South Korean webtoons have seen a rise in popularity and this can be attributed to some factors, including the increasing accessibility of webtoons and the wide range of genres they cover.
In 2020, the webtoon industry size was estimated to stand at around 1.05 trillion South Korean won. It is expected to grow even further in the coming years. Outside of South Korea, webtoons have also gained popularity in other countries in Asia, such as China and Japan. In recent years, they have begun to gain a following in the West.
Many popular webtoons have been adapted into TV shows, movies, and even video games. A lot of popular Kdramas were also based on webtoons. For example, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, “Cheese in the Trap”, and “Love Alarm”. South Korea is not the only country where webtoons are popular – they are read across the globe, with many countries having their own webtoon platforms.
With their engaging stories and diverse genres, Korean comics and webtoons have something for everyone and for every season – and it is no surprise that they are becoming more and more popular around the world. We can absolutely look forward to finding another Korean webtoon with English translation every day!