Just like manga, the word ‘manhwa‘ refers to ‘webcomics‘ in the Korean language and some people even call them Webtoons. It doesn’t matter whichever name you use for them as long as you know about them.
Reading a manhwa has given me a whole lot of new experience, and most of the time, I even stopped reading manga for some time since I fell in love with Korean webtoons.
The world of manhwa is vast, presenting with all kinds of stuff like action, fantasy genres 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.
Even though you might’ve read some comics which give you a good start and go downfall in the end, believe me, the Korean webtoons are fantastic in making the story. Well then, let’s see some of the best manhwa/best webtoons that users find fantastic.
Best Manhwa to Read!
13. Cheese in the Trap
- Genres: Romance, Drama
- Chapters: 290+
Cheese in the Trap has known as one of the popular/best manhwas for a long time now. Despite its popularity, it has a Korean Drama adaptation and has been one of the highest-rated ones too.
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 to add this one 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 best manhwa/best webtoons.
12. The Breaker
- Genres: Action, School Life, Martial Arts
- Chapters: 70+
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 regularly.
When his new English Teacher named Chun Woo witnesses it, he 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. So, it is one of the popular webtoons/popular manhwa out there.
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 to see it on the list of the best manhwa/best Korean webtoons.
- Genres: Fantasy, Psychological
- Chapters: 180+
If you have high standards for this manhwa, I won’t blame you because it is indeed a high-standard manhwa. It has gorgeous artwork, an engaging story, and more importantly, exciting characters.
What else do you need to read such an amazing piece of work? So, if you’re searching for a good manhwa to read, then feel free to add this one to your list. If possible, try to read it right away because it is one of the best manhwas out there.
The story follows Leon who knows the meaning of fear but to some extent thanks to the nightmares he encounters. He can identify people based on their voices because of his unusual ability. But when he discovers the existence of monsters, his worst nightmares finally become real.
However, once he finds an organization named “Catharsis,” which fights against these deadly monsters, he finally finds a way to solve his nightmares and mysteries behind his ability. It is a must-read and one of the best manhwa/best webtoons out there.
- Genres: Dark Fantasy, Action, School life, Supernatural
- Chapters: 540+
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 in 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 manhwa 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 more 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 manhwa/best webtoons out there.
9. Sweet Home
- Genres: Horror, Thriller, Apocalyptic
- Chapters: 140
Sweet Home is a Psychological Horror manhwa that hits you with quite an impact of thrill. The story follows Cha Hyun, who used to be a shut-in but had to move to another apartment due to a tragedy. His whole family died in a car accident, and now he’s left alone.
Since he can’t live without his family, he tries to commit suicide, but an unbelievable incident changes everything. He witnesses people turning into monsters in his apartment, and now he had to survive due to these unexpected turn of events.
People who are into horror/psychological/zombie genres will have a blast with this webtoon. While the initial chapters give you no hick of an idea of what’s happening, you’ll get an inch closer to the mystery in every chapter.
The main selling point of the manhwa is the characterization, and you’ll be amazed by the execution level. So, we suggest Sweet Home webtoon as one of the best manhwa/best webtoons out there. If you want more webtoons like this, find them here.
8. Dead Days
- Genres: Zombie Apocalypse, Horror, Psychological
- Chapters: 45
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 just from the art. 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/best webtoons/best Korean webcomics.
7. The God of High School
- Genres: Action, Supernatural, Martial Arts
- Chapters: 520+
The God of 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 shot.
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 also has an anime that is one of the best anime of 2020. If you like action-packed manhwa, then this is the best manhwa is for you.
6. Movies are Real
- Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy,
- Chapters: 33+
Ki Man Sung is a small supporting actor, and he hasn’t made a name for him yet. But then a mysterious phenomenon took place with the director’s cut.
He’s thrown in the movie world he’s acting on, and to make it out from there, he needs to create a perfect take with his emotions and actions. Will he be able to become the greatest actor?
This manhwa is a perfect example of the phrase “I came for copper but found gold.” It confuses the reader in the beginning, but once you get on track, there is no coming back.
