Just like manga, the word ‘manhwa’ refers to ‘comics’ in the Korean language. Some people even call them Webtoons. It doesn’t matter whichever name you use for them as long as you know about them. If you’re a manga reader, then you have read some beautiful mangas. But have you heard of any best manhwa? Even though you heard about them, you might’ve not given a chance to read one. But let me confess a thing with you. Reading a manhwa has given a whole lot of new experience for me, and most of the time, I even stopped reading manga since I fell in love with Korean webtoons.
The world of manhwa is vast, presenting with all kinds of stuff as manga and some impressive things as well. If there is anything that can make manhwa as great as manga or even more significant than the manga, then it is the artwork. Artworks in manhwa are pretty amazing, and the character designs itself conveys to us the situation of the scenario. Even though you might’ve read some comics which start with a good start and fail in the end, believe me, the Korean webtoons are fantastic in making the story better as it moves forward. Well then, let’s see some of the best manhwas which users found fantastic.
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Best Manhwa to Read
13. Cheese in the Trap
Cheese in the Trap has known as one of the best manhwas out there. Despite its popularity, it has a Korean Drama adaption, and it has been one of the highest-rated ones. And also a movie which is also a great hit in the box office. Its publication also spread over multiple languages due to its popularity. Well, I guess you already had a pretty good idea of how it’s going to be. So, make sure you add it to your list.
The story follows Hong Seol, an average but beautiful college student, Yoo Jung, a talented pianist and the sister of Baek In-ho, that falls in love with Yoo Jung. In this love triangle, you’ll witness some hilarious moments where you’ll laugh limitlessly. But it isn’t just about some love triangle and funny moments. It does spare some space for dark and psychological themes. Thus, we brought it to the list of the best manhwa.
Bastard is a total pace changing manhwa and stays on a different level from the normal ones. The story follows Seon Jin, whose life is very hard. He has a calm nature and gets bullied at school because of that. But when he’s at home, his life is far worse than being at school. Despite being a successful businessman and a worthy father, he is a ruthless serial killer. Somehow his eyes sets on a new transfer student of Seon’s school known as Yoon Kyun. Now the time has come for Jin to choose whether to leave her in his father’s hands or fight against him.
This manhwa is so unlike others because even though there are some thriller manhwas, most of them are one-time surprise ones. However, Bastard stays apart from those offering the immeasurable thrill to the reader by making every second valuable. With each chapter, you’ll be doubting each character, and soon you’ll why it is one of the best manhwas ever.
11. The Breaker
The Breaker is well-suited for its title. As the title suggests, the main character in the manhwa becomes an obstacle breaker through his determination. Shioon is a student in Nine Dragons High School who gets bullied daily. When his new English Teacher named Chun Woo witnessing it provokes him for not fighting back, Shioon decides to join a Martial Arts academy. But before that, he accidentally sees Chun Woo’s fighting skills and decides to become his disciple.
However, Chun Woo takes him as a disciple if only Shioon can prove that he can keep his life on the line. Like any other action manhwa, The Breaker tells the viewer about the fighting spirit, but what makes it unique from the other ones is the plot is more profound than just an inspiring story. It includes a few turns that’ll make the reader stare out of anxiety. I guess you shouldn’t be surprised seeing it on the list of the best manhwa.
10. Drug Candy
Drug Candy is one of the best borderline H-Manhwa out there. The story revolves around the protagonist, who goes through a troubled life with his marriage. But he’s also on the brink of losing his job. However, when a young girl named Yoora-hun appears, his life takes a turn. She becomes attached to him and finds her as the girl who can light up his life. But as he gets closer to her, he loses liking towards his wife. But is his life-changing in a good way? Or something that can make him regret throughout his life is waiting for him?
Drug Candy plays with your emotions, and you will admit that reality can often be disappointing. It has a total of 45 chapters, but once you start it, you can’t stop it in the middle. But as the story progresses, it gets more intense, and with each new character, you’ll find something relatable to them with the plot. Thus, we’d recommend you to read this best manhwa at any cost.
Annarasumanara is a touching story that tells us about the life of Yoon Ah-lee, who decides to take care of her sister despite being broke. She works, studies, and does everything for the sake of her younger sister. However, when she meets a magician in an abandoned theme park, she doesn’t believe in it because of the rumors, but her life takes a turn. If you don’t want to miss this best manhwa, make sure you check it out.
This three-volume masterpiece leaves a scar in the hearts of readers for sure. Seeing Ah-lee living a hard life makes us feel sad for her on one side, but when you witness the changes in the storyline, you’ll become a crybaby. Even though the plot is simple and appealing, it connects you wonderfully. Not going to say much about this best manhwa since you have to find it yourself by reading it. After all, you shouldn’t miss one of the best manhwas out there.
Say, do you like vampire-themed stories? Then Noblesse can be your cup of tea. The story follows Rai, a vampire who wakes up after 820 years from a coffin. But he finds everything strange seeing humankind’s progress. However, later he finds his companion Frankenstein, and he enrolls him into his high school. While blending with the students, he learns more about modern society, but the world faces some threats. Soon he encounters many adventures with a group of students.
The plot might seem reasonable, but at the same time, you also felt it unique. The best thing about this is that on one side, it looks like a slice of life manhwa covering school life events, but on the other side, the real plot makes its way to depict some dark scenes, which will make you even excited. The fight between three races- humans, vampires, and werewolves is always exciting, right? Noblesse has a good plot from the beginning to the end, and at any point, it doesn’t slow down. It is one of the best manhwas out there.
