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From thrillers, action pieces to romance stories, here are the best Korean dramas based on webtoons you shouldn’t miss on Netflix

Over the years, more and more webtoons are being adapted to the screen. The mobile-friendly comics are wildly popular in South Korea and can span genres from romance to horror.

Some of the more notable titles have cult followings and when brought to the screen, also gain popularity. These include zombie apocalypse series All of Us Are Dead, supernatural thriller Hellbound and military drama D.P.

Curious to know what other webtoons have been made into a series? Below, we listed out some K-dramas based on webtoons that you can watch on Netflix.

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1. All of Us Are Dead

All of Us Are Dead is based on the webtoon Now at Our School by Joo Dong-geun. The Netflix adaptation follows a group of students trapped in a high school and find themselves in a dire situation as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school.

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2. Hellbound

Hellbound is based on the webtoon of the same name by Yeon Sang-ho who is also the director of the series and of South Korea zombie movie, Train to Busan.

It tells the story of otherworldly beings who appear to issue a decree and condemn individuals to hell. Amidst the confusion and mayhem, a new religious group called The New Truth gains influence.

However, some are sceptical of the group’s activities and set out to investigate their involvement in the mysterious supernatural events.

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3. Sweet Home

This apocalyptic horror series is based on the webtoon by Kim Carnby and Kwang Young-chan titled Sweet Home. The webtoon recorded over 2.1 billion views for its 140-chapter story.

The Netflix adaptation follows reclusive high school student Cha Hyun-su (Song Kang) who moves into a new apartment after his losing his family. One day, strange monsters start to emerge within his apartment building and Hyun-su must fight in order to survive.

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4. The Uncanny Counter

The Uncanny Counter is based on the webtoon, Amazing Rumour by Jang Yi. It’s about So Mun (Jo Byung-gyu), a high school student with a disability who always gets bullied.

Later, he meets a group called the Counters who are actually paranormal hunters in disguise. They search for and fight against evil spirits that prey on humans. The Counters ask So Mun to join them.

5. Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class which stars Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi in her TV debut is based on the eponymous webtoon. The K-drama revolves around Park Sae-ro-yi (Park) and his quest for revenge against the Jangga Group who is responsible for his father’s death.

To go against the food conglomerate, he opens a pub called Danbam in Itaewon and hopes that it will become successful enough to rival Jangga Group. While he’s ambitious, he doesn’t know how to manage his business so he enlists the help of Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi), a social media star.

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6. Extraordinary You

Based on the webtoon July Found By Chance, Extraordinary You stars SF9 member, Rowoon and actress Kim Hye-hyoon in the lead role.

The series follows high school girl Eun Dan-oh (Kim Hye-yoon), a student at a prestigious school. She discovers that she actually lives in the world of comics and that she and everyone she knows are just characters in a comic called Secret.

Dan-oh is merely an extra in the comic and set to marry her long-time crush (Lee Jae-wook) who doesn’t return her feelings. Not satisfied with her fate, Dan-oh decides to take control of her destiny by changing the plot and freeing herself from the writer’s set-up.

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7. Business Proposal

Business Proposal is an ongoing series based on the webtoon by Hae Hwa. It’s about an office employee, Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong) who goes on a blind date with her company’s CEO, Kang Tae-mu (Ahn Hyo-seop) in place of her friend, Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah).

Ha-ri and Tae-mu decide to “fake date” in order to satisfy Tae-mu’s grandfather who is keen on his grandson to get married. In exchange, Ha-ri receives money to help her family.

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8. The King’s Affection

SF9’s Rowoon stars in another webtoon-inspired series (after Extraordinary You) in The King’s Affection opposite Park Eun-bin. Based on Yeonmo by Lee So-young, the series takes place during the Joseon Dynasty.

This gender bender story is about an abandoned twin (Park Eun-bin) who is forced to disguise herself as her crown prince brother, Yi Hwi after he passed away. She’s tutored by Jung Ji-un (Rowoon) and the two slowly fall in love despite Yi Hwi’s disguise.

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9. D.P.

D.P. is based on the webtoon D.P Dog’s Day by Kim and tells the story of a team of Korean military police called D.P or deserter pursuit whose mission is to catch deserters.

Ahn Jun-ho (Jung Hae-in) becomes a member of the D.P. after joining the military. He teams up with Han Ho-yul (Koo Kyo-hwan) and sees the harsh reality of those who run away from their military base.

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10. Tomorrow

Rowoon’s upcoming K-drama, Tomorrow is once again based on a webtoon, this time written by Llama. He plays Choi Joon-woong, who’s struggling to find viable employment despite his prestigious background.

One day, he meets a group of mysterious beings who are actually grim reapers. But instead of taking the dead to the afterlife, they save those on the verge of death, especially the ones who are about to commit suicide. Joon-woong is hired to work with them.

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