The action genre is often left out of the famous talks about webtoons because of the apparent lack of plot formation. This does not, however, imply that it has any fewer fans. Action webtoons are difficult to spot out due to the problem faced by creators regarding scene descriptions. A slight mistake regarding the sequence and the whole scene goes to vain.
Presenting you with the top 10 list of action webtoons with epic fighting sequences and a unique plot to feed all your desires in one place.
Supernova follows the story of Yushin, who changed when a stray cat transforms him into a hero. Using that power, he starts going against his school bullies to stop them from bullying the other students.
This action webtoon starts when Yushin witnesses Harry being bullied by a school delinquent. He met a stray cat on his way and declared that if wanted to protect people from bullying. The next day it was revealed that harry suicides. Then that delinquent approaches Yushin, and at that time, the cat from the previous day offers if to become a hero. Now it is time for Yushin to use his new powers to rescue the weak.
23. Weak Hero
Gray is not someone who one can imagine as a fighter. He is merely a walking skeleton with just height over 5’2. His unusual fighting skills make up for his other lacking physical qualities, which a fighter needs to become a hero. When Gray debuted in a school where bully had their ways to torment the students, it was unbelievable. But this mysterious new student threatens to dismantle the established order. He may be small in stature, but his calculative and brutal fighting leaves unsuspecting opponents lying on the floor begging for mercy. Now the all nearby school’s toughest bullies have to scramble to take down this new and unusual “Weak Hero”.
22. Terror Man
This action webtoons revolves around Min Jungwoo, a high school kid who has the ability to foresee misfortunes that are about to happen in 15 minutes. Although he is a shy and wealthy kid who gets bullied, but after disguising himself, he uses his power to save people from becoming the victim of dangerous happenings. Even if he is doing this to safeguard the people, his actions reverse towards him, making him the terrorist. Jungwoo discovers that the more he saves others, the unhappier he becomes. Thus unfolds a story of a hero and his struggle between happiness and despair.
The everyday life of two high school students disturbed when their secret got out. Lee Sang-Hyun and Bae Ji-Hyun, live their lives as regular high school students while secretly hiding their true identities: Mages of Law. But on one such day, Bae Ji-Hyun had to reveal her true identity of being a Law Mage in the process of rescuing Lee Sang-Hyun from a deadly attack from the Corruptors. But she shocks to know that Lee Sang-Hyun has his own secret of being a Law Mage. Now the webtoon follows the story of Join Lee Sang-Hyun and Bae Ji-Hyun, as they make numerous attempts to fight and terminate the Corruptors plaguing the world in which they live in.
20. Viral Hit
Viral Hit is an addictive action webtoon. It’s a story that revolves around a lanky high school student Hobin Yoo. He is an awkward teenager who probably will be the last guy one can expect to star in a NewTube channel that revolves around fighting. He gets this position after following some fighting advice from a mysterious NewTube channel. The tricks he learns helps knock out guys stronger than him and sweep in more money than he could have ever dreamed. Can Hobin keep this up, or will he eventually meet his match?
19. The Boxer
It is a high ranking sports webtoon that every action webtoons should watch. The story is of boxer Yu, who knows boxing but does not know his purpose behind playing this sport. He is like a superhuman filled up with a raw talent for boxing. Later he was taken by a coach under him, and from then, his natural glory in a boxing tournament starts. This webtoon covers Yu’s history and personality that reveals the reason behind his distant nature.
18. Cape Of Spirits
This fantasy action webtoon title is one of the latest in the action-fantasy series. Winner of Line Webtoon’s 7th Creator Contest, the contest was downright warzone (I witnessed it WHOLE); from 7000 comics this one bagged the prize. The contest sure gave us many titles that are wonderful in their own sense and boosted the reading list by folds. Cape of spirits is a universe that was used by the author as a videogame in her other series named Fictional Skin which is in the discover section and now on hiatus until Cape of Spirits is completed. The action, adventure, and character portrayal is proper and there is no lack of plotting.