07. Sita Wihayeo (For the Sake of Sita)
As the title indicates, Sita Wihayeo is a manga that involves a couple of Sita and Sangmin Han. Sangmin Han is a medical student from Korea who volunteered in Nepal. And Sita is a beautiful girl who became a societal reject from being a vessel of a goddess. However, Sita and Sangmin get married and moves to Korea. After a year, Sita dies and left in despair, Sangmin cries for god’s help in bringing her back. But he has to make a sacrifice that has tragic consequences of fulfilling his wish.
This manhwa is quite an emotional ride if you read it in a proper perspective. If you know well about the South Asian or Indian culture, you’ll surely love it for sure. The story fills in with elements like emotion, love, devotion, and what else. You’ll get a package of feelings in this best manhwa. So, make sure to check it out.
06. Orange Marmalade
Orange Marmalade is a story that gives you a meaningful and sweet experience. The plot follows a vampire girl who lives in a vampire-hate world. She doesn’t have any friends because she always fears of revealing to them that she is a vampire. But somehow she caught an eye on the most popular guy in the school, and the rest is not worth the spoiling. So, I’ll leave it to you. If you love reading some different manhwa with the basic story premise, this one will be the best manhwa for you.
It doesn’t have a unique storyline nor unique presentation like most of the manhwas in this list of the best manhwa. But what makes it special is the storytelling. When it comes to storytelling, this one is literally near to perfection. I don’t know whether you’ll like the plot, but all I can say is you’ll be amazed but it. So, if you love romance novels to read, you might as well try this best manhwa.
05. Dead Days
I guess you have already figured out the concept of the manhwa by seeing the title. Yes, it is a zombie manhwa. The story starts with the fourth day of a zombie apocalypse, where Jingook stuck in his room when her mom turns into a zombie. While running out on both food and water, he decides to face the world filled with zombies. But it isn’t easy as he thinks. Can he survive? It is one of the most thrilling and intimidating manhwas out there.
At first, I was hesitant to read it because it wasn’t on the top tier manhwas, but once I gave it a chance, it got me hooked up. But I think it deserves to be one of the best manhwas out there. The story is so engaging, and you always have to wait for the scene where you’ll get surprised. We thought it might end up being one of your favorites from our list of the best manhwa.
04. The God of the High School
The God of the High School is an underlying story of a Tournament in a high school. But it does have its uniqueness in storytelling. While the pace goes very well along with the story, the most intriguing parts of the manhwa strike when the pace lacks. What could we expect more from any story? Even though the story seems ordinary, you get a different perspective than other best manhwas from our list. Overall, it’s worth the short.
The story takes place in a high school where the main character likes to fight against strong people and becomes stronger with every fight. He meets new people and experiences a lot of new things, but he always sticks to his very goal of becoming the greatest fighter. This manhwa is also planning an anime, and the trailer is already on youtube. If you like action-packed manhwa, this the best manhwa is for you.
03. Daughter of the Emperor
‘Daughter of the Emperor’ is written by two well-known manhwa artists RINO and Yunsul. The underlying theme of this one is likable to almost every manhwa reader because it is an isekai genre. But unlike getting summoned into the other world when we’re alive, here the protagonist gets reincarnated into a fantasy world after his/her death. Sounds interesting, right?
A 24-year-old woman becomes a murder victim and finds herself reincarnated as a born baby in another world. And she isn’t born as a normal girl but as an Emperor’s daughter. The Emperor is a cold-blooded man who conquered ten countries and known as a nightmare around his world. The story introduces you to some unique elements rather than giving the usual isekai experience. After all, it is one of the best manhwas of all time.
unTOUCHable isn’t a manhwa about discrimination or bias. It follows Sia Lee, who is a vampire, but instead of sucking blood, she can absorb the energy of any person by touching them. Sia Lee is a model, so she never had any problems with touching guys, but when she meets Jiho Shin, she can’t feel him since he has Mysophobia. But she develops a liking towards him and desperately tries to absorb his energy.
After so many recommendations, we finally got into a comedy one. With the combination of comedy, romance, and a slight bit of drama, it entertains us continuously. And the presentation of each scene is unique that it makes you read it over and over again. Make sure you finish your day with one of the best manhwas of our list.
01. Solo Leveling
If you have even a tiny bit of experience in reading manhwa, then I’m pretty that you’ve heard about Solo Leveling. In recent years, it has become a gateway into the manhwa world for the newcomers. It is an adaptation of a light novel with the same name published in 2016. Fans of isekai anime are most likely seems to enjoy this one because it does its best to reach everyone’s standards, and sometimes it even surpasses our expectations.
A Gate that connects both Monsters and the Real World opens after many years, and the humans are granted with powers to fight against them. In the world of Solo Leveling, you can power up your abilities and become a ranker based on your achievements, just like One Punch man and Hunter x Hunter. But this manhwa presents the concept in a whole new way. The adventures you face in this one are quite different and much epic than the other ones you’ve seen. So make sure to read it if you haven’t yet.
There you go! The ultimate list of best manhwa to read. There might’ve been some critical manhwa like Tower of God, but we all want to present the unique content to the viewers. So, if you’re a manhwa lover, almost all of the manhwas above mentioned are worth the time you spend. And we have more than enough genres for your taste. So, make sure to choose the best manhwa from the above ones.
If you’re new to reading manhwa, we suggest you start with solo leveling because its story is so good, and unlike the other best manhwas, it improvises each aspect equally. Well, what do you think of our list of best manhwas? What is your favorite manhwa? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
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