From Page to Screen: Top K-Dramas Based Off Webtoon hits

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K-Dramas have grown increasingly popular over the years: nowadays, you can almost always find one ranking in Netflix’s Top 10. But did you know that many of today’s K-Dramas are adapted from hit webtoon series? So for those wanting to enjoy the best of both mediums, we’ve compiled a list of famous K-Dramas based on webtoon originals. Also, it’s worth noting that these webtoons are available to purchase as books, perfect as a gift or a new addition to your book collection (all of which can be bought here from our DKshop!).


A Killer Paradox

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Get ready for a heart-pounding ride with A Killer Paradox, the gripping drama adapted from the original webtoon series. Follow detective Kim Hae-yoon as she untangles a web of mysteries and uncovers shocking truths in a world where nothing is as it seems. With its intricate plot and compelling characters, this series promises to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Whether you’re a fan of the original webtoon or new to the story, A Killer Paradox delivers an adrenaline-fueled experience that will leave you craving more. Don’t miss out on the excitement – tune in now and prepare to be captivated.

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Marry My Husband

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With a provocative plot that keeps you hooked, Marry My Husband is perfect for fans of revenge, romance, and comedy genres. The K-Drama was launched on January 1st this year and has since boasted high viewership in both Korea and overseas. Jiwon, the protagonist, is a woman who tragically dies after she catches her husband in an affair with her best friend. When she miraculously gets a chance at a new life and is sent back in time, she swears to get the revenge and happy ending she deserves. If you’ve already watched it and want more content, give the webtoon a shot for a more vengeance-focused story with stunning art!


Business Proposal

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This 2022 rom-com is one of the most-watched K-Dramas on Netflix and for good reason. It’s impossible not to like the show’s funny meet-cutes, charming characters, and heart-fluttering plot. Desperate to pay off her loan, Hari agrees to do her best friend a favour and go on a blind date in her place in exchange for money. It sounds easy enough until it turns out the match is her company’s infamous new CEO. To make it worse, no matter how hard she tries to scare him off, for some reason, he insists on marrying her. Overall, Business Proposal offers a fresh take on the office romance trope and if you like the K-Drama, you’ll definitely enjoy reading the webtoon.

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See You in My 19th Life

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Another Netflix K-Drama that drew a large audience is See You in My 19th Life, a romance featuring childhood love, reincarnation, and slices of comedy throughout. Following the original webtoon’s story, the protagonist, Jieum, is separated from the boy she cares about most after a fatal accident in her 18th life. Upon being reincarnated, she makes it her sole purpose to find her way back to him and carry out her promise to always be by his side. If you’re looking for a sad love story with a happy ending, See You in My 19th Life is a webtoon that will touch your heart.


Sweet Home

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A horror story set in an apocalyptic world, Sweet Home is a unique K-Drama that captivated viewers on Netflix. The first season of the show stays true to the webtoon, focusing on the desperate survival of the residents of an apartment complex. When monsters start emerging everywhere, Hyun, a recluse with a traumatic past, becomes an unlikely hero and must fight with newfound friends to survive. The webtoon delivers just as much suspense and thrill as the K-Drama, and is definitely worth a read for horror lovers.

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True Beauty

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True Beauty was an instant hit, both as a webtoon and later when it was adapted into a K-Drama. It follows a teen girl, Jugyeong, through her high school and university years as she juggles friendship, drama, and love. Through her make-up skills, she hides her real appearance and transforms herself into the beauty influencer known as “barbiejoo” – but as the story goes on, she learns to see her own true beauty without make-up. This webtoon is a fun, relatable young adult story, and is highly recommended if you haven’t read it already.


Overall, webtoons offer unique, high quality content and which is why they’re continuously being used as K-Drama narratives. Now that you’re interested, why not try reading these webtoons as books to enjoy them in the best way possible? You can order from the manhwa collection on our DKshop and get them delivered straight to your doorstep!