Top 10 Best Free Sites to Read Webtoons Online
Top 10 Best Free Sites to Read Webtoons Online
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Since the beginning of the digital era, printed books have gone out of style. Most people nowadays prefer to read books on laptops, phones, tablets, etc. This also includes comics, most of the leading comic book publishers today offer a digital format for their comics.

Reading webtoon or manhwa is the entertainment of most comic bookworms. Perhaps you've had a great time with super interesting works like Solo Leveling, The Beginning After the End, Dead Days, etc. on reading websites. However, the limitation of reading websites is that you will be interrupted by unwanted ads, losing interest in the process of enjoying the webtoon. Instead of suffering like that, why don't you download the webtoon application to help you avoid the above situation?

Therefore, through the article below, we would like to introduce to you some of the best webtoon websites, legal, and free, sure they will bring a different and more wonderful feeling to you!

Top 10 Best Free Sites to Read Webtoons Online

1. Webtoon

One of the most (if not the most) popular English webcomic platform there is, Webtoon (short for Line Webtoon) is highly recognizable and used by many readers. Webtoon provides quality comics to read for free. Their webtoons consist of translated comics from the Korean site, as well as established handpicked “traditionally non-Korean” comics (e.g. “I Love Yoo” by Chicago native Quimchee). In addition to their main featured comics, Webtoons also provides more comics to read made by amateur cartoonists. All webtoons are free but recently, Webtoon has implemented a system on a few comics where the choice is given to spend some money to view future released episodes early.


2. Tapas

Photo: tapas
Photo: tapas

Formerly known as Tapastic, Tapas is one of the popular digital comic platforms available. This platform is an original North American online platform, different from other platforms such as Webtoon, which are branches or English versions of Korean platforms.

Similar to Webtoon, Tapas also provides quality translated comics, as handpicked non-Korean comics, and additional comics by amateur creators. However, a difference of Tapas and Webtoon is Tapas also provides not just comics to read but novels as well. A second difference is premium or featured Tapas comics are not free.

Episodes must be purchased using Tapas “ink”. Ink can be obtained through money purchase, viewing ads within the app, playing games, and recommending the platform to others. Not long ago, Tapas started making a few comics viewable for free through a waiting period (e.g. 1 ep is unlocked every 3 days).


3. Netcomics

Netcomics has an extensive free section you can browse for your daily fix of webtoons. There are a ton of genres you can choose from, and besides the Genre and Free tabs, there's also a Novels tab you can go through.

Netcomics tends to follow the same structure as similar platforms—the first few chapters of a story are free to read, and the rest you'll have to pay for. The site lets you choose whether to rent or buy a chapter, with the first being the cheaper option of the two. And again, you don't use cash directly for purchases on the platform but rather have to buy some Netcomics Coin and then decide how to spend it on site.


4. Lezhin

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Photo: koreatechdesk

Lezhin calls itself publisher of premium webtoons—the idea here being that by following a premium model, it gives creators more creative freedom with the types of series they tell. As a result, many of Lezhin’s most famous series—like Killing Stalking and Painter of the Night—fall in the mature category. The number of sample chapters you can read before having to pay varies. Sometimes you can read as many as seven chapters. Like Tappytoon, Lezhin now offers select series under a “Wait Until Free” model.


5. Mangadex

If you like to read some popular manga like: Naruto, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer. Then you may know about the website Mangadex.

Mangadex is called manga Wikipedia. Besides being able to read manga for free, at Mangadex you can read a lot of Korean manhwas.

And there are detailed update information of these manhwas, you can keep track of them at any time, which is very convenient for readers.

What's more, it has no advertisements and no subscription required, making it the best manhwa website.


6. Tappytoon

Welcome to the home of the massively popular Solo Leveling series. Tappytoon provides amazing quality comics. Tappytoon’s comics are “vetted” English translated versions of Korean comics. This is a great pro to using the platform, but a huge con that may dishearten readers is all of Tappytoon’s comics are only accessible with payment, with the exception of the first few episodes of each comic. Starting out with only a few comics, they’ve begun adding more to their webtoons collection in the last year.

Like other platforms, you can read a few sample chapters before using tokens to access the rest of a series. Some titles operate under a “Time Till Free” model where you must wait at least 24 hours before you can read the next chapter. It makes marathoning a series difficult, but it’s a budget-friendly option.


7. Toomics

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Photo: jumpstreet

In TOOMICS, you can read the latest Japanese and Korean manga instantly!

Including action, horror, romance, fantasy, historical, and school life stories! Like some manhwa sites, these are officially licensed works.

You can read the first 1 to 3 chapters of these comics for free. But if you want to read more chapters, you need to subscribe to their VIP service.

TOOMICS translates these works into multiple languages through a professional translation team. Including English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, etc.


8. WebComics

As a fairly new platform for comics since having just launched its mobile app in 2018, it has expanded its comic selection to include more than what most other platforms provide. Most comics are free but some comic episodes must be purchased using the platform’s “gems” or “coins”. Gems or coins can be obtained through app purchase or simply having the app opened for a certain time span (e.g. 5 minutes equals 20 coins), or through other miscellaneous tasks such as sharing codes or participating in surveys. An alternative to viewing all comics for free is joining buying a membership and paying a monthly or yearly fee.


9. Bato

Manhwas that you can't find on other sites, you may be able to find on Bato.

All the comics in this site are uploaded by fans and the variety and quantity are very large. If you have a favorite manhwa you want to share with others, you can also upload it on this website.

However, because the upload threshold is very low, the quality of manhwas is uneven. Some are high quality, some are low quality.

Also, in this free manhwa website, every comic's comment is the real user's rating, so it can help readers to sift through before reading.


10. Spottoon

Although Spottoon started out great, they’ve sadly declined. A while back they had to drop many webtoons from their site and have since added only 1 or 2 to their webtoon collection. I’ve included Spottoon here because although their current state is sad right now, the few webtoons they still have on their platform are exceptional. Most aren’t free, but the few that are can be viewed at a specified limited time at no charge. Those webtoons’ episodes go through a “free” rotation period in which they become unlocked for readers to access them without the need to pay. However, miss that date and after a while the episode(s) will be “locked” again and you can only hope Spottoon unlocks it for free again at some other point.



If you need some manhwa recommendations, this post has some suggestions. Hope that was helpful in guiding you through the various websites where you can read manhwa. If you can, please try to go to the official authorized manhwa website. This is a kind of support for those artists and their works. If you have any other good free manhwa reading websites to recommend, feel free to leave a comment below.

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