What is Webtoon?

Webtoons are a type of digital comic that originated in South Korea. While webtoons were mostly unknown outside of the country during their inception, there has been a surge in international popularity of webtoon thanks in great part to most manhwa (Japanese comic) being read on smartphone.

As digital manhwa have emerged as a popular medium, print publication of manhwa in South Korea has decreased.

The amount of material published in webtoon form has now reached an equal amount as that published offline

In recent years Korean entertainment industry specially K-pop (Korean pop) gained so much popularity around the world as well as in India, this helps other Korean industries to emerge in global market and Webtoon is one of them.

Where to Read Webtoon in English?

There are so many Online platform to read webtoon in different Genre without any cost. paid webtoon also available in this scene.

currently lists around 366 webtoons site. if you love to read and find some interesting  webtoons, you can check the following official English websites.

With the growing popularity of the webtoon format, we can hope that in the future, more webtoons sites will available in English. Do check them out individually and dig up your favorite ones.

Top 3 Webtoon sites

1. LINE Webtoon

Webtoon logo
LINE Webtoon Logo

WEBTOON is a webtoon publishing portal launched Naver Corporation in South Korea in 2004. In recent years this is the highest attraction gaining webtoon site.

The service first launched in Korea as Naver Webtoon and then globally as LINE Webtoon in July 2014 as the Naver brand is not well known outside the country and some of its services are also not available outside of Korea.

In 2016, Naver’s webtoon service entered the Japanese market as XOY and the Chinese market as Dongman Manhua.

On December 18, 2018, Naver closed down XOY service in Japan and migrated all of its translated and original webtoons to LINE Manga, its manga service that offers licensed manga.

In 2019, LINE Webtoon was changed to WEBTOON (only in English) and was brought over to the Spanish and French Version. In 2020, WEBTOON transferred and serviced to Naver Webtoon Corp.

Genre: Many genres

Price structure: Free and subscription also available

Platform: Website / iOS / Android Application.

2. Toomics

toomics logo
Toomics Logo

Toomics is a Korean product that has a library of over 1,000 paid comic books and most of them are great Webtoon series for readers to choose from. Readers can purchase individual volumes per chapter or use an unlimited account Vip Members have unlimited reading access to some of the most popular webtoon.

Genre: Many genres

Price structure: Depending on the comic, subscription

Platform: Website / iOS / Android Application.

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3. Tapas

tapas logo
Tapas Logo

Tapas, formerly known as Tapastic, originally known as Comic Panda, is a webtoon syndicate set up by South Korean entrepreneur Chang Kim in September 2012.

Operated from both Seoul and Burlingame by Tapas Media, Tapastic features a large collection of short-form, English-language webcomics and webtoons from over 5,000 artists.

The website aims to create a platform where comic creators can publish their works without cost, describing itself as both “The YouTube of Comics” and “Candy crush” for Books.” Since 2016, the Tapas Media’s media app also publishes books through a freenium business model.

Genre: Many genres

Price structure: Depending on the comic, subscription

Platform: Website / iOS / Android Application.

Now you can dig these websites individually and comment down below, which one is your favorite…:)

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