Best Korean drama that are based on Webtoon!

KOREAN DRAMA WEBTOONS

In this article, we will share to you the list of korean drama that are based on webtoons that you might never knew before. Make sure you read and also watch them if you haven’t watch it yet and felt drawn towards it.

Korean drama is getting more attention from the world as it getting more and more famous, here are some of korean drama that are based on webtoons that are  good to watch. I hope you can also look at the webtoons and check on how great they perform the character and personality in the webtoons. Alright, let’s dive right to it.

Nevertheless

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Park Jae-Eon (played by Song Kang) is a university student studying art. While he seems cheerful and friendly, he is actually indifferent to others and has no interest in having a romantic relationship. Yoo Na-Bin (played by Han So-Hee) is an art student at the same university. When Park Jae-Eon and Yoo Na-bin meet, both are surprised by the feelings they develop for each other.

My Roommate is Gumiho

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Shin Woo-Yeo (played by Jang Ki-Yong) is a smart and handsome professor. He is also a 999 year old nine-tailed fox (gumiho). In order to become human, he collects the energy of humans in the form of beads. Lee Dam (played by Hyeri) is a university student who accidentally swallows one of Shin Woo-Yeo’s beads. In order to save Lee Dam’s life and for Shin Woo-Yeo to become human, these characters live together in the hopes of finding a solution.

Itaewon Class

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This webtoon by Jo Gwang-jin has been adapted into a K-drama of the same name – Itaewon Class. It has since become one of the most talked about topics in 2020, second only to Park Seo-jun’s unfortunate bowl haircut.

The story follows the lead, Park Sae-ro-yi, and his group of friends as they navigate through the ups and downs in life together.

Sae-ro-yi lost his father due to an accident caused by a rich man’s son, and when he got released from prison years later, he’s determined to avenge the death of his father. In order to do so, he decides to make it big and earn tons of money by first opening a restaurant-slash-bar in Itaewon.

Scholar Who Walks The Night

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A daughter from a collapsed noble family, due to being branded a traitor, dresses up like a man and goes out to sell books. She meets an attractive scholar walking at night, but the scholar is actually vampire.

IMITATION

Ma-Ha (Jung Ji-So) is a member of girl group Teaparty. The other members are Ri-A (Minseo) and Hyun-Ji (Lim Na-Young). Since their debut, they haven’t achieved much success. Ma-Ha has received some attention due to her resemblance to popular singer Ri-Ma (Park Ji-Yeon).

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds

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Hong Ra-On disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-Gum). Hong Ra-On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Hyomyeong is unaware that Hong Ra-On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Hong Ra-On. His eunuchs aware and attempt to get Hong Ra-On to become one of them.

Extraordinary You

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The drama Extraordinary You is based on a webtoon series called July Found By Chance. Writer Moo Ryu’s work here is extraordinary, given the refreshing storyline that’s nothing like what we’ve seen before.

It tells the story of Eun Dan-oh, who’s actually an extra in a comic book called “Secret”. She comes to the realisation that she’s part of a comic and wants to change the fate that the writer has determined for her.

Rugal

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Rugal can be found on streaming platforms like Netflix and it’s amassed quite a viewership, despite its considerably low rating. Before coming to life on the small screen, it was first a webtoon created by Rel.Mae. The webtoon was created back in 2016 and was a hit.

The action/sci-fi webtoon was developed into a series that followed a cop looking for revenge after his family is killed. To make things interesting, the cop is recruited by the NIS and equipped with biotechnology, making him superhuman.

Dinner Mate

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Kim Hae-Kyung (Song Seung-Heon) is a successful psychiatrist, but he has only experienced heartbreak with women in his personal life. Woo Do-Hee (Seo Ji-Hye) works for a media company that produces content for streaming services like YouTube. She goes to Jeju with the feeling that her boyfriend will propose to her there, but she only finds heartbreak. 

While she reels from her latest breakup, she runs into Psychiatrist Kim Hae-Kyung, who sat next to her on the flight to Jeju, and they decide to have dinner together. A love-hate relationship soon develops between these two headstrong individuals, even though they don’t know each other’s name.

Orange Marmalade

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300 years ago, humans and vampires finalized a peace treaty, but they still do not get along well with each other. In the present day, Jae-Min (Yeo Jin-Goo) is a popular high school student. He falls in love with transfer student Baek Ma-Ri. Baek Ma-Ri though hides her true identity as a vampire.

Mystic Pop-Up Bar

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Expect slight tweaks to the original storyline as the webtoon is still ongoing. But similar to the drama, Wol Joo runs a pojangmacha, which is an outdoor bar that sells alcohol and street food in Korea.

With the tent bar as a front, Wol Joo provides counselling services and helps people resolve their grudges by entering their dreams. Together with Chief Gwi and her new part-time employee, Han Kang-bae, she attempts to fulfil her task of helping 100,000 people by the end of a month.

The Uncanny Counter

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The Counters are a group of individuals with supernatural abilities who fight evil spirits that escape the afterlife. Like many K-dramas, their stories are interweaved in ways they never expected and help each other find peace with their troubled pasts.

Love Alarm

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Love Alarm is adapted from a webtoon known as Ringing If You Like (Joahamyeon Ullineun) by Chon Kye-young. The webtoon has its own YouTube channel – a few chapters have been uploaded as videos and translated into English and Spanish for international readers to enjoy.

This comic revolves around an app called Joalarm, which allows people to know if an admirer is within a 10-metre radius. As the female lead, Jo-jo, goes about using the app, she finds herself caught in a love triangle involving two best friends: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-young.

Backstreet Rookie

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Backstreet Rookie is a Korean drama based on a hit webtoon called Convenience Store Saet-byul and recently started airing on 19 June 2020.

