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30 Top Manhwa (Korean Webtoons) That You Should Check Out (2020)


Date: 28/02/2019

If you have already read enough manga and what to look at what Manhwa has to offer or you just simply want to check out some good webtoons then this post is very much for you. Here is the list of 25 top Manhwa (Korean Webtoons) for you to check out. The list contains webtoons from different genres such as action, romance, and drama. As these are some of the best webtoons you must have already heard about them from your friends. You can read all of the webtoons for free at Line Webtoons. To make it easier for you, we have made a comprehensive post listing websites where you can read webtoons in English. So, without much adieu let us get started with the list.

40 Best Korean Mature Adult Webtoons (Manhwa)

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30. Catharsis

Genres: Fantasy, Psychological 

This manhwa revolves around Leon Mori one of the most relatable high school students who is bored with his life and school. The only person he interacts with is his middle school tutor, stand in the guardian, and now teacher, Ami. Obviously enough he has a secret crush on her. Leon has synaesthesia so he can see sounds in colors and there is this dream that keeps recurring. The fear creeps in his life and even the difference between his dreams and reality is blurred. Soon Leon realizes that there might be more to this situation then what is in front of eyes. He is drawn into an organization Catharsis which helps ordinary people combat their demons which are their fears and insecurities.

A psychological manhwa, with the relatable and realistic protagonist. He is likable because of his sensibility. He doesn’t drive into being heroic. The art style is great and unique. The author supports the tale with fine pacing and does take time in introducing new aspects of character development. An enjoyable read for anyone into horror and psychological genres.

29. Afterschool War Activities

Genres: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

This manhwa is surprisingly unpopular. The plot is known yet 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 or in plotting. The most prominent part of this manhwa is the character build-up. 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 base 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. In all this is an extremely good manhwa.


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28. Tomb Raider King

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Unlike how other titles on this list are portraying weak main characters who gradually or suddenly grew into an OP being, in this manhwa the main character already has many talents. He grew up to his state all by himself by using his usual knowledge. Thus, paving a way for himself under other strong people and makes a name for himself. This webtoon follows our real world where one day suddenly tombs came into existence. These tombs consist of various relics that were all-powerful and soon the motion of getting into tombs, surviving the odds and achieving power, breaks into the world.

We follow the story of a guy who starts off with his tomb raiding journey a little later than others. However, luckily enough he ends up finding a relic that gives him information about all other tombs. The first chapter switches from past and present and so we are behind on a journey where the protagonist wants to achieve all relics at all costs.

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27. DICE

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

What if you can restart your life with a different setting just like a game? Dong Tae always got bullied by his classmates. But Tae Bin, who sits right next to him, is handsome and popular at school. One day Tae Bin suggests Dong Tae to play a little game. To what extent will this game change his life? Dice follows the story of Dong Tae trying to better his life but soon things get complicated when mysterious power gets into more hands.

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26. Orange Marmalade

Genres: Romance, School, Vampire, Slice of Life

In a world where humans acknowledge the existence of vampires but detest and discriminate them, Mari Baek, a young high school girl does her best to hide her vampire identity. Her plans to live a normal life at school flip over when she bites a particularly sweet-smelling boy who hates vampires. While she begins to wonder if she loves him, things keep on getting complicated as that boy begins to fall in love with her.

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25. unOrdinary

Genres: Romance, Fantasy

In a world where the social elite happens to possess unthinkable powers and abilities, nobody will pay much attention to John – just a normal teenager at a high school. But John’s got a secret past that threatens to bring down the school’s whole social order – and much more. Fulfilling his destiny won’t be easy though, because there are battles, frenemies, and deadly conspiracies around every corner.

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24. unTouchable

Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Vampire

Sia Lee is a modern-day vampire who absorbs energy from humans by touching them instead of drinking their blood. While she can just touch any human and get by something in Jiho, her next-door neighbor captivates her. But touching Jiho is not going to be easy as he’s a germaphobe. The series follows the struggles of Sia Lee as she makes tremendous efforts to be about to touch Jiho while he equally tries hard to not let that happen. Read this webtoon to find out if she will succeed.

