Since I’ve exhausted most of my romance webtoon options, 😂 I’ve started reading more fantasy webtoons. I wanted to make a list to share some of my favorites with you. If you know of any fantasy webtoons I may enjoy, please comment below and share them with me. I would love to hear your suggestions!!
*The following descriptions may contain plot spoilers*
1. Be Angel’ed
Synopsis: “Sophie has had the ability to see angels ever since her mother died in front of her as a little girl. When she is appointed a guardian angel because of the danger she poses to the heavens, she inadvertently becomes a pawn in a plot for revenge by a handsome demon who also tries to win her heart.” Spottoon
Why I like it: I thought this webtoon was interesting because from the synopsis you can’t tell that Sophie actually hates angels. She hates them because her mother’s guardian angels stood by and watched as her mother died in front of her when she was a little girl. Being pursued by characters from both heaven and hell, she is given one year to choose to either follow her guardian angel or the demon. Even though this webtoon doesn’t have a romance tag, I sense there will be a love triangle in the future between Sophie, her guardian angel and the demon. Might I add that both the guardian angel and the demon are extremely handsome!!! I’m going to have a fun time reading along to see who Sophie chooses in the end. I always enjoy love triangles where there are with characters from two opposing backgrounds, I find myself more engaged in them compared to stories with ordinary love triangles.
2. Strange and Beautiful/Isanghago Aleumdaun
Synopsis: “The secret behind the goblin’s wife that appears once every one thousand years….” -Anime Planet
Why I like it: In this webtoon the female lead and her sister get kidnapped in modern-day and taken to another world. Unknown to them, one of them is the goblin’s wife and has to marry one of the four goblin princes. The sisters get separated upon arriving in the new world and the female lead sets out on a journey with a servant (who is actually the 2nd prince) to find her sister. As the female lead and 2nd prince get closer together they fall in love with one another. The only problem is the 2nd prince’s older brother is the one who is supposed to take the goblin bride as his wife. I’m excited to see how the 2nd prince is going to fight his brother in order to take the female lead as his wife. This webtoon has beautiful art and great character development, it’s worth checking out! The romance develops a little more slowly compared to other webtoons but its beautifully crafted and makes the reader feel as if the romance was developed from friendship since both characters weren’t attracted to one another in the beginning.
3. Scarce Clover
Photo: Line Webtoon
Synopsis: “800 Years ago, the rulers of the five kingdoms disappeared without a trace. One day, a girl with unique eyes, reminiscence of the forgotten elf king, appeared and caught the new elf king’s attention.” -Line Webtoon
Why I like it: I love stories where the main character somehow shares a past with the other characters whether they remember it or not. The elf king comes across a girl with unique eyes and even though she is a human he senses she has powerful magic hidden inside her that is similar to that of one of the previous elf kings. He takes her into his kingdom to learn more about her past and her magic. The Elf King’s best friend appears to share a history with the female lead and seems to truly care for her. He even goes to great lengths to keep his best friend from discovering the girl’s past. I smell a love triangle in the works! I love stories that keep me in suspense and wanting to know the background of the main character. I can’t wait to follow along with this webtoon and unlock all the secrets of the female lead’s past that even she herself doesn’t know yet. This webtoon has beautiful art and an interesting plot, it’s definitely worth the read.
4. My Smartboy
Photo: Anime Planet
Synopsis: “Nari is a typical first year college student with one major hang-up – her height. She is often mistaken for an elementary student because of her stature. She has never had a boyfriend and thinks that her appearance is to blame. One day, her beloved smart phone turns into a handsome young man and this preposterous event turns her life upside down. Will Galaxy become more human or remain in his robot-like state as Nari navigates her college life with him by her side at all times, running into even more outlandish situations while keeping his identity under wraps.” -Spottoon
Why I like it: I don’t know why but I really love romance stories where the main character finds love in the place they’re least expecting it. That’s how I feel about Nari’s smartphone turning into a handsome human male. I’m always up for a sad romance where the main character can’t be with the person they love because they’re not human and I want to see if this webtoon takes this route. While this webtoon seems like a cliché romance shoujo, I think it’s going to get deep as the chapters go on and the main characters grow closer together. I can’t wait to see the romance develop between Nari and her smart phone!
5. Heaven at the End of the 4th Floor
Synopsis: “A ghost cannot move to their afterlife if they’re holding a grudge in this world. While trying to find out why she’s still stuck at her high school, ghost girl Yoon longs to have a living friend. One day, a handsome boy named Sean visits her in the utility room, and he willingly becomes her friend. They soon become best of friends, but Yoon finds out that Sean is suspiciously involved in her death.” -Spottoon
Why I like it: After passing away, Yoon has lost all of her memories and must recover them in order to understand what is holding her back from going to heaven. Out of guilty for being involved in her death, Sean goes to see Yoon in the utility room daily and they quickly become romantically attracted to one another. Since this webtoon is mostly from Yoon’s perspective, the reader has to follow alongside her to uncover the truth and therefore doesn’t receive much foreshadowing from the author. At times, the author shows snippets of the past from another character’s point of view and the reader quickly learns that even the other ghosts in the school share a past with Yoon that she doesn’t remember. I’m interested in how Sean was involved in her death because in one of the chapters it shows him talking to a teacher and the teacher telling him he can’t blame himself for her death. In another chapter you also see Yoon as a terminally ill patient so I’m wondering exactly how she dies and how Sean is involved. I’m assuming her death was an accident and that he didn’t mean to kill her. I’m also curious how the romance piece will play out since I think it would be hard to love someone who was involved in your death. I can’t wait to follow along with Yoon and uncover the secrets of her forgotten past and her death.
