13 Best Manhwa with female leads!




Updated on: 08/01/2023

Manhwa generally means Korean Webtoons. Unlike Manga, Manhwa has colour in them, and presently craze for them is growing incredibly. If you like reading manhwa where female leads are super strong and less dependent, you can say independent but are confused from where to start, then here is a piece of good news for you. We have brought you an exclusive list of manhwa with female leads, where your female leads shatter the villains into pieces and are confident enough to face all the difficulties without compromising their sweetness and tenderness. 

So, scroll down fast to know from where you are going to start your manhwa reading!!!

List of the best Manhwa with Female Leads

Check out the exciting titles below and do let us know your favourite ones!

Sora Haena beautifully describes the love between the female leads of the manhwa
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13. Sora Haena!

The story of the manhwa revolves around Sora and Haena. Sora is a student in Jaeil All-Girls High School, a prestigious school where students die to go. Adding to the background of Sora, she is the topper of the school.

Somehow, Sora gets into trouble when she starts lying to her classmates that she has a boyfriend. This lie leads Sora to take help from Haena to find a boyfriend for her. Haena gets ready to help Sora but on one condition. Sora needs to help Haena to get admission into the prestigious institution that is nearly an impossible task. The deal between the two is signed, and both set to accomplish their tasks. But somehow, Sora realises that she has found someone in her heart. But it is not a boy instead, it is Haena.

Read out the webtoon if you love reading a GL manhwa.

Miss Guillotine is also a famous manhwa where you will find female lead
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12. Miss Guillotine

The manhwa is by Gaje and Stego.

The plot of the manhwa has magic and action in it. It depicts the era after the end of superheroes; the period of The Magical Girl, the world’s new protectors who enjoy nearly celebrity-like status. But these magical girls are school bullies in their daily life. However, one day, another magical girl, whom no one knew, appears and announces a war against the magical girls to avenge her sister.

Crimson Karma has Kasia as its female lead
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11. Crimson Karma

The story brings out the journey of Kasia Del Roman. Kasia is a soldier who got crafted in a way that she has become a good assassin. Due to certain things, she has lost all her human emotions and has become a perfect tool that could get thrown after the use is over. Adding to her miseries, she can’t even die properly. When Kasia opened her eyes after she thought she died, the view there shocked her. Kasia wakes up on a battlefield of a different world.

Now Kasia needs to choose whether she wants to live the way she used to live in her original world without any emotions and like a tool, or she wishes to live a new life.

Her Tale of Shim Chong is a beautiful GL manhwa
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10. Her Tale of Shim Chong

The GL manhwa is based on a Korean folktale. Two women find out that both have the same wish that is to leave this world behind. Shim Chong is a young beggar who lives on the kindness of others to support her blind father and herself. And the other woman is soon to be the bride of an old Chancellor Jang. The bride has sold herself to save her family. However, she decides to drown herself in the river. Shim Chong saves this bride from the river, and their lives take a new turn when their relationship kindles in love and hidden intentions.

IRIS- Lady with a Smartphone is one of the famous manhwa with female leads
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09. IRIS – Lady with a Smartphone

Iris was betrayed and murdered by her husband and her family. But while she was dying, her life flashes in front of her. To her surprise, Iris could also see her previous life. Now, with her newly gained knowledge, she goes to the time when she was not married. Iris is now determined to take her revenge. In this journey of hers, she seeks help from the most eligible bachelor in the entire empire, Duke Valenciaga. It was odd and intriguing why Duke Valenciaga proposed to her to go out with him and how will this help in her revenge.

Just like the name of the manhwas, the female lead is also very strong in the webtoon Kill the Villainess
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08. Kill the Villainess

The protagonist of the manhwa got reincarnated into a novel as the villainess named Elise. Elise had poisoned herself when her fiance, the prince, leaves her and got married to Helena. Helena is a maid and the childhood friend of Elise. The protagonist realized this and tried all her ways to get out of the novel world. However, even after Elise died, the protagonist was not able to come out of the novel. Hence, she decided not to follow the path of Elise as in the original novel and decides to create her own way. After this, things changed for Elise.

The people who ignored and avoided Elise begin to show a keen interest in her and appreciate her change. Even the prince who had rejected her got drawn to her and said that she has changed. But the protagonist does not want to get involved in affection in this novel world.