It is a story about Jinsei a former heir to the throne and now a fugitive on the run from his own empire. He is held captive in the first chapter by Kanae who plans on delivering his head and even the score about a personal tiff when she finds herself in a threatening situation and must set Jinsei free in order to escape. Jinsei, Kanae, Flavyus and Nine, an AI should work as a team and fight whilst uncovering many secrets lying behind ‘coins’ which are the sources of power in this world. The characters are a bit unfamiliar to each other too so we get to know about characters on similar coordination. The secrets, politics, magic and their teamwork is going to be the central plot theme.
17. Code Adam
This webtoon has been revamped a couple of times before finally being featured on the LINE Webtoon app. The story deals with a fictional world of Horrors. Horrors are advance humans with powers and quirks of their own due to genetic mutations. The whole season one of this webtoon includes many fighting scenes, all involving modern sequences and individual quirk aspects. The story grows as all the elements of this world come through with introductions. Currently on hold for season 2, this webtoon sure does justice to the genre action webtoon along with splendid storytelling and sequences.
At times the story might feel as if it is throwing the facts too fast. However, the pacing is still binge friendly and doesn’t burden the reader much. The art style is also great and the author puts in much effort to describe the complexity of each of the characters present in the story. Thus far one of the promising action webtoons. Additionally, the pacing makes it certain for one to instantly dive into this action webtoon for its depth, storytelling, art, and action.
16. Room of Swords
Room of Swords is an action webtoon that in which mostly manifestation of powers fills the action part. A good diversion from martial fights. Moreover, the art style is pretty unique and one of it’s kind, that too properly compliments the action sequences.
The plotline in the starting seems pretty basic but by the end of season 2, it has grown ten folds the complexity. The story follows a group of people all from different wakes of time thrown into an unknown land. They all are told by voice in the sky to find the ‘Room of Swords’ and restore it to open the gate to freedom.
Gyrus, our main protagonist starts his journey to the same while encountering one-eyed monsters to creepy creatures with unknown origin all while meeting new people with an equivalent lack of idea as to what’s going on. With many graphic gifs to enhance the feels, this fantasy-action webtoon could easily pave its way into the top list of action webtoons.
15. Afterschool War Activities (Duty After School)
This manhwa is surprisingly unpopular. The plot is not entirely unique yet is pretty original. It is about how unknown things start coming to earth and in this apocalypse high school students have no choice but to fight for the safety of others. The writer Ha Il-Kwon is quite a talented artist, all his works are likable and utterly unique in genres and in storylining. The most prominent part of this manhwa is the characters. The story starts with the whole class going into the army with our protagonist Kim Chi-yeol. The characters thus are vivid and individualistic. The MC is also not a badass and all the more powerful or highly intelligent. The story is set on a realistic phase and so are the characters including the protagonist. The whole plot dwells with loss, fear, relationships and other such psychological aspects.
The ending was bittersweet and justified. A fairy tale ending wouldn’t have made any sense with this theme. The art style is well recognizable if you know of the author but individually you might find it comparatively simple and messy. Though in all, this is an extremely good pick for action webtoons.
The kid who has always been bullied discovers he got powers like none other. However, this all only to know that they don’t work on humans. Another action webtoon set up after an alien invasion. The central theme revolves around the manifestation of powers amongst various people under the public eye and due to unknown reasons. Our male protagonist, Jin Lee is one such being with powers.
This fantasy action webtoon deals with real-world themes like manipulation, control, army and much more. Consequently, all this contributes to the plot points of this webtoon, thus claiming its way in the top 15 action webtoons.
