WEBTOON (webtoons.com) also known as LINE Webtoon is a webtoon publishing website and app. It is free to use and also offers creators the choice to give users the ability to purchase/unlock additional chapters. It is a Tapas.io competitor and has become extremely popular due to its recent partnership with Crunchyroll to create Tower of God, The God of High School and Noblesse into animes.
WEBTOON is one of my favourite websites to use for finding new webtoons to review and the app may not be as nice to use as Tapas.io but it holds its own and is good enough for the job. I recently read DICE: The Cube That Changes Everything on there and realised that it also allows creators to use OSTs on their comics!
What WEBTOON (webtoons.com) Is And Why It Exists
In a short summary, WEBTOON is a place for content creators to tell their stories. WEBTOON was created as a new way to share stories and is home to thousands of creator-owned content which is amazing and diverse. With a variety of genres to pick, WEBTOON is an excellent place for avid readers to find something new!
If you want to find out more about WEBTOON then you can check out their about page here: About WEBTOON
Common Questions About WEBTOON (webtoons.com)
Is WEBTOON a Korean app?
WEBTOON is a webtoon publishing portal launched by the Naver Corporation in South Korea. The website has many names and hosts a variety of languages for all countries.
You can find more information on the following Wikipedia page: LINE Webtoon
Is WEBTOON App legal?
Both the WEBTOON website and app are along with any digitial content is protected by the copyright laws of the relevant countries. As well as any other intellectual property laws and treaties.
Can you read Webtoons for free?
As mentioned above, you can read webtoons for free on WEBTOON, however, the creator must make the decision to allow the comic to be read for free. Otherwise, you either have to wait a certain amount of time for the next page to become free or you have to purchase the next page with the WEBTOON currency “Coins”.
What kind of content does WEBTOON have to offer?
I have read a lot of stuff on WEBTOON and am constantly finding really good content on the website. It offers a wide range of webtoons which are mostly free by the creators choice. There are new uploads daily and it is home to some of the most popular graphic novels available. Below is an example of some of the content I have read and reviewed from WEBTOON.
- Tower Of God (Kami No Tou / 신의 탑) Webtoon
- The Gamer (더 게이머) Webtoon
- Lumine Webtoon
- How To Become A Dragon (합격시켜주세용) Webtoon
- DICE (다이스) Webtoon
Does WEBTOON (webtoons.com) have an app?
WEBTOON does have an app which can be found on Android in the Google Play Store, iOS on the Apple App Store and Browsers on webtoons.com.
What Is Good About WEBTOON (webtoons.com)
Good selection of webtoons
Webtoons are plentiful on WEBTOON and the titles which are god tier are simply endless. I have picked up and read so many amazing titles from WEBTOON that I have lost count. I have reviewed a portion of them so far and am constantly working towards putting out new reviews.
What I have noticed on the WEBTOON website is that there is an option for other translations, so authors can show other languages alongside English. This means that fans can also submit their translations and the author can post them on the official webtoon site.
What Is Bad About WEBTOON (webtoons.com)
Website UI / UX
The websites user interface and experience is very annoying at times and I feel that it could be made so much better. It can get quite a bit confusing and tiresome to try and figure things out. The App also has an odd bug on the iPad where you constantly have to rotate it to get the webtoon to sit properly after changing pages.
No Profile Picture
Annoyingly there is no way to add a profile picture and customize your profile on WEBTOON… I know this may be minimal but it’s still something I find bad about WEBTOON and feel that it should be a key feature, especially for reviewers.
Just like Tapas.io, the one thing I get upset with and find bad about WEBTOON is the notification pop-ups you get when opening the app and using it. However, this is just a personal opinion so maybe I just get annoyed by pop-ups easily!
Overall WEBTOON is a very good website to find some new stuff to read and you should definitely check it out and give it a go. I would recommend it to anyone who is after supporting webtoon creators and wants to find some new stuff to read!
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve used WEBTOON before and what your experiences were!