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See also:
+ ''HangukManhwaAenimeisyeon''
+ ''KoreanWebtoons''
+ ''{{Manga}}''
+ ''{{Manhua}}''
+ ''OELManga''
]

Manhwa (Hangul:만화) is the general Korean term for comics and print cartoons (common usage also includes animated cartoons). The Chinese characters for {{manhua}} (漫畫), which also make up the Korean word, are the same kanji that make the Japanese word ''{{manga}}.'' Outside of Korea, the term usually refers specifically to South Korean comics.

Korean manhwa style is generally more realistic and less cartoon-like than manga. In manhwa, hair is more natural than the [[AnimeHair exaggerated spiky style of hair exhibited in many manga]]. Also, in contrast to the [[MukokuSeki large-eyed non-ethnic characters]] in much manga, manhwa faces often show stronger evidence of an Asian ethnicity. Korean manhwa are also more creator-driven than Japanese manga, which are [[ExecutiveMeddling heavily shaped by editors]]. Thus manhwa has more of the creators' input and artistic vision. Manhwa are often created by a team of the writer and the artist, whereas manga are created by, or at least credited to, a single {{mangaka}}. Manhwa tend to focus more on story whereas manga focus on characters.

Manhwa are read left to right like Western comics, as opposed to Japanese manga and Chinese manhua, which are read from right to left. Though Korea's manhwa industry is relatively young compared to other asian comics, the manga and manhwa industries can now be considered equal competitors, like "different brands of the same product." While there are manga titles published in South Korea (mainly {{shounen}} titles), the reverse is very rare, but there are exceptions, such as ''Shin Angyo Onshi''

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[[folder: There are six genres of Korean manhwa: ]]

* Sunjeong (or Sunseong) Manhwa (romance comics) - equivalent to {{shoujo}} {{manga}}
* Children's manhwa with humor and adventure
* "Indie" manhwa made outside of the main publishers
* KoreanWebtoons made to be posted on the internet
* Political manhwa
* Animated cartoons (HangukManhwaAenimeisyeon)

There are now a number of publishers specializing in English translations of Korean comics, and by and large they are unafraid of calling them "manhwa."

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[[folder: Publishers of manhwa in English: ]]


* Creator/DarkHorseComics
* [[http://www.onedramaqueen.com/ DramaQueen]]
* [=IceKunion=] ''See Yen Press''
* [[http://infinitystudios.com/ Infinity Studios]]
* [[http://www.netcomics.com Netcomics]]
* {{Tokyopop}}
* [[http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/ UDON]]
* [[http://www.yenpress.com/ Yen Press]]