13. No Scope
This webtoon revolves around the gaming genre more than typical martial arts, which is usually seen in action webtoons. All the action till now has also been centered towards the action involved in games rather than in real life. The plot follows Doyoon, a student who has been away from the popularity all his life and his acquaintance with one of the most popular boys in school, Suho, through an accidental encounter. They connect over PSI BOND, an online gaming sensation. Suho is intrigued by how Doyoon is so good at the game while he has been playing on American servers, has no gaming assembles and knows little about the game’s basics. The whole story slowly unfolds and then there is ‘No Scope’ for fickle matters. (No, the tagline is not official. I now wish it was.)
The story follows various characters thoroughly bought to light in due course of time. Moreover, the focus is not too eminent on the protagonist and rather a lot of detailing and personality build-up is there for other characters too. The art style is absolutely gorgeous and makes the action scenes look wickedly flowy. For a light drama action webtoon read with an intricate plot and gaming insights, this is an amazing pick.
12. Peerless Dad
A phenomenal story about fatherhood, battles and character development. The action is top-notch and so is the emotional base along with comedy. What else do you call out as a masterpiece? The author is doing an exceptional job at character pacing and development while keeping the whole plot intact. This action webtoon follows Noh Gajang, a father whose only goal in life is to raise his three kids and protect them at all costs. The plot might sound selfless but the focus on all the three kids and their father is amazing. The author’s idea of providing all the children with an individualistic aura does wonders.
, is a man who knows nothing about himself in a brief sense. He knows how to fight but doesn’t know his strengths, doesn’t know his master’s name nor the name of his school. These things are fickle for him and all he cares for is his children. The art style is recognizable as that from a manhwa easily, is vividly expressive. Consequently, the action scenes do great justice to the flow of the story. Throughout one experiences a well-planned storyline along with the beautiful depiction of feelings, comedy, and action.
11. I Am the Sorcerer King
The story revolves around Lee Sung Hoon, who is a guy in a sorry state in a world that is changing fast. The world has many sections, one consists of monsters and the other of humans. Humans have always been unaware of the presence of any such existence but ten years ago a rift in space came through. Thus leading to a horde of monsters coming in on the earth. Consequently, some humans started evolving and attaining power. Such humans are termed as ‘the awakened’. These humans with power hunt down monsters and earn fame and money in the world.
Unfortunately, Sung Hoon isn’t one of them. Moreover, he is in desperate need of money for his mother’s sickness. So he takes up dangerous jobs to make both ends meet. His work is of being bait to the monsters and lure them in so that the awakened ones can attack the monsters. One day he ends up being extremely injured by a monster and reaches the brink of death. At that moment he gets flashbacks of his past life and realise that he was a sorcerer-king. After gaining his past life memories, his power starts evolving and thus begins this journey.
One can describe this as a mix of many different known plots and the author manages to keep this OP character and the plot interesting. The art style is totally amazing and the action depiction will have you in the webtoon from the start.
It is a good story with slightly messy but quite satisfying art style following through. This does not complicate much at any given point. We have our protagonist, Gang Yong, whose straight forward aim is to avenge his mentor’s wrongdoers. His alias is a chubby dumpling boy. The art is fantastic and you can easily follow all the action in this webtoon. The story starts as one comic read and light movement. Though you can notice the plot getting darker after the first five chapters.
Throughout the plot we see character building up and story derivation at all points. At times the webtoon might seem slightly slow however the pace keeps up with the story. This webtoon mix plot’s seriousness and light moments together awesomely. The fighting scenes are long and great. The bonus? The art and depiction are so good that those sequences never bore you. The usage of martial arts is significant and not so unrealistic. All the twists are served at the right moments. A nice to read for when you crave action webtoons.
Eleceed is one of the latest action webtoons involving fantasy world projections. It is by the authors of Nobelesse AND Girls of Wild’s so you do know what splendid work it is going to be. The story by far consists of power basis actions and not much contact fighting is shown. The art is style awe-striking and marvelous. All the fighting scenes are easy to follow and present great graphics
The story revolves around Jiwoo, a schoolboy whose obsession and love for cats is by far extravagant. Jiwoo is shy and quiet however there are secrets that he keeps hidden behind his calm cat-loving personality. Also, Mr. Kayden is the next important character in this story. He is an extremely powerful human being with excellent powers now stuck in the body of a fat cat. Jiwoo being the cinnamon roll he is; takes in Mr. Kayden due to obvious reason i.e. that’s a cat with injuries.
