2019 has been the year where otakus are always looking for the next big thing to watch. It finally seems like something great is going to launch. As we all know, the manga was developed by the Japanese but spread across borders to inspire other creators. Recently, it emerged that two of South Korea’s most popular ‘manhwa’ get their very own anime adaptations.
Recently, Yonkou production revealed that an anime content creator is going to set an anime adaptation to two best webtoons. Tower of God and Noblesse are the two series being adapted and the news broke at the recent Seoul comic-con.
Tower Of God- Created in 2010 by Linewebtoon, the series follows a boy named Twenty-Fifth Bam who lives isolated in a cave under a mystery tower. One day his friend Rachel goes missing in the tower. So Bam sneaks into the tower to see where she has gone and finds he must prove himself worthy by facing challenges on each level of the deadly structure.
Noblesse- This series released in 2007, is by Son Jeho and illustrator Lee Kwangsu. The story is about a nobleman named Cadis Etrama Di Raizel. One day, shockingly he wakes up over 800 years in the future. Reunited with his companion Frankenstein, Rai enrolls in a local high school and makes friends with a group who vow to help Rai uncover his forgotten past.
This announcement is exciting for South Koreans. South Korea has produced dozens of world-famous manhwa titles, but they never get an anime adaptation. Now, fans will have to wait and see how these manhwa titles shape up in anime form and whether they’ll spark a trend of manhwa-turned-anime adaptations.