Top 20 Best Korean Dramas Adapted From Webtoons

Korean dramas are now popular & watched by people all over the world. Thanks to platforms like Netflix, Viki, Kdramas are getting much recognition & people are loving them.

In South Korea, not only dramas are popular but webtoons are also popular. Webtoon is a digital comic that can be read on mobile, tab, or laptop. They are also becoming popular around the world.

If you want to read webtoons, you can read them on the Naver app. It is the best platform to read webtoons for free & is available on Playstore to download. There are many Kdramas that are based on webtoons.

Korean Dramas Adapted From Webtoons

Many dramas are now based on webtoons that have been published in Korea. Naver is the most popular platform to read webtoons. Nowadays, they are being adapted into Korean drama.

Kdramas based on webtoons

Usually, Kdramas that are based on webtoons have a similar plot but can have a different ending. If you haven’t read any webtoon, you can either read them or watch their dramas.

There are over 50 dramas that have been adapted from webtoons. Here are some of the best & handpicked dramas that have been watched by most people & have good ratings.

1. Navillera

Navillera

The story of a 70-year-old retired mailman who decides to pursue his life-long dream of learning ballet. At the dance academy, he meets a 23-year-old ballet dancer. He is struggling financially and thinks of giving up ballet until meeting the mailman, which changes his mind.

The drama is adapted from the Daum webtoon of the same name written by Hun and illustrated by Ji Min between 2016 and 2017.

Navillera webtoon

Cast –

  • Park In Hwan as Shim Deok Chul
  • Song Kang as Lee Chae Rok
  • Na Moon Hee as Choi Hae Nam
  • Hong Seung Hee as Shim Eun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix

2. The Uncanny Counter

The Uncanny Counter

The drama tells the story of demon hunters called Counters who come to earth under the guise of being employees at a noodle restaurant to capture evil spirits that have returned to earth in pursuit of eternal life.

The drama is adapted from the Daum webtoon “Amazing Rumor” by Jang Yi.

The Uncanny Counter webtoon

Cast –

  • Cho Byeong Kyu as So Moon
  • Yoo Joon Sang as Go Mo Tak
  • Kim Se Jeong as Do Ha Na
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Chu Mae Ok

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. D.P.

Dp kdrama

The story of a team of Korean military police with the mission to catch deserters. Private Joon Ho and Corporal Ho Yul both team up to find the deserters. The drama reveals the painful reality endured by each enlistee during his compulsory call of duty.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon “D.P Dog’s Day” by Kim Bo Tong.

Dp webtoon

Cast –

  • Jung Hae In as Ahn Joon Ho
  • Koo Kyo Hwan as Han Ho Yul
  • Kim Sung Kyun as Park Bum Goo
  • Son Seok Koo as Im Ji Sup

No. Of Episodes – 6

Watch On – Netflix

4. Taxi Driver

taxi driver drama

Do Gi is a taxi driver and works for a company which offers a “revenge-call” service to its clients. The company is a secret organization that avenges victims whom the law didn’t protect. If clients ask them to take revenge, Do Gi and his co-workers will perform the service.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon “The Deluxe Taxi” by Carlos and Lee Jae Jin.

Taxi driver webtoon

Cast –

  • Lee Je Hoon as Kim Do Gi
  • Esom as Kang Ha Na
  • Kim Eui Sung as Jang Sung Chul
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Ahn Go Eun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

5. Sweet Home

sweet home

Cha Hyun Soo decides to leave his home & stays in an apartment. Strange incidents start occurring in his apartment & throughout Korea & his quiet life is disturbed. As people start to turn into monsters, Hyun Soo and the other residents try to survive.

The drama is adapted from the Naver webtoon of the same name by Kim Carnby and Hwang Young Chan.

Sweet Home webtoon

Cast –

  • Song Kang as Cha Hyun Soo
  • Lee Jin Wook as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Lee Shi Young as Seo Yi Kyung
  • Lee Do Hyun as Lee Eun Hyuk

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

6. Strangers From Hell

Strangers From Hell thriller korean dramas

Jong Woo moves from the countryside to Seoul after his friend, Jae Ho, offers him a job. While looking for a place to live, he comes across a cheap hostel. He decides to live there for 6 months. But strange things start to happen with him.

