Webtoons continue to increase in popularity as they trend worldwide. With new stories being published weekly it’s no surprise there are more adaptations being released. As more webtoon snag adaptation deals, we can look forward to more shows and movies hitting the screens next year. Here is the latest roundup of some webtoons set for their adaptations to be released sometime in 2023.
National Death Penalty Vote
This upcoming drama series is based on webcomic Kookminsahyungtopyo by Eom Se-Yoon & Jung Yi-Poom and will be directed by Park Shin-Woo (Jealously Incarnate, It’s Okay Not To Be Okay). The series will star Park Hae-Jin (Man to Man), Park Sung-Woong (Unlock My Boss), & Lim Ji-Yeon (The Glory) in the lead roles.
The plot follows a mysterious person named Dog Mask who polls citizens via text messages after a criminal avoids punishment by the law. If that person receives more than 50% votes in favor of the death penalty, Dog Mask kills that person. While the police try to chase down Dog Mask, Kim Moo-Chan (Park Hae-Jin), Kwon Seok-Joo (Park Sung-Woong), and Joo Hyun (Lim Ji-Yeon) end up getting involved in the case. The drama is set to premiere sometime in 2023.
Don’t Stop My Beautification
The Japanese drama series is based on the webcomic Ore no Bijoka ga Tomaranai by Mana Aizen and will be released on February 1, 2023, through Paravi and air later this year on TV Tokyo.
In Don’t Stop My Beautification, Haruomi Saito (played by Raiku) is a young man who moves to Tokyo to attend a university. On his first day there, he stays at a lodging place and meets a beautiful girl named Kokono, who turns out to be a man. Kokono works at a cross-dressing café and bar called Spica Doll. Haruomi learns that he as a resident at the boarding house is obligated to work at the bar and starts to work there himself.
A Time Called You
The melodrama series A Time Called You is a remake of the Taiwanese Drama, Someday Or One Day. The series is based on the webtoon Back To You and follows a time-slip romance revolving around the story of Jun Hee, who misses her boyfriend, Ku Yeon-Joon who passed away one year ago. Jun Hee somehow travels back in time to the year 1998 and finds herself as high school student Kwon Min-Joo.
At school, she meets high school student Nam Shi-Heo who resembles Ku Yeon-Hoon. Jun Hee accidentally enters the body of Kwon Min Ju in 1998. Although their faces are the same, their personalities are complete opposites of each other. This series will star Jeon Yeo-Bin (Vincenzo), Ahn Hyo-Seop (Business Proposal), and Kang Hoon (Little Women). The series is set to release in the latter part of 2023 on Netflix.
What webtoons would you like to see adapted onscreen next?