As the sun sets and the aroma of your favorite cup of tea wafts through the air, you settle in for a cozy night of reading. The enticing world of webtoons and manhwa calls to you, promising adventure, laughter, and heartache in each beautifully crafted panel. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already devoured the masterpiece that is “Lookism” by Park Tae-joon. It’s a gripping tale that delves deep into the human psyche, challenging our perceptions of beauty and self-worth.
So, what’s next? Where do you go after immersing yourself in such a powerful narrative? Fear not, fellow readers! I have compiled a list of 10 webtoons and manhwa that echo the spirit of “Lookism,” presenting stories that will captivate and inspire you. Let me be your guide as we explore these unforgettable tales together. So grab your steaming cup of tea and let’s embark on this incredible journey!
unOrdinary by uru-chan
Step into the world of unOrdinary, a place where people possess extraordinary powers and hierarchy rules. Our protagonist, John, is an exception to the rule—a student at the elite Wellston Private High School who seemingly has no abilities.
Despite his “ordinary” status, John is anything but. With a complex past shrouded in mystery, John navigates the treacherous waters of Wellston with his unwavering moral compass.
As the story unfolds, you’ll be captivated by the intricate plot, which is filled with twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The webtoon expertly weaves themes of friendship, society, and overcoming adversity into its tapestry, creating a tale that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outcast. unOrdinary is a masterful exploration of what it means to be truly extraordinary, a theme that will strike a chord with fans of Lookism.
True Beauty by Yaongyi
If Lookism’s exploration of physical appearance and self-esteem left you yearning for more, True Beauty should be next on your list. This mesmerizing webtoon follows the story of Jugyeong, a young girl who is insecure about her appearance. Through her mastery of makeup, she transforms herself into a stunning beauty, gaining popularity and admiration from her peers.
However, as she navigates the complex world of high school, love triangles, and the pressure to maintain her perfect façade, Jugyeong discovers that true beauty lies beneath the surface. This webtoon will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on the way society values appearance, making it the perfect read for those who connected with Lookism’s themes.
The incredible art and relatable characters will have you eagerly awaiting each new episode, eager to uncover the next chapter of Jugyeong’s journey.
The God of High School by Yongje Park
Are you ready to dive into an adrenaline-pumping adventure filled with martial arts, friendships, and personal growth? Then The God of High School is the webtoon for you! Our hero, Jin Mori, is a 17-year-old high school student with unparalleled martial arts skills.
He is invited to participate in an enigmatic fighting tournament called “The God of High School,” where the strongest fighters from around the world come together to battle for the title of the ultimate martial arts champion.
As Jin and his newfound friends traverse the challenging world of high-stakes martial arts competition, they learn invaluable lessons about teamwork, friendship, and their own potential. Filled with dynamic action sequences and a cast of end, The God of High School is not for the faint of heart!
Tower of God by SIU
Embark on a thrilling journey with Bam, a young boy who enters the mysterious Tower of God in search of his closest friend, Rachel. The Tower is a colossal structure with numerous floors, each containing deadly challenges and secrets. Climbing the Tower is no easy feat, but it is said that those who reach the top can have their deepest desires fulfilled.
In this captivating webtoon, you’ll witness Bam’s growth as he forges friendships, battles enemies, and uncovers hidden truths about the Tower and himself. The story masterfully intertwines elements of fantasy, action, and adventure with an unforgettable cast of characters.
If you loved Lookism’s exploration of self-discovery and friendship, Tower of God will sweep you off your feet and leave you craving more.
Noblesse by Son Jae Ho and Lee Gwang Su
Dive into a world of supernatural beings and unexpected humor with Noblesse, a manhwa that follows Cadis Etrama Di Raizel, or Rai, a powerful vampire who awakens from an 820-year slumber. Confused and disoriented, Rai finds himself in a modern world he barely recognizes.
With the help of his loyal servant, Frankenstein, and a group of newfound friends, he must adapt to his new surroundings and protect those he cares for from the hidden dangers lurking in the shadows.
