Introduction to Top 10 Best Korean Manhwa / Webtoons
Koreans use the term manhwa to refer to ‘webcomics,’ and some even use Webtoons. That they have a name doesn’t matter so much as the knowledge that they exist at all. You may have read some comics that start well but worsen; nonetheless, the Korean webtoons are wonderful storytellers. As a result, let’s take a look at a few of the most popular manga/webtoons (Best Korean Manhwa) for 2022.
Lim Cheolho, one of the world’s most brilliant scientists, has devised a virtual reality game called Satisfy, and he and his buddies are all other world-class scientists. The protagonist of Overgeared Manga is a shy, erratic, and self-centered individual who is easily envious of others’ success and material wealth. To make it difficult for readers to follow the MC, the author built up the character in this manner purposely allowing a massive character development as the series progress.
After meeting a variety of exciting characters and intellectuals on his voyage, the primary character “Grid” better known as “Greed” grows up and evolves in the novel. Some of the characters are often portrayed as carefree and childlike in this manhwa; however, the main character can be considered a more serious individual because of his maturity.
This ups the ante in terms of the overall appeal of the plot. Along with improving his blacksmithing abilities while competing with others, the main character grows both inwardly and externally. Given his current talents, it’s possible to get the impression that he’s a different character now, rather than the same one he was when the game began, wildly when contrasting his crude and uneducated combat style.
9. Survival Story of a Sword King in A Fantasy World
Action fantasy webcomic authored by Kwon Sun Kyu and illustrated by Studio Khit titled Survival Story of a Sword King in a Fantasy World.
Former soldier Ryu Han-Bin is still looking for his place in the world. When he arrives with the other thousands of people, a God offers them a “Guideline,” which allows them to check people’s levels and enhance their skills, and tells them they will be sent to another world. Then they have all whisked away. But first, they’ll get some instruction. Upon reaching the new world, Hanbin and other arrivers are taken to a mountain to continue their training until they reach Level 5. Sadly, his “guideline” is broken, and as a result, Hanbin is stuck in a never-ending cycle of leveling and restarting, which has been going on for YEARS! Furthermore, his adversaries are constantly improving their fighting skills, making every battle a life-or-death encounter, no matter how much he has increased his combat prowess in the past.
The only advantage Hanbin has is that his stats have accumulated repeatedly every time his level resets, making him far more powerful than any other monster or entity. Since he can easily dispatch nearly any monster he encounters, Hanbin has no choice but to navigate this strange new area and devise a strategy to ensure his survival before his enormous strength attracts unwanted notice.
8. Age Matters
Rose, a 29-year-old woman, has no idea what she wants to accomplish with her life. In the years since she graduated from college, she’s watched several of her friends get married and launch successful professions. After a few months or years, she’s forced to relocate to another job. Because she doesn’t want to face her family after the breakup of her relationship, she offers to house-sit for a friend instead. The only snag in this deal has to cook and clean for her friend’s boss, who happens to live next door. At least she has something to do as she searches for something better.
When she first meets Daniel, she’s unsure what to make of him. Rose takes care of him even if they don’t immediately fall in love. He’s a 23-year-old billionaire, a genius who created the successful chat app called “LIME”, but he doesn’t have any friends or eat on a regular basis because he’s constantly so busy. As a result, Daniel has no idea how to handle Rose’s new role as a carer. The CEO was all that mattered, yet no one cared about him. This is a well-written slow-burn romance webtoon for fans of the genre.
When it comes to pace-changing manga, Bastard is a true standout. Seon Jin, whose life is full of hardships, is the story’s focus. As a result of his placid demeanor, he is frequently bullied at school. It’s far worse for him at home, though; he’d rather be in school.
A brutal serial killer, his father, is a wealthy, well-to-do businessman who also happens to be a devout parent to him. Yoon Kyun, a new transfer student at Seon’s school, has caught his attention. It’s now Jin’s decision whether to leave her in his father’s hands or to fight against him.
Because most thriller manhwas are only ever-changing surprises, this manhwa stands out from the others.
As a result of this, Bastard stands out from the crowd by making every moment count. So, if you haven’t read this already, please do so.
6. The God of High School
In 2020 Crunchyroll aired an anime adaptation of the manhwa, complete with stunning action scenes. Now that it’s been adapted into an animated film, this show’s renown has only grown. Because of this, it stands apart from other traditional Korean manhwas. On top of that, it offers a diverse and exciting ensemble cast.
The Human Realm, the Sage Realm, and the Heavenly Realm all play a role in the storyline of the God of Highschool anime series. People of all races have coexisted since the dawn of time. In order for humankind to survive against the demons, the gods shared their powers with them. The Earth has seen a dramatic shift in recent years.
Jin Mori, the main character in this series is a master of the martial art of taekwondo. A martial arts tournament called “The God of Highschool” had encouraged him to compete from the very beginning of the tale. Winners get their hopes and dreams come true! Jin competes against Daewi Han and Mira Yoo in the tournament. There are numerous unanswered questions about Jin as the story progresses. The more we learn about this story, the more fascinating it becomes.
