Best Manhwa (Webtoon)

Best Manhwa

We are back with another awesome article. This time it is the best Manhwa that you should read. In recent years manhwa’s popularity rose to another level. So these are some of my recommendations.

Manhwa originally refers to South Korean Comics. The global popularity of Manga brought huge success for Manhwa and Manhua in the world of comics. Manhwa is a huge part of Korean culture. The author of manhwa is called Manhwaga. Though they are following Japan’s footsteps in the business, the manhwa also has its unique features. Specifically, manhwa’s colored panels with beautiful action sequences make people love it very easily.

The popularity is rising every day and we are also huge fans of manga/manhwa/manhua. Some of the series is still very underrated. Without further ado, let’s get started.

15. Unholy Blood

Unholy Blood
  • Author: Lina Im
  • Chapters: 92
  • Status: Completed
  • Assisted By: Jeonghyeon Kim
  • Also Known As: White Blood
Unholy Blood is one of the most underrated manhwa on this list. This manhwa ended a long time ago but still has an ongoing effect on its fans. The plot is good and also the characters are drawn very beautifully. I loved it from the very beginning till its end in the 92nd chapter. The plot never slows down and ongoing events will keep you gasping.

The manhwa depicts Park Hayan’s search for her lost memories from 10 years ago. The world changed since the appearance of vampires from nowhere 10 years ago. One in ten thousand becomes a vampire and they are strong with immense bloodlust. The Police are trying their best to stop the vampires. Euntae Hwang is one of the officers who are hunting vampires. Park Hayanis a pureblood vampire and humans hate her. Hiding her true identity from the rest of the world she lives in an orphanage with her little siblings. An officer whose target is to free the world from vampires and a girl who wants to live a life free from hatred. What will happen when these two people meet each other?

14. The Breaker

The Breaker
  • Author: Geuk-Jin Jeon
  • Genre Martial arts, drama
  • STATUS: Complete
  • Illustrator Park Jin-hwan
  • volumes 10 (2007–2010)
Jin Jeon’s series The Breaker is quite an oddball. If you are a fan of Martial arts this might turn out to be one of your favorites or you might not like it. It’s one of these two. This series is very character driven and there's a good amount of comedy in it too. So if you are a martial fan dig into it without any second thought.

The story revolves around two characters named Chunwoo Han and Shi-Woon Lee. Han was a student of the Murim, a secret martial arts society hidden in modern society. He also earned the title of Nine Arts Dragon. Now to hide his identity he joins Nine Dragons High School as the new English teacher. However, his secret did not last long as Shi-Woon Lee saw his fighting skill secretly. Lee is a victim of constant bullying in school. So after seeing the insane skills of Han he decides to become his disciple. That’s how his journey in the world of martial arts begins.

13. Kubera

  • Author: Currygom
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • STATUS: Ongoing
Currygom’s manhwa Kubera is not only a good read but also a very deep insight into Hindu mythology. If you are a mythology fan this might be your favorite story. The lores and storytelling are one of a kind. However, the story in season 1 was kinda slow paced and the art was quite bad. Still, from the next season and moving forward both the story and art develop a lot. The pacing issue of the story is also solved. Right now, it is time to catch up with the story of Kubera.

This story concentrates on a young girl named Kubera Leez. During her village’s total destruction, she was rescued by Asha Rahiro. These two start their own journey on the planet of Willarv. They embark on their own journey focused only on revenge. During this dangerous journey, they met various people and started to learn more about the mysteries regarding the God Kubera. As you move forward the world of this story totally sucks you in and every mystery eventually makes you binge quickly.

12. The Live

The Live
  • Author: Black Ajin
  • Chapters: 87+
  • STATUS: Ongoing
This series is not your typical OP MC manhwa. The Live is one of the most graphically violent manhwas that exist on this list. This manhwa truly describes a man’s mental state who is going through insane grief. The plot is very dark and filled with death games. If you are a person who loves to watch graphic violence at its max this might keep you hooked. Beautifully drawn art is also a positive point for this series. 

