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Anime-Planet Staff Picks - Webcomics

These recommended webcomics are hand-picked by members of the Anime-Planet staff; personal favorites chosen for a variety of reasons such as exceptional art quality, compelling storylines, great character development or just an overall "can't put it down" feel that keeps you coming back for more. The A-P staff is a diverse group with a wide range of interests, so the webcomic recommended here are equally diverse. You'll find series from many different genres, and the titles can range in rating from family-friendly to adult-only fare.
1 100 Days in Europe

100 Days in Europe

Recommended by:  ABHISHEKV

Why ABHISHEKV recommends this:  "With a unique and beautiful color palette, this webcomic offers the reader a virtual tour of Europe. It truly feels that way and it is supplemented with a quirky love story to boot."

2 Ake no Tobari

Ake no Tobari

Recommended by:  AnnaSartin

Why Anna recommends this:  "Well-made and fun, with exciting battles and interesting characters. I love the character designs. Although their races are usually hostile towards one another, Reimei and Tobari have a strong, loyal friendship that continues to grow throughout the story. Both men are respectful of the other's customs and cultural norms (one is a monk, the other is a youkai leader), each having their own set of morals that they strictly adhere to without forcing those values onto the other. Their heartfelt desire to learn and understand each other is genuine, and their shared dream of becoming stronger and creating a better world together is far more powerful than their differences, reminding me of another pair of fictional steadfast friends: Legolas and Gimli from 'Lord of the Rings'. If you like fantasy stories where friendship and battles are a big focus, give Ake no Tobari a try." 

3 Annarasumanara


Recommended by:  CaptainSlow

Why CaptainSlow recommends this: "Annarasumanara is a captivatingly bittersweet series that's brimming with symbolism and striking imagery. It's a beautifully rendered mixed-media manhwa that ruminates on poverty, mental health, and the struggles of growing up, and follows the coming-of-age of impoverished 17-year-old Ah-ee Yoon. The three lead characters are well-developed and nuanced, all struggling with their own insecurities and issues on the road to self-discovery."

4 Bastard


Recommended by:  YariMari

Why Mari recommends this: "I’m a sucker for dark and twisted stories like these where a person is forced into a life they never wanted. In the case of Bastard, the protagonist is the son of a serial killer and he’s forced into becoming an accomplice of murder. With twists and turns along the way, the protagonist has to choose between joining his father or risking his life to defy him. All while battling his own inner demons. This webcomic is filled with suspense. You constantly get the feeling that something is going to happen, but you don’t know what or when. No one is safe and anyone could be the next victim. With its’ expressive art style, strong characters and compelling narrative, this manwha is perfect if you’re looking for an intense psychological horror/thriller."

5 Distant Sky

Distant Sky

Recommended by:  Sothis

Why Sothis recommends this:  "A good survival/horror manga is hard to find, especially in the realm of webtoons. Distant Sky is one of my favorites in the genre - it's creepy and eerie and has a great mystery."

6 Divine Bells

Divine Bells

Recommended by:  Helbaworshipper

Why Helba recommends this:  "The story of kingdoms and the power held by what seems to be simple divine intervention. This story seemed to be going one way until a few well-planned twists kept me guessing. An ending worth at least seeing for the winners of a long and ancient battle."

7 Eggnoid


Recommended by:  Helbaworshipper

Why Helba recommends this:  "The story is similar to many others, but there's an unsettling feel. Will this love triangle really end the way we want it to? I'm questioning each revelation and what will happen to the people in a situation that no longer seems to be in the control of the people we see. A mystery and a romance worth looking into."

8 Heart of A Companion

Heart of A Companion

Recommended by:  AnnaSartin

Why Anna recommends this:  "This webcomic focuses on animals and the way human beings interact with them. A caring veterinarian who can communicate with animals gives his all in making sure his patients are treated compassionately and that the humans involved with them are educated on the ailments and injuries their pets can incur, as well as the best ways to meet their needs so they can live happy lives. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always informative; this is a must-read for pet lovers."

9 Here U Are

Here U Are

Recommended by:  AnnaSartin

Why Anna recommends this:  "I adore these characters. The MCs are decent people and are written in such a way that they don't feel like fetishized yaoi tropes or obnoxious gay stereotypes. Li Huan towers over his peers and makes for quite an opposing figure, but he's actually a quiet young man who is highly protective of those he cares about. Yu Yang, meanwhile, is openly gay and confident in himself - even as bigotted people attempt to tear him down - and he isn't afraid to dirty his hands in a fight. Li Huan's withdrawn personality and Yu Yang's well-guarded pride make it difficult for each of them to rely on others, and watching these two very different men grow closer makes for a good read for BL fans."

10 Noru


Recommended by:  Sothis

Why Sothis recommends this:  "Noru is haunting and atmospheric, and reminded me of a post-apocalyptic Kino. An observer wanders Earth as it slowly dies, encountering residents and situations along the way. Truly one of the best."

11 Que Sera, Sera!

Que Sera, Sera!

Recommended by:  Grizz

Why Grizz recommends this:  "A one night stand gone terribly right?"



