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by Sherry Li

1. UnOrdinary

  • Status: ongoing (on pause for now)
  • Author: uru-chan
  • Genre: Superhero
  • Date released: May 24, 2016`
  • Update schedule: Every Thursday
  • Number of Episodes: 259
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.75
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Nobody paid much attention to John – just a normal teenager at a high school where the social elite happen to possess unthinkable powers and abilities. But John’s got a secret past that threatens to bring down the school’s whole social order – and much more. Fulfilling his destiny won’t be easy though, because there are battles, frenemies and deadly conspiracies around every corner.
  • Note (Friend): The plot is absolutely amazing and it’s one of the best Webtoons I’ve read before.

2. Swimming Lessons for a Mermaid

  • Status: completed
  • Author: Yongchan
  • Genre: Romance
  • Date released: March 3, 2020
  • Number of Episodes: 101
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.74
  • Plot Summary: The main character Chao is a girl and her secret is that she’s a mermaid. But ironically, she’s a mermaid that can’t swim. Instead, she went on land to live with her father. She goes to school like any other regular teenager. When a boy on the school swim team finds out about her secret, he decides to help by giving her swimming lessons. (I strongly encourage people to read this, one of my all-time favorites.)
  • Note: The art is absolutely beautiful and the plot is very nice as well. You really get attached to the characters.

3. The Dummy’s Dummy

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Mochamura
  • Genre: Horror
  • Date released: January 11, 2022
  • Update schedule: Every Wednesday
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.80
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): The story of a psychic girl named Yumi, an eerie living puppet named Paris, and the strange and often deadly monsters they face off against. Ghosts, ghouls, and… possessed teddy bears? Oh, my!
  • Note (Friend): the art style is amazing, and as someone who has followed this story from its Canvas days, it’s an amazing story filled with horror, mystery, and a bit of fluff. Also everyone simps for Paris in the comment sections.

4. Like Wind on a Dry Branch

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Dalsaeowl, Hwaeum
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Date released: January 15, 2021
  • Update schedule: Every Saturday
  • Number of Episodes: 75
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.78
  • Plot Summary: Rieta Tristi is a widow and a malicious nobleman wanted Rieta to be buried alive with him as his dying wish. The plague infecting everyone in the empire has taken her husband and slave traders have taken her young child. Now, even her life is at risk. But what Rieta didn’t know was that she had purifying powers that could possibly save the entire empire.
  • Note: My heart ache sometimes for Rieta and all the troubles she went through. I can’t wait until a new episode uploads.

5. Uriah

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Toffuo
  • Genre: Horror
  • Date released: April 19, 2019
  • Update schedule: Every Saturday
  • Number of Episodes: 105
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.80
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): A rainy night. A mysterious island. A boy with a dangerous story to tell – if only he could remember who or where he was. So begins a chilling journey into the unknown – when uncovering a twisted world of secrets is the only way to survive.
  • Note (Friend): Very very very good C:

6. The Remarried Empress

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Alphatart, Sumpul, HereLee
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Date released: September 5, 2020
  • Update schedule: Every Sunday
  • Number of Episodes: 112 (Season 2)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.87
  • Plot Summary: Navier Ellie Trovi was the perfect empress. She fulfilled all her duties and served as a good wife for her husband, the emperor. They weren’t in love but worked together as partners instead. Navier was content with her life as the perfect empress until her husband brought home a mistress that disrupted their peace. The emperor demanded a divorce and Navier accepted with the request of the approval of her remarriage. How did all of this happen? Read to find out.
  • Note: It’s romantic but also funny sometimes. The art is definitely something I think many people will like.

7. Cursed Princess Club

  • Status: not currently uploading but will return
  • Author: LambCat
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Date released: February 24, 2019
  • Update schedule: Every Monday (but not recently) 
  • Number of Episodes: 132 (Mid-Season Final)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.81
  • Plot Summary: Gwendolyn is a princess. However, she’s not like the other princesses. Her sisters can talk to animals, look beautiful all the time, have flowers growing around them and basically what you would expect a princess to be. On the other hand, Gwen is the exact opposite. She has light green skin and hair with dead ends. She looks creepy in all the portraits and completely not like usual princesses. The Cursed Princess Club changed her life and taught Gwen how to accept herself as who she is.
  • Note: I did end up crying for Gwen once because in a way she is like all of us. She doesn’t know that she is beautiful just the way that she is and she should be more confident in herself.