4 years ago, a convenience store owner met a high school student in an alley and couldn’t get his mind off her. Fast forward to present day, she returns to his store as a part time employee and an unlikely love story unfolds between the two despite their 10-year age gap.

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?

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What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim was first published as a novel written by Jung Kyung-yoo before being adapted into an online comic. In 2018, it was turned into a drama that has won the hearts of many.

Lee Young-joon is a rich and handsome vice-president of a big company. His right hand is a capable secretary called Kim Mi-so, who has been working for him for close to 9 years. But when she decides to call it quits, Young-joon needs to find a reason to make her stay.

The drama adaptation has been praised for its attention to details, even down to the nitty gritty like the leads’ hairstyles and outfits.

For those who’ve caught the drama but yet to read the comic – or the other way round – you might want to go ahead and conquer both to spot the similarities and differences.

Meow, The Secret Boy

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Sol-A (Shin Ye-Eun) is a woman in her mid 20’s and works for a graphic design company. She dreams of becoming a webcomic artist and she is a sociable person. Sol-A happens to take home a cat, Hong-Jo (Kim Myung-Soo). Sol-A is unaware that Hong-Jo is not an ordinary cat. He has the ability to transform into a human being. Living with the cat Hong-Jo, Sol-A gets involved in unexpected cases.

Lucky Romance

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Bo-Nui (Hwang Jung-Eum) works various part-time jobs to support herself and pay her younger sister’s, Bo-Ra (Kim Ji-Min), hospital bills. Her younger sister has been in a coma for the past 2 years because of a car accident. 

At that time, Bo-Nui was standing right outside of the hospital and crying. A fortune teller (Kim Jong-Goo) came up to her. The fortune teller knew all about her situation without Bo-Nui saying anything. He told her that those around her were all hurt because of her fate. 

The fortune teller also told Bo-Nui that if she wanted to save her sister she must perform a specific ritual. After performing the ritual, Bo-Nui went back to the hospital and learned her sister has survived, but she is in a vegetative state.

Her Private Life

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It tells the story of DukMi, she is the perfect curator at work but it turns out that she is an idol fangirl. The story starts when she meets her prickly boss Ryan. Park MinYoung and Kim JaeWook are the main actors.

Hell Is Other People

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The drama adaptation of this comic is called Strangers From Hell on Netflix. At only 10 episodes, it’s a short series that’s packed with thrills, scares, and plenty of creepiness that will have you hiding under your sheets.  Besides the intriguing plot, credit should also be given to the cast for bringing their A game as they fully immersed themselves in their characters.

Sweet Home

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The webtoon “Sweet Home” (in Korean “스위트홈”) will be adapted in drama this year. Lee EungBok director of “Descendants of the Sun”, “Goblin” and “Mr. Sunshine” will be in charge.

“Sweet Home” is a popular thriller horror webtoon. It tells the bizarre story of a high school student who is a loner hurt by school bullying. He lost his family and is forced to leave his home. In the outside world, he will try to stop people from becoming monsters. The story is emerging from a pessimist view of society.

Clean With Passion For Now

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Clean with Passion for Now is a romantic story where a man with germaphobia who runs a cleaning company, falls in love with a dirty girl (dirty like poor hygiene, not the other way) who is super bright and positive. This kdrama was pretty light and fun to watch.

The Tale Of Nokdu

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The webtoon “Tale of NokDu” (in Korean “녹두전”) is a romantic comedy set in Joseon. It tells the romance between a man who is disguising as a woman to infiltrate a community for widows and a girl that hates the idea of becoming a gisaeng.

Taxi Driver

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The webtoon “Deluxe Taxi” (in Korean “모범택시”) (official English title “Red Cage”) by Carlos and KeuKeu JaeJin was adapted into the drama “Taxi Driver”. A special taxi company Rainbow Transportation and their deluxe taxi driver Kim DoGi complete acts of revenge on behalf of unfair victims.

True Beauty

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True Beauty was a smash hit on streaming platforms when it debuted in 2020. The K-drama revolved around a young teenage girl who was always ridiculed for her appearance. When she gets the opportunity to switch schools, she decided to get a makeover.

Now bubbling with confidence, she becomes a popular beauty at school. The drama enthralled fans as it had a riveting love triangle between two former best friends who have feelings for the main character. The drama is based on a webtoon by Yaongyi. The creator expressed it was a dream come true to see her work be turned into a drama.

Cheese In The Trap

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The drama started off on the same premise as the webtoon. But since it was filmed before the author completed the entire series, the ending differs from the webtoon.

And a drama is definitely incomplete without some drama involved, and Cheese In The Trap steps it up a notch by bringing that into real life. As mentioned, the webtoon series was incomplete before the drama went into production. The author openly expressed her displeasure at the fact that the crew only checked in with her on the finalised script right before shooting the ending.

However, much like most dramas that eventually reach a resolution, the director has personally apologised for their negligence and Soonkki has since accepted his apology.

Memorist

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Here’s an action thriller comic for those who live for adrenaline. Dong Baek may look like a normal detective going around catching bad guys, but he actually possesses the ability of reading people’s memories.

Follow him as he puts his talent to good use by working together with Han Sun-mi, a gifted criminal profiler, to solve a series of murders. But the duo gets more than what they bargained when they discover secrets about themselves they wish they never knew.

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

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The drama adaptation spices things up a little by adding more characters, as well as scenes that weren’t in the webtoon.

Mi-rae’s personal thoughts were actually more expressive in the comic as compared to her reserved in the drama. But that’s understandable as a two-dimensional comic has to convey emotions via speech bubbles, while a live-action drama can express that through actions.

The original writer stated that she was very grateful that Im Soo-hyang took up the role, as plastic surgery is still a touchy subject despite its popularity.

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