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5 Must Reads on WEBTOON

by Oghenetega Awobasivwe

In the past few years, Naver Corporation’s WEBTOON has gained some attention and downloads. Many Korean dramas have been adapted from some stories published on the site, and they have recently partnered with Crunchyroll, the anime streaming site to have some popular webtoons like The God of High School and Tower of God animated.

As an avid user of the WEBTOON app, I decided to make a list of some amazing stories available on the site to new users, and even old users looking for some more stories.

All the stories on this list are free to read, as are most webtoons on the site. The WEBTOON app also is free to download on Google Play and the App Store.

  1. Ghost Teller

This psychological horror webtoon is illustrated by QTT and takes a unique twist in the ghost stories trope.

As the summary says, “You think your ghost stories are scary? Try listening to these stories from the ghosts themselves.”

So far, two seasons are already completed. Chilling tales about the dark side of humans are told by ghosts gathered around a table, with each season involving different spirits. It shows the perspectives of these ghosts and constantly asks the question of who is more terrifying, ghosts or humans?It touches on deadly sins like greed and envy and delves deep into the chilling truths of humanity. There are twists, surprises, and the stories will always have you on your toes wondering what will happen next.

The art style and color scheme were perfectly chosen to create the atmosphere of the webtoon. The art does not lack in any aspect and every emotion displayed by the characters comes across as it should.Although this genre may not be for everybody, it is a must read because it tells the truth and has you asking questions that you should always be asking.

  1. Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

This webtoon is the adaptation of a popular Korean web novel of the same name written by UMI and illustrated by Sleepy-C.

It’s a post-apocalyptic fantasy story that follows an average office worker, Dokja Kim. Dokja is the sole reader of a web novel called “Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse.” Once he finishes the final chapter of this novel, the story becomes a reality before his eyes, and he is the only person that knows how the story goes and how it ends.

If you have read the Solo Levelling, you will enjoy this webtoon because they have similar art styles and stunning backgrounds. One thing they have in common is they play out like video games. It is also what you would call an Isekai.

In Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint, we follow Dokja, a character who is technically not the “main protagonist” of the story, but he has the leverage by knowing how things will go, and we will see how he uses his wit to become stronger to survive. So far, there are only 31 chapters out, but it is definitely worth keeping up with.It starts slow, but once it gets into the “story” you will not be able to stop reading.

  1. Unholy Blood

This is a supernatural action webtoon by Lina Im and Jeonghyeon Kim.

The story follows the college student Hayan, who lives in a world where vampires are terrorizing and killing humans. These vampires suddenly appeared out of nowhere and have the ability to turn other humans into vampires, which increases their population at an alarming rate.

We get to know from the beginning that Hayan herself is also a vampire, but it turns out she is different because she was not turned. In fact, she has been a vampire for as long as she can remember.

After an incident, Hayan decides to take the route of vengeance and works to protect her loved ones and face her forgotten past with the help of a police officer.

The action scenes are always thrilling to look at, and the art style is gorgeous, even the enemies in the story are always uniquely drawn and captivating.

There are only 31 chapters out at the moment but just like Omniscient Reader, keeping up will be worth it, and fortunately, it updates every three days.

This is also a rare story because it follows a female protagonist who is what many would call overpowered. I can most likely count on my fingers the number of stories like this that I have come across, and although it is a sad fact, it also gives me hope that there will be more like this in the future. Unholy Blood is definitely a must read!

  1. Love Advice from the Great Duke of Hell

This is a supernatural comedy by unfins. I have to emphasize on the comedy because it is one of the funniest webtoons I have ever read.

Just as the title says, the main character, Paul, needs love advice on how to get the girl he likes, so he summons Astaroth, a duke from hell to ask him for it.

It is such a ludicrous idea, but it works.

It constantly uses visual gags and humor to move the story along, and at first I wasn’t sure whether to take the story seriously or not, but soon enough, I was able to notice how deep the story actually was and how the artist tied everything together so remarkably.

As you read, you will notice how the art improves along with the story. The art style itself almost doesn’t match the atmosphere of the story because of how dark and detailed it is, but in a way that makes it even funnier.

I am not exaggerating when I say that I had tears in my eyes from laughing at every single chapter of this comic and I am sure anyone else who reads this will feel the same.

  1. The Weight of Our Sky

This webtoon is adapted from a YA novel written by Hanna Alkaf. It is illustrated by Nisrina A.N.

As the summary states, “A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”

In this story, Melati Ahmad is dealing with OCD and a supernatural spirit called a djinn while surviving the chaos around her.

The Weight of Our Sky is important and will make you more knowledgeable. I love that this series is unbiased and gives you a glimpse of what it may have been like in that time and place. It will offer life lessons and presents OCD seriously and in an interesting way, making it understandable for all readers alike.

This list is only a small list. There are still other amazing stories within WEBTOON. If you read my recommendations, I am sure they will incline you to explore the app and the variety of reads it makes available.

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