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A lot of K-Dramas are actually based on existing webtoons and vice versa. Some K-Dramas are so good that they later get adapted into webtoons. However, webtoons and K-Dramas are very different. The writers of both often try to tell the story in a way that is exciting for their different audiences.

Over time, we have noticed some differences between the K-Drama version and the webtoon version of some popular K-Dramas. So we have started a series showcasing the differences between the storylines, the characters, and even some of the most iconic scenes.

Here is a list of webtoons and K-Dramas that are different from each other. There are articles linked under each one that goes into detail about what the exact differences are.

Note: Keep this article bookmarked because it will be updated as more articles are written! This list is in no particular order.

 

1. "Lovers of the Red Sky"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

"Hong CheonGi" Webtoon / SBS

What the drama is about: It tells the mysterious story of the only female painter in the Joseon Dynasty (played by Kim YooJung) who befalls a terrible fate after entering the palace.

 

2. "Nevertheless,"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

JeongSeo Author's Instagram / JTBC

What the drama is about: The drama tells the realistic love story of Yu NaBi played by Han SoHee) and Park JaeEon (played by Song Kang). Yu NaBi doesn't trust the idea of love but she falls for Park JaeEon's flirtatious nature.

 

3. "Imitation"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

Park KyungRan's Twitter / KBS Drama's Instagram

What the drama is about: It tells the realistic story of K-Pop idols in the Korean entertainment industry and features a star-studded cast including Jung JiSo, U-KISS's Jun, ATEEZ's YunHo, T-ARA's JiYeon, and many more.

 

4. "My Roommate is a Gumiho"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

Na Author's Instagram / tvN

What the drama is about: It is about a 999-year-old gumiho (Korean nine-tailed fox played by Jang KiYong) and a female university student born in 1999 (played by HyeRi) who end up living together because she swallowed his sacred bead.

 

5. "Yumi's Cells"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

"Yumi's Cells" Webtoon / TVING

What the drama is about: The relatable story of Kim YuMi (played by Kim GoEun) and her ordinary life as an office worker. However, her emotions are conveyed to us through the perspective of the cells in her head.

 

6. "The King's Affection"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

"The King's Affection" Webtoon / KBS

What the drama is about: It is the secret court romance drama of a woman who was abandoned because she was born as a girl (played by Park EunBin). When her twin brother died, she began to pretend to be him: the crown prince while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love (played by SF9's RoWoon).

 

7. "Hellbound"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

"The Hell" Webtoon / Netflix

What the drama is about: The story of a supernatural phenomenon in which people are sentenced to hell from the messengers of hell who appear without notice, and the religious organization Saejinrihae, which was revived in this chaos, and those trying to uncover the truth of the incident are intertwined. The drama stars Yoo AhIn and Won JinA

 

8. "Work Later, Drink Now"

 8 K-Dramas That Are Different To Their Webtoons

"술꾼도시 처녀들" Webtoon / TVING

What the drama is about: It is an authentic drama that tells the story of the daily lives of three women who believe that every day is a good day to have a drink. 

The drama stars Apink's EunJiHan SunHwaLee SunBin, and Super Junior's SiWon

 

Which K-Drama and webtoon would you like to see us compare? Let us know in the comments.

 

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