31+ Must-Read Drama Manhwa (Recommendations)

Drama Manhwa

Okay, let’s get straight to the drama. I mean, who in their right mind does not love a little drama? Manhwa has some really amazing drama stories which just continue to amaze its readers.

The drama in these webtoons contain exactly what you want in your life. It contains the spice and the “Masala” you need.

Fear not, this article is just for you. You do not need to worry about what manhwa to start, we are here to do that for you. Below is a list of manhwas that you should go through to get an idea of what manhwa to read and why you should read that.  

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Table of Content

32. Back To You

Back to you
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26/50

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Being able to travel into the past has always been a fanciful idea. Can being swept back in time offer us the opportunity to make amends and change something? How will it affect the future?  

Hayoung wishes to do it for someone valuable to her. She yearns to go back in time when she was in high school and save Jaehyun’s life. Will her wish materialize? What is it that she wants to accomplish? Does she have a plan?

Once you latch onto the episode, you will not be able to put it down.      

 

31. No Longer a Heroine

No longer a heroine
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27/50

Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Manhwa Storyline:

Hazards of being in the limelight include vulnerability to scandals. Lisa Cheon is an on-screen idol of the nation. However, she loses no time falling prey to a drug addiction scandal.

Fate is kind to her, and she comes across an opportunity to turn the tables and star in a new television show. But the conditions are not easy as the venture requires her to pair with her ex-boyfriend. She finds alcohol to be her magic potion for overcoming nervousness.

Will Lisa be able to reclaim her glory? Will she be able to take charge of herself and her situation?

 

30. Mom, I’m Sorry

Mom, I'm sorry
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28/50

Genre: Drama 

Manhwa Storyline:

It takes nerves of steel to strike a deal at the cost of your life. Can you be in love with a person to the extent that you are ready to forsake years of your precious life?

Henry’s devotion towards his mother is unique as he is willing to sacrifice years of his life to see his mother escape death. Not only that, but he supports her to enjoy the extension in life to the fullest.

However, when we interfere with nature, we come across unexpected things. Now that the mother is a 20 year old college student, it becomes tangled when Henry’s friend falls in love with his mother.

 

29. Let Me Stay Over Tonight

Let me stay over tonight
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Genre: Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Let Me Stay Over Tonight is one of the most liked dramatic manhwa. A 28-year-old female gets so drunk that she cannot remember the night before. She drank too much and enjoyed the party to the fullest. She suddenly remembers that her co-worker asked her out.

The real problem is, she doesn’t know who the co-worker is! After doing really intense thinking, she comes to the conclusion of three guys. All of them have a unique quality. She has to figure out which one of them was it.

Her boss, a paid actor, and a talented employee. These are the three options she has. She must choose the right one or else it will all be for nothing. She will only face embarrassment. Read the manhwa to find out who the secret person is.

 

28. To You Who Swallowed a Star

To you who swallowed a star
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Genre: Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Change is the only constant, and the only thing we can be sure will happen. Jiu Seo is intimidated when she has to shift into a one-bedroom apartment after moving out of her childhood friend’s mansion.

However, coming in contact with Hajun and Hayul, two forsaken children who live downstairs, make the shift tolerable. Jiu encourages Hajun to go for an audition when he receives a scouting offer to join an idol survival program.

How does the advent of events impact their lives? What do the events bring forth?

 

27. Madame Outlaw

Madame Outlaw
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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Thriller

Manhwa Storyline:

It is the year 1842 when Estelle, determined to take revenge for her brother’s murderer, persuades her family to let her marry him. Her family, unaware of the identity of the murderer, has no clue about Estelle’s ulterior motives.

Successfully stealing Thaddeus’ treasured map of the Oregon Trail, his horse-drawn carriage, and his stable boy, she sets off for the West with her band of criminals in the hope to escape the oppressive aristocracy.

The only trouble is that Thaddeus will use all his resources to bring her back.

 

26. Before We Knew It

Before we knew it
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Genre: Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Kano’s love affair with books coaxed her to opt for editing as a career. Unfamiliar with such feelings for a human, when she is set up to work with best-selling author Kagaya, the best-selling playboy, she faces a wave of emotions.

A complex emotional state invades Kano as she resolutely strives to maintain her focus and works hard to advance in the direction leading her to success.

A complex tangle of emotions and struggles that many of us can relate to.

 

25. Lost in Translation

Lost in translation
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14/20
6/10
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5/10
32/50

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

Manhwa Storyline:

One has to pay the price for being in the limelight. What is it? Wyld, the figurehead of the increasingly becoming popular K-Pop group Mayhem, has found the insidious secret to climb up the popularity charts.

Wyld understands that controversy is an efficient way to fame because haters can help you win. Though it all started in the name of sincerity without getting his friends involved, the price one pays can be greater than the gain.

