23 Dramas Of 2019 Based On Webtoon

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The year 2018 was rich in dramas based on webtoon. You can check them out here if you haven’t yet. 2019 has its loads of surprise too!

In 2018, some dramas were planned but never released while some got re-scheduled this year. In Korea and internationally, dramas adapted from webtoon interest many. Last year, especially the dramas “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” and “My ID is Gangnam Beauty” caught the attention of the viewers.

Many dramas still lack of information and schedule confirmation. As in 2018, we will update the list, don’t forget to bookmark us for updates.

Note: some drama might no air in 2019 but in 2020 or later according to the production plan and progress. Stay tuned for updates!

 

1- Love Alarm

Originally planned for 2018, the drama will air from Aug. 2019. The drama is part of the Netflix original K-Dramas in 2019.

“Love Alarm” (in Korean “좋아하면 울리는”) is a webtoon about people that want to know their true heart in a society where people use an app to find out who likes them. The drama will be on Netflix! Kim SoHyun, Song Kangand Jung GaRam are the main cast.

“Love Alarm” Webtoon

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“Love Alarm” Webtoon / Netflix

Find out more about the webtoon and about the casting Koreans wanted for this remake here.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

2- “Something About Us”

“Something About Us” (in Korean “우리사이느은”) is a webtoon dealing with men and women in their twenties worrying about love and friendship. The drama will be starring Seo KangJoon, the actress is not officially chosen yet. However, the drama is still not confirmed in 2019.

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Ceci / “Something About Us” Webtoon

Find out more about the webtoon and which actresses Koreans want to see act with him in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

3- “True Beauty”

“True Beauty” (in Korean “여신강림”) is a popular webtoon among woman in their 10-20s. It tells the story of a girl that turns into a goddess thanks to makeup skills. The drama was translated into 4 languages and tops the webtoon liked by international readers.

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“True Beauty” Webtoon

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“True Beauty” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The drama will be produced by the production company BonFactory and by Studio N. The casting and schedule are yet to be released.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

4- “Hell is Other People”

The webtoon named “Hell is Other People” / “Strangers from Hell” (in Korean “타인은 지옥이다”) is also on the list of the adaptation. It a story taking place in a goshiwon [very small room where usually student lives in to focus on their studies] where everyone is suspicious. A world where you are scared by your neighbors. After reading this, you will be scared of living in a goshiwon.

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“Others Are Hell” Webtoon

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OCN / “Hell is Other People” Webtoon

The drama will air on cable channel OCN with Im SiWan and Lee DongWook from Aug .31.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

5-  “Now at our School”

The webtoon named “Now at our School” (in Korean “지금 우리 학교는”) is also on the list this year. It is a zombie related webtoon restricted to readers under 18 years old, written in 2009.

Here is the plot: an ordinary school happens to be imprisoned and infected. The school is already full of infected but no one can escape.

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“Now at our School” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

6- “Golden Spoon”

The webtoon named “Golden Spoon” (in Korean “금수저”) is to be produced too. It tells the adventures of a kid that became a golden spoon (from a rich family).

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“Golden Spoon” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

7- “Cheap Cheonlima Mart”

“Cheap Cheonlima Mart” (in Korean “쌉니다 천리마마트”) is also to be produced this year. It tells the story of the exile place of employees of a big group named “Cheap Cheonlima Mart”, a large store in the city of BongHwa, GyeongGi province.

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“Cheap Cheonlima Mart” Webtoon

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“Cheap Cheonlima Mart” Webtoon

The drama will air on September on tvN. Kim ByungChul, Lee DongHwi, Park HoSan, Lee SoonJae, Jung HyeSung, and MOMOLAND‘s YeonWoo are acting in the adaptation.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

8- “Item

MBC remade “Item”. It tells the story of a prosecutor and a profiler who dig up the secrets and scheme behind objects with special powers in order to protect the people precious to them. Ju JiHoon, Jin SeYeon, and Kim KangWoo are the main actors of this mystery fantasy drama.

