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What are the best Korean web novels?

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Tifany Saulina Nababan

Korea is popularly known for its idols, dramas, and movies. However, were you aware that they have much more to offer? Well, it is still in the arts but more literary. Hidden from the vast majority, Korean web novels are slowly making their existence known. Wait, you’ve never heard of a web novel? That’s understandable, I mean I just said not many know of it. But surely, you’ve heard about Wattpad or Live Journal, right? A web novel is basically the same as the stories published in those sites—I mean before they were overtaken by the onslaught of fanfictions. In this case, I have to emphasize that web novels are original works by amateur writers published online on a chapter by chapter basis. The best thing about it? It’s free! Anyway, as I was saying, the current spotlight on Korea has caused a ripple effect on showcasing many aspects of their culture. This time, the literary gods have blessed us with hardworking translators that dedicate their time and talent to translating the best Korean web novels such as Everyone Else is a Returnee, The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, and Seoul Station’s Necromancer.

Now that you know what web novels are, it’s time to get down and dirty. There are hundreds of web novels published on Korean websites such as Naver aka the Korean Google. With the help of the mighty translators, voracious readers like me—and maybe our friend Tifany— are given the chance to enjoy the fast food novels from the land of the morning calm. So what are you waiting for? Start digging in as we give you the list of the best Korean web novels

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  1. 1Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

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    The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor has an RPG-like story. The characters, classes, and quests are all very interesting making it one of the best Korean web novels.

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  1. 2The Second Coming of Gluttony

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    The Second Coming of Gluttony is one of the few Korean web novels to be officially translated. Not only is the plot amazing but the superb translation also makes it a good read.

  2. 3Everyone Else is a Returnee

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    Everyone else is a Returnee is one of the best Korean web novels. The RPG and fantasy elements of the story together with its post-apocalyptic setting is very enjoyable to read.

  1. 4Invisible Dragon

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    The Invisible Dragon is a relatively short story with only 50 chapters. However, its amazing characters and indescribable plot make it a tough contender on the best Korean web novels.

  2. 5Green Skin

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    Green Skin is an action-adventure Korean-language web novel Hueok Sujeo. This ongoing fantasy harem web novel is originally published by joara and currently has 673 chapters.

  3. 6The Sword of Emperor

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    The Sword of Emperor is a historical, fantasy-action web novel by MuSeong Im. It was first published in 2004 and its latest update was on October 11, 2018. It has a total of 44 chapters.

  4. 721st Century Archmage

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    21st Century Archmage is an action-adventure fantasy Korean-language web novel written by Gwangsu Kim. This harem-themed web novel has a total of 18 chapters.

  5. 8King Shura

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    The story of King Shura is unusual but very good and it deserves to be one of the best Korean web novels. Although it is already completed, some chapters are not fully translated yet.

  6. 9Dark Mage

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    Dark Mage is an action-fantasy Korean-language web novel by Jungryul Kim. It was originally published by Munpia and Naver. This martial arts-themed novel has 15 volumes.

  7. 10Dawn Traveller

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    Dawn Traveller is an action-adventure Korean-language web novel by Heesung Nam, the same author of the hit web novel, Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. It has 7 volumes and 146 chapters.

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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "King Shura is really nice in my opinion. I dont think a lot of people are appreciating this one but it is fun and exciting to read especially when he starts to figure stuff and being able to show off his skills."
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "This is definitely my most favorite korean web novel ever. Story is really interesting and all of the characters has gone through some character development one way or another. You guys should read this one."
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    The Sword of Emperor
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "Invisible Dragon, this one is a real hidden gem in korean web novel, i dont understand why is so underrated!!! You guys should try this one, really nice story and entertaining to read."
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    Invisible Dragon
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "A good read! I tried this one because a friend of mine recommedned this and I wasnt really disappointed but Legendary Moonlight Sculptor is defintiely better."
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    Dawn Traveller
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "21st Century Archmage is really a good read! It was really funny and i never got bored while reading it! Definitely one of the best korean web novels online."
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    21st Century Archmage
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "this one is pretty good and the one that I am reading has a very nice translation. But there are not so many chapters that are out so that's a bummer."
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    Dark Mage
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "This Korean web novel keeps on getting better. Slow and steady progress. I really enjoyed reading this and the translation quality is very nice too."
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    Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    "A really interesting read! These translated korean web novels are defintely life-savers! This one is well written and the story is really nice!"
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    Green Skin
This list is about What are the best Korean web novels
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Legendary Moonlight SculptorBooks 11 Free
2The Second Coming of GluttonyBooks 10 Free
3Everyone Else is a ReturneeBooks 6 Free
4Invisible DragonBooks 6 Free
5Green SkinBooks 2 Free
6The Sword of EmperorBooks 1 Free
721st Century ArchmageBooks 0 Free
8King ShuraBooks 0 Free
9Dark MageBooks 0 Free
10Dawn TravellerBooks -4 Free
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