Wordless Wednesday (Know Korea): 7.13.16 Webtoons

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Hello my lovely friends! First off I’d like to mention that I am in Korea right now (this is a scheduled post) and I will not be able to reply to your comments as frequently as I’d like. I’ll still be checking up on my blog often, so don’t forget to say hello!

This week, for my Wordless Wednesday – when I post about anything unrelated to books. This is part of my Know Korea series. Today, I wanted to post about my unhealthy obsession with webtoons. Webtoons are South Korean webcomics or manhwa that are published online. (Have you guys noticed how my latest WW posts have all been about Korea? I’ve decided to create a category Know Korea) Anyways, here are a few that I’ve read/have been reading and love. Lately I’ve mainly been trying to read them in Korean to brush up on my skills.

If interested, there are a variety of platforms you can read webtoons at such as

Line

Naver (the Korean version of Line)

Spottoon

Mangafox


Here are a couple I have been reading recently (and that you should check out as well!)

I’ve linked the Korean version of the webtoon with the Korean translation, and the english version of the webtoon under the parenthesis.

윈드브레이커 (Wind Breaker)

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Not your typical squad, the guys in this team are brought together because of hardship. As they prepare to enter a competition, their bromance and skills grow. You will fall in love with each character as their back story and reason for competing becomes known.

Synopsis from line:

Jay is the student president of Sunny high. He is not just a smart student but an extreme biker with high techniques. As you follow his bike, you will meet his friends, love, and adventures.

소녀더와일즈 (Girls of the Wild)

Powerful, fast, witty, these girls are sure to win your hearts as they battle not only with each other, but together, as life throws hardships their way. Trained to be elite and the best, it’s difficult to navigate life the way others do. The friendship each girl creates with each other is sure to touch your heart, and funny bone!

Synopsis from line:

Wild’s High School, an all girls educational institute specializing in MMA, has a very special freshman enrolling this year. Jaegu, who fears women from being abandoned by his mother, is about to find out what girls are really all about in this action-packed school drama.

치즈인더트랩 (Cheese in the Trap)

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Follow the life of an ordinary world who’s life is turned upside down by extraordinary people. Normally unable to express her thoughts and emotions, Seol Hong struggles to maintain relationships and endure through college life.

Synopsis from line:

Seol Hong is a hard-working student, who has returned to college after a long break. Jung Yu is a senior at the college known as Mr. Perfect. Seol feels like her life took a turn for the worse since she got involved with Jung. Is Jung intentionally turning Seol’s life?

닥터 프로스트 (Dr. Frost)

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Love Psychology? Hot men with mysterious personalities? Then this is the webtoon for you. Dr. Frost became a psychologist in hopes of learning about human emotions. This genius, narcissist, egotist, will sure to be on your mind all day.

Synopsis from line:

Frost is a genius psychologist who believes all humans are basically the same. His keen mastery in mind-reading will blow your mind and strike through your heart. This webtoon has recently been turned into a TV series in Korea.

스튜디오 짭쪼롬(Salty Studio)

Follow the cute relationship between an aspiring drawer and already accomplished manhwa drawer. Their love for food is easily relateable, as well as their outlook on life and love.

Synopsis from line:

Togeun used to work for his father’s company without any passion, so he quits his job and moves out from his parents’ house in order to follow his dream in drawing. At the homecoming party (reunion party), Togeun begs Sonagi, a great illustrator, to teach him how to draw.

 

6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday (Know Korea): 7.13.16 Webtoons

  1. I love webtoons too! I’m kind of specific with them because most don’t really interest me, but I do like a good, solid one. My favourite is Cheese in the Trap, I think – I liked the characters and the relationships in it, so I’m glad to see it here. 😛

    Salty Studio looks cute, thanks for linking to it. ❤

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    1. YAAAAAS, Cheese in the Trap is amazing. I’m so glad you like webtoons as well! When I was in Korea, a friend of mine actually introduced me to some more that are popular there as well. Can’t wait to read those as well.

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      1. I started it, but then ran out of time, so I haven’t finished it. My problem with kdramas is that I have to watch every minute of it from start to end… So it’s either no sleeping, or never finishing a drama.. haha. What did you think after skimming it?

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      2. It was cute! It’s the first k-drama I’ve watched in a while (last one was BOF/BBF) and I was reminded of how giddy it makes me feel, even when I take issue with most the male leads. Past episode 8 or so I just read the recaps, though. 😛

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