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Posted 5/13/16
I was just wondering if anyone else on here read Manhwa? It's basically a korean manga. I just started on Noblesse and Tower of God. Both so far is amazing. So what do you guys think of Manhwa?
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I've liked what I've read so far. Tower of God is my favourite of them all, and I've read DICE and God of Highschool. Its pretty similar stylistically wise to manga and interestingly most of the ones I know of are web comics (another name for this specific medium is webtoons) rather than formally published works distributed by a publishers company. Sad part is that most don't receive animated adaptations. Though I heard Noblesse got one, so maybe there's hope for others.

Bottom line is I think they're pretty cool, but I don't tend to think of them as being all to different from Japanese manga. Maybe somebody else has noticed a difference I haven't?
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Tower of God is awesome. I used to read Noblese, The Gamer, and the God of High School but I got bored with them. I'll probably pick up Noblese again though. Orange Maramlade is also pretty cool.
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I've read a few, and also a number of Korean Webtoons, although I haven't read Tower of God.

Of the traditional manhwa I've read, Unbalance x Unbalance was the best, although it bobbled the ending a bit.

Of the Webtoons, I really liked Santa and Little Girl (She is Young). Can't See, Can't Hear, But Love; Looking for a Father; and Gyon-Woo & Jik-Nyu were all solid and enjoyable, though all had their faults.

I'm also keeping an eye of a number of ongoing ones, of which I'm most enjoying Red String and Socks Goblin.

I've noticed that many manhwa like having "tough guy" leads--which works fine, except when "tough guy" becomes "asshole", at which point I lose interest. Otherwise they are very similar to manga, just with a different setting a some different cultural traditions (birthdays and age are counted different; high school is even more stressful, though college is considered fairly easy; etc.)
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The ones I have read have been mess up in a way and can't stop reading them. Now I find some others that are not mess up. Witch Workshop and Que Sera, Sera. Both of these are good.
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Posted 5/14/16 , edited 5/14/16
I recommend Kubera thou I’m suprised no mentioned The Breaker yet.
Myanimelist- http://myanimelist.net/manga/42579/Kubera

Plot:
In a world with gods having everlasting lives, suras who possess unrivaled power, and humans who caught helplessly in between, a girl with a god’s name, Kubera, is born—a girl who is prophesied to bring great change into the world.

When Kubera’s peaceful village meets its fiery end, a mysterious magician named Asha comes to her rescue. Together they begin a journey in search of answers and revenge.


Breaker- It’s the Korean version of Kenichi only less eicchi and a better plot.
http://myanimelist.net/manga/8586/The_Breaker

Plot:
The new English teacher, Chun-Woo, is not your ordinary teacher. Shioon, a victim of constant bullying, unexpectedly witnesses Chun-Woo's fighting power, and begs him to make him his disciple. Chun-Woo claims he can teach Shioon only if he is truly determined, and Shioon must jump off a bridge into a deep river in order to prove it!

It turns out, however, that Chun-Woo and his powers are more than meets the eye. Shioon makes a grand entrance into the hidden world of martial arts, and he is about to be taught by the best there is!

It has a sequel called The Breaker New Waves.
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Posted 5/14/16

I used to buy them inadvertently. I've read Model, Tarot Cafe, Les Bijoux, and Bride of the Water God.
Right now I'm reading What Does The Fox Say? and Noblesse.
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i love manwha. webtoons are great but they have good black/white panel format ones too.
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Posted 5/15/16
Read a few manwha and Korean webtoons and, while I'm not sure if I'm just choosing poorly or if they are indeed representative but, they have been much more melodrama heavy than your average manga.

Not only that they seem to have at the very least the threat of cuck if not full blown cuckolding be a more common theme among them. Little Girl (She is Young) was essentially how to stop cuck with time travel. That said I did enjoy it.

Never really came across many manwha CGDCT or sitcoms though which I'm sad about.
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Posted 5/15/16
Tower of God was the first manhwa i've read. To this day I follow ToG, Noblesse, Dr. Frost, New Normal Class 8 and Bastard.

If you give manhwa a chance you'll find a huge library with a big diversity of works and quality.
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I haven't read a lot of them, but have found a couple titles I really like, namely Can't See Can't Hear but Love (a sappy, dramatic love story) and Annarasumanara (a sort of coming-of-age story about deception and magic.) Can't recommend either of them highly enough.
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You guys should try crepuscule. It's a good one.
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The main Manwhas that I read are Kubera, Tower of God, God of High School, Cheese in the Trap and Heroine Chic. I occasionally check out other series (the Naver app is super convenient) but those are the 5 that I read weekly.

If I had to make a recommendation, it would be Kubera. It's a wonderful epic fantasy and yet a very personal tale. It starts out as a seemingly simple story but the world's immense depth is gradually revealed. Humans, gods and suras (demon equivalent I suppose) are all trying to drive the world towards different desires. Occasionally, some of those ideals are shared and then unlikely bonds are formed. Kubera's main appeal to me were these bonds and the character's interactions. Aside from the actual Manwha, Kubera's mythology is fantastic. I think its loosely based on Hindu mythology. If not, at least it uses the names of Hindu deities (Kubera, Vishnu, Agni, etc.). Though if someone was looking for fun action and gorgeous visuals, I'd turn them towards God of High School. That one starts out well, becomes really weird, and is currently awesome.
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Posted 5/17/16
For a while, I used to read series like Girls of the Wilds, Gepetto and Can't See Can't Hear But Love
on another scanlation forum, but stopped after they got licensed and taken down. It would be nice
to find out where I can get these in published form, then I'd be supporting the manhwa creators.
There are several that I think would be neat to follow.
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Posted 5/17/16 , edited 5/17/16

yusakujon3 wrote:

For a while, I used to read series like Girls of the Wilds, Gepetto and Can't See Can't Hear But Love
on another scanlation forum, but stopped after they got licensed and taken down. It would be nice
to find out where I can get these in published form, then I'd be supporting the manhwa creators.
There are several that I think would be neat to follow.


This is the offical english publisher.
http://www.webtoons.com/en/

Line Webtoon is the English version of Naver Comic, where many webtoons including, Gepetto, Noblesse, and Tower of God are pushlished. The only one I know that not on there is the Breaker.

For more info of Naver.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naver
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