Several webtoon platforms, such as Naver Webtoon and Kakao Webtoon, have expanded their services to other countries for being accessible to the readership abroad. Besides the countries mentioned above, the Korean webtoon industry is quite prominent in Asian countries, like Japan and Indonesia. Now, let us introduce you to the top countries where people have considered webtoons the most popular.
On February 11th, 2022, the Korean Manhwa Content Agency started a continuous online exhibition called “ON, WEBTOON” in Malaysia and Japan. This is the first online exhibition of Korean webtoons that has been held in Malaysia for K-webtoons fans. The exhibition introduced five famous webtoons, which all have been adapted into top K-dramas: “Hellbound,” “Navillera,” “True Beauty,” “Nevertheless,” and “The Uncanny Counter.”
Everyone in the world can access “ON, WEBTOON,” however, only audiences of Malaysia and Japan can be present for offline and hybrid events and talk shows throughout the year. Besides this exhibition, the webtoon artist of “Hellbound,” Choi Gyu-Seok, held an online fan meeting at Korea Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 18th. This exhibition is an excellent opportunity for K-webtoon fans worldwide to join and get to know the Malaysia webtoon market as well. “ON, WEBTOON” will be available until February 11th, 2023.
Here are the top 5 webtoon and comics apps of Google Play Store in Malaysia: Bilibili Comics, Line Webtoon, MangaToon, Tapas, and Manga Plus by SHUEISHA.
K-webtoon market popularity is increasing more and more in Vietnam. Recently, Line Webtoon has established two corporations in Vietnam, which means that reading K-webtoons has become a need in this population. Also, NHN, a global IT company with an IT-based business po