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23. Let’s Play

Genres: Romance

She’s young, single, and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible video games. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse she finds out that same troublesome critic is now her new neighbor! A funny, sexy, and all-too-real story about gaming, memes, and social anxiety. Come for the plot, stay for the doggo. (Official summary)

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Genres: Thriller

Beginning on the 4th day after a zombie virus broke out, this is a story about the will to live, human instincts, and our selfish desires. A thrilling tale about the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. (Official summary)

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21. The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Genres: Action, Adventure

Hyun Lee lives in poverty along with his grandmother. By working parttime he tries his best to make ends meet. When he comes to know that he can earn money by playing a virtual reality game, he jumps right into it. He joins the game, Royal Road as a sculptor and is only able to make little money. By flirting with NPCs for free lunches to grinding day and night to level up his skills, he is determined to create an avatar that can save his family from hardship.

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20. Siren’s Lament

Genres: Romance

Is it not nice if life has a rewind setting? Lyra is content with her life helping her grandmother by managing her flower shop. Her childhood friend Shion assists her in managing the shop and she is very thankful for it. She does not really live a social life but she keeps it comfortable. Due to her very nature, she has always been quiet about her feelings for Shion. One day when she goes to the ocean with a broken heart, she accidentally plunges into the world of sirens. Entangled in a curse, Lyra will learn that her world may be a lot bigger than she had ever imagined. What has she gained and what has she lost?

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19. Dr. Frost

Genres: Drama

Dr. Frost is a genius psychologist. With the use of psychology, Frost tries to understand how humans feel emotions and the reasons underlying their behavior. Joined by his assistant Yoon Sung-ah, Dr. Frost runs a counseling center to guide his patients. Although some of the psychological concepts are exaggerated, the series otherwise does an excellent job of entertaining the reader. Dr. Frost’s keen mastery of the human mind will strike your heart.

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18. True Beauty

Genres: Drama

After binge-watching beauty videos on YouTube, a shy, comic book fan masters the art of make-up, then sees her social standing skyrocket as she becomes her school’s prettiest pretty girl literally overnight. But will her elite status be short-lived? How long can she keep her “real self” a secret? And what about that cute boy she likes? Could you imagine if he found out the truth? (Official summary)

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17. Age Matters

Genres: Romance

She’s a hopeless romantic who’s turning 30 – and is not super happy about it. He’s a reclusive billionaire who’s hired her to be his assistant – and he’s not too happy about that either. Together they rewrite the rules of friendship, love, work, and the BEST way to clean someone’s apartment. (Official summary)

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16. Wind Breaker

Genres: Action

The manhwa follows the story of Jay who is not only the Student Body President of Sunny High, but he is also an extreme biker with extraordinary technique. For his parents and everyone in the school, he is a smart student who is very serious about his grades. But unknown to them he is a very passionate biker. Take a peek into his life as he begins to follow his true passion while dealing with friends, loves, and adventures.

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15. I Love Yoo

Genres: Romance

Shin-Ae life kind of starts of bad. Her parents have separated when she was only a young child. Since then she has been facing avoidance and rejection. This makes her life painful but she tries to stay strong. Just as her father has asked her to. She is hoping for things to get better someday. Now as a young girl high school girl, she is embracing her unsocial existence. She is satisfied with her boring, loveless existence. Consequently, she wants nothing to do with people. Moreover, she does not want romance in her life. But her way of life is challenged when she accidentally pours a drink over an unsuspecting strangers’ clothes.

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Genres: Drama

This webtoon is new but is hugely popular and has amazing art. So I have added this to the list. The series follows the story of seven boys who have been best friends since high school. They were a happy lot who had fun and good times together. After high school, they have gone separate ways and now each of them has ended up in miserable situations. When Seokjin comes back to Korea after two years, he finds his longtime friends in very bad situations. He wonders where it all went wrong and tries to reason why all this happened to them. He begins to wish to turn back time and fix the mistakes that led to all this suffering. Can Seokjin save them all? Will his resolve to make everything right mean anything? Or is he too late?

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13. Annarasumanara

Genres: Mystery, Romance, School, Psychological

Do you believe in magic? You once did but now you do not believe in it anymore? Yun Ai dreamed of becoming a magician when she was a little girl. But the reality of life has never taken her close to her dream. She is broke and does her best to support herself and her sister through part-time jobs. Just like most people she now believes that a good education guarantees a good life and she continues to study hard. One day she meets a magician in an abandoned theme park. With this chance encounter with the magician, her life is changed forever. She now desperately wants to follow her dream. Immerse yourself into this thought-provoking story that can very well change your life.

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12. Something About Us

Genres: Romance, School, Slice of Life

This top manhwa is one of the best romance manhwas out there. The plot is rather simple. It follows the lives of two teenage friends who are best friends. But other people consider them to be more than friends. Something about their relationship gives off that kind of an impression. What to dig deeper, why don’t you check it out?