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“Item” Webtoon / MBC

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here. The drama started to air on Feb. 11.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

9- “Method To Hate You”

JTBC4 remade “Method to Hate You” also called “Way To Dislike You” (in Korean “너를 싫어하는 방법”). It is a college campus romance with freshmen’s love and friendships. It tells the story of MiRi who is worrying between love and friendship as she started to like her best friend’s boyfriend. NCT‘s JaeMin, Kim JeeIn, and Lee JongWon are the main actors.

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NCT Official / Kim JeeIn Official / Lee JongWon Official/ “Method to Hate You” Webtoon

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here. The drama aired on Apr. 1st and 2nd.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

10- “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment”

KBS aired the drama “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo 2: Crime and Punishment” (in Korean “동네변호사 조들호2”) from Jan. 07 to Mar. 26. It is based on the webtoon of the same name written by Hatzling. In the past, the main character was a prosecutor then a lawyer. He is now unemployed. Park ShinYang and Go HyunJung are the main actors.

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KBS / “My Lawyer, Mr. Jo” Webtoon

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

11- “A Day Found By Chance”

MBC is remaking the popular webtoon “July Found By Chance” (in Korean “어쩌다 발견한 7월”) written by MuRyu. The title of the drama is slightly different. It is “Haru Found By Chance” or it also can be translated as “A Day Found By Chance”. It is a high school fantasy romance drama. It tells the story of a girl who realizes that she is a supporting character inside a manga, she tries to change the fixed story.

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“July Found By Chance” Webtoon

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Kim HyeYoon, actress who got very popular with the hit drama “SKY Castle” is the lead actress along with SF9‘s RoWoon and APRIL‘s NaEun. It is planned to air on MBC in September.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

12- “Sweet Home”

The webtoon “Sweet Home” (in Korean “스위트홈”) will be adapted in drama this year. Lee EungBok director of “Descendants of the Sun”, “Goblin” and “Mr. Sunshine” will be in charge.

“Sweet Home” is a popular thriller horror webtoon. It tells the bizarre story of a high school student who is a loner hurt by school bullying. He lost his family and is forced to leave his home. In the outside world, he will try to stop people from becoming monsters. The story is emerging from a pessimist view of society.

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“Sweet Home” Webtoon

The drama will probably air in December on tvN. Song Kang and Ko MinSi are cast. It is said that the drama will mainly be filmed in one flat and that monsters will kill people.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

13- “A Bitch and a Punk”

The webtoon “A Bitch and a Punk” also called “YeonNom” (in Korean “연놈”) will be adapted this year. It is a comedy romance school webtoon. The boy to who she could not say “don’t go” and “I love you” appears in front of her after 3 years. It tells the story of a boy and a girl that are facing the time spent together. Through their love story, high school students grew through their love.

The webtoon started back in 2015. Until now, it has accumulated 13 billion views and has been in the top webtoons for more than 160 weeks.

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“A Bitch and a Punk” Webtoon

The drama will air in the second half of this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

14- “Mung Bean Chronicles”

The webtoon “Mung Bean Chronicles” also called “Mung Bean Pancake” (in Korean “녹두전”) is a romantic comedy set in Joseon. It tells the romance between a man who is disguising as a woman to infiltrate a community for widows and a girl that hates the idea of becoming a gisaeng.

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“Mung Bean Chronicles” Webtoon / A&T story Entertainment / DAZED

Kim SoHyun and Jang DongYoon are cast as the main actors. The drama will air on KBS in September.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Find out the 6 actors and acting-dols that would be perfect with Kim SoHyun here.

Webtoon links: Korean /Not officially available in English.

15- “Favorite Part”

The webtoon “Favorite Part” (in Korean “좋아하는 부분”) is a romance. It will be remade this year. It tells the struggling romance of the woman name So WooJoo who has special tastes in men.

