order to maintain her newfound popularity.

As Ju-kyung navigates the ups and downs of high school life, she becomes involved in a complex love triangle with two of her classmates, the handsome but aloof Lee Su-ho and the charismatic and outgoing Han Seo-jun. She must also navigate the challenges of friendships, rivalries, and family expectations.

I Love Yoo

I Love Yoo
Genre
  • Romance

"I Love Yoo" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Quimchee. The story follows a young woman named Shin-ae, who is struggling to navigate the complexities of life after a difficult childhood.

When Shin-ae meets two handsome brothers, Kousuke and Yeong-gi Hirahara, her life takes an unexpected turn. As she becomes involved in their world of wealth and privilege, Shin-ae must navigate the challenges of fitting in with their social circle while also dealing with her own personal demons.

Something About Us

Something About Us
Genre
  • Romance

"Something About Us" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Lee Yun-Ji. The story follows two college students, Han Woo-Jin and Do Ga-Young, who have been best friends since high school. As they navigate through the ups and downs of college life, they begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.

The webtoon is known for its realistic portrayal of relationships and the challenges that come with growing up and falling in love. It explores themes such as identity, friendship, and the complexities of romantic relationships. The story is also notable for its focus on character development, with the main characters evolving and changing as they face new challenges and experiences.

The Gamer

The Gamer
Genre
  • Fantasy
  • Adventure
  • Action
  • Comedy

"The Gamer" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Sung San-Young. The story follows the life of Han Jee-Han, a high school student who discovers that he has the ability to perceive the world as a game-like interface. With this ability, Jee-Han sets out on a journey to become the strongest player in the game of life.

As Jee-Han navigates through his new reality, he meets other players with their own unique abilities and challenges. The webtoon explores themes such as power dynamics, strategy, and self-improvement. The story is notable for its immersive world-building and action-packed sequences, with each chapter containing new challenges and surprises.

The Beginning After the End

The Beginning After the End
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Supernatural

"The Beginning After the End" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by TurtleMe and illustrated by Fuyuki23. The story follows the life of King Grey, a powerful monarch who rules over a magical kingdom.

After being betrayed and assassinated by his own trusted advisors, King Grey is reincarnated as a baby in a different world with no memories of his past life. He grows up as Arthur Leywin, a young boy with exceptional magical abilities. As he explores this new world, he begins to regain his memories and discovers that he is not the only one who has been reincarnated.

The webtoon is known for its intricate plot and well-developed characters. It explores themes of identity, family, and redemption. The art style is also notable, with detailed character designs and vivid colors.

Terror Man

Terror Man
Genre
  • Action
  • Mystery
  • Sci-Fi

"Terror Man" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Han Dong Wook. The story follows the life of Hyun Woo, a man who possesses a unique ability - the power to enter into other people's dreams.

After being recruited by a government agency, Hyun Woo is tasked with using his powers to track down dangerous criminals and terrorists. However, as he delves deeper into his missions, he discovers a conspiracy that threatens not only his own life but also the lives of those he cares about.

The webtoon is known for its suspenseful plot and well-developed characters. It explores themes of power, corruption, and trust. The characters are complex and each has their own unique motivations and flaws. The art style is also notable, with detailed character designs and dynamic action scenes.

Afterschool War Activities

Afterschool War Activities
Genre
  • Action
  • Mystery
  • Supernatural

"Afterschool War Activities" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Ha Il-Kwon. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction after an alien invasion. The remaining survivors have banded together and created a militaristic society where children are trained from a young age to become soldiers.

The story follows the life of a young girl named Kim Jeeha, who is taken from her home and forced to join a military academy. There, she must navigate the complex hierarchy of the military society and fight against the alien invaders in order to save humanity.

Orange Marmalade

Orange Marmalade
Genre
  • Romance

"Orange Marmalade" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Seok Woo. The story is set in a world where vampires live among humans, but are often feared and discriminated against. The story follows the life of a young vampire girl named Baek Ma-ri, who tries to hide her identity and live a normal life among humans.