Will Wyld be able to maintain the boundaries between what and when to be and not to be?

 

24. Viral Hit

viral hit
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6/10
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6/10
33/50

Genre: Action, Drama

Manhwa Storyline:

The cards stacked in his favour, Hobin Yoo, a high school student is flying high and making good money. Thin as a rake and a complete no-no for a fight-based New Tube Channel, Hobin shocks everyone while getting the better of his opponents brawnier than him.

The entire situation is shrouded in mystery. It all started when he was contacted by a queer New Tube Channel. The situation is too perfect to be true.

How long will it last? How well will it last? What is the secret behind it?

 

23. Savior

Savior
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6/10
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34/50

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Manhwa Storyline:

Being gentle-hearted, Wohn Ku has put her vampire existence in a tormenting situation. She needs blood to thrive, but she vainly hopes to survive otherwise. Seyeon, adamant to hold up for Wohn, volunteers to offer herself as a regular source of blood. Not only that, she also protects her from bullies through their school years.

Seyeon is determined to continue the same way; however, Wohn is ready to embrace a new start and break free from their setup. The situation takes a turn when Juyi, a devout sophomore extends a warm hand towards Wohn.

Taking it as a sign, Wohn reciprocates. Soon she figures out that Juyi was once kidnapped by her father for being a likely source of blood for her. Though, Juyi does not remember the mishap. Both of them grow closer which makes Seyeon feel insecure and jealous.

What will be the result? Will Wohn’s dream of redemption come true? How will the turn of events bring forth Juyi and Seyeon?

 

22. Lookism

Lookism
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7/10
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8/10
34/50

Genre: Drama

Manhwa Storyline:

What will you do if you get to switch bodies with someone more attractive and settled? Will you ever want to go back and pull up your original self?

Daniel has an unnoticeable personality, and he has not been able to achieve much in his life. A twist of fate offers him to experience what it feels like to be attractive and successful when he discovers himself inside the body of someone ideal.

Thrilled, he hopes to do all that he had not been able to till then. But at what cost? Will he be able to keep the secret?

If it were me who had been given a new ideal body, I would have been over the moon.

 

21. Get Schooled

Get Schooled
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15/20
7/10
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35/50

Genre: Drama, Action, Slice of Life

Manhwa Storyline:

A misfit yet the best fit! Contrary to what is expected of someone in the Education Ministry, Hwajin Na has an aggressive approach while dealing with unruly people. In situations where even punishment does not suffice, what can be done?

Hwajin Na has definitely a few tactics up his sleeve to deal with bullies who need to be dealt with by authoritarian strategy. All he aims at is good education for these ruffians. How fair and effective are these plans of action?

Let’s see what the force of actions and circumstances bring forth.

 

20. To Love Your Enemy

To love your enemy
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Genre: Drama, Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Ready to give up on her practice to make her way through lying, Yeonhee Bae is set to start afresh. With the commencement of her college life, she makes a commitment to herself to take a new start and forget her past.

Life is not always about what we wish for. There is always a probability of a link from the past influencing the present. Someone familiar with the skeleton in her cupboard threatens to crush her dreams of living the best life.  

The question is, surrounded by college tittle-tattle, crushes, and spite, will these two be able to forgo their disagreements, make peace, and allow each other to be who they really are?

 

19. Muted

muted
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Genre: Drama, Supernatural

Manhwa Storyline:

It is time: full moon and 21st birthday. Camille Severin, a young witch is ready to perform the traditional ritual of calling for a winged demon meant to ensure success and affluence for her family.

A twist in the process diverts the process into the opposite direction leaving her terror-stricken. It exposes her to the dark side of her own personality and events that will rip apart her family unit.

Can anything be done to prevent the onset of harrowing disasters?

 

18. Love Me Knot

Love me knot
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36/50

Genre: Drama

Manhwa Storyline:

The belief that human relations are predestined by a red string that gods tie people destined to be together. It might take time and some complications, but it will happen. Seeing people finding their soulmates around her reminds Avery of the existence of her own red string.

However, she is unable to see anyone attached to the other end of this invisible string. As the legend says, if fate really exists, Avery will be able to connect her heart with another.

Will she find someone? Or will she walk through life alone? Will fate guide her? Or does she need to take responsibility?

 

17. Shotgun Boy

Shotgun boy
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Genre: Drama, Thriller

Manhwa Storyline:

A curious twist of fate may lead to highly unexpected and interesting events in life. As a victim of bullying, Gyuhwan is overwhelmed with humiliation and sadness. He runs into a forest to hide and find respite.

He happens to find a shotgun and some shells to fight back the bullies. A fortuitous turn of events puts him in control of the situation. He finds his classmates under attack by brain-eating creatures.

Now, only Gyuhwan can save the bullies using the shotgun and the shells that he had hoped to protect himself from others.

