Fantasy is one of the most prevalent genres in Webtoon, which means there is a large variety of favorites to choose from. It’s very versatile, and most of the fantasies are unique and much more different than other forms of media.
10. Kubera,Currygom, ongoing:
Fanart link: Kubera Tumblr
My newest read, Kubera takes a while to get into. It was only around the arc, Half, that I began to get into it. The plot may be slow, but what keeps me invested is the world building and characters. Both are unique and make the slow pace worth it. It takes place in a world where gods, suras (powerful, immortal beings), and humans coexist. It tells the story of Leez, a girl who comes back to her village one day to find that suras wiped it out. She is aided in her journey to find out why by Asha, a wizard. Along the way, she meets many memorable characters, such as Agni, a god, Brilith, a priestess, Ran, a magician who’s also a Half, and Yuta, a sura disguised as a human who joins Leez and Asha.
9. Gepetto, Jewon Yeon, completed:
As the science fiction department is severely lacking, Gepetto found itself here! Anyway, this is a unique take on a dystopia; neither side is 100% right, and it is kind of philosophical. It follows Colodi Carlo through his ten year journey with humans and androids. Both sides in the war between humans and androids are trying to find a legacy a scientist named Gepetto left behind. Colodi and his group of androids and humans (and some who aren’t quite either) are also trying to find the legacy. This story may be pretty slow and not have the best dialogue, but give this time. The world building, characters, and story are so worth the slow pace. It touches on what it means to be human in more ways than one.
8. The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn, Tri Vuong, ongoing:
This is a soft, charming, and surprisingly humorous Webtoon. It chronicles the story of the British skeleton paranormal investigator Oscar Zahn and his adventures with spirits, spooks, and other beings. It’s funny and surprisingly moving, and incredibly out of the box. So far, there have been three big “arcs”, each one different than the last. There are plenty of twists and turns, and yet there is always something heartwarming or sweet in each story. The art is also very pretty and different, and I think we’re all curious as to what Oscar’s backstory is…
7. Dice, Hyunseok Yun, ongoing:
Competitiveness is ramped up to a 100 in this one. Dice are objects that can help people improve in a specific area…as long as they complete a quest. It follows Dongtae as he journeys to gain more dice, eventually learning shocking truths about his schoolmates and the true nature of the dice in question. Dice takes a look at human nature; every character seems normal at first, until their greed and desire for more and more leads them to do shocking quests, showing just how twisted they are under the surface. It’s very conflicting; are dice good, bad, both, or neither?
6. Lumine, Emma Krogell, ongoing:
A newly featured Webtoon, why is this so high on my list? Maybe because I DID read it in Discover…Lumine follows the titular Lumine, a young werewolf who meets a witch boy named Kody, and is assigned by Kody’s father to be his bodyguard. However, this is difficult, as Kody is hiding a lot of secrets, especially about a cat spirit that sometimes appears on his shoulder. Is is surprisingly adorable and fun..Until a certain point. Then it becomes different.
5. Rise From Ashes, Madeleine Rosca, ongoing:
Link: Rise from Ashes
Rise From Ashes is a unique ghost story. It follows our lead character (a wisp named Winter) who takes care of a strange house…Until she gets mixed up with a poltergeist. That makes her cross paths with The Red Crows, an organization that keeps ghosts in check. Before her very eyes, she witnesses the birth of a revolution from the oppressed ghosts, and this chronicles her story during this time. It’s a unique take on ghosts and haunted houses, and it’s steampunk! Winter also turns out be way more interesting and mysterious than we thought. It’s also got beautiful art and an amazing soundtrack.
4. :Rebirth, 69erocento, ongoing:
This is my current favorite fantasy on Discover. Why? It’s a unique spin on a zombie apocalypses. It includes ideas like time travel, and focuses on relationships between characters. The story behind the apocalypse is also interesting, different, and is very mysterious and intriguing. The time travel is also handled well (also mysterious), and questions paradoxes and just how much one can change the past. Each character is more complex than they seem as well, as are each relationship, whether it be familial or platonic.
3. Nightmare Factory, Snailords, ongoing:
Link: Nightmare Factory
If you started this comic and dropped it after the first two episodes….get back to it. And read until AT LEAST chapter 12. The story and the writing improve so much, it’s unbelievable. Trust me, I dropped it the first time I read it, and now this is a favorite of mine. It starts off with Emai, an insomniac writer, getting stuck in The Nightmare Exchange, which is run by the Game Master known as Phirre Lotus. She is able to strike a deal, and ends up working with Kreyul, who is from another dimension. But it becomes way more than that…way more. The Exchange is a small part of it, and this gets so interesting.
2. Hooky, Miriam Bonastre Tur, ongoing:
Fanart link: Isaky Twitter
Don’t let the cute art fool you! This has so many plot twists, it makes my head spin. This is about Dani and Dorian Wytte, two witch children who miss the bus to school. Their adventure starts off cute and fun, meeting new friends and finding a teacher. But after a certain prophecy, takes a dark turn. Each character is amazingly written and far deeper than they appear, even the antagonists. Everyone has different motivations and reasons for doing what they do. It becomes a moral gray area. It also has themes of discrimination, fear, bravery, friendship, and love.
1. unOrdinary, uru-chan, ongoing:
Art link: Freedom Vs. Order
This may not have much of a plot at first, mainly focusing on the light and comedic friendship between the two leads, but around episode 19, the plot begins to develop. It involves John, a “cripple” who, unlike everyone else, doesn’t appear to have an “ability”, which makes him a target for bullying and discrimination. However, he does have a friend named Sera, who is one of the most powerful people in his school. It seems all fun and games at first, but as his past comes into question, many people begin to investigate him. Is he really a cripple? What is he hiding? This is surprisingly mysterious and intriguing, and is certainly worthy of its popularity.
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