What are the best webtoons?

The world of comics involves a ton of variation. There are graphic novels, serial comics, Japanese comics also known as "Manga," and then there's the world of webcomics. Webtoon comics, webcomics for short, is kind of the underdog among its associates. They started in South Korea way back in 2003. A South Korean company called Daum was the first and then another company called Naver followed suit. In 2010, LINE and some other companies started releasing online comics with English translations. LINE was developed by Naver which was primarily famous for its SMS app called "LINE." What most people don't know is that LINE made a platform called LINE Webtoon or simply "Webtoon." It was an app that was mainly intended for budding comic artists and people who were fond of drawn entertainment. It provides a platform for publishing and reading top webtoon stories that come in a rainbow of genres. It also released translated "Manhwas" or Korean Comics as well as comics outside of Korea. Due to their popularity in Korea, the best webtoons to read are released on a regular schedule. They're pretty much like TV programs or Korean dramas. Not only did they gain notoriety in South Korea, but also abroad too. There are a lot of good webtoons to read available online and they're usually published in long vertical strips or infinite canvases. This makes reading a lot easier for people using a smartphone or computer. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out this list that we've made of the best-finished webtoons!

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    unOrdinary is a fantasy webtoon on Naver by uru-chan. The ongoing webtoon updates every Thursday and the first few episodes and prologue of unOrdinary was published on May 24, 2016.



    Peter Contreras
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Upon reading, I realized that this webtoon is really similar to my favorite anime My Hero Academia!! That's probably the reason why I keep reading this..."
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    #2True Beauty

    True Beauty

    True Beauty is a Naver webtoon by author Yaongyi. The first episode of True Beauty was published on August 15, 2018, and the episodes are updated every Wednesday. The webtoon is about an average looking school girl who is good with makeup.



    Christina Stephens
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "true beauty is a fairly new webtoon but it is already the best webtoons on this list! i so love jugyeong and suho's chemistry, their RELATIONSHIP IS GOALS! "
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    Lookism is a Naver webtoon written and illustrated by Taejoon Park. The drama webtoon updates every Sunday. The webtoon revolves around an obese boy who turns handsome overnight. The main character's name is Park Hyung Suk.



    Ryan Wagner
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Honestly, this is the only webtoon I've read in one sitting. It tackles all sorts of important stereotypes and issues. Lookism is memorable like that."


Webtoons have become the youth's hot topic and center of attention these days. They have been around in Korea since the early 2000s. With the recent rise of the best webtoon comics providers like Line Webtoon and Lezhin Comics, these easily became a worldwide phenomenon. Now webcomics sit along with manga and anime as Asia's most well-received content. Although it seems like creators sleep well at night knowing that they're making millions with their art, it's actually quite the opposite. Did you know that a lot of webtoon creators deal with harsh working conditions? Yes. Reality is often disappointing. Extremely high deadline expectations, meager salary, and extended working hours forced these creators to protest!

A controversy sparked in Korea after a hundred creators assembled in front of the K-Webcomic company, Lezhin Comics. The protest was done to oppose the company's unfair treatment to its workers. One creator did not even receive proper payment for around two years! Their battle reached the Korean Cartoonist Association and the Korean Manhwa Artist Association, both of which asked Lezhin to issue an apology. Obviously, there is so much to improve in the creative industry. Pirated comics are everywhere while legal companies are abusing artists. Webcomic artists, mangakas, and animators are the pillars of Asian pop culture art. It's only proper to give them the appreciation they deserve. So the next time you are looking for some good webtoons to read illegally, make sure to think twice!

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    #4Tower of God

    Tower of God

    Tower of God is an action mystery webtoon on Naver by the author SIU. The webtoon updates every Monday and it currently has three seasons. Tower of God's first episode was published on July 1, 2014.



    Adrián Franco
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "Tower of god seems like an ordinary fairytale on the surface but it's actually one best webtoon comics i've gotten around to reading."
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    Bastard is a Naver Webtoon by Youngchan Hwang and Carnby Kim. The thriller webtoon with 94 episodes in total was first published on June 8, 2015, and ended on March 20, 2017.



    Chris Tang
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "BASTARD BLOWS MY MIND! It makes me second guess every aspect of my life. Got me feeling all sorts of emotions while reading the manhwa. What a rollercoaster ride!!!"
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    #6SAVE ME


    SAVE ME is a Naver webtoon authored by Big Hit Ent. based on The Most Beautiful Moment in Life series of the Korean group BTS. The webtoon is illustrated by LICO and the first three episodes of SAVE ME were published on January 17, 2019.



    Maria Cox
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Ngl, I only started reading more webtoons when I saw that Bighit released this webtoon on Naver's webtoon app. I'm always confused with the HYYH storyline but this webtoon left me with more questions, each episode is a cliffhanger!"
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    #7Super Secret

    Super Secret

    Super Secret is a romantic webtoon on Naver by eon. The completed webtoon had a total of 143 episodes including the epilogues and afterword. The main characters of the story are named Ryan, Emma, and Victor.



    Julia Green
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "aish >.< this webtoon is super CUTE!!! I'M SQUEALING!!! Aside from the light and heartwarming story, the art style stands out for me "
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    #8Dr. Frost

    Dr. Frost

    Dr. Frost is a Naver Webtoon is authored by JongBeom Lee. The drama webtoon was first published on December 27, 2014. Dr. Frost has a total of 121 episodes which came to a conclusion on April 22, 2017.



    Louis Alvarado
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "If you're into psychological reads like me, this webtoon is for you. I learn something new every episode and Dr. Frost is such an interesting character to follow."
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    #9Cheese in the Trap

    Cheese in the Trap

    Cheese in the Trap is a webtoon authored by soonkki. A Korean drama of the same name was based on this romantic webtoon. Cheese in the Trap webtoon is currently ongoing with four seasons that are updated every Sunday.



    Alice Bradley
    Written on March 8, 2019
    "Oooooh~ i'm familiar with this webtoon because I remember watching the k-drama a few years ago, it's quite cute but not my all time favorite. I like True Beauty more~"
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    #10My Giant Nerd Boyfriend

    My Giant Nerd Boyfriend

    My Giant Nerd Boyfriend is a romantic comedy webtoon by Malaysia-based freelance artist Fishball. The webtoon is updated every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the first episode was published on March 6, 2017.



    Elizabeth Herrera
    Written on March 20, 2019
    "My giant nerd boyfriend is the cutest and best webtoons to read imo! I love the dynamic between the couple in this story and even though it has loads of eps i can read it in my own pace :)"


Best What are the best webtoons
1unOrdinaryBooks 83 Free
2True BeautyBooks 66 Free
3LookismBooks 48 Free
4Tower of GodBooks 45 Free
5BastardBooks 36 Free
6SAVE MEBooks 29 Free
7Super SecretBooks 10 Free
8Dr. FrostBooks 8 Free
9Cheese in the TrapBooks 3 Free
10My Giant Nerd BoyfriendBooks -6 Free

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