Ceci / "Something About Us" Webtoon

Previously many dramas were made out of webtoons such as “Misaeng” (2014), “Save Me” (2017), “Cheese in the Trap” (2016), etc. So many that it would be impossible to name them all. Drama viewers most of the time enjoy the adaption but sometimes some are also disappointed. It is a fact to say that fans of webtoon push for adaptation.

On online communities, netizens share comments on the casting that they would like for those productions, and that is among hot topics.

As the demand is high, this year there are loads of webtoon adaptations.

UPDATE: Not all of them came to reality as some were pushed to 2019. Don’t forget to check our new list of dramas based on webtoons for 2019. Check out the dramas of 2019 based webtoon here.

 

1- “Your House Helper”

“Your House Helper” is a webtoon and drama surrounding a male housekeeper helping several women with different issues. The cast is composed of WJSN‘s BoNa and Ha SeokJin, it was aired on KBS.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

KBS / “Your House Helper” Webtoon

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” 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. UPDATE: it is pushed to 2019.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

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- “The Moon That Rises in the Day”

“The Moon That Rises in the Day” 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’. UPDATE: it is pushed to 2019.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“The Moon That Rises in the Day” Webtoon

Fans hope that Gang DongWon or Lee JoonGi take the main male role. Find out more about the webtoon and about the casting Koreans want for this remake here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

4- “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”

“What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” also called “Why Secretary Kim” is a webtoon and drama telling the story of a narcissistic chaebol and his long-term hard-working secretary. The drama aired on tvN with Park SeoJoon and Park MinYoung.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

tvN / “Why Secretary Kim” webtoon

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

5- “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”

“My ID is Gangnam Beauty” is a webtoon telling the story of a woman living a new life through plastic surgery. JTBC aired the drama with ASTRO‘s Cha EunWoo and Im SooHyang.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“My Id is Gangnam Beauty” Webtoon / JTBC

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

6- “Mama Fairy And The Woodcutter”

“Mama Fairy And The Woodcutter” also called “Tale of Gyeryong Fairy” is a webtoon telling the story of a woman fairy that lived in Goryeo and Joseon, she is now a ‘barista’. She is waiting for her husband to reincarnate to be able to get her winged clothing back. Yoon HyunMin and Moon ChaeWon are the lead actors in this tvN drama. Kang SoRa was originally part of the cast but canceled her participation in the drama.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“Tale of Gyeryong Fairy” Webtoon / tvN

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.

 

7- “Love Alarm

“Love Alarm” 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. UPDATE: it is pushed to 2019.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“Love Alarm” webtoon

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

For more information, pictures, and teaser of 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.

 

8- “Ping Pong Ball”

“Ping Pong Ball” tells the story of a university student that meets a homeless man and their confusing yet sincere relation. The drama of 2 episodes aired on JTBC with JiSoo and Yoo JaeMyung.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

JTBC / “Ping Pong Ball” Webtoon

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.

 

9- “Clean With Passion For Now”

“Clean With Passion For Now” tells the comic love story of a CEO and a job seeker that have very different opinions on cleanliness. Kim YooJung and Yoon KyunSang are the main actors.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

Popeye Entertainment / “Clean With Passion For Now” webtoon / FILA

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.

 

10- “Happy If You Died”

“Happy If You Died” is an office drama that tells the story of a manager that wants to transform her boss, the section chief who is a jerk. Bae JinHee and Kang JiHwan are cast in this KBS drama.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“Happy If You Died” Webtoon / Cosmopolitan / Jellyfish Ent.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

11- “Sound Of Your Heart – Reboot: Jerks” 

The sitcom is adapted from a popular webtoon and had a season 1 that aired in 2016 with Lee KwangSooKim DaeMyungJung SoMin, and more. But in this season 2, the cast changed with Girls’ Generation‘s YuRi and Sung Hoon. It is a sitcom with JoSuk’s friends and his family that appears without announcement.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

Netflix / “Sound Of Your Heart” Webtoon

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- “Dear My Room”

Olive will air the drama “Dear My Room”, a life DIY (Do It Yourself) drama about EunJoo is a woman that likes interior design. She is repairing her own life as she lives the way she wants. The drama cast is composed of Ryu HyeYoung and Kim JaeYoung.

 12 Dramas Of 2018 Based On Webtoon

“EunJoo’s Room” Webtoon / Olive

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.

UPDATE: check out the dramas of 2019 based webtoon here.

 

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Y not lookism???? Please some1 do that ??
I sewar it’s not gonna flop

Guest
Guest

U can watch lookism now in we tv

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Guest

omg yess but i hope it doesnt turn out badly

Guest
Guest

I’m sure you’ll love the drama it’s the best

Queen
Queen

They have lookism.

Guest
Guest

i think ‘salty studio’ from webtoon is best to make into kdrama too and its gonna be sad…..

Guest
Guest

Yessssssssuuuh same as the “The Story Of Those Around Me” a plot worth in the K-Drama historyyyy

JJChastity
JJChastity

If I can watch or read Dear My Room in English it would be awesome. I love the drama and watch it in complete but it’s still not subbed till today. I want to know things that I can’t fully understand while watching it raw.

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Guest

good

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How can I get the links of these webtoons? I can’t seem to find them

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Guest

You can find some of them on Bato.to and Mangarock

Guest
Guest

Most of them are available in English on fan translated website like mangarock and more

kpopmap
kpopmap

Hello. We updated with the link to all the webtoons. Hope this helps.

Guest
Guest

make a drama or I love Yoo

Guest
Guest

I think it will be hard because it is made by American author. I would love it too though >~<

Guest
Guest

omg please make a refund high school. And lookism PLEASE

delaine
delaine

yess refund high schol

Guest
Guest

they should make a drama for lookism ;(

Guest
Guest

I Love Yoo should be a drama

Guest
Guest

Its an American Webtoon though. If it got translated in the korean Webtoon it would certainly get a following.

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Guest

I’m with you

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TRUE BEAUTY SHOULD BE A REAL DRAMA!!!

kpopmap
kpopmap

Hello. It was announced in 2019 that the webtoon “True Beauty” will be adapted into drama. Check out the list of 2019 here https://www.kpopmap.com/11-dramas-of-2019-based-on-webtoon/