"True Beauty" Webtoon / tvN / JTBC / "Itaewon Class" Webtoon

After 2018 and 2019 dramas based on webtoon, here are all the dramas based on webtoon that aired in 2020.

Don't forget to stay updated for new releases with our 2021 list below.

(Note: The order is random)

 

1. "Itaewon Class"

The webtoon "Itaewon Class" (in Korean "이태원 클라쓰") was adapted into a drama. It tells the story of young people who are united in stubbornness and courage starting a food-related business in Itaewon.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

JTBC / "Itaewon Class" Webtoon

“Itaewon Class” drama’s producer is Kim SungYoon, he previously worked for the popular drama “Love in the Moonlight”. The drama aired on cable channel JTBC (available on Netflix) from Jan .31 with Park SeoJoon, Kim DaMi, Yoo JaeMyung, and more.

Find out more about the webtoon and which cast Koreans want to see in the adaptation 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. “Mystic Pop-up Bar”

The fantasy and food webtoon “Mystic Pop-up Bar” (in Korean “쌍갑포차”) was adapted into a drama. The webtoon tells the stories that happen at a pocha (outdoor bar) which is appearing late at night and in strange places.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Ssanggap Pocha" Webtoon / JTBC

The drama aired on the cable channel JTBC (available on Netflix) from May 20 with BTOB‘s Yook SungJae, Hwang JungEum and more.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

3. "Meow, The Secret Boy"

The romance webtoon "Meow, The Secret Boy" (in Korean "어서와") was announced to be adapted into a drama back in 2018 and aired in 2020. The love story of HongJo a cat that turns into a man and SolAh a woman who is like a puppy.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Welcome" webtoon / KBS

The drama was planned to be broadcast on tvN with the title "The Man Baking Bread". However, there had been some changes in plans. It is aired from Mar. 25 on KBS with INFINITE's L (Kim MyungSoo), Shin YeEun, and Seo JiHoon

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

4. "Memorist"

The webtoon "Memorist" (In Korean "메모리스트") by JaeHoo is a fantasy thriller action. It tells the story of detective DongBaek who has the supernatural power of reading memories. He is facing mysterious serial murder cases.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Memorist" Webtoon / tvN

The drama is aired from Mar. 11 on tvN with Yoo SeungHo and Lee SeYoung. Producer So JaeHyun who was in charge of planning "Stranger" and "100 Days my Prince" as well as producing "Eunju's Room" was co-directing with director Kim Hwi ("Haeundae", "Horror Stories II", etc).

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

5. "Rugal"

The action sci-fi webtoon "Rugal" (in Korean "루갈") by Rel.mae was adapted into a drama this year. It tells the story of a special organization called "Rugal" which brings together humans weapons who earned special ability through bioengineering technology fighting against the largest terrorist group of ROK named Argus.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Rugal" webtoon / OCN

The drama aired from Mar. 28 on OCN (available on Netflix) with Choi JinHyuk, Park SungWoong, and Jo DongHyuk.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

6. "True Beauty"

"True Beauty" (in Korean "여신강림") is a popular webtoon worldwide and was adapted into drama this year. The webtoon was translated into 4 languages and tops the webtoon liked by international readers. It tells the story of a girl that turns into a goddess thanks to makeup skills.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

tvN

The drama was produced by the production company BonFactory and by Studio N. ASTRO's Cha EunWoo, Moon GaYoung, and Hwang InYeop are the lead actors. It started to air in December on tvN.

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

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

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

7. “Backstreet Rookie"

The romantic comedy webtoon "Backstreet Rookie" (also called "Convenience Store SaetByul") (in Korean "편의점 샛별이") was adapted into a drama. It tells the romance between a four-dimensional innocent femme fatale part-timer and a handsome sloppy manager.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Convenience Store SaetByu'" webtoon / SBS

Producer Lee MyungWoo ("Fashion King", "You're Surrounded") is in charge. Ji ChangWook and Kim YooJung are the leads for the romantic comedy. The drama aired from June 19 on SBS.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

8. "Sweet Home"

The popular thriller horror webtoon "Sweet Home" (in Korean "스위트홈")  by Carnby Kim and YoungChan Hwang was adapted into drama this year. It tells the story of a loner high school student who lost his family and the bizarre and shocking things that happened to him in his new flat.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Netflix / "Sweet Home" Webtoon

Song Kang, Lee DoHyun, Lee SiYoung, Lee JinWook, and more are cast in this Netflix Original Series. Lee EungBok director of "Descendants of the Sun", "Goblin" and "Mr. Sunshine" is in charge.

