Should I choose to read the webtoon or to watch the K-drama first? This is a very common question not only for webtoon fans but also manga and anime ones. Some people are fond of reading and imagining the scenes in their heads, while others prefer to watch K-dramas and be enthralled by lovely actors and actresses. Like many famous movies that get inspiration from books and comics, K-dramas are no exception. Plenty of well-known K-dramas are generated from their beloved webtoon counterparts.
You probably have heard about the most popular webtoons to read and K-dramas to watch. Recently, “Squid Games” received recognition as a K-drama, for the thriller-drama fanatics. On the other hand, the completed webtoon “Let’s play” was a hit for romantic comedy enthusiasts. However, besides the ones that are famous worldwide, are you acquainted with K-dramas based on popular webtoons? Before we explore those titles, let us first understand webtoons.
Webtoons, originating from South Korea, are like American comics in online format. What differentiates webtoons (Korean-style digital comics) from comics is that each chapter is posted as one long, vertical page. The format makes it easier to read, especially on electronic devices. Moreover, webtoons in general are colored, and they are not often published physically.
Now that you know the basic characteristics of Webtoon, let us take a deep dive into the K-dramas based on popular webtoons.