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11. Lookism

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Lookism follows the like of Park Hyung Suk who tries to struggle managing his two bodies. As overweight and unattractive loner guy, he always had to keep up with the daily life of humiliation by the hands of the bullies at his school. As a result of the miracle in his life, he ends up with two bodies, one, which is his unattractive body, and the other is his dashing attractive body. He has to take enough care that no one learns about his secret. So he chooses to spend his days at school in his attractive body and works night shifts at a convenience store in his unattractive body. With his new good looks, he begins to get popular at school and this makes it increasingly difficult to prevent people from learning the truth about him. The struggle is real!

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10. Cheese in the Trap

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Hard-working student Hong Sul returns to college after a year-long break. She was compelled to take a break and suspects that it was Jung Yu doing. He is a senior at the college who is smart, popular, handsome and is known as ‘Mr. Perfect’. Her life has since taken a turn for the worse. But after her return, she finds that Jung Yu is trying to be friendly with her. As Hong Sul begins to discover his dark side, how is it going to end this time?

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09. The Gamer

Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Comedy

Imagine if your life is just like playing a game? What if you can upgrade your status and gain more levels? Can such a fantasy world be real? It is for the protagonist of this series, Han Jee han. He can add points to his skill stats as he levels up and can also develop abilities. The story follows the life of Han Jee han who wakes up one day to realize that he has the powers of an RPG player. He sets on a journey to uncover the mystery behind him gaining powers along with planning out to level up in the best possible way. If you are a fan of RPG game you can be sure to greatly enjoy this manhwa.

If you love the Gamer, you might be wondering what are some of the best manhwa/webtoons similar to The Gamer

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08. Kubera

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The story is set in a world where humans are caught between gods and monsters. Sura, a monster utterly destroys a young girl’s hometown which is just a small village. Consequently, she ends up homeless and as an orphan. Asha Rahiro, a mysterious magician comes to her rescue and offers help along with teaching her magic. When he finds out that this young girl was given the name ‘Kubera’ at the time of her birth he begins to wonder if she was the prophesied one who is going to bring a great change into the world. Together they begin a journey in search of answers and revenge. Do not let the simple and plane art discourage and give this series a grow.

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07. Girls of the Wild’s

Genres: Action, Martial Arts, Romance, School, Harem

This top manhwa series follows the story of freshman Song Jae Gu, who is the only boy in the mixed-gender school Wild’s High. Wild’s High is no ordinary School. It was previously an all-girls high school specializing in mixed martial arts. After being abandoned by his mother, Song Jae Gu impression on women has changed profoundly. He has since taken care of his younger twin siblings. Although lacking in any combat skills, he earned a full 3-year scholarship regardless of grades at Wild’s High. The school holds the popular sporting event known as the ‘The Wild’s League’. In this event teenage girls partake in brutal fights, some even leading to death. When Song Jae Gu spills coffee on Queen, the bloody champion of Wild’s League, his survival in the school becomes questionable.

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06. The God of High School

Genres: Action

High school student Mori Jin loves a good challenge. Trained in Tae Kwon Do (Korean Martial Arts) he wishes to take part in the God of High School (GOH) competition to prove himself to be the best fighter among all high school students in Korea. Here he meets some strong contenders and various martial art styles. He also begins to make some friends and enemies as the story progresses. Soon learns that there is something much greater beneath the stage of the tournament.

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05. Tower of God

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Welcome to the Tower of God, a place where any dream can be fulfilled. Thousands of people desiring various things like power, wealth, revenge etc make their sincere efforts to climb the Tower. An entire world in itself, the Tower has about 135 conformed floors. Each floor has a test and the tests get tougher as one progresses through the floors. People attempting to climb the Tower are known as regular and their aim is to become Rankers so as to gain their heart’s desires. The fantasy adventure drama follows the story of Baam, a boy who enters the Tower of God as an irregular. Unlike others, he wishes to climb the Tower only to find his friend Rachel. She appeared into this world before him so he has to catch up to her to meet her again.

As he begins to climb, he begins to gather around a team of friends with a shared objective of climbing the floors. While thousands attempt to climb the Tower, thousands fail to do so too. Will Baam be able to meet his friend again? This is one of the very top manhwas and has a very large fan base, so give this series a try.