8. Eleceed

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Zhena
  • Genre: Action
  • Date released: May 6, 2019
  • Update schedule: Every Thursday
  • Number of Episodes: 164
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.95
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Jiwoo is a kind-hearted young man who harnesses the lightning quick reflexes of a cat to secretly make the world a better place – one saved little child or foster pet at a time. Kayden is a secret agent on the run, who finds himself stuck in the body of a…um…decidedly fat old fluffy cat. Together, armed with Jiwoo’s super powers and Kayden’s uber-smarts, they’re out to fight those forces who would let evil rule this world. That is, if they can stand each other long enough to get the job done.
  • Notes (Friend): Eleceed is an extremely funny and action-packed Webtoon. The art style is beautiful and the cats add a comedic element that lightens up the story. The characters are all interesting and feel very real. I like.

9. My Gently Raised Beast

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Early Flower, Kim JunJun, Teava
  • Genre: Romance, Adventure
  • Date released: April 17, 2021
  • Update schedule: Every Sunday
  • Number of Episodes: 62
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.80
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoons): Blondina is living a real-life Cinderella story. After growing up poor and enduring a difficult childhood, she discovers that she is a princess of the Ates empire. However, her estranged father and half-siblings give her the cold shoulder when she moves into the palace, and Blondina must keep a low profile. That all changes when she befriends Amon, a cat-like creature with mysterious intentions. For years, creatures like Amon and humans have struggled to live in harmony. Can Blondina and Amon’s friendship bring peace, or will it deepen the rift between their people?
  • Note: I love the art so much and they have gone so far from where they started. The plot is really intriguing and I recommend this one to people who like sweet romance.

10. Omniscient Reader

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: singNsong, UMI, Sleepy-C
  • Genre: Action
  • Date released: August 18, 2020
  • Update schedule: Every Wednesday 
  • Number of Episodes: 102
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.90
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Dokja was an average office worker whose sole interest was reading his favorite web novel ‘Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse.’ But when the novel suddenly becomes reality, he is the only person who knows how the world will end. Armed with this realization, Dokja uses his understanding to change the course of the story, and the world, as he knows it. 
  • Note (Friend): art good :3

11. I Love Yoo

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Quimchee
  • Genre: Drama
  • Date released: April 7, 2017
  • Update schedule: Every Friday
  • Number of Episodes: 181
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.76
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Dogged by pain and misfortune from the very beginning, Shin-Ae decides she wants nothing to do with people nor anything to do with romance. Although content with her unsocial, boring, loveless existence, her lifestyle is challenged after she ruins an unsuspecting strangers’ clothes.
  • Note (Friend): The character development throughout the story was nice to see. The romance between the characters was really cute and I got really involved in the story.

12. Jungle Juice

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Hyeong Eun, JUDER
  • Genre: Action
  • Date released: February 22, 2021
  • Update schedule: Every Thursday
  • Number of Episodes: 71
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.79
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Suchan Jang is an extraordinary college student at the top of the social food chain. But underneath the perfect facade, he hides a pair of insect wings that suddenly grew when he used a mysterious bug spray called “Jungle Juice.” Suchan’s life crumbles when he bares his wings to the world to save someone’s life. When all hope seems lost, Suchan stumbles upon a hidden world of insect humans where everyone is accepted for what they are. But the law of the jungle governs this secret society and all must fend for themselves in order to survive.
  • Note (Friend): It’s a good webtoon 🙂

13. Marry Me (Really really wholesome)

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Miku Yuki
  • Genre: Romance, Wholesome
  • Date released: March 15, 2020
  • Update schedule: Every Monday
  • Number of Episodes: 119
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.75
  • Plot Summary: Sinn is a civil servant and was chosen as the “lab rat” for the new marriage law. The law makes people not married over a certain age to be forced to marry to increase the population. Mari lives by herself without anyone else. She’s a very simple girl and can get happy from the smallest things. The two of them must figure out their marriage and to prove or disprove the usefulness of the new law.
  • Note: It’s a very wholesome webtoon and the art is amazing as well. I definitely recommend this!