This manhwa depicts Yun-jae Kim as its protagonist. A man lost his wife and daughter in a car accident. After that, his life changed and now he lives filled with despair and without hope. Now what a broken man, who almost is insane from losing his beloved ones, will do if he was given a second chance? The story begins here. One Evening, Kim’s diary was blank, leaving a single note- “ You can see them again”. He was introduced to a game called “The World of the Backside”. Those who complete this game get “The Holy Grail”. Using the grail you can reunite with the people you have lost. After this Yun-jae joins the world where only the strong survive. A brutal world where you have to kill to survive. 

11. SSS-Class Suicide Hunter

  • Author: Shin Noah
  • Chapters: 63+
  • Status: Ongoing
SSS-class Suicide Hunter is a very popular light novel. Recently it also got a manhwa adaptation. The story and the actions were really great in the light novel. However, in the manhwa, the art made this series more amazing. The plot is pretty simple but the main character’s growth and emotions will hit you hard.

One day a mysterious dungeon appeared out of nowhere. People gathered around the tower and they learned that it is filled with monsters from another world. Some selected by the tower got some “skills” to defeat the monsters. Kim, the protagonist, was a fan of Flame Emperor. Flame Emperor was the strongest hunter. Because of Kim’s constant jealousy towards him, he gets an S+ skill. However, the skill offered him to steal any S rank skill from the person who kills him. He needs to die to achieve his dream. Though unwilling to die he was soon killed by the Flame Emperor. Now his journey towards becoming the strongest begins.

10. Eleceed

  • AUTHOR: Son Jae-Ho
  • Illustrator: ZHENA
  • STATUS: Ongoing
A new fantasy action story which is written by Son Jae-ho. The story is very typical of any other fantasy. However, it does stuff is a way that is very much interesting. As you progress in the story you will get much more absorbed by the story. Also, even if it's a fantasy and action story, the comedy in this series is masterfully done. The art is also very engaging and beautiful. So if you want a change of pace in your typical action fantasy time it’s a first read.

The series follows the journey of Jiwoo Seo who suddenly discovers a world filled with magic. He was born with a super speed ability which he always hid from others. However, suddenly everything changed as he discovered a fat fluffy cat on the road. Kayden is the strongest awakener who got stuck in the fat cat. Kayden introduces him to the strong world of magic. Follow, Jiwoo as he fights and tries to survive in the dangerous world of magic under the tutelage of Kayden.

9. Kill The Hero

Kill The Hero
  • Author: D-Dart
  • Chapters: 128+
  • Status: Ongoing
This is a story of betrayal and revenge. For those who like the revenge with an OP MC, this might be the one. The plot is very deep with many awesome action sequences. In the very fast episode, the stakes of this plot are set. Now to follow him on this excruciating journey of bloodbath and revenge.

The story is based on the character of Kim Woo Jin. Kim hated the world from his birth. He was bullied and betrayed by many. One day everything changed. January 1st, 2020 dungeons appeared in the world out of nowhere. From those dungeons, monsters appeared and destroyed cities killing thousands of people. However, with monsters appeared “Nimbus” who gave people skills to defeat the monsters. Kim still hated the world until he meets Se-Jun Lee. Se-Jun was the person he decided to follow until the world is saved. At the very end of everything when they were going to defeat the last boss Kim was betrayed by Se-Jun. He died there. Then after a little while, he was reincarnated back in time. Now it’s time to get back at those who betrayed him.

8. Legend of the Northern Blade

Legend of the Northern Blade
  • Author: Woo-Gak
  • Author: Hae-Min
  • Status: Ongoing
A story focused on an Overpowered main character and revenge. This story might not be to everyone’s liking as its story is kinda straightforward. However, it has its highs and those are very awesome. If you love your everyday martial arts and fantasy this might be one of your cups of tea. The characters are well-written and the story, even though not very complicated, keeps you hooked from time to time. Soi if you love action give this a try obviously.