6. Witch’s Workshop
Synopsis: “Meedan Kang is the last living descendant of a powerful witch that placed a curse on the Montrose family many years ago. She’s desperate to live a normal life but suddenly two handsome men, with ties to the curse, enter her life with different plans for her. Their presence forces Meedan to confront her family’s past and the abilities within herself that she has resisted for so long. As the three of them try to face the curse that binds them all together, a love triangle begins to complicate all of their plans.” -Spottoon
Why I like it: If you’re looking for a feel good fantasy and romance webtoon, you should check this one out. Compared to other webtoon romances I’ve read, I would say the romance of this webtoon is more light-hearted and doesn’t have a lot of drama. The witch put a curse on the Montrose household making all the men in the family attracted to old women (grannies). Meedan is sought out by the youngest Montrose to break the curse so he can live a normal life. However the young man’s best friend and travel companion doesn’t want Meedan to break the curse because it is in his family’s best interest that the Montrose family stays the same it has always been. He also has ties to Meedan’s family because his family was granted the task to protect the witches and their curse hundreds of years ago. I’m interested to see how this love triangle will play out since Meedan seems to favor one of the male leads over the other. I can’t wait to see what side she will pick and whether or not she will lift the Montrose family curse.
7. Mima of the Forest
Photo: Anime Planet
Synopsis: “A Princess who wants to use magic, and a Magician who might be able to help her.” -Anime Planet
Why I like it: This seems to be one of those romance webtoons where the romance is going to take a while to develop because the characters have drastically different personalities. But at the same time, I feel that these kinds of webtoons also have a lot of value for the reader because it is fun to follow along in the journey of this type of romance. The princess needs magic in order for her kingdom to survive but she can’t make it herself. She seeks out the greatest magician in the world who is nothing more than a scatter brained and unmotivated man. I’m excited to see how the romance is going to develop between these two characters and I hope the magician becomes a little bit more serious over time to help the princess learn to use the magic that was passed down to her from her father.
8. Dalsez: A Lullaby for the Moon
Synopsis: “Denzel Westwood is a young, talented magician without a care in the world, until one day his eyes suddenly begin to turn amber, prompting a series of events which will lead him to discover the truth of the world in which he lives and the mysterious Abyss which surrounds it. This is the story of a boy filled with light.” -Spottoon
Why I like it: You know I really enjoy a webtoon when it makes my list and there’s no romance in it. This story has captivated my heart with its beautiful art and intriguing plot. Denzel was born into a cannibalist family with a unique power that made their eyes turn amber. After his family members committed murderous acts toward people they were captured and hanged for their crimes, leaving Denzel as the only surviving member of their family. He was saved and adopted by a man for research purposes. When his identity is revealed he is on the run and travels to the Abyss to try to escape his fate. I think why I have been so attracted to this webtoon is because Denzel is a sweet and innocent personality with a reputation that haunts him even though he didn’t do anything wrong. I like to follow along his journey to cheer him on and hope he finds happiness.
9. Back in Ancient Times Become a Goddess
Photo: Anime Planet
Synopsis: “Thousands years ago, she was a little tree fairy falling in love with the Water God. After that infructuous one-sided love, she opened a dessert shop and met many strange customers, each of whom shared a story…” -Anime Planet
Why I like it: While there haven’t been very many chapters published yet, I’ve been impressed by how this story has made me feel when reading it. It starts off with the fairy being back stabbed by the Water God who chose to save his reincarnated lover instead of her. She is instead saved by a the grandson of the Dragon King in the East Sea who captures her and holds her prisoner for months. The Water God never comes to her rescue and the fairy grows more comfortable with the dragon. In the first couple of chapters the reader can see small romance development between the fairy and the dragon. The story is set in modern times with the fairy and dragon still together after exploring the world side by side from ancient times. I really hope that more romance develops between the two of them as the chapters progress. I enjoy stories where the female lead comes across a love interest after being betrayed or let down by the man she loves. I will warn you I saw someone say this webtoon has a tragedy tag, so even though I’m sure that will make the story even better, you better prepare yourself for some sad moments!
10. Feng ni Tianxia
Photo: Anime Planet
Synopsis: “Huang Bei Yue is an assassin that gets transported to another world thanks to a mysterious jade, boundless beast! Now she resides in the body of a 12 year old, who happens to be the king’s sister, who is constantly bullied! “Now how shall i take my revenge?” -Anime Planet
Why I like it: Huang is a strong female lead and ever since she started residing in the body of the 12-year-old princess, she has turned the kingdom upside down. The previous princess was weak and fragile due to an illness and bullied because of her inability to do certain things. Since taking over, Huang has made the princess a force to be reckoned with as she has thrown punches at servants and insulted royal subjects, things the previous princess would never do. She wasn’t afraid to call off her arranged marriage to the prince of another kingdom in front of a room full of royals and I’m interested to see if he will become her future love interest. I can’t wait to find out! I’m excited to see the romance develop especially since Huang is a strong character and might be a little bit of a tsundere when it comes to engaging with others. If you’re looking for a shoujo in the fantasy genre with a kick ass female lead, you need to add this to your reading list.
Photo: Line Webtoon
Synopsis: “What would you do if you are given a second chance to turn back time and relive your past? Would you do what you did back then for fear of the butterfly effect? Or would you take a different course of action and let the future speaks for itself?” -Line Webtoon
Why I like it: The male lead has already lived through an apocalypse and died. He travels back in time to the day before the apocalypse and is prepared to change the past decisions he made in order to save his son. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the reasons why he decided to change the past and the author only gives the reader certain snippets of the future to help clarify his decisions. I’m excited to read along while he journeys through reliving his past and see how the decisions he makes change the future. If you’re into mystery, time travel, zombies and supernatural themes I would highly recommend you check this one out.