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04. Noblesse

Genres: Action, Supernatural, School

Rai wakes up from 820-years of long sleep and steps into a world much different from what he knew. Intending to gain the skills and knowledge to live his life he joins the high school founded by his loyal servant, Frankenstein as a student. Just as when he was making friends and looks forward to a peaceful life, odd things start to happen. Human students are being targeted by mysterious attackers known as the “Unions”. The series follows the story of Rai and his group of friends in their dangerous adventures against this secret organization while uncovering Rai’s past.

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03. The Breaker

Genres: Action, Martial Arts, School

Shioon is an ordinary high school student. His life would have been fine if not for the constant bullying and beatings from fellow student Ho Chang and his gang. His new English teacher, Chun-Woo witnesses him getting bullied but offers no help. Worse, he calls him a coward for not fighting back to protect himself. One day Shioon discovers that Chun-Woo is no ordinary teacher but a person with impressive martial art skills. To accept Shioon as his disciple, Chun-Woo asks him to prove his commitment by jumping off a bridge. Will Shioon be able to enter the hidden world of Murin (martial arts)? This top manhwa series follows up with a sequel called The Breaker: New Waves. It is just as amazing and exciting.

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02. Solo Leveling

Genres: Fantasy, Isekai, Shounen

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The webtoon follows the story of an E-rank Hunter, Sung Jin-Woo. When a “Gate” makes a mysterious appearance to connect the real world with the monster world, some ordinary people begin to receive power to hunt down monsters. They come to be known as Hunters and not all of them are equally skilled. Having no skill, Sung Jin-Woo tries to take a bet by exploring a hidden dungeon with the hardest difficulty within the D-rank dungeons. Thoroughly defeated by the monsters there he begins to accept his inevitable death, he suddenly receives a strange power to be able the only person to see the quest log. With this newfound power, Sung Jin-Woo begins his journey to go from the weakest Hunter to the strongest S-rank Hunter!

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01. Bastard

Genres: Thriller, Psychological, Mystery, Drama

What happens when your own father is a serial killer and you are his unwilling accomplice. Seon Jin is caught up in a life of misery. At school, he suffers bullying as a result of his quiet nature and weak appearance. And at home, he has to face the terror from the very existence of his father. His father is an upstanding successful member of the society, but the truth which only he knows is that he is a deranged serial killer. The killing has been happening for years, but when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.

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With this, we have come to the end of the list. I hope that you have found this list useful. Do let us know if you have enjoyed any of these webtoons previously. Also, feel free to suggest us your recommended series to the list of the top manhwa. 

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  1. last time i checked, solo leveling was not number 2

  2. The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor is the most booring and crumpled story I ever read. This is so bad in so many aspects, especially storytelling, that only very simple mind can enjoy it.

  3. If we’re talking about the top manhwa and I’m not seeing Solo leveling, TOG & GOH in the top 3 of the list, then I wouldn’t believe that the list is correct.
    Plus how in the world is the Gamer better than Solo Leveling ?

    • Updated, thanks for the inputs.

    • its called your own opinion ya fuck

  4. Yeah Solo leveling is the best manhwa I’ve read so far despite it been short. Pains me to that it’ll take a while for season 2 to be released

    • If you get tired of waiting, you can just read the light novel. its very short only 270 chapters and since you’ve already read season 1 in manga, you can start reading the novel at around chapter 120. trust me it feels just as good reading the novel.

    • Love solo leveling and yet LOOKISM is one of those epics that can’t be ignored. HALE Daniel Park and long live Lookism.

  5. Solo Leveling should be number 1. Both the manhwa and light novel is very good.

    • yeah..true..Solo Leveling is d best..

    • Sololeveling is a typical chinese manhua in the form of a webtoon. There are tons of stories like it.

      • Where eleceed?(this my favourite)
        Sweet home?

  6. Really good list. A classics that I forgot over time. The Breaker… I remember those issue releases were highlights of my week or something to look forward after being in the field for like 2-3 weeks. Girls of the Wilds. Another good series that I stumbled onto out of random.

    “These are some cu— OH MY GOD! She uh, yeah… she just did that. I guess she is the Queen.”.

  7. Gosu, totally recommend it

  8. Just wanna ask have u read “save me” by 1230 its art style n gerens(psychology n drama) are similar to bastard!!!! It’s really good!!!!! Btw Bastard wins for me it’s better then killing stalking!!!

    • I have not read it yet, is it on Canvas?