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“Favorite Part” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

16 – “A Good Day To Be a Dog”

The romance fantasy webtoon “A Good Day To Be a Dog” also called “Lovely Again Today” (in Korean “오늘도 사랑스럽개”) is to be remade this year too. It tells the story of a woman that has been cursed to change to a dog every night and a guy who is afraid of dogs. She tries to remove the curse.

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“Lovely Again Today” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

17- “Horror and Romance”

The webtoon “Horror and Romance” (in Korean “호러와 로맨스”) is also announced to be remade. It tells the romance of a writer of horror stories who wants to know what is love and the writer of romance who hates horror stories.

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“Horror and Romance” Webtoon

The drama was announced to be produced this year. The casting is yet to be released.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

18- “The Moon That Rises in the Day”

Since 2018, the webtoon “The Moon That Rises in the Day” (in Korean “낮에 뜨는 달”) has been announced to be remade in a drama but still not confirmed in 2019. It is a story about a man whose time has stopped and a woman who is passing through past and present. It is not a simple love story but a ‘romance thriller’.

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“The Moon That Rises In The Day” webtoon

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

19- “Itaewon Class” 

The webtoon “Itaewon Class” (in Korean “이태원 클라쓰”) is announced to be remade. It tells the story of the CEO of a major company of Food Service and his son. The main character lost his father because of the CEO’s son and he is alone. (According to the webtoon plot) His dream was to be a policeman but because of the situation, he decided to seek revenge for his father’s death by becoming rich. Little by little, he tried to reach his dream and he managed to open a pub. Later, he became the CEO of the company name I.C. (Itaewon Class).

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“Iaewon Class” webtoon / TAESIGI

“Itaewon Class” drama’s producer is Kim SungYoon, he previously worked for the popular drama “Love in the Moonlight”. The drama is to air on cable channel JTBC in the first half of 2020. Park SeoJoon is the lead actor.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the remake here.

For more information, pictures, and teaser of the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

20- “Ssanggap Pocha”

The fantasy and food webtoon “Double Decker Carriage” also called “Ssanggap Pocha” (in Korean “쌍갑포차”) is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story that happens late at night at a pocha (outdoor bar) located in a strange place.

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“Ssanggap Pocha” Webtoon / Singles

The drama will air on the cable channel JTBC. The production and broadcast schedule is yet to be released. BTOB‘s Yook SungJae and Hwang JungEum are in talks for the main role.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary that we will keep on updating here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

21- “Her Private Life”

“Her Private Life” started to air on tvN from April 10. The story is based on the novel “Noona Fan Dot Com” (in Korean “누나팬닷컴”) by Kim SungYeon published in 2007 then turned into a webtoon in 2019.

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“Noona Fan Dot Com” / tvN

It tells the story of DukMi, she is the perfect curator at work but it turns out that she is an idol fangirl. The story starts when she meets her prickly boss Ryan. Park MinYoung and Kim JaeWook are the main actors.

For more information about the drama and webtoon, you can check our cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

22- “Possessed”

“Possessed” aired on OCN from Mar. 6 to Apr. 25. It is based on a thriller horror webtoon written by Hooressha and Kim HongThae in 2014 named of the same name (in Korean “빙의”). It tells the story of a detective and psychic medium that team up to suppress the ghost of a murderer.

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“Possessed” webtoon / OCN

The main actors are Go JoonHee, Song SaeByeok, Yeon JungHoon, and Jo HanSun.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

23- “Tomorrow”

The fantasy webtoon “Tomorow” (in Korean “내일”) is announced to be adapted into a drama. It tells the story of Choi JoonWoong (a boy of 27 years old) that cannot find a job when everyone finds one. By accident, he met grim reapers at the head of a company. He started to work for the Special Crises Management Team and to help people in danger.

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“Tomorrow” Webtoon

The drama will be produced by SuperMoon Pictures who previously worked on “My Strange Hero” and “Goodbye to Goodbye“.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

Which one are you the most looking forward to? Did you read any of these webtoons?

 



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