Noblesse is a perfect blend of action, comedy, and drama with a touch of romance, featuring a cast of fascinating characters, each with their own unique backstory. If you were drawn to Lookism’s blend of heartfelt friendships and intense action, you’ll surely find yourself enthralled by the supernatural charm of Noblesse.
Orange Marmalade by Seokwoo
Orange Marmalade is a beautiful tale of love, acceptance, and the fight against prejudice. Set in a world where vampires and humans coexist, the story centers around Ma-ri, a vampire trying her best to live a normal life. Despite the tension between the two races, Ma-ri falls in love with Jae-min, a popular human classmate who despises vampires.
This romantic webtoon will tug at your heartstrings as you watch Ma-ri and Jae-min navigate their complicated feelings and the barriers that divide them. The stunning artwork and poignant storytelling create a tale that is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.
If Lookism’s exploration of prejudice and self-acceptance resonated with you, Orange Marmalade is a must-read that will leave a lasting impression on your heart.
Dice: The Cube That Changes Everything by Yun Hyunseok
What if a mysterious cube could alter your life? In Dice: The Cube That Changes Everything, high school student Dongtae stumbles upon a unique cube that grants him the power to change anything about himself. As he and others use the cubes to gain power, popularity, and success, they soon realize that the consequences of their actions are not always what they expect.
This psychological webtoon delves into themes of power, ambition, and the human desire to control one’s own fate. As you follow Dongtae’s journey, you’ll witness the dark side of human nature and the impact of choices on relationships and society. If you enjoyed Lookism’s exploration of societal issues, Dice will keep you enthralled with its thought-provoking narrative and stunning artwork.
The Gamer by Sung Sang-Young and Sang-Ah
Imagine living life like a video game, complete with stats, skills, and quests. That’s exactly what happens to Han Jee-Han, an average high school student who suddenly discovers he has the unique ability known as “The Gamer.”
His life takes a dramatic turn as he navigates the blurred lines between reality and the game world, encountering otherworldly creatures and forming alliances along the way.
The Gamer expertly combines action, comedy, and adventure with a touch of romance, creating a captivating story that will keep you glued to your screen. The webtoon’s exploration of the concept of power and personal growth will resonate with fans of Lookism, as Han Jee-Han learns to harness his newfound abilities and faces the consequences of his choices.
I Love Yoo by Quimchee
Delve into a world of complex relationships, romance, and the impact of social status with I Love Yoo. The story follows Shin-Ae, a high school girl with a penchant for attracting trouble, as she unexpectedly befriends two brothers from a wealthy family: Yeong-Gi and Kousuke.
As Shin-Ae navigates the trials and tribulations of friendship, love, and social dynamics, she learns important lessons about herself and those around her.
I Love Yoo captivates readers with its rich character development, relatable themes, and beautiful artwork. If you appreciated the themes of friendship and self-discovery in Lookism, you’ll find yourself enthralled by the emotional depth and complexity of I Love Yoo.
Weak Hero by Seopass and Razen
At first glance, Gray Yeon might seem like your average, unassuming high school student. However, beneath his weak exterior lies a fierce determination to stand up against bullies and protect his friends. Weak Hero is an action-packed webtoon that tells the story of Gray and his friends as they take on the powerful bullies that rule their school.
This webtoon explores themes of strength, friendship, and the will to overcome adversity, all while showcasing intense, well-choreographed fight scenes. If you were captivated by Lookism’s portrayal of social issues and the power of friendship, you’ll find yourself engrossed in the gritty, yet inspiring world of Weak Hero.
There you have it, fellow webtoon and manhwa enthusiasts! These ten captivating stories will not only satisfy your craving for narratives similar to Lookism but will also take you on unforgettable journeys filled with laughter, tears, and introspection.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your favorite cup of tea, wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, and let these remarkable tales whisk you away to their wondrous worlds. Happy reading!