As she attends high school, Baek Ma-ri begins to fall in love with a human boy named Jung Jae-min. However, their relationship is threatened by the prejudices of their respective communities and the risks posed by Baek Ma-ri's vampiric nature.

The webtoon is known for its exploration of themes such as identity, acceptance, and prejudice. It also delves into issues such as bullying and social isolation. The characters are well-developed, and the art style is notable for its delicate and detailed depictions of the characters and their emotions.

Let’s Play

Let’s Play
Genre
  • Romance

"Let's Play" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Mongie. The story follows the life of a young game developer named Sam Young, who creates an indie game called "Ruminate" that receives negative reviews from a popular game streamer named Marshall Law.

Determined to improve her game and prove Marshall Law wrong, Sam Young seeks out his feedback and forms an unexpected connection with him. Along the way, she navigates the challenges of her job, her personal life, and her feelings for Marshall Law.

Siren’s Lament

Siren’s Lament
Genre
  • Romance

"Siren's Lament" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by instantmiso. The story follows the life of a young woman named Lyra who is cursed to turn into a mermaid whenever she comes into contact with water.

As Lyra struggles to come to terms with her curse, she meets a mysterious young man named Ian, who seems to be immune to her siren song. Together, they set out on a quest to find a cure for Lyra's curse and uncover the secrets of the underwater world.

Age Matters

Age Matters
Genre
  • Romance

"Age Matters" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Enjelicious. The story revolves around a young woman named Rose Choi, who is struggling to find her place in the world. She lands a job at a prestigious company, only to be dismissed due to her age.

Feeling lost and frustrated, Rose encounters a charming and successful businessman named Daniel Yoon, who takes an interest in her and offers to help her get back on her feet. As they spend more time together, Rose and Daniel begin to develop a close relationship.

The webtoon is known for its exploration of themes such as ageism, career aspirations, and the search for purpose. It also delves into issues such as family dynamics and the struggles of young adulthood. The characters are well-developed, and the art style is notable for its soft and romantic aesthetic.

SAVE ME

SAVE ME
Genre
  • Drama

"SAVE ME" is a Korean manhwa webtoon based on the storyline of the popular Korean boy band, BTS. The story follows the band members - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook - as they work together to save the life of a young woman named Seoyeon.

Seoyeon, who is suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, reaches out to the members of BTS for help. The band members become determined to save her and embark on a dangerous journey that takes them through a series of mysterious and surreal events.

The webtoon is known for its exploration of themes such as mental health, trauma, and the power of friendship. It also delves into issues such as societal pressures and the importance of seeking help when struggling with mental health issues. The characters are based on the real-life members of BTS and are depicted with their unique personalities and mannerisms.

Lookism

Lookism
Genre
  • Comedy
  • Mystery
  • Romance

"Lookism" is a Korean manhwa webtoon created by Park Tae-jun. The story follows the life of a high school student named Park Hyung-suk, who is constantly bullied and discriminated against because of his looks. One day, he wakes up in a new body with a completely different appearance and finds that he is now popular and respected.

As Hyung-suk navigates through his new life, he begins to explore the different aspects of appearance and identity. The webtoon explores themes such as discrimination, body image, and self-worth. The story is notable for its complex and nuanced characters, with each character having their own backstory and motivations.

The art style of "Lookism" is distinctive, with detailed and expressive illustrations that capture the emotional depth of the characters. The webtoon also features multiple art styles to differentiate between characters and their personalities.

Kubera

Kubera
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

"Kubera" is a popular Korean manhwa webtoon created by Currygom. The story takes place in a fantasy world where humans, gods, and other supernatural beings coexist. The webtoon follows the journey of a young girl named Kubera, who is on a mission to uncover the secrets of her past and find her true identity.

As Kubera travels through the world of magic and mystery, she meets a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique backgrounds and motivations. The webtoon explores themes such as love, loss, and the search for meaning in life. The story is notable for its complex plot, with numerous twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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