5. Omniscient Reader
This is one of the most well-known manhwas of all time. Unlike most manhwa stories, this one has a unique plot. Seeing the main character mature and become a better person is an absolute joy. This manhwa’s characters have been painstakingly drawn and developed. This is one to check out when it comes to fast-paced stories with plenty of surprises and exciting action.
Kim Dokja, an ordinary businessman, is the focus of the story. Just a few days ago, he finished reading his favorite web novel, “Three ways to survive the apocalypse.” He had been reading the novel for ten years, making it a particular part of his life. When this novel ended, he was the only one who had read it. However, he aspired to lead a life similar to the novel’s protagonist. It was 7 p.m. on a train when Dokja unexpectedly found herself in the novel’s setting. Now since he’s the only one who’s read it, he’s in the know about everything that’s happened so far and what’s to come. What will happen in a world where Dokja is aware of everything about to take place?
Do you enjoy stories with a vampire theme? If you like Noblesse, then you’ll enjoy it. Rai, a vampire who has lain dormant for 820 years, emerges from a coffin at the beginning of the story. But seeing humankind’s growth, he finds it all weird.
Later on, he discovers Frankenstein and brings him to his high school to study with him. He better understands contemporary society by assimilating with the students, but the world is not without its dangers. While out with a group of students, things take an unexpected turn for the worse.
Although the plot seemed fair at first glance, you were struck by how original it felt. The most excellent part about this manhwa is that, on one hand, it appears to be a slice-of-life manga, but on the other, the actual plot makes its way to present some dark scenes, which will get you even more thrilled.
Isn’t a battle between humans, vampires, and werewolves usually exciting? Noblesse has a well-developed plot from start to finish, and it never slows down. This manga/webtoon is one of the greatest out there.
3. Tower of God
Since its release, the anime Tower of God has gained a large fan base among its followers. This series has a plot that’s like none other. The story revolves around a youngster named Bam. The plot grabs the reader’s attention right away, thanks to its unexpected turns and intriguing characters. This series’ power structure and antagonists are also noteworthy. So, if you haven’t already, give it a shot.
“What do you want in life??” Wealth? Glory? Power? Revenge? Perhaps something that surpasses everything else?” You’ll find anything and everything you desire at the very top of the tower. The tale revolves around that. People flocked to the tower in order to accomplish their goals. A new purpose drives our hero, Bam, to enter the tower. Bam used to be the lone resident of the tower’s basement. Besides Rachel, he had only one other friend. Rachel snuck her way into the tower one day. Bam assures her that he will pursue her to the point of death if necessary. As a result, he also makes his way into the tower, armed only with the desire to find his companion. Bam’s path is now riddled with deadly traps and ferocious creatures inside the tower.
2. The Beginning After the End
The Beginning after the End is a sort of Isekai narrative with beautiful art. In most cases, the protagonist’s life is the novel’s focus. The story starts off somewhat similar to the popular anime series Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. However, it has a unique plot that makes for a lovely read. Solo Leveling has a few parts superior to this manga, but the tale hasn’t yet hit its height. This is one of the most enjoyable manhwa stories and a must-read for the fans of the Isekai genre, so make sure you read it soon.
King Grey is at the center of this tale. Grey was a solitary king. He was distrusted and betrayed by everyone he came into contact with. He came to terms with the fact that he would die when he saw “the light at the end of the tunnel. King Grey was reborn as Arthur Leywin while he contemplated death. Everything has altered in this new reality. He was raised by two devoted parents and had an extensive network of dependable acquaintances. This was, of course, a perilous world full of spells and magic. In order to keep the people he cares about safe, he quickly realized that he had to become physically fit. In this way, our king’s quest is restarted.
1. Solo Leveling
The manhwa at the top of our list is perhaps the most well-known. Solo leveling has shaken up the manhwa community in the last two years. Every reader was enthralled by the wonderful characters and the magnificent action scenes. Only I Level Up is the inspiration for this story’s plot. The webtoon came to a conclusion recently and some were overjoyed by the ending while some became sad that it ended. It’s a breathtaking tale. A journey that begins with weakness and ends with strength.
A new world has emerged. Monsters can be defeated with the help of magical powers. As a means of saving the planet, Hunters take on the roles of monster-killers. Sung Jin-Woo is the world’s most vulnerable E-rank hunter. The dungeons are so feeble that he almost dies. When he entered a double dungeon, though, everything changed. His entire group had been decimated, and he was left unconscious. He ended up in the hospital, however. He survived because he was chosen as a player by an unidentified system. He was able to level up indefinitely because of the system. What will Sung Jin-Woo use his newfound powers for? To follow Jin-risky Woo’s quest, read the manga.
That’s all, then! If you want to read the best manhwa globally available right now, this list is for you. Some famous manhwas may have slipped through the cracks, but our goal is to give our audience access to the most interesting and original material possible.