 

16. Weak Hero

Weak Hero
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Genre: Drama, Action

Manhwa Storyline:

Bullying leaves you struggling, seriously affected by depression and anxiety. While bullies control the school, they take pleasure in torturing the vulnerable children in a class. Like a superhero, Gray arrives like a knight in shining armour for the oppressed.

His small stature clearly dupes his opponents but leaves them begging for mercy when he displays brilliant and ruthless fighting tactics to beat his off-guard targets. He audaciously challenges to dismantle the rule of brutality.

Now the conditions are reversing, and it seems like the dawn of a new era. How will the bully’s strategies take down this new and unusual hero? Will they succeed?

 

15. Sixth Sense

Sixth sense
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38/50

Genre: Drama, Romance, BL

Manhwa Storyline:

Yesul Hong has an inexplicable ability to peer into the future. When she kisses someone, she can secretly peer into their future. She did not see any sign to indicate that she had met the one destined for her. Her ability to foresee has not led her anywhere so far.

One day, she unintentionally kisses Minhu Cha, her evil boss. Astoundingly, she sees a vision of herself… in bed with him! Adding to the intensity of her situation, on reaching her office the next day she finds out that her first love has been employed to work in the same department.

Will she be able to deal with this double jeopardy? Where will this play of destiny lead?

 

14. Acception

acception
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16/20
7/10
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Genre: Drama

Manhwa Storyline:

As a fashionista with hair dyed in rainbow colours and a hard-core fashion devotee, Arcus is a confident and idealistic teenager. Pleased with himself for being a heartening and upbeat presence, all he wishes for is a few sincere close friends.

It is a highly relatable story. Many teenagers experience the phase of life where they have an impressive demeanour and struggle to make true friends. The struggle is hard and comes with a price.

Arcus is the protagonist of the story but it’s a memoir for anyone and everyone who has scuffled to be in line with high school life and struggled to find love or felt that High School was a pretty awful idea.

 

13. She’s Hopeless

She's hopeless
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Genre: Drama

Manhwa Storyline:

Despite being from a wealthy family, Gabin is a bullied loner at school. However, she cannot be pushed around easily.  Notorious for her aggressiveness, Gabin is known to handle her bullies in a befitting way.

Her family is concerned about her wellbeing and safety. Hoping to protect her, they quietly offer Tae-ung $500,000 to shift her to another school and take the responsibility of being her bodyguard.

Will Tae-ung be able to keep her safe from the school bullies? Will he be able to keep his identity a secret from Gabin and the other students?

 

12. Your Throne

your throne
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Genre: Drama, Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

The storm within the calm is always the most dangerous part. Vasilios Empire is a very strong kingdom. There has been only one ruler of this kingdom, the Imperial Family. Right now, matters are strained beneath the tranquillity that appears to be surrounding the empire.

The rightful heir to the throne, Lady Medea Solon did not get the seat. However, Crown Prince Eros got the throne. But she is not ready to accept the traumatic fate, instead, she is planning on how to get the position back that was destined for her.

She is all set to pull a few strings to fall things in place for her. Will her efforts bear fruit? Will her plans work in her favor? Will she be able to fulfill her destiny?

 

11. The Makeup Remover

Makeup remover
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17/20
6/10
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40/50

Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Manhwa Storyline:

The Makeup Remover has a very uncommon plot. The main character is a female student who has been forced to focus on her studies rather than any extracurricular activities. However, she is very fond of makeup.

The makeup industry has a lot of following for women. The main character follows her dream and meets up with an experienced makeup artist, Yuseong. Yuseong helps her get further in this industry by helping her take part in various competitions and everything.

The main character, Yeseul, starts having different thoughts about doing makeup. She thinks that everyone should present themselves as their true selves and that makeup is ruining all that.

What do you guys think? Is makeup ruining the outlook of our society

 

10. Nice to Meet You

Nice to meet you
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Genre: Drama 

Manhwa Storyline:

I like stories that I can relate to. For example, if it is a story about a student in college or university, I would love to read that because I would find things that are relatable to my own life.

Mew is a university student. She finds a student identification card lying on the ground. If it was any one of us, we would have done the sensible thing of returning it to the respective owner of that card.

Well, Mew did the silly thing instead. She took that card and did silly things with it. Soon, she gets confronted by the actual owner of the card. Her life is about to turn upside down. There is a lot of drama in this manhwa.

Read till the end to find out whether this was the best decision of her life or the worst one.

 

9. I love yoo

I love yoo
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Genre: Drama, Romance

Manhwa Storyline:

Coping with hurt and adversity for as long as she can remember, Shin-Ae vows to abandon anything to do with people and romance. She is satisfied with her single status and happy with her unsocial life.

Shin-Ae is settled in for what might be an uneventful and uninteresting existence for others. However, Shae cannot escape the games fate might play. Her pedestrian lifestyle is shaken when she accidentally ruins an off-guard stranger’s clothes.