We see the bonding of Mr. Kayden and Jiwoo uncovers the layers behind his secrets with the help of Kayden. The story has many hilarious parts and good character coordination building up as it goes further. The story has a lot of potentials and it is one great action webtoon for people looking out for new reads.
Lookism is one of the most versatile plot lines I have ever come through and I love it. You see all types of fighting styles involving boxing to street style techniques. This drama – action webtoon is so descriptive of every arc and is wonderfully written. (https://expo.aspe.org) The story in the starting portrays usual Korean culture though it exceeds expectations with each new chapter. The action sequences are CLEAN and accurate. At no point does the skills showcase unrealistic attributes (apart from where it is intentional and comedy). The reason behind each character’s personality and presence are always well off. Even the basis of fighting styles in all the characters have deep roots and portrays the part of their history. We get the answers to questions like, why is this person so fast? Why does this character have a quick reflex? And it is truly satisfying.
It is a story about Daniel Park a loner ‘ugly’ boy who deals with many financial and social problems including bullying. Daniel Park’s life is exhausting and to escape it he enrolls for a far off high school. His personality is typically set back, childish and confidence lacking for the majority. The character growth, the involvement of more characters as the story goes by and relationships between people are written by heart. This webtoon portrays action and emotions in such a miscible manner that it is almost impossible to hate it. I like all the bridges there are to join the whole masterpiece in one. This action webtoon grasps slightly lower rank because there is a lot more than just action present which is a good thing too for some people.
A great plotline along with flexible characters and story focussing on MMORPG tactics. Guess you almost tap in a gamer’s dream-read with this action webtoon. The characters are comic and likable. The plot is unique which focusses on the journey of Ethan, also known as Hardcore Levelling warrior. Ethan used to be one of the top players in an RPG named known as Lucid Dreams. One day though things turn literally upside down as he realizes that his character is reset to level 1.
The journey of Hardcore Leveling Warrior towards reclaiming that position in the game. Whilst realizing aspects of life that he might have never thought about earlier. The action sequences are awesome and the level difference makes it all the more interesting. We see diversity in the usage of similar skills. Ethan’s fighting style is greatly driven by his experience and it makes for a great visual. A webtoon must while stating the list for top action webtoons.
Similar to Hardcore Leveling Warrior this top manhwa is nowhere lacking. The storyline is consisting of MMORPG tactics and descriptions. This story about Sung Jin-Woo, the weakest amongst all hunters has been an instant hit amongst manhwa readers. One day Sung Jin Woo is suddenly taken to a dungeon where he can get stronger. With the dungeon as a medium, he now has an ability to be able to find resources that he needs and can hence avail those to survive. Sung Jin Woo’s character is very well written and he is humble and caring to make him all the more likable.
The action sequences are visually impacting and the art style is very clear. You see some known skills and other techniques which are from the author’s perspective. Overall it is awesome to read action manhwa and for some obvious reason falls under the list of masterpieces.
All the people in this fantasy – action webtoon has powers of varying scale which rules out how strong a person. Wellston High is the school for elites who have abilities that surpass the average tire with a serious hierarchy amongst the different tiers. John is a newly enrolled boy considered ‘cripple’ I.e. someone with no superpowers. How will he survive in such a hierarchy and what does the confidence he portrays have to do with being the lowest on the ranks?
Fighting sequences usually portray dominance over the low tier. The power distribution and skill distribution are clear. One can find some good surprises throughout the fighting scenes and the versatility adds more to the flavor. Seraphina, John, and Arlo are one of the very main characters in this diverse plot. The characters are likable and have personalities that collide but collaborate. As you become part of this massive fandom you will slowly realize why Arlo is Ass-lo and why we hate hair gel. Nothing weird in here I promise.