Recommended by:  YuiYui

Why Yui recommends this:  "ReLIFE is a psychological insight into the world of adults, and the regrets they feel from when they were younger. The premise of the manga originally seems to be really basic, but the execution of the romance and the drama is on point. This by far is my favorite webcomic to date and would highly recommend it to anyone. Also made me cry, that's a great achievement."

13 Santa (Silyeong)

Santa (Silyeong)

Recommended by:  YuiYui

Why Yui recommends this:  "I enjoyed this manga because of its take on the fantasy world of Santa whilst still dealing with problems that could affect people, the relationships that Bell in particular has with the other characters helps shape the story into something truly magical. Even though it isn't perfect, the quirky story and character-building elements are enough for me to recommend."

14 Seduce the Villain's Father

Seduce the Villain's Father

Recommended by:  agreypastel

Why agreypastel recommends this:  "It's a cute romcom type of story. The main character finds herself in a webnovel she has read. Knowing how the story goes, she plans to prevent it by seducing the villain's father! It's hilarious reading all the attempts the MC makes trying to get the father to notice her. The art style of this comic is one of my favorites and makes it all the more appealing, too."

15 See, Hear, Love

See, Hear, Love

Recommended by:  Helbaworshipper

Why Helba recommends this:  'This story kept me hoping for a happy ending. The circumstances of a person losing their sight and a girl who uses the power of love to motivate him despite her own circumstances made this a sad, but interesting romance.'

16 Sign


Recommended by:  Starra

Why Starra recommends this:  "It's a cute BL about a voice fetish of all things, but done in a way that is at least somewhat believable. The character with the disability (deafness) is also well-written and isn't portrayed offensively in any way, which is a bonus, and his partner actively tries to learn more about it, which is always appreciated. (Also it's hot, which is the most important thing with these, right?)"

17 Something About Us

Something About Us

Recommended by:  ABHISHEKV

Why ABHISHEKV recommends this:  "A mature university romance about two close childhood friends. This one is to be experienced for its character interactions and couple growth. I mean it when I say that it will not disappoint."

18 Strawberry Seafoam

Strawberry Seafoam

Recommended by:  Kari5

Why Kari5 recommends this:  "While admittedly not the best webcomic out there, I love reading Strawberry Seafoam for the childhood magical girl nostalgia I get from it. It's cute, pink, and combines magical girls and mermaids: everything I loved as a little girl! It also has audio tracks on several chapters which really adds to the atmosphere. I highly recommend this to fans of 'girly' things."

19 Subtle Disaster

Subtle Disaster

Recommended by:  Sothis

Why Sothis recommends this:  "I haven't read anything like this before - imagine your worst possible neighbors and then multiply it by 1,000. The terrible relationships somehow keep escalating throughout the story; it's almost comical to read."

20 Tamen De Gushi

Tamen De Gushi

Recommended by:  YuiYui

Why Yui recommends this:  "Tamen De Gushi is honestly one of the sweetest light-hearted webcomics that explores a genuine girl and girl relationship, without it getting creepy or making you uncomfortable. As well as this the chapters are short and the comedy used is spot on, so yes I would recommend this title to all readers of shoujo-ai but also to people who just want a decent relationship story."

21 The Breaker

The Breaker

Recommended by:  RoyalOss

Why RoyalOss recommends this:  "A typical shounen setting, but a bit darker. A boy gets bullied and his teacher is secretly a martial arts gangster. He begs his teacher to teach him, who eventually trains him. Eventually, he gets dragged into the underground with his teacher. The great art, characters, and violent action suck you in the troubling story that follows."

22 The Friendly Winter

The Friendly Winter

Recommended by:  LupaLunae

Why LupaLunae recommends this:  "The Friendly Winter is an engaging story about acceptance. The characters are unique and interesting, each with their own personal flaws that are somehow relatable even if you've never had the same problem as them. The characters feel real and, as a reader, you experience all of their pain alongside them. Even the side characters feel real. This series is extremely well written and is practically guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. The problems Da-Jeong and Min-Seong face parallel each other in a way that creates an interesting and believable dynamic between the two. The Friendly Winter also has pretty art, which is a nice bonus."

23 Tower of God

Tower of God

Recommended by:  RoyalOss

Why RoyalOss recommends this:  "The Tower of God has a great story, which slowly keeps on picking up momentum. Everything is easy to follow despite the many characters and the many facets of the tower and its inhabitants. The art starts out rather bad but the manga keeps on improving itself, the further you go the more beautiful it becomes. There are a lot of great characters and the high stake games are filled with action, the action will keep you on the edge of your seat. A highly enjoyable manga, I definitely recommend you to read this!"

24 Winter Moon

Winter Moon

Recommended by:  Grizz

Why Grizz recommends this:  "The MMORPG Comedy we all want and need in our lives."

25 Winter Woods

Winter Woods

Recommended by:  ABHISHEKV

Why ABHISHEKV recommends this:  "Jane and Winter’s tale of love, human nature, and overcoming strife coupled with beautifully colored artwork is well worth picking up for any reader interested in an unorthodox but fulfilling romance story."


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Elijahlesnar101 Nov 11, 2018

You know how to read a manga in this site?