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Posted by MaiaD Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Must-Watch Korean Dramas Based on Webtoons


Webtoons are digital comics that originated in South Korea and are designed to be read on computers and cell phones. While webtoons were relatively unknown outside of Korea when they first debuted, they have since grown in popularity due in part to the success of manhwa and the fact that most manhwas are released as webtoons.

With the very high potential of its plot and the fresh concepts they bring to the table, there is no surprise that they are now adapted into a series to further reach more audiences. During the early years, adaptations were very rare, but some famous dramas back in the early 2000s were adaptations of manhwas, such as Full House in 2004 and Princess Hours in 2006. Now, adaptations of webtoons are much more frequent, and it is truly a fantastic sight to see these illustrations be available in live-action.

Here are fifty K-Dramas that are actually based on Webtoon stories!

1. The Uncanny Counter

Based on: Amazing Rumor by Jang Yi

Cast: Jo Byung Gyu, Yoo Jun Sang, Kim Se Jeong, Yeom Hye Ran

2. Sweet Home

Based on: Sweet Home by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young Chan

Cast: Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young, Lee Do Hyun

3. Stranger from Hell

Based on: Strangers From Hell by Kim Yong Ki

Cast: Im Si Wan, Lee Dong Wook

4. A Business Proposal

Based on: Business Proposal written by HaeHwa and illustrated by Narak

Cast: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Se Jeong, Kim Min Kyu, Seol In Ah

5. Rugal

Based on: Rugal by Rel.mae

Cast: Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Sung Woong, Jo Dong Hyuk, Jung Hye In, Kim Min Sang, Han Ji Wan, Park Sun Ho

6. Itaewon Class

Based on: Itaewon Class by Gwang Jin

Cast: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Yoo Jae Myung, Kwon Nara

7. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?

Based on: Why Secretary Kim by Jung Kyung Yoon

Cast: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young

8. True Beauty

Based on: True Beauty by Yaongyi

Cast: Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo, Hwang In Yeop, Park Yoo Na

9. Love Alarm

Based on: Love Alarm by Chon Kye Young

Cast: Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga Ram, Song Kang

10. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Based on: My ID is Gangnam Beauty by Gi Maeng Gi

Cast: Im Soo Hyang, Cha Eun Woo, Jo Woo Ri, Kwak Dong Yeon

11. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

Based on: Twin Tops Bar by Bae Hye Soo

Cast: Hwang Jung Eum, Yook Sung Jae, Choi Won Young

12. Extraordinary You

Based on: July Found by Chance by Moo Ryuyee

Cast: Kim Hye Yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae Wook, Lee Na Eun, Jung Gun Joo, Kim Young Dae, Lee Tae Ri

13. Backstreet Rookie

Based on: Convenience Store Saet Byul by Hwalhwasan and Geumsagong

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung

14. Memorist

Based on: Memorist by Jae Hoo

Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Lee Se Young, Jo Sung Ha

15. Cheese in the Trap

Based on: Cheese in the Trap by Soonkki

Cast: Park Hae Jin, Kim Go Eun, Seo Kang Joon, Lee Sung Kyung

16. Lucky Romance

Based on: Lucky Romance by Kim Dal Nim

Cast: Hwang Jung Eum, Ryu Jun Yeol

17. My Roommate is a Gumiho

Based on: My Roommate Is a Gumiho/ Frightening Cohabitation by Na

Cast: Jang Ki Yong, Lee Hye Ri, Kang Han Na, Kim Do Wan

18. All of Us are Dead

Based on: Now at Our School by Joo Dong Geun

Cast: Park Ji Hu, Yoon Chan Young, Cho Yi Hyun, Park Solomon, Yoo In Soo, Lee Yoo Mi

19. Pegasus Market

Based on: Cheap Cheollima Mart by Kim Gyu Sam

Cast: Kim Byung Chul, Lee Dong Hwi

20. Clean with Passion for Now

Based on: Clean with Passion for Now by Aengo

Cast: Kim Yoo Jung, Yoon Kyun Sang, Song Jae Rim

21. Kingdom

Based on: The Kingdom of the Gods by writer Kim Eun Hee and artist Yang Kyung Il

Cast: Ju Ji Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Bae Doo Na

22. The Tale of Nokdu

Based on: Joseon Love Story: The Tale of Nokdu by Hye Jin Yang

Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Kim So Hyun, Kang Tae Oh, Jung Joon Ho

23. Go Back Couple / Confession Couple 

Based on: Do it one more time by Hong Seung Pyo and Kim Hye Yeon

Cast: Son Ho Jun, Jang Na Ra 

24. Sound of Your Heart

Based on: The Sound of Heart by Jo Seok

Cast: Lee Kwang Soo, Jung So Min

25. Dinner Mate

Based on: Would You Like To Have Dinner Together? by Park Si In

Cast: Song Seung Heon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Ji Hoon, Son Na Eun

26. How To Buy A Friend

Based on: Friendship Contract by Laad Kwon

Cast: Lee Shin Young, Shin Seung Ho, Kim So Hye, Oh Hee Joon, Min Do Hee, Cho Yi Hyun

27. Scholar Who Walks in the Night

Based on: Scholar Who Walks the Night by Jo Joo Hee and Han Seung Hee

Cast: Lee Joon Gi, Lee Yu Bi, Shim Chang Min, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim So Eun