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

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

Webtoon links: Korean, English

 

9. "How to Buy A Friend"

The webtoon "How to Buy A Friend" (in Korean "계약우정") by Kwon Laad was adapted into a drama. It depicts the dark sides of love and society during the fresh adolescence period from the perspective of two high school students Park ChanHong and Heo DonHyuk.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

KBS / "How to Buy a Friend" webtoon

The drama aired on KBS from Apr. 6. The PD is Yoo YoungEun who worked on “Queen of Mystery” (2017) and “Just Dance” (2018). Lee ShinYoungShin SeungHo, and Kim SoHye were cast as the lead 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.

 

10. "Dinner Mate"

The webtoon "Do you want to have dinner together?" (in Korean "저녁 같이 드실래요?") by Park SiIn was adapted into the drama called "Dinner Mate". It tells the secret love story of a man and a woman tied to food.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Do you want to have dinner together?" webtoon / MBC

The drama aired on MBC from May 25. Song SeungHeon and Seo JiHye are the lead 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.

 

11. “Pop Out Boy!”

The webtoon “The Girl and the Boy Coming Out Of Manga” (in Korean 만찢남녀) by NimNi was adapted into a web drama "Pop Out Boy!". It tells the romance of Chun NamWook the main male character of a manga of more than 10 years old who appears in front of the high school girl Han SunNyeo.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Playlist

Playlist Studio (“A-Teen“, “Love Playlist“, “XX“, and more) produced the web drama with Kim MinKyu and Weki Mekis DoYeon as the lead actors. The drama started on June 25.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

12. "The World of My 17"

The webtoon "The World of My 17" also called "Girl’s World"  (in Korean “소녀의 세계”) by Morangg was adapted into a web drama. It tells the stories that happened to the usual high school girl, Nari, after she got close to pretty friends YuNa, SeonJi, and MiRae.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

tvn D / "Odd Girl Out"

OH MY GIRL‘s Arin, Hwang BoReum, FANATICS‘s DoAh, Han ChaeKyung, RyeoUn, and VIINI are the lead actors. The drama aired from Apr. 22 on tvnD.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

13. "In Your Dream"

The fantasy romance webtoon "In Your Dream" (in Korean "인 유어 드림") by Kim KwangMin and DoRang was adapted into a web drama. It tells the story of No JunSu who is running a coffee shop. One day he witnessed the car accident of Yoo NamHee for who he has a one-sided love. To save her from the coma, he decided to join the yet-to-be verified medical project call "In Your Dream".

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Bae NooRi Official / "In Your Dream" Webtoon / Lee JongWon Official

The drama aired on OllehTV and OTT. Actress Bae NooRi and Lee JongWon were cast.

Webtoon links: Korean / English

 

14. "Love Revolution"

The webtoon "Love Revolution" (in Korean "연애혁명") by Lee YongKa was adapted into a web drama. It tells the love story of the couple Gong JuYoung and Wang JaRim while depicting realistically the teen's lives with their love, friendship, study, and dream.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Love Revolution" Webtoon / Kakao TV

Park JiHoon, Lee RuBy, THE BOYZ's YoungHoon, and more are the lead actors. The web drama aired from September on KakaoTV.

You can check the webtoon character here.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

15. "The Uncanny Counter"

The fantasy and thriller webtoon "Amazing Rumor" (in Korean "경이로운 소문") by JangYi was adapted into the drama named "The Uncanny Counter". It tells the story of evil spirits of the afterlives who come down to earth to have eternal life and the counters that are capturing them.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

OCN

gugudan's SeJeong and Jo ByungGyu are the lead actors. It started on OCN this November (available on Netflix).

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English.