The story actually is quite thrilling as the MC got thrown into a thriller movie. As the concept is obviously exceptional, the rest of the aspects have done their job pretty well.
- Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Horror
- Chapters: 90+
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, his father is a ruthless serial killer. Somehow his eyes set 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 surprising ones.
However, Bastard stays apart from those offering the immeasurable thrill to the reader by making every second valuable. So, make sure to read if you haven’t yet.
- Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Action
- Chapters: 145+
Jiwoo is kind and young, making the world a better place by harnessing the lightning reflexes of a cat and fighting evil forces who are trying to rule the world.
Then he meets a secret agent named Kayden, who is on the run. Kayden is stuck in the body of an old fluffy cat, and somehow both Jiwoo and Kayden stumble upon each other. What will happen?
Eleceed is literally the best webtoon you’ll read today because the author never fails to surprise the reader. With every chapter, the story gets better, and so many elements are introduced.
The artwork is spectacular, the characters are amusing, and it has a brilliant execution. If you haven’t read this one yet, you better do it now.
3. Mercenary Enrollment
- Genres: Action, School Life
- Chapters: 37+
Yu Ijin was the only person to survive the plane crash, and unfortunately, he lost both of his parents. He also lost his memories and began living as a mercenary until he became 20.
Now, he has regained his memories and discovered that he has a sister and a grandpa. He decides to live a peaceful life with his family by attending school, but is it going to be that easy?
Mercenary Enrollment such a badass manhwa. The main character is freaking awesome, being experienced in combat. He deals with bullies in the way we get chills.
If you’re into action manhwa and haven’t watched this one yet, you’re truly unlucky to miss something amazing.
2. The Beginning After the End
- Genres: Action, Isekai, Fantasy
- Chapters: 100+
The unrivaled King Arthur was murdered and somehow got reincarnated into a fantasy world filled with magic. He still has his memories and so the pain of not having loved ones.
In this life, he found loving parents and good friends but the world is much darker than he expects. He needs to become stronger to protect his loved ones so that he doesn’t regret it.
To be honest, I love this manhwa even more than Solo Leveling but it hasn’t come to the point to overwhelm it. There is a lot of story left and so are plenty of epic moments.
The story is so good and the main character is badass and mature. If you haven’t read this one yet, you’re missing more than anything.
1. Solo Leveling
- Genres: Action, Fantasy
- Chapters: 150+
If you have even a tiny bit of experience in reading manhwa, then I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard about Solo Leveling. In recent years, it has become a gateway into the manhwa world for newcomers.
Fans of isekai anime are most likely seem to enjoy this one because it does its best to reach everyone’s standards, and sometimes it even surpasses our expectations. You can find similar webtoons for Solo Leveling here>>
The story sets in a world where gates that connect both Monsters and the Real World suddenly open in every corner of the world. After many years, humans develop the abilities to fight against them. And the people who fight these monsters are knows as “Hunters.”
In the world of Solo Leveling, you can power up your abilities and become a ranker based on your achievements, and the main character is too OP. The adventures you face in this one are quite different and much epic than the other ones you’ve seen or read.
More Manhwa Recommendations:
- Tower of God (Top-Notch)
- Lookism (Slow start but a blast)
- Weak Hero (Worth giving away a night’s sleep)
- UnOrdinary (Pretty dope)
- Red Storm (A phenomenal read, at least for me)
- Second Life Ranker (Just read it)
- Girls of the Wild’s (Unknown gem)
- Terror Man (Underrated)
- Windbreaker (Just Amazing)
- Hardcore Leveling Warrior (Not for everyone but it’s really good)
There you go! The ultimate list of best manhwa you can read until none on the list are left. There might’ve been some important manhwa like Tower of God we didn’t mention above, but all we want to present the unique content to the viewers.
So, if you’re a manhwa lover, almost all of the manga 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 manhwa, we suggest you start with Solo Leveling because its art is eye-catching and makes you speechless.
Well, what do you think of our list of best manhwas? And what is your favorite/best manhwa? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
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