Woo-Gak’s story focuses on the brave warriors of the Northern Heavenly Sect. They are protecting the world from the evil called, Silent Night. However, one day everything changed. The fourth Generation leader of the Sect Jin Kwan-Ho was accused of colluding with the enemy. So he was forced to commit suicide in order to save his son, Jin Mu-Won. After this Mu-Won was kept under close surveillance and lived a very fearful life. Suddenly one day, Silent Night attacks, and during the chaos, Mu-Won escapes. Now starts the journey of Mu-Won and his story to find the main enemy because of whom his life got destroyed.

7. Windbreaker

  • Author: Yongseok Jo
  • Status: Ongoing
If you are a fan of the Sports genre and you haven’t read it then you are really missing out on a great story. This series is based on Bicycle Race. A group of teenagers who are all in love with Bicycles and want to become popular or get professional with the races. Even though, it’s mainly focused on the genre of sports, it has many sub-genres and it builds up everything very beautifully. Though the beginning of the story is quite slow still, everything will get much better as you progress. The art has a very cool vibe and the characters are all very relatable and realistic. So without a second thought start reading it if you still haven’t.

The story revolves around a perfect guy named Jay. he is popular, gets top scores, and also is the student body president. The story is about his journey and why he loved Bicycles. However, this is not only about him. The story’s major theme is Friendship. In school, he joins a Bicycle club called “The Hummingbird crew”. After that, Jay’s whole life changes.  He meets friends that will change his life and bring him to a world about which he is totally unknown. 

6. Omniscient Reader

Omniscient Reader
  • Author: Sing Shong
  • Chapters: 92+
  • Status: Ongoing
One of the most popular manhwa of this generation. The plot of this manhwa is different from your typical manhwa’s. The character growth of the MC is very beautiful. Every character of this manhwa is beautifully drawn and developed very carefully. If you like a story that is fast-paced with a lot of twists and awesome action this series might be it.

The story follows the life of an ordinary businessman Kim Dokja. His favorite web novel “Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse” just came to an end. The novel was very special to him and he was reading it for 10 years. At the very end of this novel, he was the one and only reader of this series. However, he wanted a life that is like the protagonist of the novel. While Dokja was riding a train at 7 pm the world suddenly changed into the world of the novel. Now as the only reader he knows everything of the story and what is to come in the real world. What will happen in this world where Dokja knows everything about to happen?

5. The God of High School

The God of High School
  • Author: Yongje Park
  • Chapters: 528+
  • Status: Ongoing
Recently Crunchyroll adapted the manhwa to an anime with beautifully adapted action sequences. The popularity of this series has risen higher after the anime release. The plot is very unique from typical Korean manhwa. This series also boasts of its large cast that includes many unique characters.

The plot of the God of Highschool series takes place in three different realms – the Human Realm, Sage Realm, and Heavenly Realm. At the very beginning of time gods, humans, and demons lived together. The gods shared their powers with humans so they can survive against the demons. In recent times, the Earth has changed a lot. 

The main protagonist of this series is Jin Mori. He is an expert on taekwondo, a martial arts style. At the very beginning of the story, he was invited to join a martial art tournament called “The God of Highschool”. The winner of this series gets his wish fulfilled. In the tournament, Jin meets with Daewi Han and Mira Yoo. As the story progresses many mysteries come to light regarding Jin. As we go deeper many twists and turns make this story more and more intriguing.

4. Tower of God

  • Author: Lee Jong-Hwi(aka SIU)
  • Chapters: 527+
  • Status: Ongoing
After the release of the anime Tower of God has become very popular among its fans. The story of this series is very unique. The plot moves around a kid called Bam. With crazy twists and interesting characters, the story catches the reader’s attention pretty quickly. Also, the power system and villains of this series are quite special in their own way. So give it a try if you still haven’t.