 

16. "Sometoon 2020"

"Sometoon x OH MY GIRL" was adapted to a web drama but only partially as it was only Binnie's story which will make it on screen. The web drama "Sometoon 2020" (in Korean "썸툰 2020") is the love triangle romance that takes place when YeJin went to search for her long-time online friend named "Sweet Brick". She does not know if he is the member of her craftwork class named No Woon or the man she often meets by chance named Cha Ieon.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Seezn x Ktoon

OH MY GIRL's Binnie, Jung WooJin, and Ki TaeHwa are the lead actors. The web drama was released on June 16 on Seezn and June 23 on YouTube.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

17. "Amanza"

The webtoon "Amanza" (in Korean "아만자") also named "Big See" in English by Kim BoTong was adapted into a web drama. It tells the daily life of a 26-year-old man who discovered he has terminal cancer.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Kakao TV / "Amanza" Webtoon

Ji Soo, Lee Seol, and more are the lead actors. The web drama was released in September on KakaoTV.

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

Webtoon links: Korean / English

 

18. "Hanging On"

The webtoon "Don't Let Go Of Your Mind" (in Korean "놓지마 정신줄") by Shin TaeHoon and Na SeungHoon was adapted into a web drama called "Hanging On". It tells the happy daily life of a family who let go of their mind.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

Studio Lululala / "Don't Let Go Of Your Mind" Webtoon

UP10TION's Lee JinHyuk, Kwon HyunBin, Lee SooMin and more are cast. You can watch the fun sitcom with English subtitles.

You can check the cast and summary here.

Webtoon links: Korean / Not officially available in English.

 

19. "The In-Laws"

The webtoon "Daughter-in-Law" (in Korean "며느라기") by Soo ShinJi was adapted this year into the web drama "The In-Laws". It tells the episodes that happen to the ordinary daughter-in-law Min SaRin after she got to meet her in-laws.

 19 Dramas Of 2020 Based On Webtoon

"Daughter-in-law" Webtoon / KakaoTV

The drama was released on Kakao TV in November. Park HaSun, Kwon Yul, Moon HeeKyung, and Kim JongGoo are the lead actors.

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

Webtoon links: English Instagram

 

Don't forget to stay updated for new releases with our 2021 list.

 

 

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Chrystofer Ugma
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Chrystofer Ugma
Sep 26, 2021 03:11 am

Imagine if Wind Breaker or Queen Bee deserves to get a Koreanovela adaptation. I would love it if they are going to develop it

Tarromend
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Tarromend
Sep 7, 2021 05:58 pm

Danm!!!!! I love the drama 'love revolution' 😍😍 it's really satisfying 😌😍

Tanisha
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Tanisha
Jan 29, 2021 12:21 pm

Danm!!!!! I love the drama 'love revolution' 😍😍 it's really satisfying 😌😍

stark
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stark
Dec 25, 2020 04:34 am

do you remember the title of kdrama about idol that goes in a coma and wakes after many years?

tomioka~tra-guy~red riot
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tomioka~tra-guy~red riot
Sep 17, 2021 09:49 am
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Still 17?

Tanisha
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Tanisha
Jan 29, 2021 12:22 pm
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I guess you are talking about 'moon lovers’

Ind
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Ind
Nov 29, 2020 04:30 pm

Dear Content Writer, Crime Puzzle webtoon is officially available in english on Tapas, here's the link https://m.tapas.io/series/crimepuzzle/info

Shey
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Shey
Nov 14, 2020 09:43 am

If ever, Can non-korean adapt his/her story in a drama?

V is my life
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V is my life
Nov 9, 2020 02:35 pm

ahhh.....seoson 2 love alarm i am waiting,,,,,,,,,,🤦🏻‍♀️

ava
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ava
Nov 8, 2020 06:32 pm

hgh

Bunnic
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Bunnic
Oct 31, 2020 03:57 pm

How about I love yoo?🥺

Beloved
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Beloved
Oct 5, 2020 06:27 pm

Does freaking romence will also release? Coz' I like the theme about two different dimensions and all.. I love these fantasies coz' it's totally different from the reality of world where we are in.. ✌🏻💜✌🏻

Komal
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Komal
Oct 13, 2020 09:22 pm
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Same here sis!! I also want the release of Freaking Romance. Btw, who do you think is going to play the role for Zelan and Zylith?? and what about verose??