10 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

What are Korean Manhwa Webtoons?

The names manhwa and webtoons are interchangeable, and fans will use both or either of them when talking about Korean comics. So, if you’re wondering what the difference is between manhwa and webtoons, there isn’t one. They are just two names for Korean comics, Just like how manga is the word for Japanese comics.

Tower of God

Tower of God

Tower of God (Sin-ui Tap) tells the story of Bam, a boy who has lived his life beneath the titular tower with only his friend Rachel for company.

When the story begins, however, Rachel abandons Bam and heads into the tower, leaving Bam with no other choice but to follow her.

The tower itself is a mysterious and magical place filled with varied and impossible environments. People enter the tower with the hopes of reaching the top; along the way, they will face dangerous foes and overcome intense challenges. All Bam wants, however, is to find Rachel.


Omniscient Reader

Omniscient Reader

 Genre: Fantasy
Omniscient Reader is about 독자 (reader) an ordinary man in every way, except that he’s the only person to read a certain novel.
One day, the world ended and a new world unfolded, just like in the novel he read.
As soon as it was turned from a web novel into a Wednesday webtoon, it quickly gained popularity.
Even with the flood of new webtoons, it still distinguishes itself with its unique concept. I also love the drawings and storyline.

 Omniscient Reader


The Boxer

the boxer

Genre: Action/Sports
The Boxer is about the shocking talent of the main character, Yoo. It asks the question of whether having too much natural ability is a blessing or a curse with a serious tone.
As a relatively new webtoon that began in December 2019, it was highly praised by Korean readers.
You will get hooked on this webtoon instantly.


Yumi’s Cells

yumi's cells

Genre: Romance
Yumi’s Cells is about what Yumi is thinking about right now. It’s the story of brain cells that are busy working in her head!
The main brain cell characters are: love cell, hunger cell, anxiety cell, naughty cell, etc.
Think Pixar’s Inside Out with romance. The creator’s drawings are quite cute, and you can get a glimpse of how dating works in Korea.


True Beauty

True Beauty Manhwa Comic Books 1-9
Genre: Romance
True Beauty is about the secret of a beautiful girl. Its title literally means 여신 (goddess) 강림 (advent). It quickly became one of the top webtoons on Tuesday since it was serialized in 2018. You can see the Korean perspective on beauty in relation to both men and women.
true beauty
True Beauty is about a young girl who watches make-up videos online and starts applying the techniques to herself. As soon as she starts using make-up in everyday life, her popularity in school skyrockets and she soon becomes the most popular girl with the prettiest face. But the question is how long can she keep her true self hidden behind layers of make-up? And how will her status change once people find out about her? The drama talks about the harsh reality of growing up in a society that puts beauty on the highest pedestal – over everything else. This webtoon has also been adapted to a K-Drama of the same name. This webtoon will become a K-drama in 2020 on tvn.

Itaewon Class

8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

Park Sae-royi is a young high school kid who dreams of getting into the police academy. His hardworking father is a single parent who tries his best to give his son a comfortable life. Over a small feud, Sae-royi’s father is murdered by a dangerous businessman of high social standing. Sae-royi goes against him and ends up in prison. After serving his term, Sae-royi comes back to Seoul and tries to set up a small restaurant in the Itaewon neighbourhood to make his father proud. Itaewon is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Seoul with all the biggest clubs and restaurants. As he embarks upon this journey, Park Sae-royi also starts to plan out his revenge against the powerful chaebol heir who murdered his father. Itaewon Class has been adapted into a K-Drama of the same name starring Park Seo-joon in the lead.


8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

whats wrong secretary kim

8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon) is the vice-chairman of a major corporation. His world is shaken when, one day, his highly-capable secretary, Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young), announces that she will resign from her position after working for Lee Young-joon for nine years. Young-joon then decided to do whatever he can after talking to his best friend, who happens to be a board director in his company, to make sure Mi-so stays by his side.

8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

Throughout the journey, Lee Young-joon plans plenty of things while Kim Mi-so decides to find the elusive man from a past traumatic experience that she was a part of when she was a young child. Kim Mi-so falls in love with Lee Young-joon as they heal each other of their past traumatic experience of being kidnapped.

The remarried Empress

the Remarried empress korean comic book

Navier Ellie Trovi was an empress perfect in every way -- intelligent, courageous, and socially adept. She was kind to her subjects and devoted to her husband. Navier was perfectly content to live the rest of her days as the wise empress of the Eastern Empire. That is, until her husband brought home a mistress and demanded a divorce. “I accept this divorce… And I request an approval of my remarriage.” In a shocking twist, Navier remarries another emperor and retains her title and childhood dream as empress. But just how did everything unfold?



8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

Every night at 10, Dong-gyun locks himself up in his room, grabs a box of tissues, and watches a live cam boy show hosted by Alex, a BJ (broadcast jockey). Timid Dong-gyun admires not only Alex’s ripped body, but his candor in sharing his sexual experiences with viewers. One night, Dong-gyun downs too many drinks at a school networking event and passes out. When he wakes up, he’s in bed staring up at a shirtless hunk. A hunk who looks an awful lot like...Alex. 


Killing Stalking

8 Korean Webtoons Everyone Should Read

The story follows Yoon Bum, a young, mentally ill man with a difficult past. After becoming infatuated with Oh Sangwoo, a peer from his time in the military who saved him from a rape attempt, he decides to enter Sangwoo's home while he is out of his house. Yoon Bum finds a tied up, bruised woman in Sangwoo's basement and before he is able to free her, he is discovered by Sangwoo, who is revealed to be a serial killer. Sangwoo then breaks Bum's ankles and despite Yoon Bum's previous love for him, Sangwoo puts Bum into a highly abusive and manipulative relationship until the very end.