Believe me, there is nothing high school-ish about this action genre focussing webtoon. Mori Jin is an independent high school student who doesn’t care about much but food and fights that he wins. A stranger approaches him so that he takes part in the contest GOH and showcase his fighting abilities and Mori simply accepts the offer. In the very starting, we find adults reaching out for three people at the prime for the same contest who are Mori Jin (obviously), Yu Mira and Han Daewi. After fights and some sessions, we gradually realize that a contest is not what is taking place but there is something serious going on throughout.
The fighting styles are driven by real-life taekwondo techniques. They did add great force into it though, enough so that characters can swipe off a whole mountain. Readers also witness sword fights, godly abilities and wrestling in the majority. One finds a good amount of action sequence throughout the plot. Some 360-degree angle shoots make the action sequences seem almost in action. The plot is great and I find the webtoon to be in the list of webtoons that have potential but lack fan base and proper recognition. A great read for action webtoons lovers.
The plot is an equal part hilarious and serious. Surprisingly or not the same goes for all the action. The fights are amazing and descriptive. You want girls fighting girls, girls fighting boys, boys fighting boys or whatever balance you want. It is all here in this action webtoon. I like how the webtoon clears through many clichés including those like the main protagonist being a strong ‘boy’. Throughout the story, there is no part which includes biases towards one of the other social idea. However, sometimes you might find that the focus is extremely on female MMA fights. You will find a lot of traditional styles and mix of techniques which is quite refreshing.
It is one of the very first action webtoons that I read. Needless to mention but I did enjoy every bit of it. The story focusses on Wild’s High School, the lives of the student in it and Jaegu who fears women due to his past abandonment issues. The high school is an all-girl and just from the session Jaegu enrolls does it change to a co-ed. The irony being that Jaegu is the only boy enrolling and cherry over the icing is that all the girls are specializing in MMA. The ending is also quite satisfying and the word I am looking for is; yeah, hilarious in its sense. I also like how they show that everyone gains power through training and practice. No one in the whole plot changes from a weakling to god tier strong.
Spoiler: There is a slight lack in the plot (SPOILER AHEAD). You never really get to know about Jaegu’s mom while it was one of the very important and driving topics in the whole story.
This story shows a new perspective towards the usual vampires, wolves and human worlds. The authors did their best in putting the pieces together. In the middle-end part of the story, there is a bit of lack on the detail stage but it causes no flaws in this series. Franklin is the ultimate link of the series and Rai, the hero who is by far the best. You will want the series to continue dreading every other step but it is worth it.
The action genre is covering a lot of plot in this webtoon. All the fights are character-specific thus portraying individual fight patterns vividly. All the characters have different abilities and according to them, their dynamics change. Furthermore, agility is one great part all along, thus, making the action intense yet extremely traceable due to the artwork. The tension that builds up before each fight is appropriate at every point. All the scenes are clear and are easy to follow throughout.
1. Tower of God
Looking for an action webtoon with fighting scenes that make you anticipate every moment? A storyline where the fights don’t seem meaningless? Looking for characters that overpower each other with new skills? In a search for THE action webtoon? Then the Tower of God is your level best shot! Dealing with awesome characters, intricate plot and massive fight scenes this action fantasy genre basis webtoon is all you need.
The fighting scenes do not focus exactly on any conventional fighting style or rule. TOG includes many different fighting styles and skills while ‘shinsoo’ acts as the basis. One can easily notice the tremendous amount of planning put into action sequences and their descriptions. The art in the starting might seem flaky; stick around and you will never regret your action. The art turns out to be awesome later. From sword sequences, usage of spears to blasting fireballs, you find all in this action genre epic.
This brings us to the end of the action webtoons list. Do let us know if you think any action webtoons should also be included.