Many of us are not quite out of quarantining yet, so if you’re looking for something to do in-between dramas, check out these 6 fun, flirty, and fantastical Korean webtoons available right now.
And the best thing of all is that all of them can be found on the app “Webtoon” FOR FREE!
I Love Yoo
Summary: Due to being abandoned by her mom and separated from her sister at a young age, Yoo Shin-ae distrusts people. She passes time with her one true love: food, and two friends named Maya and Rika.
One night Shin-ae’s friends convince her to go to a fancy party, and she bumps into two brothers who change the trajectory of her life forever.
Comments: Man, I can’t say enough good things about this webtoon. What it lacks in “flashy” artwork, it makes up for with a compelling story and relatable characters.
It’s truly a touching story of personal growth and learning how to let people in. Not to mention hilarious, so if you’re reading it in public, get ready to look like a…
By: Rachel Smythe
Summary: Based on the Greek myth of Persephone, this webtoon adds a modern spin and explores some heavy themes.
Comments: I love the vivid art style! Everything’s a riot of cobalt blue, magenta, and violet. It’s incomparable. (V – Aw, this artwork is so classic and adorable)
As for the story, it’s immersive, but contains triggering subject matter, so keep that in mind.
Midnight Poppy Land
Genre: Romance (with a side of grit)
Summary: A bad day gets even worse when Poppy, an editor, crashes her moped into some trees and makes a shocking discovery. This discovery leads her to a mob boss and his mysterious (and hot) bodyguard.
Comments: Not gonna lie…the first few chapters reminded me of a mafia story I’d read on Wattpad. But after that it picks up and keeps you guessing.
Did I mention the bodyguard was hot?
Summary: A shy comic-loving nerd learns how to catfish in real life when she masters makeup and becomes the school’s beauty queen overnight. Now she must keep her true self-hidden from her adoring peers and her crush.
Comments: The art style borders on realism and is ridiculously gorgeous! Think of your favorite members in a K-Pop group, then digitize them. That’s how good all of these characters look. In fact, True Beauty’s fans are convinced one of the characters is based off Got7’s JB.
What do you think? (V – yep, yep, yep!)
Aside from the stunning artwork, the story’s hilarious and has a good message.
Status: Season 1 (Complete) Season 2 (Ongoing)
Summary: Lyra’s an ordinary girl who lives an ordinary life. But all of that changes with the discovery of sirens, and a curse that threatens to unravel everything she’s ever known.
Comments: Watch out Ariel! This was one of my first webtoons, and boy is it a roller coaster. The world-building and the lore the author created are my favorite things about Siren’s Lament. The other is the growth the characters undergo throughout the course of the story.
Status: Season 1 (Complete)
Summary: Rose is a hopeless romantic who isn’t happy about turning thirty. Through various hijinks she becomes the assistant to a cold billionaire named Daniel Yoon. Together they navigate friendship, love, and life.
Comments: Rose if your typical romcom female lead. She’s extroverted, talkative, and a bit of a klutz. I found her annoying at first, but she grew on me.
This webtoon’s strength is how cathartic it is for anyone in their late twenties or early thirties. It makes you want to slow down and think about what’s really important. Especially with everything that’s going on. I definitely recommend it.
So there you have it! Six webtoons that’ll make you laugh, cry, and think. Plus, how can you not look at all that pretty! Have you read any? If so, which one was your favorite?