      • unOrdinary is too underrated when the excitement of readig it is surreal. I highly recommend you all to read. Really

      • A top contender for this list is the beginning after the end, there is only one season so far but it’s already amazing

  9. “I Am The Sorcerer King” is also really good

    • Yes, we have featured it on our Webtoons similar to solo leveling post

  10. this list is amazing and I have read most of the manhwa on the list and you should check out “The Second Coming of Gluttony”. It has the potential to make it into this list

    • I will definitely check it out, thanks for the recommendation

  11. I’ve been enjoying Volcanic Age, Her Summon and A Returner’s Magic Should be Special in addition to some of the ones listed here.

    • I love A returners magic, have not read Volcanic Age and Her Summon yet tho.

  12. i have read a few of them already, absolutely loved it. thanks for the list.

    • No problem, we will try to add to the list as we find more good webtoons to read

    • Where trinity wonder? That story’ also good

  13. Reverse Villain Its insanely good.

    • I have not read that yet, what’s it about? Reading Supernova now.

    • how many chapter does it have released?
      where to read it?

  14. Hardcore leveling warrior

  15. As someone who got into manga/manwha’s literally 2 days ago exclusively because of this one series, I can completely understand why it gets so many views 🙂 I never thought I’d be into manga etc. because I don’t really enjoy reading, but my god.. that series is just too good, not just the story but the artstyle and everything! amazing series 10/10 from me.

  16. I don’t see “The Beginning After the End” on the list ?

    • We will check it out and consider adding it, thank you for pointing it out

      • please do. TBATE is my top 2 after SL heheh

  17. Awesome list! got a lot of recommendations and also can see that the admins are active and professional. keep up the good work and take care!!

    also, can you make the top Manhwa’s based on their ratings?
    cause I find “Solo Leveling” better than “The Gamer”.

    and guys, also check out HIVE and ReBirth.

    • Thank you for the feedback it means a lot. We do not wish to just create a website, we also want to create a friendly community that can share its passion about different series. We will definitely consider adding ratings to the list. I have not checked out Hive yet and I’ll be sure to do so. Regarding ReBirth, you can see that we have added it to our best fantasy webtoons/manhwa list ( )

  18. BRO.
    you missed the Ranker Who Lives a Second Time. It is an amazing webtoon about revenge for family.

    • I was looking for some new webtoons to read as well as you guys probably have when you searched for this post, I’ll definitely check it out and if it’s good at it to the list.

  19. Terror man. Catharsis. Check it out

    • Will do, thank you for the recommends

  20. Tomb raider king, add it

    • Dude what about after school war activities? Its from the same author of annarasumanara. You all must read it.

      • Have not read that yet and I’m sure Dev King has not either, but thanks for the recommendation, will definitely check it out.

    • I read Tomb Raider King and I love it, everyone says it might look too much like Solo Leveling but the main character has his own vibe and I dig that.

  21. the legendary moonlight sculptor was already on the list,… my mistake, sorry.

    • You are not mistaken, I added it after your suggestion 🙂

  22. where is legendary moonlight sculptor, tales of demons and gods?

    • Tales of demons and gods is a manhua and we have covered it here:

      I will include legendary moonlight sculptor

      • Did you guys saw solo leveling viewing number in Its 100milion views now.. 40mil past one piece on the same website, every chapter update will have more than 1k people comment asking for more…its exciting

        • There are rumors of it getting an anime adaptation soon

    • How come sweet home isn’t listed here? It’s so thrilling

      • We have other posts for more specific genres of webtoons

  23. Why is “vampire” listed under genres for unordinary?

    • Corrected it.

  24. lookism tower of god windbreaker and girls of wild were pure amazing bastard was intense but reaalllyyyy banged

    • Yup, loved all of them

      • Peerless Dad is strongly recommended!

    • Bastard is one of my favourites.but its very underate. So its good to it on the list

  25. thanks for listing out amazing manhwa’s. Of all of them,my favorite is the the Gamer ^^~fantasy plot is always welcome in my category xd

    • Welcome, I enjoyed reading Gamer too.

      • Hello??!
        Excuse me.
        Where is “Solo Leveling” on the list?
        Its one of the best Manwhas out there now in 2019.
        Its sad that a lot of people dont know about it. 🙁

        • I checked it out, it has a good rating and the art looks very good, I will include it.

  26. Looking forward to reading some of these, although I have read some already. Enjoy your reviews.

    • Thank you for letting me know Inish, have a great time checking out these webtoons. Would love to hear from you again.

      • Check out “Hardcore Levelling Warrior”.

        It’s excellent.