It should be noted that there are multiple systems for romanizing hangul (although South Korea has officially adopted [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revised_Romanization_of_Korean one particular system]]), so the exact spelling of non-standard Korean words and names varies from translator to translator, particularly in scanlations. Therefore, SpellMyNameWithAnS is quite common.
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!!Examples:
[[index]]
* ''11th Cat''
* ''13th Boy''
* ''Aegis''
* ''Manhwa/AflameInferno''
* ''Manhwa/AngelDiary''
* ''Manhwa/{{Annarasumanara}} - webcomic''
* ''Manhwa/TheAntiqueGiftShop''
* ''Anuki''
* ''Manhwa/AreaD''
* ''Manhwa/ArkAngels''
* ''Banya The Explosive Delivery Man''
* ''Become Habituated To A Kiss''
* ''Boarding House Of Hunks''
* ''The Boss''
* ''Boy Of The Female Wolf''
* ''Boy Princess''
* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker''
* ''Manhwa/TheBrideOfTheWaterGod''
* ''Cactus And Radio'' - webtoon
* ''Can't See Can't Hear But Love'' - webcomic
* ''Webcomic/CheeseInTheTrap''
* ''Manhwa/{{Chonchu}}''
* ''Manhwa/ChroniclesOfTheCursedSword''
* ''Manhwa/CielTheLastAutumnStory''
* ''Webcomic/{{Crepuscule}}'' - Webtoon
* ''Manhwa/CutieBoy''
* ''Manhwa/CynicalOrange''
* ''Manhwa/DarkAir''
* ''Manhwa/DearMyGirls''
* ''Manhwa/DemonDiary''
* ''Manhwa/DoolyTheLittleDinosaur''
* ''Manhwa/DorothyOfOz''
* ''Manhwa/DragonHunter''
* ''Manhwa/DragonRecipe''
* ''Webcomic/{{Ensemble}}'' - webcomic
* ''Evergreen Story''
* ''Manhwa/FaeriesLanding''
* ''Webcomic/AFairytaleForTheDemonLord''
* ''Manhwa/FlightHighschool''
* ''Manhwa/FlowersOfEvil''
* ''Manhwa/{{Goong}}''
* ''The Great Catsby''
* ''[=H2O=]''
* ''Manhwa/HelloJadoo''
* ''Manhwa/HesDedicatedToRoses''
* ''Heavenly Executioner Chiwoo''
* ''Hissing''
* ''Manhwa/HotBloodedWoman''
* ''Manhwa/ImAtEndOfYourSight''
* ''Literature/{{Id}}''
* ''[[Webcomic/IDontWantThisKindOfHero I Don't Want This Kind of Hero]]''
* ''Manhwa/ImmortalRegis''
** ''Manhwa/CavalierOfTheAbyss'' - sequel
* ''It's Love''
* ''Manhwa/JackFrost''
* ''Manhwa/KillMeKissMe''
* ''King Of Hell'' (''Demon King'')
* ''Manhwa/KingOfHell''
* ''Webcomic/KissWood''
* ''Webcomic/KnightRun''
* ''Webcomic/{{Kubera}}''
* ''Last Fantasy''
* ''Les Bijoux''
* ''Manhwa/LetDai''
* ''Manhwa/{{Laon}}''
* ''Manhwa/TheLegendOfMaian''
* ''Manhwa/LetsBible''
* ''Love In The Mask''
* ''Manhwa/MagicalJxR''
* ''Webcomic/{{Magician}}'' - webcomic
* ''Mana''
* ''Masca''
* ''Manhwa/MetalHeart''
* ''The Moment When A Fox Becomes A Wolf''
* ''Manhwa/MyBoyfriendIsAVampire''
* ''My Heart Is Beating'' - webcomic
* ''Manhwa/NeedAGirl''
* ''Nephilim[=/=]Manhwa/NephilimJohn''
* ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne'' - Webcomic
* ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' - Webcomic
* ''NOW''
* ''Manhwa/{{One}}''
* ''Webcomic/OrangeMarmalade'' - webcomic
* ''Webcomic/PapiNyang'' - webcomic
* ''Manhwa/PhDPhantasyDegree''
* ''Manhwa/PigBride''
* ''Ping''
* ''Webcomic/PinkLady'' - Webcomic
* ''Player Kill''
* ''President Dad''
* ''Manhwa/{{Priest}}''
* ''Manhwa/{{Ragnarok}}''
* ''Really?!''
* ''Manhwa/{{Rebirth}}''
* ''Manhwa/RedLion''
* ''Manhwa/{{Redrum 327}}''
* ''Replay''
* ''Manhwa/{{Rure}}''
* ''Safe Again Today''
* ''Shade The Other Side Of Light''
* ''Manhwa/ShamanWarrior''
* ''Shin Gumiho''
* ''Sinamhaengeosa Manhwa/ShinAngyoOnshi'' (''Blade Of The Phantom Master'')
* ''Snow Drop''
* ''Webcomic/SongOfTheCloud'' - Webcomic
* ''Manhwa/SoulCartel''
* ''Sunjeong Manhwa'' - Webcomic
* ''Webcomic/{{Thesis}}'' - Webcomic
* ''The Great Merchant Kim Manduk'' - Webcomic
* ''Manhwa/TheTarotCafe''
* ''Manhwa/TheFriendlyWinter''
* ''Webcomic/TheThreeTimes'' - webcomic
* ''Manhwa/ThreadsOfTime''
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - webcomic
* ''Webcomic/{{Trace}}'' - Webcomic
* ''Manhwa/UnbalanceXUnbalance''
* ''Manhwa/VagrantSoldierAres''
* ''Vanilla Ice''
* ''Manhwa/{{Veritas}}''
* ''Wait Wolf'' - Webcomic
* ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' - webcomic
* ''Webcomic/WelcomeToTheConvenienceStore'' - webcomic
* ''When The Fox Meets The Wolf''
* ''Manhwa/WitchHunter''
* ''Wolf's Castle'' - webcomic
* ''Yoo Ah Dok-Jon -my first idol-''
* ''You're So Cool''
* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}''
* ''Manhwa/ZeroTheBeginningOfTheCoffin''
* ''Manhwa/ZippyZiggy''
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