The Fantasie of a Stepmother is one of the famous manhwa with female leads
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07. The Fantasie of a Stepmother

Shuri is called an Iron Widow. After Shuri’s husband died, she had to manage his vast holdings and his four children. Shuri is young and inexperienced, but somehow, she tries her best to raise the kids. But the kids’ attitudes towards Shuri are bitter. They don’t like her. However, Shuri is free from the responsibilities after her eldest son gets married. But mysteriously, she goes seven years back in time_ on the night of her husband’s funeral. How will Shuri’s life change with this second chance life gives her?

Lady Medea Solon is ready to fight for her right in Your Throne
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06. Your Throne

Your Throne is a fantasy manhwa which the fantasy lover will love from the core of their hearts. The story has set in Vasilios Empire, a kingdom ruled by the imperial family and the Temple. However, the Empire that seems to be very peaceful from the outside encounters tensions brewing inside. Lady Medea Solon losses her crown to Crown Prince Eros. And now, she is willing to go to any extent to get back all her rights. The manhwa explores the journey of Medea Solon to get her rights back.

The Princess Imprints the Traitor brings you a famous and strong princess.
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05. The Princess Imprints the Traitor

Evenrose is the seventh imperial princess who died. The only thing she remembers while she was dying is that the royal family got killed by the Homunculus, who got help from her brother. However, when her eyes opened after she died, she found that she has not died yet, but has gone in the past and has become eight years younger. That was the time when the third empire has not got chosen yet. Now, to save the imperial family, this is the only chance for Evenrose to suppress the third emperor Bridgette and recognise herself as the successor. Then Evenrose starts her journey to find Michael, the king of the Homunculus, to save the imperial family. 

Unholy Blood brings you a very strong female lead.
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04. Unholy Blood

The story of the manhwa follows Hayan. Hayan’s dream of leading a simple life got destroyed by the Vampires. Now she sets out to face her darkest secrets so she can help the world get rid of these ruthless hunters who have taken over the world ten years ago. On her, this journey, to protect her loved ones as well as to get her revenge, a rising star from the local police department comes for her help.

Beware the Villainess is one of the famous manhwas with female leads
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03. Beware the Villainess!

A college girl met an accident and woke up as a villainess of a novel, Melissa Foddebrat. She is the daughter of the duke and is not very much known by people. This new Melissa sets on her journey to live her life in her new conditions. Since she can’t tolerate standing by and watching the female protagonist of the novel manipulated by the four main leads, she decides to step in and fight the idiots to remove them. Melissa sets on to eliminate all the jackass in the story with her unique personality.

The Lady and the Beast is one of the famous manhwas with female leads
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02. The Lady and the Beast

The story follows the life of Astina. Astina is the reincarnation of Empress Martina, founder of the Carabella Empire, after 100 years of her death. Astina is a daughter of a count and lives a life of a noble lady. However, after her father’s business was destroyed, Astina’s family drowned in debt. To save her family and help them to get rid of their financial crisis, Astina decides to sell herself off and marry Grand Duke Thereode in place of her sister Kanna.

But Duje Thereode is cursed and transforms into a beast. Now, everyone believes that Astina could not survive the night with the beast. However, with her skills, she miraculously saves herself and tames the beast as her pet. But one day, when she gave a brief peck to the beast as a reward, things changed. 

The Remarried Empress is one of the most famous manhwas with female leads
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01. The Remarried Empress

The manhwa unfolds the story of Navier Ellie Trovi, who is a perfect Empress. Navier is courageous, intelligent, and socially adept_ everything which an Empress needs. She is very humble and good with her subjects and is very devoted to her husband. Navier lives her life peacefully as an Empress of the Eastern Empire. But her peaceful life takes a disastrous turn when her husband brings a mistress and asks her for divorce. Navier agrees with the divorce and seeks the permission of her remarriage.

After leaving her husband, Navier thinks that if she can’t remain empress in the Eastern Empire, she will become the Empress of another kingdom. Now, to fulfil her childhood dream of being an Empress and retain her title of Empress she marries another Emperor. That brings a new turn and twist to her life.

Since you are done checking out the list you know from where to start. The titles mentioned above are some of the best manhwas with female leads. In these webtoons, you will find powerful and independent female leads who will win your hearts.

Do let us know your favorite ones. Happy Reading! Also, stay tuned with us to get exclusive facts related to webtoons, mangas, anime, dramas, and a lot more.

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