28. Misaeng: Incomplete Life

Based on: Misaeng by Yoon Tae Ho

Cast: Im Si Wan, Kang So RaKang Ha NeulByun Yo Han

29. Meow, the Secret Boy

Based on: Welcome by Goo A Ra

Cast: Kim Myung Soo, Shin Ye Eun, Seo Ji Hoon

30. Flower Boy Next Door

Based on: I Steal Peeks At Him Every Day by Yoo Hyun Sook

Cast: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon

31. Avengers Social Club

Based on: Buamdong Boksuja Social Club by Sajatokki

Cast: Lee Yo WonRa Mi RanMyung Se Bin

32. Yumi's Cells

Based on: Yumi's Cells by Lee Dong Gun

Cast: Kim Go Eun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Jinyoung

33. Hellbound

Based on: Hellbound by Yeon Sang Ho

Cast: Yoo Ah In, Kim Hyun Joo, Park Jeong Min, Won Jin Ah, Yang Ik June

34. Taxi Driver

Based on: The Deluxe Taxi by Carlos and Lee Jae Jin

Cast: Lee Je Hoon, Esom, Kim Eui Sung

35. Tomorrow

Based on: Tomorrow by Llama

Cast: Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, Lee Soo Hyuk, Yoon Ji On

36. The Sound of Magic

Based on: Annarasumanara by Ha Il Kwon

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Choi Sung Eun, Hwang In Yeop

37. Semantic Error

Based on: Semantic Error by Jeo Soo Ri

Cast: Park Seo Ham, Park Jae Chan

38. The Jinx’s Lover

Based on: The Jinx’s Lover by Han Ji Hye and Koo Seul

Cast: Na In Woo, Seohyun

39. Navillera

Based on: Navillera by Hun and Ji Min

Cast: Park In Hwan, Song Kang, Na Moon Hee, Hong Seung Hee

40. D.P.

Based on: D.P. Dog's Day by Kim Bo Tong

Cast: Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Seok Koo

41. The King’s Affection 

Based on: Yeonmo by Lee So Young

Cast: Park Eun Bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon Su, Choi Byung Chan

42. Must You Go

Based on: It's Thorny by Park Sun Jae and Ra Hee

Cast: Chani, Park Jung Yeo, Lee Seung Hyub, Jian

43. Imitation

Based on: Imitation by Park Kyung Ran

Cast: Jung Ji So, Lee Jun Young, Jeong Yun Ho, Park Ji Yeon

44. Not Yet Thirty / How to be Thirty

Based on: Born in 1985 by Hye Won

Cast: Jung In Sun, Kang Min Hyuk, Ahn Hee Yeon, Song Jae Rim

45. So I Married the Anti-fan

Based on: So I Married an Anti-fan by Kim Eun Jung

Cast: Choi Tae Joon, Choi Soo Young, Hwang Chan Sung, Han Ji AnKim Min Kyu

46. Work Later, Drink Now

Based on: Drinker City Women by Mikkang

Cast: Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Jeong Eun Ji, Choi Si Won

47. Save Me

Based on: Out of the world by Jo Geum San

Cast: Ok Taec Yeon, Seo Yea Ji, Jo Sung Ha, Woo Do Hwan

48. A DeadbEAT’s Meal

Based on: Baeksuseggi by Cheese

Cast: Ha Seok Jin, Go Won Hee, Lim Hyun Ju, Go Woo Jin, Lee Sang Jin

49. Love in the Moonlight

Based on: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds by Yoon Yi Soo and Kim Hee Kyung

Cast: Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung, Jung Jin Young, Kwak Dong Yeon, Chae Soo Bin

50. Her Private Life

Based on: Noona Fan Dot Com by Kim Sung Yeon

Cast: Park Min Young, Kim Jae Wook, Ahn Bo Hyun

Here are fifty dramas based on webtoons that can cater to varying interests and wants! Which of these dramas is your favorite?

  1. Eunji
  2. Ahn Hyo Seop
  3. Cha Eun Woo
  4. Sungjae
  5. Choi Jin Hyuk
  6. Hyeri
  7. Sooyoung
  8. Seohyun
  9. Hwang In Yeob
  10. Hwang Jung Eum
  11. Kim Se Jeong
  12. Ji Chang Wook
  13. Jo Byung Kyu
  14. Joo Ji Hoon
  15. Jung Hae In
  16. Jung So Min
  17. Kim Da Mi
  18. Kim Go Eun
  19. Kim Min Kyu
  20. Kim So Hyun
  21. Kim Yoo Jung
  22. Kwak Dong Yeon
  23. Lee Dong Wook
  24. Lee Jae Wook
  25. Lee Jin Wook
  26. Lee Jun Ki
  27. Lee Kwang Soo
  28. Lee Si Young
  29. Lim Soo Hyang
  30. Moon Ga Young
  31. Na In Woo
  32. Park Min Young
  33. Park Seo Joon
  34. Park Yoo Na
  35. Rowoon
  36. Song Kang
  37. Siwon
  38. Yoo Seung Ho
  39. Chansung
  40. Kang Tae Oh
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savagestorm-5553,944 pts Wednesday, June 22, 2022 0
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hiroonakamura6,878 pts Wednesday, June 22, 2022 0
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what's the point of this article? you dont even explain what each tv-show is about. or if it's a good/bad. nothing. just randomly listing 50 dramas.

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