Top 6 Best Manhwa According to MyAnimeList: Only One Manhwa Comes Close to Solo Leveling

The Best Manhwa Series of All Time That Are A Tough Competition for Solo Leveling.

Top 6 Best Manhwa According to MyAnimeList: Only One Manhwa Comes Close to Solo Leveling

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  • The popularity of manhwa in general has skyrocketed since the anime adaptation of Solo Leveling, one of the largest manhwa series ever.
  • Manhwa, or South Korean comics, differ significantly from manga despite sharing many of the same themes and visuals.
  • Six of the greatest manhwa have consistently been at the top of the list, according to a list published by MyAnimeList.
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Since the anime adaptation of one of the biggest manhwa of all time, Solo Leveling, the craze for the manhwa world in general has increased tenfold. Fans have discovered the treasure of South Korean mangas and the brilliance within them. The demand for manhwa has also increased resulting in the industry getting more popular.

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Solo Leveling

Manhwa are South Korean comics, and while its subject and graphics are very similar to manga, there are some important variations. It provides an intense reading experience for all, with exhilarating action sequences and heartwarming romances alike. Even with such a large selection of titles, the greatest manhwa series are easily distinguished from the others. 

MyAnimeList shared the list that stated the top Manhwa and from the list, there are six best manhwa that have been at the top of the list. Also, among those six, there is only one manhwa that comes close to the popular Solo Leveling.

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6. The Greatest Estate Developer

The Greatest Estate Developer
The Greatest Estate Developer

The Greatest Estate Developer is a Korean web novel that follows an individual named Suho Kim who, after waking up in the body of Lloyd Frontera, sets out to make an abundant life with the help of his faithful knight, fanciful servants, and civil engineering expertise. 

The manhwa, which has an 8.45 rating, delves into the fantasy and adventure genre, with captivating characters and an intriguing plot. The manhwa is unique from many others because it also has a humorous element.

5. Omniscient Reader

Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint
Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint

Omniscient Reader subsequently follows Kim Dokja as his favorite book, Three Ways to Survive the Apocalypse, unexpectedly comes true after publishing its last chapter. The world has been engulfed in chaos, with monsters and other legendary creatures of all types showing up. Kim is aware of the entirety of what is going to occur, but it does not guarantee he will overcome every challenge. 

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The series features breathtaking action scenes, exquisite artwork, and a plot that gradually becomes more fascinating as it goes along. It is rated 8.46 out of 10.

4. Bastard

Bastard
Bastard

Bastard is an excellent choice for people who prefer a darker plot. It revolves around a high school student named Jin Seon who deals with the terrifying circumstance that his father, Dong-Soo, is a serial killer and coerces Jin into being his accomplice out of fear. 

But when Dong-Soo selects Jin’s friend and transfer classmate Yoon Kyun as his next intended target, Jin knows that he needs to put an end to him. It receives an 8.48 out of 10 and employs psychological terror to explore the nuanced relationship between parent and son.

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3. Wind Breaker

Wind Breaker
Wind Breaker

With its expertly crafted narrative centered around the exciting world of cycling, Wind Breaker is arguably one of the greatest sports manhwas of the recent era. The life of Jay Ja Hyun, a young high school student who buckles under the demands of academic performance, is the focus of Wind Breaker

With a family background in medicine, Jay dedicates all of his time to his studies, with bicycling serving as a quick break from his studies. But when Jay is made to join the school’s riding squad, the Hummingbird Crew, his life takes a different turn. With a rating of 8.57, Wind Breaker is one of the best sport manhwa with an action element to it.

2. The Horizon

The Horizon
The Horizon

The Horizon is a tragic drama series that follows the lives of two war-orphaned children. Together, they search for the ultimate destination of the journey they are on while healing one another and reliving the sensation of optimism. To survive, the young boy has to determine exactly how far he is ready to go to defend his beloved friend. 

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Along the way, he must also choose whether to give up his humanity. The Horizon has a rating of 8.67 on MyAnimeList with dozens of beautiful and romantic moments despite the gloomy location and grim theme of the manhwa.

1. Solo Leveling

Solo Leveling anime
Solo Leveling anime

Solo Leveling has been dominating many industries right now, and the series has also managed to top the list of the best 6 manhwa. Solo Leveling was written by Chugong and centers around E-rank Hunter Sung Jin-Woo. He stumbles upon a dungeon inside of which only he can enter and levels up within. Becoming an S-rank Hunter, the greatest rank in the world is his ambition. It is illustrated by Gee So-Lyung and Redice Studio, and MyAnimeList gives it an overall rating of 8.68. 

Solo Leveling is without a doubt one of the most popular manhwa series to date. It has gained so much popularity in the past several years that an RPG series has been created for it. Also, an anime series is already being streamed by Crunchyroll that became the most anticipated series of 2024.

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