The drama is adapted from the Naver webtoon series of the same name by Kim Yong Ki.

Strangers from hell webtoon

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Cast –

  • Im Shi Wan as Yoon Jong Woo
  • Lee Dong Wook as Seo Moon Jo
  • Lee Jung Eun as Eom Bok Soon
  • Ahn Eun Jin as Seo Jung Hwa

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

7. Misaeng: Incomplete Life

Misaeng Incomplete Life

Geu Rae played the board game go since he was a child. But he failed to become a professional go player. By an acquaintance’s recommendation, he begins working in a company. He does his best at his new job while trying not to lose his humanity along the way.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon series of the same title by Yoon Tae Ho.

Misaeng Incomplete Life webtoon

Cast –

  • Im Shi Wan as Jang Geu Rae
  • Lee Sung Min as Oh Sang Shik
  • Kang So Ra as Ahn Young Yi
  • Kang Ha Neul as Jang Baek Ki

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

8. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

Mystic Pop-up Bar

Ssanggab Cart Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol Joo runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes, the customers of the bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

The drama is adapted from the Daum webtoon “Twin Tops Bar” by Bae Hye Soo.

Mystic Pop Up Bar webtoon

Cast –

  • Hwang Jung Eum as Wol Joo
  • Yook Sung Jae as Han Kang Bae
  • Choi Won Young as Chef Gwi

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix

9. Cheese in the Trap

Cheese in the trap drama

The drama depicts the delicate relationship between a university student Hong Seol and her senior Yoo Jung. Hong Seol works part-time due to her family’s poor background. Yoo Jung is good-looking, gets good grades & athletic, but he has a dark side.

The drama is adapted from the Naver webtoon of the same name by Soonkki from 2010 to 2016.

Cheese in the trap webtoon

Cast –

  • Kim Go Eun as Hong Seol
  • Park Hae Jin as Yoo Jung
  • Seo Kang Joon as Baek In Ho
  • Lee Sung Kyung as Baek In Ha

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

10. Yumi’s Cells

yumis cells

Yumi is an ordinary office worker. The story frequently switches the setting between Yumi’s real life and inside her mind where ‘cells’ represent each of her emotions and drives. The drama will trace her growth and change as her brain cells wake up the love cells.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon of the same title by Lee Dong Geon.

Yumis cells webtoon

Cast –

  • Kim Go Eun as Kim Yu Mi
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Ku Woong
  • Lee Yoo Bi as Ruby
  • Park Ji Hyun as Seo Sae Yi

No. Of Episodes – 14

Watch On – Viki

11. Save Me

Save Me

Sang Mi and her family move to Muji Gun where they have no friends or relatives. There she meets four boys. When her family faces some trouble, the Spiritual Father of Goosunwon offers to help them. However, her family is slowly gets sucked into the pseudo-religious cult and the four boys try to save her.

The drama is adapted from the popular Daum webtoon “Out of the World” by Jo Geum San.

Save me webtoon

Cast –

  • Seo Ye Ji as Im Sang Mi
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Han Sang Hwan
  • Woo Do Hwan as Seok Dong Chul
  • Jo Sung Ha as Baek Jung Ki

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

12. Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class

Park Saeroyi is expelled from school & then jailed for messing up with a bully. Seven years after his release, he opens a pub named “Danbam” to compete against the Jangga group, the biggest company in the food industry.

The drama is adapted from the popular Daum webtoon of the same name by Jo Gwang Jin.

Itaewon Class webtoon

Read Itaewon Class Review

Cast –

  • Park Seo Joon as Park Saeroyi
  • Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo
  • Kwon Na Ra as Oh Soo Ah
  • Yoo Jae Myung as Jang Dae Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

13. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

whats wrong with secretary kim

Lee Young Joon’s family runs a large company, and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is rich, handsome & intelligent, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi So has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but decides to quit her job.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon “Kimbiseoga Wae Geureolgga” by Jung Kyung Yoon. The webtoon is also based on a novel.

