by Ceki, October 4, 2018
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Hi again! You've probably already seen the published article on upcoming manga adaptations, there are so many of them that I decided to separate them from webtoons/webcomics (Korean online comics), and manhua (Chinese/Taiwanese online comics). 

Please bear in mind that some of these titles have already been released or started airing, but most of them are set for release in the second half of 2018 or early 2019. 

NOTE: The synopsis were taken from MDL and other manga sites respectively. The article does not guarantee accuracy since the info regarding these dramas/films can change in the future. 

Kingdom

(January 2019)

Based on webtoon “Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun Hee and Yang Kyung Il

Genre: historical, zombies

"Kingdom" is set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period. A crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies. 


Item

(February 2019)

Based on webtoon "Item" by Min Hyung and Kim Joon Seok

Genre: supernatural, mystery

A mystery fantasy drama about a profiler and a prosecutor who uncover a conspiracy and secrets surrounding objects with special powers. 


Touch Your Heart

(February 2019)

Based on web novel "Jinsimi Dadda” by Yegeo

Genre: romance, comedy

A romance between a lawyer and a top actress, whose life goes downhill after becoming caught up in a scandal with a third generation chaebol. She fakes her position to become the lawyer’s secretary in order to star in a famous writer’s drama. 


Again, Spring

(April 2019)

Based on webtoon "Again, Spring" by Lalasister 

Genre: fantasy, drama, romance

Eun-Jo decides to commit group suicide, unable to cope with the burden when her daughter dies in an accident. However, she opens her eyes to the day before. She soon realizes that once midnight strikes, she is sent forty-eight hours backwards. How can she stop this? Eventually, she decides to continue reliving the past so that she can improve the life of her future self. But what happens when nothing she does has an impact on her future?



Records of the Southern Mist House

TBA

Based on web manhua Nan Yang Zhai Bi Lu by Ke XiaoSha

Genre: historical, romance, supernatural

The story revolves around Lu Mansheng, a mysterious woman who sells scents at Southern Mist House / Nanyan Studio. These scents have the supernatural ability to heal her clients’ broken hearts, or at the very least, help them come to terms with what has happened. Ye Shen is a patriotic young man who also seems to have some sort of supernatural power.


What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Kimbiseoga Wae Geureolgga by Jung Kyung Yoon

Genre: romance, office, comedy

The series revolves around the narcissistic Lee Young Joon, the vice president of a company run by his family. He is very self-absorbed and thinks highly of himself, so much so that he barely acknowledges the people around him. Lee Young Joon has a capable and patient secretary, Kim Mi So, who has remained by his side and worked diligently for 9 years without any romantic involvement. However, Mi So has grown tired of her frustrating boss so when she decides to resign from her job, hilarious misunderstandings ensue. After 9 years of their strictly-workplace relationship, can it now develop into something more?


Young President and His Contract Wife

(released)

Based on webcomic "契约娇妻:总裁别太坏" by 微生/豌豆鱼/楠木向南 

She is a lonely lady who is gentle and kind; he is the president of Ye Group and is savvy and decisive. A drunkenness, a paper contract, when the fate of two people is involved, what should be the two people who are disgusted with each other...

Genre: romance, drama, love-hate, contract relationship


Spiritpact

(released)

Based on manhua Spiritpactby Pingzi

A young man named Yang Jing Hua formerly heir to a famous family of exorcists, Yô Keika is now ruined and left to himself since the death of his parents. This young comic book owner tries to survive, but bad luck is on him. One night he meets a rich and handsome exorcist named Duanmu Xi, while Tanmoku Ki was going to eliminate an existing spirit so he runs away, but the next timeTanmoku Ki appeared right in front of him, Yô Keika was already dead because of getting hit by a heavyweight. So Yô Keika makes contract withTanmoku Ki...... And here his new life begins. 

Genre: supernatural, action, seinen


My ID is Gangnam Beauty

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon I Am Gangnam Beauty by  Gi Meng Gi 

Genre: romance, drama, plastic surgery

Kang Mi Rae gets plastic surgery after being bullied because of her looks. However, she then gets teased as the “Gangnam plastic surgery monster.” The drama will follow her story of recovering self-esteem as she gets to know Do Kyung Suk.


Clean With Passion For Now

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Ildan Ddeugeobge Chungsohara by Aaengo 

Genre: romance, drama

Jang Sun Gyul has mysophobia (fear of germs) and runs a cleaning company. He meets Gil Oh Sol. She has a bright personality and she does not mind getting dirty. With the help of Oh Sol, Sun Gyul faces his mysophobia and also falls in love with Oh Sol.


Goodbye to Goodbye

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Yibyuli Ddeonatda by So Jae Won and Sal Goo 

Genre: melodrama

Young Hee is a woman who separated from her husband, Sang Jin because he cheated on her. One day, Jung Hyo, a pregnant woman whose boyfriend asked her to abort the child, starts living with Young Hee, her boyfriend's mother. Although they fight often, they also come to understand one another.


Middle School Girl A

(released)

Based on webtoon Yeojoongsaeng A by Heo5Pa6 

Genre: school, drama

Jang Mi Rae is a middle school student. She is an introvert and thinks too much. She is also addicted to video games. Jang Mi Rae slowly learns about the world and begins to connect with other people.


Your House Helper

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Dangshinui House Helper by Seung Jung-Yeon

Genre: comedy, romance

The daily life of an average working woman involves a packed subway during the rush hours, a miserable old boss, juniors clawing their way up, mounting credit card debt, and a rusty and tired body... and above all, the worst is the endless housekeeping work that awaits her at home. But what if a handsome guy appears and takes care of all the housekeeping work for her? And not only that, what if he solves the problems in her complicated and confused life? In this drama, a male house helper does housekeeping works in different women's houses and tries to solve their issues.


Tale of Gyeryong Fairy

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Gyeryongsunnyeojeon by Dol Bae

Genre: romance, fantasy, drama

The story follows a fairy, who, after losing her clothes while bathing, meets a woodcutter and marries him. After her husband’s accidental death, she waits for him to be reincarnated. She is a 699-year-old barista and to ordinary people she appears very old, but to special people she appears young and also has the ability to converse with plants.


Take My Brother Away / Go Brother!

(finished airing / released)

Based on web manhua Kuai Ba Wo Ge Dai Zou by You Líng 

Genre: comedy, school, family

What's your brother like? To Miao, her brother, Fen, is someone who would tease her and make her explode 100 times a day; not a peaceful day as the two are fighting every single minute. However, when troubles come, Fen will become a caring, loving brother who protects his little sister at all cost.


Happy If You Died

(finished airing)

Based on webtoon Jugeodo Joha♡ by Gold Kiwi Bird 

Genre: office romance, comedy

Baek Jin Sang is Lee Roo Da’s boss and he works as a team leader of a company. The team members, including Lee Roo Da, do not like him at all. He is mean and arrogant to the employees. He always believes he is right. On the night of April 14th, Lee Roo Da has a dream of her boss being hit by a truck. The next morning she wakes up and finds that it is still April 14th.  


The King of Blaze

(finished airing)

Based on manhua "The King of Blaze" by You Su lan

Genre: historical, romance, fantasy

A story revolving around the Fire God, the Wind God and the ensuing romance between them as they risk their lives for the sake of their homeland. 



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