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The Telegraph recommends five thrilling new webtoon to K-Drama adaptations

With the rising global popularity of both K-dramas and webtoons, it is no surprise the two are coming together more than ever

Sudarshana Ganguly Published 08.06.23, 10:06 AM

Sourced by the Telegraph

When webtoons and K-dramas get together, it’s the best of both worlds! With the rising global popularity of both K-dramas and webtoons, it is no surprise the two are coming together more than ever. In the past, some of the most popular webtoon adaptations have included True Beauty, Extraordinary You, Sweet Home and more. But hold on tight, there’s more coming your way. Here’s a list of some of the most anticipated as well as well-loved webtoon to K-drama adaptations from this year.

Bloodhounds

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This action-packed thriller releasing on June 9, stars Woo Do-hwan, Lee Sang-yiand Kim Sae-ronas as protagonists and talented boxers who are caught up in gritty underworld politics. Geon-woo (Woo Do-hwan), Hyun-joo (Kim Sae-ron) and Woo-jin (Lee Sang-yi) get entangled in a notorious and ruthless plan when a moneylender ropes them in to level up against a powerful loan shark. They soon realise the world they entered is way more complicated than they had anticipated.

Watch it on: Netflix

See You in My 19th Life

In this upcoming series set to release on June 17, Ban Ji-eum (Shin Hye-sun) has the ability to see all her past lives. This fantasy romance series starring Shin Hye-sun and Ahn Bo-hyun, follows Ji-eum as she tries to reconnect with those people who she knew during her 18th life, when she had passed away due to a sudden accident. Moon Seo-ha (Ahn Bo-hyun) is the executive director of MI Hotels, where Ji-eum works. However, they share a connection that is deeper than that and transcends their current lives.

Watch it on: Netflix

A Good Day to be a Dog

Adapted from the webtoon of the same name, this K-drama is set to star Cha Eun-woo and Park Gyu-young. Although a date has not yet been set for this drama, it is expected to be released later this year. Hana is bogged down by a family curse that will turn her into a dog after she has her first kiss. The only solution? To have a second kiss. However, Hana ends up kissing a guy who is scared of dogs.

Watch it on: Netflix

Daily Dose of Sunshine

Based on the webtoon called Morning Comes to the Mental Ward, this K-drama is set to follow a young nurse, Jung Da-eun (Park Bo-young) who gets transferred to the neuropsychiatric unit of a small hospital. She strives to provide the best care for her patients even during personal hardships. The drama as well as the webtoon follows real-life experiences of a psychiatric nurse. It is certainly set to be a unique and interesting watch.

Watch it on: Netflix

Taxi Driver

This is one of those rare K-dramas which had had more than a season and it has been a great watch throughout. Based on the webtoon called The Deluxe Taxi, it follows Kim Do-gi (Lee Je-hoon) who drives a deluxe taxi of Rainbow Taxi Company, a “revenge-call” provider service where he takes revenge on behalf of clients who have been wronged. He is assisted on his tasks by a team including a hacker and a talented mechanic. The latest season had aired this past February. It is also based on real-life criminal incidents that have taken place in Korea.

Watch it on: Netflix, Amazon Prime

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