Whats Wrong With Secretary Kim webtoon

Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
  • Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Kim Ji Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

14. True Beauty

True Beauty

A high school girl Ju Gyeong rises to pretty girl fame after she masters the art of make-up. She turns into a goddess because of her makeup skills, but would rather die than reveal her bare face to anyone. The drama tells her love story with the only boy that saw her without makeup, Su Ho.

The drama is adapted from the Line webtoon “Yeoshingangrim” by Yaongyi.

True beauty webtoon

Cast –

  • Moon Ga Young as Lim Joo Gyung / Joo Bal
  • Cha Eun Woo as Lee Su Ho
  • Hwang In Yeop as Han Seo Jun
  • Park Yoo Na as Kang Soo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

15. The Sound Of Your Heart

The sound of your heart korean drama

This drama follows Jo Suk’s ridiculous but hilarious adventures with his girlfriend who is now his wife Ae Bong, their dogs, older brother Jo Joon, and parents. The drama is based on the popular webtoon series of the same name.

The drama is adapted from the longest-running webtoon of the same name by Jo Suk.

The sound of your heart webtoon

Cast –

  • Lee Kwang Soo as Jo Suk
  • Kim Dae Myung as Jo Joon
  • Jung So Min as Choi Ae Bong
  • Kim Byung Ok as Jo Chul Wang

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix

16. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

My Id is Gangnam Beauty

Mi Rae, once bullied for her looks, decides to get plastic surgery to start fresh. When she begins university, people still tease her as Gangnam Beauty. She meets Kyung Suk, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside. He becomes attracted to her.

The drama is adapted from the Naver webtoon of the same name by Gi Maeng Gi.

My ID is Gangnam Beauty webtoon

Cast –

  • Im Soo Hyang as Kang Mi Rae
  • Cha Eun Woo as Do Kyung Suk
  • Jo Woo Ri as Hyun Soo Ah
  • Kwak Dong Yeon as Yeon Woo Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

17. Nevertheless

Nevertheless drama

An uncertain romance begins between Yoo Na Bi, a heartbroken woman who no longer believes in love and Park Jae Eon, a flirtatious man who does not want to commit to a relationship. He falls for her & begins to change. She also develops feelings for him.

The drama is adapted from the Naver webtoon of the same name by Jung Seo.

Nevertheless webtoon

Cast –

  • Han So Hee as Yoo Na Bi
  • Song Kang as Park Jae Eon
  • Chae Jong Hyeop as Yang Do Hyuk
  • Lee Yeol Eum as Yoon Seol Ah

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

18. At A Distance Spring is Green

at a distance spring is green

A coming of age story about young people in their 20s and the problems they face in university. Yeo Joon is a 1st-year university student. He has a bright personality. So Bin is a 3rd-grade university student. She is sincere and honest. Soo Hyun is a smart, perfectionist university student.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Jin Yoong.

At a distance spring is green webtoon

Cast –

  • Park Ji Hoon as Yeo Joon
  • Kang Min Ah as Kim So Bin
  • Bae In Hyuk as Nam Soo Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

19. Extraordinary You

extraordinary you

The drama tells the story of a high-school girl named Dan Oh who realizes that she is just a supporting character inside a romance manga named “Secret”. She tries to change the fixed story for her love and life by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone can see.

The drama is adapted from the Daum webtoon “July Found by Chance” by Moo Ryoo.

Extraordinary you webtoon

Cast –

  • Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan Oh
  • Ro Woon as Ha Ru
  • Lee Jae Wook as Baek Gyung
  • Lee Na Eun as Yeo Joo Da

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

20. My Roommate is a Gumiho

My Roommate is a Gumiho

To become a human, a 999-year-old Gumiho, Woo Yeo needs to fill his fox bead with human energy before he turns 1,000 years old. One day, a college girl, Lee Dam accidentally swallows his fox bead. He suggests that they should live together until they figure out a solution.

The drama is adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Na.

My roommate is a Gumiho webtoon

Cast –

  • Jang Ki Yong as Shin Woo Yeo
  • Lee Hye Ri as Lee Dam
  • Kang Han Na as Yang Hye Sun
  • Kim Do Wan as Do Jae Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki


Wrapping Up

So, there were the 20 best dramas that are based on webtoons. Some of them are better than their original webtoon & some webtoons are better than their drama adaptations. Get ready to binge-watch them.

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