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What are webtoons and Why are they Popular?

Totesnewsworthy explains the new sensation called Webtoons.

Webtoons are gradually but surely becoming popular around the world. Despite initially being from South Korea, more and more people overseas are beginning to find them captivating and treating them as a welcome alternative to print publications. This has sparked a wave of translated webtoons into foreign languages such as Mandarin, English, and Indonesian. But what are webtoons?

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If you are wondering what a webtoon is; this is a form of online comic that originated from South Korea. It is a drawn narration with speech bubbles that features colored images. Webtoons are published on a consistent schedule online that could range anywhere from once to twice a week, and this is done in continuous vertical strips that allow for easy reading for those who can access them on a smartphone or computer.

For those who are just hearing about webtoons and are eager to get their hands on one, the following are some of the most exciting webtoons translated to English that you can read today:


Artist Hyunseok Yun created this fantasy webtoon that boasts an overall online rating of 9.59. You can find over 200 episodes of this exciting series that are presently available in the English language. In the story, Dong Tae gets continuously bullied at school by his classmates, condemning him to a life of misery. Tae Bin is a new exchange student who joins Dong Tae’s class and sits next to him. He proves to be popular among his schoolmates, and everything about him seems to be just perfect. On one fateful day, Tae Bin surprises Dong Tae by suggesting that they should play a game of dice, and things get interesting from there.

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Cheese in the trap

This romantic webtoon by Soonki has a rating 9.69, with more than 100 episodes translated to English. In 2016, the story was adapted into a movie with the same title. Cheese in the Tap revolves around the life of a hardworking student, Seol Hong, who goes back to school after a lengthy break. It also features, Jung Yu, her love interest and schoolmate who’s earned the name Mr.Perfect from his peers. This webtoon explores the lives of the two schoolmates from the perspective of Seol. She feels getting involved with Jung was the beginning of her life taking a turn for the worse.

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