14. Tower of God

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: SIU
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Date released: June 30, 2014
  • Update schedule: Every Monday
  • Number of Episodes: 122 (season 3)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.86
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): What do you desire? Money and wealth? Honor and pride? Authority and power? Revenge? Or something that transcends them all? Whatever you desire- it’s here.
  • Note (Friend): 100% recommend

15. Act Like You Love Me!

  • Status: finished (but will return)
  • Author: XUANN
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Date released: March 10, 2021
  • Number of Episodes: 57 (season 1 finale)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.79
  • Plot Summary: Ji-eon is a stressed and overworked girl at a convenience store. A mixup made her work for the famous actor Doyun Nam. After having to do so much work, Ji-eon gets annoyed with him. After getting a suspicious doll that can can control Doyun, she decides to get revenge.
  • Note: The interactions between the main characters and the side characters are so funny and it’s a good read during free time. The art is totally my type of art and I recommend this story. There’s so much more to find out about the characters that makes me want to keep on reading.

16. Purple Hyacinth

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Ephemerys, Sophism
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Date released: May 20, 2019
  • Update schedule: Every Tuesday
  • Number of Episodes: 121 (Season 3)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.91
  • Plot Summary (copied from Webtoon): Her ability to detect lies has made her an outstanding officer of the law – despite being haunted by her inability to save the ones she loved from a gruesome fate many years ago. Now, she uses her powerful gift to defend the defenseless at any cost – even if it means teaming up with a deadly assassin to fight evil in a world gone mad.
  • Note (Friend): The art in purple hyacinth is just beautiful. The diversity in characters and the plot is also very interesting to read. Adding on the music for every episode is great to listen to.

17. No Longer a Heroine!

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: Maenggi Ki
  • Genre: Drama
  • Date released: November 29, 2020
  • Update schedule: Every Monday
  • Number of Episodes: 88 (Season 2)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.36
  • Plot Summary: Lisa Cheon was the nation’s most well known actor. She was a child star and her mother was also a movie star. But soon she was accused of being a drug addict and removed from the social circle. She was given a opportunity to be part of a new show. However, one of the actors was her ex-boyfriend and she’s too scared to act without alcohol. Will she be able to take on the role and be a movie star again?
  • Note: There’s so many plot twists and the plot was very intriguing. Every single week I couldn’t wait until it updated again. The art style is also very cool and I like it.

18. The Hip Guy

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: HENIE
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Date released: April 12, 2021
  • Update schedule: Every Tuesday
  • Number of Episodes: 63
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.25
  • Plot Summary: Ga-eun Seong is a strong independent woman (and rich as well). But, she won’t rest until her athletic wear is the best in the industry. She discovers Chan Gwak and is determined in hiring him as the model. Watch as they go through the many obstacles together and make their company successful.
  • Note: The chemistry between the two of them is great and I loved reading this!

19. Phase

  • Status: finished (but will return)
  • Author: Jouki
  • Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Date released: July 14, 2020
  • Number of Episodes: 67 (season one finale)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.56
  • Plot Summary: Min’s life was anything but easy. She had a hard childhood and still can’t forget about the past. She’s also plagued by debts and there was an opportunity to earn 50 million dollars. She decides to take a chance with Shuu, the handsome billionaire. Can she keep her old life behind? Will this new relationship work out?
  • Note: Majority of the episodes have music and I like that. The plot and the complexions with the characters are really interesting. I got really hooked on the story.

20. Secret Playlist

  • Status: ongoing
  • Author: 2F
  • Genre: Romance
  • Date released: December 24, 2020
  • Update schedule: Every Friday
  • Number of Episodes: 79 (Season 2)
  • Rating (on Webtoon): 9.62
  • Plot Summary: Hanju is an ordinary university student… or is she? She’s the secret trending Metube cover artist PLII. A member of a boy group named Levi wants to collaborate with PLII. However as they grow closer together in real life, Hanju’s identity might be exposed. Can she keep her secret?
  • Note: The art style is so pretty!!! The relationship is also cute 😀

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1 comment

Benjamin Sheng July 13, 2022 - 3:27 pm

If you happen to be looking for more webtoons, try checking out XKCD, a short yet funny webtoon: https://xkcd.com


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