“What do you desire? Money? Glory? Power? Revenge? Or, something that surpasses all other?”  Everything you want you can get on the top of the tower. That’s the premise of the story. People went to the tower to achieve whatever they want. Bam, the protagonist, also enters the tower but for a completely different reason. Bam used to live under the tower alone. He only had a single friend whose name was Rachel. One day Rachel sneaks inside the tower. Bam promises her that he will chase her till his death. So he also enters the tower without any skill or power only in search of his friend. Now Bam’s journey inside the tower begins filled with death traps and dangerous monsters.

3. The Beginning After The End

  • Author: TurtleMe
  • Chapters: 130+
  • Status: Ongoing
The Beginning after the End is a story that is kind of an Isekai. The story is typically an overpowered main character's life. However, it has its own distinct storyline that makes it a very beautiful read. This manhwa has some aspects that are better than even Solo Leveling but it still hasn’t reached its peak as the storyline is still unfolding. If you haven't read it yet then you are missing on the fun of manhwa.

This story revolves around King Grey. Grey was a lonely king. He was not trusted by anyone and betrayed by many. One day he saw “the light at the end of the tunnel” and realized that he died. When King Grey was thinking about his death he was reborn as Arthur Leywin. In this world, everything changed. He was the son of two loving parents and also has many trustworthy friends. However, this was a dangerous world filled with magic and sorcery. It didn’t take very long for him to realize that in order to protect the people he loves he needs to become strong. Thus the journey of our king begins anew.

2. Return of the Disaster-Class Hero

Return of the Disaster-Class Hero
  • Author: San G.
  • Chapters: 26+
  • Status: Ongoing
The newest and maybe an underrated series right now. The potential of this series is great for the future. This series has aspects that might be similar to some of the most popular manhwa in existence. This manhwa depicts the basic plot of revenge and betrayal and people always crave the story of sweet revenge.

This story begins with the idea of the dead cannot speak so the living can create anything they want. One day suddenly the world fell into despair. Some unknown monsters attacked earth they were called the “Calamities”. They destroyed everything in their sight. Humanity lost all hope and when everything was at the end they appeared. They are 12 humans who were sent by the “Saints” to save the earth. However, a 13th one appeared who was not connected to gods and was immensely stronger than others. His name was Lee Geon. When the world was almost saved the 12 betrayed Lee Geon and twisted a false report of his death in the strongest dungeon. What will happen if the Geon returns from there after 20 years? Yes, he returns and promises to kill every single one of those “Saints”. Thus the story of revenge begins.

1. Solo Leveling

  • Author: Chugong
  • Chapters: 179
  • Status: Completed
At the top of our list is might be the most popular manhwa of all time. Solo Leveling in the past 2 years has shaken the world of manhwa. The beautiful characters with their gorgeous action scenes made every reader mesmerized. The plot of this story is adapted from a Light Novel named Only I Level Up. Both the Light Novel and Manhwa ended. The story is very heart-wrenching. A journey of becoming the strongest from being the weakest.

The world has changed. People have magical abilities to fight monsters. The people who fight monsters in order to save the world are called Hunters. Sung Jin-Woo is the weakest E-rank hunter in the world. Even in the weak dungeons, he almost dies. But everything changed one day when he enters a double dungeon. His whole party was almost totally wiped out and he was unconscious. But in the end, he found himself at the hospital. He survived because an unknown System chose him as its player. The system gave him the unique ability to level up infinitely and get stronger. What will Sung Jin-Woo do with his newfound abilities? Read the manhwa to follow Jin-Woo on his extremely dangerous journey.

With this, our list of manhwa comes to an end. See you in my next article. Tell us which manhwa is your favorite in our comment. We are always eager to listen to your opinions.


  • Subhra Jit

    Subhrajit is a university student who loves to watch anime and read manga. He has been watching anime for a long time. Now he has decided to write and share his love for anime with others.

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11 months ago

Godly List!

9 months ago

This list is good but we are forgetting something THE LEGEND OF THE NORTHERN BLADE

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