Will she get a chance to love and be loved? What will happen next? Where will it lead?

 

8. Archie Comics: Big Ethel Energy

Big ethel Energy
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Genre: Drama, Romance, School Life

Manhwa Storyline:

From being a standing joke of Riverdale Ethel, she has come to be known as a leading New York journalist with a DGAF attitude. After graduating from Riverdale High, there was no way Ethel could make off from her hometown to follow her dream career.

She had her chance when the Mayor of Riverdale paid her quite generously to write a history of the city. She wanted to go back and even score with Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and all the other Riverdale natives who put her in anguish all those years ago.

Blinded by her ordeal, she cannot see that maybe they have also changed.

 

7. Jackson’s Diary

Jackson's Diary
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8/10
8/10
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43/50

Genre: Drama, School Life

Manhwa Storyline:

This manhwa is a bit old. It takes place in the late 1980s. The hero of this story, Jackson, transfers to a new school. Senior year can always be tricky.

He finds himself at a place where he is not comfortable around anyone. Soon, he meets up with the jock of the school. He thinks that none of this can be real because it does not make sense.

However, he has to go through every drama that a typical high schooler has to go through. He has this uneasy feeling that something is not right. There is something that has been bugging him. He constantly tries to figure out what it is.

How would you feel when reality starts being like something that is not real? You would obviously try to figure out what in the world is going on.

 

6. Mercenary Enrollment

mercenary enrollment
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18/20
8/10
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43/50

Genre: Drama, Action

Manhwa Storyline:

Losing your parents at a young age can be traumatizing. The protagonist of this story loses his parents in a brutal plane crash. No one is left to take care of him. So, he gets abandoned in an unknown land.

Of course, he will not give up, but he has to survive and for that, he is working on becoming a ruthless killer. It takes him 10 years to get back to his homeland. He meets the rest of his family, and for the first time in a while, he gets a proper meal and love.

Almost everything seems to be in place. But, when he steps into his teenage school life, he realizes that this is very complicated. He now has to be more cautious as to not reveal who he really is.

People in high school are curious and get closer to figuring out who he actually is. Iijin has to survive one year. Will he be able to do it? Or will it all go down in vain? Read Mercenary Enrollment to find out!

 

5. Lumine

Lumine
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Manhwa Storyline:

If there is one rivalry we know about in the fictional world it is of vampires and werewolves. Lumine is a werewolf who has a witch-friend. Lumine is in the process of being hired as the bodyguard of Kody, the witch.

Lumine wants to be his friend however, Kody tries his best to maintain a good distance from him. You know the guy who irritates you all day because he wants to be your friend and you do your best to ignore him? That friend is Lumine.

No drama can be this simple. An unexpected event occurs in their lives that forces them to be closer than ever and be friends. Because if they reject the idea of being friends, they will fail. To survive, the two have to join forces.

4. White Blood

White Blood
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Manhwa Storyline:

A girl who has a normal life and has no problems in her life, sounds normal, doesn’t it? Well, let me tell you that it is really not normal at all. Her normal life was ruined by a vampire. The vampires ruin any chance that the poor girl could have at having a normal life.

Hayan herself is also not innocent. Hunters have taken over her world and are currently ruling it. Hayan wants to take it back from them. However, she cannot do it all alone so for that, she needs to have a team.

She finds someone who works in a local police department. She has the same mission as her which is an added benefit. Now comes the time for her to gain some vengeance from those hunters and ultimately protect the ones she loves

 

3. Midnight Poppy Land

Midnight poppyland
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18/20
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Genre: Drama, Mafia

Manhwa Storyline:

We all know those reporters who get entangled in the deep stuff, with the mafia or criminals. Sometimes the situation gets so bad that they have to refrain from taking any further actions. But we all know that they are never backing down. This manhwa resembles that.

The young reporter in Midnight Poppy Land finds herself in a similar situation. She gets in trouble with a mafia due to a story that she is currently reporting. No matter what she does, every single action of hers, gets her entangled in a worse situation.

The suspense of the risk she has to bear in her life is immense. A young female reporter getting in trouble with the underworld criminals and mafia. Come on, if that does not excite you, I do not know what will.

 

2. True Beauty

true beauty
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19/20
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

Manhwa Storyline:

It is the story of a typical girl who enjoys doing makeup. The times are new, she learns everything from the internet. She becomes a master in doing makeup which in turn benefits her social status in her school.

She quickly rises to fame just because of the talent that she showcases. However, she has a secret. You might be wondering what her secret is? Well, I do not know that. Only a cute guy from her school knows that and no one else.

She has to keep her real-life a secret because if she does not, then there might be trouble looking for her. A story about a girl who has to keep her real-life a secret from everyone. Drama is bound to happen.

 

1. Let’s Play